Showing posts with label Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO FLY IN HUEY #354!

Perhaps there is no more iconic symbol of the Viet Nam War than the venerable UH-1 Huey helicopter.  On Monday, July 29th, Tuesday, July 30th and Thursday, August 1st, Huey #354 will be available for rides from 9 AM until 4 PM at the Fond Du Lac County Airport, 260 S. Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond Du Lac.  Huey #354 is part of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and will also be appearing as part of the air show at AirVenture this year.

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, known by all as the Huey, first flew in 1956 and was the first helicopter powered by a turbo shaft engine that controlled the two bladed main rotor as well as the tail rotor.  The UH-1 went into full production in 1960 and over 16,000 Huey’s were produced.  The first combat service for the Huey, in 1963, was in Viet Nam and the US Army utilized the Huey for troop transport, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), search & rescue and all general utility roles.  Depending on the mission, the Huey could fly with a crew of up to 4.  The Huey is no doubt one of the world’s most recognized helicopters.

Huey #354 (N354AF) is one of 4 flyable UH-1’s owned by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.  #354 flew over 1,500 combat hours in Viet Nam and has been faithfully restored, by members of the foundation, in the exact markings that were on the aircraft when it served in Viet Nam.  The Huey was acquired from the Georgia National Guard in 2008.

“Folks love to fly with the veterans and aircraft that made history and that’s why we enjoy making #354 available for rides as often as possible” said Rick Welch, Director of the Foundation.  The price per rider is $60.00 and the minimum age requirement is 5 years old.  Reservations are not necessary during this rare 3 day opportunity, but all flights are flown on a first come, first serve basis.

For additional information or questions, call 770/897-0444

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Texas Flying Legends Museum - Saint Barths Airshow 2011 - Cockpit Cameras | Come fly with the Texas Flying Legends Museum as they do low passes over the St Barths airport and SY Marie at the 2011 St Barths Bucket Regetta. Pilots are: Warren Pietsch - P-40K, Robert Odegaard - FG-1D and Casey Odegaard - P-51D.

Whitsunday Airport 50th Birthday from the Whitsunday Islands and Coast: Whitsundays Airshow |
Whitsunday Airport celebrated its 50th Birthday in style on Sunday May 1, 2011.


Ride in a B-29 bomber! from www.cincinnatiwarbirds.org | The Cincinnati Warbirds will be hosting the B-29 "Fifi" at Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Avenue in Cincinnati, OH Friday, June 10th through Sunday June 12th, 2011. The objectives of the B-29 display are to honor the veterans whose sacrifices paid for our freedom, and to preserve this part of our heritage by keeping these warbirds flying. Ground tours and rides will be available for a monetary donation. (See the CAF website for details) Your donation will support the continuing operation of this airplane so that future generations can share this experience.  ...

Upside-down helicopter ride from AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points | Nothing in my flying experience prepared me for flying with Red Bull’s Chuck Aaron, the only helicopter pilot approved by the FAA for low-level aerobatic helicopter demonstrations.  Our short flight on Friday, April 29, included loops and rolls — familiar maneuvers in fixed-wing aircraft — but totally foreign in a helicopter. ...

Naval Aviation Day at Museum of Flight from General Aviation News | The Museum of Flight in Seattle launches its celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 100th year of aviation May 14 with a full day of special activities sponsored by Honeywell. Events include lectures, a panel discussion with World War II navy fighter aces, vintage navy aircraft flights and fly-in displays. ...

Korean War veterans join others on Honor Flight - The Coloradoan | Deppe, who will turn 89 on May 11, was one of hundreds of WWII and Korean War veterans who gathered Sunday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland to take part in the sixth running of the Honor Flight of Northern Colorado. ...

Dale to honor WWII veteran, grandfather with memorial flight - Community Impact Newspaper | The B-25 is known as the Devil Dog and is preserved and maintained locally by the Devil Dog Squadron, a volunteer organization of the Commemorative Air Force. The plane is hangered at the Georgetown Airport. The event is open to the public. ...

Vietnam War helicopter pilots reunite in Slidell after more than 40 years - NOLA.com | Andrew Hover doesn’t talk about his experiences as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during Vietnam.
   
Registration for AFA's 2011 Air and Space Conference & Technology Exposition ... - Air Force Magazine | Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association today announced the 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, to be held September 19 - 21, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, ...

Wei Chen - Around the World Flight for Hope -- MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Mr. Wei Chen is a Memphis business man and adventurer who will be the first Chinese Citizen to fly around the world in a single-engine plane. Mr. Chen intends to spread his message of kindness, opportunity and hope and as an unofficial ambassador of Memphis, Tennessee to China and the world. Mr. Chen hopes to raise over $250,000 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital through his journey. He will encourage youth to greatness by sharing his personal story of giving and inspiration on stops along the way. ...

'Synergy' Project Revealed - EAA News | Unveiled Friday, April 30, at the CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium, the double-box tailed Synergy aircraft is a potential breakthrough in aircraft design. View the photo gallery. April 29, 2011 — It's not very often that a true ...

