Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Summit Showcases America's Turn Toward Clean Energy - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 30, 2011 (ENS) - On Labor Day, all six jets of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform using a 50/50 blend of drop-in biofuel, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 in Las Vegas today.  "This will be the first time an entire unit has flown on a biofuel mix," Secretary Mabus said of the Blue Angels Pax River Labor Day Air Show.  ...

San Diego Female Navy Pilot Joins Blue Angels (Video) - By Beth Ford Roth | The Blue Angels start training next week in Florida, and Navy Lt. Holly Taylor will be among their storied ranks. The 36-year-old Taylor is currently assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, according to ChipleyBugle.com. Taylor grew up in Louisiana, and graduated from the University of Alabama. ...

Fargo AirSho Introduction by former President Bush. - YouTube | The Fargo AirSho and the Fargo Air Museum hosted an Aviators Luncheon in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation, Fargo Navy Week and the Fargo AirSho on August 12, 2011. 

Local hero to fly with US Air Force Thunderbirds - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design | For the first time in Cleveland National Air Show history, the US Air Force Thunderbirds will fly a local community hero selected from among the dozens of nominations for its Hometown Hero program. Kevin Edmond, a fire battalion chief from Mentor, ...

Indiana Warbird Campaign September 2-4

The warbirds are coming - Muncie Star Press | With a well-grounded career in natural gas pipeline construction, Chew will have his mind in the sky Friday through Sunday when warbirds like his take center stage at the Academy of Model Aeronautics, 5161 E. Memorial Drive, for the Indiana Warbird ...

Bill Boeing Jr. To Attend Vintage Aircraft Weekend from Aero-News Network | Flying Boeing Model 40 Will On Display At The Event Bill Boeing Jr. credits the Model 40 as being the airplane that saved his father's company from bankruptcy during the Great Depression, a message he will bring to the 4th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field in Snohomish County, WA, Saturday. 

Pilots Flock to Willapa Harbor Fly-in from General Aviation News | By Dave Gauger Pilots from throughout the northwest flocked to the Willapa Harbor Airport Saturday (August 6).  The promise of famous Ekone Oysters brought 22 aircraft into the Raymond airport from throughout Washington State, California, Nevada and Canada.  The hungry pilots consumed more than 300 oysters while swapping tales, showing off their proud flying machines and enjoying a special brand of camaraderie unique to aviation buffs.   ...

Acro Camp:  Shooting the @ campers flying the IAC Primary here at Marine City

Italy, plane aerobatics at 26th "FAI World Aerobatic Championships" in Foligno ... - AVIONEWS | (WAPA) - From August 31 to September 11 it will take place at "Giorgio Franceschi" airport in Foligno, near Perugia (Umbria), Italy, the 27th edition of "FAI World Aerobatic Championships". They're the world aerobatics championships, which will take ...

The tribute letter written by Red Arrows leader Ben Murphy - Daily Echo | For the first time since the red Arrows lost their much-loved colleague, team leader Ben Murphy has paid tribute to pilot Jon Egging. In a letter to the Daily Echo's sister paper in Bournemouth and the Lincolnshire Echo, he thanked the people of ...

Mayor leads Eastbourne tributes to Red Arrows pilot - Eastbourne Today | “During the many years of Airbourne the people of Eastbourne have developed an affinity with the Red Arrows and the tragic news of the death of Flt Lt Jon Egging will have shocked the whole town. “My sincere condolences go to his wife Emma and his ...

Reno Air Races 2011 Just Two Weeks Away!! from photorecon.net | A Motorsport events like no other. Five days of racing action. Six classes of aircraft and speeds exceeding 500 mph. It all adds up to the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Each race is just one thrilling episode of a weeklong pylon-to-pylon drama filled with excitement at every turn and endings you will [...]

Nemesis NXT 'Relentless' To Be Auctioned on eBay from AirPigz | Looking for a really hot ride? Buy 'Relentless' on eBay during the Reno Air Races!  Kevin Eldredge is brewing up a plan to auction off his incredible Nemesis NXT racer known as Relentless during the 2011 Reno Air Races: September 14-18. The airplane is now hanging a Lycoming 720 cubic inch (8 cylinder) engine off the nose... and that engine appears to be good for about 428 hp! It'll take a starting bid of  ...

Check out our "Best of" photos from the Brunswick Air Show from last weekend. Th... by Mike Goulian Airshows | Mike Goulian's edgy, crisp, and aggressive style of aerobatic flying captivates air show fans across the globe. His passion for aviation and pursuit of excellence shows up in his performances and in his general aviation business. He is a true professional in the air show and general aviation industr...

Melissa Pemberton – Airshow pilot | Melissa strives to be a positive role model and inspiration to young people in aviation and women across the world showing them that no dream is too big and nothing is impossible! She was a keynote speaker at the...

Post Oshkosh from Nordo News by Rich Davidson | Spending an entire week at Airventure is something most pilots would love to do. It goes to reason then that flying a rare biplane to the event would be even better. And truthfully, it is. Why then do I not miss it?  In years past it was almost sad leaving Oshkosh. This year though was different. Due to an unexpected unfolding of events, I ended up at Oshkosh with an amazing plane and no passenger. ...

