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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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The story behind Aeroshell’s iconic cow poster · General Aviation News | As many of you read this, you may be on your way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, slated for July 28-Aug. 3. I hope to be there this year and may see some of you. I always enjoy Oshkosh, but one of my best memories is of the 1993 Aeroshell Speed Dash and the world-renowned cow poster. If you have not seen a cow poster, you’ve missed the absolute peak of general aviation advertisement. How it happened is another story....

Two rare Fairchild 71s bring rich aviation history to AirVenture * The Oshkosh Northwestern | The plane originally appeared in a Fairchild sales brochure for the 1928 Hamilton Aviation Fair in Ontario, Canada. It was marketed as corporate transportation. The plane is one of two Fairchild 71s that are set to appear at this year's AirVenture...

Fly-In Theater a hidden AirVenture treasure * The Oshkosh Northwestern | Although the Ford Fly-In Theater has been a part of the AirVenture experience for about 10 years, the profile of the event reached a new height last year with a record crowd of about 15,000 attending the advance screening of Disney's movie "Planes."...

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy caps 'Salute to Veterans' Friday at EAA AirVenture * The Oshkosh Northwestern | The veteran-focused celebration, hosted by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans, has drawn huge crowds in recent years. The band performs a style of music that's been passed from generation to generation, almost like family tradition,...

Biggest Donation Yet for #Oshbash Raises the Bar Again · Dan Pimentel, Airplanista Aviation Blog | With this blog's annual #Oshbash meetup now just days away, once again, another aviation company has stepped up to support the concept of a collaboration between the major aviation associations as the path forward to 1,000,000 certified pilots. And with their donation of the biggest door prize yet, Aero Glass is giving you one more big reason to attend the event Airplanista is hosting on Tuesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM in the Press Tent at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh....

The Blue Angels return July 31 * Mercer Island Reporter Staff | The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of I-90 across Lake Washington in order to accommodate air show practices and performances of the six Navy F/A-Hornets jets during a four-day period...

Harrier jet to be among top attractions at LV Air Show * WFMZ Allentown | Former Marine Art Nalls, who owns and pilots the plane, receives three or four requests for air show appearances every day, which he said makes his Harrier the most sought-after aircraft in the world -- more than the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds combined.

Jet team to perform at LV Airshow * WFMZ Allentown | tannery: Organizers of the Lehigh Valley Air Show say a performer from last year is making a return this year. The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority met with the media today at the airport to announce the return of the Black Diamonds Jet Team...

Free flights? Indeed... at Friday Harbor Fly In, and the day before * Journal of the San Juan Islands | Westwind Aviation and Cessna Aircraft have joined forces to offer free flights in conjunction with the Friday Harbor Fly-In. On Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, Westwind will host Cessna's “Discover Flying Challenge” flight program, which introduces...

Event offers rides in Hueys and Cobras * Dothan Eagle (blog) | On Saturday at the Dothan Regional Airport, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum and Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark will offer rides in legacy helicopters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for the continued support and...

Thrills await at Greenwood Lake Air Show * The West Milford Messenger | A very rare P51-C model Mustang, flown by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), will perform fly-bys. Rounding out the lineup are air show greats Gary Ward, Raiders Demo Team, Greg Connell, Jerry McCart, and Kevin Russo in his vintage SNJ warbird...

Air show boss delighted with displays and trade days * gethampshire.co.uk | Farnborough International Limited chairman Shaun Ormrod told Get Hampshire about some of the highlights at this year's air show. The Vulcan, Typhoon and Harrier planes were just some of the attractions that flew over, and drowned out, the boss of the...

AIRSHOW NEWS: Clacton Air Show line-up continues to take shape * UK Airshow News - http://www.airshows.org.uk/news/2014/07/airshow-news-clacton-air-show-line-up-continues-to-take-shape/Flightline UK | Organisers of Clacton Air Show are promising one of the strongest ever line-ups of aerial displays for the event next month. The Red Arrows, Avro Vulcan, Royal Canadian Lancaster and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are already firmly placed in the programme during August 21 and 22. They are joined by the Sea King Helicopter, Tutor, Autogyro, Essex Air Ambulance, and RAF Tucano. And now the team has also managed to sign up the Breitling Wingwalkers, the Trig Aerobatic Team, Rolls Royce Spitfire, the Bulldog as well as Richard Goodwin and his modified Pitts S2S G-EWIZ...

AIRSHOW NEWS: Air Day all set for Take Off! * UK Airshow News - Flightline UK | Final preparations are taking place to welcome over 30,000 visitors to the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton’s annual International Air Day on Saturday 26 July. Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the award winning show, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events. It promises to be anaction-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground....

Where to watch the Patrouille de France this summer? * Creusot-infos.com | "Who saw the Patrouille https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creusot-infos.com%2Farticle.php%3Fsid%3D39570%26mode%3D%26order%3D0&edit-text=de France wants to see her ..." Thus, the Patrouille de France marvels wherever she goes, wherever it occurs. And all those and all those who have seen can attest, the Patrouille de France is...

WWII bomber at airport * Castanet.net | The visit came about after the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona approached the Penticton Flying Club. So far the plane, that flew the missions over Italy between Nov. 4 and Dec. 31, 1944 has visited Cranbrook, with another stop slated for Victoria.

Woman who flew around world raising ALS awareness * News Dispatch | Pilot CarolAnn Garratt promotes her third book and gave a presentation to the La Porte Aero Club on Saturday at the La Porte Municipal Airport. She is the seventh woman to fly across the world and has flown the trip three times. Proceeds for the book...

Phoenix Home to Arizona's Only Female Law Enforcement Pilot * KFYI | PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Tracking down criminals from the air. You've likely seen the Phoenix Police Department's helicopter around the valley. The pilot is a valley born and raised woman, the only one in the State of Arizona. "When people wanted to be astronauts, people wanted to be this or that, what I wanted to do was this, I wanted to chase bad guys from a helicopter," said Officer Corynn Wittrock. And that is what she loves to do, years later....

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Indy Transponder 22-JUL-2014 1630z

Video: Entertainment Frecce Tricolori in Trapani * DiariodelWeb.it | The exciting exhibition of aerobatic pilots, to the tune of "Nessun dorma" closed in Trapani Fly for Peace, 2014. Astronaut Luca Parmitano was the special guest of the event was born from the desire to promote respect...

