Showing posts with label military aviation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label military aviation. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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....

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Blue Angels Fat Albert temporarily replaced * Pensacola News Journal | The Blue Angels utilize a C-130 each year to transport both maintenance and support team members, as well as equipment to each air show. The aircraft also serves as the opening act of Blue Angels flight demonstration performances, demonstrating the...

Precision flying, lots of displays draw throusands to Offutt air show * Omaha World-Herald | People wait inside a C17 Globe Master 3 for a chance to see inside the cockpit during day one of the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show at the Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Nebraska, on Saturday....

Farnborough Airshow: Inside the F-35 Lightning II - the invisible fighter jet * Telegraph.co.uk | The no-show by the F-35 Lightning II at the Farnborough Airshow was a major blow to its manufacturers Lockheed Martin, who hoped an appearance would boost foreign orders. The entire fleet was grounded in America for safety checks after fire tore...

Red Arrows are here to stay says David Cameron * Express.co.uk | After the Sunday Express revealed our elite aerobatics team was at risk, David Cameron said: “There's absolutely no danger of there not being a Red Arrows team.” The Hawk T1s used by the pilots will be grounded in 2020 after more than 30 years and no...

Thunderbird 5 Crew Chief Ben Ayivorh · eaavideo.org | Sgt. Ben Ayivorh, dedicated crew chief for Thunderbird 5, preflights his F-16 then takes to the sky—his own way.

AOPA moves to the flight line at AirVenture * AOPA Pilot | AOPA has moved to a bigger, better location at EAA AirVenture, July 28 through Aug. 3. Find the association's main tent and a new activity tent—along with an outdoor seating area—across from the Brown Arch at the corner of Wittman Road and Waukau ...

Ford catching “Lightning” for 7/31 EAA auction · eaavideo.org | Ford’s next legendary one-of-a-kind vehicle for EAA’s Gathering of Eagles auction July 31 is inspired by the newest, baddest fighter plane on the block – See more here!

The Oshkosh Obligation · Rich Davidson, NORDO News - Aviation Unedited | Last year, about this same time, I wrote a blog post to describe my feelings about driving to Oshkosh. To me, it was just an open discussion on the way I see it; not the way I thought you should see it. But boy was I surprised by the reaction. It really got people worked up. On one particular evening during Oshkosh, I even ended up at a large round table explaining myself to people I had apparently insulted.Yet, I have to say, that evening was still great fun.Why?Because I knew it would be the only time that year I would see most of the people there.And that’s one of the reasons we’re driving this year; to see people we never see otherwise....

Drive-in Air Show to be offered at Thunder Over Utah * St. George Daily Spectrum | In a nod to St. George's usual sunny skies and warm July temperatures, and the expectation that http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/TheAeroExperience/%7E3/A7mdVYVIhgQ/collings-foundation-wings-of-freedom_19.htmllimited remaining tented premium seating areas will likely sell out, air show officials want to be sure guests have access to shade and air conditioning if...

Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour Will Stop in St. Louis Next Wekend · The Aero Experience

Pilots promise Whitecourt air show attendees an exciting show * Whitecourt Star | Mathieson will be joined by fellow aerobatic pilot Jon Melby, an Arizona-based performer with 15 years on the air show circuit. “I have always wanted to be a pilot,” said Melby, who flies a 1997 Pitts S-1-11B. “I had my first solo flight when I was 15...

The ‘voice’ of the Friday Harbor Fly-In · General Aviation News | If you have been at Friday Harbor Airport in Washington state for its annual Fly-In and Community Open House, you have heard its announcer describing the exciting fly-bys of antique and military planes....

Friday Harbor Fly-In set for July 26 · General Aviation News | If airport events conjure up big crowds on acres of concrete, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that one of America’s quaint little islands is about to host its fifth annual Fly-In and Community Open House, Saturday, July 26....

Enthusiasts swap stories at airport fly-in * Clovis News Journal | Whether they flew in, drove in, or simply walked in, community members swapped stories about their planes and cars Saturday during the annual Clovis Municipal Airport Fly-In at the Clovis airport. Pilots few in and showed off their planes; car...

WWII Bomber Attracts Hundreds for Day of Aviation * WSIL TV | "She's kind of special because she was the 18th built of 18,400 built during the war, and one of only twelve remaining on the planet," said Dr. Chaley Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a member of the Commemorative Air Force. Rodriguez said the plane travels...

