Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Video: The Blue Angels performance attracts thousands to Marine Corp Base Hawaii - KITV Honolulu | Families had fun under aircraft wings, had plenty to eat, and explored the big planes. However, everyone was waiting for the stars of the event, the Blue Angels. Blue Angels fan Norman Glenn said, "It's a pretty spectacular show; the speed, the ...

Stunts, Royal Canadian Air Force jet wow crowd during Chico Air Show 2012 - Enterprise-Record | CHICO -- Eyes were on the skies as hundreds of people watched the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet whoosh and scream by Saturday afternoon during Chico Air Show 2012. Visitors appeared delighted with the show, which ends its three-day run ... Gallery

Wings Over McConnell Air Show Helping to Inspire Next Generation - KAKE | Wings Over McConnell Air Show Helping to Inspire Next Generation. The roar of the planes over McConnell Air Force Base is familiar to Wichita's Mack Curry. "I retired here in 1995. I was in the Air Force 24 years," Curry said. The sound is also ...

Air show delights crowd despite rain - Rome News Tribune | Sleeping in Saturday anywhere north of Rome was out of the question as the inaugural Wings Over North Georgia Air Show opened with an F/A-18 Hornet military jet thundering through the sky. Even the showers that started the day and came back at the end ...

Lake Water Wheel 7th Annual Fly-in set for Oct. 6 - Your Houston News | The 7th annual Lake Water Wheel fly-in is set for Saturday, Oct. 6. The event begins at 9 a.m. and will feature a barbecue lunch served at noon for 7 a plate. The community is invited to enjoy family fun and look at many different types of air planes.

National Championship Air Races - Nevada from TAKEOFF TUBE

Red Arrows pilot to give talk at Stamford Chamber of Trade and Commerce ... - Rutland and Stamford Mercury | A PILOT in the Red Arrows will give a talk at Stamford Chamber of Trade and Commerce next meeting. The meeting will take place at New College Stamford on Thursday, October 25, at 6.30pm. Flt Lt Mike Child, from Woodhall Spa, currently flies in the Red ...

Photoflying days: Thursday (part IX) from Apron 6 | ...a making-off picture from our first ‘real’ nightshoot at the photoflying days...

B-25 Bomber Brings History To Billard Airport - WIBW | October 1st is the final day for the B-25 Bomber in Topeka. Touring the plane is free but a five dollar donation is requested. Rides on "Maid in the shade," start at $395. All money raised goes back into restoration efforts to preserve the historical ...

The army that saved the Superfortress  - Lincoln Journal Star | A volunteer restoration crew at the Strategic Air & Space museum has brought one of the few surviving Boeing B-29 Super Fortresses back to life after six years and some 23,000 hours of work by the museum's restoration staff and dedicated volunteers.

Captured U.S. Thunderbolt. “Fighter P-47 d-2 (serial... from Planeshots | Captured U.S. Thunderbolt. “Fighter P-47 d-2 (serial number 42-8370) 355 1st fighter Group 8-th United States AIR FORCE air army was lost in the vicinity of Qana 08.11.1943. This is the first P-47, captured by the Germans... MORE

September 30, 2003: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Moves In by National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian | On September 30, 2003, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird moved into its new home at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For many years, it rested in a storage shed at Washington Dulles International Airport. Today, it is one of the first aircraft visitors see when they enter the museum.

Pilot turns aviation artifacts into private museum - Daily Comet | As a boy, one Houma aviator's passion for planes grew deeper than the enjoyment most children get from watching aircrafts take off or making paper airplanes in school. Charlie Lindy Hammonds was named after Charles Lindbergh, U.S. Army Air Corps ...

Airport hears plans for aviation museum: ‘We have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stuff,’ says presenter from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | WILEY FORD, W.Va. — Retired Northwest Airlines captain Steve Van Kirk and his brother Malcolm Van Kirk provided the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority with a presentation on a proposed aviation heritage museum during its monthly meeting Thursday.“We would like you to think about it a little bit and see if this is something you would even entertain,” said Steve Van Kirk, who indicated that...

Pingree Park contains some hidden hiking gems - The Coloradoan | To visit the B-17 crash site, travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left and travel 26 miles through Poudre Canyon to County Road 63E, Pingree Park Road. Turn left and travel 17.5 miles to the Stormy ...

What World War II Meant to Comic Books and Vice Versa, Today at the New ... - Patch.com | “Comic books enjoyed new heights of popularity during this war, and it remained a fertile setting for comics for many years after,” said Gina Marie Alimberti of the air museum. Many of comics' old masters, including Marvel Comics impresario Stan Lee, ...

(VIDEO) Pottstown Airport Community Day has kids... - The Mercury | Both women said Airport Community Day is a wonderful thing, especially for children who have never been up close to an airplane before. Bedrossian said she has loved piloting a plane with the Young Eagles, giving free plane rides to children ages 8 to 17.

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Thunderbirds delight crowd at McConnell air show - Kansas.com | Jensen, an Air Force major and the only woman piloting one of six Thunderbirds this season, flew Saturday and returns for a second show Sunday at the Wings Over McConnell Open House and Air Show at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. She flies jet ...

Chico Air Show - KHSL | "Even if you've been to Chico Air Show in the past Chico Air Show 2012 is something new your going to want to head out its never the same," said marketing coordinator Patterson. The Chico Air Show is held every other year and if you still want to catch ...

Courtland Air Show brings out crowds - al.com (blog) | "He's an ACE, an Aerobatic Competency Evaluation pilot," Achord said of Koontz, referring to a rigorous certification program by the International Council of Air Shows. Keith Davis, a pilot from Fayetteville, Tenn., was flying a two-seater Pitts ...

Fly In visitors enjoy planes, automobiles - Alton Telegraph | Pilot Mike Wilson of St. Charles, Mo., pushes his Davis 2A plane into the lineup Saturday morning after flying into St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto to participate in the 18th annual Fly In and automobile show. Hundreds of spectators came out to ...

Aerobatic air show planned at Airport Fun Day - La Junta Tribune Democrat | The main aerobatic team for Saturaday's Airport Fun Day at the La Junta Municipal Airport is the Rocky Mountain Renegades. The group has been together for three years, but this is their first year to fly air shows. There are nine members, but they ...

Malta needs a Spitfire - Times of Malta | I read with great pleasure in The Sunday Times that a Spitfire, the most famous World War II aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force, would be taking part in the Malta International Air Show. I am surprised that, after World War II, the British in ...

Patrol the sky Poitevin  - New Republic | Yesterday, the Patrouille de France repeated the flight that will take place this afternoon at Poitiers-Biard airport to the meeting AEROTOP. NR Sunday brings you with the drivers in alphajets ... Eight planes in the sky, but fifty ...

Video: Turkish Stars ( Türk Yıldızları ) - ILA Berlin Air Show 2012 [ HD ... by Serdar kalaycı | 7x Northrop NF-5A (Turkish Stars) - Full Display at ILA Berlin Air Show 2012 (HD)by 0HV112865 views; ILA Berlin Air Show Turkish Star ( Türk Yıldızları ) 15.09.2012 6:01. Watch Later ILA Berlin Air Show Turkish Star ( Türk ...

