Monday, January 3, 2011

Indy Transponder 03-JAN-2011 1130z

Blue Angels fly back to Desert Southwest – KYMA | The jet pilots will come in first, followed by the Blue Angels' C130 airplane, better known as Fat Albert. The Blue Angels prepare for the 2011 show season ...

Foley's year in review - Wicked Local Westport | I had fun shooting it, but I'm sure Herald News reporter Kevin O'Connor had even more fun riding in the front seat of of that aerobatic plane. ...

Warbird Heritage Foundation - http://www.warbirdheritagefoundation.org/WHF_4000_0000_Events.html

Livermore Airport Open House 10/01/11 http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/airport/airport_serv.html

2011 Airshow Schedule Source: www.aero-pix.com - Time to start planning the 2011 Airshow tour!   

The Spitfire Floatplane That Reginald Mitchell Would Have Loved from Aviation Trivia of the Day by JP Santiago | During the 1940 Norwegian campaign, the RAF found itself at a disadvantage with relatively few airfields to operate from during the German invasion of Norway and Denmark, Operation WeserĂ¼bung. In fact, on the day of the invasion, 9 April, German paratrooper units seized three main airfields in the southern part of the country near the capital, Oslo. The British Air Staff issued a priority requirement for floatplane versions of both the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane that could operate out of the many fjords of the Norwegian coast. Folland Aircraft began work on a Spitfire Mk.I using floats from a Blackburn Roc, but within 24 hours of the invasion, major cities as far north as Narvik had already been seized by German forces…

Women & Aviation: Still No Real Change from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler | As part of the conversation on the AOPA survey on why students drop out of aviation, we got an e-mail from Dr. Penny Rafferty Hamilton,  Ph.D. She had recently  completed a two-year research project that led to Teaching Women to Fly, which shares the results. And they are depressing…

Houston puts 'all hands on deck' to win Embry-Riddle campus - Rockford Register Star | "He's an aviator, so all things aerospace are near and dear to his heart." Texas, like Illinois, has pledged its support for Embry-Riddle. ...

Day in the Life of an Aviation Enthusiast from Another Time by Dan Linn | The alarm clock goes off on his B17 alarm clock with engine noises and machine gun fire.  He sleeps in his favorite worn out airshow t-shirt.  Wipes the sleep from his eyes and walks into the closet.  Checks the date on his airplane wall calendar. Shaves, showers and prepares for work thinking about his favorite airplanes…

WWII pilot makes daring escape in China from Flying Tigers News | Loveland Reporter-Herald
... The Flying Tigers were initially part of the American Volunteer Group, serving with the Chinese army to drive the Japanese back. Later, the group became the Chinese American Task Force, which eventually became the 14th Air Force." ...

F111 FAREWELL GLI ULTIMI F111C AUSTRALIANI SONO STATI RADIATI from Aviation-Report.com

Lockheed Sneaks Another F-35 Under the Wire from Ares by Graham Warwick | On the eve of the New Year, Lockheed Martin got another F-35 test aircraft flying, with AF-4 - a CTOL F-35A - making the program's 410th and last flight on 2010 on Dec. 30. That means nine development-test aircraft are flying, but leaves three still to get airborne…

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Receives Donated OQ-19 Target from The Aero Experience by Carmelo Turdo | The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum has taken delivery of a Radioplane (Northrop) OQ-19 target donated by Rainy and Carol Bell of Belleville, IL.  The OQ-19 was still crated, and was in very good condition considering its approximate 50 years of age.  It will be refurbished, supplied with an engine and propeller, and displayed in the museum at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL in the near future…

The Daring Mr. Moisant | History of Flight | Air & Space Magazine from http://www.airspacemag.com/ The most celebrated American aviator of 1910 took up flying as an act of revenge…

Aviation Heresy – Facing Reality from Nordo News by Rich Davidson | Every industry, every community, and every organization has its realities that nobody is willing to admit. Oddly enough, these things always have common threads; nearly all of them involve money and time pushed, with near cult fashion, toward faulty projects and marketed heavily as urgent, life saving, or industry changing. More often than not these programs are also claimed as being "for the children."…

Tony Jannus Award from Travel for Aircraft by travelforaircraft | This award is presented annually to a person who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in commercial aviation and is named after the world's first commercial pilot, Tony Jannus. It has been awarded since 1964 is kept permanently in a display booth at Tampa International Airport in the hall connecting the main terminal (Level 3) with the Tampa Airport Marriott…

Fairey Firefly, Old Flyes winner in cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton | Who doesn't have appreciation for bygone jets? That is why we have our Old Flyers category, which AirSpace photographer Akoolsbergen placed first in for his picture of a Fairey Firefly Mk V, flying in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. He took his photo with a Canon 50.

Image of the Week: Boeing 747LCF Dreamlifter on final approach   from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Qantas A380 rolling from Sydney winner in Best of the Rest in cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Close up of Rafale over Swiss Alps winner in Best of the Rest in cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Thai 777 and her reflection, winner in Best of the Rest in cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Harriers landing winner of Best of Rest in cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton | Regular AirSpace contributor Sunshine Band, who won last year's cover competition took home a "best of the rest" award for his dramatic photo of two Harriers from the last ever 3(F) Sqn detachment about to land onboard the HMS Illustrious. He took the photo with a Canon ESO300D.

A380 at Airbus Family Day winner in Best of the Rest cover competition from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Yak 52 over Dover, General Stars cover competition winner from Flight Image of the Day by Will Horton

Floyd Odlum Talks About Vultee's Nuclear-Powered Airplane from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale | Just uploaded at YouTube are several episodes of the Longines Chronoscope, a thrice weekly, 15 minute news program that ran from 1951 to 1955. In this 15 minute installment, Floyd Odlum, one of the richest men in the world at the time, and married to Jacqueline Cochran, most famous woman aviator of the time - with several world records to her credit - talks about the fact that his company, Vultee, has just been given a contract to develop an atomic powered plane…

Top 20 Most Popular Stories on NYCAviation in 2010 by Matt Molnar | Remember 2010? It was our biggest year ever. Here's a look back at our most popular stories from the past 365 days, based on page views…

Today in Aviation History – January 3 from Calgary Recreational and Ultralight Flying Club by bikeal

January 3 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite

A Norwegian 2-ship New Year RV-trip to a mountain, around it and return. from VAF Forums by ao.frog | Hi. Happy New RV- Year to all of you! The wifey, a friend of mine and I decided that flying a 2-ship mission to a nearby mountain, named "Gaustadtoppen", was the right way to start off 2011. Today the weather was truly great, so we launched alittle after noon and had a great trip. Here's a few pics:

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