The Patrouille de France stopover at the airport  * ladepeche.fr  | The Patrouille de France for a stopover in the airport and the aerobatic team of the Air Force attending the meeting of Marmande, scheduled July 26th in the world championship model aircraft shall stop at Agen . It is even...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/photos/world-war-biplanes-skies-24651967/image-world-war-fighters-fly-24651976World War I Biplanes Take to the Skies * ABC News | Photos: 'The Shuttlesworth Collection' at Old Warden on July 21, 2014 in Biggleswade, England.

Skies Over AirVenture Oshkosh to be Filled with Hartzell Propeller Performers * AviationPros.com | In addition, Hartzell Propeller continues to partner with three of the world's greatest aerobatic performers – aviation superstars Sean D. Tucker, Michael Goulian, and Matt Chapman – who will all be flying exciting exhibitions at Oshkosh. “As a company...

Concorde Battery Hosts Superstars at AirVenture * AviationPros.com | Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to host Aerobatic Superstars throughout this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Please join us for daily “Meet and Greet” opportunities with Aerobatics' biggest names and have a personalized poster signed.

Oshkosh 2014 And The AirPigz Bacon Parties! (Hog Heaven : ) * AirPigz | Oshkosh 2014 is almost here! That means the widest variety of airplanes, the coolest collection of aviators, and of course... a side order of bacon! The Bacon Parties are on different days this year so take note that you...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin * The Aero Experience | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 attracted the top airshow performers in the industry, and two of those performers carry on the tradition of two legendary aviation families: Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin. Matt Younkin flew the Beech 18, "Magic by Moonlight," in a carefully choreographed series of rolling and looping maneuvers perfected by his father, Bobby Younkin. The performance is flown both day and night, with the day performance shown here. During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 we...

Hawgsmoke 2014 * Photorecon.net | On July 9-12, 2014, 14 different A-10 squadrons from across the country participated in the biannual gunnery competition called HAWGSMOKE! The 2014 Hawgsmoke competition was hosted by the 357th Fighter Squadron (The Dragons) based...

Sunderland Airshow 2014: Everything you need to know in our essential guide * ChronicleLive | Sunderland Airshow 2014 takes to the skies this weekend with incredible aerial displays, acrobatics, vintage aircraft and, back on the ground, music and family entertainment. The free annual event will be in the air above Roker and Seaburn from July 25...

The Farnborough Airshow 2014: A photographer's view ... · geoffrey | The Farnborough International Airshow 2014 opened in the usual fashion with a flypast from the Royal Air Force's Red Arrows, making two passes over a packed crowd of industry professionals in sunny Hampshire.

Florida Aviation Network to raffle off flight in T-6 Texan · General Aviation News | ORLANDO, Florida —The Florida Aviation Network , in partnership with Stallion 51 Corporation, is raffling off a chance to fly in the T-6 Texan “THANG.” Stallion 51 Corporation’s T-6 Texan was built at the end of 1944 and was eventually stationed in Hawaii after the war. It carries the nickname “THANG” because of the original Territory of Hawaii Air National Guard markings on the side-panel...

Marines showcase Osprey in Sapporo Air Show * DVIDS | Andrew W. O'Donnell Jr., the deputy commander of United States Forces, Japan as part of the Sapporo Air Show at Sapporo Okadama Airport, July 20. More than 50,000 spectators viewed U.S. and Japan military and commercial aircraft that were either on...

The newest Red Bull Air Race! by Rex Pemberton | The last 4 days has been simply unbelievable. Red Bull just hosted the first ever 4 cross wingsuit race! Melissa and I were lucky enough to be invited to compete along with the top 52 wingsuit pilots in the world. Red Bull Aces features a first-ever wingsuit competition format, with four wingsuit flyers racing head-to-head through a four-gate course suspended in the air.We reach speeds of...

Vulcan · apron6 | Last few days were really great. On Sunday Eric and I set of for a trip to Farnborough to catch the Vulcan behind the Skyvan. Back in 2011 we did our first Vulcan flight and then I thought it would be a once in a lifetime…

Meet B-29 pilot Debbie Travis King * The Oshkosh Northwestern | Debbie Travis King is the only woman in the world since 1943 authorized to fly the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, which she pilots aboard the Commemorative Air Force's FIFI, the only airworthy B-29 left.

Today in 1933: Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in th... · National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian | Today in 1933: Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in the Lockheed 5C Vega Winnie Mae in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. He landed at Floyd Bennett Field in New York, which is where he posed for this picture about a month earlier.

Spirit of St. Louis· Passion pour l'aviation | On July 13, if you were on the ground at Le Bourget the http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/blogspot/JTGq/%7E3/uDQBYbYnJTA/spirit-of-st-louis.htmlcentenary of the airport, you have not believe your eyes when Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" and ask if you had not jumped in time in 1927, waiting for you to take photos Charles Lindbergh off the plane. In fact, this one is a reproduction of the "Spirit of St. Louis" which was carried in cargo plane from Florida, owned by American collector Kermitt Weeks. Lack of time, testing after reassembly, necessary for a demonstration flight, could not be realized. so it was only exposed in static, which is already outstanding in itself....

Bernard 191 GR n°1 "France" * Passion pour l'aviation | Maybe you know Bernard GR 191 # 2 most known as "Canary Bird" in the Museum of Aeronautics and Space at Le Bourget, with whom Jean Assollant, René Lefèvre and Lotti Armand realized the French first nonstop crossing of the North Atlantic in the west to east on 13 and 14 June 1929? But you know Bernard GR 191 No. 1 "France" with which Louis Coudouret, wanted to try crossing the North Atlantic from West to East? Coudouret Louis, born in 1896, engages in December 1914 as...

 B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – June-July Update | WarbirdsNews is pleased to present the latest details surrounding the Warbirds Of Glory Museum’s ongoing restoration of the “Sandbar Mitchell” in Brighton, Michigan. It’s been just over a year since the recovery team lifted the center section, the heart and soul of the aircraft, from its crash site near Fairbanks, Alaska, and so much has happened in the interim. Here is what took place in June and early July…

In B-17 flight, UWO student-veteran finds deep connection to grandfather's war ... * UW Oshkosh Today | Brewer's grandfather, Llewellyn Bredeson, served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Brewer said his grandfather's B-17 was shot down during its first mission in 1944. Bredeson spent 16 months as a prisoner of war after the ...

