Friday, June 20, 2014

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Thunderbirds to highlight HAFB Air Show * Davisclipper | HILL AFB — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will again highlight the show at this year's Hill AFB Air Show and open house. The “Warriors Over the Wasatch – Power of Airmen” show is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29. It's anticipated hundreds of...

Hill wrapping up preparations for air show * Standard-Examiner | Kris Long, coordinator of the 2014 Warriors Over The Wasatch: Power Of Airmen open house and air show set for June 28-29, on Wednesday provided the Davis Council of Governments a short briefing on the show at a meeting in the Hubbard Golf Course...

Behind the scenes with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels * FoxNews | You might have heard the sound of jets in the air on Thursday — that’s because the Blue Angels are in town! The Navy’s Blue Angels crew is getting ready for the Milwaukee Air and Water show this weekend. Since their arrival Wednesday afternoon, they have two demonstrations scheduled and several maintenance checks to complete before they hit the skies for the Milwaukee crowd....

Blue Angels soar into Milwaukee for weekend air show: Slideshow * Milwaukee Business Journal | The Blue Angels are famous for their high-speed aerobatic maneuvers and precise flying, as they fly in a diamond formation within 18 inches of each other. Featured in the air show will be the Blue Angels famous Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jets. Also flying ...

Ride in an aerobatic plane * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Josh Holden, a federal wildlife specialist, stands on the breakwater wall near McKinley Beach in Milwaukee and fires a modified starter pistol loaded with pyrotechnic screamer siren to scare away birds ahead of this weekend's Milwaukee Air & Water Show...

Lehigh Valley Airshow 2014: Tickets, backstage passes go on sale next week * Lehigh Valley Live | If the traffic and crowds are too much for you, the 2014 Lehigh Valley Airshow is offering another option this year: backstage passes. The $100 ticket will get you into the show a day early, Aug. 22, for the practice show, lunch and to meet the performers, according to a news release. The pass includes entry to the airshow Aug. 23 and 24. All tickets will go on sale June 24...

American Waco Club Fly-In Participants Gather at Creve Coeur Airport for Weekend Festivities
* The Aero Experience | Participants in the 2014 American Waco Club Fly-In have begun to gather at http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2014/06/american-waco-club-fly-in-participants.htmlCreve Coeur Airport near St. Louis from all over the country in preparation for this weekend's festivities. The annual event is again being held at Creve Coeur Airport, home of the renowned Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum and several world-class antique aircraft restoration businesses. Club members may participate in social and professional development activities, including forums on spruce woodworking and radial engines on Friday and free flight reviews. Another club ritual, the breakfast fly-out to Aero Estates Airport in nearby Belleville, IL is scheduled for Saturday morning.... 

Red Arrows at Armed Forces Day * The Courier | Red Arrows Flight Lieutenant Stew Campbell, known as "Red 2", said: "Myself and my fellow team are very proud to be taking part in the Armed Forces Day national event in Stirling. "Having flown on operational combat tours overseas, I know how important...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Wacos in the Vintage Aircraft Area * The Aero Experience continues our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 with Waco aircraft in honor of the current American Waco Club Fly-In being held this weekend in the St. Louis area. We found a variety of Waco types in the Antique Aircraft area, including at least one that has already made it to the Fly-In today....

Lone Star Aerobatic Championships will be at NTRA-Perrin Field Friday * KXII-TV | GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - Friday, pilots from across the U.S. will start their engines for the Lone Star Aerobatic Championships at NTRA-Perrin Field. The contest has five categories: primary, sportsman, intermediate, advanced and unlimited. Each category...

First Reno Air Race Winner Mira Slovak Flies West * Flying Magazine | The Jungmann Slovak refers to is a B├╝ckers Jungmann biplane, in which he flew aerobatic shows. Slovak he continued to fly the Jungmann until the end of his life. In addition to his air racing and aerobatics, Slovak was a legendary hydroplane racer. He...

Millcreek Native Flies Across The Country For Air Race Competition * ErieTVNews | The Purdue University student and her co-pilot, Haley Myers, took off from Concord, California four days ago for the 2014 Air Race Classic. At 180 knots per hour, Borsa and her co-pilot had to fly 27-hundred miles across the country. "You have to fly...

South Carolina pilot to attempt world altitude record · General Aviation News | Weather permitting, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, Gary Davis, a Greenville, S.C., pilot, will attempt to set a world altitude record for a particular class of electric aircraft. Davis has been in love with aviation ever since he was a Boy Scout progressing towards Eagle Scout. In need of more Boy Scout badges, he approached a neighbor who was an aviation badge instructor. This led to a trip to a local grass strip airport and his first flight....

HEC TV Documentary Celebrates World War II Veteran's Flight Over 70 Years After Flying In Pacific Battle of Guadalcanal * The Aero Experience | HEC TV recently released a documentary about Mr. Tom Mohan, a 92-year old World War II veteran who received a recent Honor Flight in a Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber, the same type of aircraft he flew with U.S. Marine Squadron VMSB-232 at the Battle of Guadalcanal 1942-43...

Aviators gather to farewell true pioneer Jim Hazelton * The Australian | Mr Hazelton began his aviation training at the Orange Aero Club in NSW and gained his private pilot's licence in 1950, following quickly with his commercial licence a year later. He then joined the Royal Newcastle Aero Club. He and brother Max began...

Avian Fusion · Dave, Vintage Wings of Canada | Yesterday, June 19th 10:27pm While the discussion is still ongoing as to which came first–the chicken or the egg, it is certain that the bird was the source of inspiration behind the airplane. From Icarus to Otto Lilienthal to New Zealand's Richard Pearce to Ohio's Wright Brothers – man has long sought and found the ability to fly like a bird, and in particular the long-duration soaring birds of the oceans. While this is not a story of aviation history, the world of aviation is filled with passion, ideals, emotions and the longing for the freedom of flight. We cannot speak of aviation history without addressing...

Plainfield teen takes off for around-the-world flight * WTHR | ...Suleman is attempting to become the youngest person to fly around the world in a single-engine plane in 30 days... | Flight blog | Follow their flight

Young solo aviator heading to Airlie * Whitsunday Times | MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Young aviator Alex Fisher will arrive in Airlie Beach this Saturday on the first leg of his attempt to be the youngest person to circumnavigate Australia solo in a plane. He is also using the 'Flight of Solidarity' to raise money...

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