Air 14 Payerne Switzerland from Passion for aviation by Xavier Cotton | This film clip worthy of the "Top Gun" logo with "AIR 14" were presented to the press last Wednesday. They announce one of the largest European meetings in 2014, consists of more than 300 aircraft and attracting nearly 400,000 spectators at Payerne in Switzerland. In 2004, on a single weekend "Air 04" had already attracted more than 270,000 spectators around the last major airshow held in Payerne...

Naval aviator returns to underwater site of 1974 crash - CNN | Twenty miles from shore and 80 feet under the Atlantic, parts of Besal's past were brought to the surface. Nearly 38 years ago, the naval aviator made a critical decision that almost cost him his life and ultimately defined it. A pilot visits ...

Video: WWII Mosquito takes to the skies - TVNZ | The world's only WWII-era Mosquito bomber capable of flying has made history with its first flight since the 1940s. Thousands of aircraft enthusiasts were at Ardmore airport, south of Auckland, today to witness the historic moment....

Replica WWII-era Spitfire: Accident occurred September 29, 2012 at Whanganui Airport - New Zealand from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | There was minor damage to the plane A replica WWII-era Spitfire plane has made an emergency landing at Whanganui Airport after its wheels malfunctioned. The pilot, the sole occupant of the plane, was unhurt in the incident which happened about 6:15pm today.Airport manager Allan MacGibbon said the pilot had been forced to make a "belly landing" on grass after the plane's wheels failed.The ...

VIDEO: See the Pitcairn Mailwing Arrive from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | Mike Posey of the Posey Brothers Inc., a rare aircraft restoration company based in Robbinsville, New Jersey, tells what it was like restoring one of two remaining PA-8 Mailwings. The circa 1931 aircraft is housed at the Wings of Freedom Museum. Cars nearly drove off the road at the sight. A black-and-yellow streak heading from Robbinsville, N.J...

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P-51 Mustangs in the air - The P-51 Mustang Video - "Sketches of Freedom"
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Lowell Bayles - ConsimWorld  - Consim World |...Bayles flew the Gee Bee Model X in the Cirrus Derby in 1930, coming in second and sharing the $7000 purse with the Granvilles. In 1931, Bayles piloted a Gee Bee Model E Sportster in the Ford National Reliability Air Tour, coming in fourth in the point standing and winning the Great Lakes Trophy for a total of $2000 in prize money. At the 1931 National Air Races, Bayles and the Gee Bee Model Z, christened the "City of Springfield," cleaned up, first winning the $7500 Thompson Trophy prize then the Shell Speed dash, breaking the speed record for the course, then won the Goodyear Trophy race...

30 Pictures: Pilots N Paws "Dog is My Copilot Rescue Flyway 2012" from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | More than 300 dogs are being airlifted from Charlotte NC to various cities, including Jacksonville, where they'll be placed in no-kill shelters as a part of the Pilots N Paws "Dog is My Copilot Rescue Flyway 2012". Ten aircraft with 40 dogs, give or take an extra stowaway, arrived at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport in Jacksonville, Fl on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Young Eagles Flight Rally - Tampabay.com | About Events. Tampa Bay things to do big and small are featured here. Use us for your calendar of events as you plan fun things to do in Tampa this weekend and in coming weeks. Young Eagles Flight Rally. Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. ...


Saturday, September 29, 2012

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'Fat Albert' is in town for air show - Hawaii News Now Video | He is the opening act to the big headliner of the Kaneohe Bay Airshow this weekend. These Blue Angels could not perform without him. We're talking about "Fat Albert". "Welcome to Fat Albert Airlines," the Blue Angels' crew exclaimed. I got to jump on ...

Skies over Chico come alive today, Sunday for air show - Enterprise-Record | Team Rocket (Eric Hansen and Ken Fowler) criss-cross as the sun sets behind them in the Twilight Air Show at the Chico Municipal Airport on Friday. Nearly a dozen performances are planned today and Sunday in the skies over the airport.(Jason Halley ...

Fun propelled to new heights at Chico Air Show - Mercury-Register | John Freckman flies in his Nanchang CJ-6 plane over north Chico as he gives a ride-along in preparation for the air show at the Chico Municipal Airport on Friday...

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in flight again today - Rome News Tribune | Thousands of pairs of eyes will squint into the sunlight as they watch the daring Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform fascinating feats across the sky as the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show continues today through Sunday. The Richard B. Russell ...

Warbirds Over Paso Airshow brings family fun and history to the Central Coast - KSBY San Luis Obispo News | During World War II, planes helped get our soldiers home safe. They played a large role in our fight, and SATURDAY, they're being celebrated. Retired Warbirds rarely seen flying will make their re-debut over the Central Coast at the Warbirds Over Paso ...

Daring Pilots Soar Above Grayson County - KTEN | GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Top pilots took to the skies over Texoma, putting on a daring display at the North Texas Regional Airport. The U.S. National Aerobatic Championships has been happening in Denison...

Red Arrows hit a hitch - Times of Malta | “The team's engineers are currently doing their very best to have the aircraft serviceable again but it is not yet known if the Red Arrows will be able to perform in Malta,” said Joe Ciliberti, president of the Malta Aviation Society. Most other ...

Breaking News: Light Aircraft Crashes During Bandung Air Show - Jakarta Globe | A training aircraft crashed on Saturday while doing an aerobatic maneuver during the Bandung Air Show 2012 at Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The plane crashed at about 11:30 a.m. and exploded, with thick black ...

Ninety-Nines’ museum, headquarters promote women in aviation from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale | From News OK: Ninety-Nines’ museum, headquarters promote women in aviation history   | In 1929, 86 women pilots met to form an organization that wasn’t named until two years later, when 99 female pilots met again.  The Ninety-Nines were born. The women...

Guilty Plea From Man Accused Of Shooting At Antique Airplane - from Aero-News Network | Had Been Charged With Interfering With The Plane's Flight A Hayden, AL, man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to interfering with the June flight of a restored biplane landing at a private airfield beside his Blount County home by firing several shotgun blasts, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Haley III. Jason Allen McCay, 36, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins to one count of attempting to interfere with the authorized operation of an aircraft flying in the United States...

Young Eagles at Pine Mountain Lake - EAA Chapter 1337 | Children ages 8-17 welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to complete and sign a Young Eagles Registration Form prior to flying for each participating child. For more program ...

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Jenn Bates flies with the Air Force Thunderbirds - KWCH | Some call them America's ambassadors in blue, but they are more commonly known as the Thunderbirds. They are the best the U.S. Air Force has to offer, traveling across the country displaying the aerobatic skills that prove they are America's elite pilots...

Army Golden Knights Expected To Be Among Show Favorites - KAKE | Historically, the Army's parachute team did not start out as the Golden Knights. It formed as the strategic army command parachute team in 1959, but after winning two consecutive gold medals in competition, they were dubbed, "The Golden Knights." ...

Warbirds Over Paso Airshow brings family fun and history to the Central Coast - KSBY San Luis Obispo News | During World War II, planes helped get our soldiers home safe. They played a large role in our fight, and SATURDAY, they're being celebrated. Retired Warbirds rarely seen flying will make their re-debut over the Central Coast at the Warbirds Over Paso ...

Vintage airplanes flying over Saginaw River during Saturday's River of Time ... - The Saginaw News - MLive.com | Visitors at River of Time will see Hayward's Boeing as well as a 1943 L-Z Taylorcraft on loan from the Saginaw Valley Air Museum and F-6 intermediate fighter plane, flown by Eric Engler from Caro. “We were asked to do this and our organization is ...

