Showing posts with label F-14. Show all posts
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Indy Transponder 04-JAN-2014 0430z

Whitianga abuzz for Warbirds - Manawatu Standard | All eyes will be on the skies above Whitianga today - and not just because of the threat of forecast bad weather. The inaugural Warbirds and Wheels event, a joint venture between the Mercury Bay Aero Club and the New Zealand Warbirds Association, will ...

Sports-car racer Max 'The Ax' Angelelli flies high in a MiG-29 - Auto Week | Defending Daytona Prototype champion travels to Russia for the thrill of a lifetime | Please allow me to introduce myself:http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140103/UNITEDSPORTSCAR/140109972 I am Max Angelelli, and I race in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship for Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing behind the wheel of the No. 10 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype. Last season my co-driver Jordan Taylor and I won the class championship. In October, I traveled to Russia and took flight in a MiG-29 -- and had the experience of a lifetime!...

Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair - Arizona Republic | Up, up and away, in a beautiful balloon over London Bridge and Lake Havasu. The Havasu Balloon Festival and Fair has been designated one of the Top 100 events in North America by national tourism-industry leaders. Mass ascensions each morning and afternoon and night glows set to music are just the beginning. There will be more than 150 vendors, entertainment and activities for visitors of all ages...

Wichita Aero Club taking reservations for annual gala - Wichita Business Journal | The event features the presentation of the Aero Club Trophy, which will be awarded to Russ Meyer, chairman emeritus of Cessna Aircraft Co. Meyer led Cessna for more that 25 years as its CEO and is one of the most recognizable figures in Wichita's ...

General Goddard (USAF RET) Working To Restore “His” Vietnam F-100 - Warbird Radio | As a young fighter pilot, Goddard completed 226 combat missions in F-100s, 180 of them in this exact aircraft (#56-2995) from September 1968 to October 1969 while assigned to the 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam.  The aircraft was eventually retired from active service in 1978 and put on display at Otis AFB, Massachusetts.  The General found out about it from a web site and notified the Museum of Aviation...

How two F-14 Tomcats shot down two Gaddafi’s MiG-23s, 25 years ago today - The Aviationist | After two F-14 Tomcats from the VF-41 Black Aces shot down two Su-22 Fitters on Aug. 19, 1981 and, above all, after Operation El Dorado Canyon, the air strike launched on Apr. 15 1986 against Libya, Colonel Gaddafi and its regime went off the U.S. high priority agenda...

Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Five · Dave "Bio" Baranek, Photorecon.net | PART 5: Supplemental Notes | By the mid-1960s, the dogfight was considered a dying art due to the advent of air-to-air missiles, and was not emphasized in training American fighter aircrews. In the real world, however, factors such as rules of engagement that required US aircrews to visually identify targets meant that...

A Full Retaliatory Response - Air & Space Magazine | STANDING ON A STEPLADDER IN THE GLOOM of the B-52’s cavernous bomb bay, I squeezed between the lower pair of torpedo-shaped nukes—B28FI thermonuclear weapons— and aimed an inspection mirror and flashlight at the circular viewports on each: “safe” indicators visible, yield settings correct. Satisfied that our bomb load was dormant, the navigator and I connected the mechanical bomb door actuators and backed carefully out of the bay. With the pilot and gunner, we shouldered the heavy doors, sticky with hydraulic fluid, and slammed the latches home with a solid thunk...

Evergreen air museum may lose planes, despite claims it is unaffected - Portland Tribune | The annual payments amounted to $500,000, but Aero Club is still due a percentage of the museum's earnings, amounting to at least $50,000, as per the sales agreement. The statement also said the museum is in no danger of losing its displays and has ...

Alaska's Era Aviation announces new corporate idenity - Aero Pacific Flightlines | The three air carriers currently flying as Era Alaska announced a major rebranding effort Thursday. According to a statement from the regional air group, which says it’s the largest such concern in Alaska, the entities now operating under the Era Alaska name -- Era Aviation, Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service -- will collectively be known as Ravn Alaska. The shift in names is expected to take several months...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Indy Transponder 07-NOV-2013 0415z

Breitling Wingwalkers to perform death-defying aerial stunts at Al Ain air show - The National | Breitling Wingwalkers, the world's only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, will be demonstrating their daredevil stunts at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show...

Aviation Dubai Airshow Preview - Gulf Business News | The 13th Dubai Airshow is upon us. All eyes will be on Dubai's second airport November 17 to 21, as a new venue for the first time plays host to what is fast becoming one of the key events in the global aviation calendar. A purpose-built venue at Dubai ...

'Jetman' joyrides around Mount Fuji - The National | Yves Rossy, known as the 'Jetman', flies by http://www.thenational.ae/world/east-asia/jetman-joyrides-around-mount-fujiMount Fuji in Japan. The Swiss aviator jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,600 meters and successfully flew the jet-powered carbon-Kevlar Jetwing around Japan's highest peak...

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Veteran wins car at Stuart Airshow - TCPalm | STUART — Jeffery McCarty, 42, of Stuart was the winner of a refurbished Buick Century in the Wheels to Warrior program sponsored by Crown Car Care and Crown Collision, at the Stuart Airshow. McCarty joined the National Guard in 2008 and served in the ...

Liberty Foundation Gives Public Chance of a Lifetime to Ride B-17 - WUSF News | On Monday, November 4, 2013, The Liberty Foundation invited members of the media to Tampa Executive airport to get the chance of a lifetime to fly in a Boeing B-17 that was used in 'The Movie' Memphis Belle. This Saturday and Sunday they will be open ...

SUN ’n FUN hosts international Skype event · General Aviation News Staff | SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — Students at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and students at the Nannestad High School outside of Oslo, Norway, will be the guests at the first International Skype event hosted by SUN ‘n FUN and the Florida Air Museum. The event, on Thursday, Nov. 7, is also open to the general public...

2014 MCAS Miramar Air Show sneak preview - KFMB News 8 | After this year's disappointing cancellation of the Miramar Air Show, CBS News 8 is getting an exclusive explanation straight from the commanding officer himself about what went wrong. The air show normally makes more than a $1 ...

EAA to Expand College Park Area at AirVenture 2014 - aviationpros.com | The College Park area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which made its debut in 2013 with dozens of aviation colleges and universities taking part, will expand in 2014 to include more opportunities for those seeking aviation careers and ...

The Restorers – They Were All Volunteers. Screening This Week At USAF Museum’s IMAX Theater · Warbirds News | DAYTON, Ohio –The National Museum of the United States Air Force hosts a reunion on 17 April 2011 for the brave men, who took off from an aircraft carrier for a top secret mission to bomb Japan. Achieving the unimaginable on 18 April 1942, these men, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, came to be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. The public had the opportunity to celebrate the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders as the World War II aviation heroes commemorated the 70th anniversary of the raid on Japan at a memorial service on 18 April 2012. The 20 vintage B-25 bombers were...

