Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Aviation Explorer Base Celebrates 20 Years at Oshkosh from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh  | When Carl and Adele Helmle established the AirVenture Aviation Explorer Base in 1972, they had only two posts involved, but knew that they wanted to help get those few kids involved in aviation. Today, the base is made up of 14 Aviation Explorer posts from nine different states. This year, the base is hosting 185 campers-considerably more than the usual 125.

WWII P-38, rescued from ice, draws crowd at EAA - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | A World War II era B-25 Mitchell bomber named “Russian To Get Ya” is shown during the opening day of EAA AirVenture at Whitman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The weeklong aviation convention turns Whitman into the one of the busiest airports in the ...

Oshkosh Day 1 from Latest Vlog | Avweb were quick on the draw today and posted this clip on...

Restored Mallard Channels a Golden Era from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh | Steve Hamilton is obviously proud of his immaculately restored 1947 Grumman Mallard. And he should be. Shortly after completing an extensive restoration, the massive twin radial-powered amphibious airplane won the 2001 Grand Champion-Classic award here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Around the Field: They're All Neighbors in the Vintage Campground from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh  | Located in the middle of the AirVenture flightline and, for some, occupying the heart of the fly-in, is the Vintage campground. Vintage camping and parking begins around the Red Barn at the corner of Vern Avenue, extends from the fence on Knapp Street out to the edge of the flightlin, and south all the way to Ultralights.

Doubtlessly Dauntless Dive Bomber at AirVenture from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh | Dauntless, a word meaning determined and fearless, rests confidently in the dossier of the Douglas SBD dive bomber bearing that name. One June 70 years ago, Dauntlesses and their equally dauntless crews decided the outcome of the Battle of Midway in 1942 by sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers. Some say they ensured the inevitable outcome of the entire Pacific war.

EAA highlights WWII - WHBY | Spokesman Dick Knapinski says they'll have nearly 400 warbirds on display, along with other events, for the "Greatest Generation in the Air." Knapinski says members of the Doolittle Raiders and the Tuskegee Airman will also be there. A group of World ...

Disabled American Veterans Shares Message at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 by DAV Flight Team | Oshkosh, WI – Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will reach out to veterans and their families sharing its message of service and volunteerism in support of our nation’s combat-wounded men and women at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh from July 22-July 29. In the company of the iconic World War II era B-25 Mitchell Bomber, the Disabled American Veterans Flight Team will appear at EAAAirVenture Oshkosh 2012. The airshow is...

On the Air: EAA Radio - airventure.org | Official site of the annual EAA AirVenture Convention at Oshkosh’s Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Commonly known as EAA OSHKOSH, the event attracts more than 800,000 people and 12,000 airplanes. Pertinent information such as times, rates and camping information are included at this ...

AirVenture: EAA Announces Eagle Flights Mentoring Program to Begin This Week from The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation by Carmelo Turdo | The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced the commencement of the Eagle Flight Mentoring Program at AirVenture this week to encourage adults to pursue aviation opportunities. The program, first reported on The Aero Experience back in January of 2011 and again in March of this year, will reach implementation on...

KMVT Reporter Flying High With Blue Angels - KMVT | Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Brittany Cooper soars the skies with the Navy Blue Angels... Monday, July 23rd 2012 marks a major occasion for this reporter as I embark on a FA 18 hornet for the very first time. But it all began with a briefing as flight ...

Champ Bailey Flies With Thunderbirds - KGWN | FRANCIS E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – Denver Broncos cornerback Roland "Champ" Bailey participated in an F-16 ride along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Monday. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force's official demonstration team.

Thunderbirds fail to boost attendance at Air Expo beyond 4-year low - TheNewsTribune.com | This year's show featured the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's premier aerial stunt team; the civilian-owned Patriots Jet Team; and the Army's Golden Knights parachute jump team. There were about 20 other aerial acts as well as 50 static displays. Before ...

Chip Yates all-electric Long-ESA aircraft breaks 200 mph speed barrier - Gizmag | The last time we caught up with electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates, he was in the latter stages of his pilot training that would allow him to fly a yet-to-be-designed electric aircraft from New York to Paris along the same route taken by Charles ...

Russian Air Force's 100th Year | Air Force Commander General Viktor Bondarev'in General explained, the military ate┼čelerle Russian Air Force, 100th meeting, held in Moscow aviation show in...

Mankato air show made about $30000 profit - Mankato Free Press | Fred Lutz, who co-chaired the air show committee with Dick Kottom, read aloud at the City Council meeting a letter from Navy Lt. Cmdr. Todd Royles, a Blue Angels member who helped organize the event. The Navy evaluates the performance of host cities, ...

WW2 bomber and mustang living-history tour - WEAU-TV 13 | James R. Millan came to look at the B-17 bomber, a plane that he had flown in while serving the air force during WW2. "I had 13 missions (in a B-17) and on the 13th mission I got shot down. I spent 19 months in the German prison camps," said Millan.

Restored B-17 bomber to be on display - Huntington Herald | "Aluminum Overcast," the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EEA) restored B-17 bomber, will descend upon Waterbury-Oxford Airport at 330 Christian Street in Oxford, on Aug. 7-8 as part of its 2012 Salute to Veterans national tour. The "Aluminum ...

B-17 flights offer history lesson - YNN | SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- This is the restored World War Two Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress known as "Memphis Belle." It's a sight that most people only get to see in history books. Liberty Foundation Pilot Bryan Wyatt said, "In war time, is was crewed by 10 people.

Earhart search returning to Hawaii without plane pics - Grand Forks Herald | In a March 10, 1937 file photo American aviatrix Amelia Earhart waves from the Electra before taking off from Los Angeles, Ca., on March 10, 1937. Earhart is flying to Oakland, Ca., where she and her crew will begin their round-the-world flight to ...

Tooie Has Landed - 1059therock.com | Who went to the 101st Airborne restaurant back in the 1980's?!  One of the best places to eat, a big night club there, and you could go hang outside under the stars.  101st Airborne was located on the grounds of the Nashville airport. You could eat in the dining room and hear air traffic control while the planes took off, or if you went outside, you'd be within 50 yards of Tooie...

Profile 68: UPDATE - F-4E Phantom as flown by the 334th TFS from WWII & Korean Conflict Airplane Profiles by JSM | Now it's finally starting to look like something! And we're so close to finishing that the next post will be the final. In the meantime, there's something I'd like you to notice. It's the "Fighting Eagle" emblem on the air intake cover just below the WSO's seat....

X-47B systems complete new tests - UPI.com | PATUXENT RIVER, Md., July 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says it expects to land the first X-47B autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle aboard an aircraft carrier in about a year. The estimate follows a new round of surrogate testing of X-47B software aboard ...

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