Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Pensacola celebrates naval anniversary with Blue Angels flights, more - The Huntsville Times The Pensacola Bay area is celebrating with Blue Angels air shows, concerts, a visit from the USS Iwo Jima, commissioning ceremonies, exhibits at the ...

100 Years of Naval Aviation - Orange Beach
On Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm the Orange Beach Library will present, "100 Years of Naval Aviation." The lecture will be given by Mr. Curt Lawson, ...

Heritage Garden - Retro Aircraft of the Centennial - FaceBook

Fort Smith Air Show Slated Oct. 1-2 - Times Record
The U.S. Air Force's acclaimed Thunderbirds team will spin and roar through the skies at Fort Smith's 2011 Regional Air Show.
Set for Oct. 1-2 at the Fort Smith Regional Airport, 6700 McKennon Blvd., the free show will give children and adults an opportunity to see the Thunderbirds in skilled, high-flying action, said Col. Tom Anderson, commander of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Fighter Wing, during a press conference Wednesday at the 188th Fighter Wing's headquarters. ...

Aerobatics accompanied by pyrotechnics, fireworks highlight event’s final evening
Fresh off last year’s extremely popular debut, the Night Air Show and Fireworks with the “Wall of Fire” return on Saturday, July 30, to light up the sky on the final evening at EAA AirVenture 2011. The 59th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. ...
Fact Finder: No Blue Angels in 2012 -
Hinkley says the Blue Angels plan 2 years ahead, so NCF organizers will apply to get the flight demonstration squadron for the 2013 air show. ...

Sebring Photo Gallery: U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2010 from
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida hasn't gotten underway yet — but that didn't stop us from prowling the grounds and snapping a few photos of the LSA vendors moving into their booths and setting up displays.

Land Rover races plane and wins at Phuket Andaman Air Show 2011 - Live PR
The Phuket Andaman Air Show returned to Phuket this week. A crowd of over four hundred turned out to see the flying aerobatics, not to mention the Miss Airpark 2011 bikini competition.
The Phuket Andaman Air Show was back in Phuket this week with a crowd of over four hundred onlookers enjoying the aerobatics. ...

Rhyl Air Show set to return - Welsh Icons News
Event organiser Sian Davies said: “In previous years the air show has attracted huge crowds who have been thrilled by the world famous Red Arrows' display. An estimated audience of over 90000 were enthralled by the two day event last ...

Patrouille de France shows off with fine style in this photo by... from You like airplanes, too?

Sa-weet video of the Breitling Jet Team showing off the new... from You like airplanes, too?
Sa-weet video of the Breitling Jet Team showing off the new paint scheme on their L-39 C Albatross fleet.  photos here

Photos: Charles Lindbergh aboard a British carrier in 1931 from Military Photos 

RAF Photograph of the Year Exhibition from RAF Museum London News
The winning images from the annual Royal Air Force Photographic Competition will be on view to members of the public at the RAF Museum from 22nd January 2010. The Royal Air Force is celebrating the superb achievements of its photographers following the judging of the annual RAF Photographic Competition. Subject ...

Our latest podcast - The Saunders Roe S R A 1 from RAF Museum London News
This year the Museum will be exploring or its 2011 podcast series developments in jet aircraft and jet engine technology. In this month's podcast we narrate the story of commissioning, development and testing of the Saunders-Roe SR.A1 - a jet powered flying boat that could be used in combat areas where lack of airstrips but plentiful waterways would give the RAF a tactical advantage.

Concordes … more of them to be seen and enjoyed from Travel for Aircraft 
Concordes … more of them to be seen and enjoyed.  Xavier Cotton of Passion Pour l’Aviation lives in France and has shared his expertise. He informed me that I had not mentioned two Concordes on display in ...

RAF Cranwell 20-1-2011 Last Dominie flight by Gary Watson
'H' and Rosie, came along to see the last flight of the Dominie, in RAF service today at RAF Cranwell. On a very cold Lincoln Cliffe, my hands were 'blue' !! However, at 12.00pm GMT, the six-ship Dominie formation, flew over the college building, then came around for a flypast, turned over the airfield again and broke formation. Around ...

Still drawing inspiration from Old Glory - SC Now
HARTSVILLE --When Rocky Gannon talks about the American flag, his passion becomes obvious.
Gannon, 85, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, spoke to the Hartsville Lions Club about instances in his life when he was inspired by the flag. ... Another occasion came when as a 17-year-old U.S. Army recruit standing in an armory in Camden, N.J., before a giant U.S. flag that extended from the ceiling to the floor of the building, Gannon swore a solemn oath to defend the flag against all enemies. That was during World War II. Just a few months later, while his former classmates were graduating from high school, Gannon was piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress on bombing raids over Europe. By 20, he was piloting B-29s in the Pacific.
He recalled his service on ...

then and now from x planes
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“MIRACULOUS ESCAPE—A dramatic picture of Lt. S.F.... from x planes

Air Zoo opens disc golf course from General Aviation News 
Visitors at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Mich., now have a new aerodynamic activity to enjoy — a nine-hole disc golf course.

Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt
During the Centennial campaign, pilots worldwide introduced 1,647 girls and women to flying in 29 countries on 4 continents--- that’s 2% of the current worldwide female pilot population. ...

John 'Jake' E. Keeffe - Wausau Daily Herald
John "Jake" Edmund Keeffe, 88, passed on ... Jan. 16, 2011. ... During World War II, he joined the Navy and became a pilot. He flew the OS2U Kingfisher seaplane escorting convoys and chasing the U-Boats out of the Caribbean. ... Memorial gifts can be directed to Randlin Homes for Veterans or Experimental Aviation Association -- Young Eagles.

Today's Photos - Thursday, January 20th, 2011 from Military Photos
All photos in this post are of Ukrainian Army.

Circumnavigate South America from General Aviation News 
Air Journey, a Florida-based company that orchestrates aviation adventures, is preparing to launch a special excursion to circumnavigate the South America continent. The group of private airplanes will take off from Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 27 and return to the U.S. April 3, 36 days and 13, 600nm later. ...

NASA Replaces Injured Astronaut On Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight from Aviation Blogs 
Astronaut Tim Kopra, who last week sustained injuries during a bike accident, was replaced on the crew of space shuttle Discovery Wednesday, just over a month before his scheduled launch. NASA has selected Steven Bowen, who was a member of the previous shuttle mission’s crew, to take Kopra’s place as lead spacewalker on the STS-133 mission. ...

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