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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Video: Incredible helmet camera footage of Red Arrows flying at 400mph just ... - Mirror.co.uk | http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGW_Mhw8XOUn-1w8cRMQY8XETV7fg&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=ojKEU9D_LpCRgQfDnoDgDQ&url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/video-incredible-helmet-camera-footage-3610776Squadron Leader Jim Turner has been in charge of the Arrows for the last three years and says the biggest danger pilots face is G-force of up to 7G

Tillsonburg Regional Airport To Host Two Airshows This Summer - Am980 London News  | Two airshows will take place at the Tillsonburg Regional Airport this summer — including one next month featuring some of the most famous aircraft in all of Canada. The first will be on June 14th and 15th when the Canadian Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Teams take to the sky as part of Ontario’s South Coast Airshow...

Despite weather, air show big draw - Portales News-Tribune | A little thunder and rain wasn’t enough to keep air show enthusiasts away Sunday morning as the second and final day of the 2014 Cannon Air Force Base Open House and Air Show kicked off. After a couple of hours of rain and a brief period of thunder, during which Cannon personnel secured air show attendees in aircraft hangars, the sun crept out from behind the clouds just in time for the Thunderbirds show...

Annual airfield weekend a success despite damp weather. * shropshirestar.com | The event, which was organised by Shropshire Aero Club in partnership with the Military Vehicle Trust, saw two German Bücker Jungmann planes entertain visitors with flying demonstrations alongside the military vehicles on show. Roy Dolton, president of ...

Thunder over the Valley highlights * The International Council of Air Shows | ICAS member and air show announcer Ric Peterson put together this highlight reel from the Thunder over the Valley Air Show in Youngstown, Ohio.

Warbirds Over the Beach 2014 – Air Show Report * Warbirds News | Jerry Yagen and his staff and volunteers at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia put together a spectacular air show in mid-May. Warbirds Over the Beach is a must-see air show, not just on the US east coast, but globally. There are few places in the world which can rival the line up of perfectly restored, and beautifully maintained flying machines in such an intimate, and yes, unique setting....

The Bremont Horsemen at Chino 2014 · Mark Hrutkay, Photorecon.net | The Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino is without a doubt the finest Warbird show in the country. This year they managed to attract one if the few F-22 Raptor flight demonstrations. But there were other, even better acts at Chino this year. The Horsemen were at the show. The Team started 10 years ago with Tom Freidkin, Ed Shipley, and Jim Beasley flying P-51s in a three ship formation show. They flew a some other acts including a rare three Bearcat show. Jim Beasley left the team and was replaced by Steve Hinton....

RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team in 1971 | Vintage footage of the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team in 1971 as they visit RAF Sharjah in the Persian Gulf just before closure, Australia and Hong Kong including…

Vintage aircraft to be on display in Santa Maria - KSBY San Luis Obispo News  | Some vintage military aircraft will be flying into the Central Coast on Tuesday. The Commemorative Air Force is bringing its Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber FIFI to the Santa Maria Airport. The B-29 Superfortress flew during World War II and the Korean War....

WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Coming to Topeka - Kansas First News  | One of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers, “Sentimental Journey,” will be on display and available for rides and tours at the American Flight Museum at Forbes Field Airport, June 2nd – June 5th, 2014. Nose art of the Sentimental Journey features Betty Grable, the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. The aircraft is named after a song made popular by Doris Day in 1945. Built during 1943, this heavy bomber has...

New England Air Museum to Hold Open Cockpit Event · WarbirdsNews The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit event on Sunday, June 15th, Father’s Day. Visitors may climb into the cockpits of up to twelve vintage aircraft in the museum as well as a full-motion flight simulator, and two static flight simulators. The aircraft currently scheduled for opening to the public include a North American F-100 Super Sabre, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, Fairchild A-10 “Warthog”, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, several helicopters and more. There will be additional hands on activities for younger visitors during the event as well, and for the convenience of all, a food vendor will be on site all day....

Happy Birthday To The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II · WarbirdsNews | By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC | The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II flew for the first time fifty-six years ago today. The most important western fighter of the postwar period, more than 5,000 F-4s were built between 1958 and 1981. The aircraft began life as the F3H-G naval strike fighter and was adapted to meet a Navy requirement for a fleet defense fighter in 1955. A two-seat multirole fighter, it...

Parks Service to operate Pearson Air Museum · General Aviation News | Despite attempts at mediation, the Pearson Air Museum near Portland, Ore., will remain under the control of the National Park Service. In February 2013 the NPS, citing concerns about operations at the museum, which is on NPS property, ordered the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which operated the museum, to turn over the keys to the building....

Stilwell and Flying Tiger Museums in Chongqing, China * Sandra Scott's Travel Columns | Travel has a way of connecting the dots. A few years ago John and I were in St. Charles, Louisiana where we visited the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. While browsing the displays I overheard someone say, “Claire Chennault! He is known by every school child in China.” It caught my attention. Claire Chennault, the commander of the Flying Tigers, a group of volunteer military men who trained in Burma, now called Myanmar, lived in St. Charles. The Flying Tigers helped defend the Chinese against the Japanese before the U.S. entered the war....

The Illustrated History of No 126 Wing RCAF D-Day to VE-Day · Warbirds News | The Illustrated History of No 126 Wing RCAF D-Day to VE-Day is Donald Nijboer’s first ibook. From D-Day to VE-Day No 126 Wing RCAF was the most successful fighter wing in Europe. As a...

A compelling story from aviation history  * Bayou Renaissance Man  | Not many people today are aware that the Soviet Union copied the US B-29 Superfortress after World War II to produce its first strategic bomber, the Tupolev Tu-4. It was based on three B-29's that landed in far eastern Russia after raids on Japan in 1944-45, and were interned there (their crews being returned to the USA)....

Characters from Disney’s ‘Planes’ team with Smokey Bear · General Aviation News | http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/05/26/characters-from-disneys-planes-team-with-smokey-bear/WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring characters from upcoming animated film “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”  The PSAs are an extension of the Wildfire Prevention PSA campaign, featuring the iconic Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th birthday this summer....

Aviation Students  * Flight To Success  | Raisbeck Aviation High School Freshmen invite you to their second annual Space Exploration Fair

Chesapeake Sport Pilot to host aviation workshop * My Eastern Shore | August flew for the first time in his life, as CSP hosted the Young Eagles Program to encourage children to learn how to fly. August is the great-grandson of Italian Guiseppe Bellanca, creator of Bellanca Aircraft, of New Castle, DE, one of the first ...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Courtesy of Fencecheck - There are plenty of shows to choose from this weekend!