Air Museum offers free admission for veterans and active service personnel on Veterans Day - Blair Enterprise Publishing | The air museum will honor Veterans by inviting them to the museum and tour free of charge on Veterans Day. Bud Nelson, former commander of the 185th and museum board Vice President, is pleased “the museum is planning the activity to honor his fellow...

Claire Chennault Proved Fighter's Value Against Japanese Over China - Investor's Business Daily | And after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Chennault led the first American counterpunches, delivered by the American Volunteer Group — the famed Flying Tigers — in the skies over Burma and China. Before shipping off to China on what ...

‘Sandbar Mitchell’ B-25 Bomber Restoration Story Highlights Breakfast Honoring Veterans - Patch.com | The guest speaker will be Patrick Mihalek, director of the the Sandbar Mitchell Organization of Brighton, the group responsible for the recovery of the B-25 bomber that crashed on the Tanana River sandbar near Fairbanks, Alaska, in June 1969. In his ...

A World War II pilot remembers - Estes Park Trail-Gazette | He is dedicated to the Honor Flight program serving as Co-organizer of Benefits for the Honor Flights of Northern Colorado. Since retiring to Estes Park he has been a regular VIP at Rocky Mountain National Park and is active in the Aviation Club. He ...

Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi (? Sabre) — ultimate Kamikaze? - Travel for Aircraft | Late in World War II, Imperial Japan began a strategy of what know of today as asymmetric warfare with the Special Attack Units, better know as Kamikaze in the West. Kamikazes were effective and were getting more effective as the Allies approached Japan’s home islands. Ironically, as the war wore on Japan began using...

Free Desktop CoolPix Of Thom Richard And Precious Metal At Reno 2013! - AirPigz | I posted a http://airpigz.com/blog/2013/11/6/free-desktop-coolpix-of-thom-richard-and-precious-metal-at-r.htmlversion of this image as a CoolPix a few weeks back but I didn't offer it in the various desktop sizes as I sometimes do to make it easy for y'all to use it for a computer screen background... and then I had a reason to shape one up for a friend in the 1366x768 size the other day. After I did I thought maybe now was a good time to go back and get that done for anyone wanting a pretty nice pic of Precious Metal and Thom Richard in the new Reno 2013 paint...

[Photo] F-14 Tomcat could land on carrier with missing radome, damaged wing - The Aviationist | The Grumman Aerospace Corporation, acquired in 1994 by Northrop Corporation to form the Northrop Grumman,  was one of the most respected aircraft manufacturer in the world and leading airplanes builder for the U.S. Navy in the 20th century. But among the fighter pilots community it was known as “Grumman Ironworks”, due to its aircraft ability to come back to the carriers or bases after having been heavily damaged, thanks to their strength and durability....

Hartzell Becomes Propeller Technical Partner for Red Bull Air Races, Featuring 'The Claw' - aviationpros.com | Piqua, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2013 – Hartzell Propeller has been selected by Red Bull Air Races as the propeller technical partner for the upcoming Red Bull Air Race World Championship motor-sport series...

Pilot pays it forward through Young Eagles - Florida Today | Yacono is passing on that same thrill to kids on the Space Coast via the EAA through the Young Eagles program. Members of the Merritt Island chapter donate their time, planes and cost for gas, equipment and insurance two times a year to give kids ages ...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Indy Transponder 19-AUG-2013 1630z

Air show to bring one-of-a-kind acts and attention to Lehigh Valley ... - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com | The Sands Lehigh Valley Air Show is set to take off next weekend after about a year of planning. It is the first such show since the 1990s at Lehigh Valley International Airport and an event officials hope will showcase an airport that's struggled to grow its passenger traffic numbers. LVIA Executive Director Charles Everett said about 200 volunteers will be making sure everything runs smoothly during the two-day show, the first the Hanover Township, Lehigh County hub has held in 16 years. He said he knew Lehigh Valley could put on a safe show, because they did it before in 1997....

Wings Over CMA - Santa Barbara Edhat | By John Wiley | Here are more pix of a few interesting airplanes I saw at the "Wings Over Camarillo" airshow yesterday. First up a B-25 like the ones that Doolittle's Raiders used in the first WWII attack on Tokyo. The clouds behind a low layer of smoke from some fire to the south really give this pic a kick for me. Then something that always gives me a big thrill, a P-51 WWII fighter making a low pass. Next a deep blue Marine F7F Tigercat with wings folded...

Korea weekend at Aviodrome- Let Let Let - Warplanes | On 17 and 18 August 2013 an aviation event was held at the Aviodrome theme park museum at Lelystad airport. In fact it was the first event after Libéma had taken over Aviodrome after its bankruptcy at the end of 2011...

Glorious sunshine for last day of Airbourne - Eastbourne Herald | Eastbourne basked in glorious sunshine today (Sunday) as spectators enjoyed the last day of Airbourne. People headed to the seafront in their droves to watch the displays on offer, including the RV8TORS, Spitfire MKIX and the Red Arrows. The four day event - which has also seen a host of stalls and entertainment on show - is set to come to a close with a firework finale tonight. The warm up party will start at Wish Tower beach at 8.45pm, with the fireworks at 10pm...

Airbourne video: interview with Blades team leader - Eastbourne Herald | The Blades is a full time civilian aerobatic display team that is made up of former Red Arrow pilots. Mark Cutmore who is Blade 1 and Team Leader talks about what it was like flying over the town, “It’s always good to perform at Eastbourne. We were a bit lucky with the weather. On Thursday we just had a quick look and it wasn’t fit for us...

Exclusive Air Show With Andy Rouse In Association With Canon | Join WEX Photographic for an exclusive Air Show on 9 September! The event is in association with Canon, and you'll receive tuition form Andy Rouse in two dedicated seminars. You'll learn plenty of tips and tricks during the four hours of flying you'll have to shoot, as well as getting up close and personal with the aircraft and pilots...

Miramar Air Show Tickets Go on Sale - NBC 7 San Diego | Tickets go on sale Monday for the Miramar Air Show, taking place the first weekend of October. Even without the Blue Angels, Marines will open base gates to the public in October for the 2013 MCAS Miramar Air Show...
 
Wings Over Houston Airshow takes flight at Ellington Airport - General Aviation News | HOUSTON – Vintage warplanes, a special Korean War 60th anniversary tribute, a flight performance by the star of Disney’s “Planes,” the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress, and world-class aerobatic performers are among the highlights of the 29th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at Ellington Airport (EFD).

Veteran B-17 pilot recalls bomber's role in WWII - Niagara Gazette | Niagara Gazette — For Richard Notebaert, the memories are still fresh in his mind – even after 70 years. The Clarence resident piloted a B-17 bomber for the United States Army Air Force during World War II, surviving 50 missions out of North Africa. The 93-year-old recently had a chance to visit an old friend when the Liberty Foundation’s 2013 Salute to Veterans Tour brought a B-17 Flying Fortress modeled after the Memphis Belle to town...

Ohio Air News #245 - Charles Johnson | #OSH13, Collings Foundation, Combat Air Museum

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The great aviation heritage of the heartland (pictures) - CNET | ASHLAND, Neb. -- The American heartland has as rich an aviation history as any region on Earth. And it should, given that the Wright brothers were from Dayton, Ohio. Over five weeks this summer on Road Trip 2013, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visited many of the region's most important aviation hotspots...

