Thursday, July 31, 2014

Impreciv Systems, Inc. announces the launch of iFlytheAirShow.com

Advanced technology platform enables high bandwidth streaming from aerobatic aircraft

Impreciv Systems, Inc. announces the release of an online service that will introduce users to the http://iflytheairshow.comthrilling experience of flying a high performance aircraft in an air show. iFlytheAirshow.com is available today to showcase the event and connect people with the opportunity to participate. At this year’s EAA AirVenture air show, Impreciv Systems, Inc. will launch a one of a kind online  service that will virtually place people in the cockpit of a performing air show aircraft. In  partnership with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team and Warbirds of America, iFlytheAirShow.com will give users a unique way of participating in the air show experience in a way that not even the attendees of the air show will enjoy.

http://iflytheairshow.com

Utilizing patent pending advanced digital communications capabilities, Impreciv Systems, Inc. will stream four channels of live HD video in such a way that users will be able to control their viewpoint live and in real time as the performers fly their aerobatic air show routine. The four views: the pilot’s eye, the pilot, the tail looking forward and the wingtip looking at the aircraft can be selected by the user at will. Audio from all four cameras as well as audio from the cockpit will  stream along with the HD video. Users can register for an account and make a reservation for  an air show performance at http://iflytheairshow.com. Registered users will be entered for a sweepstakes drawing for a live ride with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team.

Museum’s Under the Blood-Red Sun Day to Feature Author Graham Salisbury, Screening of the New Movie

http://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org/events/under-the-blood-red-sun-day
Honolulu, HI—Sunday, September 14, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor presents Under the Blood-Red Sun Day, a day to join author Graham ‘Sandy’ Salisbury for a family Sunday at the Museum to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Edition of this cherished childhood book and a film screening of the new movie of the same name.

Under the Blood-Red Sun is the story of a young Japanese-American boy’s struggles with wartime discrimination and the friends who stood by him, just after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The newly released film of the same name will screen in the Museum’s theater, also.

Salisbury’s 20th Anniversary edition of Under the Blood Red Sun, his new book Hunt for the Bamboo Rat, and new reprints of Eyes of the Emperor and House of the Red Fish will all be released Sept 14 and available for purchase and author signature at the Museum that day, as well.

Also join the movie’s director Tim Savage and actors Kyler Sakamoto (Tomi Nakaji), Kalama Epstein (Billy Davis), Chris Tashima (Papa Nakaji), Dann Seki (Grampa Nakaji) and many others, for a special showing of the newly released movie version of Under the Blood-Red Sun. Meet and greet the director and cast; bring your cameras.  This story has been called a heart-warming experience for young and old.

Schedule of Events
12:00 to 1:00pm – Book signing, Autograph Session, Meet & Greet the Author, Actors, and Director
1:30 to 3:00pm – Screening of the movie, Under the Blood-Red Sun
3:00 to 4:00pm – Author, Actors & Director Panel Discussion
4:00 to 5:00pm – Book signing, Meet & Greet

Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members. For more information, 808-441-1007. Tickets and event information are available at PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Another special screening of the film will occur at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument on Saturday, September 20 at 6:15pm on the lawn at their “Movie in the Park” event. While the no bag policy is still in effect, families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and food and beverages in clear, plastic bags for this presentation on the lawn.

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2014 NAS Jax Air Show Web site unveiled * Florida Times-Union | Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Barrel Roll Break maneuver on April 25 during the Fort Worth Air Power Expo at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The NAS Jacksonville Air Show...

Blue Angels continue to inspire * Beatrice Daily Sun | Vintage planes joined modern fighter jets: P-38 Lightnings that flew combat missions in World War II, P-51 Mustangs that fought in the skies during the Korean War—even an F-22 Raptor, a major player in our Air Force today. Most covered their ears as...

The Atlantic City Airshow - Thunder Over the Boardwalk * 6abc.com | This year's Atlantic City Airshow has the military teams back in action. Demonstrations and flybys will include performances by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and other civilian acts. See the full Atlantic City...

Snowbirds ready for high-flying spectacle over Okanagan Lake today * InfoTel News Ltd | Boaters will be required to stay out of areas marked by buoys or the Snowbirds won't fly. Boat launches will be closed from 2-6 p.m. on Water Street, Queensway and Sutherland Bay. Someone will be waiting at the Cook Street boat launch from 2-5 p.m. to...

Frecce Tricolori, changes to traffic. Saturday athletes access to Beach Run  * news Rimini | Frecce https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnews%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26fd%3DR%26ct2%3Dus%26usg%3DAFQjCNFVFSvIWHu4ZMtMNePc8Z2a_rUFMQ%26clid%3Dc3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331%26cid%3D52778981136538%26ei%3DlRfZU9iLOITMggf1xYDoBg%26url%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsrimini.it%2Fnews%2F2014%2Fluglio%2F30%2Fbellaria%2Ffrecce_tricolori__le_modifiche_al_traffico._sabato_accesso_per_atleti_beach_run.html&edit-text=Tricolori, changes to traffic. Saturday athletes access to Beach Run. Bellaria prepares to host the exhibition of aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori. Saturday there will be the dress rehearsal of the show on Sunday, the...

Thousands of Sywell Airshow tickets sell out in advance due to 'unprecedented ... * Northampton Chronicle & Echo | Organisers of Sywell Airshow have announced that tickets have now sold out for the event next month. Thousands of tickets have now been sold ahead of Sywell Airshow on August 17. A spokesman said: “Due to unprecedented demand the Sywell Airshow,...

Red Arrows recruits: Three new pilots to join RAF acrobatic team * BBC News | Flt Lt Bowden, who is from Newport, Wales, and has completed two tours of Afghanistan, said: "I have always had a passion for pure flying and the Red Arrows hold the top trump card in that arena." He said he had dreamed of joining the Red Arrows "since...

Kalispell Airshow Announces Full Lineup * ABC FOX MONTANA | The Mountain Madness Airshow takes place August 30 and 31 at the Glacier Park International Airport. ABC Fox Montana will even take you up in the air with one of the pilots, and show you what it's like flying some of the Thunderbirds' insane choreography.