5/02/14 |  Central Texas Airshow 2014
5/03/14 |  North Texas Fly-In and Camp Out 201..
5/03/14 |  Grossflugtage Chemnitz - Jahnsdorf ..
5/03/14 |  Bronco Fan Day UK 2014
5/03/14 |  Bonjour Bodmin 2014
5/03/14 |  Shuttleworth Aeromodelling Mayfly W..
5/03/14 |  Planes of Fame - Chino Air Show 201..
5/03/14 |  Travis AFB Open House 2014
5/03/14 |  Manassas Airport Regional Open Hous..
5/03/14 |  Aéreo de León 2014
5/03/14 |  Wings and Wheels Fly-In 2014
5/03/14 |  Biggest Little Air Show 2014
5/03/14 |  Atomic Vintage Festival 2014
5/03/14 |  Spirit of St Louis Air Show 2014
5/03/14 |  Morelia Mexico Air Show 2014
5/03/14 |  P-51 Mustang Day at New Garden Flyi..
5/04/14 |  Abingdon Air & Country Show 2014
5/04/14 |  Jornada de Puertas Abiertas de Alca..
5/04/14 |  Wings Over Illawarra 2014
5/05/14 |  Cancelled - Friendship Day Air Show..

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Steve Weagle to ride with Blue Angels for Vero Beach Air Show - TCPalm | VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Air Show is proud to announce that WPTV Channel 5 meteorologist Steve Weagle is the choice of the United State Navy to be the show’s media rider. As the individual selected for this honor, Weagle will ride with Blue Angel No. 7 Lieutenant Ryan Chamberlain in his F/A-18 jet. Chamberlain also serves as the narrator of the Blue Angels show. Weagle is WPTV NewsChannel 5’s chief meteorologist....

City Council Hears Details On June's Air Show, Tall Ships In August - The Dispatch | OCEAN CITY – Details were released this week about two upcoming summer special events — the OC Air Show in June and the two tall ships planned to be on display in the resort for the month of August...

Popular flying team will return for Air Races - KRNV My News 4 | RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The wildly-popular L-39 Patriots Jet Team will return for the 2014 National Championship Air Races in September, the Reno Air Racing Association announced on Wednesday. It is the latest in a number of highly-acclaimed acts to be confirmed for the 2014 event. The team joins the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and groundbreaking aerobatic pilot Melissa Pemberton as the aviation entertainment headliners....

Planners still need $40K for air show - Youngstown Vindicator | The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council has raised about $225,000 in cash and in-kind services to pay the community’s share of the cost of the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show here May 17-18. The fundraising campaign still is about $40,000 short, however, a council representative said....

Restored World War II aircraft offer rides at Hillsboro Airport (video, photos) - The Oregonian | During World War II, B-17 bomber flight crews had to endure attacks from enemy fighters, anti-aircraft flak fired from the ground, and the freezing temperatures that come with high altitudes in an unpressurized airplane.  They had to...

Yankee Air Museum meets deadline to save historic Bomber Plant * Ypsilanti Courier | YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP — The deadline is up for the Yankee Air Museum’s Save the Bomber Plant campaign and it looks like a celebration is in order: a purchase agreement is in the works....

Happy Birthday To The Douglas SBD Dauntless · Warbirds News |  By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC -The Douglas SBD Dauntless flew for the first time seventy-four years ago today.  A two-seat carrier-based scout and dive bomber, the SBD Dauntless hammered the Japanese at Coral Sea, Midway and in the Solomon Islands while supporting Navy and Marine Corps actions until 1944.  No aircraft did more to...

Video: World War II pilot reunites with B-25 bomber - KING5.com | EVERETT, Wash. -- A 93-year-old World War II veteran was surprised with a wish come true. Dexter Baker told team members at the Aegis Living Center in Redmond that he would really like to fly in a World War II bomber one more time. They secretly contacted the Historic Flight Foundation in Everett and set it up....

Paula Wagner, An Ann, Naomi Foner Team Up For Flying Tigers WW2 Epic - Hollywood Reporter | Leading Chinese producer An Ann will team up with Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise’s production partner, and screenwriter Naomi Foner to make a movie based on the WW2 ‘Flying Tigers’ airmen. An, who is president of Desen International Media, said the budget for Moon Flower of Flying Tigers would be between $40 million and $50 million, with A-list Chinese and Hollywood stars, and it would be directed by a famous Hollywood director...

The Gentle Aviator  * Vintage Wings of Canada | This week’s story is not about the tragic end of a http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/467/language/en-US/The-Gentle-Aviator.aspxBomber Command crew in the Second World War, nor hellfire aircraft carrier operations off Okinawa in the Pacific war. It is not about Merlin engines, big aerial battles, aces, pioneer aviators, grass roots flying, or night fighters of the Soviet Union at the Battle of Stalingrad... but it is an aviation story just the same. Perhaps it is not the sort of story you might expect coming from Vintage News, but for us at Vintage Wings of Canada, it is as important as honouring a great hero of the Second World War or flying our F-86 Sabre across Canada. This is a story about one of our own. This is the story of the loss of an aviator....

Video: Seriously Awesome RC XC-142 VTOL (Must See!) - AirPigz * If you're short on time and just need an under-a-minute avgeek experience, you'll wanna go here instead of watching the video above... but if you like awesome, cool, and truly amazing examples of modern tech being used to make extremely difficult aircraft designs fly great in model form, then please take 15 minutes to watch this...

New Drone Plane Aids Aerial Photography 1955 (via the Lexicans) | Title reads: "Army Has Tiny Drone Plane To Scout Enemy". American voiceovered newsreel material...

Don't call it a blimp! - High Performance Composites | Airships have been an important part of modern aviation since Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin envisioned the first such craft in 1874. Zeppelin’s design, which involved a rigid framework that supported the outer envelope or skin, meant that an airship could be made much larger and support more load than a simple gas-filled blimp...

Young Eagle, cadet selected for flight training scholarship | NEBRASKA -- Matthew Callahan, 18-year-old EAA Young Eagle and Civil Air Patrol cadet from Bellevue is getting the opportunity of a lifetime this June when he’ll travel to Shreveport’s Downtown Airport in Louisiana and learn to fly at Tubreaux Aviation. Callahan, a CAP cadet second lieutenant in Nebraska Wing’s Gen. Curtis Lemay Offutt Composite Squadron, was announced last week as recipient of a complete private pilot training experience offered by Tubreaux Aviation to a previous EAA Young Eagle between the ages of 18 and 21. The scholarship includes lodging and transportation to and from Shreveport.

Aero Camp takes off for second consecutive year - Edwards Air Force Base | With the success of last year's Aero Camp, the Edwards Aero Club hosted its second annual Aero Camp from April 21 to 25, to prepare and introduce students to the world of aviation. During the week-long camp, students ages 14 to 19, are trained by certified flight instructors and start flight and ground school training with additional training features along the way...

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Regular people given chance to fly with the Blue Angels - WAVE | LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It may be the most exciting, the most awe inspiring, and the most challenging thrill ride there is. A flight with the Blue Angels is a once in a lifetime experience. And at every stop on their tour, the Navy hot shots take a couple lucky people from the community into the skies with them, rewarded with the opportunity for the work they're doing to serve our city....

Video: Blue Angels performance brings pilot, crew members home to Kentucky - WAVE | LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Blue Angels are back in Louisville to perform in the 25th annual Thunder Over Louisville. The last time they performed their jaw dropping stunts over the Ohio River was in 2006. Before they headed to Louisville a record 28,000 people head out to watch the Blue Angels first flight demonstration in a year at their base in Pensacola, Florida. Thanks to Washington's budget, the Blue Angels spent most of 2013 grounded. They only flew at two show sites. This year they are scheduled to appear at 35 show sites....

