Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Mojave Experimental Fly-in - Official Blog | Lot's of info here, including confirmed attendees.

Florida Aviation Network named official television network of SUN ‘n FUN from General Aviation News | Not able to make it to SUN ’n FUN this year? You can catch some of the action on the Florida Aviation Network (FAN), which has become the first official television network of SUN ‘n FUN....

AirVenture Mulls Annual Fly-In Name Change from Aero-News Network  | Pelton: It's Time To Face Facts And Recognize Our Core Constituency ANN April 1 Special Coverage In a move that is being described as one that better reflects the organization, EAA is considering re-branding AirVenture from "The Worlds Greatest Aviation Celebration" to "The Worlds Largest Gathering of Old White Guys" (WLGOWG).

Planes of Fame Airshow 2013 – May 4-5 from Photorecon by Dave BuddAIRSHOW 2013 – “LIGHTNING STRIKES” Brought to you by Planes of Fame/County of San BernardinoThis year’s airshow will feature nearly 40 historic aircraft performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to present Air Show 2013: “Lightning Strikes Chino”. We invite you to Airshow 2013 to celebrate...

“FiFi” The World’s Only Flying B-29 Bomber - Airshowvid.com | One stop on FiFi’s West Coast tour was the Palm Springs Air Museum. The four day stop was a huge success with large crowds waiting in line to see FiFi and a sold out flight schedule for rides. The Commemorative Air Force who operates FiFi allowed us unrestricted access to FiFi and her flight crew for the purpose of making our video shown below. As an unexpected bonus, Murray Siegel, a former WWII B-29 navigator showed up as one of the flight guests. Murray, dressed in his WWII uniform, made quite an impression on us and the flight crew of FiFi. It was over 60 years ago that Murray survived a B-29 crash during his training in May of 1945. This was the first time in over 60 years Murray had seen a B-29 but was ready to take one more flight for old time sake....

Legendary Vulcan bomber set to fly again at air show - The Star | Air show director Paul Sall said: “We're working really hard on an exciting line up for this year's show, so to have confirmation that the Avro Vulcan, which is such a favourite of the crowd, will attend is fantastic news.” It is almost 20 years to the ...

Sixty years ago: Reims, home of the Patrouille de France! from Passion pour l'aviation by Xavier Cotton | Takeoff four Republic F-84G Thunderjet of the "Patrouille de France" on the air base 112 of Reims in 1953. 2013 marks the sixtieth anniversary of one of the most prestigious training acrobatic world: Patrouille de France, with its Alphajet since 1981. To celebrate the airbase 701 Salon-de-Provence opens its doors to the public all weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May...

RICK SMITH: Area has ties to historic Japan raid - San Angelo Standard Times | Thomas Cline, who served as a second lieutenant during the war, and later as a technical sergeant at Goodfellow Air Force Base, was a test pilot for the B-25 raid. Was it possible to fly a bomber from a carrier? No one knew for certain. Months before ...

Timeless Voices - Albert Tesch from eaavideo.org - most recent | Albert Tesch served as a truck mechanic in an ordnance company attached to the 371st Fighter Group during World War II. He was with the group as their P-47s moved from England to France after D-Day and later into Germany as the war progressed.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Visit: Airpark in Winter from The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation by Carmelo Turdo | A recent whirlwind tour of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on a snowy Midwestern winter day produced some interesting views of the aircraft in the Airpark outside of the main museum. Aircraft in the Airpark include...

Formation Flights - Planeshots

Tails of Glory from Vintage Wings of Canada by Dave | When Captain Gunnar Neiguffson of the Royal Canadian Air Force completed his training as a Public Affairs Officer in 2008, his first posting was as an exchange officer with the Luftforstvaret – the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The 28-year old Neiguffson, who was born in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway but emigrated with his family to British Columbia when he was four, spoke fluent Norwegian and was looking forward to the job and catching up with family. He would spend the next two years in Norway, honing his craft. Taught by his adventurous parents to always push the envelope and to be creative with his education and his future employment, Neiguffson was....

Beechcraft Introduces The 'Hello Kitty' T-34 Mentor from Aero-News Network  | Pentagon Commissions The Model In Hopes Of Attracting Younger Female Aviators ANN April 1 Special Coverage Beechcraft today announced that it would be re-releasing the T-34 on the 65th anniversary of the first flight with a special edition "Hello Kitty" model, the T-34HK. "We wanted to appeal to the younger, female aviators", said Beechcraft spokesman Stan Down. "Our market research shows that younger female flyers prefer an airplane with a softer side."

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the AAA: More Aircraft from the First Few Fly-Ins from Antique Airfield News  | Since publication of the list of aircraft that attended our first AAA Fly-ins (1954 – 1957) on the website and in the latest issue of the Antique Airfield Runway, continuing research has turned up a few more antiques that were in attendance at those early events. While we still have not been able to locate any official records from the 1955 AAA Fly-in at Ottumwa, newspaper accounts have helped us to add three more aircraft to the total list and a caption on the back of another photo has helped to confirm its attendance at the 1956 Fly-in....

National Air Tour Reunion at Blakesburg from Antique Airfield News  | Has it really been Ten Years? Some say it has but it's hard to believe but 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the Aviation Foundation of America’s National Air Tour (NAT) of 2003....

Night Glow from Travel for Aircraft by joseph_may | Night Glow The launching of a hot air balloon after the sun has set is a beautiful site. The flame from the burner lights the interior, with great roaring whooshing sounds, but for only seconds at a time. Since heat rises the flow of gas is stopped lest the collar melt. The process is repeated [...]

Waco Flying Service joins Sam Lyons dealership family from General Aviation News | WACO, Texas — As a new FBO, the management at Waco Flying Service knew that the d├ęcor had to be something special in order for customers to experience the home-away-from home they’d hope to create. They also wanted the facility to harken back to the golden days of general aviation and speak to the company’s humble beginnings as a small flight school....

Couple who met in CAP celebrates 64 years together from Headline News - Civil Air Patrol | NORTH CAROLINA -- Murrell and Kitty Cook – a couple who met in 1947 when they were volunteer pilots with the Civil Air Patrol in Charlotte – are celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary this month. Learn more about the couple's CAP experiences and hear about their secrets to a long marriage in this article in their local newspaper, the Charlotte Observer.

Group Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary of Meigs Destruction from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association  | On Easter Sunday, dozens of people gathered at the site of Chicago's former lakefront airport Meigs Field on the 10th anniversary of its illegal overnight destruction ordered by former Mayor Richard M. Daley March 30-31, 2003. The group unfurled a large yellow ribbon in front of the old Meigs terminal building as four planes made several passes concluding with a missing man formation....

Meigs Field…10 years later from General Aviation News

A Labor of Love: How One Website is Keeping the History of Yesterday's Airfields Alive from Airplanista Aviation Blog by Dan Pimentel | ...Paul Freeman is the founder of the Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields website, a treasure chest of historical information contains descriptions and images of 1,636 forgotten airfields in all 50 states. The site has been on the web since 1999 and from April, 2002 until February of 2013, it has had 1,705,100 visitors. I have been one of those visitors, and can attest that this site is somewhat addictive if you are into aviation history....

Shuttle To Come Out Of Retirement from Aero-News Network  | Will Be Refurbished As Unmanned Meteor Hunter ANN April 1st Special Coverage NASA announced today that the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which was to have gone on permanent display at the Kennedy Space Center visitor’s complex, will instead be rolled back into the VAB for refurbishment as an unmanned meteor hunter....

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