WWII Time Portal: Classic US Aviation Articles from ASB.tv | What if you woke up one morning, sat down for breakfast and coffee, got out the newspaper, and realized that the newspaper was dated in the early 1940s?  Now that would be odd!  However, if that sounds appealing and you don’t mind reading on your computer screen, we’ve got you covered for the next several days!  This is not your typical World War II history lesson.  This is World War II as it appeared in newspapers throughout the United States.  We searched online at NewspaperARCHIVE and compiled some of the most impressive aviation-related articles from the World War Two era.  Enjoy! ...

Jet trainer added to aviation museum - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star became the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's 28th aircraft last week after it was transferred from Honolulu Community College to Hangar 79 on Ford Island. ...

Castle set to show off Navy jet - Modesto Bee | ATWATER -- As a restoration team towed Castle Air Museum's recently refurbished RF-8 Crusader out of its hangar, Navy veteran Denny Baker, wearing his flight jacket with a patch on the back reading "Unarmed and ...

From Spitfires To Mosquitoes - Military & Aerospace Electronics | In January 1940, the first eight British women were admitted, and by 1942, American aviatrix Jackie Cochran was actively seeking American women to join the ranks in England. The ATA served as the blueprint for Cochran's (and Nancy Love's) later ...

Flying dangerously over the Hump - The Times of India | GUWAHATI: The hilly and thickly-forested northeast that forms the eastern flank of the Himalaya has always been pilots' nightmare since WWII.  According to aviation experts, the hilly terrain, coupled with sudden change in weather pattern, has always been a big challenge for pilots flying in the region. Incidentally, the erratic weather system and terrain have brought down many aircraft and choppers in the past in the region.

Grissom boom operator spends 10K hours in flight from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. | The average worker on a Monday through Friday schedule will work 260 days each year. During those days, the average employee spends 8 hours working.  Using those numbers, one of Grissom's in-flight refueling technicians has spent almost five years working at over 30,000 feet. ...

1 May 2011 Newsletter - Roadrunners Internationale

Today in Aviation History – May 2- CRUFC

REPORT: RQ-170 spied over Osama bin Laden's bed last night from The DEW Line | The National Journal's Marc Ambinder got the scoop about 1am this morning, when he tweeted: "US Joint Special Operations Command SMU -- from DEVGRU (Navy SEALs), did the shooting. RQ-170 drone overhead. JSOC spotters on ground."  In confirmed, this would be the first operation directly linked to the secretive RQ-170. Although the USAF has acknowledged its existence, it has never released an official photo. The UAS has been glimpsed only through a series of photos released by spotters around the US airfield at Kandahar, Afghanistan.   ...

Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger Test Flight (1942) from AIRBOYD.TV

Maine Pilot Wins Alaskan Airplane from Aviation Blogs | May Day for Maine pilot James Schoenmann ended in a way that he never expected. Schoenmann received a telephone call from Alaska Airmen’s Association President Adam White informing him that he had won the grand prize in the association’s fundraising raffle, a refurbished and highly modified Piper Super Cub valued  ...

One Plane. One Rope. One Great Cause. The ALS Ontario Plane Pull to Help Those ... - SYS-CON Media | The ALS Ontario Plane Pull is an opportunity for corporate and community organizations to lend their support by entering teams of ten people to undertake challenging and entertaining pulls of a Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliner. ...

Endeavour’s Last Mission Delayed from Warplanes Online Community | NASA announced that Space shuttle Endeavour’s final launch has been delayed until at least the end of the week because technicians need to replace a switch box in the engine compartment.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Opens 51st Season June 12 from PR Newswire: Airlines/Aviation

RHINEBECK, N.Y., June 9 : Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome announced today the beginning and highlights of the 2010 air show season. A barnstorming air show on Saturday, June 12, featuring pioneer antique airplanes will open the season. Then on Sunday, June 13, there will be mock dog ...
Official Website of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition opened in Berlin  - Hauptstadtstudio
... on the open weekend, visitors can expect several hours of air show program. These include the flight team, the Patrouille Suisse with six F-5 Tiger jets, the aerobatic team "The Flying Bulls" from Austria with a Douglas DC-6B, the engine aerobatic pilots Ali Öztürk from Turkey with a Acromach S2, the breathtaking wingwalker Lady Peggy Krainz on the Boeing Stearman, the Italian team with four Pioneer Pioneer 300 and the Mistral War Birds with the Sea Fury.
US military participates in Berlin air show - Air Force Link
Berlin Air Show photo gallery - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Indianapolis Air Show Fan Page - Lot's of YOUR questions about the Indianapolis Air Show are answered right here.

10 questions for the Air and Water Show's Paul Rogers - OnMilwaukee.com
OnMilwaukee.com: What's with the on-again-off-again history of the air show in Milwaukee? Paul Rogers: I started the air show with Festa Italiana at the ...

Warbirds Saluting Veterans Highlight Air Shows Each Day of EAA AirVenture ... - AMTOnline.com | "Spectators will gain an appreciation for the veterans who piloted them and get a glimpse into their history and aerobatic flying capabilities. ...

Spitfires in our skies again - Daily Echo
It will also mark the 70-year anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is carrying out the flypast. Crowds are expected to assemble along ...