Building an Airfield in the Barrens - Vintage Wings of Canada | This story details my adventure at Hopes Advance Bay, a tidal bay on the west side of Ungava Bay in extreme northern Québec Province, Canada during July-October, 1956. It was merely a spot on aviators’ and mariners’ charts back in 1956. Today, the settlement is called Aupaluk. To support their exploration of potential iron ore deposits in the region, the International Iron Ore Company (IIOC) required a runway. Ultimately, if large commercially viable deposits of iron ore were discovered and mined, they create a town, construct a pelletizer and establish a deep water port from which to ship iron ore worldwide....

Young Eagles Milestone - EAA News | Sean D. Tucker honors Chicago pilot | August 15, 2013 - Sean D. Tucker performed one of his first official duties as EAA's new Young Eagles chairman Thursday at the Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day held at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). There he presented Ken Rapier, EAA 453453, with a leather bomber jacket to honor Ken for flying 1,000 kids through the Young Eagles program...

Video: Wolfe Air Shows Why We Love To Fly! (Air To Air - Must See) - AirPigz | Videos like this one that showcase Wolfe Air's ability to produce stunning air to air video of airliners and military aircraft serve to remind us all of why we love to fly. Such grace, beauty, and wonder are found in machines that fly!...

How two U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats shot down two Gaddafi’s Su-22 Fitters, 32 years ago today  - The Aviationist | One year ago today, Tony Scott, the famous director of “Top Gun”, chose to commit suicide. But Aug. 19 was an important date for the Tomcat community, because that day in 1981 US Navy F-14s were employed for the first time in an air to air combat...

Navy: X-47B Made Decision To Abort Third Carrier Landing - Aero-News Network | Aircraft 'Knew It Was A Test' According To Navy Brass | A U.S. Navy Admiral speaking at the AUVSI conference in Washington, D.C. last week said that the experimental X-47B unmanned system made an autonomous decision to abort its final landing attempt aboard the USS George H.W. Bush last month because it "knew it was doing a test."...

Disney’s Planes inspires a generation of pilots - Aviation.ca News | Independent research (poll of 650 children aged 6-12 years) revealed that being a footballer is the number one goal for boys, along with being a pilot, and of course a superhero! Meanwhile, girls hope to become teachers, vets and medical staff when they grow up...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Indy Transponder 17-JUL-2013 2330z

San Diego-Area Pilots Selected For Blue Angels 2014 Season (Video) · Beth Ford Roth | The Blue Angels have announced their team for the 2014 season, and two San Diegans (one former, one current) have made the cut. The newly-selected 2014 team members include Navy Lt. j.g. Amber Lynn Daniel, 32, from Ramona. She is currently assigned to the Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Washington, D.C. Daniel will serve as Public Affairs Officer. Pre-selected to join the team was Navy Lt. Cmdr. Declan Hartney, 43, of Limerick, Ireland, who is currently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Support Activity 1 (NSWSA-1) at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado. Hartney will serve as Maintenance Officer....

Old warbirds take wing - maryvilledailyforum | A number of vintage World War II aircraft – along with experimental airplanes of all kinds – were on display over the weekend at the Wing Nuts Flying Circus air show in Tarkio.

WW II planes with local connection arrive - The Steubenville Herald-Star | WHEELING - An image out of America's past came to rest at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on Monday. A B-25 bomber, designed by Wheeling native Howard "Dutch" Kindleberger, is on display on the runway for people to see. It is scheduled to be joined by a P-51 fighter plane Friday to kick off a weekend of aviation history. "All the action will begin at the airport Thursday through Sunday," airport Manager Tom Tominack said Monday afternoon....

Air show takes off again | Celebration marks 70th anniversary by Kierra Jones | After an eight-year hiatus, The Comox Air Show returns August 17. The event, which is part of the larger Armed Forces Day, celebrates the 70th year of Air Force presence in the area....

Briefs: Fly-in set for Saturday - Corning Observer | The 17th annual Old Time Fly-in is Saturday at the Colusa County Airport. The Colusa County Aviation Association hosts the event, which...

The AirVenture effect · Jamie Beckett | On a bright and beautiful central Florida morning, my phone rings. Steve McCaughey of the Seaplane Pilots Association is on the other end, upbeat and chipper as ever. Since we both live in the same town and have a common fascination with waterborne flying machines, he’s offering me a ride and a room at AirVenture, which is creeping up on the calendar. Only days remain until the gates open to throngs of visitors to Wisconsin’s most famous airport....

Jane and Charlie · Mark Hrutkay, Photorecon.net | Another sad day in the 2013 airshow season happened on June 22nd in Dayton. Jane Wicker was sitting on the “top” of the left bottom wing of her Stearman while Charlie Schwenker made a low inverted pass. Instead of a recovery with a roll to the left, the Stearman rolled right and hit the ground; both died instantly. I met Jane for a few minutes on the flight line at Sun N Fun this spring after her show. She made a great impression on me as...

Excitement's building for Red Arrows - This is Gloucestershire | LOOK out for spectacular joint fly-pasts featuring the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on Saturday. The aerobatics display team will fly in formation with British Airways' brand new Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft. The giant, two-decked airliner is the first of 12 ordered by British Airways and arrived in the UK from Toulouse this month. On Sunday, July 21, the RAF Red Arrows will perform a fly-past with an Airbus Military A400M, the RAF's future transport aircraft....

Celebration of aviation in store at 'Fly-In' No. 4 - Journal of the San Juan Islands | Mark July 27 on your calendar, the date of the 4th Annual Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House. Friday Harbor Airport draws more than its share of intriguing aircraft, antiques, warbirds and homebuilts as well. Spectators have enjoyed exciting fly-bys of rare aircraft from the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham and Historic Flight at Everett’s Paine Field in each of the previous three years. The Blackjack Squadron, a Fly-In favorite, will be back with its impressive formation arrival and landing...

Three Generations of Paratroopers at WWII Open Hangar Day - Press-leader | There will be plenty to see and do at this year’s Open Hanger Day(no description) slideshow | At each WWII Airborne Demonstration Team’s Jump School , the Wing Pinning Ceremony has many special moments, and this summer is gearing up to be a very special one. Kylie Hunter is an 18-year old young lady who will be the second female to attend jump school and attempt to earn her wings. If successful, her grandfather, Bobby Hunter, a WWII Veteran Paratrooper, will pin her wings during the ceremony. In addition, Bobby’s son and Kylie’s father, Robert Hunter, will be attempting to reach 100 jumps with the WWII Airborne Team, and earn his Master Parachutist wings, which will also be pinned on by Bobby...

CAROL COUNTS DOWN TO SOLO FLIGHT - Royal International Air Tattoo News | ...The former Countdown presenter has announced ambitious plans for a solo flight around the world, following the flightpath of her heroine, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Speaking shortly after arrival, she said. "I'm an airshow junkie, we try to get to lots of the airshows, and I've been coming to RIAT for the past five or six years. The Air Tattoo is the big one: it's very special because of all the military aircraft that come every year, but mainly I just love the noise!"...