Pilot killed in Czech small plane crash * GlobalPost | PRAGUE, July 19 (Xinhua) -- A small plane crashed in southeast Czech Republic on Saturday, killing the pilot. The small sport plane crashed during an international aerobatics contest in Kromeriz, South Moravia, said regional firefighters' spokesman ...

Local economy to benefit from October Wings Over North Georgia air show * Northwest Georgia News | The Wings Over North Georgia air show, set for Oct. 18-19 at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, could have close to a $5 million economic impact on the Rome and Floyd County area, according to JLC Air Shows Executive Director John Cowman.

Warbirds Over Iowa Draw R/C Enthusiasts, Supporters of Veterans * KCRG | MARION, Iowa - They're modeled after real planes, many of which actually flew the skies over Europe decades ago. “B-17 bombers, we've got a B-25 bomber here today, B-24 bombers,” said Todd Davis, Warbirds Over Iowa contest director. Most of them are...

Bay man's fate revealed after 72-year mystery * Hawke's Bay Today | Mr Bateman learned to fly at the Hawke's Bay and East Coast Aero Club. Hastings Boys' High School old boy Trevor Morley is Mr Bateman's nephew and was born one year after the aircraft disappeared. He is now in his 70s. Mr Morley told Hawke's Bay...

Adrienne Bolland before his CaudroAdrienne Bolland (1895-1975) · Passion for Aviation (translated) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/JTGq/~3/SjXiWBeNd7Q/adrienne-bolland-devant-son-caudron-c27.html| is best known for having achieved the feat of crossing the Andes on 1 April 1921 on a Caudron GIII. But in 1922 returned to France, taking advantage of his fame, she performed in many airshows during which it exhibited its technical capabilities. The eve of the meeting of Vincennes June 1924 for the purpose of advertising, she tried to beat the world record held by looping Alfred Fronval was 1111. To this end, she took off Orly in one of two Caudron C.27 (AGAP-F or F-AGAQ pictured above) recorded his name since 27 February 1924 and realized 212 loops in 73 minutes. She could not go further for technical reasons but still won the women's world record unbeaten to C27 jour.n...

Julie Bowen, Planes Fire & Rescue Interview * MoviesOnline | As an avid air-racing fan, Dipper has a major crush on the world-famous Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) and is excited about the prospect of getting to know him better when he unexpectedly joins her squad. Opening July 18th, the film directed by Bobs...

Kenai cadets fly WWII-era plane * Kenai Peninsula Online | This year five local cadets flew in the aircraft commonly known as AT6 brought to the Central Kenai Peninsula by members of the volunteer driven Commemorative Air Force for the Civil Air Patrol's annual rides program, said Alaska Wings volunteer Jeff...

Engineering pupils aim high at air tattoo * Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard | BUDDING engineers from Malmesbury School took off on a high flying adventure at the Royal International Air Tattoo. The pupils joined youngsters from seven other schools including Stroud High, The Cotswold School and Royal Wootton Bassett in the...

Aviation Campers Experience Aviation Through Young Eagle Flights, Museum Exhibits · The Aero Experience

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Knicely Done: Blue Angels Ride Of A Lifetime * WOWT | There were a lot of pre-flight instructions but one in particular really stood out: "The airsickness bags are right there by your arm." It's something this reporter thought about a lot in anticipation of a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly with the famed Blue Angels in advance of their performance at the Offutt Air Show on Saturday and Sunday....

Wes Welker flies with Thunderbirds *9NEWS KUSA | Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker participated in an F-16 ride along with the Air Force Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon at Cheyenne Regional Airport. The All-Pro NFL player participated in a three hour pre-flight training before taking to the skies for roughly sixty minutes of barrel rolls, and sharp turns, moving as fast as 9g's...

Photo Gallery: Aerial demonstrations cap Farnborough Airshow * Stars and Stripes | FARNBOROUGH, England — Five days of aviation exhibits at the Farnborough Airshow came to an end this weekend with a series of flight demonstrations. The show's schedule on Sunday featured more than 20 aerial displays with performances from the...

Video: Farnborough International Airshow Highlights * Belfast Telegraph | The amazing flying displays showcase the most advanced aircraft in both commercial and military design.

The best of the Farnborough Airshow 2014 - Telegraph | Multiple videos from the Telegraph staff

Video: Air Show scales new heights as 85,000 people turn out * Independent | THE air was dark with Vampires, Ravens and Black Knights – and 85,000 turned out to watch the free air show over the weekend. Jets, choppers and retro crafts were amongst the aircraft that took to the skies in ideal conditions at this year’s Bray Air Display....