Blue Angels, F-22 Raptors arrive for Thunder - WDRB | LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Blue Angels Flight Squadron landed at the Louisville Air National Guard Base around 10 a.m. Thursday for their performance at Thunder Over Louisville....

Slideshow: DM's Thunder and Lightning set to fill the skies with wonder - Arizona Daily Star | 1. http://azstarnet.com/slideshow-d-m-s-thunder-and-lightning-set-to-fill/collection_79d67b70-0d61-58e8-ae2b-e9eb067b29b8.htmlThe Air Force Thunderbirds: The squadron is an air-combat command unit with eight pilots, four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel in specialty jobs. Six pilots fly in formation....

Kent Spitfire will be a star at Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - Kent News | The Kent Spitfire will be joined by a Hawker Hurricane at Biggin Hill’s Festival of Flight this summer. The fighters, both so synonymous with the Battle of Britain, will be flying from the airfield’s Heritage Hangar in a display for the Festival of Flight on Saturday, June 14....

Pacific Aviation Museum to Commemorate The Battle of Midway · Warbirds News | The Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway on June 7th with a lecture by the museum’s curator, Burl Burlingame, and their restoration manager, Jim Martinelli. Starting at 2pm, the presentation, titled “Flying Fortresses Over Midway”, will discuss the important role B-17s played during this pivotal battle, often regarded as the turning point in the Pacific War. At around 4pm...

Collings Foundation – Wings of Freedom Tour Update · Warbirds News | The Collings Foundation is http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/warbird-collections/collings-foundation/wings-freedom-tour-update.htmlcelebrating the 25th anniversary of  their Wings of Freedom tour this year. Barnstorming their aircraft across the country is a massive undertaking, but in the tradition of barnstormers throughout the age of flight, their aircraft are eagerly anticipated wherever they stop. This year’s tour features the Foundation’s B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, B-24J Liberator “Witchcraft” and TP-51C Mustang “Betty Jane” and has already visited more than 20 locations in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The trio will stop in...

Salem couple's effort to honor Doolittle Tokyo Raiders is gaining momentum - The Union Leader | SALEM — A Salem couple is racing against time in an effort to get legislation passed honoring the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a group of World War II pilots who conducted a precarious raid on Japan in 1942. On Monday, Brian and Cyndee Anderson said they're another step closer in their mission to ensure the group's four surviving members are formally recognized with Congressional Gold Medals....

See your donations dollars soar to new heights! * Red Tail Squadron | The CAF Red Tail Squadron would like to thank all of our supporters who made donations to fund the engine replacement for our P-51C Mustang, the Tuskegee Airmen. We want to show you first-hand an example of the return on your donation investment to our organization....

Video: Member of WWII Flying Tigers Squadron Visits USS Lexington - KIII TV3 | CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -The U.S.S. Lexington had a special visitor onboard Wednesday morning -- 90-year old Horace Johnson, a member of the famous Flying Tigers. The Flying Tigers were a special air squadron whose mission was to defend China against the Japanese during World War II....

Video: Letters Home from a Fallen Hero - ABC30.com | VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Visalia man's quest to find out about the father he never knew, is now a book available on Amazon -- and has even caught the attention of a movie producer. On March 29, 1943 during the North Africa campaign of World War Two -- B-25 pilot, Lt. Roger Jamison -- just 22 years old -- learned his son Roger Junior was born, back home in the United States. Decades later, that son...

Two years in the making but Pam’s embroidery tribute for the Red Arrows is finally complete - Bournemouth Echo | AN EXPERT embroiderer has created a stunning tribute for the Red Arrows’ 50th anniversary year. Pamela Roberts, who lives in Branksome, has had her work displayed across the world and been thanked in the past by officials at Buckingham Palace for her creations. She has spent the last two years working on her latest intricately woven piece which she hopes will be displayed at the Red Arrows headquarters in Scampton....

Aviation Photography Workshop Series - Three Events Planned for Fall 2014 - PR Web | After a successful 2013 fall and winter workshop season, 3G Aviation Media is conducting the final preparations prior to announcing their photography workshop schedule for the fall of 2014. Previous workshops at the Commemorative Air Force – Dixie Wing in Peachtree City, Georgia, and at Stallion 51 Flight Operations in Kissimmee, Florida have laid the groundwork for 3G Aviation Media to return to these flight facilities and conduct a new series of workshops starting in September 2014....

Wings Over The Rockies Museum hosts robotics event for National Robotics Week - The Denver Post | Like robots? You’re not alone. Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum is right there with you. From 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, the museum is featuring the cutting-edge technology of robotics. The event will showcase how robots are doing things that humans can’t, such as exploring planets, snapping rare photos of solar systems and performing high-risk, precision-based surgeries. The event takes place in conjunction with National Robotics Week, and people will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders including inventors, enthusiasts and roboticists....

Wings Over Houston Airshow calls for 2014 Scholarship applications - Your Houston News | The Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow is accepting scholarship applications for its 2014-2015 scholarship program. The organization will award up to five scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each to selected college students. The scholarships, which are intended to assist and reward students who have demonstrated academic potential, leadership and extracurricular involvement, are available for students pursuing degrees associated with a career in aviation, aeronautics or aerospace....

Program teaches youngsters an appreciation for aviation - Florida Today | Since 1993, more than 2 million kids across 90 countries have had the opportunity to take free airplane rides, courtesy of the Experimental Aircraft Associations’ Young Eagles program....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Collier Trophy competitors revealed · General Aviation News | WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has unveiled the names of the nine aviation and aerospace projects that will compete for the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy...

Air show offers look at helicopters - Gainesville Sun | Some people don't know the full role helicopters play in law enforcement. The American Heroes Air Show on Saturday hopes to teach them...

Navy Blue Angels to highlight Selfridge Air Show - The Macomb Daily | The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and their thrilling, high-precision maneuvers will highlight the 2014 Selfridge Air National Guard Base Open House & Air Show, in September. Flying F/A-18 Hornets, the pilots are scheduled to perform on both days of the show,...

Black Team Takes To The Blue Skies Of Homestead - U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" | http://armygk.armylive.dodlive.mil/2014/02/06/black-team-takes-to-the-blue-skies-of-homestead/The Black Demonstration team closes out week three with baton pass maneuvers, canopy relative work (CRW) and mass formations. The entire teams to include the newest demonstrators are proving they are ready to take to the skies...

War birds to descend on Fort Lauderdale on Friday - Sun-Sentinel | Three vintage war birds, including a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator and a P-51 Mustang, are scheduled to swoop into Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport at 2 p.m. Friday and remain on display over the weekend...

EAA AirVenture 2013 – Matt Younkin - Other People's Airplanes | In this episode of Other People’s Airplanes, we talk with Matt Younkin of Younkin Air Shows. Matt flies a beautiful black and red Beechcraft 18 … and he does it inverted! Join us for this short talk about the performance and what you can expect when you see (and hear) this gorgeous bird take to the skies.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Jim Peitz and His Aerobatic Bonanza - Fred Harl and Carmelo http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2014/02/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2013-jim-peitz.htmlTurdo | The Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 continues with the Jim Peitz Aerosports airshow.  Peitz masterfully displays his unique  aerobatic Beechcraft F33C  Bonanza performance. The Pierre, SD native has been flying since 1975, aerobatics since 1992, and has...