COMPETITION: Win tickets to the Biggin Hill Air Fair - News Shopper
The event at the airfield on June 26 and June 27 will also include displays from the Red Arrows, among others. Five runners-up will also each win a pair of ...

The Mission -  Flying Across America - Promoting General Aviation | This is an excerpt from the "About Us" page on their website: ... Now that you are more acquainted with our backgrounds, let us explain our mission to you. We will fly from Daytona Beach, on Florida’s Atlantic coast to Catalina Island, in the Pacific, about 25 miles west of the Californian coastline. ... Jason and Vincent post more about their endeavor here

Rock At Your Six O'Clock via http://jalopnik.com/
Maj. John Baum, the No. 2 pilot with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, gives a "rock on" signal while refueling his F-16 Fighting Falcon after an air show at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. last month. Photo Credit: USAF

Feel the heat! from FenceCheck Forums

Sun 'N' Fun - Episode 17 from Mile High Flyers Podcast | Mike interviews the President of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, and Mike and Elisabeth join the Pilot's Flight Podlog on Sun 'N' Fun radio at SnF 2010!

Kansas City, MO, June 17 - WASP Marjorie Ellfeldt Reesspeaks to marines from You Fly, Girl
WWII WASP to Speak at June 17 Marine Corps League Meeting
Marjorie Ellfeldt Rees, 88, will tell about her experiences as a World War II pilot, at the monthly meeting of the Simpson-Hoggatt Detachment of the Marine Corps League, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Disabled Veterans of America building, 8787 Old Santa Fe Rd. in Kansas City, Mo.
Rees flew military planes as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, known as WASPs. A Prairie Village, Kan., resident, she was one of only 1,800 women accepted for training and 1,074 who graduated and became civilian pilots. Last July President Barack Obama signed a bill recognizing Rees and the other women pilots. The WASPs were also honored in Washington, D.C., in March receiving Gold Medals, the highest award given in honor of civilian service. In the 1970s the WASPs had also received retroactive militarization, and are now recognized as veterans. ...

RIDLEY-THOMAS OBSERVES 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT
... The Supervisor also led the Board of Supervisors in proclaiming June 12, 2010 as “Centennial Aviation Day” in the County of Los Angeles, recognizing the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, which in 1910 granted a portion of Dominguez Adobe for the International Aviation Meet, signifying the birth of aviation in California.   ...

Pair to launch joy flight business - Toowoomba Chronicle
FIREFIGHTER Warren Buckley and his poultry farmer mate Chris Adams have a grand plan — a plan that will take them soaring to great heights in the Darling Downs business community.
Heights of about 8000 feet, to be precise.
The pair will this weekend launch their new Tiger Moth joy flight business.
Mr Buckley said it would be the first time a Tiger Moth had operated commercially out of Toowoomba for about 28 years...

Children being offered free airplane rides in Ray - Romeo Observer
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) launched the Young Eagles program in 1992 to give interested young people an opportunity to go flying in a ...

Join NASA's Final Shuttle Missions - KWCH
Have you always wanted to fly in space? Now at least your photo can reach orbit. NASA is inviting the public to send their portrait into ...

F-35C first flight and the audacity of naval aviation from The DEW Line
As Tom Burbage closed the F-35C first flight media teleconference on Monday, the Lockheed Martin vice president and ex-US Navy fighter pilot sought to lend a perspective to the occasion.
The 55-minute flight on 6 June by CF-1 -- the first carrier variant -- may seem a minor event in the history of the F-35 program.. But, in the sweep of naval history, CF-1's airborne debut will be remembered as a "very historic day", Burbage says. ...

Moscow Aviation Firm Unveils 'Flying Car' (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
The thing looks a little like Burt Rutan's Long EZ. A fine airplane by the way, but no flying car. Let me insert the obligatory 'runs on vodka' comment. ...


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Indy Transponder 15-APR-10 1915z


Columnist Bryce Donovan takes to the sky with the Blue Angels — and then ... - Charleston Post Courier
Blue Angels pilot CJ Simonsen had a blast while taking Post and Courier columnist Bryce Donovan on a high-speed jet ride of twists and turns, ...

Boating Safety Zone for Blue Angels Show - WCIV
Charleston, SC - The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Charleston will establish a safety zone in Charleston Harbor during the Blue Angels air show ...

Thunder to blast off Saturday - New Albany Tribune
The annual air show and fireworks extravaganza serves as the grandiose kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival. And though it's now in its 21st year, ...

Coast Guard reminds Thunder over Louisville boaters to respect river - Louisville Courier-Journal
The safety zone will be in effect during the air show and the fireworks display, Tucci said, and boats west of the McAlpine Locks & Dam that are heading ...

Central Texas Airshow - Official Site
Just some of the acts that you are going to see at Airshow 2010!

National Cherry Festival Unveiled This Year's Plans - 9&10 News
The Blue Angels will be back and the entertainment lineup will feature some big music acts like the rock band, Los Lonely Boys.