Sadournin. The Patrouille de France in the village -Translated | ...The demonstration program was unveiled: the prestigious Patrouille de France will be present and run the show's 60th anniversary, the British patrol the Wingwalkers, choreographers and dance outside the aircraft in flight will also participate in the festival, the parachute team of the Air Force will be demonstrating Canopy. It is also a thirty aircraft of any type, glider aerobatics aircraft of World War II, twin-engine aircraft, vintage aircraft, aerobatics, helicopters, model airplanes, hot air balloons that will ensure the show throughout the day...

WWII B-17 plane in Auburn for week - News Sentinel | "Sentimental Journey," a WWII bomber aircraft, is in Auburn this week educating the public about the sacrifices and contributions made by servicemen and women in the armed forces. The B-17 Flying Fortress is operated by the Arizona Airbase of the Commemorative Air Force in Mesa, Ariz. It is one of only a few that still exist and fly on a regular basis. The all-volunteer B-17 crew is on a tour of the United States and will be in Auburn through Sunday....

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Felix the Cat — a Tomcat’s tail by travelforaircraft | The previous post addressed this Grumman F-14D Tomcat — this post addresses more of the details seen on this walkaround...

Eric Brown on the 162 · Elliot "Stinky" Seguin | Well it finally came in! The article "Mastering Heinkel's Minimus" by the legend Eric Brown ran in Air Enthusiast in June 1972. It was one of a series of articles by Captain Brown titled "Viewed from the cockpit", which covered most every airplane you'd be interested in from the second war. This particular article on the He-162 is the most referenced writing on the topic...

A great image of propeller vortices · Peter | I'm sure many readers have seen, either in real life or in pictures, the trails of condensation left by aircraft as they move at high speed. They usually come from...

Jessica Marais flies high in new Disney movie Planes - NEWS.com.au | Not only will Jessica Marais voice a role in the highly anticipated Disney animated film Planes, her character has been modelled on a Qantas plane - Rochelle, a confident and capable Australian plane who started running mail to small towns in Tasmania ...

Space Shuttle Blake to be featured at next month's Lehigh Valley Airshow - The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com | Space Shuttle Blake is all systems go for a new mission, Parkland School District officials said Tuesday. The converted Mack Trucks vehicle that for years was the centerpiece of a Parkland science program is going to be part of the Lehigh Valley Airshow 2013. The program features a mock shuttle launch and lunar landing....

Monday, July 15, 2013

Indy Transponder 15-JUL-2013 1045z

Parachutists, simulated bombing runs highlight Geneseo airshow - The Daily News Online | GENESEO — Sunny skies, plenty of action, an abundance of food and crowds to enjoy it all. The 2013 Greatest Show on Turf had it all. From parachutists and simulated bombing runs to thrilling aerobatics and the silent flight of glider pilot Manfried Radius, the Greatest Show on Turf lived up to its name....

Photos of Geneseo Air Show - Rochelle

Cortland AirFest 2013: Wings & Wheels - Photos from syracuse.com

Fly-In milestone - Evening Observer | Begun in 1963 by John J. Nalbone, then manager at the Dunkirk Airport, the Fly-In Breakfast has become a community tradition. This year was the 50th time the annual event has been held. In 1973, the Rotary Club began organizing and serving the breakfast. The proceeds go to charities the Rotary supports....

Take off in Hillsboro by Jim Redden | High-flying visiting stunt teams and pilots traditionally generate the headlines at the Oregon International Air Show. This year, the Patriot Jet Team, aerobatic performer Lt. Colonel John Klatt and Red Bull stunt pilot Kirby Chambliss will attract much of the attention at the show, scheduled for July 26-28 at the Hillsboro Airport...

Wings over North Georgia comes to town - Calhountimes | The Black Diamond Jet Demonstration and AeroStars Aerobatic Flight Teams will take to the North Georgia skies above the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Ga., on Oct. 12-13 as headliners for the 2013 Wings Over North Georgia air show, but the weekend will include plenty of other amazing performers, including the Lucas Oil Airshow team featuring Mike Wiskus....

WWII Triple-Ace Bud Anderson Biopic to Premiere at EAA AirVenture 2013 · Warbirds News | Based upon the autobiography of World War II triple-ace, Colonel C.E. “Bud” Anderson, To Fly and Fight, An American Life, there will be a new movie that makes it’s debut at EAA Airventure 2013 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Monday, July 29th with an encore showing on Saturday, August 3rd at the Airventure Museum’s Skyscape Theatre....

There's a flying start to the holidays for 10,000 children at the Royal International Air Tattoo | With many families experiencing rising costs and tight budgets, Air Tattoo organisers believe more people than usual will take advantage of the offer that there is no limit to the under 16s that ticketholders can world’s greatest airshow at RAF Fairford....

Red Arrows treat Bournemouth to impromptu formation - Bournemouth Echo | THE glorious sunshine wasn’t the only thing in the skies above Bournemouth and Poole this weekend. Bournemouth Airport was the temporary home to the Red Arrows from Friday, who were performing at various festivals and events across the weekend. And eagle-eyed fans spotted them flying over the town on their way to Yeovilton and Goodwood Festival of Speed before they returned to Bournemouth Airport on both days...

Per Ardua - Vintage Wings of Canada | ...Family and friends assume the returned aviator will be overjoyed and grateful to have survived the tribulations, deprivations and obscene lethality of total war. They cannot fully understand the stresses felt by a young man or woman returning from all-out war to the ordinariness of peace. It is not the fear and death those young, beautiful people were addicted to. It is not the obscenity of war. It is not the extreme high stress of entering hell that they need. Rather, it is the deeply profound euphoria of coming OUT of hell that they seek. It is the powerful feelings of love and joy and living, intertwined with the fear and horror, that they have become addicted to. The love of comrades. The unbridled joy of accomplishment. The profound power of shared hardship. The life nearly taken and then given back. The cold draught of life slaking the thirst of fear....

Tomcat out of its den — an F-14 walkaround by travelforaircraft | The Wings Over Miami Air Museum has often been written of in this blog, along with its variety of aircraft. Recall, as well, that this is a dynamic museum with aircraft visiting for shipping assembly or disassembly, restoration and even simply renting space in the hangar — making it worthwhile to drop by from time to time....

A water-bomber, up close and personal · Peter | Russia's Beriev Be-200 is the only purpose-built jet-powered water-bomber in the world. Built originally as a general-purpose amphibian aircraft, it's come to be used almost exclusively in the fire-fighting role.

You Don't See That Every Day - nordo news | I've always wanted to see this done. The practice was somewhat common during WWII and to my knowledge nearly every plane had it spelled out somewhere as to how to do this. The only other video I've ever see of this starting method was of a DC-3. It was done with a boot over the end of the prop, as were most WWII aircraft, and the pull cord was elastic. Yet, here is a great example of how to do it today. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Indy Transponder 29-JAN-2013 2345z

2013 Luke Open House Air Show - Fighter Country Partnership | USAF Thunderbirds. Join us on March 16 & 17, 2013 for “Storm on the Horizon,” Luke's biennial Open House and Air Show hosted by Luke Air Force Base and the 56th Fighter Wing. The event is open to the public and admission is free! Headlining Luke's ...