There's more than a whiff of danger in the Air Race - Metro | The Red Bull Air Race is back later this month – and for its returning adrenalin junkies, it's a flight into the unknown. With the Series' safety issues addressed and some new circuits ready to go, Red Bull Air Race head of aviation Sergio Pla is...

Chasing Reno Gold · General Aviation News | An air racing symposium will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif. It will feature top winning race pilots, who will share some of the best air racing stories from the last five decades, museum officials promise.

SUN ’n FUN Radio celebrates milestone · General Aviation News | The annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in & Expo is hitting a benchmark April 1-6. Also hitting a milestone this year is SUN ’n FUN Radio. Twenty years ago, as the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in & Expo feted its 20th year, a media volunteer launched a new communications service for guests at the fly-in...

Flying Tigers want to see history respected - Chinadaily USA | As the tension between China and Japan deepens since Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, US soldiers who fought in the World War II who were members of the Flying Tigers, shared their stories and called for respect for ...

Freshly Restored P-40 Goes on Display in New Orleans · Warbirds News | The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana took delivery of their freshly restored P-40E Warhawk in early February. A crane lifted it into position, hanging in the museum’s new Campaigns of Courage pavilion, while Claire Chennault’s granddaughter, Nell Calloway, looked on with much appreciation. Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers”, has become synonymous with the P-40...

Sandbar Mitchell Project Update · WarbirdsNews | Warbirds News has been keeping very close tabs on progress with the Sandbar Mitchell project. As readers will know, Patrick Mihalek and Todd Trainor’s team have made remarkable progress in a very short space of time since their recovery of the B-25’s center section from Alaska last summer. They have...

Urbana's B-17 restoration project now halfway done - Dayton Daily News | Volunteers working on the B-17 construction project at the Champaign Aviation Museum said they are about halfway done with making the “Champaign Lady” fly. Bill Albers works on the plane and led a presentation Thursday to update about 40 people from...

Support the Dakotas Over Normandy – Buy The Official T-shirt · Warbirds News | If you have been following Warbirds News for a while you are already familiar with the Dakotas Over Normandy http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/support-dakotas-normandys-buy-official-t-shirt.htmlproject.For the 70th commemoration of the renowned D-day Invasion, which is to take place in June 2014, a group of parachutists called the Round Canopy Parachuting Team, has set its goals at...
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Strategic Bomber for IAF - The New Indian Express | When Jawaharlal Nehru's government first approached the United States for arms aid in 1948, it was the war-tested B-25 Mitchell bomber which topped the procurement list. During the Second World War the Walchandnagar aircraft company (precursor to the...

F-14 Tomcats flybys, treetop passages and gun strafing video - The Aviationist | There are not so many videos showing the U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat on the range, perfoming some insane, treetop flybys before being cleared for a gun strafing pass. The much interesting and rare footage was shot in 1993 at Fort Chaffee, in Arkansas.

DC-9-15(F) returns home to Long Beach - Aero Pacific Flightlines | This 47 year old "Baby9" was originally delivered to Continental Air Lines as a DC-9-15(RC) registered as N8905 on June 26, 1967. In 1972 the DC-9 was bought by Air Canada and registered CF-TOR then changed to C-FTOR in 1974. In 1981, the aircraft was...

Randall Brooks - Flight To Success | Friday's Fabulous Flyer | ...Randy was born at Edwards Air Force Base while his father attended the Test Pilot School. He soloed in gliders while in high school and began flight instructing during college. While attending the University of Colorado in Boulder working toward a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Randy learned aerobatics in sailplanes, and was instructing in Decathlons, Great Lakes, and Pitts Specials before he graduated....

James E. Spanier - Mendota Reporter | As a licensed pilot, he was involved with the Young Eagles Flying Program, taking up over 400 young people to introduce them to flying. He was also a member of the Mendota Moose, Mendota Lions Club and was a past exalted ruler of the Mendota Elks ...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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What makes a good airshow or fly-in? · General Aviation News Staff | For the month of February, we are going to focus on airshows and fly-ins, so we wanted to ask our readers “What makes a good airshow or fly-in?” What are...

Air Force Thunderbirds to visit Columbus Air Force Base in April - Jackson Clarion Ledger | The U.S. Air Force's best flying maneuvers will be on display in Columbus in April when the Thunderbirds are featured in an air show at Columbus Air Force Base. The air show will be part of an open house that will be free to the public...

Wounded Warrior Project to get cut of air show tickets - Tribune-Review | Gabe Monzo, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport's executive director said on Saturday that $1 of each ticket sold for the Westmoreland County Air Show will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The show is scheduled for June 7 and 8 at the airport in...

The FAA Has Competition In The Airshow Control Tower Business - Aero-News Network | AirBoss Inc. Operates The Control Tower At U.S. Sport Aviation Expo By Earl Downs | Sometimes an air event simply needs air traffic control for safety, but the current policy of the FAA to levy hefty fees to provide services has left air event producers in a quandary. This year’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo found an answer to this dilemma, and that answer is named AirBoss, Inc...

The aviation adventure Pointe de Caux - Translated | The "The aviation adventure Pointe de Caux" exhibition is presented by the association " Friends of Priory Museum of Harfleur . "We fly in 16 panels, more than 200 year history of flight in the region. It all began in 1784 with trials of small balloons of 3.30 m in height. At the end of the nineteenth century, several human flights in spherical already...

'Flyboys' soar with vintage P-40 Warhawk - U-T San Diego | SAN DIEGO ? During World War II, http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/18/flyboys-soar-p40-warhawk/young Americans in P-40 Warhawks battled Japanese Zeros. Seventy years later, young San Diegans have prepared a P-40 to fight a new enemy: historical amnesia. “One of the problems we have with World War II is passing on that knowledge to the next generation,” said Coleman Warner of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. “Projects like this P-40 really help in connecting the dots between generations.”...

Museum: Iconic Spruce Goose is safe - CNN | Here's the story: In 1992, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, struck a half-million-dollar deal with Aero Club of Southern California to buy the legendary plane. Lyon -- who represents Aero Club -- is now negotiating the plane ...

Exposure: Boulogne-Billancourt to conquer the sky - Passion for Aviation (translated) | The city of Boulogne-Billancourt, under the leadership of Pierre Christophe Baguet, Mayor of Boulogne-Billancourt and Isaure de Beauval, Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture, presents the MA-30/Musée of the Thirties and in the nave of Landowski the space an exhibition on the theme of aviation, 29 January to 29 June 2014. This heritage exhibition presents a human and industrial adventure unusual held in Boulogne-Billancourt even from the early 20th century to the post-war the history of pioneers, entrepreneurs and industrialists of the balloon and aviation....