Here’s how Israel managed to get three second hand B-17 Flying Fortress bombers * The Aviationist | The B-17 Flying Fortress bombers were acquired thanks to Al Schwimmer, a World War II USAAF (United States Army Air Force) flight engineer that during the second half of 1947 purchased and delivered the surplus transport aircraft that eventually built up the Israeli Air Force Air Transport Command.  Schwimmer (the founder and first CEO of Israel Aerospace Industries) found the future Israeli bombers among the Flying Fortress aircraft already flying with the numerous start-up airlines formed after the end of WWII....

First aviation mechanic display added to Air Force Museum · General Aviation News | The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum’s Early Years Gallery July 21...

Manned Space Exploration Is Crucial for Our Future  | Robots are important, but not enough. by Tom Harris and Dr. Charles Laughlin | Forty-five years ago yesterday, more than a half-billion people watched Neil Armstrong become the first human being to set foot on another celestial body. Necessary and impressive though they are, no robotic explorer could ever generate so much attention. We want to go. People yearn to explore space and the planets, if not ourselves personally, at least vicariously through our astronaut proxies....

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Indy Transponder 11-JUL-2014 2345z

Greg Koontz to receive 2014 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship · General Aviation News | Greg Koontz has been named the 2014 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. Koontz is known throughout North America and parts of Latin America as a foremost authority on American Champion Super Decathlon aircraft, according to officials with World Airshow News, which bestows the award...

Amelia Rose Earhart | Everyone has oceans to cross... Today, Amelia and I cross one together. Thank you to everyone who has joined us as we flew around this big, beautiful world. I felt like we all shared a bit of Amelia's passion for adventure in the process....

Weekend Calendar * Fencecheck | All your weekend shows are listed by our friends at the link. fencecheck.com

History major embraces Blue Angels traditions * Pensacola News Journal | Blue Angels pilot Mark Tedrow is a quintessential aviator at Pensacola Naval Air Station: a Naval Academy graduate who loves his job with the elite flight team and especially enjoys buzzing the crowd at the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show. Lt Mark...

Saturday fly-in/air show: It will be loud * Valley Courier | “It's a lot of noise,” said Del Norte and former Army pilot Vern McCallister, who will fly his World War-II era T-6 in this Saturday's SLV Pilot's Association Fly In and Air Show based out of the SLV Regional Airport in Alamosa. “It's what the people...

Video: Jets Over Kentucky offers small-scale airshow in Lebanon * WDRB | An annual event - held in Lebanon, Kentucky - gives new meaning to the term "forever young."...

Latest Newsletter! * Planes Of Fame News | Read our newly released Newsletter, Vol.38, No. 2

Video: Yankee Lady take off at Waterloo Air Show * International Council of Air Shows

New BBC Two documentary follows RAF's Red Arrows * seenit.co.uk | The Red Arrows, the RAF's world famous display team, are being showcased in a new BBC Two documentary which airs later this month. One of the nation's true icons, the team celebrates 50 seasons of world-famous displays this year and acts as the public...

The Patrouille de France will eventually happen that late Monday morning ...  * La Voix du Nord (translated) | Big disappointment this morning for all lovers of airplanes. Considering the awful weather which prevails in the Valenciennes region, the Patrouille de France (PAF) is not arrived at Valenciennes as expected. The eight drivers will stand on the tarmac late Monday that...

AIRSHOW NEWS: Farnborough Airshow selects Midair Squadron XH134 for Flying Display * UK http://www.airshows.org.uk/news/2014/07/airshow-news-farnborough-airshow-selects-midair-squadron-xh134-for-flying-display/Airshow News - Flightline UK | Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire: The world’s only airworthy Canberra PR9 (XH134) will form part of the flying display at this year’s Farnborough Airshow on 19th – 20th July 2014. Having successfully passed the display validation for the public event on Monday, XH134 will be in prestigious company, joining the flight programme featuring the RAF Red Arrows and Avro Vulcan XH558. She will continue to remain on static display for the duration of the public event as well....

Sponsor of Earhart search wants suit to continue * Seattle PI | ...The group is concentrating now on analyzing a piece of aircraft aluminum, about the size of a dinner tray, discovered on the island in the 1990s, Gillespie said. While the rivet pattern on the piece didn't match the Lockheed Electra, he said they're now focusing on whether it could be conclusively identified as a patch that was placed on Earhart's plane before it disappeared. "It's always so ironic to be working on this stuff, and then at the same time fighting a lawsuit that says, 'Ah, you found the thing years ago,' " Gillespie said....

Only flying B-29 in the world flies into Boise * KTVB | BOISE -- It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight for many at the Boise Airport Thursday as three World War II aircraft were flown in by the Commemorative Air Force. "The Commemorative Air Force is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to keeping...

B-17 wreckage a haunting hike * Colorado Springs Gazette | On June 13, 1944, an Army Air Corps B-17 flying a training mission out of Rapid City, S.D., went off course and slammed into a snow-covered mountainside a quarter mile from the Flowers Trail, killing four of 10 on board. Seventy years later, the...

Reliving historic mail run into our fair city * Wangaratta Chronicle | Historic and unique planes, including some belonging to members of Wangaratta Aero Club, will take part in a re-enactment of the first air mail run in 1914. Frenchman Maurice Guillaux flew a Bleriot XI aircraft from Melbourne to Sydney from July 16-18...

New exhibit for kids opens at Hampton's Virginia Air and Space Center * Daily Press | Put on a spacesuit, build a pillow rocket, drive a lunar craft, inspect moon dust or sleep strapped to the wall in the new permanent exhibit for preschoolers at the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton. The "Space Racers" exhibit celebrates its grand...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: David Martin and Kirby Chambliss * The Aero Experience | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is well known for attracting top-tier aerial entertainment, and we continue our photo essay series featuring David Martin in the Breitling CAP 232 and Kirby Chambliss in the Red Bull Edge 540. Martin is a third generation pilot with both military and civilian flying experience. Chambliss began flying at an early age, becoming the youngest Southwest Airlines pilot at age 24 and their youngest captain at age 28. He later became 5-time U.S. Aerobatic Champion and 2-time Red Bull Racing Champion. We present both here with highlights from their airshow routines...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Cropdusters! * The Aero Experience | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 featured two prominent agricultural aircraft: the Air Tractor AT-502B with P&W Canada PT6A-34AG engine and a Thrush S2R-H80 with GE H80-100 engine (also on display in front of the GE exhibit). The Air Tractor was similar to the AT-301 model used to represent "Dusty" from the movie Planes, and at times they were both static display together. The Thrush flew in the airshows, including a full hopper drop. Here are some views of both aircraft...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival begins in Battle Creek * WWMT-TV | The Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival kicks off Wednesday in Battle Creek and Newschannel 3 is a proud sponsor of the event. Dozens of hot air balloons will be launched into the sky from the W.K. Kellogg Airport. The event...