Idaho Aviation Expo set for May from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The Idaho Aviation Expo, formerly known as Trade Show Aviation Idaho, will be held May 17-18, 2013 at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA). In its third year, the expo will feature new and vintage aircraft, maintenance and avionics, clubs and associations, workshops and speakers, and all other things aviation related in Aero Mark’s 30,000-square-f00t hangar...

CoolPix: 1970's Reno Biplane Racer Sorceress At The Udvar-Hazy Center from AirPigz by Martt | I returned from the AirPigz NASM MeetUp about noon today after driving back from the Washington DC area... what a fabulous adventure it was meeting up with 15 other avgeeks at the National Air and Space Museum facilities!...

Air show contract under review - Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser | “(The motion) strictly deals with them advising the air show society that we'd like to review the agreement, but I would like to have a meeting with council, so that we can sit down and have any discussion around our concerns about the agreement, if...

Stunt pilot in viral video not authorized to perform aerobatics, could have ... - The Republic | DALLAS — A North Texas stunt pilot shown steering his biplane perilously close to people on the ground was not authorized to perform the maneuver and could have his license revoked, the Federal Aviation Administration says. Video of the incident...

Commemorative Air Force Announces CAF AirPower History Tour - DigitalJournal.com | Historic aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force joining FIFI at different tour stops include the B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey, B-25 Mitchell Maid in the Shade, P-51 Mustang Man O War, C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts in addition to other ...

Secret World War II Air Route Rediscovered - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Joining Geer on the 2013 and 2014 flights will be Alan Anders, Director of Maintenance and Operations at the Heritage Flight Museum, Bellingham, Wash. “I've chosen Alan to lead our flight operations during these two missions due to his extensive...

Learn about African American history at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF Top Stories | As Black History Month approaches, visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force can view exhibits and check out online resources to learn more about African Americans who served in the Air Force and its predecessor organizations....

NORAD jets ready to protect Super Bowl skies from Air Force Link Top Stories | Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighter jets, along with interagency partners, have been busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans....

The Harrier - the UK's glorious heritage, only in America from Flight Image of the Day by Dominic Perry | Spotted this little gem on the US Marine Corps photo site. It shows a...

Antonov An-225: The World’s Largest Airplane from Airplanes Channel: Aircraft, Pilots, Heritage, Photos, Video, Events, News by Editor | As lightweight composite materials and advanced aviation technology enable larger aircraft to take to the skies, it’s interesting to note that the largest airplane in the history of aviation, measured by maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) is Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 Mriya. Designed in the 1980s by...

Fear of Flying from Flight To Success by Karlene Petitt | ...We all fear the unknown....

Grumman F-14 Tomcat’s first flight (and first crash) video from David Cenciotti's weblog | Several years since it was eventually retired from the U.S. Navy, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat remains one of the most loved planes by aviation enthusiasts. Any article about the iconic fighter plane, still operating with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, its story, capabilities, records and surrounding anecdotes, always become a much debated and commented post on The Aviationist...

Dubai Airport Nearly Refused To Hang This Photo Of Female Co-Pilots from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale | ...Famous Berlin-based photographer Kiki Kausch has installed her triptych, titled "A380 Female Cockpit," at the JFK Business Class lounge.  The three images capture two normal Lufthansa pilots, Fleur and Karin, at work in their office, which just happens to be the cockpit of one of the airline's A380 superjumbos en route from Frankfurt to Singapore (LH 778). The ...

Purdue team selected as semi-finalists for sUAS design competition sponsored by DHS from sUAS News by Press | Congratulations to Dr. John Sullivan and the fall 2012 AAE 590 Design Build Test class. The team of twenty undergraduate students designed and proposed a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) to the BORDERS SUAS design competition. The team’s proposal has...

Iran Reportedly Launches Monkey Into Space from Aero-News Network | Animal Reportedly Recovered Alive Following Sub-Orbital Flight The Islamic Republic of Iran says it has taken another step towards becoming a space-faring nation by launching a monkey into space and recovering the animal alive after a sub-orbital flight...

Friday, October 12, 2012

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MCAS Miramar Air Show 2012 - KPBS | The world's best military and civilian pilots will soar through San Diego's skies at the world-famous MCAS Miramar Air Show October 12-14, 2012 featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the Marine Air Ground Task Force simulated combat demonstration.

Pilots say air show is public payback - U-T San Diego | Pilot Sean Tucker flies his Oracle Challenger III stunt biplane near the Patriots Jet Team off the coast near Encinitas as they prepare for this weekend's Airshow at MCAS Miramar...

Miramar Air Show holds live webcast - DVIDS | As the largest military air show in the nation, the Miramar Air Show is held over three days, Oct. 12 – 14, and features military and civilian performers and static aircraft displays from around the world. Notable acts include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels ...

Wings and Waves - WFTV Orlando | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to announce the return of its spectacular Wings and Waves Air Show over the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida. The show will be performed on October 13 and 14, 2012, off the Daytona Beach ...

Airshow Performer Jerod Flohr Attains Lifelong Dream, Debuts at Watsonville from Featured by Webmaster  | Jerod Flohr flys his Extra 300. The 2012 Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow in California was the first weekend in September. Did you make it to the show? It was a great one. They featured great display aircraft, great food, and of course, some of the most well known Airshow pilots on the West coast. Their performers included greats such as Eddie Andreini, Bill Stein, Vicky Benzing, Beech Boys, West Coast Ravens, Warbirds, and Jerod Flohr....

Free airshow to take place this weekend - Yellow Advertiser | Richard Smith with Keith Reynolds, airfield manager, at Damyns Hall airfield.

Vintage warplanes visiting Danville - GoDanRiver.com | A Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” World War II heavy bomber, at front, and a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” World War II heavy bomber are two of the aircraft that will be visiting Danville Regional Airport next week. The public will ...

Ellington hosts aviation history a week apart - Your Houston News | Ellington hosts aviation history a week apart. An aerial view Clear Lake, seen through the nose window of a B-25 flight prior to the Wings Over Houston Airshow. Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:04 am. Ellington hosts aviation history a week apart ...

Autumn Air Show closes 2012 flying season in style! - Dunmow Broadcast | The flying display offers excitement for all ages and tastes, with contemporary fast jets, exciting helicopter displays, fun aerobatics and an array of historic warbirds. Agile helicopter displays come from The Black Cats Lynx Pair from 702 Naval Air ...

Grantham cadets meet elite Red Arrows pilot - Grantham Journal | During their tour they met former Red Arrows pilot, Squadron Leader Steve Johnson, who spoke to the cadets, explaining how difficult it is to be selected for the elite team of pilots. Sqn Ldr Johnson once had to eject from his aircraft having hit the ...