World Hot Air Balloon Championship welcomed to Brazil * Breaking Travel News | Approximately 35,000 people passed through the Rio Claro Aero Club on Sunday 20th July to see the World Hot Air Balloon Championship. The huge success on the first weekend of the competition, with a massive presence of Rio Clarenses and visitors from...

Port Clinton's Liberty Aviation Museum, historic Ford Tri-Motor highlight aviation history in a boater's town * cleveland.com | Port Clinton, Ohio – This town is perhaps best known for its prime location on the Lake Erie shore, a frequent destination for boaters. But not too long ago, it was known for another mode of transportation – air travel....

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia * WTHR | ATLANTA (AP) - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93....

World War II veteran recalls his 17 missions over Germany * DenPubs | It tours the country as part of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum based in Mesa, Arizona. It and several other World War II planes tour the country keeping the memory of the war and those who fought it alive. Morrow was one of those people.

Portage World War II veteran's flight over Kalamazoo area brings back memories ... * Mlive Kalamazoo | Smith is emotional about his World War II service. While a Navy radioman serving in Samar in the Philippine Islands, he took the last known radio message of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis before it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945.

Former Red Arrows pilot speaks at Winchester conference * Hampshire Chronicle | A WINCHESTER hotel was the scene of a business management conference which welcomed a former Red Arrows pilot as one of its speakers. Simon Meade OBE, former leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and chief operations officer of a front-line...

PBY-Naval Air Museum meets wide approval at grand opening * Whidbey News-Times | Richards joined base commander Mike Nortier and other top brass from the nearby naval air station at the grand opening of the PBY-Naval Air Museum at its new location on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor Friday afternoon. Following an outdoor ceremony that...

Yankee Air Museum to honor visionaries at annual gala * Hometownlife.com | The Yankee Air Museum will host its fifth annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the midst of historical planes and artifacts at Willow Run Airport. And, for the first time, as part of a long-term strategy, the museum will devote its premier event to...

A-10 Hawg’s New Role As a Storm Chasing Aircraft. ·The Lexicans As retirement looms for the USAF’s A-10 Hawg, the National Science Foundation and Zivko Aeronautics have teamed up in a $13 million dollar project to convert one aircraft into a platform to deploy sensors in thunderstorms....

When Los Angeles Was Test-Bombed, They Decided To Throw A Party * Esther Inglis-Arkell | In http://io9.com/when-los-angeles-was-test-bombed-they-decided-to-throw-1613185464the early 1900s, airplanes were a novelty and a spectacle, but some people were already thinking of what other uses could be made of them. This is why there were thousands of people in Los Angeles running out into the streets to be "bombed." Roy Knabenshue had both a name and life that sound like they were made up for a comic book. He was known as the "King of the Air," and earned that title by being first through the door throughout much of the history of aviation. Born in 1876, he started out by giving people hot air balloon flights at county fairs....

WAI scholarships exceed half-million dollars * BlueSky Executive Aviation News | In further news, Women in Aviation, International has announced that the association's successful 'Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Day' held for the past three years during WAI's annual conference has been expanded and rebranded to include an...

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AirVenture 7/30 Recap

A Quick and Dirty First Timer's Guide to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 * Jaunted | The featured aerobatics and aircraft vary—check the daily schedule and peruse the list of performers—but plan to do nothing but stare up into the sky and get goosebumps for much of that time. This goes double for http://www.crowdalbum.com/album/53cee4d6992cc635e40000ff/The-EAA-AirVenture-Oshkosh_20140723when the USAF Thunderbirds take to...


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Storms Keep AirVenture Crowds Alert * WBAY | Oshkosh - The grounds at EAA AirVenture were a bit wet Tuesday night after strong storms moved in at the conclusion of the air show. As dark clouds moved in and the wind picked up, aviation enthusiasts had a different reason to keep their eyes to the...
Fun Fly Zone Interview - Andy Corsetti · eaavideo.org | EAA AirVenture 2014 pilot Andy Corsetti talks about his trip flying from south Florida to Oshkosh.

Interview with Belte Aircraft's James Wiebe · eaavideo.org | Wednesday update from the Fun Fly Zone - An interview with James Wiebe, owner of BeLite aircraft. James talks about the design of his new Pro Cub ultralight aircraft. Part of the manufacturing included the use of a 3D printer!

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Some talented "eyes" at Airventure this year.

My First AirVenture. The Museum by Ric Peterson | EAA Museum. With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes, the EAA AirVenture Museum combines the passion of aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future. The heart and soul of any good museum is its collection and this collection is outstanding, even with its Eagle Hangar empty and the World War Two aircraft outside to make room for tonight's tribute to Paul Poberezny and Thursday's Young Eagles Gala....

EAA visitors getting glimpse back to era of Earhart, Post * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | In 2009, the retired Northwest Airlines pilot was at the controls while actress Hilary Swank — portraying Amelia Earhart — pretended to fly the plane as a camera crew filmed her for a movie on the doomed aviatrix. Because Lockheed made just 130 Model...

'One Week Wonder': Volunteers Build Plane at AirVenture * WBAY | EAA AirVenture volunteer Gwendolyn Herman has flown a plane before, but she's never built one. "From flying one, to seeing all the mechanics that actually go on underneath the skin, it's actually really interesting," said Herman. She's been working...

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Aerospace Educator “Lands” at Advanced Academy for Educators in an Apollo Moon Suit replica

Huntsville, AL – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aerospace educator Lt. Col. Kathy Beauford “landed” at the Advanced Academy for Educators at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center where she demonstrated a replica of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo Moon Suit. Beauford illustrated the application of “Lunar Nautics” and “A Field Trip to the Moon,” (both available from NASA Educator Resource Centers in each state), and distributed NASA and CAP aerospace education materials. She presented her A Teacher’s Companion to the Space Station: A Multi-disciplinary Resource.

Kathy Beauford, Director of External Aerospace Education for Louisiana,
demonstrates her replica of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo Moon Suit.

The Advanced Space Academy Educators trained on space hardware and ran missions based on real space mission scripts and caution and warning systems. Realistic Modules included the space shuttle, space station, moon rocket flight deck, and experiments lab. The teachers donned scuba gear and dove in the 30 foot deep Neutral Buoyancy tank to experience working on space station trusses and experiments in a Zero-G (gravity) simulation. They performed “Space Walks” to repair solar arrays and satellites. The educators trained on real astronaut simulators: the Multi-axis simulator which mimicked a space capsule spinning out of control, the 1/6th gravity Moon chair, and “pulled 4 G’s” (gravities in weight, simulating rocket liftoff).