Parachuting competitions in Kikinda: Day 7 - FAI | Red Bull Air Race World Championship. FAI continues its close co-operation with the Red Bull Air Race World Championship [ more ]. FAI Awards. FAI medals and diplomas aim at giving public recognition to those who have ...

69 skydivers set state record over Longmont - Times Call | LONGMONT -- Just after 10:30 Sunday morning, 69 skydivers linked in midair above Vance Brand Municipal Airport to set a state record that the organizer has been trying to beat since 2008. On its second jump of the day -- the last at an altitude that would allow the feat -- the team leaped from planes at 15,300 feet above the ground and in 69 seconds positioned themselves to grab hold of one another just long enough to get  ...

Hook 2011! The Centennial Celebration Continues from Tailhook Daily Briefing | A mere 10 days from now many of us will be gathering in the warm desert sun of Reno NV for the 2011 Tailhook Reunion and Symposium!  ...

Bomber Crew Fantasy Camp Update – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Wednesday | WEDNESDAY – Hunter Chaney from the Collings Foundation joins us with an update on their upcoming Bomber Crew Fantasy Camp. Tune in tomorrow morning for all the details.

Words on a plaque can keep alive the link to our heritage - Herald and News | Reber and his B-17 flight crew of 10, all in parachutes, disappeared into the low clouds over the English Channel Jan. 23, 1943, returning from a World War II bombing run to France, which was held by Germany. The crew and its plane, the Jerry Jinx, ...

Kevin Garrison’s History of Aviation Part 2 (With Part Two You Get Eggroll) from Flight Monkeys | Wake up, boys and girls. It is time for part two of my history of aviation. Last month we left our story at the beginning of World War II. ...

Amelia Earhart's Aviator Goggles Expected to Fetch $32000 in Auction - ABC News | Broken Luxor aviator goggles said to have been worn by Amelia Earhart are being auctioned and may fetch over $32000, according to The Guardian. Also to be auctioned are eighteen unseen photographs of Earhart as she prepared for her 1937 round the world ...

PC6 Pilatus de Brienne-le-Château from Passion pour l'aviation by Xavier | To fill the void left into liquidation by the CPS (skydiving center) of Brienne-le-Château (LFFN), Elodie Perrot, vice-world champion in Gap in 2003, a bronze medalist in the World Cup 2005 Ivan Perrot, 5000 jumps under his belt, the patent owner state skydiving instructor, tandem instructor and PAC, created on 1 April 2011 a new company training center for skydiving: Dawn-Parachute .  The upturn in activity has received support from the council. The center is open weekends  ...

Today in Aviation History – August 31 - CRUFC

Air Force celebrates JSF arrival, rolls out nation's airpower future from Air Force Link Top Stories | Air Force officials said the unveiling of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter was a "historic occasion" during a rollout ceremony here Aug. 26.  The F-35A, on display during the ceremony, was delivered here in July by Lt. Col. Eric Smith, the Air Force's first F-35 pilot.  "This is indeed a new era," said Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., the Air Education and Training Command commander and host of the milestone event. ...

Call for GA Award Nominations Video from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | For nearly 50 years, the General Aviation Awards Program has recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and flight safety for their important contributions to the aviation community.   ...

Meet the MAX by Randy Tinseth | It may have been one of the best kept secrets in Boeing history. I’m still amazed we managed to keep the name 737 MAX under wraps until our official unveiling at today’s press conference. The members of our  ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Acrocamp — Behind the Scenes at Acrocamp 2 Podcast from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson | We talk with AcroCampers Denise Isaacs and David Klein.

Pictured:  campers briefing for the big finish "competition" by Jack Hodgson

Acrocamp — Final day begins from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson | Up and moving around for the final day of AcroCamp 2.  This day will be a little different. Some of the campers need to leave to catch airline flights mid afternoon,  ...

This Year Fleet Week Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary and 100 Years of Naval ... - Sacramento Bee | In addition, the air show will feature the Navy F-18 Super Hornet, USAF F-15 Strike Eagle, USMC V-22 Osprey, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, a United Airlines Boeing 747 and The Patriots Jet Team. A variety of family-oriented special events will be ...

B-52 coming to Newton for air show - Newton Daily News | The B-52H will be flying from Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, La., and arriving during the air show. Of the 744 copies of the huge bomber that were built, only 97 remain flying today. The last B-52 rolled off the Boeing assembly line in 1961. ...

Indiana Warbird Campaign September 2-4

Red Arrows take to the skies to practise 'missing man' formations for the ... - Daily Mail | For decades the Red Arrow aerobatic display teams have flown at airshows across the country with nine planes in their trademark formations. But today poignantly just eight aircraft took to the sky as they resumed training for the first ...

Dorset Plane Pull: final pull in memory of Jon Egging - Bournemouth Echo | THERE was an extra poignancy at the third annual Dorset Plane Pull at Bournemouth Airport yesterday. Charity fundraisers pulled their weight – or rather an aircraft – for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and the Motor ...

August 30, 2011 Warbirds on Parade from Ely Air Lines by Linda Street-Ely | Linda: Lancaster, 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, is home to a busy community airport. The International Aerobatic Club has contests there and this spring the locals hosted their first air race. It’s also home to the DFW Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). This Saturday, September 3, you’re all invited to the Lancaster airport for the annual Warbirds on Parade. This year  ...