Doolittle Raider returns to Eglin (SLIDESHOW) - The Northwest Florida Daily News | Doolittle Raider returns to Eglin (SLIDESHOW). doolittle raiders. Richard Cole stands in front of a B-25 Mitchell on Thursday afternoon as he talks with reporters at the Air Force Armament Museum. Cole and Jimmy Doolittle flew a modified B-25 Mitchell ...

Combat planes' visit stirs WWII vet's memories of war, capture - Yorkdispatch.com | This Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress ÒNine O NineÓ WWII Heavy Bomber is part of the Participating in the Collings FoundationÕs WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, event at York Airport. (John A. Pavoncello). Charles Ferich wasn't supposed to be on the B-24 ...

Flying the Dirigible from Featured by Sagar Pathak | Sitting in the right seat of Eureka, the Airship Venture’s dirigible. (Sagar Pathak)Sitting in the right seat, and at the controls, of one of the most rare flying machines didn’t hit me until I was having my logbook signed. But this tale started two days earlier. Recently I had the opportunity to participate in Airship Ventures Pilot Experience where...

Piloting a vintage warplane takes extra study from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | By Cory Graff, Flying Heritage CollectionYou know that uncomfortable feeling when you first sit in a rental car? Finding the seat adjustment handle, the fuel door release, and twisting the mirrors to the right spot? If locating the wiper switch on the car was as important as knowing how the landing gear handle worked on a plane, you'd take a bit more time to study before rolling out into the ...

Petersen elected Lindbergh Foundation chairman from General Aviation News by Janice Wood | The Board of Directors of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation has elected John L. Petersen as its new chairman, succeeding BRS Aerospace's Larry Williams, who has completed his three-year term in the position...

(title unknown) from Flight Image of the Day by Dominic PerryTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of the maiden flight of the iconic Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan freighter, one of its biggest operators - cargo airline Volga-Dnepr - has organised a photo competition to capture the raw beauty of these bulky lumps of aluminium. Over...

The return of White Lightning from General Aviation News by Meg Godlewski | Polished metal, blue, green, yellow, red — these are the colors I'm used to seeing on Ercoupes. So it was downright exciting to find a solid black Ercoupe parked in the vintage display area of this year's AirVenture, with the name "White Lightning" emblazoned on the side of the cowling...

Canadian heritage plane on the auction block from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | Surviving war and time, a Canadian flyer that's roamed the skies for 70 years -- losing some heritage along the way -- is about to find a new home.But it would take top dollar to get the veteran back to the place it first protected.A rare Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft that flew along Canada's East Coast during the Second World War -- possibly helping to protect convoys from German ...

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - www.ustream.tv | Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum @ USTREAM: Live discussions with prominent men and women of aviation and space exploration...

Grumman F-14 Tomcat explodes as it breaks Mach 1 from The DEW Line by Dave Majumdar | This isn't news per se, but it is kinda cool. This is a video of a US Navy Grumman F-14 Tomcat exploding after it punches through the sound barrier... Of course, the Navy retired the Tomcat a few years back, but it...

Kids can fly for free at airport Saturday; 'Young Eagles' give introductory ... - News-Reporter | Dozens of kids and teens will get a taste of flight Saturday at the Washington-Wilkes Airport as volunteer pilots take them to the air for “Young Eagles” flights.

Free Fall Countdown: Top 10 Red Bull Stratos Stories from Aerial Sports Feed | As the world waits for the weather window to open on October 14, why not...

Sunday the Soonest for Baumgartner from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association  | After the wind scuttled Tuesday's scheduled launch, the next opportunity for Felix Baumgartner's record parachute jump attempt from the edge of space will be Sunday, October 14, according to the
Red Bull Stratos team...

To The Edge Of Space And Beyond! X-15 CoolPix 2Fer from AirPigz by Martt | With all this Felix Baumgartner edge-of-space talk, I found myself getting all misty-eyed thinking about the North American X-15 and the amazing things that little black beast accomplished in the late 50's and early 60's. I figure this is a good time to offer up a couple hi-res CoolPix images for you to gaze at. To put it all in perspective, Felix plans to jump from 120,000 feet, but the...

Milestone: SpaceX's Dragon Resupplies the ISS from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association  | This week's SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivery flight to the International Space Station marks a key milestone in commercial spaceflight. The flight that began Sunday, October 7, is the first of NASA's 12 contracted resupply missions with SpaceX in the $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract that runs through 2016....

Sunday, September 2, 2012

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Deadly Crash at Air Show - KWQC | There has been a fiery crash involving a flight team performing at the Quad City Air Show.... KWQC-TV has confirmed that at the pilot is dead. We have also confirmed that it involved the Hopper Demo Flight Team.

Plane crash has occurred at the Quad-City Air Show - Quad City Times | Officials at the scene told spectators to not go to their cars because the area near the air show at the Davenport Municipal Airport in Mt. Joy was being cordoned off to let emergency vehicles in and out. Flights continued soon after the crash ...

Coast Guard rescues Army Golden Knights parachutist during Cleveland ... - Plain Dealer | CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Coast Guard rescued a member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team on Saturday morning, after he missed the landing zone and ended up in Cleveland Harbor during the Cleveland National Air Show...

Canadian International Air Show wows Toronto - Toronto Star | The 63rd annual Canadian International Air Show — which repeats 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday — brought fighter jets and acrobatic flyers to the CNE waterfront. Snowbirds, CF-18 Hornets, T-33s and CP-140s dove, looped and carved white ...

Plymouth Airshow - Wicked Local | PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Aero Club will host the Plymouth Airshow from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. There will be two shows, one in the late morning and one in the afternoon. The featured performer will be Dan...

Wild West Air Fest brings back memories Saturday in Steamboat - Steamboat Pilot & Today | Less than an hour earlier, Harris, who turns 96 years old in a few months, had been helped onto a C-47 aircraft at the eighth annual Wild West Air Fest to take a ride she had looked forward to all her life. “I've been in almost every kind of airplane ...

Labor Day weekend visitors drawn to the Cleveland National Air Show - NewsNet5.com | An economic impact analysis suggests that Labor Day weekend visitors will spend more than $7.1 million annually in the Greater Cleveland area as a result of the Labor Day Weekend Cleveland National Air Show. The 2012 Cleveland National Air Show ...

Brunswick air show a chance for outreach to veterans - Lewiston Sun Journal | BRUNSWICK — As jets soared and tumbled through the air at the Great State of Maine Air Show last weekend – an event meant to honor those who have served in the U.S. armed services – Randall Simonse of North Yarmouth remembered a darker time ...

Rain forces air show flights to end early - WANE | FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -Rain forced officials to end the flying part of the Fort Wayne Air Show two hours early on Saturday. Flying ended at 2 p.m. after the F-22 Raptor show. The static displays would have remained open until 5 p.m. even with the ...

Rain not stopping air show - Quad City Times | Despite the rain, the Quad-City Air Show at the Davenport Municipal Airport is going on, officials said about 11:30 a.m. today. If conditions become unsafe, with thunder and lightening, flights would be delayed. However, just rain will not change the...

