Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Air Show Hall of Fame inductees named - General Aviation News | Air show legends Jim and Ernie Moser, Julie Clark, Steve Oliver and Suzanne Asbury-Oliver will be inducted into the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Foundation Hall of Fame on Dec. 7, in Las Vegas during the annual ICAS Chairman’s Banquet.  The ICAS Foundation Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honor those who have made a significant impact to the North American air show industry and, in turn, educates each of us about noteworthy aviation history. Recognizing the industry’s top performers and contributors is one of the goals of the foundation....

First responders to Reno Air Races crash honored: 'These are the faces of heroes' - RGJ | Nearly two months after a modified World War II aircraft crashed into the tarmac near the spectators during the Reno National Championship Air Races, the first responders who reacted that day were honored by the Reno City Council on Wednesday.  Those first responders included two dozen members of the Reno Fire Department as well as many others with Reno Police Department, REMSA and 11 other organizations. With the help of bystanders who had medical and first-responder training, they...

U.S. Navy Blue Angels - FB page | Video: Take a look at the joint effort- The Black Daggers and the Blue Angels!

'Rogue Aviator' author to sign book at Stuart Air Show - TCPalm | By news release STUART — Author Ace Abbott will join the 8th Air Force Historical Society at the Stuart Air Show to present, sell, and sign "The Rogue Aviator." The book is a memoir of the tumultuous aviation career of a fun-loving, free-spirited, ...

Extra 300L aircraft accident in Chile kills Halcones of a pilot - Translated | The Chilean Air Force said on its website on Wednesday, November 9, during a training flight in the area of ​​El Bosque Air Base, in an accident with an aircraft of the High Acrobatics Squad Halcones, died Lieutenant ( A) Cristian Andres Padilla Bravo, a member of the Air Demonstration Squadron of the fa├žade.  The pilot was on board an aircraft of Halcones Extra 300L, which has two years of flying experience with the aircraft, and was more than 10 years on the facade....

New Executive Director Named for the Salinas Airshow - KION46 | Salinas, Calif.   A new Executive Director has been named for the California International Airshow Salinas.    Long time airshow volunteer, Bruce Adams, will assume the role being vacated by Harry Wardwell.  Adams is the Vice President of Central Coast Federal Credit Union and has been a volunteer for the Airshow since 2005.  "It is an honor to serve such an iconic event as the California International Airshow", said Adams....

Tuskegee Airmen story delivered to Wash. school from Air Force Times - News by The Daily Herald via AP | EVERETT, Wash. — Some stories inspire others to overcome adversity.  Eisenhower Middle School students heard a story like that Wednesday, when two members of the Sam Bruce chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen visited the school.  The Tuskegee Airmen were trained in Tuskegee, Ala., to become fighter pilots in World War II. They were the first black aviators in the U.S. armed forces...

VETERANS DAY REMEMBERED - zwire | ...Finishing gunnery training in March 1944, Laughery was assigned to a B-17 crew, which consisted of 10 men. They were immediately sent to Alexandria, Louisiana for final crew training....

Veterans Day Salute: Belly gunner Fred Piper called back to service - Verde Independent | Cottonwood's Fred Piper has gotten a call. Now 86, Fred vividly remembers the narrow view through that belly gun turret on his B-17 when he was 19 years old. He proudly wears a jacket commemorating the bomb runs into Germany territory, and some close calls....

Wal-mart lends support to Montana Honor Flight - Smartbrief | 100 World War II veterans wanting to travel to Washington, D.C., in April to visit “their” World War II Memorial received significant support Wednesday from the West End Walmart...

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Preserving The “Spruce Goose” – The Warbird Rescue Hour from WarbirdRadio.com by Matt | Live – Thursday – 8pm (EASTERN) | Podcast posted next day | WARBIRD RADIO – The Warbird Rescue guys are back this Thursday at 8pm (EASTERN) with an all new show.  Stewart Bailey from the Evergreen Air Museum joins the guys with news on the preservation of the Hughes H-4 “Hercules”.  Tune in and joins the conversation by using the contact info posted below.  Thanks for listening! [...]

Air Race: 1951 - shorpy.com | A race from Santa Ana, Calif., to Detroit, Mich. Ladies only.

DH 89a Dragon Rapide, B.E.A., Old Warden - Short Finals Blog | Building on the commercial success of the De Havilland DH 84 Dragon, and filling the need for a faster, more capable aircraft, De Havilland came up with the DH 89 Dragon Six – sometimes called the Dragon Rapide, and later just Rapide – the prototype first flying in April 1934. With its DH Gipsy Major 6 engines of 200hp, and capable of carrying eight passengers, it was an instant success in the civil market. The De Havilland factory at Hatfield was soon occupied with orders...

Auckland business taking off restoring warplanes - The Aucklander | Then I came to Auckland from Rotorua and started working on what was the first warbird, the first major plane owned by an Auckland syndicate. "It's a very small group who are mostly fascinated by World War II planes. Even today those planes provide ...

“WB771 Victor 1st prototype Farnborough 1953” (via this great album) - X planes

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