Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Bethpage Air Show Draws Near 400000 - Credit Union Times | By Marc Rapport Nearly 400000 people attended the 9 th annual Bethpage Air Show on Long Island's Jones Beach this past Memorial Day weekend, its sponsors said. Highlights of the Saturday-Sunday event included the US Navy's Blue Angels, Royal Canadian...
New York-Jones Beach Air Show 2012 - phxspotters.com | While each day may have started out with clouds, fog, and even rain and some acts and displays showed up late it was a great weekend for an air show in New York.  All of Friday’s practice shows were cancelled due to fog and low ceilings, but the main shows on Saturday and Sunday went off without a hitch. The 2012 New York-Jones Beach Air Show was headlined by both the United States Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Snowbirds.  The US Army Golden Knights parachute jump team, F/A-18 Super Hornet, C-130, and F-22 Raptor rounded out the military performers...

Rockford Airfest 2012 from Airplanes Channel | Chicago Rockford International Airport is the venue for the rock Airfest 2012 on June 2-3. Promoted as a “Celebration of Freedom” this family-fun event will be featuring the spectacular US Air Force Thunderbirds. Other highlights on the program include the US Army Golden Knights Black Team, Black Diamond Jet Team...

Annual Cavalcade of Planes Soars Into Bolingbrook This Weekend - Patch.com | “The ability to see the latest technology along with the history of aviation is just not possible unless you make the trip with several hundred thousand people to an event such as Airventure in Oshkosh.” He lauds the support of the many people who help...

Chuck Sweeny: 'Big, big airplanes' at Rockford AirFest this year - Rockford Register Star | From 2005, when air shows began anew after an 11-year absence, AirFest has quickly become one of America's premiere air — and ground — shows. In addition to its many famed flying acts, AirFest features something you can't see at most air shows...

WI stunt pilot Darrel Massman at Southern Wisconsin Airfest - Janesville Gazette | By GLEN LOYD Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 2:17 am I showed a little bit of Darrel Massman's spectacular stunt flying last week when I visited Southern Wisconsin Airfest. Then I learned that Darrel is from Wisconsin..Ogdensburg..and he barnstorms around the...

Snowbirds pilots land at TheMuseum Friday morning - Waterloo Record | KITCHENER — Two pilots with the Snowbirds military precision flying team will be at TheMuseum in Kitchener on Friday. The Royal Canadian Air Force air demonstration team is booked for an airshow Saturday and Sunday at the Waterloo Region International...

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at our London Site from RAF Museum London News | To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne the Royal Air Force Museum has put together a programme of events that celebrate Her Majesty's reign whilst commemorating the best that Britain and the Museum's site in London has to offer. Activities include the Museum's participation in the Thames River Pageant on Sunday 3rd, book signings on Monday and Tuesday (4th & 5th), whilst on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday we will be giving members of the public the opportunity to try a new sport with the best of the Royal Air Force. On the evening of 4th, look up...

Tour, fly in restored B-17 bomber visiting Missouri on Salute to Veterans tour - Lakenewsonline.com | Tour or catch a ride in the B-17 when it stops in Jefferson City on its Salute to Veterans national tour. By Anonymous “Aluminum Overcast,” the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, will descend upon Jefferson City Memorial Airport...

'Wings Of Freedom' Tour Lands In Concord - Martinez News-Gazette | Those living around the Concord airport are accustomed to the sound of planes buzzing overhead, but likely few ever get the opportunity to catch a sight of such historic aircraft, which include those most typically associated with the era: the B-17...

June events: Bard to Warbirds - The Aucklander | The NZ Warbirds Association commemorates D-Day Landings on June 6 1944 with an open day at Ardmore Airport. Stunning practice flying displays include the Spitfire, Harvards plus demonstrations by pyrotechnics and parachutists...

Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure 2012 A Fly, Play, Learn From the Masters Event from WAI Connect Blog by Amy Laboda | Christina Tindle, M.A., has created a  “One of a Kind,” fly-in symposium for women, in which she will reveal her Woman Wise Airmanship Model. The adventure shares stimulating yet practical information to encourage women to fly and revitalizes women pilots, all towards energizing today's wilting aviation industry. "How do we do that?" Tindle asks. "By making the wings fit."...

Unique Amelia Earhart Relic Found On Nikumaroro? - AVweb | Pieces of glass found a year ago on Nikumaroro Island in the southwest Pacific may add to circumstantial evidence that Amelia Earheart lived there as a castaway, but there are complications. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) have been on the otherwise uninhabited island searching for any evidence that Earhart crashed near the...

Shannon Recognized for Commitment to Naval Helicopter Community - Bay Net | More than 30 years ago, young naval aviator Lt. Bill Shannon piloted a helicopter for the first time. Excited about navigating the aircraft and even more so the Navy, young Lt. Shannon was unaware that he'd help shape the future of naval aviation...

The A-10 Is at War on Its 40th Anniversary - Defense Media Network | Before any A-10 reached a squadron, a very public tragedy struck: On June 3, 1977, an A-10 crashed at Le Bourget Field, France in the middle of the Paris Air Show, mortally injuring Fairchild chief test pilot Howard “Sam”...

Shaw captain named top AF fighter tactician - Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base | Chennault was commander of the famed "Flying Tigers" in World War II, whose innovative tactics made him victor in the air and a legend among aviators. His job is to prepare the 20th Operations Group's 157 pilots with the tactics they need to succeed in...

Pilot's circumnavigation attempt is up in the air - Burton Mail | David Jones, 32, from Tutbury, is set to take on the test with his friend and fellow Derby Aero Club member Jonathan Mitchell next month. A date has yet to be set for the flight, which will cover the whole of the British coastline, as the pair will...

100-year-old takes to the skies for the first time - Cambridge Network | Although our Aero Club does not have any definitive records, we are quite certain that John is the oldest person ever to fly in one of our aeroplanes, and we believe it is unlikely that few people of his age, or older have flown in an aeroplane for the...