Simsbury Airport Fly-In draws record 10000 visitors - Foothills Media Group | SIMSBURY — The 2012 Simsbury Fly-In & Car Show, held Sept. 23 at Simsbury Airport, featured a flyover by a giant military cargo jet, maneuvers by the Yankee Clippers formation team, a World War I fighter plane replica and visits from two LifeStar ...

Air to Air in a 1941 Vought F4U-1A Corsair with John Hinton from Julie in the SkyJulie in the Sky by Julie in the Sky | I had the great pleasure to go flying in a 1941 Vought F4U-1A Corsair with John Hinton as the pilot from Planes of Fame Air Musuem. When I approached the Corsair, all I could do is stare in awe at the majestic gull wings of the aircraft. After I collected myself, I walked around and[...]

Reno Air Races & The Great Reno Balloon Race - Videos By The University Of Nevada from AirPigz by Martt | Sometimes I just don't understand the internet. These two videos put out by the University of Nevada have been on youtube for a week now but have hardly been viewed... but these videos are fantastic! In my opinion they should have thousands and thousands of views by now. They are apparently part of a 'This Is Nevada' project and they each showcase an awesome aviation-oriented event that takes place in Reno during the month of September. For 2012, The Great Reno Balloon Race took place September 7-9 and then the Reno Air Races of course took place September 12-16....

More pix from The Reno Air Races from Julie in the SkyJulie in the Sky by Eric James Swearingen | Another Gallery of images from the 2012 National Championship Air Races and Air Show at Reno, NV.

5th Annual Flighter Fight Against Cancer Fly-In - WSET | Danville, VA - The runway at a small airport in South Boston had a lot of traffic Friday, but not with regular sized planes. Folks gathered at William Tuck Airport to watch mini-aircrafts. It was all for 5th annual Flighter Fight Against Cancer Fly-In ...

Plane rally a first for WA - inmycommunity | Matt Hall, from the Red Bull air races, will attend the event for a meet-and-greet with visitors. There will also be aviation workshops and a question-and-answer session with Jill Bailey, assistant operations manager at Recreational Aviation Australia.

Red Arrows experience technical difficulties - Times of Malta | The Red Arrows have experienced technical difficulties on their way to Malta and had to divert to a military base in Sardegna. The team's engineers are doing their best to have the aircraft serviceable again but it is not yet known if they will be able ...

Slovakia: Frecce Tricolori protagonists International Air Fest  - Italiaglobale.it | Great success for the exhibition of the Frecce Tricolori "Slovak International Air Fest 2012 SIAF", a show dedicated to aviation, which took place on 1 and 2 September last Sliac, about 200 km from Bratislava. Over one hundred thousand ...

Santa Teresa's War Eagles Museum hosts visit by restored B-17 bomber, crew - Las Cruces Sun-News | SANTA TERESA — The World War II B-17G bomber "Sentimental Journey" is scheduled to be on display and available for rides and tours from Monday's arrival about noon, to Thursday, departing in the morning, at the War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport ...

Soaring Success - Palm Springs Life | Denise Wilson, founder and president of Desert Jet, has pilot ratings for a variety of planes, is a certified aviation manager, and gave the keynote address at the 2010 Women in Aviation International Conference. Based at Jacqueline Cochran Regional ...

Solved after 70 years: The mystery of the missing Lancaster bomber crew from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | A lost Lancaster bomber crew have finally been found after a German team located the remains of their downed aircraft near Frankfurt - Five missing British airmen were found inside the wreckage of their World War Two bomber - They were guided to the site in Laumersheim, Germany, by an eye-witness who saw the plane crash 69 years agoThe mighty drone of 600 bombers filled the night air as...

Greenfield air museum plans move forward - The Salinas Californian | The Greenfield City Council has unanimously approved measures to immediately seek annexation of property for a planned air museum. The city plans to annex 135 acres for the Yanks Air Museum which needs the approval of the state Local Area Formation ...

From AIRBOYD.TV:
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Astronauts, community leaders welcome Crew Compartment Trainer to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories | NASA Astronauts Michael Good and Michael Foreman visited the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a private event to formally introduce the first shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT-1) to military and community officials and preview the next steps for the exhibit...

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Celebrating 100 years of Marine Corps Aviation with the Red Bull Air Force Team - Hawaii News Now | This is only a taste of what you'll see this weekend during the Kaneohe Bay Air Show. "Hats off for those gentlemen for dialing us in and giving us those freedoms to enjoy what we are doing," said Daisher while sharing his appreciation to the military ...

Blue Angels From Above - Military Times (blog) | A formation of Navy Blue Angel FA-18 Hornets from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., fly together after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from Altus Air Force Base Sept. 20, 2012. Aircrew from the 54th Air Refueling Squadron at Altus AFB refueled ...

Thousands heading to North Georgia for weekend air show - WRCB-TV | ROME, GA (WRCB) -- With an amazing lineup headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is expecting a great show this weekend. Gates open to the public at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday ...

Support our local air force base - Kansas.com (blog) | The question of whether Sedgwick County should spend $10,000 on a hospitality tent for the Wings Over McConnell air show this weekend got a lot of attention, with commissioners having a worthwhile debate about such taxpayer-funded perks before voting ...

Spoleto A FORMER COMMANDER OF ARROWS TRICOLORI  - Spoleto City  | This is what will take place Tuesday, October 2 on the occasion of the visit to Spoleto the former commander of the Frecce Tricolori Massimo Tammaro. The day will begin at 10:30 am with a visit to Casa Menotti, host of Monini Foundation, which manages the museum house ...

Libyan Chinook for Malta Air Show - Times of Malta | A Libyan air force Chinook twin rotor helicopter is to participate in the Malta Air Show this Saturday and Sunday. This will be the first time that a Libyan Chinook will be in Malta and it is very rare for such helicopters to fly outside Libya. The two ...

Cold Front Hits Gold Team from US Army Golden Knights by wfallin | The Duluth Airshow is a celebration of aviation that brings together aviators and aviation enthusiasts from all over the world and is also the largest event of the year in Minnesota. This event was also the first time in 30 years that the Canadian Snow Birds performed there. The Gold Demonstration Team arrived on Wednesday prior to the Airshow to make some appearances and let the Minnesotans about the great demonstration the team would make later on in the week. Among those was a visit to Superior High School to talk some select science classes on the physics of skydiving and to let them know that their Assistant Principal Bill Punyko would be making a tandem skydive with the Golden Knight’s very own SFC Aaron Figel into the football game that afternoon. The team was excited and ready to go until the plane took off and reality started to set in as the temperature dropped to below freezing. The team knows all too well about the temperature shift from the ground up to altitude but this time the ground temp was in the upper 40s so that made the temp at altitude was about 10 degrees. The team performed a spectacular show for the high school and Mr. Punyko got the ride of his life and a story to share with his students...

US Air Force Thunderbirds (circa 1959) by doobybrain | ...video of a bunch of retro US Air Force Thunderbirds flying in formation...