Thunderbirds highlight AirVenture airshows · General Aviation News | EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, with performances set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. These performances are part of the daily afternoon airshows at Oshkosh on each of those days....

Planes fly in for Wings Over North Georgia air show * Northwest Georgia News | Two T-28 Trojans that flew in Vietnam land Tuesday afternoon at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The planes, from the Hixson Museum of Flight, will stay at the Rome airport until this year's Wings Over North Georgia airshow...

45th Annual Cracker Fly-In July 5, 2014 * LakeLanier.com | The 45th Annual Cracker Fly-In at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Airport is the best July 4th weekend deal in North Georgia. Need a cool place to take the kids on Saturday, July 5th, 2014, that won't cost more than your first car? For $3 per adult and zero ...

Just Aircraft plans Just Plane Fun Days · General Aviation News | WALHALLA, S.C. — Just http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/02/just-aircraft-plans-just-plane-fun-days/Aircraft will sponsor Just Plane Fun Days Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 (Labor Day weekend) at Brass Town Airport, near Brass Town, North Carolina...

Roaring back: Eurofighter pilots excited about return to Bournemouth Air Festival * Bournemouth Echo | THE daredevil airmen who pilot the Eurofighter Typhoon have told of their excitement about the upcoming Bournemouth Air Festival. Last year marked a return to the event for the iconic jet after a three-year absence, during which time it had been used...

Cielo Aperto Airshow Report · Warbirds News |  From May 20th to June 1st, Locarno airport in http://www.warbirdsnews.com/airshow-news/cielo-aperto-airshow-report.htmlSwitzerland, just north of Milan, Italy, hosted several events to celebrate its 75th anniversary. The airfield hosts a mixture of general aviation and military aircraft. The main celebration centered around the Cielo Aperto (Open Skies) air show held over the weekend of May 31st/June 1st. The display featured several warbirds and vintage aircraft, as well as general aviation and Swiss Air Force assets....

The Patrouille de France will fly over the Millau Viaduct * Translated | The Patrouille de France has flown over the Millau Viaduct on July 25, with its famous tricolor smoke. A passage in the festivities related to the tenth anniversary of the book....

Friuli Venezia Giulia is promoted with the Frecce Tricolori * Translated | The Agency Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia follow the Frecce Tricolori in some of their performances in summer, on a tour that gets promotion for the area that houses the training center of the beloved aerobatic team....

Unique Traveling Exhibit Honoring Tuskegee Airmen on display at Mason City Airport · Red Tail Squadron | A rare WWII Corsair and Stearman will be on display next to North Iowa Air Service at the Mason City Airport on July 10-12th. Accompanying the aircraft is the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, showing a short movie call “RISE ABOVE” that focuses on...

Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum — a community nexus · Travel for Aircraft | The Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum (NASFL Museum) opened last year and we were able to revisit to see how the work had progressed. Happily, it has progressed quite well and is also becoming a gravity well...

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CAF and EAA Joins Forces for “Heavy Bombers Weekend” in July · Warbirds News | In a second annual rare gathering of World War II-era aircraft the CAF and EAA are joining forces for a “Heavy Bombers Weekend” in Madison, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture. The 3-day event starts Friday, July 25, 2014 and will feature an airworthy B-25 Mitchell Miss Mitchell; the B-17 Aluminum Overcast; and the P-51 Mustang Gunfighter. Other attending aircraft include a T-6 Texan, Canadian Harvard MK IV, Vultee BT-13, Ryan PT-22, L-5 Sentinel, T-33 Shooting Star and an OV-1 Mohawk. Most of the airplanes will be...

Airplane club sponsors bus trip to Air & Space Center * New Bern Sun Journal | The New Bern Flyin' Bears, EAA Chapter 1171, is sponsoring a one-day trip to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Center on Aug. 16. Participation is open to the public on a space-available basis. The cost is $75 per person. The Udvar-Hazy Center,...

Updates from Scholarship Recipients * Girls with Wings

Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Recap: 30-JUN-2014

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Dayton Air Show wows thousands * Dayton Daily News | “They're awesome,” said Nadaud, wearing a NASA t-shirt as the six F/A-18 jets thundered over the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Nadaud and his wife, Julie, were part of a crowd of thousands who spilled through the gates of the air show at Dayton...

Flying with a legend * Piqua Daily Call | I was to be given an honor of my own, an aerobatic flying lesson, courtesy of Sean Tucker. Tucker is a fun and entertaining man to be around. There is “that” point, when planning a flight or actually flying, that Tucker is all business. While still...

Wide open skies at Hill air show - Standard-Examiner | HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of eyes were glued to the sky Saturday, as some of the country’s best aerial performers “knife-edged” “dived” and “hammered” their way through the air as part of the 2014 Warriors Over The Wasatch: Power Of Airmen air show open house at Hill Air Force Base.  The Hill team that helped organized the event put Saturday’s crowd at about 200,000 people....

Air force secretary gets sick flying with Thunderbirds * Washington Times | Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became “violently ill” during a ride with the storied Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team this week.  Commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., thought it would be good PR to invite the relatively new secretary for a flight with its most famous squadron. Amid tight defense spending, there is pressure to demonstrate the worth of the Thunderbirds, which is back in the air show business after having been grounded last year when sequestration took hold...

Annual Waterloo Air Show takes flight for thousands of spectators - CTV News | All eyes were on the sky today for the annual Waterloo Air Show. Thousands came to check out the sights and very loud sounds of the aircraft, at the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The first of two days, the airshow runs with a variety of planes both in the air and on the ground. Though it might not be for everyone, it was quite an experience for the Dittmer family, who came to the show for the first time....

Taking flight: News reporter Charles Lefebvre would not be denied a ride again - Medicine Hat News | Story time: Shortly after I began working at the Medicine Hat News, the Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey arrived in Medicine Hat, and I was scheduled to take part in the media ride. I love aviation. My father served in the Air Force for 23 years as an aircraft mechanic and my grandfather Gordon Charles Blair served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, as a gunner in the Lancaster...