Gone West: Modeler And Legend, Bill Northrop from Aero-News Network | Champion Free Flight And Radio Control Modeler Was 89 One of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and aeromodeling legends has passed away. Bill Northrop, 89, was a champion free flight and radio control competitor, columnist, publisher and model builder in an aeromodeling career that began in 1936, the same year AMA was founded, when he was 14 years old...

Team Plans Transatlantic Electric Flight from AVwebFlash Current Issue | A new company called Flight of the Century Inc. announced last week they intend to fly an electric-powered aircraft nonstop across the Atlantic, following Charles Lindbergh's famous route between New York and Paris. To solve the problem of limited battery life, the design team plans to use small drones that will meet up with the airplane en route and recharge the batteries in flight. "Our purpose in setting out on this very difficult path is to force innovation that drives electric flight technology forward in a significant and measurable way," said Chip Yates, CEO of the company...

Respect the Airplane, Or the Guppy Will Bite You! from photorecon.net | Michael Robinson is the newest Flight Engineer aboard NASA’s Super Guppy transport, the bulbous amalgam of 1940's aviation technology, 1960's entrepreneurial spirit, and Airbus Industries’ 1970's answer for moving large airplane parts around Europe.   NASA displayed the sole airworthy Super Guppy at the 2012 Joint Services Open House at Joint Base Andrews MD in May...

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft - Travel for Aircraft | Space Shuttles, orbiters, were able to land at several places on the planet but landed at only one of two facilities — the Kennedy Space Center and Edwards Air Force Base. Each orbiter was serviced, assembled and launched from the Kennedy Space Center so a way to transport a Shuttle to Cape Kennedy was devised by carrying it atop a modified Boeing B-747. Two aircraft were modified into Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, as termed by NASA. Obvious modifications are the additional vertical fins on the horizontal stabilizer as well as the three attachment points on the dorsal surface of the fuselage — these mated to the three attachment points on each orbiter used to join with the external fuel tank on each space flight launch....

IASAR Supports the Special Olympics Summer Games - Saturday, June 2nd



IASAR - Supporting Special Olympics in Indiana
Special Olympics   |  Summer Games    |  Games Schedule 
Saturday -June 2nd, 2012
IASAR Supports the Summer Games

We are excited to be flying our UH-1 Huey helicopter in to the Special Olympics Summer Games at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. We will flyover the Summer Games activities at Marks Field at approx. 4:45pm this Saturday, June 2nd. IASAR is
helping to support Finish Line and their team volunteer efforts with the State of Indiana Special Olympics.


Making Memories

The Special Olympics Victory Dance starts at 8pm in Olympic Town. Most of the 2,600 athletes at the games will be attending the dance, so our departure flyover will be an exciting way to start the evening's event and end a terrific day of sports and camaraderie.

If you would like to take part in this special event and help with fuel costs, please contact Jill at 317-549-5900.
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317-549-5900 | http://www.iasar.org

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WOUNDED AIR FORCE VET BECOMES PILOT WITH HELP FROM ABLE FLIGHT 
 Tony Pizzifred is a member of a very select group, a distinction he'd rather not have. In the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan the number of Air Force veterans who were wounded in combat is quite small compared to the other services, but on March 13, 2004, while serving as an MP at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Tony stepped on a landmine and lost his left leg below the knee. 
Remarkably, after rehabilitation and therapy, Tony returned to duty in the Middle East as the first Air Force MP amputee to do so.
Now, working at Cape Canaveral in rocket launch operations, Tony began to learn to fly in Texas and then with Voyager Aviation in Florida, and was close to completion when he ran short of funds. With a scholarship from Able Flight he completed his training and passed his checkride on May 13th. To learn more about Tony, visit here.
STUDENTS BEGIN TRAINING AT PURDUE
May 19 marked the kickoff of more than five weeks of intensive flight and ground school instruction for six Able Flight Scholarship winners who are training at Purdue University.
The six student pilots are Jason Jernigan of Florida, Wesley Major of Delaware, Devon Radloff of Wisconsin, Tyrell Rhodes of Illinois, Steven Scott of California and Matt Sponaugle of West Virginia.
The students' typical day consists of a training flight in the morning followed by a post flight briefing with their Purdue instructor, ground school and independent study, and weather permitting, an afternoon or early evening flight followed by another briefing.
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Thanks to the support of the TBMOPA Foundation, Able Flight pilot Jessica Scharle has been awarded a scholarship to train at Falcon Aviation Academy to  become an FAA-certified Airline Dispatcher.
In 2008, Jessica became the first woman to earn her pilot certificate with an Able Flight scholarship, and later earned her Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate, all while working a full-time job in the Atlanta area.
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RFD welcomes Thunderbird #8 ahead of AirFest 2012 - WREX-TV | Thunderbird #8 arrived at the Chicago Rockford International Airport around 2:00 pm, and the airport is expecting many more planes over the next two days as it prepares for the year festival. Some expected arrivals include a C-40 Presidential Jet,...

Wings Over Gillespie takes off in El Cajon this weekend - U-T San Diego | Spectators watch the Wings Over Gillespie Air Show from under a World War II-era A-26 Invader. “The Pacific Princess,” a B-25 bomber, takes off at the Wings Over Gillespie Air Show at Gillespie Field. Howard Lipin • UT photos For the 17th annual Wings...

USO Patriotic Festival Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show - The Virginian-Pilot | Patriotic Festival Presents Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show Featuring US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron (Air Show Center at 18th Street & Oceanfront, 11:30am- 4:00pm) Parachute teams, amphibious demonstrations, Geico Skytypers...

Wings over Waukesha to celebrate centennial of flight from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The Wings over Waukesha Air Show in Wisconsin will celebrate the centennial of flight in Waukesha County with an expanded airshow. The show is slated for Aug. 25-26 at Waukesha County Airport (UES)...

RAF Gets Ready For RIAT from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen | RAF display teams have launched the start of the Royal International Air Tattoo Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Queen’s anniversary will be the main theme for this year’s event, the world’s largest military air show, from 6th to 8thJuly at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. Flight Lieutenant Phil Bird was born in Fairford 32 years ago and now...