The Knickebein from CAF Red Tail Squadron | ...The British confirmed that the Germans were using this landing beam system to drop bombs by eavesdropping on captured Luftwaffe pilots. However, many scientists refused to believe this was possible because they felt the curvature of the earth would not allow radio beams to be sent accurately. Winston Churchill finally settled the controversy by sending British pilots up to find out if the beams were really there. A crew found the beam and followed it. They found the crossbeam, marked the coordinates and later found out that the beams crossed directly over the Rolls Royce plant where the Merlin airplane engines (yes, like the one in our P-51C Mustang) were manufactured...

Poll: Lowestoft people asked 'has the Airshow got any future?' - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press | And although the airshow committee is downhearted, it has pledged to meet in a “couple of months' time to review the situation” but because of a £60,000 shortfall in the wet weather contingency fund, caused by this year's poor weather, there is no ...

WWII pilot remembers B-29 bombers - Tulsa World | The aircraft is owned and maintained by the nonprofit Commemorative Air Force, and it is in Tulsa at the museum for public viewing and revenue flights through the weekend. Along with the B-29, a North American P-51 Mustang, a Beech C-45 Expediter! and ...

World War II era airplanes land at Norwood Memorial Airport - Wicked Local | Peter Kidd, James Kidd and Harold Bleicher weren't going to let the opportunity pass them by: They were going to fly on a B-17 Flying Fortress. “I want to go because it's the last chance I'll ever have to fly in a piece of history,” Peter said at the ...

B-17 "Flying Fortress" Tour Makes Local Stop - WFPL | Its' been restored by the non-profit Liberty Foundation and was used in the 1990 film Memphis Belle, about the famed B-17 that survived 25 combat missions in the war. This is a plane built for combat, not for comfort, and just climbing aboard is an ...

GoPro - Kermie Cam - Albatros over Shuttleworth - YouTube | You Are There! Come fly the Albatros with me over the beautiful countryside at Shuttleworth Old Warden Aerodrome in England. This plane is one of the magnificent works of art built by Peter Jackson's, The Vintage Aviator Limited in New Zealand. This is my first flight over here with this aircraft, so let's take to the skies... maybe we'll run into Gene DeMarco from TVAL piloting the Re-8. - Kermit Weeks (20120831)  http://www.fantasyofflight.com

Airman missing from WWII identified from Air Force Link Top Stories | The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

How many A-10 combat planes can you count in this photo? All of them are deploying to the Middle East… from David Cenciotti's weblog | Although the caption of the following picture reads “more than a dozen A-10 Thunderbolt….” I can count 19 such combat planes belonging to the 354 FS, 355th Fighter Wing from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona at Westover Air Reserve Base...

The end of an era from Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories | For 37 years Dyess' C-130 Hercules and its Airmen have built a legacy in the Air Force. That legacy came to end Sept. 26 as the last two C-130 H models, tail numbers 1667 and 2063, departed for Little Rock AFB, Ark...

Fifth-generation formation from Milcom Monitoring Post by Larry | An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and an F-22A Raptor from the 43rd Fighter Squadron at...

Aéropuces 2012 from Passion pour l'aviation by Xavier Cotton | Aéropuces 20 and October 21, 2012  | For the 6th consecutive year, the Museum of Air and Space organizes its large flea aeronautics. Collectors, individuals and professionals find themselves under the wings of two Concorde Museum for two days of "treasure hunt" in a festive atmosphere. More than 60 exhibitors are expected to exhibit linear 300m. Free admission.

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Readies ISS Cargo Launches from Wallops
from Spaceports |  The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has handed over the newly constructed Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport to Orbital Sciences Corporation for the new Antares rocket booster. The new rocket is set to commence commercial cargo launches with the new Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Our October issue of The Magazine

 

The October, our latest issue of The Magazine is now available for download from


 This issue features air shows from the UK: RIAT, Farnborough, Duxford and Waddington, from the USA: Dayton, McCord and more. Also Maple Flag exercise from Canada, and others from Germany, Sweden and Belgium. Enjoy the articles and great images such as about the CF-18 Demo Team.
 
Check out our latest air show review from Airpower over the Midwest, Scott AFB.

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Blue Angels fly over Waikiki - KHON2 | The navy's flight demonstration squadron flew past Waikiki this afternoon on its way to the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe. It was pretty impressive nice formation we won't be able to go over to Kaneohe to see 'em so we're glad we got to see em while we...

Chico Air Show 2012 starts tonight - Mercury-Register | At 10 a.m. Saturday, six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team and the first woman to win the U.S. National Aerobatic Championship Patty Wagstaff will be greeting the public. On Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. The air ...

Canadian air show team arrives - Enterprise-Record | CHICO — The Chico Municipal Airport's gates open at 4 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for Chico Air Show 2012. A variety of aerobatic teams, solo performances and parachuting will be featured over the weekend, accompanied by dozens of ...

Third Annual Air Show Comes to Leesburg - Patch.com | A fly-over of the C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft from Dover AFB, Del., 11:30 a.m.; Aerobatic and wing walking performances. Airshow performers include Kirk Wicker and his “Flying Farmer” routine, wingwalker Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker's ...

McConnell Air Force Base Air Show This Weekend - KAKE | Planes are arriving and setup is almost complete for Wings Over McConnell, the air force base's annual air show happening this weekend. This year will feature the Air Force Thunderbirds and Army Golden Knights, as well several other displays and ...

An Unforgettable Ride on the Blue Angels' C-130 Fat Albert by Tim Gray | A few weeks back I was asked if I'd like to take a ride on the Blue Angels' C-130 transport-aircraft the Fat Albert, at the Grand Junction Air Show -- I.

Kirby Chamblis from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt | ...“Chambliss has been flying since age 13. He became the youngest commercial pilot at his U.S. air carrier at 24. By the time he made it to captain at 28 he was already polishing his aerobatic skills, an interest acquired during aerobatic training for his job flying a business jet. Chambliss has won five U.S. National Aerobatic championships....

The DH98 Mosquito Lives Again - Bravo Avspecs! First Flight 9-27-12
from AirPigz by Martt | Here's an awesome pic from the Avspecs Limited facebook page of the Mosquito in the air near Auckland New Zealand on its first day back in the sky, Thursday 9-27-12. Could and airplane look more pefect than this?! The caption for the pic on their page: The DH98 Mosquito lives again! What a day! 3 flights and all home safe and sound....

EAA's Aluminum Overcast to Land at Dothan Alabama from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | Take a flight aboard EAA's fully restored B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast-coming to Dothan Alabama. Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, returned to the sky to nearly 30 planned destinations for the 2012 "Salute to Veterans" national tour. The national B-17 tours have taken place every year since 1994....

WWII B-25 bomber lands at Topeka airport - Topeka Capital Journal | All money goes to operate the aircraft, and members of the Commemorative Air Force, Arizona Wing, are volunteers. Advertisement. By Steve Fry. THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL. WWII B-25 bomber lands at Topeka airport. Steve Fry. September 27, 2012 11:04 PM ...

Free summer Fly Day - Mukilteo Beacon | The B-25 debuted at FHC last summer and is recognized as one of the most accurately restored WWII bombers in existence. This war-bird is a twin-engine medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation, used in a wide range of roles by Allied air ...

Anton Newspapers Military Heroes Essay Contest: Sy Buckner Among B-17 ... - Farmingdale Observer | Anton Newspapers Military Heroes Essay Contest: Sy Buckner Among B-17 Flight Guests. Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00. The following is the first half of the essay submitted by Janice Buckner, writing about her father, Sy Buckner of Roslyn Heights. This ...