 China air force to unveil new aerobatics teams - Telegraph.co.uk | The two additional teams will supplement China's equivalent of the Red Arrows – the August First demonstration team, named after the date of the founding of the PLA – which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. Zhao Jingbo, deputy director of the ...

Up In The Sky With Aerobatic Group Rus from English Russia by Valeria | Let’s go right to the sky with the aerobatic group Rus. “Rus” is the aviation aerobatics team, created on the basis of the Vyazemsky educational aviation сenter in 1987. The group performs on jet training aircrafts L-39. via pompeya

Pilot has no memory of spectacular air-show crash - Nanaimo Daily News - He has no recollection of the spectacular crash of his homemade Steen Skybolt biplane at the Wings and Wheels airshow, sponsored by the Nanaimo Flying Club. The incident brought the first Nanaimo air show in 40 years to an early end. ...

Radial Rocket RG To Roar At Reno 2011! from AirPigz | I'm running behind getting some cool info up on some of the exciting racers planning to fly low - go fast - turn left at the 2011 Reno Air Races: September 14-18. One of the racers that has me drooling for the amazing sounds of the Russian M-14 radial is the all composite Radial Rocket RG. Now I don't expect the  ...

Race pilot performs aerobatic routine on alternative avgas from General Aviation News | Matthias Dolderer, a Red Bull Air Race pilot and co-organizer of the Tannkosh airshow presented an aerobatics display Aug. 24 with his engine running on the new SwiftFuel 100SF — a first in aviation history  ...

KCET Airs Special Live On-Air Fundraiser 'Wings Across the Channel: Catalina ... - KCET | Featuring stunning footage of seaplanes from post-war Catalina, "Wings Across the Channel: Catalina Island's Aviation History, 1946-Present," features the "Knights of Avalon" who tirelessly flew their Grumman Goose G-21s and the mighty Sikorsky VS-44 ...

Hiller Aviation Museum in California from Airplanes Channel: | Those who are passionate about aviation should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Hiller Aviation Museum when in San Carlos, California, U.S.A. It is located at the San Carlos Airport, and was founded in 1998 by Stanley Hiller Jr. The Hiller Family are not only known for owning Hiller Aircraft Corporation, considered a pioneer of the helicopter, but also for their support of the museum, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Affiliations Program, as well as preserving the history of the helicopter and various other aircraft. ...

Rare Amelia Earhart items up for auction in North Oakland - San Francisco Chronicle | 6 flying goggles worn by the famed aviator, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Earhart mysteriously disappeared on an attempted flight around the globe in 1937. The auction will be held both at the Clars store, where more than ...

Tora Tora @ Mountan Gravity 2011 - Head down above the mountains... from Bonjour BlueSky

Military jets collide over Lithuania. from Velozia Air | Two military planes collided over northern Lithuania today while flying in formation during a NATO patrol.  ...

Exclusive! White Triangle Over Amarillo- Stealth Airship? from Black Horizon | Myself and a group of local aviation photographers were having our usual Saturday lunch at Rick Husband /Amarillo Airport when we spotted a strange object in the sky  ...
   
Model air display to help Air Ambulance - Ledbury Reporter | Proceeds from the Much Marcle Annual Large Model Air Display, over the past eight years, have allowed the Herefordshire Model Aero Club to make donations totalling in excess of £27000 to various charities, including the Air Ambulance, St John's Hospice ...

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Spectators, participants give high marks to Thunder in the Valley Air Show - WCF Courier | Organizers of the Thunder in the Valley Air Show hoped to entertain and inspire. They hit the mark with at least one young man. Brady Maurer, 13, was up against the barrier Sunday, a few yards from passing aircraft. He was able to collect autographs from pilots and smell the fumes. It still wasn't close enough.  "I just want to fly a plane," Maurer said.  He especially liked Matt Younkin's twin-engine ...

Unique Helicopter Airshow Returns To Georgia - Aero News Network | American Heroes Air Show Includes Citizenship Ceremony | The American Heroes Air Show calls itself the US's premier aviation event devoted exclusively to helicopters. The show returns to Canton, Georgia, outside Atlanta, on Saturday, September 10th.  Event Director Mike Grier, a sergeant with Cherokee County Sheriff, invites families to get an up-close look at these go-fast, high-tech aircraft and learn how their crews are on the front lines every day of homeland security, national defense and public service.  The admission-free event invites helicopters from local, regional, state and ...

Cedar Valley Air Show in Waterloo - KCRG | This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options: Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language. Don't attack someone personally. ...

Air Festival photo competition: winners revealed - Bournemouth Echo | We received more than 500 entries this year for the contest, run with the backing of Castle Cameras. The winner of the adult category was Melvin Bourne, from New Milton, for this stunning shot of one of the Breitling Wingwalkers ...

Director and founder of the airshow CIAF Ales Cabicar - Translated | On Friday 2 September 2011 will be from 10:00 am guest "Péháčka" director and founder of the airshow CIAF Cabicar Ales. The largest military air show here, United International Air Fest (CIAF) will be held at Hradec Kralove airport the first weekend in September.  ...

Red Arrows resume training days after death of pilot Jon Egging - Mirror.co.uk | THE Red Arrows yesterday resumed practising air display routines for the first time since the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging. Residents near the team's RAF base welcomed the jets home as they filled the ...