The educators visited the Davis Museum with its array of historic space vehicles and exhibits illustrating the history of the space program. They also toured the Rocket Park with its extensive array of rockets from the U.S. Space Program.

They also experienced climbing the 30 foot “Pamper Pole,” while tethered for safety, and making a “leap of faith” while being lowered carefully to the ground by their colleagues. The Aerospace Educators brought their experiences, excitement, materials, and knowledge home to their respective states (and Australia).

The CAP Aerospace Educator Membership provides teachers with free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kits which include educator guides, software and hardware. These free STEM kits include Astronomy (Celestron telescope); Remote Control (RC) (simulators for 60 aircraft, control box, CD, and aircraft with 3 foot wingspan); Microsoft X Gold Flight Simulator software (yoke, throttles, and foot controls); Robotics (Robot Arm Edge kits); and Model Rocketry (rockets, A8-3 motors, launch pad, controller, curriculum, and video). $1,000 worth of free kits for a lifetime fee of $35!

The teachers request one kit; when finished the kit, the teacher can order another. See stem@capnhq.gov. CAP’s 30 other national standards-driven free aerospace education offerings include the K-6 Aerospace Connection in Education (ACE) program; Aerospace Dimensions; Aerospace Education Excellence Program (AEX); Satellite Tool Kit (STK); Air Force Association “Introduction to Cyber Security”; CAP Teacher Educational Remote Sensing (CAP-TERS) Kit.

Also available from CAP are materials on Robotics, Model Rocketry, Advanced Model Rocketry, Advanced Math, Middle School Physical Science, Middle School Earth Science, The Space Station, and Remote Control Airplanes, to name a few. These materials are based on national educational standards. Teachers are also eligible for free orientation rides in CAP’s C-172 aircraft and actually get to fly the airplane. Teachers can also apply for Air Force Association grants of $250.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for over 70 years, CAP will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in 2015 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.




Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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VIDEO: 2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show * Alaska Dispatch News | Every two years, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its gates to the public for two days of free aerial demonstrations, military equipment displays and aircraft tours. “It’s the largest single event in all of Alaska,” said Dave Peters, treasurer for the Alaska Air Show Association, a nonprofit that assists in organizing the open house.

Fiancé of wing walker to rebuild crashed plane - WHIO | Wing walker Jane Wicker died at the Vectren Dayton Air Show last year with the plane she couldn't stop talking about. Now, the fiancé who survived her can't stop talking about Jane and her plane that crashed on June 22, 2013. "I think of her all the time," said Rock Skowbo. "Just like she couldn't bring up a conversation without talking about her plane, I usually can't finish a conversation without talking about Jane."...

Roar of naval air power fills skies at Yeovilton International Air Day * Western Daily Press | Like http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Roar-naval-air-power-fills-West-s-skies/story-21946540-detail/story.htmlLynx crews, Wildcat crews will play an important role in international anti-piracy operations, and with a boat full of pirates suddenly appearing on the airfield Wildcats whirred into action with Lynx 8s, in an impressive demonstration of a...

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst 2014 Air Show · Photorecon.net | For those in the mid-Atlantic region, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) was our first air show for 2014. After 2013, with no military air shows due to the federal budget sequestration, and a long cold winter, this Mother’s Day weekend (May 10 and 11) show couldn’t have come soon enough....

CAF Red Tail Squadron – Event Update · Red Tail Squadron | ...Although the Blue Angels were the featured headliners the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit enjoyed long lines on both Saturday and Sunday. This was particularly gratifying given the very hot weather conditions throughout the weekend. Our total for the weekend included 1517 individuals (926 adults, 591 kids). This was outstanding!...

A once-in-a-lifetime ride - The Southeast Sun Have you ever taken a ride in a helicopter? How about in a Huey? As of last Saturday, I can now answer both of those questions with a “yes.”  I can’t say it was my very first helicopter ride. That title belongs to the one I took to the top of the Swiss Alps in a tiny glass chopper, moments before my first skydiving experience. It was, however, another once-in-a-lifetime experience. And from the smiles on the faces...

The People’s Mosquito Project announces air show attendance schedule * Travel for Aircraft | From http://blog.seattlepi.com/travelforaircraft/2014/07/28/the-peoples-mosquito-project-announces-air-show-attendance-schedule/The People’s Mosquito (TPM) — the noble effort to build (not rebuild) an original de Havilland Mosquito for the public trust — we have the latest news. The TPM’s presence continues its growth with the announcement of The People’s Mosquito’s representation at upcoming air shows :) TPM personnel will answer questions, talk about...

Piece of American WWII history lands in Pueblo - KXRM PUEBLO, COLO. -- On display at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum for Wednesday only, is a B-29 bomber made for World War II back in the 1940's. Thanks to the Commemorative Air Force, or CAF, southern Colorado has the chance to step inside a living piece of history...

Canucks in the Zone * Vintage Wings of Canada | ...Derived from the Hawker Typhoon, Tempest and http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/481/language/en-US/Canucks-in-the-Zone.aspxFury family of fighters, the Sea Fury proved to be a superb naval aircraft, capable of fulfilling both fighter and fighter-bomber roles. It was the fastest piston-engined naval fighter of its generation, had good endurance and was well armed with four 20mm cannon and the ability to carry either bombs or rockets...

Former Red Arrows pilot to do gruelling Tour de France ride to raise money for ... - Lincolnshire Echo | A former Red Arrows pilot is to cycle up a Tour de France mountain three times in one day to raise money in memory of a colleague. Duncan Mason is raising cash for the Jon Egging Trust, which was set up after the pilot crashed and died during a display at Bournemouth....

