Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Recap: 30-JUN-2014

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Dayton Air Show wows thousands * Dayton Daily News | “They're awesome,” said Nadaud, wearing a NASA t-shirt as the six F/A-18 jets thundered over the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Nadaud and his wife, Julie, were part of a crowd of thousands who spilled through the gates of the air show at Dayton...

Flying with a legend * Piqua Daily Call | I was to be given an honor of my own, an aerobatic flying lesson, courtesy of Sean Tucker. Tucker is a fun and entertaining man to be around. There is “that” point, when planning a flight or actually flying, that Tucker is all business. While still...

Wide open skies at Hill air show - Standard-Examiner | HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of eyes were glued to the sky Saturday, as some of the country’s best aerial performers “knife-edged” “dived” and “hammered” their way through the air as part of the 2014 Warriors Over The Wasatch: Power Of Airmen air show open house at Hill Air Force Base.  The Hill team that helped organized the event put Saturday’s crowd at about 200,000 people....

Air force secretary gets sick flying with Thunderbirds * Washington Times | Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became “violently ill” during a ride with the storied Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team this week.  Commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., thought it would be good PR to invite the relatively new secretary for a flight with its most famous squadron. Amid tight defense spending, there is pressure to demonstrate the worth of the Thunderbirds, which is back in the air show business after having been grounded last year when sequestration took hold...

Annual Waterloo Air Show takes flight for thousands of spectators - CTV News | All eyes were on the sky today for the annual Waterloo Air Show. Thousands came to check out the sights and very loud sounds of the aircraft, at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The first of two days, the airshow runs with a variety of planes both in the air and on the ground. Though it might not be for everyone, it was quite an experience for the Dittmer family, who came to the show for the first time....

Taking flight: News reporter Charles Lefebvre would not be denied a ride again - Medicine Hat News | Story time: Shortly after I began working at the Medicine Hat News, the Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey arrived in Medicine Hat, and I was scheduled to take part in the media ride. I love aviation. My father served in the Air Force for 23 years as an aircraft mechanic and my grandfather Gordon Charles Blair served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, as a gunner in the Lancaster...

Festival of Speed 2014: Red Arrows rule the skies above Goodwood * Chichester Observer | THOUSANDS of Festival of Speed visitors tore their focus away from the hill climb to spot the Red Arrows fly by at Goodwood today (June 27). The air display by the elite flying squad lasted for at least ten minutes, until the Arrows did a low fly-past...

F-16, F/A-18 and Mig-29′s Solo demos at Roma International Air Show 2014 · David Cenciotti | ...Along with the Frecce Tricolori and Patrouille de France display teams and the usual solo displays by the Italian Air Force’s F-2000, Tornado IDS, AMX and C-27J, Roma International Air Show 2014, didn’t fail to meet the expectations of about 1 million spectators bringing in the skies over Ostia, on the coast to the west of Rome, Italy, some really interesting guests: the Dutch F-16 Demo Team, the Belgian Air Force F-16 demo team, the Swiss Air Force F-18 demo and the Polish Air Force Mig-29 demo....

Photos: The Patrouille de France and many other Sunday in Le Cannet-des-Maures - Var-Matin (translated) | http://www.nicematin.com/diaporama/laviation-legere-de-larmee-de-terre-fete-ses-60-ans-0.1802253.html?idx=22#top-diapoOn the occasion of 60 years of general aviation of the Army (Alat), School of Cannet Moorish hosts a spectacular airshow Sunday | Year after year, the airshow EALAT has become an appointment reference material. Since Friday, from all over France, dozens of "spotters", these enthusiasts a√©ronautisme weighted cameras and video planquent around the base Lejay, multiplying clich√©s As the aircraft (helicopters and aircraft, military and civilian, flaming or antique ...) arise Cannet...

Oklahoma Warbirds take off in Wolfe Field - Duncan Banner | DUNCAN — The breezy weekend didn’t take all of the fun out of the first Warbirds radio control air show held just south of Bray on Friday and Saturday.  Over 50 Pilots from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas joined together from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days to put on a show that audiences wouldn’t forget...

History on the move - The Register-Guard | COTTAGE GROVE — At age 70, Doug Kindred says he’s the junior member of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society’s board of directors.  So it pleased him greatly to see youngsters roaming the grounds of Jim Wright Field at Cottage Grove State Airport on Saturday, checking out classic aircraft and automobiles during the historical society’s first-ever Wings & Wheels event...

Transportation Expo, B-17 serve as reminders of Sioux City history - Sioux City Journal | SIOUX CITY | For some, Saturday at the Mid America Museum of Transportation and Aviation’s Transportation Expo was an opportunity to see one of the last flight-capable World War II era B-17 bombers in existence. For others, it was a rare look into a piece of family history....

GALLAGHER: WWII co-pilot from Hawarden returns to sky in B-17 - Sioux City Journal | SERGEANT BLUFF | Thirty seconds after a B-17 bomber lifts from Sioux Gateway Airport on Thursday afternoon, one of its passengers lifts from his seat and steps into the cockpit. "I might have jumped the gun a bit," the passenger says with a smile, admitting he maybe hadn't yet gotten the all-clear from the flight director....

B-29 Super Fortress FiFi Cockpit B&W * Keith Breazeal Video Productions - Amador County Photographer | Cockpit view of the B-29 Super Fortress bomber "FiFi". This photo was taken 7 June 2014 at Mather Field, Ca. during her west coast tour. FiFi was there all weekend allowing for several flights and photo opportunities. I was on the official photo tour that started at 5 am and lasted into the afternoon. Sunrise photos were...

Veteran reunited with Vietnam-era jet at Palm Springs Air Museum - The Desert Sun | PALM SPRINGS – It was like seeing an old friend, Gordon Jenkins said, standing next to "Kombat Kathy," the very F-105D fighter jet he flew on 100 missions over North Vietnam nearly 50 years ago. The plane has been restored and is now one of 10 Vietnam era aircraft on exhibit at the Palm Springs Air Museum...

Women take flight - The Daily Progress  | When Meagan Maynard turned right out of Hollymead with her daughters and niece in tow Saturday, the girls thought they were going to run errands. Ten minutes later, they were on the tarmac at Landmark Aviation, face to face with a line of airplanes gassed up and ready for free flights. There was only one condition: no boys allowed...

NASA Launches 'Flying Saucer' to Test Mars Landing Tech - Space.com  | New NASA gear that could help humanity set up an outpost on Mars has gotten its first test flight.  The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle Saturday (June 28) from Hawaii. Although the first part of the test went well, the vehicle's huge parachute apparently failed to deploy properly — but LDSD engineers are pleased anyway...

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