Local pilot takes part in airshow * KETV 7 | A few months ago, Capt. Tommy Reynolds learned his base would be coming to the Offutt Air Force Base for the air show.  But his name wasn’t on the list. However, he was able to pull some strings and lead his formation in for the weekend...

“The Greatest Show on Turf” – 2014 Geneseo Airshow Report * Warbirds News | In the finger lakes http://www.warbirdsnews.com/airshow-news/the-greatest-show-turf-2014-geneseo-airshow-report.htmlregion of New York there is a village called Geneseo. In this village, down a gravel road, there is an airfield with a grass runway. On this grass airfield, for one weekend every July, one of the greatest gatherings of warbirds in the country takes place. It is called “The Greatest Show on Turf”. The Geneseo-based National Warplane Museum hosted warbirds this year from both the US and Canada, including many rare aircraft. Warbirds headlining the show included the Military Aviation Museum’s de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito, Fagen Fighters’ Lockheed P-38J Lightning “Rough Stuff” and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Westland Lysander Mk3A....

18th Gathering of Eagles Air Show soars high in Willoughby (with video) * news-hearld | Dan Compton of Painesville and his family couldn’t wait to check out the planes at the 18th annual Gathering of Eagles Air Show on July 20 at Lost Nation Airport in Willoughby. He said he has always loved airplanes, and now his two sons, Jake and Troy, share that love, too...

Heading to Oshkosh? Add WomenVenture to your MUST DO list * WAI Connect Blog | Details here!

Airshow Troyes in unpredictable weather (Afternoon) · Translated-Passion for Aviation | despite a http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/JTGq/~3/0I7KsfE9lS0/meeting-aerien-de-troyes-sous-une-meteo_20.htmlvery unstable weather, the meeting organized by the Grand Troyes Skyline Events this June 29, 2014 gave us a good show and 10,000 spectators were highly rewarded by stunning presentations in flight...

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Video: At 94, Betty Strohfus boards another B-17 - FOX 9 News | EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) -The AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport is truly for aviation enthusiasts of all ages, but possibly one of the oldest veterans at the show has earned her stripes in more ways than one.... Soon after that the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Betty enlisted in 1943 and out of 25,000 applicants.. She was one of just 1,800 picked to be a Woman Airforce Service Pilot or “WASP.” Eager to share her stories whenever she can, Strohfus co-piloted 8 different aircraft during WWII....

Inauguration of the Checkertails of Lesina Monument · WarbirdsNews | May 13 – 16, 2014, four days that none of us will never forget. Through his recollections of his war years in Lesina, Italy, my father Primiano gave the spark that eventually became my mission to create a memorial  honoring the US Army Air Force’s 325th Fighter Group for their efforts during WWII to free his town from Nazi tirrany. That day became a...

USAF Weapons School students get first look at upgraded B-1s * Air Combat Command - Top ACC http://www.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123418338Stories | For the first time students from the US Air Force Weapons School got to fly with the newly upgraded Sustainment Block-16 B-1B Lancer during the student's Integration Phase (IT) at Nellis AFB, Nev. Dyess Airmen from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron brought the B-1s to Nellis for the weapons school students to get hands-on with the new technology. The three-week exercise at Nellis is the final phase of the weapons school curriculum and allows students to put all their learned skills to practice in a training environment that is as close to actual combat as possible...

Red Bull Air Race returns to Styria * Translated | The final of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014 takes place on 25-26. Of October at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. The last race of the comprehensive eight stations Championships are held on the Formula 1 racetrack in Styria. Eleven years ago, the series launched the first race ever in Zeltweg, Austria. As a replacement for the unrealizable race in China, the Red Bull Air Race is returning to its origin...

Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club shows off warbirds * NBC5 | Eagle Point, Ore. -- The Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club took to the skies Saturday. Plane enthusiasts showed off their remote control warbirds from WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Current military aircraft was also displayed....

Veteran R/C flyers work with students on ERAU runway * The Daily Courier | It was all eyes on the skies Friday morning, when a group of teenagers met with members of the local Casa de Aero R/C http://timesofsandiego.com/tech/2014/07/20/one-giant-leap-san-diego-air-space-museum-marks-45th-anniversary-moon-landing/Flying Club for a quick course in radio-controlled flying. One by one, the teens took control of hand-held transmitters, putting a fleet of model airplanes through elaborate turns and dives in the sky above the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) campus...