An Outright Amazing "DC-3" Rescue · Rich Davidson, NORDO News | While perusing the online world for the latest flash in aviation's pan, I stumbled upon something unbelievable yet true.  Eyes wide open and jaw hanging, I was amazed when I saw it.  This Antarctic recovery of a "Turbine 3", which technically is way off the mark but we all know that's what it is, is nothing short of awe inspiring.  If you...

I'm Sorry, I Wasn't Able to Save It · Rich Davidson NORDO News | Last year it came to my attention http://nordonews.leebottom.com/2014/01/im-sorry-i-wasnt-able-to-save-it.htmlthe last Stearman built was being restored by the United States Air Force Museum. While in a rush to get it done for black history month and a Tuskegee Airmen Display, they were pushing through the restoration at a pretty good pace when they discovered the writing above....

Last Hunter Languishes At Swansea · Warbirds News | This Hawker Hunter T.7 XL612, which was the last Hunter operational with the Royal Air Force, making its last service flight on August 10, 2001, is languishing out-doors in the middle of Swansea (Fairwood Common) airport, UK. It was flown for the first time on...

Airbus' Beluga: Inside the world's strangest-looking airplane - CNN |  If you ever find yourself in the French city of Toulouse, you might just see one of the oddest-looking aircraft in the world. Popularly known as the "Beluga," because of its strong resemblance to the white Arctic whale, the Airbus A300-600ST (ST stands for Super Transporter) is unique not only in appearance, but also for the essential role it performs in European aviation...

GG's intro to aerobatics - Albatros L39 | 'Global Girl' having fun flying an Albatros L-39 during her aerobatic lesson in Virginia Beach...

Rockwell’s HiMAT RPRV-870 (part 1) - The Lexicans | Rockwell International’s RPRV-870 (Remote http://thelexicans.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/rockwells-himat-rrpv-part-1/Piloted Research Vehicle) HiMAT (Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology) was a joint USAF/NASA program to develop advanced technology for future fighter aircraft. There were 2 aircraft flown for a total of 26 flights. The 0.44 scale RPVs tested advanced technology concepts like composite and metallic structures, digital integrated propulsion control, and ground and airborne relaxed stability digital fly-by-wire....

Fantastic video brings you aboard low-level flying French Navy warplanes - The Aviationist | The American aicraft carrier USS Truman is currently closely co-operating with French Carrier Charles De Gaulle in the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet AOR (Area of Responsibility – Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean). But, whereas you can find plenty of material about all the U.S. flattops, images and videos shot by French naval aviators are a bit rarer...

Beechcraft celebrates 50th anniversary of King Air’s first flight · General Aviation News Staff | WICHITA, Kan. – Beechcraft Corp. today recognized the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the King Air Model 90 with several three-ship passes of the company’s current production King Air models over its home airfield, Beech Field, in Wichita, as employees and guests watched....

Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Catch Santa's Fly-In at Truckee Tahoe Airport - Tahoe Daily Tribune | TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Tahoe Airport has been notified Santa will fly in to the airport on Saturday, Dec. 14, in a special plane scheduled to land around 10 a.m. “I am always excited every year to see Santa’s special airplane,” said Kevin Smith, general manager of the Truckee Tahoe Airport. “We’re so glad he is going to make a stop in Truckee. Santa and his airplane are always welcome at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. We look forward to seeing him again this year. ”...

Rudolph to lead the red Yak attack - Sunshine Coast Daily |  RUDOLPH the red-nosed Yak had a little more get up and go than his namesake, when Santa Claus hopped into the cockpit. Performing some fancy flying over Caloundra, Santa had a taste of what was to come on New Year's Eve....

Air Guard denied request to fly over Pearl Harbor - Hawaii News Now | HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -The missing man flyover at Pearl Harbor is a tradition USS Arizona and National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez has witnessed every December 7 since 1985. "When you see that aircraft apart in that missing man formation, every one of us individualize what that means," he said....

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino marks Pearl Harbor anniversary - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | http://www.dailybulletin.com/lifestyle/20131206/planes-of-fame-air-museum-in-chino-marks-anniversary-of-pearl-harborCHINO >> Norval Heath remembers eating breakfast the Sunday morning minutes before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Even decades later, the 95-year-old still recalls walking outside a Wheeler Army Airfield hanger to see the red round “rising suns” on the side of Japanese planes as they began their surprise military invasion on Dec. 7, 1941, that launched the United States into World War II....

Pearl Harbor 72 years after…………………… * Photorecon.net, Beau Goff | Today, this lagoon harbor on Oahu, Hawaii is quiet. Navy ships float lazily at their moorings, a few sailors moving about on deck. All of the ships here have significance, but there are two that stand above all others. Beneath the waves and warm tropical waters, rests the U.S.S. Arizona. Already well known throughout the world, 1,177 American souls still reside inside the hull, now their tomb. The white memorial built above the ship is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. They come to pay their respects, reflect and give thanks...

Markham's remarkable landing in Baleine remembered. - Cape Breton Post | Markham began the journey on Friday, Sept. 4, 1936, departing the Abingdon Aerodome in England for the Floyd Bennet Field in New York City. Completing the journey would put her in the record books as the first woman to solo pilot the dangerous westward route from England to North America. But on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 1936, residents of Baleine watched as The Messenger circled the cove and descended into the bog beyond their homes....

Aviatrix a true heroine - Northland Independent Community | Throughout history women have achieved great things and remain forever etched in the pages of history. New Zealand aviator Jean Batten was one of those amazing women who dared to be different and challenge what life had to offer her....

Then & Now: World War II: Denny Fordyce flew bomber missions over the Pacific - Massillon Independent | Lt. Denny Fordyce Jr., who lives in Massillon, flew 57 combat missions during World War II as his B-25 outfit helped blast open a path for advancing Allied ground troops in the southwest Pacific. email · print. By Gary Brown GateHouse Ohio Media...

Taiwan Exhibit Commemorates Flying Tigers Squadron - WAR History Online | The Flying Tigers, formally known as the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), was a WWII air squadron composed of US pilots from the USAAF (United States’ Army Air Forces), USN (Navy) and the USMC (Marine Corps) along with Chinese airmen. The said military unit, headed by US Captain Claire Chennault, was instrumental in China’s defense against Japanese assault during the said war...

Warhawk Air Museum: great look at history - Idaho Press-Tribune | ...What started out as a small airplane hangar in Caldwell nearly 25 years ago, has grown into the 40,000-square-foot building in Nampa today. Just this past year, the museum saw visitors from all over the world including Zimbabwe, Damascus, and Singapore...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Toys for Tots fly-in slated for L52 · General Aviation News Staff | The fifth annual Toys for Tots Fly-In will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at California’s Oceano Airport (L52). The fly-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pilots are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. The Oceano Airport Toys for Tots event is in cooperation with the US Marine Corps...

16 Awesome Photos From The Tremendous Dubai Airshow - Business Insider | For four days last week, the aviation world's attention turned to the United Arab Emirates for the 13th edition of the http://www.businessinsider.com/2013-dubai-airshow-in-photos-2013-11biannual Dubai Airshow. This year's show was a smashing success, as airlines ordered over $206 billion worth of new planes — more ...