Festival of Speed 2014: Red Arrows rule the skies above Goodwood * Chichester Observer | THOUSANDS of Festival of Speed visitors tore their focus away from the hill climb to spot the Red Arrows fly by at Goodwood today (June 27). The air display by the elite flying squad lasted for at least ten minutes, until the Arrows did a low fly-past...

F-16, F/A-18 and Mig-29′s Solo demos at Roma International Air Show 2014 · David Cenciotti | ...Along with the Frecce Tricolori and Patrouille de France display teams and the usual solo displays by the Italian Air Force’s F-2000, Tornado IDS, AMX and C-27J, Roma International Air Show 2014, didn’t fail to meet the expectations of about 1 million spectators bringing in the skies over Ostia, on the coast to the west of Rome, Italy, some really interesting guests: the Dutch F-16 Demo Team, the Belgian Air Force F-16 demo team, the Swiss Air Force F-18 demo and the Polish Air Force Mig-29 demo....

Photos: The Patrouille de France and many other Sunday in Le Cannet-des-Maures - Var-Matin (translated) | http://www.nicematin.com/diaporama/laviation-legere-de-larmee-de-terre-fete-ses-60-ans-0.1802253.html?idx=22#top-diapoOn the occasion of 60 years of general aviation of the Army (Alat), School of Cannet Moorish hosts a spectacular airshow Sunday | Year after year, the airshow EALAT has become an appointment reference material. Since Friday, from all over France, dozens of "spotters", these enthusiasts aéronautisme weighted cameras and video planquent around the base Lejay, multiplying clichés As the aircraft (helicopters and aircraft, military and civilian, flaming or antique ...) arise Cannet...

Oklahoma Warbirds take off in Wolfe Field - Duncan Banner | DUNCAN — The breezy weekend didn’t take all of the fun out of the first Warbirds radio control air show held just south of Bray on Friday and Saturday.  Over 50 Pilots from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas joined together from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days to put on a show that audiences wouldn’t forget...

History on the move - The Register-Guard | COTTAGE GROVE — At age 70, Doug Kindred says he’s the junior member of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society’s board of directors.  So it pleased him greatly to see youngsters roaming the grounds of Jim Wright Field at Cottage Grove State Airport on Saturday, checking out classic aircraft and automobiles during the historical society’s first-ever Wings & Wheels event...

Transportation Expo, B-17 serve as reminders of Sioux City history - Sioux City Journal | SIOUX CITY | For some, Saturday at the Mid America Museum of Transportation and Aviation’s Transportation Expo was an opportunity to see one of the last flight-capable World War II era B-17 bombers in existence. For others, it was a rare look into a piece of family history....

GALLAGHER: WWII co-pilot from Hawarden returns to sky in B-17 - Sioux City Journal | SERGEANT BLUFF | Thirty seconds after a B-17 bomber lifts from Sioux Gateway Airport on Thursday afternoon, one of its passengers lifts from his seat and steps into the cockpit. "I might have jumped the gun a bit," the passenger says with a smile, admitting he maybe hadn't yet gotten the all-clear from the flight director....

B-29 Super Fortress FiFi Cockpit B&W * Keith Breazeal Video Productions - Amador County Photographer | Cockpit view of the B-29 Super Fortress bomber "FiFi". This photo was taken 7 June 2014 at Mather Field, Ca. during her west coast tour. FiFi was there all weekend allowing for several flights and photo opportunities. I was on the official photo tour that started at 5 am and lasted into the afternoon. Sunrise photos were...

Veteran reunited with Vietnam-era jet at Palm Springs Air Museum - The Desert Sun | PALM SPRINGS – It was like seeing an old friend, Gordon Jenkins said, standing next to "Kombat Kathy," the very F-105D fighter jet he flew on 100 missions over North Vietnam nearly 50 years ago. The plane has been restored and is now one of 10 Vietnam era aircraft on exhibit at the Palm Springs Air Museum...

Women take flight - The Daily Progress  | When Meagan Maynard turned right out of Hollymead with her daughters and niece in tow Saturday, the girls thought they were going to run errands. Ten minutes later, they were on the tarmac at Landmark Aviation, face to face with a line of airplanes gassed up and ready for free flights. There was only one condition: no boys allowed...

NASA Launches 'Flying Saucer' to Test Mars Landing Tech - Space.com  | New NASA gear that could help humanity set up an outpost on Mars has gotten its first test flight.  The space agency launched its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle Saturday (June 28) from Hawaii. Although the first part of the test went well, the vehicle's huge parachute apparently failed to deploy properly — but LDSD engineers are pleased anyway...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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USAF Gen. Wolfenbarger to help open Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by ... * TippNews DAILY | Dayton, Ohio—Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and one of the Air Force's top officers, will take part in opening ceremonies at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger at...

A full roster of air show acts begin to arrive * WDTN | Look for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to fly into town Thursday morning around 9:00 a.m. The team is the headline act at Saturday and Sunday's Vectren Dayton Air Show. Other aerial acts to perform include: Marine Corps C-130 “Fat Albert”; Marine Corps...

Black Diamond Jet Team plans return to Lehigh Valley Airshow * WFMZ Allentown | A fan favorite is making a return appearance at the Lehigh Valley Airshow later this summer. The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority announced on Monday the Black Diamond Jet Team will perform for the second year in a row. Based in Lakeland, Florida,...

Fly Iowa Airshow activities set to kick off this weekend * kwwl.com | For the first time in 13 years, the Iowa City Airport will host a free air show. The weekend event will kick off Saturday, June 28 at the Iowa City Municipal Airport featuring high-intensity aerobatic performers, aerial demonstrations, various...

The third editon of the Rome International Air Show takes place along the ... * Wanted in Rome | The event is billed as among the biggest of its kind in Europe and the highlights include aerial displays from the English Red Arrows, the Patrouille de France, the Patrulla Aguila and ASPA from Spain, the Patrouille Suisse from Switzerland and Team 60...

Flypast Planned for Armed Forces Day Guests · WarbirdsNews  | On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets.The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again participate in this annual event by hosting veterans young and old from all three services. During this...

Surprise aircraft announced for the Flying Legends Air Show * Flightline UK | Saturday 12 and http://www.airshows.org.uk/news/2014/06/airshow-news-surprise-aircraft-announced-for-the-flying-legends-air-show/Sunday 13 July 2014 | The Fighter Collection is delighted to announce a surprise addition to the flying participation for the Flying Legends Air Show 2014.  The Planes of Fame Boeing P-26 Peashooter will cross the Atlantic to display at the Flying Legends Air Show; the only opportunity to see this unique aircraft in action in 2014. You can see the aircraft up-close on the flight line walk before watching it perform a stunning solo display during the afternoon’s flying programme...

