Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Local pilot flies last time as Thunderbird - Your Houston News | Vickie Mitchell and her son, John Gallemore, have been in the Conroe/April Sound area since 2002.  John graduated from Conroe High School in 1994 and Texas A&M in 1998 and is an Air Force Thunderbird pilot in his last year of a two-year assignment.  Recently the final show of the year took place. Three of the demonstration pilots, including John, flew for the last time as Thunderbird pilots.  Vickie attended the final show in Las Vegas, on Nov. 12 & 13, along witgh her daughter (Beth and Robert Panter and children Jordan and Allie), who are also residents of April Sound. The Thunderbird Team has performed...

Blue Angels plan Pease visit - Seacoast Online | Pilots will land Monday in advance of 2012 air show | PORTSMOUTH — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are planning a return visit to the Seacoast next week in preparation for the 2012 Service Credit Union Boston-Portsmouth Air Show.  Blue Angel 7 Lt. Mark Tedrow of Willow Grove, Pa., and Blue Angel 8 Lt. Cmdr. Todd Royles of Charleroi, Pa., will do a flyover of the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in their F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on Monday, Nov. 28....

Blue Angels To Headline Robins Air Show April 28-29 - Targeted News Service | Robins Air Force Base issued the following news release:  The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, will headline the 2012 Robins Air Force Base Air Show, scheduled for April 28 and 29.  It has been more than 13 years since the demonstration team visited Middle Georgia back in 1998, but members are already traveling the continental U.S., visiting cities where shows will take place next year.  A team of two Naval officers conducted a site visit at the base Nov. 18. This time of year is pretty busy for visits, especially since the demo team just wrapped up its hometown show in Pensacola, Fla., during the Veteran's Day holiday weekend....

Tandem Team Visits GK Winter Home A Few Months Early - US Army Golden Knights | The Golden Knights travel to Homestead, FL every January for their annual 8-week intensive training cycle. So when we (Tandem Team) showed up to Homestead Air Reserve Base this last week to do some tandem jumps for local VIPs, all the locals were asking, “Where’s the rest of the team?”  We are pretty well-known around the base, and many familiar faces greeted us as we arrived...

St. Louis Aviation Historian Announces Breakthrough: Aviator and Aeroplane in Old Photograph Identified By Jack Abercrombie | The Aero Experience is honored to have Mr. Jack M. Abercrombie, Curator of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, as our guest author today.  Jack retired as an aeronautical engineer from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, having worked on aerodynamics design for the F-4 Phantom II and F-15 Eagle, among others.  He is also one of the founding...

“Supersonic Fighter Christened, 23/10/1958 - Xplanes | The English Electric “Lightning”, the first fully supersonic all-weather fighter for the RAF, was officially named at a ceremony at the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s aerodrome at Farnborough, Hants, today, when...

A carpenter trades his T square for a delta wing - AOPA Pilot | Dave Myers of Garden City, Georgia, had never considered flying while working as a carpenter and supervisor for a housing development. The current recession made short work of his career two years ago, and he went to Hawaii to visit relatives. (Everyone should have a relative in Hawaii.) A flight school operating there offered...

EAA President and CEO Rod Hightower Diverts to St. Louis Downtown Airport Due to High Winds at Wicks Sale Site By Carmelo Turdo | EAA President and CEO Rod Hightower flew his AT-6G Texan to St. Louis Downtown Airport Saturday after diverting from the intended landing site near Wicks Aircraft Supply in Highland, IL.  Hightower was to be a special guest at the Red Tag Sale being held at Wicks last...

Reims B├ętheny The Golden Age of meeting - Passionate About Aviation | REIMS BETHENY | THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEETINGS | Jacques-Louis and Jean Pernet Wszolek | Here we are approaching Christmas and if you are looking for a gift for someone passionate about aviation history, here is a book that would certainly make her happy. Well as editing the book in June 2009 is still...

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