Fairford flies the flag for tattoo - This is Gloucestershire | Air Tattoo chief executive Tim Prince said: "We have an exceptional line-up of aircraft. "As well as a special mass fly-past of Hawks in an EIIR formation, the tattoo will feature seven aerobatic display teams including Al Fursan, a newly-formed team...

Air Force showcases skills in rehearsal - China Post | TAIPEI--The Air Force showcased its flight skills in a rehearsal Wednesday in Hsinchu, as a preview for an air show to be held Saturday in the northern city. Highlights of the rehearsal at the Hsinchu air base included a 30-minute performance by the...

Air shows at RMAF Subang base - New Straits Times | Royal Malaysian Air Force's Smokey Bandits team performing an aerial display with MiG-29 fighter jets at an airshow in Singapore in February. File pic The highlight will be an aerial display of the air force's fighters, comprising a Sukhoi Su-30MKM...

Crew Preparing Diamond Lil for Ferry Flight from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association | The Commemorative Air Force's B-24 Diamond Lil is being prepared for a ferry flight back to Addison, Texas, after a hydraulic malfunction last Saturday that caused the vintage World War II bomber's nose gear to collapse during a scheduled passenger flight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. CAF reported no injuries to the 16 people (passengers and crew) on board and minimal damage to the aircraft.

WWII veteran reunites with B-17 bomber - Stars and Stripes | It's hard for John Campbell to talk about his history. When he relives different events now that bring back memories of the war, he changes the subject. "Every time I think about what is missing, I start choking up. We had lots of good times together and we had lots of bad times," the 88-year-old Odessan said Saturday. For three years during World War II, he served as a flight engineer and top gunner with the Air Force and flew in 35 missions over Europe on a B-17 bomber....

World War II vet talks to Hoffman Estates students - Chicago Daily Herald | But it also brought him some enjoyment, both socially and in the action of being the tail gunner of a B-17 during World War II in Europe. Hofmann, 86, of Palatine shared his experiences with about 45 AP US History classmates of his grandson,...

Former RAF man remembers coronation flypast of 1953 - Buckinghamshire Advertiser | There were thunderstorms all over the sky and the flypast had to be postponed several times. Eventually the weather improved at around 5pm and we took off. We flew along the Thames Estuary but there were no navigation aids in our planes so the leaders...

Bringing back 1981 from Photorecon | She once felt the wind rushing against her airframe as she was thrown with a controlled violence into the blues skies of the Pacific Ocean, off of the USS Midway CV-41. Number 1981 was a McDonald Douglas RF-4B Phantom II, and a member of VMFP-3, a U.S. Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron that was assigned to...

Lindbergh’s goggles on display at San Diego museum from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The goggles worn by Charles Lindbergh during his historic flight across the Atlantic in 1927 are now on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in honor of the flight’s 85th anniversary...

June events at Grissom Air Museum - Kokomo Perspective | Wednesday, June 6th at 9:00 AM, the restoration team from Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be flying in with their C-47 for a tour. 5.) The Lafayette Family YMCA will be visiting us on June 13th at 10:30, and the Boys and Girls Club of...

ICON Aircraft Demonstrates Historic Safety Achievement from PR Newswire: Airlines/Aviation | ICON AircraftLOS ANGELES -- ICON Aircraft announced earlier this year that it successfully completed spin-resistance testing of its A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft to the standard specified by the FAA for Part 23 certified aircraft.  This historic...

Fighter pilot for a day - Fox News | Who can resist the cool flight suit, the aviator sunglasses --and let's not forget the flying. Sky Combat Ace in Henderson, Nev. let's you pretend you're a fighter pilot high above desert --and you better buckle up because you're about to have the...

Allison Rupp: Farragut man receives flight award for 50 years of flying - Knox News | If it's nice outside, most people might go for a bike ride or take a drive with the windows down. But Chris Linn of Farragut boards his small plane with his wife Judy and takes flight instead. "We like to fly regularly, especially in the summer and fall," Linn said. "Sometimes it's three or four times a week. If it's a nice day, I say, 'Let's go flying.'"...

Former Scranton bishop still serving diocese, flying planes - The Times-Tribune | ...the 84-year-old bishop emeritus wants to continue his more than 50-year hobby of flying small planes, he will soon undergo surgery to correct a heart murmur that could ground him if he fails a physical required by the Federal Aviation Administration...

Program will help future pilots take off with aviation career - mydesert.com | A large and looming commercial pilot shortage inspired a group of Coachella Valley aviators to offer a free training program to students interested in careers in aviation. Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, projects an additional 460,000 pilots will be needed in the next 20 years to facilitate the worldwide movement of cargo and people...

Free flights, big smiles - Airdrie Echo | Gray Goode thanks pilot Lester Block after being taken on a free flight as part of the Airdrie Flying Club's COPA for Kids Junior Aviator Day on Saturday at the Airdrie Air Park. By Chris Simnett — Reporter Gray Goode's smile was as big as the sky...

Hypersonic Flight from AirSpace by The National Air and Space Museum | The day is Thursday, February 24, 1949; the pens on the automatic plotting boards at South Station are busy tracking the altitude and course of a rocket, which just moments before had been launched from a site three miles away on the test range of the White Sands Proving Ground. The rocket is a V-2, one of many brought to the United States from Germany after World War II. By this time launching V-2s had become almost routine for the crews at White Sands, but on this day neither the launch nor the rocket are...

X-37B to land in June from RLV and Space Transport News | Vandenberg Air Force Base has released a statement stating that theX-37B vehicle, denoted as the Orbital Test Vehicle mission or OTV-2, will return to earth "during the early- to mid-June timeframe". The vehicle...

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5th Anniversary of the OC Air Show flies over the beach June 9 & 10 - WGMD Radio | The 5th annual OC Air Show will light up the skies over Ocean City June 9th and 10th. This year's OC Air Show will be bigger and better than ever. Added to the 5th anniversary show – the A-10 Thunderbolt – also known as the Warthog, the flying gun and...