Flying Tigers earned their stripes - ReporterHerald.com | In order to impress the Japanese opposition, they painted eyes and sharp teeth on the plane's conical nose to make it look like a tiger shark, thus the name "Flying Tigers." The Tigers were constantly short of repair parts, fuel and occasionally pilots ...

Medal of Honor Recipient CWO Michael Novosel served in 3 Wars: WWII, Korea & Vie... from IASAR - Indiana Air Search and Rescue's Facebook Wall | Medal of Honor Recipient CWO Michael Novosel served in 3 Wars: WWII, Korea & Vietnam. He flew B-29 bombers and he served his first tour in Vietnam flying medevac helicopters (Dustoff) with the 283rd Medical Det. His second tour was...

Centenary congratulations to the Royal Norwegian Air Force from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter | The Royal Norwegian Air Force celebrated its centenary with an air show on September 1-2, 2012, in Oslo. Back in July we showed an F-16 of the RNoAF that had been given a special paint job to celebrate the anniversary. It was part of a large number of aircraft taking part in fly-pasts to commemorate the occasion. Here's a video of the fly-pasts, featuring aircraft ranging from historic to contemporary.

Morristown Municipal Airport celebrates 70th anniversary from General Aviation News by Janice  Wood | By STEVE SCHAPIRO On Friday, Sept. 21, an extraordinary aviation event took place in Morristown, N.J. It didn’t include any aerial demonstrations or engineering feats or new products. What took place in Hangar 6 at Morristown Municipal Airport was a celebration of the airport’s 70th anniversary. Having grown up around aviation, this simple event for the airport community was refreshing. Too often airports are defending themselves against the surrounding community, which was usually built up after the airport. In New Jersey, more than 50 airports have closed in the past 60 years...

Supersonic target — Ryan’s BQM34F Firebee II by travelforaircraft | Ryan developed the Firebee II as a supersonic drones which could be flown as missile targets and carried electronics to imitate radar signatures as well as rate missile scores. Catapulted from a rail or dropped from a mothership it could fly as low as 50 feet (15.2m) and be controlled from as far away as 200 miles (320km). Recovery was the same as with the subsonic Firebee drones, suspended from a parachute and snatched by a helicopter — with recovery from water was a back-up plan....

Air Force Week in Photos from Air Force Link Top Stories | This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force. View the slideshow.

Former CAP National Commander Elected President Of IACE Association Board from Aero-News Network  | First Woman To Hold The Position In The Organizations 65-Year History Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, Civil Air Patrol’s national commander from 2008-2011, is the newly-elected president of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association Board of Directors – the first female to hold the position in the association’s nearly 65-year history.

Stow: Young Eagles flight rally | Community Advocate by Community Advocate Staff | All those between ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, as EAA Chapter 196 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at...

Third X-37B Launch Expected, Few Details from AVwebFlash Current Issue | The Air Force has announced that one of its 29-foot long X-37B unmanned space planes will launch on another classified mission in October and this time has left some faint hints of what the aircraft's activities might involve. Previous missions of X-37B space planes ended in December 2010, after 255 days, and in June 2012, after 469 days. Both of those flights landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and ...

"Why a Duck?" UCAP #305 from Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast

Deadline extended for Whirly-Girls scholarships from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The Whirly-Girls International has extended the deadline for its 2013 scholarships to Nov. 1. The total worth of the nine scholarships is more than $45,000.

Video:  Red Bull Stratos | An Animated View from Aerial Sports Feed | On 8 October 2012, or on the days following this date (depending on weather conditions) Felix Baumgartner will attempt a record-breaking freefall jump from 23 miles above the earth as part of the Red...

Space shuttle arrives home for one last 'endeavor' from Air Force Link Top Stories | For the Edwards community who has been actively involved in NASA's Space Shuttle program since flight testing began in the 1970's, it was a bittersweet day when Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived one last time Sept. 20, piggy-backed on NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

Photo: An F-35A test aircraft flies over Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base
from David Cenciotti's weblog | On Sept. 21, the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop a Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft), from Edwards Air Force Base to Los Angeles International Airport overflying the most iconic places in the LA area. On arrival at Edwards AFB from...

The Best Shots From the Space Shuttle Fleet's Final Flight - PC Magazine | Enterprise has been delivered to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, while Discovery now resides at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. Endeavour ...

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Stellar Achievement! Avspecs de Havilland Mosquito Makes First Flight! from AirPigz by Martt | The massive restoration project of a de Havilland Mosquito by Avspecs Limited in Auckland New Zealand for Jerry Yagen and the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach Virginia has reached the ultimate goal... the Mosquito is back in the air! The first flight took place before noon Auckland time (Wednesday evening 9.26.12 in the US) and it appears to have been a great success. The airplane departed Ardmore Airfield and then landed at the Auckland International Airport. They did have some sort of pitot static issue that was resolved while on the ground and then the aircraft returned to Ardmore....

Mosquito Makes First Flight from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association  | Thursday marked the highly anticipated first flights of a de Havilland Mosquito FB26 that's been undergoing restoration over the past eight years by AvSpecs at Ardmore Airport in Papakura, New Zealand...

Video: Avspecs de Havilland Mosquito Landing Back At Ardmore On First Flight Day! from AirPigz by Martt | The Historical Aviation Film Unit (New Zealand) has uploaded a video of the Avspecs de Havilland Mosquito from the first day of flying after their long and extremely detailed restoration. See my post from this morning on the first flight of the Mossie for more details. (if you're at the main page of AirPigz, it's the post right before this one) This video is of the airplane returning to Ardmore Airfield where...

Video: Kiwi Mosquito KA114 FLIES! - YouTube | The Mosquito being rebuild at Ardmore New Zealand by AvSpecs had it's first flight today! It took off from Ardmore at about 11am and flew to Auckland International Airport where it was...

Kiwi Mosquito Flies For The First Time - Ned Dawson Photos (Face Book)

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Thunderbirds Flying Over Wichita This Weekend. Here's The Info! - KFDI (blog) | It took a little digging to get a time for exactly when the Thunderbirds would be taking to the sky. Found out it will be at 3pm both Saturday and Sunday. Then I also found on the 22nd ARW Facebook Events page the times for all of the flights and exhibits...

Kansas City man goes from baker to Thunderbird pilot - KSN-TV | Only a handful of men fly with the Thunderbirds at any one time, as he will do this weekend at the Wings Over McConnell Airshow at McConnell Air Force base. It is a long way from a bakery in Kansas City to being a pilot on that level and while his was ...

Airshow sure to provide excitement - Rome News Tribune | John Klatt of the Air National Guard, who is here for the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show from Minnesota, introduced himself, and immediately I was strapped to a parachute and led to my seat in the plane where I was shown all the proper measures if I ...

Showtime at Courtland from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News  | COURTLAND AL - Top aerobatic performers from across the United States will take to the sky September 29 when the Courtland Air Show returns to the Old Courtland Air Base. Along with thrilling aerial demonstrations from some of the country's top performers, the day-long event features static displays, food concessions, fireworks, and other family-friendly activities...

Wings Over Houston presents lifetime achievement award - Your Houston News | During the span of a dozen years he placed as one of top three aerobatic pilots in the world five times and won 20 medals in World Aerobatics Championships competition. He twice has won the United States National Aerobatics Championship and has won ...