From Evan Flys - Hi all my aviation friends! I have some new cool stuff to share with you.
First, here are new photos of my friend Eddie Andreini's P-51 Mustang "Primo Branco". My dad took all the photos.  Here's a video my dad also did.  We went to the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show and here are my photos. The sun was in our eyes and I did the best I could.  And a very cool video my dad did.  (He's very happy with this one).  Finally, here's what my dad did for me and two friends for my birthday. VideoPhotos.  Evan

World War II Avenger provided ride of a lifetime - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier | Pilot Brad Deckert, front, of Eureka, Ill., rides along as a crew member tows Deckert's Grumman TBM Avenger Model 3E to the runway for a media flight during the Thunder in the Valley air show at the Waterloo Regional Airport in Waterloo, Iowa, ...

World War II bombers touch down in Nampa - Northwest Cable News | The B-25 Mitchell 'Maid in the Shade' was made in 1943 and fought in 18 combat missions. The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sentimental Journey' was built in 1945 and used as a rescue plane. Both have been completely restored in order to travel all around the ...

Reporter, father take memorable ride in B-17 - Carlisle Sentinel | Crew Chief Milt Kramlick of the Experimental Aircraft Association gazes out the cockpit of the B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" during take-off on a flight from Capital City Airport Monday. As part of the B-17's tour stop at Capital City Airport, ...

Sixty-six years later, a military funeral - Delaware County Daily Times | Flak damaged Lt. Harry Dietzler's B-25 bomber on his 20th mission in 1945. The bombardier/navigator of a B-25 in the 42nd Bombardment, 100th Bomb Group of the 13th Air Force, flying in a damaged plane was nothing new for Lt. Dietzler. ...

A Geneva woman's search for the uncle she never knew - York News-Times | Stanley, a B-17 pilot with the 15th Air Force based out of Foggia, Italy, was on a mission to bomb a Messerschmitt factory in Austria when his plane was shot down by enemy fire. Of the 10 crewmembers on the plane, five bailed out and became prisoners ...

Super Women Aviators Hosted by Ninety Nines - from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | Top women aviators celebrated during AirVenture at the Ninety Nines hospitality tent included Vicki Sherman, Melissa Pemberton and Patricia Mawuli-Nyekodzi, who spoke at that gathering. A place where Ninety Nines renew friendships and call home, the tent is a member communication hub. ...

Father-son part of elite team that detailed AF One & WWII B-29 - Upper Rogue Independent | When they were chosen for an elite team of 40 of the world's finest automotive detailers to travel to Seattle's Museum of Flight where they would detail the original presidential jet plane known as SAM 970 – Air Force One; and a rare WWII B29 ...

CAF B-29 "Fifi" Gallery Added from Randy Rothhaar Photography | A gallery dedicated to the only airworthy B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" was added to the site today. "Fifi" was shot at the Deer Valley Airport after a two week hunt across Arizona which was complicated by weather delaying her travels.  ...

Amelia Earhart Photo Collection from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale

Scholarships For Aviation Enthusiasts - College For Free | AERO Club of New England – The Aero Club of New England scholarships are awarded annually and recipients are selected on the basis of merit and need. ACONE's growing scholarship program provides a wonderful way ...

Astronauts Offer Space Artifacts In Online Charity Auction from Aero-News Network | Variety Of Items Up For Bids Through September 3rd Bidding is open in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) Fall Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opened online Friday. Bidders have the chance to own relics from over five decades of mankind's journey into the unknown, including autographed items from legends like astronauts Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn.

NASA: International Space Station May Be Evacuated by Late November - The Ledger | Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week's Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall.
Facts.  One or two unmanned Soyuz launches are on tap for October, one commercial and the other another space station supply run. Those would serve as important test flights.  Until officials figure out what went wrong with Russia's essential Soyuz rockets, there will be no way to ...

LiveAirShowTV Has the INSIDE STORY on the Reno Air Races

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – AUGUST 30, 2011 – It’s time for the 48th Annual Reno National Championship Air Races, and LiveAirShowTV will once again be on the ramp to bring race fans the Inside Story!

Beginning Wednesday of race-week, video will be gathered during the day, and then assembled and posted on-line that night.  Depending on where fans live, the video may be available late that same night, or first thing the next morning. LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee said, “Everybody knows that there are cell phone videos and home camcorder videos that get posted, but LiveAirShowTV has the access to hear from the pilots immediately after a race, get the latest from a crew chief, and hear directly from those who are moving up in the standings as well as those who’s race week is over.”

All of these videos will be available for free, directly on the LiveAirShowTV.com home page in the video column on the left.  Fans who want to get revved up early, can go back and take a look at our complete coverage from 2010, including the expanded profiles on Steven Hinton and Tiger Destefani, Dr. Brent Hisey, Will Whiteside, and John and Heather Penney.

In 2010, LiveAirShowTV broke new ground with daily reports during race week that covered virtually every aspect of the action from one end of Stead Field to the other.  “We knew that race fans who couldn’t be there, as well as those who didn’t have the access that we had, would want to know what was going on with their favorite race teams, and they wanted to hear directly from the pilots and their crews,” said Lee.

For those fans who had hoped for another live broadcast, similar to the historic show we produced in 2009, LiveAirShowTV is just as disappointed as you.  The current economic climate has made obtaining additional broadcast sponsors even more difficult than the last two years.