Air Zoo’s PT-23 – The Story of a Restoration · WarbirdsNews | Warbirds News contributor Jay Bess recently had the opportunity to visit the Air Zoo, in Kalamazoo Michigan. They literally rolled out the red carpet for him. Marketing and Communications Manager, Patrick Brent spent a good part of his day showing Bess this incredible museum. Bess had the opportunity to visit the Air Zoo’s extensive archives, and behind the scenes collections, along with new exhibits, Warbird favorites and their incredible restoration facility. He also had the pleasure of meeting the Air Zoo’s Senior Conservator and Head of Restoration, Greg Ward who...

The centenary of World War I and what the RAF Museum–London is doing about it · Travel for http://blog.seattlepi.com/travelforaircraft/2014/07/29/the-centenary-of-world-war-i-and-what-the-raf-museum-london-is-doing-about-it/Aircraft | The war to end all wars, the war which toppled and remade kingdom and country, the war which has us pause every 11th of November began a century ago this year, 2014. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum–London is making a new exhibit...

Peter Boschert at Edwards AFB / NASA * Photorecon.net | Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base An article about Edwards Air Force Base isn’t complete if you don’t mention the Flight Research Center at the base. This is the...

Area teacher nominated by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force accepted to summer residency program * National Museum of the USAF Top Stories |  Kate Tiffany, a teacher at the Greene County Career Center was selected to take part in the 2014 American Air Museum (AAM) Summer Residency Program. She was nominated for the program by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force....

Barefoot Waterskiing Behind an Airplane Is Too Extreme for Words * Mashable | Team Devin http://mashable.com/2014/07/29/barefoot-waterskiing/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&amputm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&amputm_medium=feed&amputm_source=rssSupertramp kicked it up to 11 in their latest extreme effort, which involves airplanes, speedboats and a lot of barefoot waterskiing....

Another update from Lisa, GWW Private Pilot Scholarship Winner! * The Girls With Wings Blog | This is the third journal entry provided to us by Lisa Kienholz, who was selected for a Private Pilot Scholarship from Girls With Wings. The Girls With Wings 2014 Scholarship Program includes the Private Pilot Scholarship, to help defray the cost of flight training lessons in pursuit of a private pilot certificate. This scholarship...

Air Fair lets kids ride planes free Saturday * Cody Enterprise | Air Fair lets kids ride planes free Saturday By COREY MORRIS Cody Enterprise | 0 comments. Cody eyes will be to the sky this weekend. The third annual Cody Air Fair will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Yellowstone Regional Airport, featuring...

AirVenture: 7/29/2014

AirVenture Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Update * eaavideo.org

AirVenture remembers EAA founder Poberezny * Fox11online.com | EAA AirVenture kicks off today. OSHKOSH – EAA honored its founder Monday at AirVenture. Friends of Paul Poberezny shared stories about him at the Theater in the Woods. Poberezny passed away last August at 91 years old. He started EAA in 1953....

Shell Aviation Notes Aerobatic Team Anniversary, Reveals New Packaging for ... * Aviation International News | At this year's EAA AirVenture, Shell Aviation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the AeroShell Aerobatic team, with the opportunity to meet the team members every day at the company's booth (Hangar C, Booth No. 3072) between 11 a.m. and noon for...

OSH14: Tuesday July 29 - Another Big Day (CoolPix Triple Play) · AirPigz | Tuesday at OSH14 was a lot like this big and bold Super STOL from Just Aircraft... but then everyday at Oshkosh is like that. So much to see and do, it's not even close to possible to take it all in. You simply have to pick the things you want to learn, or see, or experience hands-on and then chase the day....

OSH14: Monday July 28 - Day One Starts Big And Beautiful! (10 Pix) · AirPigz | It was a great http://airpigz.com/blog/2014/7/28/osh14-monday-july-28-day-one-starts-big-and-beautiful-10-pix.htmlopening day at OSH14... the weather was very nice and there were airplanes and people all over the place. I made a couple runs thru much of the grounds and found lots of interesting to take pictures of. The following are some of those pix with simple captions captions. I hope you enjoy!

Oshkosh Day 2 · Flight To Success | Today I'm on a flight back to Seattle. Sad to leave the party behind as it was just getting started. So much fun it was. Next year I won't fail bidding so I can stay longer....

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AirVenture 2014 - Next Generation · eaavideo.org  | KidVenture teaches and inspires the next generation of aviators, while the daily air shows at Oshkosh AirVenture are sure to please kids and grown-ups alike.

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One Week Wonder begins to take shape · General Aviation News | New at AirVenture this year is the One Week Wonder, in which everyone at Oshkosh gets a chance to help build a Zenith CH 750. The build kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue throughout the week (see photos)...

Buy a Brick at AirVenture · Mark Hrutkay, Photorecon.net | The Experimental Aircraft Association was start by Paul Poberezny in 1953. Over the years, their annual convention and airshow has moved from Hales Corner, Wisconsin to Rockford, Illinois. In 1970, the event moved to...

EAA AirVenture 2014 Welcomes The Boldest Human Space Mission Yet * Aero-News Network
Events To Highlight Industry Collaboration For Reaching The Planet Mars Leaders from the aerospace community held a press conference at EAA AirVenture on Monday to get the word out on Space-related events scheduled Tuesday for Space Day.

Sean Tucker introduces newest Young Ealge to flight at AirVenture * The Oshkosh Northwestern | During the flight, Thompson and Tucker flew in close proximity to three other aerobatic pilots who went along to help spread the Young Eagles mission. Tucker also gave Thompson a taste of the aerobatic life, executing a series of rollercoaster turns...

Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang Celebrates 50 Years and Supports Young Eagles * Ford http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/Ford%20F-35%20Lightning%20II%20Edition%20Mustang%20Celebrates%2050%20Years%20and%20Supports%20Young%20Eagles0725-6555.aspxOnline | ...“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for 15 years, bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board. “With its seventh Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflects the depth of Ford’s commitment and allows EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”...

Discovery Channel’s Airplane Repo back for second season, cast at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | The Airplane Repo crew are returning to the Discovery Channel Aug. 22 for a new season. Meanwhile, the crew are at Oshkosh this year for AirVenture. Returning for the second season is...

Full-tilt #Avgeekery on Display at AirVenture's Camp Bacon · Dan Pimentel Airplanista Aviation Blog |  ...To the rapidly growing community of #avgeeks on Twitter, Camp Bacon is the epicenter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It is the place where friends gravitate towards, and it's become the place to circle back to when tech-savvy aviators need to recharge their souls and their cell phones while participating in some VERY interesting conversations....