Navy's Blue Angels to put on a show in September - Honolulu Advertiser
The Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform Sept. 25 and 26 at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii "Kāne'ohe Bay Air Show," officials said ...
 
Cape's air show - Southeast Missourian
The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival is returning to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport June 19 and 20, and tickets are available online at ...

World Record Attempt Success!! Video & more pics to follow from armygoldenknights's

Magnificent pioneers and their flying machines... - WalesOnline
"The London to Cardiff Air Race finished during the Pageant, all nine entrants finished the course landing within four minutes of one another. ...

RED BULL AIR RACES

ADILSON KINDLEMANN from Mike Goulian Airshows
Red Bull Air Race Pilot Adilson Kindlemann, of Brazil, was involved in an accident at 11:50 am this morning while participating in today's training session for the race
this weekend in Perth. Kindlemann is doing well and hopes to be back on his feet in time to watch the remaining training sessions on Friday. Team #99 wishes Adilson and his Team the best. For more information please read the statement from Red Bull Air Race below:
Kindlemann says he is feeling fine after Perth accident
PERTH – Brazil's Adilson Kindlemann wanted to reassure his fans and supporters on Thursday that he was feeling fine and not seriously hurt after his MXS-R crashed at low altitude into the Swan River in Perth during a training session ahead of the weekend's Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
Kindlemann also wanted to thank the emergency rescue crews that quickly helped him after his plane impacted ...

Dramatic rescue after Adilson Kindlemann crashes from Aerial Sports Feed View Gallery

Officials won't investigate Red Bull plane crash - ABC Online
The pilot was attempting a knife-edge turn around a pylon when his plane's wing clipped the water and crashed. (Red Bull) Government air safety ...

Red Bull Air Race: Adilson Kindlemann Accident Statement by Flightline UK

Air race ace in miracle escape - The Sun
RED Bull Air Race ace had a miracle escape after his plane crashed into a river. Pilot Adilson Kindlemann was training for a contest in ...

That was Air Race Abu Dhabi from Aerial Sports Feed
Paul Bonhomme, Hannes Arch and Nigel Lamb analyse the race action from the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi.  Watch Video

Qualifying and Disqualifying from Aerial Sports Feed
Having qualified fastest, the unlucky Hannes Arch was disqualified from the top 12 in Abu Dhabi for 'dangerous flying'. He gives us a personal point of view of the incident, as does Race Director Jim .  Watch Video

Spanish pilot Maclean describes 50 new mods to MXS-R From www.redbullairrace.com
In anticipation of this weekend's Red Bull Air Race in Perth, Alejandro Maclean has unveiled a pair of striking winglets following fast on the heels of Nigel Lamb but also boasts an array of further modifications to boot. The Spanish pilot says now is the time to showcase the team's new 2010 MXS-R in its full glory complete with the eye-catching winglets that helped Lamb to secure a 2nd place in Abu Dhabi.

Video: The Entire Unlimited Gold Race At Reno 2009 by Martt
Here's an excellent video that shows the entire 8 laps of the Unlimited Gold race at the Reno Air Races on Sunday September 20, 2009.  Watch Steve Hinton Jr and Strega dominate the race and finish as the 2009 Champion.
The video is a nice compliment to the CoolPix of Strega, and it really gives you a pretty good feel for what air racing is like at about 500mph and 50' off the ground... of course it's always better to see and hear in person!

Apparently, At NAHI, Size Matters from Aero-News Network
Large Aircraft Category Added To The 2010 National Aviation Heritage Invitational Due to the ever increasing interest of aircraft owners and restorers, and the popularity of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, 2010 will mark the first year for the Large Aircraft Category.

Mother Daughter Air Race Classic Team Video from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
In 1929, twenty pilots raced from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH, the site of the National Air Races in a first ever U.S. all female air race. Then called the Women's Air Derby was later renamed the Powder Puff Derby, then the Transcontinental Air Race, while today the tradition continues with the Air Race Classic.  ...

Liberty Belle, restored Boeing B-17, will visit Hillsboro Airport ... - The Oregonian
Mr. Brooks, whose father flew B-17's with the 390th bomb group during WWII, founded the Liberty Foundation; a non profit museum dedicated to preserving our aviation heritage, and funded the complete restoration of the B-17 back to her ...

Jim Suchy fires up his 1931 Laird "Super Solution" NR12048
The Original Laird Super Solution The 1930s were the Golden Age of Air Racing, when expose races were more popular, and drew large crowds, than baseball. EM "Mattie" Laird was an old plane specializer whose Laird "Solution" won the 1930 ...

The Macchi C.202 Folgore of the National Air and Space Museum by David Cenciotti
The picture shows the aircraft Macchi C.202 Folgore marked 9476 exhibited at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. The aircraft is one of the few Italian WWII fighters that escaped the conflict and, in particular, one of the two MC202 sent to USA at the end of the war to be tested. With the help of Italian Air Force and Aeronautica Macchi, in 1974 this aircraft was given to Smithsonian Institute.
The aircraft, that I had the opportunity to see in 1994, during my visit to the Museum, sports the colours of the ...