Between now and race week, look for stories to be posted about the National Aviation Heritage Invitational planes that will be on display; a look at the Super Sport class, and hear directly from Jon Sharp on his retirement announcement.  Also, get a look at the upcoming release of the IMAX feature: Air Racers 3D!

LiveAirShowTV is finalizing plans for each day’s coverage. Do you have a story idea?  Send it in.  Your story idea might just make it to one of the reports.  Go to the “Contact” page at www.LiveAirShowTV.com and submit your story idea.

For all the latest on the Reno Air Races and air shows around the country, “Like” us on our Facebook Fan Page, and follow us on Twitter.  Both links are available on our home page.  LiveAirShowTV continues to be the “Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today”.

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Acrocamp — Day 4 Begins from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson | We’re up and moving around here at AC2. Sun rising in — yet another — clear sunny sky. Steve just...

Acrocamp — Flight Ops Going from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson | ... AcroCamper Alum Michelle Kole got to go for a quick hop with Barry in the Citabria. She and AC Alum Lynda Meeks have been a great help at AC2.  ...  See also: Acro Camp FB Wall, All Jack's coverage at UCAP, and Ruby's video.
   
Navy Week's visit first since 2007 - Cincinnati.com | Leap Frogs, US Navy SEAL Paratroop Unit members, are scheduled to skydive at several locations for "Navy Week," a chance for land-locked cities to meet members of the Navy and learn about the military branch. / The Enquirer/Meggan Booker Hundreds of ...

An F-18 plays shadow puppets while waiting for some gas... from You like airplanes, too?

Win iPad at Pecan Plantation & VAF Fly-In from VAF Forums by Doug Crumrine | Come join us September 10th for the annual Pecan Plantation (0TX1) & VAF Fly-In. Enter to win an iPad/64g/wifi/3G. Second prize a 1 night stay for 2 at the Hangar Hotel. ...

Red Arrows: Jets take off one week after pilot tragedy - Bournemouth Echo | THE Red Arrows bade an emotional goodbye to Bournemouth on Saturday almost exactly a week to the hour that pilot Jon Egging lost his life. The jets, which had been delayed by poor weather on Friday, took off from ...

Red Arrows: Support team with Dorset Plane Pull - Bournemouth Echo | And at the end of the day, organisers have invited Bournemouth Red Arrows Association to gather a team for a separate plane pull in memory of Flt Lt Jon Egging. However, only individuals who have already registered can take part in this pull although ...

Acrobats fly away from Radom - On 24 | The event ended a daring display of French band Air Force "Patrouille de France". The French aircraft flying training at Alpha Jet performed spectacular stunts team and individual. The pilots changed the vertical array, ...

A little more Strega? yup! from www.aafo.com | [A couple of photos from Victor Archer]

Collings Foundation aircraft return to MAPS - Suburbanite | Freedom flyers World War II Veterans stand in front of the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress”, “Nine-0-Nine” from the Collings Foundation “Wings Of Freedom Tour” during the air show at MAPS this past weekend. By Jim Mesko The skies over Akron-Canton airport ...

Alberta Aviation Museum set to unveil restored B-25 - iNews880.com | Next Saturday at 1pm, the Alberta Aviation Museum will unveil a fully restored B-25 bomber named "Daisy Mae." The museum's Tom Hinderks tells 630 CHED the plane's black nose, which represents a field repair, has a special meaning. ...

Red Flag 11-03 Gallery Added from Randy Rothhaar Photography | As I get caught up editing images from the first part of the year prior to the 2011 Reno Air Races in September, a gallery from February's Red Flag Exercise 11-03 was added today. Participants included

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Acro Camp: IP Don R Weaver took the Pitts up last night with smoke to wring it out for the onlookers. Plenty of pics were posted to the Acro Camp FB wall yesterday.

AcroCamp: Acro Camp 2: Days 1 and 2 from www.acrocamp.com | It's Day 3 here at at Ray Community Airport, where we're filming Acro Camp 2. Day 3 is a built-in break day so the crew can catch up with ingesting video, look at the video we're shot to date, and rest. The campers are also resting and either hanging out at Ray or otherwise amusing themselves. Kevin Copeland is here with the Northwestern Michigan College Super Decathlon and he's flying with crew members today. ...

Acrocamp — Rest Day from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson | Today, Sunday, has been a scheduled rest day for AcroCamp. ...

Air show to include Thunderbirds - Youngstown Vindicator | The Cleveland National Air Show will return next weekend, Sept. 3, 4 and 5, at Burke Lakefront Airport. The US Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the three-day event, said Chuck Newcomb, director of the air show. Kent Pietsch, Jelly Belly extreme ...

Video: Kent Pietsch at Abbotsford Air Show from AVweb Top News | Most of us who go to air shows have seen Kent Pietsch's Interstate Cadet routine. Here's an up-close look at what makes it one of the most impressive flying displays on the circuit.

Stunt planes loop, swoop at air show - Daily Eastern News | Coles County residents watched in awe as airplanes performed aerial tricks at the Coles County Air Show on Saturday. While the air show may seem to have the same premise every year, attendees said they always find something new to enjoy. ...