PAF contingent lands back after Dubai Air Show - HispanicBusiness.com | Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Contingent, Sunday, landed back at Operational Base after participating in the static as well as aerobatic segment in Dubai Air Show 2013. PAF comprised three JF-17 Thunder, Super Mushshak, pilots and technicians. For Pakistani participants it was satisfying moment when curtains were lowered for the 13th Dubai Air Show-2013, one of the biggest air shows of the world, which also included an impressive display of PAF JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft for the second time in the show....

Target smashed as £21k is raised for charities through Bournemouth Air Festival - Bournemouth Echo | They received £7,000 each thanks to sales of the air festival brochure, which was produced by the Daily Echo and Bournemouth Tourism, and through £2,000 raised by the Patrons' Scheme, made up of businesses that support the event. Each brochure sold...

As air races deadline looms, RSCVA signals potential support from RGJ.com | The president of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority on Monday said his organization will consider upping its commitment to the Reno National Championship Air Races, following the air races' announcement last week that it must find...

Do the Reno Air Races Have a Future? - Flying Magazine | ... A letter from the Reno Air Race Association's (RARA) president and CEO Mike Houghton, posted on the Reno Air Race website, announced that the event has been in the red for three consecutive years and that the organization needs to raise $500,000 by mid-December. RARA has also been forced to make some tough decisions in the process, imposing furloughs and wage and benefit cuts, and reducing its staff from seven to five people. While the contact information on the website has not yet been changed, one of the positions that was eliminated was that of Valerie Miller-Moore, director of marketing and public relations...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Lockheed Shooting Star Jet Warbirds Keep the Excitement Alive at Daily Airshows - The Aero Experience | Airshow organizers faced the challenge of providing jet aircraft performances in the absence of the military jet teams during the 2013 airshow season, and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 was no exception.  As discussed in the previous feature, the role of jet action in the daily airshows was  filled by civilian warbird jets performing as individuals or in teams such as the Black Diamond Jet Team.  One of the most popular warbird jets on the...

Edmonton museum awaiting permission to fly old plane 33 kilometres - Calgary Herald | EDMONTON - The Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton is pleading with Transport Canada to fast-track permission to fly an old Boeing 737 to an airport in Villeneuve, just 33 kilometres away. The museum is currently located at the City Centre Airport near Edmonton's downtown...

Flying Tigers can bring Taiwan, China and US closer: Nell Calloway - WantChinaTimes | The history of the Flying Tigers — the American Volunteer Group of US pilots who came to the Republic of China's aid during World War II — can be very useful to promote multilateral understanding and friendship between China, Taiwan and the United...

Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor · Warbirds News | A series of events will be held at The Pacific Aviation Museum on December 7, 2013 to commemorate the 72nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Listings are below. December 5th – 7th Anniversary Dinner Gala: “Some Enchanted Evening,” 5:30 to 9:30pm at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. A fundraiser for the Museum...

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, celebrates anniversary of arrival of Handley Page Victor V-bomber XL231, Lusty Lindy - The Press, York | Yesterday marked 20 years since the Handley Page Victor V-bomber XL231, or Lusty Lindy, first touched down at the Yorkshire Air Museum at 2.20pm on November 25, 1993. The Lusty Lindy was started up and made a slow taxi down the runway, before ...

Ruth Rowland Nichols | [Yesterday] in 1930 Ruth Rowland Nichols set off to make a speed record for a transcontinental crossing of the U.S. She wasn’t the first woman to fly solo across the U.S., as some sources list, but she did set the record for fastest flight time. Arriving in Burbank on December 1, Nichols set a women’s transcontinental record of 16 hours, 59 minutes and 30 seconds, and on her return trip she set a Los Angeles to New York City record of 13 hours, 22 minutes. Nichols fell in love with flying when her...

If you thought aircraft carriers are immune to rough seas, then watch this photo · David Cenciotti | Aircraft carriers are among the world’s most powerful and deadly weapons systems. Even if they can almost freely move across the planet’s ocean to bring their embarked Carrier Air Wing where needed, the flying activity launched by the deck of a flattop can be affected by bad weather and….rough seas...

NASA releases new video of ‘comet of the century’ as it gets set to wiz by Earth at 1.3 million km/h - National Post | For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that’s zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday — U.S. Thanksgiving Day....

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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EAA's B-17 Makes NFL Debut Sunday - EAA | Aluminum Overcast takes pregame flyover at http://www.eaa.org/news/2013/2013-11-21_eaas-b-17-makes-nfl-debut-sunday.aspLambeau Field | November 21, 2013 - One of America's most historic military aircraft will fly over one of football's most venerable sites on Sunday, as EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast performs the pregame flyover at Lambeau Field before the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game at noon (CST).

Open Letter to Our Air Race Fans - Reno Air Racing Association | Dear Air Race Supporters, On the heels of a spectacular and historic 50th National Championship Air Races, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) is looking forward to the next 50 years. This year's event marked a recovery from the many emotional, financial and operational challenges of the last three years. The crowds were back, the weather was good and the racing was thrilling and safe. However, as we work to build for the future, we are faced with a set of significant challenges posed in the wake of a third year of financial losses. As a not-for-profit organization, RARA is committed to preserving and growing air racing and we are dedicated to creating long-term financial sustainability. As such, we have carefully evaluated our current financial position and we have been forced to make some agonizing and difficult decisions. Effective immediately, we have implemented furloughs and wage and benefit reductions on all RARA staff. Additionally, we have made the heartbreaking decision to eliminate certain positions....

Reno Air Racing Association Announces Cuts - KTVN | The president of the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced Friday the implementation of furloughs, wage and benefit reductions; as well as the elimination of certain positions, effective immediately...

Jimmy Graham, an NFL Star Takes Off - Men's Journal | Graham has been defying expectations for so long now, he doesn't bat an eye when nonbelievers scoff at his latest ambition – to become a competitive airplane racer in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. "In my life," he says, "the sky is ...

The Family Legacy Continues, Col.Paul Tibbets IV Qualifies on B-52 · Warbirds News | The grandson of the pilot whose historic World War II mission helped end that conflict set a milestone of his own Thursday.Col. Paul Tibbets IV, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of operations, was certified to fly the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, making him one of a handful of fliers qualified to fly all three of the U.S. Air Force’s bomber platforms. He flew the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit bombers during previous assignments...

Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham inquest: Shocking footage will not be shown ... - This is Lincolnshire | Distressing amateur film footage of Red Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham being ejected from his aircraft will not be shown publicly at his inquest, a coroner has ruled. Flight Lieutenant Cunningham, 35, died after his ejector seat fired while his Hawk T1 ...
   
Flying Tigers' 70th anniversary exhibition kicks off in Taipei - China Post | TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan military yesterday kicked off an exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese-American Composite Wing (CACW) in commemoration of this joint organization that represents one of the strongest ...

