Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Thunderbirds announce new additions to officer corps - Las Vegas Sun | Five officers have been selected to become members of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s top jet demonstration team...

A Great Day! from Mojave Experimental Fly-In | Thank you to everyone for coming out and sharing their airplanes and airplane ideas! The turnout was better than last year with 312 operations during the event. The busiest day in the Mojave Tower's recorded history. We had...

Lauderale Air Show: Hats off to organizers - Sun-Sentinel | No matter the sequestration and the cancellation of the Air Force Thunderbirds, the private sector put on a great Lauderdale Air Show this weekend. Related; Sunshine, aerial thrills on second day of Lauderdale Air Show. Yes, we missed the power and ...

Golden Opportunities – German Jump Wings and Cutaway Training - US Army Golden Knights | Gold Team is taking full advantage of our training days at home to perfect our performances for the opening of the show season. The team is gearing up and is very excited to get on the road and perform again. This past week was very busy with our annual cutaway training. The cutaway maneuver is one of the four separate demonstrations conducted during a full show. Though it...

Video: Women in Aviation, International at Sun 'n Fun 2013 from WAI Connect Blog by Amy Laboda | Here what WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian had to say during Sun 'n Fun 2013 in this interview with the Florida Aviation Network. Want to...

Doolittle Raiders greet, inspire Hurlburt Field Airmen during final reunion from Air Force Link Top Stories | Three Air Force legends spoke to dozens of Airmen April 18 here, marking the 71st anniversary of when they and their fellow Airmen turned the tide of the U.S. war effort. The visit also marked the last public reunion of the Doolittle Raiders....

Doolittle Raiders 71st Reunion and Public Farewell from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | FT WALTON FL- Staff Sergeant David Thatcher, Lt. Colonel Ed Saylor, Colonel Richard E. Cole, Doolittle's Co-Pilot- three surviving Doolittle Raiders- pose for a documentary shoot next to the B-25 "Doolittle Raiders" sporting the tail number of the famous plane. They are the remaining heroes of the original eighty men. 93-year-old Lt. Col. Robert Hite, was unable to attend the reunion....

Airshow announcer Rob Reider to deliver ‘Tips of the Week’ from General Aviation News | The reality show “The Aviators” is gearing up for its fourth season with a new twist. The original docuseries, which is viewed by 10 million aviation enthusiasts across the country, will feature airshow announcer Rob Reider, who is teed up to deliver the program’s “tip of the week” for the entire season....

Rescuing a WWII bomber in Alaska - Livingston Daily | The plane will be part of his Warbirds of Glory Museum. Trainor has launched his Aeronca Aircraft History Museum at http://www. aeroncamuseum.org. The project took flight when Mihalek traveled to Oklahoma to pick up the front section of a B-25. He ...

Secret WA military airbase - WA today | From the base RAAF and USAF B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers and torpedo-armed Bristol Beaufighters pounded Japanese positions and warships Catalina flying boats did rescue and recovery. Their targets were located on Timor, Bali, Java, ...

The Fire Bombing of the U.S. in World War II from Travel for Aircraft by joseph_may | The Fire Bombing of the U.S. in World War II On a Wind and a Prayer, Michael White Films, 2005, DVD, 60 minutes. This documentary more than meets BBC as well as PBS documentary standards with its rich research (scores of sources as well as a few personal interviews) and CGI animation. My first impression [...]

Video (And Upcoming Book 'Happy End'): Crashed Airframes Rest In Peace... from AirPigz by Martt | Here's a fascinating project from German photographer Dietmar Eckell that presents 15 different aircraft that crashed in remote locations and were left abandoned. The 'Happy End' comes from the fact that in each case everyone survived the crash and was ultimately rescued. His work gives us a look at these abandoned airframes as they rest in peace....

Chinook helicopter carries historic Gloster Meteor jet to new home - BBC | A historic Gloster Meteor T7 jet aircraft has been carried by a Chinook helicopter from Imjin Barracks, Innsworth 1.5 miles to Gloucestershire Airport's Jet Age Museum.. The aircraft was...