‘One Giant Leap …’ San Diego Air & Space Museum Marks 45th Anniversary of Moon LandingTimes of San Diego | Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and San Diego’s Air & Space Museum has an Apollo spaceship and moon rocks on display. ...The Apollo 11 lunar module landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon at 1:18 p.m. San Diego time on Sunday, July 20, 1969. Armstrong stepped onto the moon about six hours later and proclaimed, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” a statement broadcast live worldwide....

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Blue Angels Prepare to Fly in Omaha * KMTV | Offutt, AFB -- The skill it takes to fly with the Blue Angels, incredible. Coming just inches from each other in mid-air, sometimes flying as low as 50-feet, the maneuvers are flawless. But before any of the six F/A18s take off, they get a look over...

10 things to know for the Offutt Air Force Base Air Show * KMTV | Organizers say there is limited parking on base and recommend taking advantage of multiple off-base parking locations with a shuttle to the air show. Park and Ride locations are at Bellevue West, Bellevue University, South Roads, Bellevue East, and...

Gold Medal in Zone Accuracy and Overall First Place * US Army Golden Knights | Congrats to SFC Joe Abeln

2015 Mustang Inspired By F-35 Jet For EAA AirVenture Auction * Motor Authority | The special http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHbTw9bXb7A_lT4ZDxNccnVKB2N8A&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778560511869&ei=fezHU9DVPMTNgAeZxoHoBQ&url=http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1093321_2015-mustang-inspired-by-f-35-jet-for-eaa-airventure-auction2015 Ford Mustang (via Mustangs Daily) has been inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, and is set to be auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles charity event at EAA AirVenture, a fly-in aircraft convention taking place every...

Team Sky rider Ian's amazing flight with the Red Arrows display team * Lincolnshire Echo | Professional cyclist Ian Stannard took his role with Team Sky literally - with a flight in the back seat of a Red Arrows jet. But it was no routine trip as the 27-year-old actually watched the start of the Tour de France from above. Ironically, the...

2014 Flying Legends Airshow Report · WarbirdsNews Standing at any of the runway ends during the http://www.warbirdsnews.com/airshow-news/2014-flying-legends-airshow-report.htmlDuxford air shows is a stunning experience. Either you get to see the aircraft turning in onto the display line or they make you feel their massive horse powers while passing you on take-off. Action is guaranteed! If you look around the airfield there are enough warbirds to fill a whole show, but Stephen Grey and The Fighter Collection always make sure there is icing on the cake, and invite several warbirds from far off lands to compile a nicely themed flying program during the afternoon....

Airport managers hope aerial show draws interest to area aviation industry * Victoria Advocate | Bob Salter, of Kerrville, gets out of his One Design airplane after doing an aerobatics practice run at the Jackson County Airport on Thursday. Salter will fly in the intermediate class in the International Aerobatics Association competition on Friday...

Vintage plane winging its way to Penticton * Pentiction Western News | This particular aircraft is actually a 28-year labour of love on the part of the non-profit Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona and is staffed by volunteers. It was originally purchased as scrap metal by a man for $1,800 and donated to the...

EAA's B-17 bomber calling Austin Straubel home for four days * Fox11online.com | World War II veterans pose in front of the EAA's B-17 bomber "Aluminum Overcast," April 14, 2014. (WLUK/Chad Doran). ASHWAUBENON – The Experimental Aircraft Association's restored World War II B-17 Flying Fortress is calling Austin Straubel...

Packers Coach Takes B-17 Flight * WBAY | "Blessing to be here to honor Bob Schneider, our grandfather, who obviously was a part of World War II, and just to be able to experience this and go up in a B-17 is truly a blessing," says McCarthy. "Oh a great guy, one of the greatest guys, what a...

World War II B-17 Bomber visits Kentuckiana * WHAS 11.com | “He was a bombardier in a B-17, so he flew in the front,” my dad, Kirk Kirkpatrick, remembers. “On his 23rd mission, he was shot down. Only five of the ten made it out alive. He was one of the five.” He survived a German prison camp for nearly three years.

B-29 bomber in Salt Lake City this weekend * Theentertainmentjournal | Residents of Salt Lake City will experience “hands on” history this July when FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force's iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, flies into Salt Lake City International Airport. The B-29 is the only remaining Superfortress in...

Lincolnshire based Red Arrows do have future, says PM * ITV News | David Cameron has insisted the Lincolnshire based Red Arrows will continue flying well into the future following warnings that the RAF display team could be grounded unless its ageing planes are replaced. The Prime Minister said the Hawk T1 jets flown...

