Friday, February 11, 2011

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Thunder Over Louisville slated to return on April 16 - Evansville Courier & Press
The fireworks and air show kicks off the Derby Festival, and this will be the 22nd annual staging of the event. New this year is a prime spot at Waterfront ...

Flying High at 62: woman pilot's team enthrall many - Deccan Herald | Age is no bar for this 62-year-old woman pilot who is still flying high leading the Flying Bulls, the Czech Republic-based aerobatic team that is performing ...

The Horseman ride again at Flying Legends 2011 by Flightline UK
The Fighter Collection and Imperial War Museum Duxford are delighted to announce that The Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 Mustang formation aerobatic team, will be performing at Flying Legends (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2011) -- complete with their own aircraft shipped over from the USA.  Visitors to Flying Legends 2009 will recall the dazzling aerial spectacle of The Horsemen in action in the skies over Duxford. Steve Hinton, Dan Friedkin and Ed Shipley, highly skilled warbird pilots, have a passion for showcasing the aircraft that made America great:  Steve Hinton is a two-time national unlimited race champion and ...
   
Drew Road could cause problems for NAF air show - Imperial Valley Press | “That air show brings in a lot of people, especially coming out of the west,” said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Jack Terrazas on Tuesday. ...

Biofuel-powered speed record confirmed - AOPA Pilot
The record flight took place in Thermal, Calif., using Young's Western Air Racing Special Formula One racer. Flying from the Jacqueline Cochran Regional ...
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EAA's Women Soar You Soar Expands to Four Days, Shifts to AirVenture's Final ... - AMTOnline.com | With the program shifting dates in 2011, attendees will also experience a variety of exciting AirVenture attractions taking place on the final weekend ...

To celebrate, pilots introduced 1,647 girls & women to flying in 29 countries/4 continents - Centennial of Women Pilots | It started in 1784, when only 8 months after the first manned balloon flight, Count Jean-Baptiste de Laurencin got cold feet and gave his spot for a balloon flight to Marie √Člisabeth Thible, a French opera singer. She dressed as a Roman goddess and sang "La Belle Ars√®ne", a celebrated opera of the time, as the balloon ascended to 1500 meters. She is was the first woman ever to fly.  ...

Kids and family weekend events in Orange County (Feb. 11-13) - OCRegister| Lyon Air Museum Presents 'Fly Day': The Lyon Air Museum's Douglas A-26 Invader “Feeding Frenzy” attack bomber will rumble out of the hangar and take to the ...-

Air show crash pilot 'was tired' - BBC News | Chris Penistone, 31, was killed at an air show in West Yorkshire last June. A report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said he had departed ...

Tuskegee Airmen to visit Yankee Air Museum - Journal Newspapers | Members of the famous Tuskegee Airmen will be at the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville Saturday night to talk about their experiences in World War II. ...

Character-themed hot air balloons take flight in Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta from Photoblog - Photoblog's Column - Articles and Seeds by James Cheng

Callsign “Hairdo.” Texas Governor, Rick Perry, gives... from You like airplanes, too? | callsign “Hairdo.” Texas Governor, Rick Perry, gives a “thumbs up” from the cockpit of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154, after successfully trapping a landing aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas A. Groesch.

Litunica's Status from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt | Jay and his team of aircraft builders have accomplished great feats---

Yakovlev Yak-130 from TAKEOFF TUBE | The Yakovlev Yak-130 (NATO reporting name "Mitten"[3]) is a subsonic two-seat advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft developed by the Yakovlev design bureau. Development of the plane began in 1991, and the maiden flight was conducted on 26 April 1996. In 2005, it won a Russian government tender for training ...


Savoia-Marchetti S.73 from Planeshots

PR: New Book about Pre-WWII Aircraft Mechanics from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale | Aurora, Colorado: On March 1, we’ll finally have a book devoted exclusively to the heretofore anonymous American mechanics of early aviation. That’s when Giacinta Bradley Koontz releases her latest book, Pioneer Mechanics in Aviation, which chronicles the exploits of airplane mechanics up to the start of World War II.  Each of the book’s 24 chapters tells of the fascinating stories of the men and women (yes, women!) who ...

Angel In Overalls from AIRBOYD.TV

February 10 from Cut and Paste Aviation

Sky is the limit for young pilot’s aerial ambitions - Stoney Creek news | For Adam MacCabe, there’s nothing better than the freedom of flight.  “Flying gives you a chance to look at the world from a whole new perspective,” said the 19-year-old Stoney Creek native and licensed glider and power pilot. “You could be having the worst day and when you get up into the air, all of life’s problems seem to just melt away and not matter.” MacCabe became interested in flying after a family friend took him for a ride in a Cessna 177 when he was 11 years old. ...

Behind the Scenes: How Boeing Delivered Air New Zealand’s First 777-300ER from Airline Reporter by David Parker Brown | Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 777-300ER was recently delivered to the airline, then flown to Los Angeles before heading to Auckland. Being able to show off the new interior was quite exciting. This was a huge deal for Air New Zealand, Boeing and airline geeks around the world. Boeing and Air New Zealand worked hard to make sure the hand over was not a small celebration and I wanted to share what happens behind-the-scenes on a VIP aircraft delivery. ...

U.S. Navy Unmanned X-47B Has Successful First Flight from ASB.tv | Friday, February 4, 2011 marked a historic day for the United States Navy and aviation in general.  The U.S. Navy, along with a test team from Northrop-Grumman, successfully completed the historic first flight of the X-47B, an Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration(UCAS-D).  The X-47B is an unmanned, fighter-sized, combat aircraft that was developed by the Navy and Northrop-Grumman under the UCAS-D program.  The ultimate goal is to develop an unmanned, tailless, fighter-sized aircraft that can take-off and land on the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier. ...
More X-47 articles here

Top Gear And The Homebuilt Space Shuttle (Make Go Boom) from AirPigz | In our modern world of gigabyte input and general sensory overload, it's easier than ever before to miss something cool... mostly because you were distracted checking out some other thing that's cool. And if the viralness of the one cool thing doesn't get hot enuf to penetrate your circle of life, then you're off chasing the next big thing and you still wind up missing that first one. All that to ask this question: Did you ever see that rather huge Space Shuttle with a car as the orbiter that the guys from Top Gear had built back around 2007? ...

Space tours in less than two years - mydigitalfc.com | The design is based on American Aerospace engineer Burt Rutan's plan of having a mother ship, a spaceship and a propulsion system. ...

NASA and DARPA Want a "100-Year Starship," As Long as They Don't Have to Build It - POPSCI | Since it’s inception (okay, since the early 1960s) the United States has been the world leader in space travel and exploration, taking the lead in crafting mankind’s vision and agenda for humanity’s role in space. So it made sense when NASA and DARPA announced their joint “100-Year Starship” study last year to explore the possibility of a one-way manned mission to another planet. But this initiative isn’t quite as exciting as it seems; sure, the United States government would like to see humans explore and settle deep space. It just wants someone else to do it. ...


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