Thursday, August 4, 2011

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Seafair hydroplane races, air show start this week - The Seattle Times | The maneuvers of perennial crowd favorite US Navy Blue Angels are another big attraction, part of daily Boeing Air Show events. Onshore events in Genesee Park include military flight simulations, entertainment, Kids Zone inflatable rides, ...

Cleethorpes Air Show set for 2012 - and there's plenty of high-flying fun this ... - Grimsby Telegraph | CLEETHORPES Air Show will happen next year, and you won't be left up in the air for entertainment in the meantime. As reported, Adam Johnson, the founder of Cleethorpes Airshows Ltd, which organised the resort's flypast on Armed Forces Day, ...

2011 Wichita Flight Festival announced - Kansas CW | The City of Wichita announced details of this year's Wichita Flight Festival.  The 2011 Festival is set for August 20 & 21 at Jabara Airport.  The theme for the two-day festival is "Fun of Flight" and will air acts from around the nation, a kid’s zone, food concourse, radio-controlled demonstrations and a Fly Market vendor and education area.  Another highlight is the Twilight Air Show and concert for Saturday night. ...

Airshow jets back with strongest line-up ever - Coleraine Today | THE biggest Airshow in Ireland will be jetting back to Portrush this September for the tenth time with its strongest ever line-up. Coleraine Borough Council launched the event at East Strand Beach on Tuesday morning as guests welcomed three planes at ...

MAPS Museum will sponsor the 'Wings of Freedom Tour' - Press News | The Colognes Foundation will fly its World War II aircraft to MAPS Air Museum arriving at 2 pm, Friday, Aug. 12. The exhibit will be at the museum until Monday Aug. 15, at 12 pm Saturday. This will be a rare opportunity to visit, explore, ...

PACKING AND ITALY WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAIN PLONER - Aviation-Report (translated) | After those of 2009, yet the South Tyrolean Alex Ploner and the national team to win world titles in hang gliding, exceeding 146 riders from 35 nations. A Christian Blind, who moved to Mornington Trentino (Varese), is the silver medal, in front of Slovenia Primo┼ż GRIC and the Japanese Koji Daimon. Elio Cataldi of Vittorio Veneto (Treviso) concludes with an excellent fifth place. ...

Aero Formula 1 air race coming to Mumbai - Times of India | MUMBAI: Around the year-end, Mumbai will witness the spectacular Aero-Grand Prix, which is popular as the Aero Formula 1 race by light aircraft, an official said. The Aero-GP-2011, coming to India and Asia for the first time, will be coordinated for ...

A Plane Geek's Memorable First Trip to Oshkosh - NYCAviation | A strong wind storm wreaked havoc during a demo by Sean Tucker, eventually forcing the airport to close. For the folks on the Southwest ferry flight like myself it was just as well, as we had to be back to the plane for departure right around the time ...

CIVA Bidding Document for Championships Available from FAI Aerobatics Commission - CIVA | Though the contest season is now in progress with the WGAC/WAGAC underway at this moment and with other Championships coming up shortly, it is important that CIVA begin planning for the 2012 aerobatic season and the years beyond.  Lack of bids for Championships or bids that come in after the CIVA plenary meeting has been a problem. Bids must also be reviewed to be sure they are adequate, they contain the information needed, and the Championships will be of the highest quality -- something all competitors and officials deserve. ...

Audio: Spirit of Tuskegee Makes Final Journey – Warbird Radio LIVE! from WarbirdRadio.com | WEDNESDAY – Captain Matthew Quy (United States Air Force) and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Curator of Modern Military – Dik Daso are taking the journey of a lifetime.  Matthew Quy and his wife Tina have tirelessly worked to restore and fly one of the surviving PT-13D Stearman aircraft from historic Moton Field [...] ... and Video

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and Southwest Airlines have something in common—they LUV to celebrate! from Nuts About Southwest | More than 60 years have passed since World War II ended.  A war where great men and women sacrificed their lives, their spirits to provide us the freedom we enjoy today.  A special group of men stood out from the crowd during this time; the Tuskegee Airmen.  The Tuskegee Airmen are known as a group of young men who enlisted in World War II to become America's first African-American military airmen. ...

Be an Airman - Vintage Wings | In 1941, young airmen-in-training enrolled in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan were thousands of miles and months away from the hardships, deprivations and mortal dangers of the aerial battlefront. Yet, they still needed diversions from the rigours and tedium of training in some of the most remote training fields of the "Plan".  Bored, aimless at times, a hundred miles from anything resembling a big metropolis and its associated delights, airmen destined to be the pilots, navigators, engineers, bomb-aimers, radiomen and gunners of the air forces of the Commonwealth sought each other's company round the ...

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Gives Link D-4 Trainer a Workout from The Aero Experience | The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum is making great progress in the restoration of its British Link D-4 instrument trainer.  The museum, located in historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport, has been restoring this early 1950s vintage equipment for a few years, and ...

Polish and Czech RAF Pilots To Be Honoured from RAF Museum London News | Brothers in Arms: Poles and Czechs in the Battle of Britain & Beyond. Free Exhibition – 16th of September to 4th March 2012. During the Battle of Britain one fifth of Fighter Command’s aircrew came from overseas with 16 nations represented in its many squadrons. Arguably the RAF’s most prolific and successful pilots of the campaign were the dispossessed Polish, Czech and Slovak pilots who had fled their homelands to fight, as brothers in arms, against the tyranny that dominated most of Continental Europe. The Royal Air Force Museum will honour the efforts and sacrifice of these selfless individuals in a ...

C-17A Dedicated to Medal of Honor recepients from Aero Pacific Flightlines | Boeing joined the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to help dedicate a C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the members of the U.S. armed forces who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.  A C-17 tail number 09-9211 was officially dedicated by ...
   
Students' RAF project gets off the ground at Beck Isle Museum - Gazette & Herald | “We've done quite a bit of fieldwork photographing the memorial at Wombleton and visiting the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington where the students were able to see a Halifax plane. “Students also spent time researching the people and events at the ...

Global Hawk Is Poised to Replace U-2 Spy Plane from Air-Attack.com - News Feed | PALMDALE, Calif. — Tucked away here in the Mojave Desert, the assembly plant for the high-flying Global Hawk jet resembles a giant hobby shop. Work tables surround a handful of fuselages, and an unusually long wing — needed to slip through the thin air at 60,000 feet —  …

Kids get look at airport machines - Half Moon Bay Review | Also available for the young people to see and experience was a "Women in Aviation" exhibit with books and photographs, set up by SCAPA volunteer Karen Morss. "We want to expose kids to different things in general," said Chan.  ...

Drought in Texas Uncovers Spherical Debris from Columbia Shuttle Disaster from PopSci | The ongoing drought in Texas has turned up new debris from the 2003 Columbia shuttle disaster that killed seven NASA astronauts when the shuttle disintegrated upon re-entry over Texas and Louisiana. The spherical tank was found in an exposed part of Lake Nacogdoches about 160 miles northeast of Houston where it came to rest after the disaster eight years ago.  ...
   
CALENDAR: Galleries and Museums for Aug. 4-10 Preview - North County Times | San Diego Air & Space Museum ---- Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden will sign copies of his memoir, "Falling to Earth," 1 pm Aug. 26; exhibits include many historical aircraft and reproductions, from the Wright Brothers through the manned lunar missions to ...

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