 
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Indy Transponder 29-JUL-2014 1000z

AirVenture Off To An Upbeat Start * AVweb | The sprawling grounds were damp, and the skies were overcast Sunday at EAA AirVenture, but the crowds already were thick and the mood upbeat as this year's edition of the world's biggest airshow got ready for its Monday morning launch. The aviation...

Thousands to Descend on Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture * WBAY | Oshkosh - Thousands of aviation enthusiasts will descend on Oshkosh Monday for the start of EAA AirVenture. The "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" draws about 500,000 people from 70 nations each year, according to AirVenture organizers.

General aviation gets the family back together as EAA AirVenture opens * Wichita Business Journal (blog) | The world's largest general aviation fly-in and convention kicked off on Monday at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., a gathering Experimental Aircraft Association chairman Jack Pelton likened to a family reunion. The annual event runs from Monday...

Video: Air Cup Race Previews Airventure OshKosh 2014 * WSAW | Thousands will gather to watch http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/17th-Annual-Airventure-Air-Cup-Race-Previews-OshKosh--268818811.htmlpilots fly a variety of aircraft through the blue skies this week at Oshkosh for the 2014 EAA Airventure Airshow. But for those who couldn't wait until Monday to see some planes in action, Sunday's Airventure Air Cup Race...

View a Stream of Photos from Oshkosh at NORDO News · Rich Davidson NORDO News - Aviation Unedited | Want to see a conglomeration of photos people are posting online from Oshkosh?...

Amelia Rose Earhart says thanks at EAA AirVenture * WKOW | Last year, Amelia Rose Earhart was at AirVenture looking for sponsors and partners to help her in her quest to fly around the world. On Monday, she came back to say thanks after successfully completing the mission. It's a flight she says she took for a...

Sunday's Hail Storm Damages Plane Headed to AirVenture Oshkosh * WSAW | Hail in Wisconsin Rapids damaged homes, gardens, cars, and even a few planes early Sunday morning. Including one that was going to be in AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The pilot was forced to withdraw it from the event. "It was home built," said Howard...

Blue Angels arrive in Seattle * KIRO Seattle | The Blue Angels have arrived in Seattle! They came to town ahead of next weekend's Boeing Seafair Airshow. The Blues will be a welcome addition after last year's no-show by the Navy team. Last year's attendance for Seafair Sunday was down 27 percent...

Blue Angels to fly over Pearl Harbor in September * KHON2 | The Blue Angels will be featured in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Wings Over the Pacific Air Show. The event takes place September 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., on Hickam Field and will be free and open to the general public. In addition to the Blue...

'Aviadarts 2014' enters air race stage * ecns | Four pilots of the aviation element of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAAF) flied two Su-30 planes to take part in the race. The Russian Air Force held the kick-off ceremony at the aviation shooting range in Bogenuowo before...

Sunderland Airshow 2014 "could have had over one million visitors" * ChronicleLive | More than a million people could have turned out for this year's Sunderland Airshow, organisers believe. With early estimates suggesting almost 500,000 people made their way to the Roker and Seaburn seafront on Saturday alone it could have been a...

Osprey makes Sapporo Airshow debut * DVIDS | More than 20,000 people attended the 28th Sapporo Airshow July 20 at the Sapporo Okadama Airport. The airshow was the first to display the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the public in Sapporo. The Ospreys gave the Japanese community a closer look...

BlogGAR – In defence of the military airshow | With the news that RAF Waddington International Airshow will be taking a sabbatical in 2015, with no guarantees that it will return in 2016, Gareth Stringer argues in defence of the military airshow....

Green Bay Packers' coach flies on B-17, jokes about bombing Chicago * Autoblog (blog) | For most people, the opportunity to fly on a B-17 Flying Fortress is rare. For the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (above, left), it's an opportunity to eliminate a despised nemesis – Chicago. "Alright, let's go bomb Chicago...

Video; WWII Planes land at Warhawk Air Museum * KIVI-TV | WWII Planes land at Warhawk Air http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFIs3EisUdN-dzsNn_9ASbLfkpKyw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778569659966&ei=dwfXU8C1A6T_mQLLrYCoDg&url=http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/WWII-Planes-land-at-Warhawk-Air-Museum-268832521.htmlMuseum. By On Your Side Newsroom . CREATED Jul 27, 2014. Two famous American war planes from World War II landed at the Warhawk Museum in Nampa Saturday. A crowd watched as the P-38 and Corsair touched...

Work begins on Lady Liberty's engine * Enid News & Eagle | Funds for the maintenance of Lady Liberty are all by donation, and the Lady Liberty Sponsor Group receives no additional funds from the national Commemorative Air Force or the CAF Air Power Museum, which is the owner of record for the aircraft. The...

70 Years ago today the British flew the Allies first Jet powered Fighter Aircraf... · American Airpower Museum 70 Years ago today the British flew the Allies first Jet powered Fighter Aircraft into combat during WWII. The Gloster Meteor was first flown operationally by the RAF's 616 squadron and was put to work starting on July 27th, 1944 in defending England from the V-1 Buzz Bombs. Although it would be...

Fans of aviator Amelia Earhart to gather in Augusta Saturday * Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel | Earhart was born in 1897 in Kansas and was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared July 2, 1937, in the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. She visited Bangor, Waterville and Augusta Aug...

World record flyer lands in LaPorte * nwitimes.com | The LaPorte Aero Club, a group of aviation enthusiasts at the airport, presented Garratt a check for $250 to go toward ALS research. "I've heard about CarolAnn and I've been anxious to see what she's been doing. This is a great night for me," said Ron...

World's largest proficiency air rally to fund Oklahoma women's aviation ... * Daily Ardmoreite | “This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for our group to support Oklahoma women in aviation, including women seeking their private pilot's license, as well as those who are working toward more advanced ratings,” said Heather Sterzick, the...

First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA ... | OSHKOSH, Wis. — July 28, 2014 — The first production HondaJet made its public debut today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an...

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Arch wins Red Bull Air Race in Poland · General Aviation News | GDYNIA, Poland – Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second, while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place....