Stearman Fly-In celebrates 41 years - Burlington Hawk Eye | As a special treat this year, "The Tin Goose" comes to Galesburg Municipal Airport for the National Stearman Fly-In, which starts Monday and continues through Sept. 8. It's a nine-passenger aircraft built by the Ford Motor Co. in 1929. Fly-In visitors ...

Fly Baby Gathering Set for September 8 to Sparta, IL from The Aero Experience - Celebrating Midwest Aviation by Carmelo Turdo

Picture: The air date came on Saturday 50-thousand people - Webnoviny.sk  | Italian Frecce Tricolori aerobatic formation during their acrobatic show at the International Air Siafu days of the 2012th Sliač, 1 september 2012.Foto SITA / Branislav rack. SLIAČ 31st (Reuters) - International Air Day Slovak ...

Public invited to welcome B-25 bomber - Journal-Advocate | "Maid in the Shade," a World War II B-25 bomber from the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing in Mesa, Ariz., is scheduled to land at the Sterling Municipal Airport at noon Tuesday. It will be in Sterling through Sept. 10. The public is invited to help ...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 - Aviation International News | While the 60th EAA AirVenture didn't disappoint in the normal arenas of kitbuilt aircraft, workshops, new light sport aircraft, ultralights, warbirds, stirring airshow aerobatics, a performance by the Steve Miller Band, outdoor movies, bratwurst ...

Oshkosh Review on Stuck Mic #31! from Toriaflies | Bob joined me on the Stuck Mic AvCast this episode and we took over the show to tell you all about our 2012 EAA AirVenture experience! Listen now!

Grass Roots Perfection: Antique Airplane Association Fly-In 2012 (9 Pix) from AirPigz by Martt | I was a member of the Antique Airplane Association when I was a kid (thanks dad!) but I haven't been active as a member or to any of the official Fly-Ins since the early 70's... until today. I joined the AAA again (you have to be a member to participate in the fly-in) and I'm at Antique Airfield near Blakesburg Iowa right now! The AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In runs August 29th thru September 3rd, and I drove over from northern Indiana yesterday afternoon and evening, slept in the car (of course) and arrived at Antique Airfield this morning. Btw, the APM in the...

Big plans possible for Castle Air Museum - Merced Sun-Star | ATWATER -- ATWATER -- As Castle Air Museum readies its grounds for another Open Cockpit Day this weekend, volunteers are toiling away on two military planes that soon will be ready to add to the site's collection. And bigger plans may be in the works.

Indonesia gets new shark-faced warbirds - Jakarta Post | Sinister grin: Indonesian Air Force officers take a closer look at the newly arrived EMB-314 Super Tucano airplanes at Halim Perdanakusuma airports in Jakarta on Saturday. The Brazilian-made warbirds are famous for their shark-face nose art...

Tony Scott, Hank Kleeman, Kara Hultgreen and the F-14 Tomcat: three (tragic) stories and a legendary plane from David Cenciotti's weblog | Few days ago, Dario Leone, a long time reader and a huge F-14 Tomcat fan, sent me an email to point out what he had noticed about the date Tony Scott, the famous director of “Top Gun”, chose to commit suicide. He had observed that Aug. 19 was the 31th anniversary of the day when two F-14s...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Blue Angels return to Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda - The News-Press | PANCHITO – B-25The North American B-25 was one of the most famous twin-engine medium bombers used in World War II.MH-53 SEA DRAGONNicknamed the Jolly Green Giant, this helicopter was a workhorse in the US Air Force. Eventually replaced by the Osprey, ...

WINK's Haley Hinds flies with the Black Diamond Jet Team - Wink News | They're called the Black Diamonds - a seven-ship aerobatic civilian-owned jet team. And they let us tag along for one of their flights. My pilot was Lt. Colonel Jerry Kerby, a graduate of the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School...

Safety paramount for air show in Punta Gorda - The News-Press | Organizers say interest is high, especially because the Blue Angels are scheduled to perform. Lindsey Barfield, director of marketing
for the show, said the average audience is about 50000 spectators. “It drops to about 45000 when we don't have a major ...

Miss those F-14s… Nice cockpit shot of this one with wings... from You like airplanes, too? by marvinsmith

Piper Celebrates 75th Anniversary at Sun 'n Fun from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | Vero Beach, Fla., March 23, 2012 - Piper Aircraft Inc. plans to display airplanes from its M-Class business aircraft and trainer product lines at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla. beginning March 27. The company will also use the iconic fun flying venue to begin a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary, highlighted with the display of a vintage Piper Cub...

Pilots Upset by Bill for Cleanup After Tornado at Sun 'N Fun from theledger.com | Controversy, hurt feelings and bills linger nearly a year after a tornado spun through the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, flipping planes, frightening visitors and damaging structures...

World War II aircraft will visit Oklahoma City - newsok.com | World War II bombers and fighters are among the planes that will be on display and available for flights at Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City April 6-8...

Mustangs & Mustangs Returns to Fantasy of Flight for 15th Anniversary Celebration from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | Nation's Foremost Experts on Ford Mustangs of All Eras and Vintage P-51 Mustang Planes  will Come Together to Celebrate Shared Passion for Quality Aircraft and Automobiles-  POLK CITY, Fla. - Anyone who loves the throaty purr of a Mustang engine or the whirr of an airplane propeller will find their version of heaven on earth at Fantasy of Flight on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Fantasy of Flight, Central Florida's premier aviation attraction and home to the World's Greatest Aircraft CollectionTM will host "Legends Having Fun: Aircraft and Automobile Show 15th Annual Celebration." ...

No Apache demo team in 2012 - Blikop112.nl (translated) | She won the overseas flying display during the Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford airbase on the British. The title of best overall helicopter flying display acquired them in England, the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton...

Profile 64: FINAL - "Kingfish One" as flown by Leo Thorsness from WWII & Korean Conflict Airplane Profiles by JSM | You might be interested to know that this very F-105F survived the Vietnam War, which, if you read the stats in a prior post, is a rare thing.  According to one statistician, an F-105 pilot in 1967 Vietnam had a 1:4 chance in completing his required tour of 100 missions.  One could say that "301" was fortunate to have made it. However, I don't think the word "fortunate" could be used to describe what happened to Leo.  Barely a week and a half after the mission that would result in Leo's Medal of Honor,  he and Weapons Officer Harold Johnson experienced a dramatic shock. They were shot down and became Prisoners of War....

Flying the DC-7 - Aviation Mentor | I wrote a while ago about two vintage aircraft that used to sit between the taxiways on Oakland's North Field: A P3 Orion that was cut up for scrap and a DC-6 that was refurbished and flew out on its own power. I've never flown on either aircraft types, but seeing the DC-6 do a last low-pass over 27 left before departing to the East was like going back in time....

A modern-day mission: Lancaster bomber crew prepares for action 70 years on in remarkable set of airfield pictures - Dail Mail | Posing tentatively in their uniforms, at first glance they could be a Lancaster Bomber crew preparing for a daring war-time mission. But these photos were not taken 70 years ago, but this week at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - the former Lancaster bomber base at RAF East Kirkby.  Admirers of the war-time planes stepped back in time to relive the sights, sounds and smells of the famous bomber which helped destroy the Nazi war machine. They dressed up in original uniforms and sat in the cockpit of 'Just Jane', one of...