Former WWII Pilot Donates $8 Million to Polk's Aerospace Academy By JOHN CHAMBLISS THE LEDGER
A former World War II bomber pilot and successful businessman is donating $7.5 million for a building to house the Central Florida Aerospace Academy operated by the Polk County School District. ...

Around Halfway - The Herald-Mail
The weeklong exhibit will include displays and information dedicated to preserving area aviation history. The exhibits will be at the mall through Sunday, ...

Not quite right: early conception of the "Bear" from The Unwanted Blog
A 1954 US Air Force sketch of the "Tupelov-Gurevich Intercontinental Bombardment Airplane." Clearly this is meant to be the Tu-95 "Bear" bomber, but it misses the mark in a number of areas… the fuselage is shown far larger in diameter than the actual aircraft, and of course the Bear only had four engines, not six. ...

April 15 from Cut and Paste Aviation
... 1943 -- Operation Flax is put into effect, the systematic targeting by Allied fighter pilots of Luftwaffe transport aircraft bound for North Africa.
This interdiction operation led to the April 18 "Palm Sunday Massacre". Three squadrons of P-40's assigned to the 57th Fighter Group along with one squadron of P-40' from the 324th Group were on patrol. They were off Cape Bon flying with a top cover of Spitfires. They intercepted the largest aerial convoy of transports to date. The Germans decided to try a force in mass that could defend itself. The slow Junker 52 transports were on their way with supplies to the German Army in North Africa. The accounts of the total lost on both sides differ except that the Americans did lose six P-40's and one Spitfire. The German loss was staggering. The Americans claimed fifty-to-seventy of the German tri-motors were lost along with approximately sixteen to eighteen fighters, consisting of Macchi 202s, Bf-109's, and ME-110's. The actual German loss was 51 aircraft total. Still it is a blow for the supply depot in Tunisia waiting for them.  ...

Pentagon's Flying Car Program Takes Off from Wired: Danger Room
The Pentagon's far-out research agency has unveiled more details of their plan to create a shape-shifting, multipurpose car. ...
   
Aero club fun day - Marlborough Express
The Omaka Aero Club is hosting a fun day on Sunday from noon to 4pm. Co-organiser Tony Clarry said the event was planned to allow Marlborough people to take ...


Challenge Air Phoenix Fly Day via FB
Challenge Air Phoenix Fly Day Watch this video... this IS the reason why Challenge Air is so important to our children, our families and our community. Like the video states "the ultimate satisfaction comes from going just beyond what you think you can do..." -- and for the children that Challenge Air touches, it's even more true. Please consider... volunteering to help us on April 24th!

Technical Shakedown Flight with Don from AcroCamp
Don and I took the Super D up this afternoon to shake down some of the electronics. First flight for the ContourHD camera outside the cockpit and first use of the new attenuating cable and the new M-Audio MicroTrack II for the digital audio. ...

Stinson L-5 Sentinel from Planeshots
A-20G Havoc "Eloise" from Warbirds Online

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indy Transponder 31-MAR-10 1030z


Classic Fighters 2011 event from AeroHub by Graeme | Whilst still well over a year away, it seems that a lot of people in many countries are already making the Classic Fighters 2011 event the target of their focus! Locally, this has manifested itself with meetings already underway by the airshow committee (since last October) and plans by some of the ground theatre and props team members already being put into place. At the other end of the scale, inquiries are coming in from people the world over concerning ticket purchases, transport, accommodation etc. (many have already booked their accommodation!!), and of course, what displays will be seen and what aircraft are going to be in attendance. Even this far out it is possible to say that if all the plans come to fruition, the line-up for the 2011 Classic Fighters event will be better than anything we've ever been privileged to host before…

Festival of Aviation from feed/http://www.eur2llc.com/FAAPilotCoach/Home/rss.xml | There's never been a better time to visit! Prague is one of the world's most beautiful cities and is a must see for everyone! It is also the host city to Europe's greatest aviation event - Europe's Festival of Aviation 28-30 May 2010 at Pribram Airfield LKPM. Long famed for its beauty, Prague is one of the most visited cities on the continent and its historic centre is included in the UNESCO list of 'World Heritage Sites'…

Inaugural event brings wartime aviation to Flagler - Daytona Beach News-Journal | "During the past few years I've been looking into how I could do an air show here. With my connections on the air show circuit and a bunch of buddies I ...

Record Crowds Attend 'Wings Over South Texas' Air Show at NAS Kingsville from U.S. Navy News Headline Stories | Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville hosted more than 100,000 spectators for the "Wings Over South Texas" air show March 27-28…

Eurofighter gets a warm welcome in Chile defpro ... Eurofighter Partner Company EADS Deutschland turned up in Chile to present the Eurofighter Typhoon to the South American visitors at FIDAE Air Show. ...