World Championship Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia Aviation Headlines - Airplane-Pictures.net | For the first time in Poland, for the first time with a Polish pilot, World Championship Red Bull Air Race held in Gdynia, 27th August. Austria's Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a brilliant victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe with some smart flying on the challenging track set up on the Baltic Sea. Britain's Nigel Lamb was second while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place as the two pilots flying the MXS-R planes once again put in stellar performances in the world's fastest motorsport series to the delight of the crowd watching from the nearby beaches at the first-ever race in Poland...

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Air show attracts record crowds - The Courier | Scotland's national air show drew record crowds as thousands flocked to see aerial action, including a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. More than 13,500 people visited the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian, yesterday, organisers said. General manager Steve McLean said: "We are delighted with the huge turnout at yesterday's national air show....

Pictures: Visitors flood to IWM Duxford for iconic aircraft day out - Dunmow Broadcast | IWM Duxford hosted its Spitfires, Merlins and Motors event, which included a static display of http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFYOsWB0zRqG44_tmJ9Miy5hteaOA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778568410168&ei=e2DVU8rnKcWimAK984GYCg&url=http://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/pictures_visitors_flood_to_iwm_duxford_for_iconic_aircraft_day_out_1_3702245Spitfires and Hurricanes and the chance to meet members of the Spitfire Society, who answered visitors’ burning questions.  Also there was the RAF Regiment Historic Flight living history group, presenting the history of the RAF Regiment and its predecessors. They demonstrated some of the tasks required to prepare an aircraft for its next wartime sortie....

In pictures: Scotland's National Air Show 2014 * BBC News | This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading...

Pilots take aim in sortie * Stuff.co.nz | COMING IN: Paul Hogenesch of Temuka measures how close to the target the flour bombs landed during the annual dawn raid held by the South Canterbury Aero Club at Richard Pearse Airport yesterday morning...

Happy Birthday To The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress · WarbirdsNews | By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC Seventy-nine years ago today, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress took flight for the first time. One of the most important bombers in history, the B-17 fought in every theater of World War II and won immortality in epic daylight battles against the Luftwaffe. The Flying Fortress was....

A-26 “Special Kay” Restoration · WarbirdsNews In May 1966, Detachment 1, 603d Air Commando http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/a-26-special-kay-restoration.htmlSquadron deployed from England AFB, Louisiana to Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Air Base in Thailand. The detachment comprised eight Douglas B-26K Counter Invader bombers and their crews which were to undergo combat tests in Laos. An early glitch arose prior to their arrival when the Thai government expressed concern over having foreign “bombers” on its soil. But Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown finessed the problem smoothly by simply...

How the AC-130 destroyed at least 20 vehicles per night during Vietnam War · The Aviationist | The Gunship aircraft, born from the conversion of cargo aircraft into powerful aerial weapons armed with big guns, were based on the concept of the circling attack. In other words, the guns were mounted on the left side of the gunship so that the plane could fly a bank circle, achieving a good accuracy in strafing the target by using high velocity guns with a caliber of at least .30. The first two types of...

Precise Flying * The Lexicans | ...He was one of those by-the-numbers types, no class, no imagination, and no ” feel ” for really zipping around. A pilot who knows that he’s the ‘ real deal ‘ needs only to be ‘ in tune ‘ with ‘ that airplane ‘ neath his hands and feet....

Sun Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular * Aviation International News | The Sun Flyer is under development by Aero Electric Aircraft, Bye Aerospace and PC-Aero. Simulator manufacturer Redbird will be the training system provider. Bye Aerospace is led by George Bye. The company developed an electric-powered Cessna...

Virgin Galactic Announces Todd Ericson As Space Pilot * Aero-News Network | Distinguished http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=287bec15-2778-4ade-a591-a8eec14fc2caFormer U.S Air Force Colonel And Test Pilot Joins The First Commercial Spaceline Flight Program |Todd ‘Leif’ Ericson, former Operations and Maintenance Group Commander for the United States Air Force (USAF) has joined Virgin Galactic’s cadre of space pilots. In his new role, Todd will be working with Galactic’s chief pilot Dave Mackay and pilots Frederick ‘CJ’ Sturckow and Michael ‘Sooch’ Masucci as they prepare to fly Virgin Galactic’s first customers to space. Ericson will report to Mackay and Vice President of Operations Mike Moses at Virgin Galactic’s Mojave, California location, before relocating to Spaceport America in New Mexico for commercial operations...

AirVenture 2014 has begun!

EAA AirVenture to feature full Thunderbirds team for first time * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | The weeklong event starts Monday with the Thunderbirds arriving some time on Thursday and performing what's known as a "practice show," a full dress rehearsal, at the end of the afternoon air show, about 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Jack Pelton AirVenture Preview 2014 · eaavideo.org | At this year's AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA reflects on the life of their founder, Paul Poberezny. They also amp up the excitement this year with the Thunderbirds, Kenny Loggins and the One Week Wonder.

Are You Ready For Airventure? by Tyson Rininger | Airventure in Oshkosh, WI is just about to get real! Follow All Things Aero for daily updates on what's happening. And if you haven't heard, we’ve teamed up with Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle to offer a thrilling contest throughout the week of Airventure. Using #ohmyKOSH, whoever posts the most creative selphie will win a pole holding positions with Team Oracle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. But it gets even better! The grand prize will be a flight with Chuck Coleman in the Team Oracle Extra 300 on Saturday morning!...

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Oshkosh 2014 Live! · Karlene Petitt, Flight To Success | ...I will spend my day walking, talking, and interviewing as many people as I can. I will watch the most amazing airshows, and see incredible airplanes. Tonight I will meet Kenny Loggins (with thousands of others) at a concert in the woods. Danger Zone... can you feel it?...

Avfuel teams with Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | Avfuel http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/26/avfuel-teams-with-yankee-air-museums-b-17-at-oshkosh/Corporation will once again sponsor the Michigan-based Yankee Air Museum’s flyable B-17 aircraft — the Yankee Lady — at the annual EAA AirVenture.  The B-17, also known as the “Flying Fortress”, was a popular World War II bomber aircraft primarily used in the destruction of enemy war facilities. The Yankee Lady is one of only 10 B-17 airframes that remain flyable today...

