Monday, October 6, 2014

Indy Transponder 06-OCT-2014 1200z

Triumphant return of Blue Angels to Miramar Air Show * DVIDS | A Blue Angels’ formation of F/A-18 Hornets buzzes through the air as they make their return to the world’s largest military air show...

Blue Angels' Fat Albert is back * PNJ | The Blue Angels' C-130 Hercules aircraft, Fat Albert, will be making a comeback in the Miramar Air Show today through Sunday on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as well in the homecoming show on Pensacola NAS on Nov. 7 through 9...

Thunderbirds draw large crowd at air show * Florida Today | Four-year-old Dekkin Anderson jumped and flailed his arms as he watched an F-16 jet go vertical Saturday as if it was launched from Melbourne International Airport...

Video: USAF Thunderbirds media flight * Orlando Sentinel | Come along for the ride as Orlando Sentinel photographer Joshua Cruey takes a ride with USAF Thunderbirds pilot 7 Major Tyler Ellison at the Melbourne Air and Space show.

Video: 34th Annual WWII Stearman Fly-in * KPLC7 | About 40 World War II Stearman training airplanes flew into Jennings for the 34th annual Stearman end of season fly-in. "Stearman planes were developed in 1926 or so," said Jennings City Coordinator Michelle Herbert. "They were used as trainer planes for most of the military. You see them a lot now as crop dusters. There's not a whole lot of them left, I've heard maybe about one thousand."...

Great Tiger Moth Air Race 2014 soars over Newcastle * Mail | A SWARM of Tiger Moths hummed http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/2604296/great-tiger-moth-air-race-photos/?cs=1681over Newcastle this morning before doubling back in the afternoon. Maitland mayor Peter Blackmore farewelled the fleet of almost 40 planes as they departed from Luskintyre on Saturday, making their way over Newcastle about 9.15am as part of the Great Tiger Moth Air Race's first leg to Camden....

Pyrohelia: ‘Otto’ Goes to the Disco * AIN Online | If you’ve frequented major American airshows in the last 25 years, chances are you’ve seen Otto The Helicopter, a 1985 Schweizer 300 with its canopy done over in clown face. Roger Buis is Otto’s second pilot; he and his wife Pauline bought the act in 1999...

Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport Oct. 11 * General Aviation News | On Oct. 11, the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV) in Nevada, will hold its annual Aviation Roundup. This year will have a few new events, according to organizers. In the morning there will be rocket launches. As Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) dominate a lot of news today across the country, the Aviation Roundup has secured a “Drone Zone.” Roundup attendees will be able to observe UAS flights on an obstacle course and learn more about UAS applications...

Jacqueline Cochran Air Show Fills Coachella Valley Skies * Palm Springs Life | The Jacqueline Cochran Air Show returns to the Coachella Valley Oct. 25. The Riverside County Economic Development Agency and Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Authority puts on this free biennial community event...

Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss: ‘There’s always a sense of danger’ * Las Vegas Sun | Death-defying Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss admits that “there’s always a sense of danger” when he battles 10G forces zigzagging sideways and upside down over 200 mph just 80 feet in the air, but laughs it off saying spectators are in more danger if they forget their sunscreen. Welcome to the greatest air race in the world...

Video: Kirby Chambliss meets Amelia Earhart * Red Bull Air Race | Amelia Rose Earhart is taken on the flight of her life with Kirby Chambliss

SUN ‘n FUN slates Aerospace Discovery Weekend * General Aviation News | LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26...

Lee Bottom Fly-In Review Part 3 - The Layout * NORDO News | This year we introduced a new fly-in layout.  Since the beginning of Lee Bottom time, all events have been focused around the home and hangar situated mid-field.  That's no longer the case...

Museum slates open cockpit day and swap meet * General Aviation News | WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. —  The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn., will hold two events on Sunday, Oct. 12. The first event is the Fall Open Cockpit Day. Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 aircraft. These include the Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter; the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter; the Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon and the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter. Also to be...

Last Flying Tigers Pilot Dies At 91 * China Topix | China’s last Flying Tiger pilot died at the age of 91 of lung failure in the country’s southwest hospital...

Video: Aviator Memorial Unveiled at NAS Lemoore By KMPH NewsDesk | A new memorial now stands at Naval Air Station Lemoore to honor Navy pilots killed in the line duty...

Sopwith Camel Installed in WWI Exhibit at RAF Museum Hendon * Warbirds News | The RAF http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/sopwith-camel-installed-wwi-exhibit-raf-museum-hendon.htmlMuseum has just raised their Sopwith Camel F.1 serial F6134 into the rafters of the Grahame White Factory building at RAF Museum Hendon. The Camel will be a key feature in the RAF Muesum’s First World War in The Air Exhibition, a celebratory display commemorating the Royal Air Force’s exploits in WWI. Please click HERE to see more details about the exhibit....

Restored 747 prototype now open to public at Museum of Flight * General Aviation News | SEATTLE — The first Boeing 747 was never an airliner. For more than 25 years it was used by Boeing for flight tests until the plane was retired and grounded in the 1990s, then moved to The Museum of Flight years later....

Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Discovered Off Croatian Coast * Warbirds News | A fascinating video surfaced recently showing the remarkably intact frame of a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka in the Adriatic sea off the coast of Croatia close to the island of Ċ½irje. Divers from the Croatian Department of Underwater Archeology, alongside  members of the diving club ZG-SUB, and the Ministry of Defense Military Museum discovered the  seventy year old wreck following details from local fishermen. The video by Hrvoslav Pavic is provided below courtesy of Avialogs.com....

XP-82 Twin Mustang – September, 2014 Restoration Update * Warbirds News | As usual, http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/xp-82-twin-mustang-september-2014-restoration-update.htmlWarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. Here’s what they’ve been up to this month! September was another incredible month for accomplishments at the XP-82 restoration shop!...

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