Take a backseat ride in a Harrier from TAKEOFF TUBE by rss@www.takeofftube.com(Jocey) From his T.V. series, 'James Mays Big Ideas', James meets up with the guys from R.A.F. Wittering and goes for a flight in a Harrier…

Starfighter pilots' view from David Cenciotti's weblog - the most visited Italian Aviation Blog by David Cenciotti | In the last days I had the opportunity to watch the last two DVDs dedicated to the F-104 produced by Pro-Wing International; those filmed in October 2004 that focus on the very last days of the F-104 at Grazzanise, the airbase where the (operative) career of the Starfighter ended on Oct. 31, 2004. Respectively titled "F-104EVER: the last STAR fighter" and ""THE LEGEND: Eternal Star", the two DVDs represent the two episodes of an extremely interesting movie produced by Luc Delestinne, the famous aviation film maker and producer whose Pilot's View® mini-cameras among the few ones in the world to be "flight-safety approved", meaning that they can be even attached to the pilot's helmets or masks to provide some of the most dramatic in-flight views ever seen.

Video: Rotary Powered Sopwith Camel In Formation With A Spitfire by Martt |  If you're in a hurry, jump up to the 2:30 mark in the video to see the Sopwith's rotary engine started.  It's like a 160hp rabid animal attached to the front of the airplane!  You kinda get the feeling that the engine is the crazy master here, and the best you can do is not make it mad!  Actually it looks very cool, but you can sure see how much of a challenge operating an engine without a normal throttle is... especially one that weighs 345 pounds and spins with the prop!..

Curtiss P-40, aircraft of the Flying Tigers from Flying Tigers News | Here's a great video showing a Curtiss P-40C the warpaint of the Flying Tigers--the American Volunteer Group that flew and fought for the Chinese Air Force in the early months of World War II in the Pacific. The video is by "Captain Lou" Costello. Don't you just love the sound of that Allison engine? All right, perhaps you don't, but I am so addicted that I sometimes leave the sound running in the background while I work on mundane chores…

Hawker Hurricane Mk IVRP in Museum of Aviation in Belgrade- Serbia from Let Let Let - Warplanes by Darko | The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Some production of the Hurricane was carried out in Canada by the Canada Car and Foundry Co Ltd. Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain.The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft which acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called "Hurribombers"), and ground support aircraft…

New Yorkshire Air Museum display hails aviation pioneers - The Press, York | A NEW exhibition has opened at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, celebrating some of the leading figures in aeronautical history. ...

US Top Guns salute Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall after slow ... by matthallracing | US Top Guns salute Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall after slow start in UAE. Posted on 31 March 2010. ABU DHABI, UAE – There are often visitors to the Race Airport during race week but it's a rare thing to see a whole squadron of US ...

Felix Baumgartner Tests Next-Generation Pressure Suit from Aerial Sports Feed | History has been made today as Red Bull Stratos unveiled the first space suit ever to be produced by David Clark Company for a non-governmental space program. The Red Bull Stratos science team has also revealed the pressure helmet, which with the suit will serve as Felix Baumgartner's sole life-support system when he steps off his capsule at 120,000 feet to attempt a record-breaking freefall from the edge of space. ...

Reno Air Racing Foundation gives prizes to young researchers - Reno Gazette-Journal | The Reno Air Racing Foundation awarded medals to six students for their exhibits Saturday at the "Reach for the Stars" Young Researchers Awards at the ...

Young Eagles gives kids - The Reporter | The Fond du Lac Chapter of EAA will hold the first 2010 Young Eagles rally on Saturday, April 3. Young Eagles rides take place the first Saturday of each ...

Aviation Trivia of the Day by JP Santiago | It's a travel nightmare. Weather delays and closures at airports during peak travel seasons. It was no different in the past than it is now with air travel when we're at the mercy of the weather despite the advances in technology since the end of the Second World War ushered in unprecedented growth in air travel. Picture in your mind it's the start of the 1962 Christmas holiday travel season and one of the primary airports on the US West Coast, San Francisco, is socked in with fog so thick that anything more than ball toss away fades into the murk. Fog at San Francisco International is nothing new, but this particular week in 1962 the fog stubbornly persisted throughout the holiday season. Flights were delayed or canceled and passengers were stranded at San Francisco International Airport. Unless, of course, you're booked on Pacific Southwest Airlines, PSA…

United States - Arizona - MCAS Yuma Airshow 2010 - MCAS Yuma - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums

March 31 from Cut and Paste Aviation by KenInfinite http://cutandpasteaviation.blogspot.com/atom.xml

P-51D MUSTANG from My Life by prestwick

United States - Alabama - Thunder Over Alabama 2010 - Maxwell AFB, Montgomery - 03/27/10 from FenceCheck Forums - Here are a few of my favorite shots from the show.



Saturday, October 10, 2009

Indy Transponder 10-OCT-09 0030z


SFist Interviews: Blue Angels Pilot Lt. Mark Swinger - SFist
We're just air show guys. SF: What extra training do the Blue Angels get? MS: The training starts in November; the show season starts in March. ...

Behind The Scenes With The Blue Angels by Bay City News
When the Navy's Blue Angels demonstration squad performs over the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week this weekend, the squad's distinctive royal blue jets and their pilots will be the focus of attention as they do breathtaking stunts over ...

photos of the day - Christian Science Monitor
The US Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels and Tucker are preparing for two air shows this weekend for Fleet Week San Francisco 2009 ...