Warbirds Over the Roanoke event
- South Hill Enterprise | Mike Hollowell, of the Raleigh-Durham RC Club, prepares his beautiful scale WWII B-25 Mitchell bomber for a flight during the 95th Squadron Warbird Fly-In at last year's event. Models like this from all eras will be in abundance at the Warbirds Over... 

NV Air National Guard to hold open house June 9 in Reno from RGJ.com | RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Air National Guard is inviting the public to an open house at its base in Reno on June 9. More than a dozen types of aircraft will be on display from 10 a.m.

Ric Peterson
– Warbird Radio | Air show announcer, Canadian talk radio super star and stand-up comedian Ric Peterson joins Matt Jolley on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Tune in this Wednesday morning at 10am (EASTERN) and hear what’s going on in Ric’s world as the 2012 air show season gets underway.  For more information on Ric Peterson just click [...]

Photo Gallery: US Navy Leap Frogs land in Spokane
- KXLY Spokane | US Navy Leap Frogs come in for a smooth landing in Riverfront Park's Lilac Bowl. With the wind just right, a team of three parachute team members jumped out of a C-130 hurtling toward the Earth on Wednesday evening. The United States Navy Leap Frogs...

Airshow & Fly-In Poster Unveiled
- Patch.com | By Jennifer Squires Watsonville Airshow & Fly-In poster contest winners include: Stephen Phillips, Shane Brosio, Lexi Estrada and Melissa Ramirez. Senior Melissa Ramirez won the first-place prize; her design will be the official poster for the 48th ...

Just fly the Tricolour Arrows with a black trail
- The time | But if we were still honoring the armed forces and - simultaneously - the victims of the earthquake, there would be a way: four Tricolour Arrows flying in the sky of Rome. Four: three to draw the colors of the flag and a fourth plane in line,...

Chocks away as it is lift off for annual air show
- Swindon Advertiser | ALL eyes will be on the sky this summer as the world's largest air show puts on a royal display. The arrival of jet planes and a parachute display marked the launch of this year's Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford...

Woodspring Wings model air show brings thousands of aircraft enthusiasts to Yatton
- This is Somerset | Thousands of aircraft enthusiasts will be winging their way to North Somerset for one of the country's biggest model air shows. The annual Woodspring Wings show, now in its 20th year, takes place over the weekend of July 6 and 7 at the club's airfield ...

'Yankee Lady' and Hornet Set to Fly in for American Pride Day
- Cape May County Herald | The museum has partnered with the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan to fly- in with the B-17 “Yankee Lady” for this occasion. The B-17 will be at the museum all day (9-5) on June 18 and 9:00 am until noon on June 19. Experience an important part of ...

B-24 Repairs
from stickandrudderWTO | Heard moments ago, that the CAF damaged B-24 is going to Addison for repairs, and sounds like it's flying there, and just talk of 'external damage' being repaired to it can carry-on with the tour. Hamilton ? Fingers-crossed.

The Patriot Files: Dear airman
- DVIDS | Mastin's dream began the day he saw the Air Force Thunderbirds perform at Fairchild. Their aerial acrobatics in the F-16 Fighting Falcon left a lasting impression on Mastin, who instantly fell in love with the idea of being a pilot...

US 'Memorial Day' floral tribute 30-5-2012 Wollaton Hall Nottingham UK 507th and 508th PIR 82nd Airborne
- stickandrudderwto | Today, earlier than planned, I did the 'floral tribute' to the men of the 507th and 508th PIR 82nd Airborne, who were based at Wollaton Hall prior to D-Day and  afterwards. Things had to be done early afternoon, because of the 'bad' weather moving-in from the west midlands. However, I did, what I set-out to do today, and that was to remember on US 'Memorial Day' the men, who during one moment in time, once walked the grounds of Wollaton Hall, and streets of the City of Nottingham. My own Grandad, spoke to some of them in Nottingham, and said...

We are excited to be flying our UH-1 Huey helicopter in to the Special Olympics... from IASAR - Indiana Air Search and Rescue's Facebook Wall by IASAR - Indiana Air Search and Rescue | We are excited to be flying our UH-1 Huey helicopter in to the Special Olympics Summer Games at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. We will flyover the Summer Games activities at Marks Field at approx. 4:45pm this Saturday, June 2nd. We are helping to support Finish Line and their team efforts with the State of Indiana Special Olympics...

Vulcan XH558 by PlanesTV.com | Engine Damage Update - issued Wednesday 30th May - 5pm The technical team spent yesterday (Tuesday) investigating the engine damage on XH558, to determine its cause and to start assessing the timescale and cost of rectification. We have already established that both engines No.1 and No.2 on the port side are sadly beyond repair, both having suffered blade damage and the effect of excessive heat. The primary cause of the damage has been determined to be ingestion of silica gel desiccant bags. The most...

New Bronco from Apron 6 | Monday I had the chance to photograph the second bronco from the Bronco Demoteam....

WWII Bomber Makes South Valley Visit - KSEE | The B-17 was his airplane. He calls the left seat home. Back then every flight was dangerous. "I brought one back, it was so badly shot up, they pulled it into the bullpen." He's going back up for a Sentimental Journey. This time he's a passenger...

'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories | 88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Daniel Semsel presented Englewood resident Tom Gardner with the Team Wright-Patt "Volunteer of the Quarter" award for the first quarter of 2012 on May 24. Gardner began volunteering at the museum in 2002 and...

Poll: Awesome Or Ugly? The 1931 Vickers Type 161 Biplane Pusher
from AirPigz by Martt | ...Today I'm trying something new: Awesome or Ugly? It's a simple poll to see what you think about really unusual aircraft while also showing you some thinking from the past that you may have never seen. This...