Three more flight displays confirmed for Clacton Air Show 2014 * Flightline UK | The line-up for this year’s Clacton Air Show is really beginning to take-off with three more flight displays confirmed as part of the two day programme. The Sea King Helicopter, The Tutor and the Autogyro will take to the skies on both August 21 and 22 to thrill fans...

Apache’s Explosive Display Confirmed at Wings & Wheels * Flightline UK | The Apache Attack Helicopter Display Team will be exploding onto the aerodrome this August Bank Holiday when they join the Wings & Wheels line-up on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August at Dunsfold Aerodrome in, Guildford, Surrey.

WWII bomber open for tours, flights at airport * Toledo Blade | The B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey,” operated by the Arizona Airbase of the Commemorative Air Force in Mesa, Ariz., is at the Grand Aire ramp, 11777 W. Airport Service Rd. Ground viewing and photography opportunities are open to the public...

Morgan Air Racing Team Part 2 * Kingstree News | It was a pleasing sight. A shiny blue T-6 was cranking up. Just a few little checks and we would be headed to Reno. The engine started and seemed to run smoothly. Nothing sounded amiss. Chad shut down the engine and said the idle wasn't set exactly right.

Fly-in offered vintage aircraft * Fort Morgan Times | Aircraft enthusiasts thrilled to the sound and sight of a P-51 Mustang buzzing Fort Morgan Airport at the annual fly-in on Saturday. It did not stop at the airport as about 50 other aircraft did, but it was an amazing sight that harkened back to World...

Vero Air Show a big hit * TCPalm | VERO BEACH — The 2014 Vero Beach Air Show was the biggest event ever on the Treasure Coast, event organizers said in a news release. According to Todd Howder, Vero Beach Air Show board president, the two-day event that ran through May 11 raised ...

Evansville, IN D-Day re-enactment, June 14, 2014 * David Jackson | Here is my report on my trip to http://www.warbirdsandairshows.com/Airshows%202014/evansville-2014.htmEvansville, IN last Saturday to watch the Normandy Invasion Re-enactment along the Ohio River Waterfront that included Evansville built P-47s, LST-325, a Normandy veteran herself, and the landing of troops by LCVP...

Online Air News #10 * Charles Johnson | Ocean City, MD Air Show

Ohio Air News #260 * Charles Johnson | F-105 Project Photo’s, Discover Aviation Days, CAF Dixie Wing @ Cincinnati, OH; Metlife Blimp @ Zanesville, OH; III CAF Dixie Wing @ Dayton, OH

ONtario Air News #9 * Charles Johnson | Every year we feature Ontario in a couple of Issues, Kem Mist Keeps us updated on all the activities in the Toronto area.

ANALYSIS: How to organise an air display * Flightglobal | 24 July 1993, Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, two Russian AF Mig Mi29s collided and crashed. The pilots ejected, no casualties. 20 August 2011, Bournemouth, BAE Systems Hawk T1 crashed at the end of an air display by the RAF aerobatic...

Spitfire Glider Tugs · Dave, Vintage Wings of Canada | Today, June 25th 2:21am A seemingly desperate scheme to fly an entire fighter wing to Normandy in gliders proves to be practicable... though luckily for the author and his fellow Spitfire pilots of 401 Squadron it was never put to the test on operations. Many innovative and ingenious ideas were conceived in the months prior to the invasion of Europe, some major in scope others relatively minor. Best known were probably the...

An electric record * AOPA Pilot | Davis said that solving the technical challenges of electric aviation through innovation will, in turn, propel advances in electric automobiles. On June 21, with an official observer from the National Aeronautic Association looking on (and a...

Air museum to host 'Welcome Home Weekend' * Iosco County News Herald | OSCODA – A Welcome Home Weekend for former members of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and all other veterans will be held on Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, hosted by Wurtsmith Air Museum. Planned activities include reenactment of a World War II U.S....

RAF Museum Wins PR Award for Dornier Campaign · WarbirdsNews | The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has awarded the RAF Museum an Excellence Award for its ‘Raising the Dornier’ campaign.The Awards Night, at London’s Old Billingsgate on Tuesday 17th June, saw approximately 800 guests gather to celebrate over 150 leading Public Relations consultancies, teams and individuals competing to win 30 prestigious CIPR Excellence Awards.The Museum won its award in the ‘Not-For-Profit’ category for the ‘Raising the Dornier’ campaign. Headed up by...

The Mighty 8th at Planes of Fame · The Pylon Place | This year’s Planes of Fame Air Show focused around The Mighty 8th Air force. The 8AF was established in February 1944 by re-designation of the 8th Bomber Command. Considered to be the Greatest Air Armada in History under the leadership of the likes of Jimmy Doolittle, at the height of WW2, there were more than 200,000 people assigned to the 8th with the ability to launch more than 2000 four engine bombers and over 1000 fighters on a single mission. To honor this fine organization, Planes of Fame focused on their accomplishments....

USAF: F-35 Fire Will Not Ground Fleet * DefenseNews.com | Perhaps most importantly for the program, plans appear on track to bring a pair of F-35B “jump jet” variants to the UK for the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air shows. Both Pentagon and Lockheed Martin officials view that appearance...

SOFIA — the 747SP with the big eye by travelforaircraft | NASA operates a Boeing B-747SP (see the previous post for a description of this unique 747 variant) so that a big eye can be carried aloft for SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) — the big eye is, as you likely infer, a telescope which senses within the infrared portion of the light spectrum. This telescope is quite large and...

Aviatrix named as honorary marshal for city's parade * ThisWeekNews | Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly around the world solo and a former Bexley resident, will serve as the honorary grand marshal for this year's Fourth of July parade in Bexley. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Avenue...

Team flying Cirrus SR22 wins Air Race Classic * AOPA Pilot | A past winner was among the three members of a team that flew a Cirrus SR22 to victory in the 2014 Air Race Classic, the all-women's annual cross-country air race held from June 16 to 19. Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson, and Erin Cude finished first of 47...

Liberty Belles flight teams soar to third, fifth in Air Race Classic * Liberty News | It was a whirlwind week and the adventure of a lifetime for the four female pilots and navigators who represented Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) in last week's 38th annual Air Race Classic. The team of Melody Dowlearn and Alicia Isacson...

