Friday, July 31, 2009

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Female aviators highlighted during womenventure - Oshkosh Northwestern
Last year about 1000 women were featured in the inaugural photo, a number Women in Aviation International president Dr. Peggy Chabrian hopes to surpass. ...

EAA fundraiser nets $1.8 million, Ford steps down from Young Eagles - AOPA Pilot
The evening's silent and live auctions featured such exotic items as a flight in a Sikorsky Air Crane by Erickson, an aerobatic experience with Sean Tucker ...

Air Guard members get a 'high' with Klatt ride from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
In the shadows of the world's largest commercial airliner and the very first commercial space vehicle, the greatest part at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 for some Wisconsin Air Guard members was an incentive ride in an Air National Guard-sponsored stunt plane.

Photos: The big air show in Oshkosh - CNET News
For a week or so every summer, Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc., becomes the destination for aircraft enthusiasts. That's because it's the venue ...

All things Airventure 2009 found Here!
All other Aerotainment news is below:
and don't forget - AirVenture's official website
Didn't make it this year? Start planning!
FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2010: July 26-August 1; 2011: July 25-31; 2012: July 23-29

Blue Angels schedule - WALA-TV FOX10
NAS PENSACOLA - The Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2009 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air ...

Snowbirds making a pass - Chilliwack Times
Next week the City of Chilliwack joins the Canadian Forces to commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada with a low altitude flypast over ...

Jet shows prowess at celebratory event - Rutland and Stamford Mercury
One of the most memorable highlights in the plane's history came in that first year, when two of the aircraft took part in the Transatlantic Air Race, ...

Competition - Your Windermere Airshow Vulcan picture framed and ... - Westmorland Gazette
PICTURES of the Vulcan which flew across the skies above the Lake District at the Windermere Air Show last weekend are being sought in a competition. ...

Daredevil, 89, breaks record - The Sun
Fearless Tom Lackey, who will be 90 next month, performed the amazing wingwalk over the 25 mile stretch of water on a plane just 20 years younger than him. ...

The Liberty Belle Puts on a Show from Liberty Belle News by masqueman
"Your B-17 was just at Lawrence Airport in MA and I was privileged to check it out up close on Saturday, then again on Sunday, as it flew overhead at an RC plane meet in Tewksbury, MA. It sure seemed like they knew we were there, because they appeared to circle the field twice, before flying on. Do you know if they intended to put on such an awesome show for us, or was that just us thinking we were brothers in flight? At any rate, it was AWESOME hearing those huge round engines rumble overhead." - Charles A. Enman

Stunt plane operator avoids liquidation - Otago Daily Times
The corporation applied to the High Court at Invercargill to put The Action Aerobatic Company into liquidation. Corporation chief executive Steve Sanderson ...

Authors work to clear Air Corps pilot's name - Taunton Daily Gazette
Kotler became the radio gunner on William Flynn's B-17 during the course of multiple bombing missions out of Foggia, Italy, in 1944 and 1945. On May 28, 1945, William Flynn, a Wakefield resident, was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross for ...

Aviation Heritage Week at Alberta Aviation Museum from News
Only a very few are left, they are now old and gray but they are still heroes. WW2 was the largest Global conflict the world has ever seen, a time when the free world fought against the tyranny of Dictators. A...

Air & Space Museum to host open house at Cahokia airport Saturday - Belleville News Democrat
They also have a Vari-eze small plane which is a Burt Rutan design. With its push engine it is hard to tell which way it is supposed to be going. ...

Air Station Museum uses grant money to fund education - Shore News Today
The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum has one clear cut goal: Making sure that local piece of World War II naval history is disseminated to the area for generations to come.

"Amelia" Tells The Story Of The Legendary Aviatrix - The Frisky
Earhart broke a bunch of aviation records and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo ...

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German ace salutes Oshkosh visitors from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
Gunther Rall's 275 aerial victories in World War II came at a price. He was shot down eight times. "You get used to it," he said with a chuckle, as his large audience laughed with him.

Female aviators highlighted during WomenVenture from The Oshkosh Northwestern
Hundreds of female aviators will don lavender T-shirts and pose for a large group photograph on AeroShell Square as part of the WomenVenture activities planned for today at AirVenture.

Woman pilot without arms serves as inspiration from The Oshkosh Northwestern
Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasnt stopped her from soaring high.