Oklahoma City Breaks 100-day Barrier for Overhauling a KC-135 - airforce-magazine | Oklahoma City Breaks 100-day Barrier for Overhauling a KC-135: Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center technicians completed programmed depot maintenance on a KC-135 tanker in 99 flow days, the first time they have broken the 100-day barrier, said officials at Tinker AFB, Okla., where the depot is located. They returned the tanker...

Japan continues to invest in its new fifth-generation fighter, the "Divine Spirit" Mitsubishi from CavokBlog | After the U.S., Russia and China, Japan could become the fourth country to have its own fifth-generation fighter. A new game is relatively small in size and weight, will be the first fighter aircraft developed independently in Japan over the past seven decades, the ATD-X "Divine Spirit". The alternative in Japanese...

Sierra Nevada completes four Dream Chaser milestones
from RLV and Space Transport News | ...Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems announces that the Dream Chaser® Space System has successfully completed four additional NASA Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program Milestones. The four Milestones included:...

Mating and Demating, the model device — the MDD from Travel for Aircraft | Space Shuttles were transported atop a specially modified Boeing B-747 — looking much like lovebugs (Plecia nearctica) to me — whenever they could not land at Kennedy Space Center. A machine was used to attach the Shuttle at the embarking point while another would be employed to detach the Shuttle at the debarking point. Two MDDs, each specialized derrick-like assemblies with three hoists attached to a lifting beam, were made — one for Edwards Air Force Base and one for the Kennedy Space Center. Two large cranes were used at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Each assembly was officially known by NASA as a Mate-Demate Device (MDD)...

NASA Proposes a Set of Guidelines to Preserve Apollo Landing Sites on Moon - TopNews United States | Google Lunar X Prize Foundation last week revealed that it will be abiding by the guidelines put forth by NASA. It has been reported that Google Lunar X Prize Foundation, will be sanctioning a prize worth $20m (£13m) to one of the 26 privately funded...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Air show arrives in Kitchener-Waterloo - Sarnia Observer | The "top guns" will put on an adrenaline-pumping exhibition of aerobatics and powered flight over the skies of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. on June 2 and 3, 2012. The Waterloo Air Show had its start four years ago as volunteers created an annual spectacle... 

US Naval Academy graduation - Washington Post | Graduates cheer as the Blue Angels fly over during the US Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta greets graduate Kevin Hillery. Panetta gave the graduation address at the US Naval Academy... 

Thunderbirds InFlight Refuelling Operations from TAKEOFF TUBE  

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Episode 199 – Airshow Interviews
from Airplane Geeks Podcast | David brings us some of his interviews from the May 11-13, 2012 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst air show which returned after a four year hiatus. He spoke with: Col. Chris Patterson from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Jim Record, #7 form the Geico Skytypers,Martin Sheehan, Jeffrey Daniel, and Morten Stoverud from the Northeast Raiders...

Vintage WWII aircraft visit Sacramento
- Sacramento Bee | This weekend McClellan Field will host Wings of Freedom, a national tour of vintage World War II aircraft. The event features a B-17, B-24, P-51 and a special unannounced appearance by a German Messerschmit. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour... 

WWII B-17 Makes South Valley Visit - KSEE | The B-17 was his airplane. He calls the left seat home. Back then every flight was dangerous. "I brought one back, it was so badly shot up, they pulled it into the bullpen." He's going back up for a Sentimental Journey. This time he's a passenger...

Adria Air race: Passengers aircraft flying 50 meters above Jarun
- Dalje.com | On the 9th of June Zagreb will host this year's International Air Race 2012. This race of aircrafts will have two disciplines happening only few meters of Zagreb's Jarun lake. It will be a complete spectacle. for the first time the citizens of Zagreb...

Brother: 'He put his life on the line for this'
- KBOI-TV | Sawyer flew for the Air Force in China with a squadron known as the Flying Tigers. He later died in 1978, and after his death the airport in Emmett along with a street in Garden City were named after him. Chuck's wife Edith recently died and when she...

Mountains yield hundreds of WWII-era planes
from History News Network | Nothing James Browne learned in flight school prepared him for "The Hump," a perilous, Himalayan no-man's land that became a graveyard for hundreds of fearless WWII-era fliers who battled Japanese fighters, impossible weather and a supply route from hell....

Podcast: Jim McCartney's Pilot Stories from AVweb Top News | Jim McCartney's decades-long career as an airline pilot spanned bankruptcies, deregulation, and forced retirement. He captured his story in a book that he wrote with his sister, Angela McCartney Miro, before his death earlier this year. It offers a glimpse into the cockpit of an earlier age.This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation...

INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO FLY DAY SET FOR JUNE 2 AT FREDERICK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT from State Aviation Journal by Kim Stevens | Teaming with Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)  is set to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2.  The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation...

President Obama Awards John Glenn with Medal of Freedom
from SPACE.com | John Glenn joins an elite group of astronauts to receive the nation's highest honor.

SNC Captive Carry test sees Dream Chaser take flight from NASASpaceFlight.com by Chris Bergin | Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) took their spacecraft for a ride on Tuesday, allowing it to taste the Colorado air via a Captive Carry test near the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan airport. Lofted by a Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter, the Dream Chaser was being tested ahead of its debut Free Flight Test later this year...

NASA TV Coverage for SpaceX Dragon Reentry and Splashdown
from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense | NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the International Space Station before its reentry and splashdown on May 31...

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Aerobatic performers from US, Canada and Brazil coming to Wisconsin - Virtual Press Office | The world's best civilian airshow performers, including Sean D. Tucker, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Red Bull Air Force, and others, along with the famous Oshkosh night air show. This year's 60th annual EAA AirVenture event also highlights World War II's...

Black Team Joins Southern Wisconsin AirFEST from US Army Golden Knights by dcook | This weekend took Black Team to Janesville, Wisconsin for the Southern Wisconsin AirFest 2012. Janesville consistently hosts its AirFEST and keeps the Golden Knights in their regular attendance. While it may appear to be your traditional airshow, hosting a healthy line-up of impressive military and civilan acts, this airshow has a unique twist that always leaves Black Team eager to return....