NASA WB-57 makes first visit to AirVenture · General Aviation News | NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.  Based at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the WB-57F operates in NASA’s High Altitude Research Program. The aircraft...

The Lark of Duluth showcased at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | The Duluth Aviation Institute’s replica of the world’s first “commercial” airplane, The Lark of Duluth, is being featured at EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From July 28t-Aug. 3, more than 500,000 visitors will witness history as it was when commercial aviation began in 1914. The Lark of Duluth Benoist Type XIV Flying Boat will be featured in front of the Vintage Red Barn the entire week....

OSH14 Will Be The Best Oshkosh Ever! · AirPigz | It's time once again to make the simple but bold http://airpigz.com/blog/2014/7/27/osh14-will-be-the-best-oshkosh-ever.htmlstatement that OSH14 will be the best of Oshkosh ever... because the best Oshkosh is the one you are at RIGHT NOW! And with the annual fly-in and convention ready to start tomorrow morning, thousands of people just like me are here and ready to make it all happen. This is...

They’re Back! – The Hartman & Heinz Show – Oshkosh 2014 · WarbirdRadio.com | Andy Heinz and Mike Hartman are back with an all new show. Tune in and hear from Steven Bridgewater (Aeroplane / Jets Magazine) and many more familiar voices. Thanks for tuning in! Next episode will be a live broadcast on the all new Warbird Radio LIVE streaming channel.

"Ain't it Cool" UCAP #361-bravo · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside- Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Jeb and Jack are joined by Randy Dufault to talk about Day Zero of AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The MVP amphib... One Week Wonder... Paul Poberezny memorial... Day One expectations... All this and more on the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast

Group of Cherokee planes travels to EAA AirVenture * Fox11online.com  | WAUPACA – The saying goes birds of a feather flock together. Well, the same can be said about pilots and their planes. Wayne Michelli of Kingsport, Tennessee travels to E-A-A Airventure the same way each year: in formation. “It's an adrenaline rush...

"Mooney" planes leave Madison in formation to EAA air show - WMTV | More than 30 planes took off from Dane Co. Regional Airport this morning to fly in formation to the EAA air show in Oshkosh. The vast majority of them were "Mooney" planes, which...

First production ICON A5 flies · General Aviation News | OSHKOSH — The night before EAA AirVenture opened, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on July 7 in Tehachapi, California. This aircraft is one of three that will be used to verify performance and complete FAA approval prior to the start of customer deliveries in May 2015...

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Veterans meet Blue Angels despite rained-out show * St. George Daily Spectrum | GEORGE – Although rain and lightning caused a special showing of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to be canceled Friday afternoon, the veteran attendees from the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins City still had the chance to see the planes up close and to...

Moorestown native realizes his dream with the Blue Angels * Philly.com | Flynn will support the flight leader of the Blue Angels - Commander Tom Frosch - "in the day-to-day operations of the squadron. I won't be flying but I'll make sure that we have the people and the parts - everything needed to do the mission," he said...

U S Army Parachute Team Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Enrique Melendez Relinquished Command to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Weinrich * U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights"  | The day began with extreme hustle and bustle around the area. The local radio and television were continually announcing the Change of Command for the US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. The Soldiers were taking care of all the final details, reviewing the set up, podium, seating chart and the Aviation section had strategically placed the team aircraft in position for the ceremony. Media Relations was busy greeting and escorting media outlets, preparing camera’s, documenting guest as they were escorted to their assigned seats....

The voice of the air show * KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska | “The air show director asked if anybody had any public speaking experience. Well I spent 10 years of my life in the radio and television business, so I stupidly raised my hand and he said 'you're the air show narrator.' I knew nothing about it...

Rough landing at Friday Harbor Air Show * SanJuanIslander.com | A pilot, his wife and young daughter escaped injury when a mechanical failure caused a rough landing on the runway at Friday Harbor Airport's Open House and Fly-In. He did a great job of landing the plane, said an observer. More information isn't...

Red Arrows: 'This is the coolest job in the world' * Belfast Telegraph | He's talking about the honour of being a member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics team, the Red Arrows. It's a job that might not induce the level of hysteria Cruise is used to, but it does place those elite pilots, who get to wear the world-famous red...

Screamin’ Sasquatch — the radial and jet engine powered 1929 Taperwing Waco * Travel for http://travelforaircraft.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/bigfoot-write/Aircraft | New for this airshow season is the rare mixed engine 1929 Taperwing Waco powered by a conventional reciprocating radial engine as well as a turbojet — the “Screamin’ Sasquatch” which is also the mascot of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. The fruition of the Screamin’ Sasquatch is a result of the efforts of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky as well as John Klatt Airshows....

Magnificent Man in a Flying Machine: The 'finest' first World War work of ... * Express.co.uk | Into that background stepped a dashing aviator called Frederick Warren Merriam whose claim to fame was becoming the first pilot to fly through the clouds. Merriam, then 34 years old, was an instructor at Brooklands Aerodrome near Weybridge in Surrey.

IWM Duxford's Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day attracts thousands * Times 24 | In the foyer entrance of AirSpace, visitors met staff from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, dressed as 1940s civilians and celebrating the achievements of women in aviation, with a mini-exhibition showcasing the inspirational women who helped to...

Enter the FAI Young Artists Contest and have your share in the FAI World Air ... * World Air Sports Federation | Airplanes and gliders will amaze the crowd with spins, loops, and dives in the aerobatic games, while powered planes will show their skills in an air navigation race. There will also be radio controlled aerobatics: the same spins, loops, and dives, but...

Offutt Air Show attendance put at 150000, but total didn't set record * Omaha World-Herald | Offutt Air Force Base hosted big crowds at last weekend's Defenders of Freedom Open House & Air Show, but the show's return after a one-year hiatus didn't break attendance records. An estimated 150,000 attended the two-day event July 19-20, said Ryan...

AOPA issues call for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins * AOPA Pilot | Each fly-in also includes a Pilot Town Hall hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker. “We've had a fantastic turnout by our members at our fly-ins this year, with a resounding call for more of the same in 2015,” Baker said. “The airports we're visiting in...