Aviation's Spirit, Heart Lives at EAA Museum from Jetwhine by Scott Spangler
... The exhibit is called Uncontrolled Airspace and it's instantly clear that its creator, Steve Mark, is an old-school shooter who favors a 4-by-5-inch view camera with the swings and tilts that correct for the distortion we expect from modern cameras with fixed lenses and focal planes. The lighting is also old school, carefully controlled and balanced to the surrounding daylight or darkness. Each image is carefully composed, as it must be when you only have one chance, one sheet of film to capture it. Each evokes nostalgic memories of aviation past, of airport picnics and dashing pilots climbing into an open cockpit. ...

All things Airventure 2009 found Here!
All other Aerotainment news is below:
and don't forget - AirVenture's official website
Didn't make it this year? Start planning!
FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2010: July 26-August 1; 2011: July 25-31; 2012: July 23-29

Time For Some Noise from Windsor International Air Show by Century of Flight
The F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. Developed for the USAF it first flew in July 1972, and is one of the most recognized modern fighters. The F-15 is expected to remain in service until 2025. Despite originally being envisaged as a pure air superiority aircraft, the design proved flexible enough that an all-weather strike derivative, the F-15E Strike Eagle, was later developed, and entered service in 1989.
The F-15 in all air forces had an air-to-air combined record of 104 kills to 0 losses in air combat as of February 2008. To date, no air superiority versions of the F-15 (A/B/C/D models) have ever been shot down by enemy forces.
The Windsor International Airshow welcomes the pilots and techs from the 390 FS out of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
Can you hear it yet? Sounds of Freedom.

Even with tough times for sport, president says 'Seafair is resilient' - The Wenatchee World Online
It helps that the Blue Angels will also make appearances all three days and that Seafair has continued to expand to include concerts and other ...

Hogan's Blog: Fat Albert Friday Commute! -
The Blue Angels will be practicing their air show again today that means closures for the I-90 bridge (details here). We'll be watching the roads and let ...

Blue Angels: Where do we go from here? - Seattle Post Intelligencer
The US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team fly their Boeing F/A-18 Hornets over Lake Washington and in front of downtown Bellevue during a ..

Blue Angels Bonus: Best Viewpoints - Seattle Central District News
Leschi-Lake Dell Natural Area - This hidden gem of a park as a wide angle view of the lake and the Blue Angels' performance area. ...

Snowbirds making a pass - Chilliwack Times
To commemorate this event, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds have been conducting flypasts over 100 communities throughout Canada. On Wednesday, Aug. ...

Red Arrows' former manager now commentates at air show - The Gazette
The supporting cast will include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Team Guinot wingwalkers, the Blades formation aerobatic display team, plus Tutor, Hawk, Mustang, Hunter aircraft and a Sea King helicopter and displays on the ground. ...

Air show organisers 'humbled' by support - The Lowestoft Journal
ORGANISERS of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival said this week that they have been "humbled" by the support shown by the public which has helped secure ...

Are you ready for the More Bus Air Festival 2009? - Bournemouth Daily Echo
THE Echo will be out and about over all four days of Bournemouth Air Festival to bring you the best coverage, as it's happening. ...

Duxford Air Show ... by simon
Imperial War Museum Duxford Gates: 8am - 6pm. Show: 2pm start. The September Duxford Air Show returns with great displays of aircraft, both civilian and military. There are great opportunities for food and drink, shopping, picnics, ..

Win a joyride with a top aerobatics pilot at The World Aerobatic ... - Messenger
WE'RE offering one lucky reader the chance to experience the thrill of a joyride with a top aerobatics pilot! The World Aerobatic Championships will be held ..

Habsheim / Airshow Pending Patrol - DNA - Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace
The Patrouille de France is expected Sunday on the airfield of Mulhouse-Habsheim, which holds a major air on the occasion of its one hundred years. ...

Council Views Air Show Funds As Wise Investment - The Dispatch
By Bryan Russo, Staff Writer The 2009 Ocean City Air Show has been described as many things in the seven weeks since the US Air Force Thunderbirds roared over the resort's coastline, glamorously headlining what was deemed to be a landmark event for the ...

Autopsy: Reno Air Race from Spike TV
Jesse James is a fan of speed. He has been constantly pushing the limits in land vehicles for years. But for the first time ever, Jesse will try to set a speed record in the fastest sport in the world: airplane racing!

BBC: Reno Air Race - Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines - Air Miles Guide
Wild West Clarkson with very fluffy hair watchest the world's fastest motor sport played out at 500 miles an hour at the Reno Air Race! Awesome clip of some of the world's best motors from vintage gem 'Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines'. [note: obviously an old clip. "Jets are banned" - and we know that's not been the case for a while - and got a chuckle out of Jon Sharp calling the race car guys "wusses"]

Volunteers are silent stars of Reno air races - Reno Gazette-Journal
Copple, 56, of Reno, runs the radio room during race week, helping ensure clear communications for event staff. But, for the last eight years, he has volunteered year-round for the air races. "I just like the air races. ... been to almost every one of ...