Air New Zealand’s 787-9 stretched Dreamliner encore  * Travel for Aircraft | Air New Zealand’s 787-9 stretched Dreamliner encore As Boeing demonstrates and displays the newest Dreamliner version, the stretched 787-9 at Farnborough Air Show this week, Air New Zealand has flown the first of ten to be purchased to Auckland. Preparations and training will see the stretched Dreamliner begin to ply the Auckland–Perth route commencing on...

WPS Foundation backs air museum * Marquette Mining Journal | Bob Vick, left, president of the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, receives a $1,500 contribution from Upper Peninsula Power Company Regional Account Executive Bob Anderson to help in the preservation efforts of the museum at the former Sawyer Air Force...

Milestone For Yankee Air Museum Bomber Plant Purchase * WEMU | Yankee Air Museum founder and Michigan Aerospace Foundation president Dennis Norton says a milestone was reached on Tuesday. "As with any real estate transaction there's a lot of work that has to be done after we sign the purchase agreement," Norton...

The ‘Panning’ Game · Warbirds News | Panning is such an essential technique in photography. It is so important, it must be practiced over and over again! When you feel you have a solid panning technique, you need to then push it forward. We have asked to some of the best warbird photographers to give us their feedback and tips on how to give the perfect ‘panning effect’ to our photos....

Battle of Britain Talks * RAF Museum London Events | James Holland Peter CaddickAdams and Stephen Bungay commemorate the Battle of Britain with three very special lectures

Search Could Begin Again For Missing B-25 Bomber In Mon River * CBS Local | PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – On the last day of January in 1956, a B-25 bomber crashed into the Monongahela River near what is now the Homestead Grays Bridge. Ever since, it has been one of the great mysteries of Pittsburgh. Some think it is...

[Photo] F-16 flips on top of another F-16 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base * The Aviationist | Winds http://theaviationist.com/2014/07/17/f-16-flip-over-f-16/gusts of 66 mph most probably caused a retired F-16 to flip onto another F-16 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

[Video] U-2 spyplane landing as seen from chase car · The Aviationist | A unique view, from inside a U-2 chase car. Pilots are not supposed to have a car entering the active runway as they are about to land, unless they are on board a legendary U-2 Dragon Lady spyplane....

Disney's 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' flies faster, harder than original * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Dusty Crophopper's air racing career comes to a sudden stop when he learns of an imminent health problem — a busted gearbox. But in "Planes: Fire & Rescue," the 3-D sequel to Disney's "Planes," Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) does not give up and go back...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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92-year-old crosses off bucket list with Blue Angels * FOX10 News - Mobile | Helen-Johnson-92. At 92 years old, Helen Johnson is crossing off her bucket list. She joined thousands on the crowded Pensacola Beach Friday, June 11 to watch the Blue Angels soar in the sky.

National Warbird Operator Conference Announces 2015 Host City & Dates | WARBIRD RADIO – The National Warbird Operator Conference has announced it’s 2015 location and dates. According to a recent news release the NWOC is pleased to announce that the 2015 conference will be held in New Orleans, Lousisana. As in previous years, the conference will focus on maintenance, operation, and regulatory aspects of warbird ownership...

Paul Poberezny Memorial Set For Sunday Before AirVenture * Aero-News Network | EAA Founder Passed Away Last August At The Age Of 91 The night before AirVenture’s gates open on Monday morning, July 28, before throngs of aviation enthusiasts immerse themselves in the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, a brief, solemn ceremony will be held to honor the man who made it all possible.

Kenny Loggins Prepares To Rock EAA AirVenture * Aero-News Network | First Performance In Front Of An Air Show Crowd For 'Danger Zone' Artist Kenny Loggins has been on the international music scene for more than four decades, breaking through in the 1970s with partner Jim Messina, then breaking out on his own in the 1980s and producing six certified platinum and eight gold records in the process. In all those years Loggins never performed in front of an air show crowd, but that will change in a big way later this month.

Flying Legends Duxford: Thousands enjoy spectacle of nostalgia and poignant ... * Wisbech Standard http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/wisbech-life/flying_legends_duxford_thousands_enjoy_spectacle_of_nostalgia_and_poignant_memories_as_past_is_brought_to_life_1_3682193| Paul Maupin, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress pilot for the Commemorative Air Force, gave walk-around tours of the B-29 Superfortress in the American Air Museum and regaled visitors with tales of his experiences flying this iconic aircraft. IMG_3729...