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Touring a bomber, with memories of flying one * Glens Falls Post-Star | The vintage plane travels the country with a crew from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum and will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday before departing on its next mission, a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. Earl Morrow, a...

Consolidated PBY from Mike Fizer | Aviation enthusiast and warbird collector, Jim Slattery, shares his thoughts with AOPA's Barry Schiff on the restoration of a Consolidated PBY for The Greatest Generation Naval Museum in San Diego, CA. The beautiful Lake Mead video footage of this historic WWII amphib was supplied by The Greatest Generation Naval Museum.

Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM) To Retire at the End of 2014. · Warbirds News | Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of December 1, 2014. Mike has been Executive Director for 29 years and has led the Museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, to a major cultural, educational, and historical institution serving a world-wide audience.Scott Ashton, President of the NEAM Board of Directors, said “Mike has been an enthusiastic and dedicated leader of the Museum for nearly 30 years. Over that period...

Douglas A-20 Havoc (RE)Discovered in Siberia ·  WarbirdsNews has learned that the wreck of a Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc recently re-emerged in the Taiga of western Siberia in Russia. Apparently the lend-lease medium bomber, one of roughly 3400 of the type given to the Soviet Union, went down on its ferry flight from Alaska to the Eastern Front in 1943. The Taiga is a vast boreal forest which is largely uninhabited, and buried under snow and ice for much of the year. Although no photographs have surfaced publicly as of yet, the aircraft (technically designated a DB-7) apparently went down on the slopes of Zelyonaya mountain in the Kemerovo region. Sadly, it appears that the...

The One And Only Stearman M-2 Has Moved · Rich Davidson NORDO News - Aviation Unedited |  http://nordonews.leebottom.com/2014/07/the-one-and-only-stearman-m-2-has-moved.htmlI've been watching the Stearman M-2 for some time. I remember when I first laid my hands on it as the restoration neared completion. The thing is massive. In fact, although many people call other Stearmans a "Bull Stearman", this is the actual model Stearman that was called that by her pilots when she was new....

Curtiss A-8 — the 1930s attack aircraft experiment * Travel for Aircraft  | The U.S. Army Air Corps compared air cooled radial engine powered aircraft versus in-line liquid cooled engines in attack aircraft designs, during the 1930s, and the Curtiss A-8 was one of these designs. Powered by a Curtiss V-1570-31 Conqueror (600 hp/~450kW) the A-8 carried its pilot–observer/rear gunner nearly 500 miles at 153 mph/245kph. Marked by two glazed tandem cockpits it...

"Morgan Fairchild" UCAP #360 · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside - Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Every week the UCAP gang gathers to talk about all things GA. You can listen-in as some of General Aviation's most knowledgeable, opinionated, and plain-spoken characters do some online, hangar-flying. Show-notes can be found at http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Chip Yates’ Records Ratified by FAI · Dean Sigler, CAFE Foundation Blog | With recognition this http://blog.cafefoundation.org/chip-yates-records-ratified-fai/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chip-yates-records-ratified-faiweek of five electric airplane records set by Chip Yates in flights last year, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) ratified performance numbers that top those of most single-engine high-performance gasoline-powered aircraft from established manufacturers, according to Yates...

SLU grad named to prestigious 'Blue Angels' * STLtoday.com | A tip of the flight helmet to Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, a St. Louis University graduate (Class of '05) who was named Wednesday to the 2015 roster of the "Blue Angels." Suyderhoud, an F/A-18 pilot, is from Honolulu and currently is stationed in Texas...

Over the River Air Show practice flight with Lt. Colonel John Klatt * Mid Columbia Tri City Herald | Lt. Colonel John Klatt flies with Tri-City Herald reporter Kristi Pihl over Benton and Franklin counties Thursday during a practice flight in Extra 300L plane. Klatt,of the Air National Guard's Aerobatic Team, is performing during the three-day Over...

Harrier jet to be among top attractions at LV Air Show - WFMZ | A Sea Harrier, called the only privately-owned and flown aircraft of its type in the world, is joining the line-up at the Aug. 23-24 Lehigh Valley Air Show.

Huey, Cobra helicopter rides offered to public * Dothan Eagle | A pilot gives members of the media a helicopter ride in a legacy helicopter (Huey UH-A N104HF) on Thursday. Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum, and Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark are partnering to bring the Legacy of Army Aviation to...

'Flying The Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project' * Aero-News Network | An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Kim Furst In recent years, EAA's AirVenture has seen increased participation from filmmakers producing new aviation-themed features, television and documentaries. In preparing for AirVenture 2014, one project in particular caught my attention - creating a documentary film that rises to the contributions of an aviation legend Robert A. "Bob" Hoover. The film is titled "Flying The Feathered Edge."

‘You could see the bolt coming’: Pilot describes CF-18 being hit by lightning * Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton | Officials with the Royal Canadian Air Force said technicians are investigating after a pilot was forced to land his CF-18 Thursday – after it was hit by lightning. RCAF officials said the plane was hit by lightning late Thursday morning, while it was being flown to the Whitecourt airshow from High River, where the pilot and the aircraft had appeared in another airshow...

Warbird Pin Up Girls’ Opens at Garth Gallery on Friday · WarbirdsNews Christian Kieffer, the photographer of the world famous “Warbird PinUp Girls’’ calendar and sponsor of WarbirdsNews will be exhibiting his work at the Columbia’s Garth Gallery opening with a reception this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.Kieffer is a graduate of South East Center of Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida, and worked for the Walt Disney Creative Photography department in Orlando. His series of...

Group Looking For 60-Year-Old B-25 Bomber Asks To Dredge Mon River * CBS Local | PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Do the murky waters of the Monongahela River hide a mystery, submerged for 58 years? In January 1956, a B-25 bomber, low on fuel, made an emergency landing in the Mon. Four crew members were saved. Two others drowned.

Navy Says Farewell To The C-9 Skytrain II Aircraft * Aero-News Network | Last Of The Airplanes Retired In Late June Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, AZ...

'I've wanted to fly all my life' * Stuff.co.nz | This week the pair were at the Marlborough Aero club and the two-seater Piper Tomahawk that Laura will climb into for her first lesson, was parked outside the clubroom hangar. ''I've wanted to fly all my life,'' she says, and cites an uncle who had ...