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome airshows take off from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will launch its 2012 airshow season June 2, with staff and volunteers meeting for the annual airshow update. A free public open house will follow the meeting at 1 p.m. New volunteers are invited to come out and sign up on that day because everyone who works on the airfield must attend the safety briefing held at 10 a.m. Volunteers being recruited include aircraft handlers, auto and aircraft mechanics, gift shop BS administrative personnel, and pilots having substantial taildragger experience....

Local lad in Red Arrows - Northern News | It was a royal occasion for Flight Lieutenant James McMillan's first official display duty as a member of the famous Royal Air Force aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows. James, who was brought up in Kerikeri and Ohaeawai, has joined the team as Red...

Royal flypast cleared for take-off - British Forces News | Across the country personnel from the Army, Royal Navy and RAF have been going through their final... The repatriations of two servicemen killed by what appeared to be Afghan police officers in... An investigation is reported to be underway into how...

Was flying ace a real pioneer? - shropshirestar.com | The aeroplane is of a much later design.” He says Maund's aircraft was actually a hand-me-down built by Malcolm Campbell, who later became renowned as the world land and water speed record-breaking ace. Malcolm Campbell with the aircraft he built in...

OTHER VIEWS: The Tyre T. Weaver story - al.com (blog) | By Special to The Birmingham News By Timothy M. Gay On July 26, 1943, 23-year-old Staff Sgt. Tyre T. Weaver of River View, Ala., a flight engineer, was manning the top-turret gun on the B-17 bomber Ruthie II when it was jumped by a swarm of enemy...

Hooper Reed Maplesden - Siskiyou Daily News | He was a pilot of a B-17 crew, which flew 35 missions over Europe in 1944, before being rotated back to the United States. After his discharge in 1945, Hooper worked for the Siskiyou County Road Department for 35 years. On March 1, 1946, Hooper married...

From The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation

NY governor proclaims ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’ from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | New York Governor Cuomo has declared May “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, the aviation industry accounts for more than $50 billion of economic activity every year and employs more than 394,500 people throughout the state. General aviation generates more than $1 billion in economic impact annually in New York, and supports 8,600 jobs...

AN [EXTRA]ORDINARY DAY from Let's Go Flying by Kristen Seaman | It seems only natural to start this post with something cheesy like: “It was a day like any other day…” or “I had no idea when I woke up that morning I would…” and then drag the story out for a few more paragraphs before reaching my point. But, let’s cut to the chase because I know why you’re here. So here you go, folks--I SOLOED!!!  It was awesome, unforgettable, and monumental. In a nutshell, it was everything I dreamed it to be....

Mrs. Alaska U.S. All World Beauties 2012 & Aviation Community Involvement from Let's Go Flying by Ariel Talen-Keller | Being a community leader and a role model for others is an important part of being a state title-holder.  As my year as Mrs. Alaska U.S. All World Beauties is coming to a close and I am preparing for the national pageant, being active in my community and in my aviation community has played a vital role for my platform GirlsFlyToo.   My two community service projects this year include being a Senior Advocate at the Chugiak/Eagle-River Senior Center and as a Peer Mentor at the Covenant House Alaska, a local shelter for teens.  In my aviation community I have worked with my local chapter of Ninety-Nines, local EAA Chapter 42, and the Alaska Aviation Museum....

Natalie's First Scholarship Essay from Life on the Road as a Pilot | I want to personally thank Girls with Wings and the 99's for finding my story worthy of the 2012 Girl's with Wings Scholarship. This will help me to finalize my last hours as a Student Pilot becoming a true Lady Aviator, a dream finally coming true...

The Phabulous Phantom from American Aerospace by J. Terry White | Thirty-six years ago this week, production unit No. 5,000 of the incomparable USAF/McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber was delivered in a public ceremony held at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  This occasion (Wednesday, 24 May 1978) also  marked the 20th anniversary...

Aviation’s Holy Grail from American Aerospace by J. Terry White | Forty-nine years ago today, the USAF/Northrop X-21A Laminar Flow Control (LFC) experimental aircraft exhibited a significant reduction in skin friction drag.  This achievement marked the first time in aviation history that the LFC principle was successfully demonstrated in flight.  Perhaps...

Lockheed Martin offering San Antonio media glimpse of Joint Strike Fighter from Aerospace-Defense News | Lockheed Martin Corp. officials will be in San Antonio on Wednesday to set up an interactive simulation of the company's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

International Learn to Fly Day event planned for FDK from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is teaming with Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2. The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation...

ATC VFR Save from The FlightTime Radio Show | VFR On-Top and the bottom is at 400ft.

FlightTime Radio Show 226 from The FlightTime Radio Show | Milford was in the Key Auto – FlightTime Radio Studio and Charlie was on the road returning from a relaxing few days in the Bahamas!... Charlie called in from the mobile studio and spent the hour with Milford talking about flying. Join in with us and discover the Joy of Flying!

PCDU Episode 88: Dreamtime from Plane Crazy Down Under | 787 Dreamliner (photo by Steven Pam)Boeing have been taking their 787 Dreamliners on the DreamTour, a series of 7 multi-stop flights, or segments, that take one of the 787 test aircraft around the world. Each segment visits multiple countries, allowing airlines & invited guests to get up close to the...

Video: Keeping The ICON A5 From Spinning Out Of Control from AirPigz by Martt | I've kept the long-running ICON A5 project at arms length, watching mostly from pretty far off. The flashy displays at OSH and the overall vibe just felt too much like big-project-promises from the past... and the fact that the airplane has the number '5' in doesn't help any. But having said all that, I can't deny that the airplane is beautiful, the design elements seem well thought out, and it looks like a joy to fly. Who wouldn't want an amphibious flying toy that looks like a sports car and is realistically fairly affordable?...