California - Fleet Week 2009 - San Francisco - 10/08/09 from FenceCheck Forums

Airshow set to fly this weekend - Fayette Daily News
We'll be fine," airshow spokesman Chris Madrid said. The Great Georgia Airshow is presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the ...

Airsho great time to be in Midland - MyWestTexas.com
by Midland Reporter-Telegram We would like to welcome all the visitors in town to attend the Commemorative Air Force AirSho that begins today and runs ...

Aerobatic pilot one of 1st women to fly commercially from Aviation eBrief
Veteran aerobatic pilot Julie Clark was one of the first women to be hired by a major airline, and she plans to fly a modifie -More-

Adventures in flight - Sumter Item
John Klatt, an F-16 pilot by day and a stunt pilot by, well, another day, said, "We're going to head over to Lake Murray and do a few aerobatics. ...

150 thousand people for the Arrows tricolor Cameri (Novara) - l'azione
... Upon landing, the long parade on the track of the ten pilots (nine solo and team) was accompanied by a warm applause of the audience. Molto gettonate anche le foto a terra con i piloti delle Frecce Tricolori, che sono rimasti a lungo a disposizione dei tanti appassionati dispensando sorrisi e simpatici gadget. Very popular even pictures on the ground with the pilots of the Frecce Tricolori, which have long stood at the disposal of many fans dispensing smiles and cool gadgets.

Dubai Air Show & Dubai International Aerospace Exhibition- [Nov 15 - Nov 19 2009 ] – Dubai Events & Exhibitions
The Dubai Airshow is one of the most influential names in the aerospace industry's events sector, organised by Fairs & Exhibitions in conjunction with Dubai Airports, the Government of Dubai and in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces.

Airshow work push - Gulf Daily News
The airshow, which will begin under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad on January 21, is being organised by Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs and ...

Air festival raises £28k for charities - The Lowestoft Journal
JUST how much Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival helps local charities was underlined when cheques totalling over £28000 were presented to local and regional ...

Fall Festival at St. Aidan's Oct. 17 - NorthFulton.com
Huey Helicopter rides are provided in conjunction with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. The AAHF provides a way to connect our soldiers with our ...

Avro Vulcan XH558 2009 from PlanesTV (BETA)
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In conjunction with Vulcan to the Sky Trust, PlanesTV has produced this promotional video in support of the Trust's attempt to secure sponsorship for the continued flight operations of the Vulcan aircraft.
Sponsorship of Avro Vulcan XH558 delivers at all levels, making your marketing spend work. It offers brand exposure to millions of consumers every year; it facilitates globally unique corporate events for your key stakeholders, with real 'money can't buy' experiences, such as flying in formation with the Vulcan herself.

Finding missing aircraft from Diamond Pilots
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A few days ago an underwater search began for an American woman pilot who went missing 65 years ago.
Gertrude Tomkins Silver is the only unaccounted for member of the WASPS or Women Airforce Service Pilots, an elite all female flight squadron formed by the US at the height of the Second World War.
The WASPs were civilians who delivered planes from factories to ports for overseas shipping. They often flew in dangerous conditions, in new 'unproven' planes.
38 of them died in training or in service. ...

Flight 19 discovered... from ExpressJet Forum by Anthony Lorenti
I did a double-take when I heard, but all 5 of the TBM Avengers from "Flight 19" have been found in, of all places, the Sonora Desert! The icing on the cake is that the airplanes are reported to be intact and still have fuel on board. Of course, no crew remains have been found.
From what I've heard, the aircraft were initially reported to Mexican Authorities by a local resident. The Mexican Authorities have in-turn reported this to a mutli-national research group who recently arrived at said location in the Sonora Desert to ...

Hawaiian Brings Back Its Original Aircraft from Things in the Sky
I've written before about how I love it when airlines celebrate their heritage, and Hawaiian really did something special for their 80th anniversary - they found their original aircraft from 1929, restored it, and brought it back to Hawaii!
The founder of Inter-Island Airways (the name was changed to Hawaiian in 1491), Stanley C. Kennedy, acquired the Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker in 1929. He used the aircraft to launch sightseeing tours of Honolulu on October 6 of that year. The aircraft always flew these flights - interisland flights began a little over a month later with Sikorsky S-38 aircraft. ...
1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker - Hawaiian Air's first plane returns from Diamond Pilots
... Hawaiian Airlines yesterday held a coming-out party for a fully restored 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker — a maroon-red airplane with big doughnut tires that was the actual first aircraft flown by the company that would later become Hawaiian Air. ...
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Way back when: Today in history - Tulsa World
East and west-bound pilots met at North Platte, Neb., when the leaders landed there in a transcontinental air race. Forty-seven planes started the race from ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #156 "Going Haywire"
Back home and rested after their Kansas adventure, the boys remember the experience and lick a few wounds. Dave tells us about a really expensive new toy... Jeb marvels over a 737 vs. a flock-o-birds... and Jack is really starting to get the itch. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #156 "Going Haywire"

flashback from Wasabi Air Racing
Percival P.40 Prentice is new arrival at the RAF Cosford museum by PlaneTalking

Friday, March 27, 2009

Indy Transponder 27-MAR-09 1030z

Battle of the Airshows! from Flightline UK - UK Airshow News by Flightline UK
Eastbourne are challenging Bournemouth to a head to head airshow challenge with Eastbourne adamant that Airbourne will remain the World’s biggest FREE seafront airshow as the Red Arrows return for all FOUR days.