Golden Eagles highlight Women’s History Mont - Hookie | ..."We were a male and female mixed A-6 Intruder squadron from Key West, Fla. Even though the A-6 could land on carriers, our female pilots were not allowed to land on a flight deck. So we only participated in war games with carrier strike groups from locations like Virginia Beach, Key West and Puerto Rico. The progress today is amazing since now there are no restrictions to women in naval aviation,” Chesnutt said. Daring women in naval aviation history have cleared the way for future generations. In 1974, Lt. Barbara Allen Rainey earned her wings, becoming the first female naval aviator. On May 12, 1993, Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Hire was assigned to Patrol Squadron 62 (VP-62), making her the first woman to fly the P-3 Orion and to serve in a combat air squadron....

Pa. kin of Earhart hopes new search yields answers - Pocono Record | For years, Terry Earhart, a 69-year-old Hampden Township resident, wondered what happened to his father's cousin, the high-flying, record-shattering daredevil of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937...

McChord Airmen set Operation Deep Freeze record from GlobalSecurity.org | Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing and active-duty Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing completed a record-setting season for Operation Deep Freeze....

Former FAA Administrator Delivers Keynote at Phoenix Symposium from State Aviation Journal by Kim Stevens | Randy Babbitt, former FAA Administrator was on hand to deliver the keynote luncheon address for day two of the Phoenix International Aviation Symposium. Babbitt joked that today the audience was getting "Babbitt unplugged."  The former FAA head was given a standing ovation after his talk which was, in his own words, unrestrained from the typical political strings attached to a federal agency head. However, Babbitt didn't stray too far in his talk which briefly touched on NextGen, airports, system infrastructure, equipage and funding...

Orbiter Autopsies - Airspacemag.com | What NASA will learn from dissecting Atlantis, Discovery, and Endeavour

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Truckee Tahoe Air Fair and Family Festival: By and for the community - Sierra Sun | Though still in planning stages, the 2012 fair planning committee has tentative plans for an on-the-ground for display of aircraft of all types, hot air balloons (weather permitting), flyovers, a...

Saskatoon air show for veterans cancelled - CJME | This year will only see the Remembrance Day ceremony to honour veterans, with the Canada Remembers Air Show grounded....

Collings Bomber Tour Comes to Town - AVweb | The Collings Foundation roared into town last weekend with its two bombers, the B-17 and B-24, and Betty Jane, the foundation’s P-51C Mustang. Venice, it turns out, is one of the tour’s best stops gate wise and every year, I try to help my pal Nick Carlucci handling parking and other support duties. So a bunch of us put on our orange traffic vests, directing folks away from the...

Military history on display and in flight at Leesburg Airport - WFTV | LEESBURG, Fla. — Some pieces of military history have been drawing crowds to the Leesburg Airport. Eyewitness News reporter Berndt Petersen met some of the veterans who flew aboard those...

Rare warplane on way to New Zealand - Wanganui Chronicle | Marton businessman Brendon Deere has bought another plane to bolster his warbirds collection at Ohakea. The latest is a World War II Grumman Avenger, which will be flown over from Australia and should touch down at Ohakea on Thursday...

The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen By Gar Smith | George Lucas' Red Tails is a serviceable introduction to the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen but a richer and more honest story can be found in Adam White's Red Tail Reborn, which was originally broadcast on PBS and is now available in a two-disk set that includes extended bonus interviews with a number of surviving "Red Tails." (www.redtailreborn.com), including Col. Charles McGee, a man who has flown...

Deployed maintainers keep F-16s flying - 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. Highly maneuverable, F-16s have proven to be very effective in both air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. To keep these critical air-power assets mission ready, the technicians of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provide 24-hour service to the F-16s here....

Tale of WWII ace from Poplar takes flight in new radio show - Duluth News Tribune | The story of America’s Ace of Aces, Maj. Richard I. Bong, was more than a decade in the making. “Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story,” narrated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jim Packard, airs at 7 p.m. Monday on KUWS-FM 91.3 in Superior and WUWS-FM 90.9 in Ashland.

F-14s, in-flight emergencies and arrested landings. Top Gun? No, an Iranian TV series February 17, 2012 - David Cenciotti | It is very well known that, more or less one year ago China tried to pass off Top Gun as air force footage but did you know there was also a mini-Top Gun made in Iran?...

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Revisiting past Red Flags at Nellis AFB from classicwarbirds.net | ...red at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. They were here to photograph aircraft that were participating in the current Red Flag exercise. Simply stated, Red Flag is an exercise that involves the majority of aircraft types in the United States Air Force, air assets from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and foreign air forces. The purpose of Red ...

Video: A C-5 Galaxy Air Launches an ICBM. What!? - Defense.org | In the 1970s, the Air Force launched a Minuteman ICBM launched from a C-5 Galaxy. Hold on, what!?!? That was my reaction upon learning that the above sentence is true. In 1974, the Air Force decided that...

Young Eagles get boost in quest for building - the News-Sun | SEBRING -- EAA Chapter 1240 had extra reason to celebrate at their monthly pancake breakfast this past weekend.  The Experimental Aircraft Association, known in the aviation community as EAA, was founded in 1953 and is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Each summer Oshkosh is the home of the World's largest Fly-in Convention, AirVenture....

AOPA Launches Student Pilot Support Tool - Alabama Aviator | Students have a powerful new tool available to help them track the progress of their flight training with AOPA's new MyFlightTraining website. MyFlightTraining takes the content of Flight Training magazine and personalizes it for students anywhere in the flight training curriculum....

NASP PR Card #1 - The Unwanted Blog | In the days before the web came to domination, aerospace companies and government organizations would stamp out glossy propaganda/PR informational cards by the truckload. The X-30 NASP (National Aero Space Plane) program was no different. Below is one...

Friendship 7’s ‘Fourth Orbit’ - AirSpace blog.nasm.si.edu | The Friendship 7 space capsule was designed to orbit the earth and it did just that on February 20, 1962, with John Glenn, Jr. on board. It circled the globe three times before landing in the Atlantic Ocean. Three months later Friendship 7 began its second mission, or what was popularly referred to ...

John Glenn, 1st American in Orbit, Pushes for Manned Mars Missions - Space.com | As the 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight approaches, former NASA astronaut John Glenn is pushing for manned exploration of Mars and other farflung destinations. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became...

Stratolaunch announces purchase of Boeing 747 - RLV | Stratolaunch confirms officially that the Boeing 747 with tail number N196UA seen in pictures here earlier is in fact one of the two 747s that will be disassembled to provide parts for construction of their carrier aircraft:...

Video: Virgin Galactic Shows More Of SpaceShipTwo In Flight - AirPigz | Here's a recent showreel video from Virgin Galactic with some stellar views of both WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo in flight. Impressive stuff... and fun to watch : )