Thunder Over The Coconino 2011 from PHXspotters by Felipe Garcia | ... We got a chance to walk around the Planes of Fame Air Museum when it was nearly empty, and in general avoided the crowds. Notable planes included a P-51D Mustang (NL5441V), which lost most markings, paint and the “Spam Can” name between June 25h and yesterday, I didn’t know it was the same plane from June until I got home and started browsing through the photos; a T-28C Trojan (NX363W), same one from June; a Curtiss-Wright Travel-Air 6000, a Stearman, a Bell Helicopter and a Curtiss Robin. Unlike the June event, this one had a good fly-in participation, in fact, one  ...

'Pilots of the Caribbean' take to the open sky - News-Press Now | The sight of a plane dropping low enough to touch the tassels in a cornfield might draw nervous gasps from most air show crowds. Of course, the 'Pilots of the Caribbean' event put on Sunday by the St. Joe Barnstormers was not your standard air show. ...

The elite pilots again pulled crowds to Radom - TVN24 | In Radom the first time the Polish audience presented the acrobatic team of Croatian Air Force and Defence "Krila Oluje" (Wings of Storm). The team has done kilkunastominutowy show at altitudes from 150 to 1000 m. ...

The Russians did not want to fly over Radom - Our Journal | Besides, the French group "Patrouille de France" (the Alpha Jet) and the Swiss "Patrouille Suisse" (F-5) and the Croatian "Krila Oluje" (Wings of Storm) on machines Pilatus PC-9M. Acrobatic performance group is always much more than just ...

European Cup of helicopters and the Patrouille de France has the honor among ... - La Voix du Nord | The Patrouille de France will be showcased over the station at 15 pm Saturday 30. To mark the 75th anniversary of Le Touquet airport and 50 years of SEMAT ... (Which manages the structure), the French Federation of giraviation organizes on Thursday ...

An Out-of-Plane Experience with the U.S. Army Golden Knights - My Flight Blog | My body is quickly accelerating to nearly 120MPH as I fall away from the de Havilland Twin Otter that I occupied at 13,500 feet just a few moments before. On most days a pilot would be extremely concerned by this predicament, but this is no ordinary day. Although the wind is ripping past my ears at speeds that  ...

Ultralight Fly-In at Lake Sangchris Air Park Has Variety of Participants from The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation | This weekend's Midwest Ultralight/LSA Rendezvous at Tommy Georges' Lake Sangchris Air Park attracted a variety of ultralight, LSA and GA aircraft.  The lower temperature and low humidity also brought some  ...

JMSDF HSS-2 66 from Helikopter Hysterie - The Helicopter Blog | We're going to Japan today. This is a Misubishi HSS-2A Sea King of the 101st Squadron of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Its registration number is 8066. This Mitsubishi HSS-2A is a licence built version of the Sikorsky S-61B(SH-3D), which was used for anti-submarine warfare. 28 were built.  ...

Giant scale aircraft show this weekend - Dayton Daily News | The 16th annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air show will take place Sept. 2-4 with more than 100 pilots will entertain audiences as they perform aerobatic maneuvers with RC jets, war birds and helicopters from all eras of aviation ...

The T-33 Shooting Star from Moose Peterson Aviation Photography | The Lockheed T-33 was the mostly widely used jet fighter trainer in its day. Basically a two seat version of the F-80, to this day there are some T-33s still in military service. The T-33 had a six gun nose could be fitted to the T-33 with some early models even had 1000 lb. bomb shackles on the wings.The only major  ...

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '11! (Part 1) from Aero-News Network: Sport Aviation | Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV-- Part 1 For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we've had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few places where that is ...

It's a miracle! B-2 Spirit resurrected! from Black Horizon | 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 8/23/2011 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Sadly, we've seen too many comrades return home bearing the scars of war -- enough that the term "wounded warrior" has become entrenched in the American lexicon and merits millions of hits on Google.  So when a 'wounded warrior' - a veteran which has stood ready to answer its   ...

Big Band records lie with B17 bomber - Inishowen News | A STASH of rare 120 Tommy Dorsey records evoking the wartime Big Band era would be music to the decompressed ears of scuba divers searching for them on the wreck of a B17 bomber in Co Donegal. The vinyl records by the American ...

Alberto Santos-Dumont in Print and on Video from Flight Monkeys | You’ve heard of the Wright Brothers, the first team to get a heavier than air machine off the ground, over the sand, and land it under control somewhere downstream from where it took off. You might even have heard of Glenn Curtiss, the former motorcycle racer who became an aviation pioneer, and arch nemesis of the Wrights. But the odds are you’ve never heard of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian transplant who took up residence in Paris and attracted the eyes of the world. ...

Today in Aviation History – August 29 from CRUFC

Walking on Air: THe Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale | ... Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902-1975) was once one of the most famous women in America. In the 1930s, her words and photographs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers ...

Monday Motivation: Lack of Limitation from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt | ... No limitations. No fear. Spread your wings and you too shall fly!

Podcast: 88NV Here Today, Gone Next Week from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast | Black Rock City Municipal Airport (88NV) is likely busier than most Nevada GA airports for the next week, but after that it will be gone. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Dean Siracusa, the airport's communications director, about the airport and the event it supports, Burning Man.

Teen tours nation with vintage bomber - KPCnews.com | Instead of spending it at the pool or at grandma's house, Waterhouse spent a total of six weeks traveling across the country with the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17, “Aluminum Overcast,” a completely airworthy and restored flying World War II ...