Wright Brothers History Questioned by Gustave Whitehead Historian | TIME.com | ...Without Jane’s involvement, Brown’s research and website – gustave-whitehead.com – would’ve likely been relegated to the far reaches of the Internet. With Jane’s on board, however, Brown appeared to have tipped history’s scales in favor of Whitehead for the first time. But a number of aviation historians and academics are lining up against Brown, including those at the Smithsonian, the longtime home of the Wright Flyer. “When you get right down to it, to the Whitehead claim, there is – no – evidence,” says Crouch, the Smithsonian’s curator. “None.” Born in Dayton, Ohio, where the Wright Brothers grew up and tested many of their planes, Crouch has been with the Smithsonian for almost four decades. He wrote a book chronicling the Wrights’ achievements as well as a history of aviation from kites to manned space flight. In 2000, President Bill Clinton appointed Crouch to the Chairmanship of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board....

Santa to visit New England Air Museum · General Aviation News Staff | WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour Friday, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa, who will meet and pose for photos with children between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will have a gift for each child...

T-6 formation - Apron 6 | Two more photo’s from one the photoflights during the Hahnweide treffen. We were lucky to have these two T-6's next to the Dornier. The first one is a behind the scenes photo showing how it is done. The second one shows one of the T-6's flying above the forrest. As the sun was already […]

Maintenance Airmen keep A-10s in the air - ACC | U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam http://www.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123371782Fingleman, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans an A-10 Thunderbolt II canopy prior to flight Nov. 18, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The A-10 Thunderbolt II can be serviced and operated from austere bases with limited facilities near battle areas.

This is what happens inside an AC-130U Gunship firing 105mm projectiles - The Aviationist | The following footage shows  Special Missions Aviation Airmen during preflight, and live fire training mission aboard a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command AC-130U gunship over Hurlburt Field and the Eglin Air Force Base range [photos]

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Airplane enthusiast builds life-size replicas out of scrap metal - The Globe and Mail | ...Their front lawn now features a 1918 DR1 Fokker (the same kind of plane the Red Baron flew), a 1916 Sopwith Camel (cartoon character Snoopy's plane), a 1944 Spitfire Mark 9 and its rival, a 1944 Messerschmitt ME 109 G, modelled after German flying ace Adolf Galland’s plane (although, in this case, it’s a mustached mannequin setting at the controls). Although the planes are static and don’t fly, the rudders and other controls are operational....

Former CAP cadet joins Air Force, becomes 'Master Air Pilot' - Headline News - Civil Air Patrol | KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- As a child, he was inspired by meeting a commercial airline pilot as he walked down the aisle greeting passengers. At 15, he completed his first solo in an AT-6 Texan World War II trainer and went on to serve four years in Civil Air Patrol. Now after nearly 24 years of service, he is being recognized for his accomplishments as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Meet Lt. Col. Alexander Newuman, chief pilot of the 1st Special Opeations Squadron at Kadena Air Base, who was presented a Master Air Pilot Certificate from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators’ based in London, England, during a recent banquet at the Guildhall in London.

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Relocation will allow air show to expand, organizers say - Post-Tribune | FAIR OAKS — Air show enthusiasts will have to head about 45 miles south next summer when the South Shore Air Show relocates to Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County. The unique partnership was announced by the two entities in a news conference Thursday and shifts the focus of the air show from the shoreline to the only agritourism venue of its kind in the state...

St. Tammany CAP participates in regional fly-in, salutes veterans - CAP | LOUISIANA – The St. Tammany Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol recently participated in the St. Tammany Regional Airport Fly-In, which included a salute to U.S. veterans. Sixteen single and multi-engine civilian and prior military aircraft landed at the airport. “It was an honor to serve the pilots, especially the veterans,” said St. Tammany squadron Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Sarah Nogueras. Joining the St. Tammany squadron at the fly-in were the Billy Mitchell Senior Squadron from New Orleans and the Ponchartrain and Alvin Callendar composite squadrons.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: L-39 Albatross Is the Jet of Choice for Airshows - The Aero http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2013/11/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2013-l-39.htmlExperience | Airshow organizers across the country faced a dilemma during the 2013 season: what jet aircraft performers to offer in the place of the idled USAF Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet teams. In some cases, the entire event collapsed for lack of a suitable substitute for the excitement of these military jet team headliners, while other airshow organizers persevered with innovative civilian jet teams and solo acts that successfully...

Video: Big jet that landed at wrong airport takes off safely - WTHR | WICHITA -The Boeing 747 jumbo cargo jet that mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport yesterday evening, instead of at a nearby Air Force base where it was supposed to land, took off safely Thursday afternoon. The runway at the airport in Wichita is just 6,100 feet long -- much shorter than it should be for the takeoff of a plane like that. But airport officials said the plane should be able to take off....

'Flying Tigers' exhibition celebrates ROC-US air squad - Focus Taiwan News Channel | Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) An exhibition opened Friday to commemorate military cooperation between the United States and Republic of China during World War II, marking 70 years since the establishment of the Flying Tigers air squads. The exhibition, which features photos, relics and even a combat flight simulator, memorializes the contributions of the squads of American and Chinese pilots -- and brings back old memories for some...

Andre is Pilot of the Year - Kormorant | Hartbeespoort paragliding pilot, Andre Rainsford-Alberts, was awarded the coveted Lewis-Lang Trophy at the annual Aero Club of South Africa Awards function recently. This trophy is awarded to the 'Pilot of the Year'. This is the first time a ...

The Birth of American Aerobatics - Hiller Aviation Museum | In January 1910, the first air show in the United States was held at Dominguez, California, just a short road or rail journey from Los Angeles. Over a quarter million people flocked to the meet, with most seeing an airplane fly for the first time in their lives...

San Diego Air & Space Museum receives Atlas rocket film collection - San Diego Source | Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance have donated about 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film on Atlas space launch vehicles and missiles to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The collection will be digitized and put online for public access...

Meet Fitz Fulton - Air & Space Magazine | The photograph shows a boy of five or six, jug-eared and happy, holding on to the wing strut of a biplane. Taken in rural Blakely, Georgia, in the early 1930s, the image captures the joy afforded by small pleasures during hard times. But what boy would not be cheered by being close to a real, honest-to-goodness airplane? His mother evidently sensed the effect on her son, for she labeled the photo “1st. Love.”...

CAF Officially Votes to Relocate Headquarters 11/21/13 - KOSA | Midland - Officials with the Commemorative Air Force have confirmed that the headquarters is leaving West Texas. CAF members had to vote on the proposal earlier this year, for it to become final, 75 percent of the votes had to be in favor. Well the numbers are in and according to CAF President Stephan Brown, it passed by 75 point one percent, passing by only two or three votes...

Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Completes Carrier Tests - Aero-News Network | The Navy concluded another round of carrier testing Nov. 19 to further demonstrate and evaluate the X-47B unmanned air system integration within the aircraft carrier environment. Tests aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) included deck handling, carrier approaches and landings in off-nominal wind conditions, digitized ship systems interfaces, and concept of operations development...

Zee.Aero's flying car concept would fit in a standard parking space - Gizmag | Zee.Aero, a small company located near the GooglePlex, home to Google, is working on a flying car concept that can take off and land vertically using a plethora of small electric motors turning four-bladed propellers. According to illustrations ...

