Saturday, March 2, 2013

Indy Transponder 02-MAR-2013 1159z

MacDill cancels Airfest - Tampabay.com | TAMPA — MacDill Air Force Base officials announced Friday they have canceled the Airfest scheduled for April 6 and 7 because of forced budget cuts. "We waited until the very last minute kind of hoping for a breakthrough," said Terry Montrose, a ...
 
THE PATRIOTS - Avionics Intelligence | An aerospace engineering graduate from the University of Florida, Howell is an accomplished pilot, having been a career United Airlines captain, a Reno Air Race pilot, and an air show performer before creating the Patriots; "I wanted to show audiences ...

Air Racers OMNIMAX Movie Scheduled to Open March 8, Aviation Day March 9 at St. Louis Science Center from The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation by Carmelo Turdo | St. Louis – Air Racers, a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world, is coming to the OMNIMAX ® Theater at the Saint Louis Science Center on March 8, 2013. Air Racers provides a unique insight into the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Narrated by Paul Walker of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the documentary film takes moviegoers to Northern Nevada’s Valley of Speed to experience, from inside the cockpit, the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other, captured for the very first time for the giant screen....

Solar Impulse Prepares For U.S. Flight from AVwebFlash Current Issue | The Solar Impulse's HB-SIA solar-powered aircraft has been delivered disassembled to Moffett field, California, and its team has started the process of reassembling it in preparation for a four-stop flight across America. The aircraft's wing spans more than 205 feet and is covered with nearly 12,000 photovoltaic cells that run four 10 horsepower electric motors. The cells also charge the aircraft's lithium-polymer battery packs. In flight, the 3,527 lb. plane cruises at less than 50 mph. Test flights will be made prior to the transcontinental journey. Stops, other than Washington D.C. and New York have not been precisely identified. The program last summer suffered setbacks.

Women and aviation from Passion pour l'aviation by Xavier Cotton | March 4, 2013 at the Aero Club of France | Evening presented by Marie-Fran├žoise Scibilia research engineer at CNRS. Marie-Christine Villatoux, Head of the Department of Defense Archives in Vincennes, will discuss the political, social and military that allowed the women to the rank of military pilots....

Night in the 40's - Big Band Dance at Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing ... - newszap.com | The Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum (CAF), and presenting sponsors CareMore and Hensley and Company invite you to take a Sentimental Journey back to 1943 with “A Night in the 40s” Big Band Dance. This glamorous event is one of the ...

Millville Municipal Airport (KMIV), New Jersey: World War II P-47 combat pilot to talk from The Kathryn Report | MILLVILLE – Millville Army Air Field Museum will host a movie night at 6 p.m. March 12 in the Henry E. Wyble Research Library at Millville Airport.The movie “Thunderbolt,” will be shown, which follows P-47 combat pilots in “Operation Strangle” during the Italian campaign in World War II. Captain Bill Rich, World War II P-47 combat pilot/instructor who served at Millville Army Air Field,

Today is the One Year Anniversary of the Tornado from Nordo News by Rich Davidson | ...Here’s what she said. “We got hit by a tornado, we’re all alive, the animals are ok, everything is damaged, and the shop is gone. (someone talking in background) I have to go because another tornado is heading this way” and she hung up. And again, thank God for that aspirin....

Eglin Marines fly first F-35B post-grounding sorties from The DEW Line by Dave Majumdar | US Marine Corps pilots at Eglin AFB, Florida, led by 33rd Fighter Wing vice-commander Col Arthur Tomassetti flew four sorties with their Lockheed Martin
F-35B short take-off vertical landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. Meanwhile, US Air Force's first "official" batch of F-35 student (this is a relative term, the students are elite handpicked operational test and evaluation aviators) pilots have started the taxi portion of their transition course. These photos were taken by the USAF's ever efficient Major Karen Roganov at the 33rd Fighter Wing....

Sport rocketry archaeology (a.k.a. rocketology) from The Original Rocket Dungeon by Dick | This month's update from Verna and Randy [yeah guys, I found it before your email announcement :)] is about the study of sport rocketeers via the rockets that they have built. They coined the term rocketology but I generally call it rocket archaeology. I borrowed one photo and the terminology. For more details...


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