Young Eagle Week - The Banner-Graphic | In the last seven years, the local EAA has flown 880 Young Eagles. To promote the goal of getting more kids up in the air, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray recently proclaimed the week of Sept. 5-11 as Harold Broyles Young Eagle Week in the city. ...

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Acro Camp 2: Mellow Lunch by Jack Hodgson

Defenders Of Freedom Air Show - WOWT | The Defenders of Freedom Air show is this weekend and thousands are flocking to Offutt Air Force Base to watch the pilots put the planes through their paces. But hundreds more are watching the air show in less military surroundings. ...

PHOTOS: Wings Over Waukesha Day 1 - Patch.com | Spectators watch aerobatics while standing near a World War II vintage B-25 “Mitchell” bomber during Wings over Waukesha, Saturday Aug. 27 held at Crites Field. Kevin Harnack What's going on at Crites Field at the Waukesha County ...

The Snowbirds aerial acrobatic team is seen performing above Slemon Park on ... - Journal Pioneer | The show ended with the aerial acrobatics of an iconic crowd favourite - the Snowbirds. All eyes were focused on the afternoon sky as the precision air team showed off its show-stealing skills done in perfect formation. "We are absolutely thrilled," ...

Surrey airshow silence for Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging - BBC News | Thousands of people at a Surrey airshow took part in one-minute silence to remember a Red Arrows pilot who died in an air crash. Crowds at the Wings and Wheels event at Dunsfold Park listened to a poem and then stood silent at 12:00 BST to remember Flt ...

We are at the Radom Air Show (GALLERY) - Business Pulse | At the end of the event presented, among others long awaited by the audience aerobatic team "Patrouille de France" in France and "Frecce Tricolori" from Italy. "Patrouille de France" in France - as the commentator said shows - is a symbol of the French ... [Video]

Pilot comes 'home' for air show - Journal Pioneer | Brent Peardon was onsite at the Atlantic Canada International Air Show Saturday, explaining his job as a pilot with the Canadian Forces. Peardon grew up at CFB Summerside. It was at the base that he realized that he wanted to become a pilot. ...

WAC Training Terni by Grant Piper | ... The Team is flying regularly and yesterday had a practice in the  competition box at Foligno.   Word is the box layout is OK from an orientation viewpoint.   The training airfield,Terni, is a tight runway and the surrounds are very hilly with few good horizons.   The rented Extra is running OK, but doesn't seem to have the performance ...

Formation flight Sunday, de Havilland and Boeing from Planeshots

B-24 veteran back in air aboard a WWII-era bomber - Houston Chronicle | The Collings Foundation offers roughly half-hour flights on its restored B-24 and B-17 to groups from six to 10 people for $425 per person. The bombers travel to more than 110 cities a year, along with a P-51 Mustang single-seat fighter plane. ...

Green Bay area celebrates 100 years of aviation - Green Bay Press Gazette | An estimated 15000 people turned out to watch the flight by Charles C. Witmer in a Curtiss Hydro-Aeroplane, according to an account in the book "Forward in Flight: The History of Aviation in Wisconsin." "He was invited to come here and give the folks a ...

Aviator leaves lasting legacy - Warwick Daily News | Good friend and former student Mr Hutchinson said after the recent death of another local aviator, Peter Frith, he and Mr Behrend had discussed their hope other flying enthusiasts would not give up their dreams out of fear. On Saturday Mr Hutchinson ...

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Model Air Show to Take Place Sunday - MI News 26 | An air show is taking place in Tustin on Sunday… and this show will feature quite the range of aircraft… all with one thing in common. All of the aircraft involved in the Cadillac Area Modelers Society 2011 Air Show are radio-controlled models. ...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

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AcroCamp — More Pics from UCAP Blog by Jack Hodgson

Air show cancels all flying displays; Stanley Cup parade proceeding on schedule - The Guardian | An approaching hurricane Irene has forced organizers to cancel all flying displays today at the Atlantic Canada International Air Show at Slemon Park in Summerside but the Stanley Cup parade and associated activities for Adam McQuaid is going as ...
   
Hurricane Irene forces air show closure in West Milford after first day - NorthJersey.com | People who went to the Greenwood Lake Air Show and World War II Showcase on Friday, Aug. 26 saw a full program of air acts with the weather cooperating. Throughout the day the sun was shining brightly with billowy white clouds giving the ...

Blue Angels fly in Brunswick - Lewiston Sun Journal | Spectators watch stunt flier Dan Marcotte high above the Blue Angels' parked F-18 jets on Friday night. The Fat Albert crew preps for flight. From left to right are Cory Keller, navigator Joe Allen, aircraft commander ...

Air power on display at Offutt - Omaha World-Herald | The Golden Knights, the Army's competitive parachute team, gave two performances Saturday and is expected to do the same today. One member of the Golden Knights started the show Saturday morning by descending thousands of feet in a free fall, ...

Air show booms, zooms and awes the crowd - Press Herald | The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team maintains a tight formation in World War II era planes during the Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick on Saturday. Today's show was canceled because of the weather. Steve Martin of Portland holds up his ...

Thousands head to Thunder over the Valley - KSBY San Luis Obispo News | The 24th annual "Thunder Over the Valley," Air Show featured aerobatic demonstrations, planes, helicopters and exhibits from the Air Force Reserve. In fact, this is the fourth year the Air Force Reserve has named it the best small air show. ...

Spectacular WW2 aerial displays at heritage site - Horncastle Today | SOME OF the most stunning British aircraft of the Second World War are set to take to the skies on bank holiday Monday for a special 'Props and Pistons' event. The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby, near Spilsby, will be holding the ...

Black Team Jumps Into the Kansas City Air Expo - from US Army Golden Knights |   The Black Demonstration Team was honored to attend the Kansas City Air Expo between the 19th and 21st of August. Shortly after our arrival, the Team prepared for a night drop. One of the most fun performances that the Golden Knights perform is our famed night jump. The Team steps out of our C-31 [...]

After 15 Years, Golden Knights Return to Gray, TN - from US Army Golden Knights | After 52 years of service, Golden Knights have created many traditions. At the same time, several communities have inducted us into theirs. One such community to involve the Golden Knights into their annual traditions, is Gray Tennessee. For several years, Golden Knights performed aerial demonstrations into their annual fair. We became a regular sight in [...]
   
WWII bomber flies again after years of repairs - Springfield News Sun | URBANA — After three years on the ground, residents in Champaign County may have seen a historic World War II bomber hovering over the landscape. Last week, staff at the Champaign Aviation ...

Restored WWII bombers will be in Nampa as part of tribute to veterans early ... - The Idaho Statesman | The 1944 B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade" will be at the Nampa Municipal Airport Monday through Wednesday. The planes are maintained by the Arizona Wing, an all-volunteer organization that preserves ...

Second Honor Flight takes shape as WWII vets and guardians meet to make plans - Mississippi Press | Those 84 veterans toured the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans, Lincoln and Korean War memorials, and the Iwo Jima Monument. The group ended its day by watching a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, ...

Bill Kinney - Marietta Daily Journal | The P-38 in question, now known as “Glacier Girl,” was part of the second team of US aircraft being ferried across the Atlantic in July 1942. (The first flight was led by Capt. Paul Tibbetts, who later piloted the “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima. ...

Film Night at the Airways Museum, 2 September from PPRuNe Forums | The final Film Night at the Airways Museum will be held this Friday, 2 September.

Pilot's donated airplane takes wing from Twin Cities airport - Pioneer Press | The Pusher is headed for the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot, ND (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Airports Commission) Chuck Doyle Sr.'s last flight in his replica 1910 Curtiss Pusher was a memorable one. In 1986, the former Apple Valley ...

The Skies of 1928 over Pearson Field - The Columbian | Pemberton brought the plane from Spokane for the Pearson Air Museum's Open Cockpit Day, celebrating vintage aircraft. By Steven Lane Pemberton shows a photo of the original rusted wreckage, restored over several years to a fully operational aircraft. ...
Hot Air Balloons Soar Over the Valley, Festival - KEZI TV | Dozens of hot air balloons soaring over the valley early Saturday morning as part of the 2011 Northwest Art and Air Festival in Albany. On Friday, all flights were canceled due to bad weather and unsafe conditions. But Saturday, the skies are clear and ...

Residents raising money to honor aviation pioneer - The Newark Advocate | Jason Lenhart/The Advocate Donations to the Jerrie Mock Aviation Pioneer Sculpture Fund may be made to the Licking County Foundation, PO Box 4212, Newark, OH 43058. For more information or to schedule a presentation about Jerrie Mock, call Susan Reid ...

State aviation history honored - Green Bay Press Gazette | A century later, aviation is a key part of business in Wisconsin and generates millions of dollars for the state's economy. Local businesses put up $2000 to bring the pilot and airplane to the Brown County Fair. An estimated 15000 people turned out to ...

35 Squadron – The C47TP Dakota from Airstrike Aviation Photography | A photoshoot I did with Frans Dely back in December of 2010. The sortie was for an article on 35 Sqn based at FAYP, Ysterplaat AFB for Global Aviator. Below are a few images from the sortie, in memory of my dear friend Frans. ...

C-99′s letter to the editor - from The Unwanted Blog | Sometimes corporate press releases can be just plain odd. Take, for instance, the below… a press release from Convair of San Antonio, Texas, complaining about a newspaper story that apparently claimed that the Douglas C-133 was able to carry twice the payload of any aircraft flying. The Convair c-99, of  ...

WW II T-6 Trainer at Air Races Diorama by Steven Carricato from www.modelermagic.com | It has been a while since we showed a model of a real aircraft, and artist Steven Carricato brought his here to be shown. The T-6 Trainer was a fantastic aircraft for it’s time and you see it here flying in the RENO Air Races. A wonderful piece!

Hungary puts eight MiG-29 for sale - Cavok [translated] | The Hungarian Defence Ministry has just put on sale eight of its 24 MiG-29 fighters to help the government to raise funds to keep the remaining aircraft. Applicants must submit proposals for the purchase of eight aircraft and 20 engines, until September 15. The sale will be conducted through a public auction in October of that year. Hungary received 28 MiG-29 in 1993, supersonic fighter jets made in Russia, as compensation for the debt to Russia. The aircraft soon became the favorite for the Hungarian pilots, due to the excellent maneuverability. However, there were also disadvantages. The MiG is well known for their high maintenance ...

Today in Aviation History – August 28 - CRUFC

Space station could be abandoned in November if Soyuz goes unresolved from Spaceports |  Astronauts may need to temporarily withdraw from the International Space Station before the end of this year if Russia is unable to  ...