Friday, November 8, 2013

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From our friends at Fencecheck - here's what we can look forward to this weekend:

11/08/13 |  Blue Angels Homecoming 2013
11/09/13 |  Cancelled - Aviation Nation 2013
11/09/13 |  Warbirds Over Monroe 2013
11/09/13 |  ExpoShow México 2013
11/10/13 |  Remembrance Sunday - Wings and Wheels 2013

Daredevil wing walker prepares for Monroe air show this weekend - Charlotte Observer | She's part of the rarefied daredevil culture of wing walking and will perform at the annual Warbirds Over http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/07/4447422/daredevil-wing-walker-prepares.html#.UnxTAOL4tbcMonroe air show, the only event of its kind in the Charlotte area and one of the larger nonmilitary air shows on the East Coast. In addition to ...

Air show ban – what air show ban? - The DEW Line | ...If the most recent list of planned exhibiting aircraft is to be believed, the US Air Force should have an F-15E, F-22, B-1B and C-130J in town, with the navy also due to fly in an E-2C. For its part, the Marine Corps is down as likely to bring four MV-22Bs, an AH-1Z and a UH-1Y....

Elkhart Warbird Gathering Weekend 2013 - Photorecon.net | Elkhart, Indiana again played host to the The Warbird Gathering Weekend.  Generally this town plays host to much slower, not to mention larger, aircraft as it is the preferred staging area for airships traveling East and West especially for Notre Dame and Chicago Bears football games.  But lately the municipal airport has welcomed vintage aircraft to its airstrip.  This year’s theme featured Mike Gillian’s Wildcat and the 75th anniversary of the North American T-6 Texan...

Great Georgia Airshow Flies High With Record Attendance and Record Volunteer Support for the Commemorative Air Force - PR Web | For 15 years, the Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) maintained a reputation in the air show circuit as one of the best shows in the southeast and a favorite for aviation aficionados seeking a fan friendly experience...

Inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show Announces Show Dates and Headlining Act, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels - 4-traders | The Los Angeles County Air Show today announced its inaugural 2014 show dates, ticket availability and headlining act, U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The Show, scheduled for March 21-22, 2014, at William J. Fox Airport, will ...

Next Generation Of Red Bull Air Race Pilots An International Group - Aero-News Network | Qualification Training Underway In Texas The eagerly-anticipated news that the Red Bull Air Race will return in 2014 has been met with overwhelming excitement from fans, pilots and journalists around the world. It has now been revealed that there will be a new dimension to the Championship, bringing fresh flying talent to the race track and nurturing the next generation of race pilots.

Flightpath Latest Issue 2013 - Australian Flying | Featuring the B-25 Mitchell and the Reno Air Races, this issue contains also the great news about Australia's second airworthy CAC Avon Sabre and the RAAF Museum's Boxkite replica. Gracing the cover is the substantially modified, Lewis Air Racing's 232 ...

30-minute WEDU Interview With Kermit Weeks · Warbirds News | Last week WEDU,a PBS member station based in Tampa serving the 16 counties of West Central Florida, aired a very interesting interview of Kermit Weeks.Warbird enthusiasts who followed Kermit’s blog and Facebook page have wondered what is that the iconic warbird mogul is working on. Kermit said on his Facebook profile:”I thought they did a good job . . . and now a significant part of my metaphysical cat is “out of the bag.I live in a different reality than most and this is just the tip of the iceberg.”...

Flight honors 4 Pearl Harbor survivors - MyFox Phoenix | Four veterans were honored in Mesa Thursday.  These courageous men were at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Dec. 7, 1941. Now these vets are getting a chance to fly above the skies of Arizona! These four veterans received a special honor flight at the Commemorative Air Force Museum...

Pioneer female aviator was from Berks - Reading Eagle | Women pilots in Los Angeles drafted the first set of rules and regulations for air racing and developed an official timekeeping system, the old system being honor based. The AWTAR became affectionately known as the "Powder Puff Derby," based on...

British female pilot’s epic journey from South Africa to UK in vintage Stearman biplane - The Aviationist | On Nov. 2 2013 Tracey Curtis-Taylor started her lonely, 6-week long air journey from Cape Town in South Africa to Goodwood, England in a 70 year old Boeing Stearman. This surely brings back memories of epic long early 20th century long range flights, like Charles Lindbergh‘s journey across the Atlantic or Amelia Earhart’s flight. The feeling of pioneership is even more pronunced by the name of the little plane – Spirit of Artemis...

A legendary pilot - The Southland Times | After a year at Lincoln University, the former Waitaki Boys boarder decided university wasn't for him and in his late teens he trained for his pilot's licence at the Fiordland Aero Club. It was the launch of what has been an impressive career, logging ...

Aviation Fascination Nov. 14 at Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa - newszap.com | The Mesa Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Aviation Fascination Nov. 14. Attendees will get a close-up look at the Boeing Apache Attack Helicopter, a helicopter used in the invasion of Panama, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Not only that, but visitors will be able to relive the feeling of a pilot as they enter the B-17 bomber featured at the event. B-17s were used to strategically bomb European targets in World War II...

Last Flight for Iconic Helicopter - Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.- A UH-1N Huey landing aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., is not unfamiliar for the area, but the one that landed on Nov. 5, 2013 marked the end of an era for the iconic aircraft. Senior leadership of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit ended their 2013 deployment from the 5th Fleet and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility by flying into Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on the last Marine Corps UH-1N to deploy as the service completes the transition to the new UH-1Y...

Iowa Aviation Museum uses video to unveil expansion plans · General Aviation News Staff | The non-profit Iowa Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame has launched an ambitious expansion program. It has released a video announcing the $5 million capital improvement project.

RAF Museum In Cosford Commemorates The Fallen on Remembrance Sunday · Warbirds News | The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be holding a Remembrance Service paying respect to those Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. For those wishing to pay their respects, the Museum will be holding a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 10th November, allowing visitors to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women. The service will be led by Rev (Sqn Ldr) Eddie Wynn RAF Reserve, Station Chaplain RAF Cosford, in front of the Comet. During the service there will be readings by Commander Jon Milsom RN COS DSAE and Dave Leek, Chairman of the Aerospace Museum Society...

XP-82 Twin Mustang Restoration Project-October Update · Warbirds News | We’re able to report significant progress in the restoration to flying condition of Tom Reilly’s North American XP-82 Twin Mustang, and what a project it is. As we recently reported, starting with what was, in essence, a pile of crumpled parts, they’ve taken on the daunting restoration of a prototype of an already exceedingly rare plane...

Secret maps show First World War air raids on Britain - Daily Express | Previously unpublished documents show the path taken by 16 German aeroplanes across Kent and Essex into London during one devastating raid on December 6, 1917. Strategic bombing raids, more commonly associated with http://variety.com/2013/film/news/ron-shelton-walt-becker-tapped-to-direct-flying-tigers-1200806801/The Blitz during the Second World War, were a feature of the Great War from the very start of the conflict...

Ron Shelton, Walt Becker Tapped to Direct 'Flying Tigers' - Variety | Ron Shelton and Walt Becker are set as directors on “Flying Tigers,” a $70 million action drama about the American volunteer pilots who fought in defense of China in WWII. Pitched at AFM by Rex Media, “Tigers” will be formatted as a 10-hour TV miniseries in the U.S. and several territories and as three feature films for theatrical release in China and certain other markets...

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