Food Truck Festival, vintage aircraft show this weekend at Tulsa Air and Space ... - Tulsa World | Other World War II era aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force that will be joining FIFI throughout the weekend include a North American P-51 Mustang and a Beech C-45 Expediter. Guests can buy tickets for flights on the three planes during the three ...

Preparing for full skies, how ATC preps for air show - DVIDS | “At the air show, we are three times as busy as our usual busiest days,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Head, the ATC tower chief with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sacramento, Calif., native. “There are no conversations going on except for ...

Reno National Air Races 2012 - Photos by Victor Archer

Arrows' thanks after a challenging 12 months - This is Lincolnshire | The Red Arrows team has thanked the public for their support during a difficult year. Between June 2 and the season finale in Malta on September 29 and 30, the RAF aces will have performed 85 flypasts and displays. The team has flown in seven formation ...

PICTURE: Re-engined An-2 takes flight at Gelendzhik air show - Flightglobal | The Chaplygin Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute's re-engined Antonov An-2 made its public debut last month at the Gelendzhik air show on Russia's Black Sea coast. The Novosibirsk-based institute has replaced the single-engined aircraft's ASh-62 ...

Russian Aerobatics Team 'The Swifts' Coming Apart - RIA Novosti | Two reserve pilots from the Russian aerobatic team The Swifts stepped down following a recent scandal that cost their commander's job, a source in the group told RIA Novosti on Thursday. One of the pilots resigned in protest of the commander's ...

'Come fly with me' - Jackson County Floridan | The Chipola Radio Control Aviators will host a fly-in on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10-4 p.m. at their air strip on the grounds of the Marianna Municipal Airport, located at 3689 Industrial Park Drive. Admission is free, and drawings will be held to give ...

Wings over North Georgia shots of B-17 - SportsPageMagazine.com | The B-17 named Aluminum Overcast, one of only 14 airworthy Flying Fortresses left in the world at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. Rome, Georgia. September 25th 2012. IMG_2622.jpg. The B-17 named Aluminum Overcast,...

World War II bomber lands in Tulsa; tours and flights offered - KRMG | In addition, World War II era aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force will be joining FIFI throughout the weekend including a North American P-51 Mustang and a Beech C-45 Expediter. Flights on these three aircraft may be booked during the three days ...

Norway celebrates 100 years of air power from The DEW Line by Dave Majumdar | A few days ago on September 1-2, Norway celebrated 100-years of air power. The event was held in central Oslo central Oslo in the harbor in front of city hall. It gathered well over 150,000 people, according to Norwegian defense spokesman Endre Lunde. "This is amazing - we have never had an event like it before."...

Paid helicopter rides offered during Veterans Muster in October - Newnan Times-Herald | The helicopters are being made available by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation ( http://www.armyav.org/ ). From 2-2:30 p.m. there will be a Service of Remembrance ceremony honoring those from Coweta County killed in action, immediately followed by ...

60-Year Homebuilt Project Ready To Fly from AVwebFlash Current Issue | An 84-year-old former Boeing manufacturing engineering instructor says he hopes to finish a 60-year-old project this year with a flight in a replica of one of the most unusual homebuilt aircraft designs ever conceived. Ed Kusmirek built a replica of a 1924 Dormoy Bathtub aircraft at his home in Renton, Wash. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times (rerun from the Seattle Times) the project began in the 1950s when Kusmirek found an...

Cessna engineer builds aviation 'time capsule' - AOPA Pilot | On the cutting edge of general aviation by day, Cessna Project Engineer Neal Willford spent much of his free time over the past decade working on a piece of aviation history. With his wife, Robin, and children pitching in (including a then-four-year ...

Visit your favorite aviation museum — for free from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | Don't forget that a number of aviation museums across the nation will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day this Saturday, Sept. 29, including the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland, International Women’s Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, and the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla. Admission is free with a...

Fundraising continues for new museum hangar - Avionics Intelligence | The new $48.7 million hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air ...

[Photo gallery] All the most interesting aircraft of the “Resurgent” Russian Air Force on display
from David Cenciotti's weblog | On Aug. 11 and 12, the Russian Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with an airshow at Zhukovsky, Moscow.  During the three-day air show, President Vladimir Putin said the Russian Air Force will be re-equipped with more than 600 new combat planes and 1,000 helicopters by 2020, since the modernization of the service is among the key priority for the government....

FEVER 11 wins Tunner award from Air Combat Command - Top ACC Stories | The aircrew of FEVER 11 received the William H. Tunner Award at the Annual Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition award ceremony here, Sept. 17.  FEVER 11 received the award, which is presented to the most outstanding airlift crew in the U.S. Air Force for a rescue alert, for a casualty evacuation mission to Farah Airfield, Afghanistan, where they picked up two wounded U.S. Army soldiers....

UK report slams Nimrod cancellation from The DEW Line by Craig Hoyle | The UK has made do without a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) capability for 18 months now, with its Royal Air Force's final Nimrod MR2s having been retired in late March 2010. Already having accepted what some in the Ministry of Defence refer to as a "capability holiday" before the long-delayed introduction of replacement equipment, the situation got worse when, just six months later, BAE Systems' Nimrod MRA4 programme was axed...

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Flight with the Blue Angels - KHON2 | Some of the best pilots in the world are on Oahu for the Kaneohe Bay Air Show. I climbed aboard and went flying with the Blue Angels today. To say it was the thrill of a lifetime would be an understatement. It was luck of the draw to have the honor of ...

Rock the Runway at the 16th Scottsdale Air Fair Nov. 3 – 4 - Sonoran News | SCOTTSDALE – The City of Scottsdale is proud to announce the Scottsdale Air Fair 2012, a two-day family event that will inspire every generation with the excitement of flight, taking place November 3 and 4 at the Scottsdale Airport. There will be ...

Rome welcomes Wings Over North Georgia Air Show this weekend - Chattanooga Times Free Press | Pilots with the Air National Guard Aerobatic Team and Goodyear Aviation practice an inverted flight formation Wednesday above the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Ga., in preparation for this weekend's Wings Over North Georgia Air Show...

Strongman to 'pull for the troops' at McConnell open house - Kansas.com | Kirsch's act, “Pulls for the Troops,” is part of the Wings Over McConnell Open House and Air Show, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. He will perform both days at 11 a.m.. But don't be late. The entire feat takes ...

Warbird takes flight to promote Aviation Day - Shelbyville Times-Gazette | This T-34, flown by Charles McGaughy is one of the aircraft that will be on display and in the air Saturday for Shelbyville Aviation Day. The Beechcraft, a military training aircraft from the 1950's, will be performing along side other models during a ...

CoolPix: 'Sawbones' Sea Fury At Pylon 8 - Reno 2012 from AirPigz by Martt | ...This particular CoolPix is of the Sea Fury Sawbones flown by Curt Brown which actually captured 4th place in the big Gold Unlimited race on Sunday 9-16-12, the last day of the 2012 Reno Air Races. This pic is
from Saturday's Silver Heat 3B where the airplane came in first with a speed of 402.338 mph. I was out at pylon 8 for five or six races of the various classes on Saturday, and this was one of the better images I captured that trip....