Aerobatics and Comedy in the Skies * Coverage of the Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival

AIRSHOW NEWS: Sell out Air Tattoo for Reds 50th Season  * UK Airshow News - Flightline UK | A SELL-OUT crowd of 140,000 turned up at RAF Fairford over three days to join celebrations marking the Red Arrows’ 50th display season at the Royal International Air Tattoo. They were rewarded with breath-taking aerobatic displays from fast jets, transport aircraft, helicopters and classic warbirds. The aviation fans’ favourite was the rare appearance of two classic Cold War ground-attack strike aircraft, the Sukhoi Su-22s from Poland, while the visitors were also treated to the last UK appearance of the A-7 Corsair from the Hellenic Air Force....

Five Jet Teams, One Photo * And some Video too!

Queen fears Red Arrows axe as it reaches its 50th anniversary * Express.co.uk | The RAF's daredevil aerobatic team faces being disbanded unless a commitment is made to save it within 12 months. Last night the Queen's first cousin Margaret Rhodes said Her Majesty would have a “tear in her eye” if the Arrows were ditched when the ...

Red Arrows help man's proposal at Waddington Air Show * Lincolnshire Echo | As the Red Arrows filled the sky with trails of red, white and blue over RAF Waddington, Katie Archer enjoyed the air show just as she had every year. Squinting at the colourful plumes of smoke framing the team's daring manoeuvres, she was blissfully...

Children learn about teamwork from Red Arrows * The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald | Mr Dewar said: “The students that took part this year were amazed by some additional support and encouragement by the Royal Air Force display team, the Red Arrows, who sent along some encouraging words and resources to help towards their research...

Irvine · U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights" On Monday July 7, 2014, a former British Sailor tandem-jumped with SFC Jon Ewald and the Army Parachute Team, “Golden Knights,” as part of his and his teams visit to Fort Bragg, N.C. This former sailor is the boisterous Robert Irvine of the Food Networks Restaurant: Impossible.

Volunteers Help The B-25 Panchito Prepare For AirVenture 2014  | WARBIRD RADIO – Volunteers at the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation have been hard at work getting the B-25 Panchito ready for center stage at EAA’s AirVenture 2014. Panchito’s pilot Larry Kelley dropped us a few pictures and this note: Thanks to Steve, Brendan, Guy, John Vance, Al, Ben, Erin, Phil, Steve Nuwer, Harry, Colin, and...

Smithsonian’s Spirit of Tuskegee Final Journey – Flying Highlights * WarbirdRadio.com | WARBIRD RADIO – Tag along as USAF Captain Matthew Quy and Smithsonian Curator Dik Daso fly one of the only surviving Tuskegee Airmen PT-13D Stearmans from Moton Field in Tuskegee Alabama to the National Air and Space Museum. For more information search key work: Tuskegee on Warbird Radio and listen to Episode 326′s podcast. Enjoy!...

Norwegian CF-104D Starfighter Almost ready To Take Off · WarbirdsNews | A fascinating http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-videos/norwegian-cf-104d-starfighter-ready.htmlrestoration project is coming together in Norway at the moment, which should see a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter take to the skies later this year. This two seat Starfighter is actually a Canadair-built CF-104D that served in the Canadian Armed Forces since its delivery in May 1962. It flew with the test squadron from Cold Lake, Alberta for many years, but she passed on to the Norwegian Air Force on May 23rd, 1973 when the...

Two Steps from Glory, a World War II Liaison Pilot and His L-4H · WarbirdsNews What happens when a young African American pilot trains to defend his country from the air then discovers that the U.S. Army really doesn’t want him, and worse, won’t let him fight? Former U.S. Army Field Artillery liaison pilot Welton I. Taylor answered that question and more with the release of his long-awaited memoir, Two Steps from Glory, a richly detailed, eye-opening account of one young pilot’s confrontations with the enemy and the segregated U.S. Army during World War II. Few...

Red Flag Alaska – Training, Tactics, Testing  * Photorecon.net | The expansive airspace over south central Alaska offers an unsurpassed classroom during Red Flag Alaska (RF-A) training exercises. A pair of Air Force Bases (Eielson AFB is east of Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson...

Jeff Skiles To Leave EAA  * Aero-News Network | Will Explore Other Opportunities, May Resume Airline Career In a letter to EAA staff that was forwarded to ANN, EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said that Jeff Skiles will be leaving the organization shortly after AirVenture.

YF-12A 60-6936   * Photorecon.net  | In the aviation world there are those that prefer to do artwork. Doing side views like this is called a ‘profile’. This is my first attempt at doing such artwork. Every one knows I...