Space taxi flies over Colorado from Black Horizon by Steve Douglass | JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A space craft was tested in Broomfield on Tuesday. The Dream Chaser is a crew space transportation system. It was built by Sierra Nevada Corporation in partnership with NASA. The Dream Chaser was flown in Jefferson County on Tuesday. The crew of AirTracker7 spotted the space craft on the grass near Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield...

Another Shuttle Mockup from The Original Rocket Dungeon by Dick | I just learned that the old Rockwell/Boeing Downey facility is now home of Downey Studios, an independent film studio (an has been for a while). The site was established in 1929 and was home to the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

LiveAirShowTV to broadcast Baltimore event!


PFLUGERVILLE, TX – May 29, 2012 – The next event in the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, is Baltimore's Star Spangled Sailabration, June 16th-17th.  Beginning June 13th tall ships, and current Navy vessels will arrive in Baltimore's harbor.  Many will be available to tour.  The air show will take place Saturday and Sunday afternoons out in front of Ft. McHenry.  If you're not lucky enough to be one of the 20,000 to 25,000 people to gain access to the grounds at Ft. McHenry, LiveAirShowTV will be your eyes and ears for the show.  "What an honor it is to be on the actual grounds of the fort where Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner!" says Jeff Lee, LiveAirShowTV President. "It is a mix of the old and new in one spot.  We will be at this historic location bringing fans the top military aviation demonstrations of today."

The current schedule includes: F/A 18, H-53 Sea Stallion, E-2 Hawkeye, USCG MH-65 Dolphin SAR Demo, and the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.

This LIVE Internet broadcast will include coverage of the ships and activities in and around the harbor, and will be turned over to LiveAirShowTV both days for the air show.  Keep watching our website (www.LiveAirShowTV.com) for exactly how you can watch this great event.

For more information on the Star Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore, go to: www.StarSpangled200.com

As always follow LiveAirShowTV on Facebook and Twitter.  Links to both are on our home page.  We are your "Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today!"
 

SPARKLING START TO AIR TATTOO PREVIEW

DARE-DEVIL parachutists provided a taste of what's to come when they dropped in to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire today (Tuesday, May 29).

Members of the RAF Falcons parachute display team unfurled a Diamond Jubilee flag as they drifted down to earth from 3,000ft at a special preview of the Royal International Air Tattoo.

The world's biggest military airshow, which will take place on July 7 and 8, is this year celebrating HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and a sparkling display of aircraft touched down to publicise this summer's event.

Children's tv presenter Barney Harwood flew in as the day's special guest, arriving in style courtesy of an RAF Hawk flown by Fairford-born display pilot Flt Lt Phil Bird.

The logo on the flag delivered by the RAF Falcons had been chosen from thousands of entries in a children's design competition run by the BBC's Blue Peter programme, and presenter Barney performed the official raising of the flag, accompanied by the Fanfare team from the Band of the RAF Regiment.

Barney said: "I got my first Airfix kit at the age of eight, and that was a Hawk, so it was incredible to actually fly in one. It relays the message that anything is possible: I used to work in a kennels and now here I am in an RAF jumpsuit. It's such a beautiful aircraft and it was so exciting to fulfil a lifelong ambition."

Five spectacular aircraft touched down at the Gloucestershire airbase, including a Chipmunk with a royal connection - WP903, painted in the bright colours of the Royal Flight, is the actual two-seater trainer aircraft in which Prince Charles learnt to fly – and an RAF Tucano, painted in special Diamond Jubilee livery.

A deHavilland Vampire T11, which entered service with the RAF 60 years ago, was also on show, while a US Air Force MC-130 Hercules, operated by US Special Forces, also flew in, symbolising the close links between the airshow and the USAF.

Air Tattoo Chief Executive Tim Prince said: "It's been great to provide a preview of what's in store in July, as we have an exceptional line-up of aircraft. As well as a special mass flypast of Hawks in an E II R formation, the Air Tattoo will feature seven aerobatic display teams including Al Fursan, a newly-formed team from the United Arab Emirates who'll be making their European debut at the airshow.

"Two countries, Colombia and South Korea, will be making their Air Tattoo debuts, the iconic Avro Vulcan will be here to thrill the crowds, and many of the world's top fast jets will also be joining us in July. The world really is coming to Fairford this year – make sure you don't miss out on the action."

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B-24 Suffers Nose Gear Collapse On Landing in Charlotte - Aero-News Network | "Diamond Lil" Skids Down Runway, But No Injuries | The B-24 "Diamond Lil" was among three WWII aircraft on display and offering rides at the Carolinas Aviation Museum this weekend. A P-51 fighter and the last airworthy B-29 bomber in the world were also brought in by the Commemorative Air Force, the iconic Texas-based nonprofit group that restores and preserves WWII historical aircraft....

'Air Boss' of Bethpage Air Show flies under radar - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Few of the 186000 spectators Sunday at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach took notice of Wayne Boggs standing on a scaffold set up on the boardwalk. But if not for coordination by the husky man wearing a yellow T-shirt emblazoned "Air Boss,"... 


Emmy Nominations for Ohio/Minnesota Aviation Film - CAF Press Release | The Commemorative Air Force, Minnesota Wing Museum, along with Hemlock Films is proud to announce that The Restorers – They Were All Volunteers has been nominated for three Emmy's. The pilot episode of The Restorers is based on the Commemorative Air Force, Minnesota Wing, their members, and their journey to the 68th Doolittle Raiders Reunion in 2010 in Dayton, Ohio.  The Minnesota Wing volunteers are proud to be part of such an amazing series that showcases what they do best, preserve history for future generations to enjoy. The Minnesota Wing is based in South Saint Paul, MN and has resided there since 1971. The Restorers- They Were All Volunteers was nominated in three categories: Best Writing, Technical Achievement, and Best Documentary.  The 2012 The Regional Great Lakes Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, June 2nd in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information about the Emmy's, please visit their website at  http://www.nataslgl.org/index.php.  

Fun and games at Air Show - Times of Swaziland | This year's Swaziland Air show 2012 was not as well-attended as in previous years. During the 2009 air show, about 13 700 people turned out for the event while this time around only about 30 per cent of that...