Amelia Rose Earhart takes off Thursday · The International Council of Air Shows | Amelia Rose Earhart takes off Thursday take re-create her namesake's journey. Watch this short video to learn more.

Another update from Deborah, An Advanced Rating Scholarship Winner! * The Girls With Wings Blog | This is the third journal entry provided to us by Deborah Katvala, who was selected for an Advanced Training Scholarship within The Girls With Wings 2014 Scholarship Program to help defray the cost of flight training lessons in pursuit of an Advanced Rating or Certificate such as instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, flight instructor certificate, instrument flight instructor certificate, multi-engine rating or multi-engine flight instructor certificate. This new scholarship award is in the amount of $1000, funded by the generous donations from supporters of Girls With Wings, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Deborah's application essay is published here and her first essay here and second essay here....

Young Eagles * The Edwardsville Intelligencer | Boy Scouts Trevor Welsh and Joshua Stallard, of Troop 216 in Glen Carbon, did a pre-flight check and then took a free plane ride with pilot Rich Sommer, as part of the Young Eagles Flight Day at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto. Volunteer pilots...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekend Recap: 23-JUN-2014

Video: Thousands Come Out For Snyder's Annual Air Show * Big Country Homepage | A popular http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/d/story/thousands-come-out-for-snyders-annual-air-show/54507/U3raMadg1UCTeHEl0tCjSwguest at the show was national airshow pilot, Patty Wagstaff, who many consider the Amelia Airhart of Aviation. Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or...

Menomonie Airfest back again for 2nd year * WEAU  | ... this event and that's there's so many things for everyone," said Ginnie Prechel. The Airfest will continue Sunday with a chance to walk your dog on the adventure course as well as win a trophy for your mustang during the people's choice award...

Pilot from Stevens Point plane crash remembered at air show * WAOW | On Sunday, William Cowden of Menomonie would have been performing aerial stunts at the Menomonie Air Fest. Instead he was remembered by those who loved him. Three weeks ago, 47-year-old Cowden died when his plane crashed during his routine at...

American Heroes Air Show in Lake View Terrace honors first responders * Los Angeles Daily News | Then cheers broke out as the Los Angeles County sheriff's Golden Stars skydivers swirled toward the American Heroes Air Show — the San Fernando Valley's last major aerobatic blast. “Look, baby! They're twirling,” shouted Jose Catalan, 42, of North ..

The Patrouille de France makes its show Cazaux Sunday  * France Bleu  | Blue-white-red aircraft on patrol are France to the base 120 Cazaux this weekend to blow 80 candles of the Air Force. Program: a 25-minute air show breathtaking. The program is changed every year.

Milwaukee Air and Water Show  * The Sunday, June 22 Air Show was canceled as of 3 p.m. today due to poor visibility and unsafe flying conditions. Air show organizers thank all fans, supporters and performers for their continued patience and support. No decisions regarding 2015 are available at this time.

In photos: Red Arrows thrill Weston Air Day crowds on Brean Down * Burnham-On-Sea | In photos: Red Arrows thrill Weston Air Day crowds on Brean Down. The world-famous Red Arrows took to the skies over Brean Down today (Saturday, June 21st) during the first day of the annual Weston Air Day. The planes roared through the skies, watched...

More Arrivals and Flying at American Waco Club Annual Fly-In · The Aero Experience | The http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-arrivals-and-flying-at-american.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAeroExperience+%28The+Aero+Experience%29American Waco Club held day two of the annual Fly-In activities at Creve Coeur Airport near St. Louis today. More aircraft arrived and parked in the grass near the available runways, and several aircraft went for flights during this hot and humid day. The...

Area residents pack airport for annual fly in * Ogemaw County Herald | Area residents pack airport for annual fly in. Madison Kuhn, 5, of West Branch pedals around in a pedal plane. Eric Young. Madison Kuhn, 5, of West Branch pedals around in a pedal plane. John Macdonald braces for landing in his tandem skydive.

Vintage plane crashes at Piper fly-in in Lock Haven * The Patriot-News | FAA records show the plane was manufactured in 1936 and is owned by Mark W. Stewart of Ocala, Fla. It was in Lock Haven for the 29th Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven, an annual four-day fly-in that this year featured Piper short wing and J-4 Cub aircraft.

Baltic Bees Delight Bucharest at Air Show * NBCNews.com | A variety of aerobatic teams performed at the Bucharest International AIr Show at Baneasa airport on Sunday. Above: A woman watches as Latvia's Baltic Bees perform on L-39C Albatross airplanes. ` Image: Aerobatic Yakkers team perform on YAK-52...

Red Arrows hail Lancashire engineering * Lancashire Telegraph | THE world-famous RAF Red Arrows aerobatics team has hailed the East Lancashire-built aircraft which they have used to wow the crowds for more than three decades. The Hawk T1 was built for the team by BAE Systems, partly based in Samlesbury, and the...

Photos: Baltic Bees jet team * Our team is excited to be back here at Bucareșt. To bring you the best performence our team has ever had, we prepared a new program. The highlights of the new program are difficult and tricky vertical maneuvers in a five aircraft formation and exceptional individual performance with unique maneuvers. Yesterday we...

Rotors n' Ribs: Gives helicopter rides to vets in Goshen * Fox 28 | "Our mission is really to connect the American public with American veterans through army aviation. We like to bring the aircraft to them as opposed to them come see us," says Christine Lesko, of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. 45 helicopters...

Six Veterans Honored With a Flight in a P-51 Mustang * Big Country Homepage | As part of the Snyder Air Show, the Freedom Flyers group is giving free rides in a P-51 Mustang to World War II veterans. Six Vets took a ride in Pecos Bill. KTAB's Victor Sotelo was able to speak with some of those who took a ride in the sky...

WATCH: A ride in Boeing's historic B-17 Flying Fortress * Q13 FOX | Q13 FOX News anchor David Rose and photojournalist Walker Anderson took a ride in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress! It's the same type of plane Rose's grandfather flew in World War II. The plane is in Western Washington through the weekend, so the public...

“FORTRESS OVER MIDWAY” At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor · WarbirdsNews | ...Following the question and answer session which capped off Burlingame’s talk, the audience moved on to Hangar 79 for a special presentation by Mr. Martinelli, and behind-the-scenes look at the restoration progress on the Museum’s Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress—the famous “Swamp Ghost”...