Red Bull Air Race Rises To Logistics Challenge from AVIATION-NEWS by Marcel van Leeuwen
400-member race crew and 400 tonnes of material SALZBURG, Austria – Moving the Red Bull Air Race around the world is no easy task. Although the entire infrastructure – from the airplanes and hangars to the pylons and race tower – can be built up and then disassembled like clockwork over a three-week period, there are [...]

Fly in a piece of history: Restored B-17 bomber visits region - Norwich Bulletin
The Liberty Belle, a restored World War II Boeing B-17, sits on the runway at Hartford Brainard Airport. By KELLY-ANN FRANKLIN For a history buff, visiting a museum evokes images of what a different time might have been like. But museums usually don't ...

Battle of Britain veteran and RAF chief to salute comrades - The Press in York
The newly-appointed Chief of Air Staff, Sir Stephen Dalton will be guest of honour at the Battle of Britain Commemoration at the Yorkshire Air Museum in ...

Right before your skies - Ventura County Star
... with Santa Paula as a backdrop, during the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival today and Saturday. Pilots in the hare-and-hound hot air balloon race toss a ...

USO-style event at air museum to salute current military members ... - Minot Daily News
The Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot will become the site of the Gala USO Salute Event on ...

Air & Space Museum to host open house at Cahokia airport Saturday - Belleville News Democrat
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will host an open house Saturday at its headquarters in a portion of the historic ...

Boeing 2707 SST mockup construction photos from The Unwanted Blog
Yet another Hiller Aerospace Museum special, this time showing photos of the Boeing SST mockup… most specifically, showing photos of photos that showed the construction of the mockup

Rocketplane's woes from Personal Spaceflight by Jeff Foust
Anyone who has been following the status of Rocketplane Global for some time knows the company has run into major difficulties because of problems raising money. (See this video interview with Rocketplane's Chuck Lauer from the Space Access '09 conference earlier this year.) But the company is getting renewed media attention recently, particularly in Oklahoma, because of its current situation. The Oklahoma Gazette reported earlier this month that the company moved out of its Oklahoma City offices in February. With most of its employees laid off, the company is now operating out of Wisconsin, where company president George French lives.

Manuel Negrerie's Photos from Things with Wings by Christopher Fotos
Bray air show 2009 - Flickr by (pixbyjohn)
Ellington Field photos from FenceCheck Forums
F-22 Raptor from FenceCheck Forums
Made Ya Look from AviationBull
Around the Hangar by Commemorative Air Force, MN Win
P-51 Red Tail at Oshkosh by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Sioux Falls Show by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing

FedEx Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indy from WIBC News by By Reed Parker
A Federal Express plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport early Friday morning. The plane was on its way from Anchorage, Alaksa to Memphis, Tennessee when it experienced hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely in Indy shortly after midnight. The pilot and co-pilot were the only people on board. No injuries were reported.

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Everything we've gleaned from Airventure 2009 today can be found Here!
All other Aerotainment news is below:
and don't forget - AirVenture's official website
Didn't make it this year? Start planning!
FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2010: July 26-August 1; 2011: July 25-31; 2012: July 23-29

Today/tonight: Heat, Blue Angels, concerts, King County's future - West Seattle Blog
BLUE ANGELS: Today's the first of two days that they'll be practicing, before the two official shows Saturday-Sunday over Lake Washington. ...

Soundtrack: 15 songs to watch Blue Angels to - Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Blue Angels fly past the Space Needle while during a practice session over Lake Washington in Seattle as viewed from Newport Hills on August 2, 2007. ...

How I Stopped the Blue Angels in Their Tracks - Black Star Rising
Check out Jeff's Photo Tip of the Day blog. in Art of Photography on July 29th, 2009 I recently had the opportunity to shoot the US Navy's Blue Angels at an ...

MILITARY: Blue Angels highlight Miramar air show - North County Times
The US Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team highlights the annual air show set for Oct. 2-4 at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. Base officials on Wednesday said the squadron ...

Snowbirds share in excitement of unique 'Canadian moment' 'There's something special today,' pilot says of first experience by marylee
By Kristy Nease, July 2, 2009 Reprinted from the Ottawa Citizen A few hours after making fly-overs at Parliament Hill and the Canada Aviation Museum on Canada Day, 11 snowbird pilots strolled into the museum to greet more than 300 excited youngsters, aviation enthusiasts, and sightseeing families. And with them was retired Col. Chris Hadfield, an astronaut with [...]