Helicopter performances drawing more enthusiasts at air show (see ... - The News Herald, FL
Lam is part of the Sky Soldiers Cobra Demonstration Team, a four-helicopter performance group that is elbowing helicopter formation performances into the forefront of air shows around the nation. Lam and the other pilots have created a routine almost ...


Soldiers in the Sky - The News Herald, FL
The group is part of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit group endeavoring to preserve the above-ground history of the ground-pounding Army. "We're trying to bring our generation of soldiers and what we flew back to the American public," ...


Vulcan boost for air show - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK
Organisers of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival are hoping the world's only flying Vulcan bomber will prove to be their ace in the pack as they strive to attract big crowds to this year's event. The bomber was regarded by many as the star of last ...


F35 Cockpit Simulator at Avalon Airshow from Fly Me Friendly by Falcon124
On my first day at Avalon Airshow 2009, the FlightPathTV.com film crew I was with spent about 3 hours in Lockheed’s F35 simulator. During this time, Ken from Lockheed (one of their human/computer interface team members) was working with a RAAF Air Commodore as he flew the aircraft through some example encounters. We also filmed Ken as he explained the F35’s systems, the cockpit interface and the STOVL version’s features…


Plane Carrying Teen, Pilot Stalled Before Crash: Report - Tampa Tribune, FL
Witnesses say Lopez was performing aerobatic maneuvers about 12:20 pm shortly before the MX-2 experimental aircraft stalled, according to the NTSB report. During the maneuvers, witnesses say the plane was flying at low altitude, "followed by a stall ...


Paris Air Show marks 100th anniversary in June; 150,000 trade visitors expected from ATW Daily News

Freedom Tour Lands In Tyler Today, Offering Tours And Flights - Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX
Patrons will be able to fly in the P-51 Mustang as well as B-17s, B-24s and Huey helicopters for a tax-deductable donation. A youngster looks through a gunner's bubble on a bomber during one of the flight experiences. Hours of ground tours and display ...


Vintage WWII Trainer in Town Through Sunday at Kickapoo Airport ... - KFDX, TX
He got his pilots license nearly 20 years ago and also became a flight instructor, but this was the first time he's flown in aerobatic demonstrations. "It's not completely new to me but this was and we did aerobatics loops, rolls, clover leafs, ...


CAP helps fight floods on Red River - By Janice Wood
Volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol’s North Dakota and Minnesota wings are stepping forward to help fight the threatened flooding of the Red River. CAP members are filling and stacking hundreds of thousands of sandbags near the civic center in Fargo, N.D., as well as outside a radio station in the city. CAP aircrews also are making damage assessment flights, as weather permits, taking photos to help protect critical infrastructure.
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Embry-Riddle encourages girls to aim for the sky - Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
By MARK HARPER Rachel was among more than 500 girls from area middle schools testing flight simulators, designing paper airplanes and hauling in free stuff at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Women in Aviation Day event in the ICI Center on ...


Young Astronauts Day program counting down to its 20th year - Macon Telegraph, GA
Other workshops include model building and rocketry, living in space, robotics, and air traffic control. Spalding said the workshops are chosen by volunteers from the base and local community, based on expertise in their field. ..


HB&EC Aero Club BP 2009 Scholarship from AeroHub by Graeme
HAWKES BAY & EAST COAST AERO CLUB/AIR BP FLYING TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP 2009
Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club, along with AIR BP, are proud to offer persons in Hawkes Bay the opportunity to try for selection for our 2009 Flying Training Scholarship. The selection process includes an interview, questionnaire, briefing and an evaluation flight. The entrance fee is $50.00 and includes the evaluation flight…


Seattle’s Aviation High School to move to Museum of Flight By Meg Godlewski
Future students at Seattle’s Aviation High School will be attending classes at a new facility next to The Museum of Flight. On March 26, the school received a $4 million donation from the James and Sherry Raisbeck Foundation, which will help build a permanent facility on land leased from the museum, which is at Boeing Field (BFI). The school’s approximately 400 students now have classes in an old elementary school several miles from the museum.
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Skyraiders New Paint from Another Time by Dan Linn
Skyraider Bu.# 135188 is now wearing a new coat of paint. This ship was first restored for collector Bob Pond back in the early 1990s and flew in a bright blue paint scheme for many years. It was flying out of Olympia, Washington from 2001 until recently. It is now based with Brent Hisey in Oklahoma. Brad Pilgrim caught the ship in its new overall gray/white scheme and has allowed me to post a picture. Thanks Brad.

United States - Arizona - Luke Days Open House & Air Show 2009 - Luke AFB, Glendale - 03/21/09 from FenceCheck Forums
United States - Arizona - Luke Days Open House & Air Show 2009 - Luke AFB, Glendale - 03/21/09 from FenceCheck Forums

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