Photoflying Days 2012 from Apron 6 | The final version of our poster for the photoflying days is ready!...

GALLERY: Jubilee air show is a diamond event - Royston Crow | Over 17000 people attended The Jubilee Air Show at IWM Duxford to bask in the glorious weather and watch stunning aerial displays. The airborne festivities kicked off at 2pm with the powerful Eurofighter Typhoon from 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars....

The Jug from CAF Red Tail Squadron's Blog by CAF Red Tail Squadron | The Tuskegee Airmen flew P-40 Warhawks, P-39 Aircobras and P-47D Thunderbolts before the faster and more agile P-51 Mustangs became available.  The Tuskegee-trained pilots only flew the P-47s for a short time in the field, but it was a memorable airplane for the Airmen and other USAAF pilots for a number of reasons...

OAN 187 - Charles Johnson | Memorial Day edition 

Why America scours the earth for her fallen soldiers - USA TODAY | By Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Temporary name markers of the nine crewmembers of the B-17 nicknamed "Naughty but Nice" are positioned at their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery earlier this month. The plane was shot down in the jungle of... 

Historic Aircraft On Display in Clermont County - WKRC TV Cincinnati | This is the tri-state Warbird Museum at the Clermont County Airport. Among the aircraft on display is a B-25, the same kind of plane used in the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo, the P-51, America's best fighter plane during the war, and even a German...

About 1800 people honor war dead at Palm Springs Air Museum on Memorial Day - The Desert Sun | Brian Nordstrom, 46, a US Navy veteran who served in the first Gulf War, and his sons Rylan, 8, and Sawyer, 2, attend Palm Springs Air Museum's annual flower drop to honor veterans for Memorial Day on Monday in Palm Springs. / Richard Lu/The Desert Sun...

Bomber pilot's daughter is touched by the past - Richmond County Daily Journal | Moore holds a picture of her father as a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II. Moore jumped at the chance to meet a man who knew her father and was with him the night before he died. Pictured from left to right are Eric Freeman (Moore's cousin),...

May 29, 2012 Fly-in Camp outs from Ely Air Lines by Linda Street-Ely | Linda: One of my favorite photos of those I've taken myself is of a yellow Piper Cub snuggled up to a tent along a grass runway in the misty morning sunrise. I took that photo at the first annual Ranger Fly-In, one of several very popular Fly-in/Camp-outs....

Acro Camp Sneak Peek 04: With Friends Like These . . . – Video Episode Show Notes - Airspeed Online | The campers at both of the Acro Camp shoots were very collaborative and supportive of each other.  But that doesn't mean that there wasn't at least a little laughter with (okay, at) each other when stuff went wrong.  And stuff is bound to go wrong when you're learning to fly an aircraft whose center of gravity is behind the mains....

Odyssey of an A-4 Skyhawk Pilot during the Falklands War: Captain Alberto Jorge Philippi's story from David Cenciotti's weblog | Whilst much has been written about the British involvement in the Falklands/Malvinas conflict a short story was written by an Argentinean pilot who was involved in the attack on the beach head at San Carlos. The article written a year after the conflict finished describes how Captain Alberto Jorge Philippi took off from the Rio Grande naval base as a three ship A-4 Skyhawk formation and headed towards the Malvinas at 27,000 feet....

Lockheed: F-35 Oxygen System 'Very Different' Than Troubled Sibling - U.S. News & World Report | The fighter jet fleet in which the Pentagon has staked its future is equipped with a "very different" oxygen system than the one that has plagued the F-22, its Lockheed Martin sibling. After at least 12 cases where F-22 Raptor pilots reported losing... 

Military Airship Floats Toward First Flight from AVwebFlash Current Issue | Northrop Grumman's 300-foot-long, 70-foot-tall, remotely piloted Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) airship is scheduled to fly for the first time in early June at Lakehurst, N.J. The maiden flight could take place anytime between June 6 and 10, weather permitting, and will be followed by a trip to Florida where it will be outfitted with surveillance gear. The LEMV has been designed to operate for the U.S. Army as a surveillance and reconnaissance platform, capable of loitering in the sky for days, or weeks, at a time ... provided it's not really windy at its operating altitude...

Summer at the Smithsonian - airspacemag.com | Planning a visit to the Museum? We provide some helpful hints.
 

Give Me A Chance Challenge launched at Elvington Air Museum - The Press, York | A NEW scheme to help young people into employment will be launched today at Elvington Air Museum. The Give Me A Chance Challenge, which helps students with communication, confidence and jobs skills, will be launched at the Battle Group North event at...

Video of 80-Year-Old's Plunge To Earth Goes Viral; Watch It - The Ledger | For her 80th birthday last year, Laverne Everett fulfilled a longtime wish: She parachuted from a plane. But her tandem jump with an instructor from 13,000 feet above Earth did not go as planned. Everett nearly slipped out of her harness....

Video: Enter The Dragon - ISS Crew Answers Questions From Inside The SpaceX Dragon from AirPigz by Martt | The youtube channel for NASAtelevision has been posting a lot of great videos of what's been taking place with the Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station in the last few days. The Dragon is the first commercial/private spacecraft to demonstrate the capability of resupplying the ISS, and is expected to add the capability of being a manned capsule sometime in the next three years....

SpaceX Mission Milestones Recapped from Spaceports | Mission milestones of the first commercial spaceflight to visit the International Space Station are recapped... 

Explorer en-route to Space center Houston from The Original Rocket Dungeon by Dick | Shuttlebration is coming.  Photo via Tookies, the best hamburger joint in the Houston area (or possibly everywhere)....

Mating and Demating a Space Shuttle — when NASA got sexy by travelforaircraft | The MDD essentially is a gantry structure supporting a large hoist ("lift beam" in NASA speak), like those seen at port facilities. The MDD is unique in that its design enabled the attaching or detaching of an orbiter to a modified Boeing B-747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft....