Thursday, January 31, 2008

Indy Transponder 30-January

Red Bull Air Race 2008

Additional locations, new scoring methods and a new racing format will see to it that the nerves of Red Bull Air Race World Series pilots and fans alike will be taxed to the max in 2008.

Air Force's newest fighter coming to Dayton - Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
... supersonic stealth fighter aircraft, will make its first appearance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show this summer, the show's promoters said Tuesday. ...

Arizona Air Guard to watch over Super Bowl

Snowbirds Announce new Crew Chief - - Canada
Sergeant Scott Marsh, 43, aviation technician, was appointed as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Crew Chief for the 2008 Team Friday, January 18 after a ...

Thunderbirds to perform at Travis - - Vacaville,CA,USA
The Thunderbirds - the Air Force's premier aerial demonstration team - and the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team are already scheduled for the show. ...

A Magnificent Air Show in UAE - - Mangalore,India
The air show showcased both civilian and military aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters. The air show began with Flights and manoeuvres of radio ...

Republic Airways Named Regional Airline of the Year

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ:RJET) has been named Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. Air Transport World says Republic was chosen because of its record of strong earnings, safety and cost structure.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2008 - - Gloucester,UK
Tickets on sale 28 January – RAF Fairford’s Royal International Air Tattoo promises to be one of the world’s biggest and best air shows once again this year ...

Virgin Galactic To Showcase SpaceShipTwo, WhiteKnightTwo At AirVenture 2008

Exhibit Will Display Models Of New Spacecraft; 'More Details To Come' Last week's unveiling of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo brought the world's attention back to the potential of space tourism... and one of the first places where the public will be able to discover more about the possibilities will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, coming July 28 through August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.

Air Commandos at Planes of Fame on July 5, 2008 - Chino, California

Chino, CA - Air Commandos will be the subject of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday, July 5, 2008. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar describing the history of United States Air Commando operations and conclude with a flight demonstration by the Planes of Fame’s rare North American P-51A Mustang, one of the first combat airplanes used by the Air Commandos. The history of the U.S. Air Commandos dates back to the establishment of the 1st Air Commando Group in India on March 2, 1944. Initially, the 1st Air Commando Group provided logistical and combat aerial support to Allied commando ground forces, known as “Chindits,” operating deep behind the Japanese lines in Burma. Disbanded on October 8, 1948, the Air Commandos were revived in April 1981 to counter Soviet-sponsored insurgents around the world. Today, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command employs 9,500 commandos to provide support where required with special infiltration helicopters, transport planes, aerial refueling aircraft and aerial gunships.

Warbirds over Wanaka may be biggest yet - TV3 News - Auckland,New Zealand
The annual Warbirds over Wanaka Easter air show is shaping up to be the biggest yet - and has attracted the interest of the Australian air force. ...

Hot Rod Secret: E85 is a High Performance Fuel - By Editor(Editor)
We've covered several stories here at Food and Fuel
America that discussed the performance of the fuel, including Karl Jacob's E85 Viper Speed Record, Greg Poe's Flying with Ethanol, and the Indy 500. ...

Planes of Fame Museum: Grumman Iron Works on June 7, 2008 - Chino, California Chino, CA - The legendary “Grumman Iron Works” will be the subject of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday, June 7, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar describing the company that came to be synonymous with naval aviation for six decades, and conclude with a flight demonstration by the Planes of Fame Grumman TBM-3 Avenger World War II torpedo bomber. Established in 1929 at Long Island, New York by Leroy Grumman, together with partners Jake Swirbul and William Schwendler, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation became the major supplier of combat aircraft to the U.S. Navy and some of its allies for the next six decades. During World War II, according to some accounts, the reliability and ruggedness of its aircraft led some to refer to the company as “the Grumman Iron Works,” though other accounts say that the nickname came about because a major plant expansion early in World War II was made possible by the use of scrap steel from a torn-down New York City elevated train system. Still involved with naval aviation, Grumman merged with Northrop Corporation in 1994 to become Northrop Grumman.

The unsung rocketeers - MSNBC - USA
Those jewels have been earned for developing the flying machines for the Rocket Racing League as well as for doing rocket-engine work for NASA, ...

Air War over Vietnam at Planes of Fame on April 5, 2008 - Chino, California

Chino, CA - Air War Over Vietnam will be the subject of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar describing the most controversial campaign in U.S. history and conclude with a flight demonstration by the Planes of Fame Grumman OV-1 Mohawk, an observation/ forward air control airplane that was introduced into combat service during the Vietnam War and went on to provide invaluable service for more than three decades.

Aviation Hall of Fame could go to airport - Rapid City Journal - Rapid City,SD,USA
He said the Aviation Hall of Fame is currently housed inside the
South Dakota Air & Space Museum near Ellsworth Air Force Base. But the board is looking for ...

Ballard: Tobias on track to lead Indianapolis Airport Authority - Indianapolis Star - United States
President Randall Tobias to run the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Randall Tobias is a former Eli Lilly and Co. president. - Star file photo Education: ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Indy Transponder 28-January

Donations soar over $1 million at 2008 Air Show lineup launch - Hillsboro Argus - - Hillsboro,OR,USA
Along with the Patriots, returning acts include the Air National Guard's John Klatt, Bill Reesman and the Red Bull MiG, Renny Price and Hammerhead ...

The first woman to fly the F-117A Nighthawk.

A recent interview with Donna Kohout Douglass by Winged Victory, Women in Aviation Web Magazine.

Blow for air show - The Lowestoft Journal - Lowestoft,England,UK
Lowestoft's Seafront Air Festival have been dealt a major blow after losing their main sponsor. Birds Eye have been donating a massive wedge ...

Airshow cancelled in third year - BBC News - UK
An airshow which was launched two years ago has been cancelled this summer because it failed to attract a sponsor. Lydd Airshow, backed by London Ashford ...

Lydd Airshow had needed a sponsor deal to go ahead - Kent News - United Kingdom
The people behind the decision to cancel Lydd Airshow this year have been explaining their reasons. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) that Lydd Airshow ...

Aviation group planning summer air show - Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home,AR,USA
Among groups slated to fly to the air show are the Experimental Aircraft Association Warbirds. The Warbirds began as a club for World War II fighter plane ...

Spectators spellbound by air show - GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Mohammad Abbas, an expatriate from Sharjah, said he took a day off from work to attend the opening day of the air show. Two ticketing booths have been ...

Spectators on a high at Al Ain air show - XPRESS - Dubai,Dubai,United Arab Emirates
By Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter Explosions, a flying lawnmower, and girls dangling from airplanes were just a few shockers at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show ...

Airplane to cruise down Knoxville - Peoria Journal Star - Peoria,IL,USA
It will make its return run to
Mount Hawley on Monday morning at 9 am In addition to the Blue Angels, the Prairie Air Show also will include the Golden ...

Landing Planes in Style - Daily Breeze - Torrance,CA,USA
Linemen at the airport this week were trained to use a style of marshaling - or hand signals - developed by the Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team ...

Muncie museum a model of small-plane flight - Indianapolis Star, United States
A Grumman F9F-6 Cougar, the transportation of choice for the Blue Angels, built in 1958. • A 1/12-scale, 38-pound Boeing B-176 "Flying Fortress," which took ...

2008 EAA Skiplane Fly-In

As EAA Founder Paul Poberezny has said many times, while it was airplanes and the love of aviation that brought people together to form the EAA, the organization is really all about people. At no time was that more evident than on the organization's 55th anniversary, Saturday, January 26, as a large group of aviation enthusiasts turned out on an overcast, flurry-filled day for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In at Pioneer Airport.

Triumph Over Adversity” Exhibit Honors Tuskegee Airmen and Black ... EVLiving - USA
Among the warbirds on display for the event will be a reduced scale P-51”Mustant” and the museum’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”, ...

Mini air show at Fleet Air Arm Museum - Yeovil Express - Yeovil,England,UK
By Steve Sowden THE
Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton is getting ready to host its biggest and best model shows on February 9. ...

Collins inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame - Woburn Daily Times Chronicle - Woburn,MA,USA
WINCHESTER — Former resident Paul F. Collins (1891-1971), a pioneer in the aviation industry, was inducted into the ...

Al Ain air show enthrals spectators - GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Al Ain: Thousands of spectators on Friday enjoyed the stunts at the air show by Arab and international teams. Thousands of spectators on Fridayenjoyed the ...

Find out more about air museum - Grantham Journal - Grantham,England,UK
By Jo Hall Friday,
12.35pm - LONG Bennington Local History Society will host a talk on the history of Newark Air Museum on Monday. ...

Possible sale of historic plane panned - Calgary Herald - Calgary,Canada
To keep the Mosquito in
Alberta, the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum has offered to restore it at no cost to the city. "Several hundred Canadians were killed ...

Alderman wants the plane truth - - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Bob Evans, curator of the
Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum, said the non-profit group has offered to restore the classic aircraft for free and display it ...

First public UAS flight demonstration in SwedenCybAero ... - By alain
For the first time in the history of Swedish aviation an Unmanned Aerial System was demonstrated to the public venue on
January 8th 2008. The event happen to coincide with the 99th anniversary of the first motorized flight in Sweden, ...

This "Pig" Flies at Mach 2, Thank You Very Much
... at RAAF Base
Edinburgh in November, 2007, by AC Craig Barrett. The photo at the bottom of Flight Lieutenant Susan Youngman in the cockpit as the aircraft taxis in after a flight demonstration was taken by Aircraftman Warren Derwent.

Spitfires at Planes of Fame on September 6, 2008 - Chino, California

Chino, CA - Fabulous Spitfires will be the theme of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino Airport on Saturday, September 6, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a seminar describing what was certainly the most famous British fighter plane of all time and conclude with a flight demonstration by a Supermarine Spitfire currently on display at the museum. Conceived in the mid-1930s when biplanes were the order of the day, the Supermarine Spitfire boasted many innovations for the time, one of the most important of which was an eight-machine gun armament that provided four times the firepower available to most other fighter planes in service at that time. Described by many, especially the British, as the most beautiful fighter plane ever built, the Spitfire design was literally the last gasp of legendary designer Reginald J. Mitchell, who died of cancer shortly after the British Royal Air Force placed the first production orders for the airplane. Renowned for its exploits during the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire and its naval variant, the Seafire, remained in production until 1948, with a grand total of 22,890 having been manufactured.

'At The Controls' - Pearson Air Museum - - Portland,OR,USA
This is the exhibit's only appearance in
Oregon and Southwest Washington and can be seen at the Pearson Air Museum (1115 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, ...

Lockheed P 38 Glacier Girl Video Study
This is a close up video study of the famous Lockheed P 38 Glacier Girl that was recovered from under 268 feet of glacier ice in Greenland in 1992. Most of the video was taken at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino Calif. in March and ...

Al Ain aerobatic display ends on a spectacular note - GulfNews - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi has well established itself as the Middle East's air show hub by organising Al Ain International Aerobatics Show and the Red Bull Air Race in the ...

Korean Air War at Planes of Fame on August 2, 2008 - Chino, California

Chino, CA - With the Korean Air War as its theme, jet age air combat will be the subject of the monthly special event hosted by Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport on Saturday August 2, 2008. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a history seminar on the subject and conclude with a demonstration by the Planes of Fame North American F-86F Sabre, America’s premier jet fighter plane during that conflict. Beginning just five years after the end of World War II, the Korean War saw World War II vintage warplanes fighting side-by-side with then relatively new jet combat planes. Although jet warplanes first entered production near the end of World War II, they did not engage each other in air combat until Communist forces attempted to overrun South Korea in 1950. In many respects, the Korean Air War proved to be a learning experience in new techniques for aerial combat that ensued during the rest of the 20th century. That experience set the stage for the conduct of the subsequent Cold War aerial confrontations between the forces of democracy and communism.

Retirees' activities at Grissom ARB - Marion Chronicle Tribune - Marion,IN,USA
Ind. --- A special Valentine’s dinner, commissary case lot sale, and trips to the Honeywell Center and Branson, Mo., ...

Enola Gay crewmember connects with Naples veterans - Marconews (subscription) - Marco Island,FL,USA
One man helped transport the
Hiroshima bomb, known as “Little Boy,” aboard the USS Indianapolis during the war. A second man’s father was a key member of ...

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