Sunday, May 13, 2012

Indy Transponder 13-MAY-2012 1000z

Rain waits for Navy's Blue Angels to soar - The Daily News Journal | MURFREESBORO — Cries of amazement and relief followed the near-defeaning squeal and thunderous boom of the US Navy Blue Angels Saturday afternoon. Children covered their ears with hands but laughed with glee as a biplane manuvered loops and rolls, ...

World record to be broken during July 4 airshow - Journal-Advocate | In celebration of Independence Day, two seasoned pilots will take to the skies high above the town of Breckenridge in an attempt to break the world's record for the highest airshow ever performed. At 11:30 am on July 4, Gary Rower and Buck Roetman will ...

Holding All the (Official) Records from CAFE Foundation Blog by Dean Sigler | If you go to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale web site, you’ll find only three officially ratified ratified records for Sub-Class RAL1E, Electric-powered Microlights with moveable aerodynamic controls.  They all belong to Jean Luc Soullier and Luxembourg Sp├ęcial Aerotechnics – L.S.A., assisted by fellow members Martin Marschner von Helmreich, Fabrice Tummers and Roman Marcinowski, flying their Colomban MC-30 Luciole (Firefly).  The F. A. I. made their February 2 flight achievements official just a few weeks ago....

Military Base Open House Offers Chance To See Fighter Jets In Action - NJ TODAY | Headlining the event is the world-renowned Air Force Thunderbirds, who will rip through joint base airspace in their trademark F-16s, performing the most daring maneuvers known to man. The US Army's premier parachute team, the Golden Knights, ...

Charity air show features stunts, history and fun - Inside NoVA | (Jeffrey Mankie/News & Messenger) The 2012 Manassas Air Show featured a wide variety of planes, jets and helicopters. Credit: Steve Pendlebury/InsideNoVa.com InsideNioVA Managing Editor Steve Pendlebury flies with Team Oracle's Brian Norris to watch ...

World War II B-17 Coming to Boeing Field for Public Tours and Flights - The B-Town Blog | After 22 missions over Nazi Germany as tail gunner on a B-17 bomber, World War II at last was over. Now Gary – who came home to Washington state following the war, became a teacher, and retired after 21 years as principal of North Hill Elementary ...

Wish Granted For WW2 Veteran - KAKE | He got his fellow volunteers in the Jayhawk Wing of the Commemorative Air Force to help grant Phil his wish. "We make a lot of wishes come true. It's like Make-A-Wish Foundation, expect we do it for veterans, they do it for children and other people...

World War II veteran flies another B-24 mission - Examiner.com | The 92-year-old La Mirada, California resident was a passenger in the B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," which flew from Long Beach to John Wayne Airport as part of the Wings of Freedom exhibition at the Lyon Air Museum. As the historic plane landed at John ...

Former boom operator returns to the Air Force 50 years later from Air Force Link Top Stories | When the F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot hooked up to the KC-135 Stratotanker and looked through his canopy into the boom window of the aircraft above, he was surprised to see the face of an 87-year-old man smiling back at him. More than 50 years ago, James Watland sat in a boom pod of a KC-135 very much like one he sat in May 5, 2012, during an orientation flight for employers and civic leaders hosted by the 927th Air Refueling Wing here. The flight gives civilian employers an experience of aerial refueling while educating them on the Air Force mission....

RAF Coningsby 3 Squadron 100 years 1912-2012 12-5-2012 from stickandrudderWTO by G-GARY | Had a most enjoyable day today with friends at the 3 Squadron 100th 'bash' at RAF Coningsby. A real family fun-day which kicked-off after the parade at 10.30am, in which we were driven by coach over to the 3 Squadron area at Coningsby for the days visit. A bar was laid-on, with a 'special' beer for the day's event, which cost a fiver, and this got you a special marked glass beer mug and filled with the beer of your choice. Visitors came from France and Holland in the form of 2 x F16 from the Dutch and two of the four Rafale's, which flew into Coningsby on friday. One Rafale was a special tail-marked one, and looked quite smart. We...

The Third Annual United Way Plane Pull Challenge attracted 33 teams trying to ... - Castanet.net | Building on the success of their first two years, the United Way is reporting they raised over $40000 during yesterday's pull. While some teams posted times more easily measured with a calendar, others practically flew down the runway.

Plane pull pulls in over $40K - Castanet.net | The Third Annual United Way Plane Pull Challenge attracted 33 teams trying to pull a Convair aircraft 20 feet down the tarmac. Building on the success of their first two years, the United Way is reporting they raised over $40000 during yesterday's pull...

Madison students take first place in Team America Rocketry Challenge U.S. Finals from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense | Students from Madison West High School in Madison, Wis. placed first at the 10th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge finals Saturday, besting 99 teams from across the country to earn the title of national champion in a contest that...

Ceremony to honor astronaut, aviators - Newsday | Jimmy Doolittle and aviator Harriet Quimby will be inducted Monday into the Long Island Air & Space Hall of Fame at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Shepherd and a granddaughter of Doolittle, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be at the fourth annual ceremony ...

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