Photos: 1923 Curtiss Jenny pioneer airplane restoration from The Kathryn Report | Fairbanks residents are anticipating the return of their most iconic aviation artifact to Fairbanks International Airport this fall. The 1923 Curtiss Jenny flown by aviation legends Ben Eielson and Joe Crosson was removed when the terminal was expanded and it settled into a lengthy refurbishment under the care of the Pioneer Air Museum and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), FAI ...

Aircraft restorer wants more space in Cameron Park from The Kathryn Report | A proposal before the Cameron Park Design Review Committee would enlarge a business devoted to finding what’s left of vintage military aircraft and restoring them.According to the agenda, an entity known as NARF would expand from 4,182 square feet to 9,780 square feet on Cameron Park Drive near the Cameron Park Airport.An engineer working on project design said the owner is expanding his ...

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Saluting Our Volunteers: It's National Volunteer Week from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association | This week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week, and EAA would like to give special recognition to EAA volunteers on all levels of the organization for the tremendous contributions they provide to EAA's viability and success....

Volunteers honored for service at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories | The National Museum of the United States Air Force Volunteer Program celebrated its 31st anniversary by honoring more than 500 volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 18....

Museum hosts ‘Flying the Idaho Back Country’ from General Aviation News | On May 11 the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host The New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society’s Vice President Bob Hough, and his presentation, “Flying the Idaho Back Country.”...

Concorde set to fly again at auction from General Aviation News | An original design drawing for the Concorde will be among the lots on offer when Bonhams returns to the RAF Museum in Hendon for its annual sale on Monday April 29....

Clin d'Ailes Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary! by Pascal K├╝mmerling from Passion pour l'aviation by Xavier Cotton | Clin Museum of wings located on Payerne airfield, this year celebrates 10 years and more than 100,000 visitors. A day is organized for this purpose: Saturday, April 27, 2013 between 10:00 and 17:00 | Demonstrations and events are scheduled throughout the day at the museum. The highlight of the program will be the demonstration flight of the PC-7 Team of our Air Force and the opening of the new book "PC-7 TEAM BACKSTAGE". Following this...

Closeup of the MD-21 mothership with D-21 drone from The Original Rocket Dungeon by Dick Stafford | The MD-21 was the designation for the modified A-12, which...

F-14A versus the F-14B from The DEW Line by Dave Majumdar | Often in the world of military aviation we get wrapped up in technology. But while a superior weapon can make the difference between victory and defeat in the hands of a skilled operator, that weapon can be useless in hands of a novice. Here is one example where victory in the air comes down to pilot skill....

This is how naval aviators prepare for actual arrested landings aboard aircraft carriers from David Cenciotti's weblog | Marine Aircraft Group 31 pilots conduct field carrier landing practice (FCLP) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC, on Apr. 16, 2013. Before pilots can actually land aboard aircraft carriers, they have to practice in the simulator and at the field during FCLP....

Book Review: A View from the Hover from The Lexicans | John Farley’s A View from the Hover is a long-awaited memoir of sorts from one of the UK’s most experienced test pilots. John Farley is best known for the first flight of the P.1127 in 1964 while a test pilot at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He spent 19 years contributing to the development of the Harrier, retiring as...

State Resolution Recognizes Wetumpka Airport Historical Listing from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | ELMORE Co AL- Attended by over 40 local pilots and supporters of the airport, the Elmore County Aviation Alliance held it's annual meeting at the Wetumpka Municipal Airport last Saturday. ECAA member AL Rep. Greg Wren- (R) 75th District (Montgomery, Elmore) surprised the attendees by presenting them a resolution from the Alabama House of Representatives recognizing the recent listing of the airport on the Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission....

Florida governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month from General Aviation News | Florida Gov. Rick Scott has once again recognized the importance of general aviation (GA), proclaiming April 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month. He issued a similar proclamation in June 2011....

Birmingham Student Earns EAA/DAHER-SOCATA Scholarship from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH,WI- Recipients will work overseas at DAHER-SOCATA facility in France- Kalena Glover of Prescott, Ariz., and William McAleer of Birmingham, Alabama, will receive the work internships of a lifetime, as they have been named recipients of this year's EAA/DAHER-SOCATA International Scholarships....

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