Local pilot wins gold in Reno Air Races - Mukilteo Beacon | LaVelle's first Reno Air Race was in 2007. He wasn't as fast as he is now, but he still won Rookie of the Year. His second year, LaVelle showed up with turbochargers. He passed his way to the front during the championships – and was about to win it ...

Flying racer from The Kathryn Report | AVIATION enthusiasts can learn more about the history of a 1930s aircraft for the next month.The Comper Swift/CLAC story tells the fascinating history of the small racing aircraft which has connections to the Cranwell Light Aeroplane Club.Visitors will...

MOSQUITO–FIRST FLIGHT from MRC Aviation by Mike Condon | The culmination of a decade’s work came together 27 September with DH98 Mosquito ZK-MOS alighting from Ardmore’s runway 03 a little after 1030 in company with T6 Trojan ZK-JGS and EC120 ZK-HTV for the aircraft’s first flight. A little over 45 mins later the Mosquito touched down on Auckland’s runway 05R, a pre-planned...

The ultimate history lesson: B-17 'Memphis Belle' to take flight this weekend ... - Evening News and Tribune | Although the original Memphis Belle is no longer operational, the B-17 that stood in for her in the 1990 big-budget movie of the same name featuring Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. still remains. And on Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County ...
 
The B-25 Mitchell: 'I've been everywhere' - HeraldNet (blog) | During WWII, pilots from the UK, Australia, Free France, Canada, China, Russia, and Brazil, among others, flew the B-25 in combat against the Axis. After the war, the plane's reach went even farther — Peru, Poland, Portugal, Pakistan, Palestine, and ...

Photoflying days: Thursday (part VII) from apron6 | Last pictures from the Spitfire/Hurricane/Texan formation. I’ll post some...

Salem, IL Leckrone Airport (KSLO) from The Lexicans | ...Leckrone Airport is named for Philip Leckrone who fought in the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons during World War2. Philip was born 1912 and raised in Salem to William and Lottie Leckrone. Phil also owned his own airplane in town. He traveled to Britian in 1940 and enlisted in the Royal Air Force and learned to fly the Spitfire. While serving...

Greenfield's plans for air museum advances - The Salinas Californian | The Greenfield City Council unanimously approved Tuesday measures to immediately seek annexation of property for a planned air museum. The city plans to annex 135 acres for the Yanks Air Museum which needs the approval of the state Local Area ...

Historic aircraft to live again - The Sunshine Coast Daily | THE Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra will turn on a selection of its historic aircraft engines on Saturday for a family fun event. The annual Aero Engine Run Day will show off the sights and sounds of engines and aircrafts, some dating back to the ...

Air Force prepares third mission for mysterious X-37B spacecraft from sUAS News by Press | The US Air Force confirms that they will once again launch its mysterious X-37B spy plane back into the sky, but what it will do there remains a mystery. For the third time ever, the Boeing-made unmanned aircraft will be put into orbit. Details on the operation, as usual, remain scarce, as the Air Force remains insistent on keeping information about the aircraft under wraps. On the record, however, the agency has confirmed that the X-37B will...

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Photos: The Cocoa Beach Air Show - WESH Orlando | The Air Force came to town with one intention: to raise the bar and give the crowd something to remember. From the stunts to the skydiving,..

BLUE ANGELS at Fleet Week San Francisco, Oct 4-8 2012 - AAFO

McConnell Air Show coming soon - KWCH | Expect to see jets streaking across the sky this weekend, McConnell AFB air show and open house is going on Saturday, September 29th & Sunday 30th. Plane enthusiasts will be excited to hear the Thunderbirds are back after a two year absence. The elite ...

Air Show looms: Miramar SAF prepares - DVIDS | Maldonado and his team of instructors will train these Marines over the next two weeks to stand beside the military police and enforce the rules and regulations of the installation during the 2012 MCAS Miramar Air Show...

In Their Honor Air Show - Pueblo Chieftain | The In Their Honor Air Show is returning to Fort Carson on Saturday, Sept 29 and Sunday, Sept 30. Come see a thrilling show and Touch A Truck! Tim Weber pushes G force limits with his MXS unlimited class aerobatic plane. Award winning Wings of Blue...

Stars, Stripes, and Sun from US Army Golden Knights by wfallin |Well, a little sun that is. Over the weekend Black Demonstration Team arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and as is typical in southern Florida this time of year, a mix of sun, clouds, wind, and rain arrived as well. Friday evenings jump into Huizenga Park proved as difficult an operation as Black Team has conducted all year, with winds nearing the upper limits of the team’s capabilities. But with Team 6 Aviators at the controls of the C-31 Friendship Aircraft, high anticipation from the jumpers of a combined Black and Gold Team, and a brief lull in the winds, the crowd welcomed the Golden Knights first jumper into the landing area with cheers and applause. It...

Yvonne Prettner Solon Skydives To Show Support For Military Troops (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | Prettner Solon joined forces with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the "Golden Knights," in the skydiving endeavor. The AP reports that she called the jump an "exhilarating experience" after landing on the ground. Check out the video.

Take a Tri-Motor Fall Color Flight in October from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association  | Gain a new perspective on fall's colorful foliage in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor during EAA's annual Fall Color Flights October 13-14 at Pioneer Airport. Fall Color Flights mark the end of Pioneer's 2012 flying season and show passengers the city of Oshkosh and the surrounding area ablaze in the colors of the season...

“Helen Ditriye, “the girl-hawk” in 1909” (via) from x planes

Kimball to host remote control air show - North Platte Bulletin | Kimball to host remote control air show, Tell North Platte what you think. by The North Platte Bulletin - 9/26/2012. The Kimball Kamakazee Klub Remote Control Airshow will be Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Kimball Nebraska Airport at the Remote Control field...

Navigate your way through AOPA Summit from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | Sporty’s free app for the AOPA Aviation Summit is ready to download for the iPad, iPhone and Android. The Summit is scheduled for Oct. 11-13, in Palm Springs, Calif...

B-17 bomber arrives at airport for tours, flights - Rome News Tribune | The sun glinted off the side of the aluminum fuselage of the Boeing B-17 Bomber as it came in for a landing at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Armuchee. It touched down smoothly, rolling down the runway as the propellers rotated on the four ...

Double Ace from Air Force Link Top Stories | A glint of light in the sky above North Korea attracted the F-86 Sabre pilot's attention, so he descended from 41,000 feet and saw four MiG-15s. But as then-Capt. Ralph S. Parr surveyed the rest of the sky, he realized he and his fellow pilots in Shark Flight actually were facing 16 enemy fighters. The two MiGs Parr shot down on...

Timeless Voices - Robert Landon from eaavideo.org | Robert Landon was a B-26 flight engineer and tail gunner with the 2nd Bomb Squadron of the 22nd Bomb Group, 5th Air Force during World War II. He was taken out of action after being hit by fire from a Japanese Zero on his 10th mission in May 1942.

Wingsuit Skydivers Seek Record, One Injured from AVwebFlash Current Issue | Skydivers from 21 countries flew a massive 100-person wingsuit diamond formation, near Perris, California, Monday, that will be submitted to Guiness as a world record, but not all participants escaped the effort without injury. The skydivers used five different aircraft...