Cut Bank will host historic B-25 bomber * KRTV | GREAT FALLS -- Cut Bank is preparing to host a piece of flying history, as a B-25 bomber from the Commemorative Air Force will be dropping in for a visit. The historic "Maid in the Shade" will be at the Cut Bank airport from June 23 - 26. Roy Nollkamper talked with Art Taft about the event:...

WWII bomber visits Twin Falls airport * Idaho State Journal | The vintage plane is part of the Commemorative Air Force fleet, and it's housed at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz. During World War II, the site served as a training base for RAF. Gilmore said the B-25 was made famous by Col. Jimmy Doolittle and his...

Remote controlled planes fill the rural Colorado Springs sky in Warbirds contest * Colorado Springs Gazette | In all, there were about 60 from Colorado and Wyoming at the fly-in, competing in 2014 Warbirds over Pikes Peak held by the Pikes Peak Radio Control Club. The fly-in continues Sunday. There were legendary fighters such as the Spitfire, Zero, Mustang...

Baldwin Family Flyers finish Air Race Classic successfully · Mary Alice Murphy | The 2014 Air Race Classic began its race in Concord, Calif., on Monday, June 16. The final stop was New Cumberland, Penn., which some airplanes reached on Wednesday, June 18, and the other finishers reached it on the...

Happy Birthday To The McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk · WarbirdsNews By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC | Sixty years ago today [Sunday], the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk took flight for the first time. A classic of Naval Aviation, the A-4 was an extraordinary aircraft. The legendary Ed Heinemann created the Skyhawk at one-half of the weight allowed and the type remained in production for over 20 years....

Video: Solar Impulse take-off this weekend

Young Eagles Day Returns to Morgantown * WBOY-TV | Young Eagles Day returned to the Morgantown Municipal Airport on Saturday. Kids from the ages of eight to 17 were invited to take a free plane ride around the city of Morgantown. Each ride lasted 20 minutes and went approximately 2,500 feet in the air.

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Tinker AFB hosts air show this weekend * Tulsa World | TINKER AIR FORCE BASE — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are set to headline a weekend air show at Tinker Air Force Base. Col. Christopher Azzano said in a statement that it has been four years since the aerial demonstration group performed in central...

Military aircraft to fly overhead this weekend in the Oklahoma City area * NewsOK.com | Military aircraft to fly overhead this weekend in the Oklahoma City area. The Tinker Air Force Base Star Spangled Salute Air Show and Open House will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tinker Air Force Base.

'American Heroes Air Show' in Los Angeles this Saturday! · LAFD | The American Heroes Air Show arrives in Los Angeles this Saturday, June 21, 2014. The free public event focuses on helicopters, and is open from 10AM to 4PM at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in northeast San...

This weekend's list of shows - provided by Fencecheck | Lots of shows on the weekend list. Support your local air show! 

Fort Knox Tandem Camp · U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights"  | It was a dreary and overcast day when the Tandem section of the United States Army Parachute Team http://armygk.armylive.dodlive.mil/2014/06/19/10440/stepped off the plane in Louisville International Airport, KY. on Tuesday, the 10th of June. The weather would hold steady causing the first day of jumping to be cancelled. Fortunately those tandem students were afforded the opportunity to come back the following day....

1st NECPL Meet · U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" |  ...NECPL consists of two classes, a Rookie/Amateur class, and a Pro/Open Class. All pilots are considered Amateur unless they are issued pro qualification. The competitors must have a Pro Card issued from FLCPA, compete in a Pro class and qualify for competition and prove they have the experience to compete as a Pto class Pilot...

The Patrouille de France this weekend in Cazaux  * South West  (translated) | lthough the Patrouille de France is not far from it-the only guest at the airshow held Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June at the Cazaux Air Base 120, it is often that it attracts the public. Advertising. Moreover, it is she, with...

Dramatic daredevil flying: What's it like inside a Red Arrows jet? * ITV News | The Red Arrows team are set to mark their 50th Anniversary this year, flying their distinctive Hawk jets at over 85 displays in nine different countries. ITV News accompanied the flying team as they conducted some of the daring twisting manoeuvres...

Fly-In, Drive-In this Saturday * Moose Lake Star-Gazette | The Lake Air Flying Club and the Moose Lake Kiwanis Club will kick off the summer season with their annual Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Kovanen Field, south of Moose Lake, this Saturday, June 21. The breakfast will start at 7:30 a...

Fly-in/drive-in breakfast set at airport * The Southern | MARION -- A fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion. Breakfast will be served in the hangar, underneath the control tower. The event is sponsored by the Carbondale...

Seventh annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Fly-In * Arkansas City Traveler | The seventh annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Fly-In was Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Strother Field.Video by Andrew Lawson. The seventh annual Melvin Current Wings and Wheels Fly-In was Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Strother Field. Video by...

Colorado pilot earns spot in French air race * AOPA Pilot | Even before Graham learned that she would be participating in a European air race, her immersion in aviation in 2014 had shifted into high gear: About three weeks ago, she earned her flight instructor's certificate and joined the instructors' ranks of...

Aces Complete in Sea to Sea Air Race * DigitalJournal.com | The Racing Aces completed a grueling 2,300-nautical mile cross country air race in their Cirrus SR-22 aircraft on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18th. The team partnered with Cirrus Aircraft™ this year to show their commitment to the education of...

March Field Air Museum hosts talk on the B-52 * Press-Enterprise | March Field Air Museum will host a presentation about the B-52 on Saturday in its “Summer Briefings” lecture series. The talk, “How to Fly a B-52,” will feature retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Heitman speaking on the famous bomber. The B-52...

Events in Virginia aim to introduce women to aviation; Hampton Roads event set ... * The Republic | RICHMOND, Virginia — Organizers of a series of events are hoping to introduce women and girls to aviation. The "Women Can Fly" events are set this month at airports in Virginia, including an event Saturday at Hampton Roads Executive Airport in...

Children take Fly-In lessons * Havelock News | Levi Walter, 9, of Newport, gives a thumb's up as he wears a helmet and air mask while sitting in an ejection seat during the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Fly-In on Friday at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. 'It was cool,' he...

Paul Job · Flight To Success  Friday's Fabulous Flyer Is an Aviation Photographer!  For those of us pilots who are in awe of the beauty we see daily, I understand Paul's passion. Paul has always been fascinated with aviation photography and he's now an aviation art photographer residing in the world famous mining town of Kimberley, South Africa. A specialist more like....