Canada's first female commercial pilot honoured with commemorative stamp ... * Edmonton Journal | Married 37 years to a fellow commercial airline pilot, Bjornson was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1997, and currently serves as its secretary-treasurer and executive director. She was also inducted into the Women in Aviation ...


Friday, July 11, 2014

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Blue Angels to fill skies over beach * The Northwest Florida Daily News | On Friday, there will be a full-scale dress rehearsal, including civilian acts, that begins at noon with the Blue Angels flying at 2. On Saturday, the air show also begins at noon with the Blues closing it out about 2 p.m.. The air show attracts tens...

Go Behind the Scenes with the Air Force Thunderbirds' Official Photographer * PetaPixel | Sergeant http://petapixel.com/2014/07/09/go-behind-scenes-air-force-thunderbirds-official-photographer/Larry Reid Jr. has a job many men and women in the photo world can only dream of having. He's a United States Air Force Photojournalist… more specifically, he's the official photographer for the USAF Thunderbird squad. The above video, which...

Thunderbirds inspire students to aspire, achieve * Davisclipper | He said the Thunderbirds have three different routines, based on weather and clouds. They practice their routines twice a day from November to March and the constant repetition results in help from muscle memory as they fly so close, so fast and so low...

Red Arrows make flying visit to Peebles * Peeblesshire News | The 34-year-old is in his first year with the Red Arrows and grasped the opportunity when he became aware that the RAF's world famous aerobatic team would be taking a flightpath near Peebles. “We would have been just a few minutes away from Peebles...

Cadet's head in the clouds after Red Arrows visit * Dorset Echo | A CADET from Dorchester is flying high after enjoying the experience of a lifetime visiting the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows. Sergeant Joseph Ashley is a sixth form student at the Thomas Hardye School and a Cadet Senior...

All aircraft great and small take to the skies for air tattoo * Swindon Advertiser | ORGANISERS of the Royal International Air Tattoo are urging spectators to leave plenty of time for their journey to the airfield this weekend. The air show, at RAF Fairford, takes place from Friday to Sunday with thousands of people expected to attend...

While the F-35s remain grounded, the Scorpion low-cost multi-mission jet has arrived in the UK · David Cenciotti | Whilst it is still unclear whether any F-35 Lightning II aircraft will eventually make it to the UK, Textron Scorpion multi-mission jet has just successfully completed its first flight outside the U.S. The low-cost ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance) platform/light tactical strike aircraft for “irregular warfare,” border and maritime patrol, intelligence surveillance reconnaissance, counter-narcotics and air defense operations, covered about 4,700 nautical miles from Wichita to RAF Fairford, UK, where it arrived on Jul. 9 to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo from Jul. 11 to 13. After taking part in RIAT, the aircraft will move to Farnborough for FIA 2014 from Jul. 14 to 20....

Russian Fighters Will Miss Farnborough Air Show * DoD Buzz | Russian officials will not feature their Sukhoi Su-27 twin-engine fighter jets on display this year at the Farnborough International Air Show — a move that marks a strategic departure from prior years for Russia, show officials said. The Russian Su-27...

Weekend fly-in starts Friday * The-review | A Grass Roots Fly-In is set to run Friday through Sunday at Barber Airport in Lexington Township. All aircraft are welcome to this annual event. "We will feature vintage aircraft, especially the ones made in Ohio: Taylorcraft, Aeronca and Funk," said...

Hartzell to feature Sean D. Tucker at AirVenture · General Aviation News | EAA Air Venture http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/09/hartzell-to-feature-sean-d-tucker-at-airventure/aerobatic headliner Sean. D. Tucker and Hartzell Propeller are continuing their partnership for the 2014 edition of the world’s greatest aviation celebration – EAA Air Venture Oshkosh, held July 28 to Aug.3. In addition to performing his aerobatic demonstration in the Oracle Challenger III, the EAA Young Eagles chair will be available for autographs at Hartzell’s new and expanded exhibit 296/297 in the Main Aircraft Display area. Check the Hartzell Propeller website for the latest schedule....

Airplanista blog to hold Oshkosh meetup July 29 * AOPA Pilot | ... president of Women in Aviation, International; Brittney Miculka, AOPA senior manager of pilot community development; Dan Johnson, president of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association; The Ninety Nines President Martha Phillips; and Kathryn...