Never Too Young: Young Eagle/New Pilot Aims for Flight Career from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association | Last week we learned about Karl Klingelhofer, who at age 86 realized his lifelong dream of flying by earning his sport pilot certificate. On the other end of the spectrum, Ellen McIlquham, EAA 1070776, from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, became a pilot this past August at age 18. Although their stories are different, they both show that the passion for flight can emerge at any age.

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Arch won bronze at Aerobatics Championship - courier | "The experience of the Red Bull Air Race have helped me here extreme to stay cool despite the few training sessions," said Arch Herbert Weirather, the son of the ex-Skiweltmeisters Harti Weirather landed on his debut in the classic competition at ...

49th Annual CAF Airsho - Odessa American | The Commemorative Air Force has scheduled the 49th Annual CAF Airsho, presented by Western National Bank, at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13-14 at Midland International Airport. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Purchase advance ...

First air show attracts big crowd - Morehead News | The Kentucky State Police “Roll-Over” vehicle was on display at the air show. Post 8 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Endre Samu demonstrated the importance of wearing a seatbelt. The KSP wants to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers by...

28 Malaysian Light Aircraft To Take Part In Bandung Air Show - Bernama | SEREMBAN, Sept 26 (Bernama) -- Twenty-eight light aircraft from Malaysia General Aviation Team will take part in the four-day Bandung Air Show 2012 at Husein Sastranegara Airfield in Bandung, Indonesia starting Thursday. Malaysian Sports Aviation ...

Fifth annual M Mountain Fly-In taking off - El Defensor Chieftain | Heading into its fifth year, the Fly-In will again give residents from all around the area a chance to check out aircraft of all types, including vintage, home-built and experimental airplanes and much more, says organizer Dave Finley. “Its been great ...

Rotary members cook breakfast at airport fly-in - Marshfield News-Herald | This yellow 1946 Model Piper super cruiser is owned by Duffy Gaier. It was on display at the annual fly-in, drive-in breakfast held Sunday at the Neillsville Municipal Airport. / June Thompson/For the Marshfield News-Herald...

Wings and Waves Air Show 2012 from Airplanes Channel: Aircraft, Pilots, Heritage, Photos, Video, Events, News by Editor | Hosted by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Wings and Waves Air Show 2012 will take place off the Daytona Beach shoreline on 13 and 14 October. Performers include USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Snowbirds, Black Diamond Jet Team...

Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular 2012 from Airplanes Channel: Aircraft, Pilots, Heritage, Photos, Video, Events, News by Editor | With the show center located between 1st Ave N and 6th Ave N, the Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular is set to bring action to the skies in this exciting event. The world-famous United States Navy Blue Angels will be the...

Texas Fall Festival of Flight 2012 from Airplanes Channel: Aircraft, Pilots, Heritage, Photos, Video, Events, News by Editor | The Texas Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association presents the Fall Festival of Flight on 12-13 October 2012. This annual fly-in offers the...

Sedgwick County gives Wings Over McConnell a $10000 grant, won't use 'chalet ... - Kansas.com | WICHITA — Sedgwick County will support this weekend's Wings Over McConnell air show with a $10,000 grant but will forgo use of a special “chalet tent” where commissioners and other leaders could have enjoyed a catered meal and beverages.

'Red Tail' squadron flying to Purdue to honor Tuskegee Airmen - 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis | The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron will visit Purdue Airport next month to honor the Tuskegee Airmen and teach about their color boundary-breaking accomplishments during World War II. The squadron will bring a restored, red-tailed P-51C ...

History In The Making For Ms. "Memphis Belle" from GlobalAir.com by keely |  “We Used To Call It Luck” - Wayne Tabor | On a non-stop flight from Brazil to Africa, Wayne Tabor is 21 years old. He is riding on the right side of the Boeing B-17, alert at all times because their carrier is under attack. He is a waist gunner and completely exposed as his squadron is rapidly approaching enemy boarders. He will complete 30 missions in a matter of 72 days averaging out to a rugged 6 missions per day over Nazi occupied Europe. Everything seems to move at the speed of light until you hear a “THUMP,” and then another “THUMP” all at once you realize...

US B-17 Bomber Crash during WWII Links Dutch Town to Santa Clara - Santa Clara Weekly | Sixty-eight years ago today—on September 26, 1944—a U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 Bomber named Jayhawk was returning from its mission in Germany when it was hit by German flak and crashed among the tulip fields of the Dutch town of Lisse, killing ...

COMBINED BOMBER OFFENSIVE (CBO) from War and Game by MSW | When Western Allied leaders met at the Casablanca Conference (January 14–24, 1943) the Combined Chiefs of Staff agreed that the …

Photo: This is what remains of a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier jet after the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion from David Cenciotti's weblog | The following picture, sent by a reader of the blog, shows what remains of one of the six Harrier jets in the aftermath of the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion on Sept. 14, 2012. As a result of the attack, that cost the...

Canadian memories of the T-6 Texan from Bayou Renaissance Man by Peter | In July last year I wrote about the T-6 Texan (a.k.a. Harvard, shown below) in South African Air Force service.

Aircraft of World War 2 is featured in museum within SP from NOTÍCIAS SOBRE AVIAÇÃO AVIATION NEWS | The museum's aviation TAM in São Carlos (SP), has a "strengthening" of the time of World War 2: a Focke-Wulf - J44 "Stieglitz" (pictured above). The Beechcraft Model of German origin came to be produced in Rio de Janeiro, in the former factory of the Galleon. The specimen, manufactured in Argentina in 1943, is one of the 82 planes exposed at the site...

aviationphotography.be update from apron6 | Just finished updating aviationphotography.be with the entire album of the photoflying days (Wednesday.) Personally I think it’s one of the best albums...

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Wichita Aero Club seeks nominations for annual trophy - Kansas.com (blog) | The Wichita Aero Club is seeking nominations for the recipient of its annual trophy honoring someone who has made achievements and contributions in the field of aviation or aerospace with close ties to Wichita and Kansas. The organization's first ...

Race Car Drivers Take Flight from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt | At Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir, Marco Bonanomi and Alvaro Parente, the two drivers for QI Meritus. Mahara have been given the opportunity to fly and land a A330 Airbus at Bahrain Airport.  This is as a result of an invitation from Gulf Air, the title sponsor of the Grand Prix. The flights were carried out in the simulator at the Gulf Air Flight Simulator Center,...

U.S. military inspires South African youth from Air Force Link Top Stories | The sun was shining almost as brightly as the smiles on the faces of hundreds of children stepping onto a C-17 Globemaster III for the first time, Sept. 20.  The children arrived at the Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition, here to participate in a Youth Development Program. The program partners U.S. and South African military personnel with youth to develop techniques to empower them both socially and economically...

Pilots to offer free flights for young people - East Brunswick Sentinel | 315 Young Eagles Flight Rally set to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Monmouth Executive Airport, Route 34 south, Farmingdale. Guests should enter the airport at the main entrance at the traffic light on Route 34 and follow the white arrows to the building...

Singer Sarah Brightman Expected to Undertake Soyuz to Space Station Flight from Spaceports |
British singer Sarah Brightman may join a tourist flight to the International Space Station with an official announcement expected in Moscow Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Eric Anderson, Chairman of...

Baumgartner Space Dive Set for October 8 from Spaceports | Felix Baumgartner will attempt the record breaking dive from the edge of space on October 8th, 2012. This breathtaking animation shows the dive in...