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013: Helicopters! · The Aero Experience |  EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 featured a host of helicopter exhibits and airshow performers in addition to the Batcopter featured in a previous post. Airshow performers included here are the Personal Rotorcraft Mosquito, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation UH-1H Iroquois, Otto the Helicopter Hughes 269C and Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull MBB BO-105 aerobatic helicopter....

Restored B-29 'Fifi' keeps World War II aviation alive * The Spokesman Review | Fifi, the last air-worthy B-29, was restored by the Commemorative Air Force and tours the country to keep World War II aviation alive. Lyon and his son watched the bomber take off and fly Wednesday. Other aviation enthusiasts took turns taking half...

Hands-on look at history * Coeur d'Alene Press | During the show, the Commemorative Air Force, a Texas-based flying museum, exhibited "Fifi," a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, and "Bucket of Bolts," a C-45 transport aircraft. Lyon, a resident of Hayden, visited the airport with his son David Lyon,...

Happy Birthday To The Douglas A-26 Invader · WarbirdsNews |  ...The Douglas A-26 Invader flew for the first time seventy-two years ago today [July 10]. Designed to replace the A-20 Havoc, the three-seat light attack bomber was heavily used throughout the European and Pacific theaters of World War II. After the war, many Invaders became staff transports and target tugs. The A-26 was...

Ninth World War I drama coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force · National Museum of the USAF Top Stories  | Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe as one of the nation's premier historical aviation events brings the excitement and adrenaline of early air power to Ohio, Sept. 27-28 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force...

World War I aviation experts featured at museum symposium· General Aviation News | SEATTLE — On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a one-day symposium at The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 26, brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show how recent investigations are revealing surprising new information....

Air Power Park to honor women aviators * Daily Press | With the Navy welcoming women sailors on submarines and the Army formally recognizing the roles of women in combat, promoting women in aviation makes sense. No word yet on exactly what the room will contain, but we'll revisit the issue when the...

“Breaking Through the Clouds” Wins Award from Docs in Progress · WarbirdsNews | Docs in http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-videos/breaking-clouds-wins-award-docs-progress.htmlProgress, a non-profit a supportive community for documentary filmmakers, has awarded Archetypal Images, LLC a “Decade of Docs” award in the “Women in Docs” category. Archtypal Images won the award for their documentary Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby, and also received a nomination in the Historical Documentary category. The film...

Military enthusiasts to display historic planes at Museum of Flight * Tukwila Reporter | Designed and built in Romania for their Air Force, this four place trainer has aerobatic ratings and hard points for mounting weapons. Because it uses many American components, about 50 are owned in the U.S.. L-3 Grasshopper. Built by Aeronca, the L-3...

Yankee Air Museum donation gives soldier's view of World War II * Hometownlife.com | Pequeno works in artifacts and restoration management at the air museum and has been painstakingly transcribing the letters, numbering more than 1,000, into computer files. In his first month, he had been able to get through 20-25 letters. The plan is...

Air museum dedicates new Flight 232 Exhibit and Garden * KTIV | File photo of the moments after United Flight 232 crashed at the Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -. The MidAmerican Museum of Aviation and Transportation in Sioux City, Iowa will dedicate the new Flight 232 Exhibit and...

New England Air Museum offers family fun this summer * Hartford Courant | The New England Air Museum, already considered as one of the best places to bring children for fun and education, has added some new kids' activities for the summer. On Monday, June 30, some guests to the NEAM gathered just beyond the children's area...

Grumman XF5F Sky Rocket — oh what could have been! · Travel for Aircraft | Recently we were reminded of this unconventional aircraft when visiting the Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum — here is the review — where the wooden model of it is on display. The 1940 XF5F Skyrocket was Grumman’s reply to the Navy’s request for a aircraft carrier borne interceptor possessing...

Restorers of antique aircraft featured at IMAX theater * Dayton Daily News | White says the Air Force Museum has been kind enough to screen the first five episodes this year, and will feature a new episode each month. In April, because it was timely, the segment about the Doolittle Raiders was shown. July will feature “Living...

Video: The Hostile World Of F-18's On A Carrier's 'Pitching Deck' (Must See) * AirPigz | This 20 minute video from the 2008 PBS series 'Carrier' is about the most must see video I've ever experienced. Maybe you saw the series, but I never did...

The Life of a B-1 Aviator Part Two * Newscenter1.tv | They may be seen soaring the South Dakota skies on any given day, especially if you live in Western South Dakota, but what you may not know is the amount of training and preparations that go into each and every flight. Captain Scott Cermenaro, Weapon...