Snowbirds Announce New Team Coordinator -
Captain Dan Rossi, 34, from Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, was appointed as Snowbird 10, Team Coordinator, for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 show seasons after a ...

Take the count down to the air show of the Frecce Tricolori - Ancon Informa
Falconara (Ancona) - "The arrival of the Frecce Tricolori falconaresi to enjoy a spectacular and incredible reminder to the beach." Word of the Tourist Board Stefania Signorini that as the whole city looks forward to the arrival ...

Aero-TV: Keeping The Dream -- Aerobatic Pilot Greg Poe - Aero-News Network
His flight instructor, John Chambers, introduced him to aerobatics early on and it quickly turned into a passion that continues to this day. ...

Lifestyles & Leisure: Airshow Will Attract Thousands August 7,8,9 ... by Mike Archer
The Abbotsford Airshow began in 1962 when the recently formed Abbotsford Flying Club decided an airshow would be an effective way to promote flying from Abbotsford Airport, which was inactive at the time. The Flying Club approached W.J. ...

Windermere Airshow @ Bowness from Technorati
This photoset covers the Windermere Airshow last weekend, which was held at Bowness , on the shores of Lake Windermere , in the Lake District . In all fairness it wasn't the best airshow I had seen but it had a few notable moments and a few are captured here. The U.S. Mustang was quite a site, and the sound was equally as inpressive. "Minimulist Mustang" - The crowd seemed to agree, but still the mood was quiet as we had to wait a long time between planes.. "Airsh

Singapore Airshow 2010 appoints Hill & Knowlton - Media
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airshow & Events has appointed Hill & Knowlton to provide strategic communications support for the ...

Annual Milaca Fly-In/Drive-In set Aug. 8-9 - Mille Lacs County Times
... Young Eagle airplane rides and breakfast are some of the features of the annual Fly-In/Drive-In at the Milaca Municipal Airport set Saturday, Aug. ...

B-52 Recap from CAF Minnesota Wing Blog by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Last weeks visit to Minot gave the B-25 an opportunity to fly formation with a B-52! Previous updates gave us a great perspective from the ground, both with pictures and a video. But nothing beats an air-to-air view like this!

Weekly Update - 24July to 30July from CAF Minnesota Wing Blog by Commemorative Air Force, MN Wing
Good Afternoon Everyone!
Very little can top last week, considering the Red Tail's first flight, the B-52 flying with the B-25 and all the huge efforts involved to make those projects happen! It's been exhausting for all involved to accomplish these feats, so a bit of slow time is never a bad thing. Slow can be a relative term however. The B-25 survived a week long flying extravaganza in Sioux Falls, SD. The B-25 Crew flew an astounding 22 flights, and racked in $20,000 with tours, history flights and PX sales. Great work guys! The P-51C "Tuskegee Airmen" flew from North Dakota to Oshkosh, Wisconsin! Brad Lang, son of a Tuskegee Airman, has been checked out and did his first solo in the Mustang as well. The aircraft, as well as a number of Wing members will be attending Oshkosh

The B-17 Flying Fortress - from All Things Aviation by JetAviator7
A magnificent machine, the B-17 Flying Fortress remains an iconic image of the strength and power which the United States of America brought to the European theater's air war during the Second World War. Boeing designed and produced the B-17 in response to the United States Army's call for a long-range bomber. Boeing's B-17 would [...]

A QUIET HERO - The Times Picayune
Veteran Martin Richard has never really spoken much about his experiences during World War II. Relatives said he rarely ever mentioned the day his plane was shot down over France, or the nine months he spent as a German prisoner of war -- not even his participation in the deadly 86-day trek that surviving POWs would later call The Black March.
But as modest as Richard, 85, has always been about his efforts during the war, he could not downplay the monumental acknowledgment he and two other Louisiana veterans received last month. Richard was one of three Louisiana natives to be appointed chevaliers or knights of the French Legion of Honor during a lavish ceremony held the day before the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.
Richard sometimes manned the top gun turret on his B-24 Liberator during the 35 missions he and his crew flew. But that 35th mission turned out to be a doozy. On Aug. 14, 1944, Richard's crew had a bombing run near Cannes, France, that made them targets for German anti-aircraft artillery, he said.
"Our bombardier said, 'You know, we might get killed today.' But he said that every day," Richard recalled.
With a loud bang, gunfire took out two engines and the plane went down. Richard was panicked because he'd chosen an old parachute that he feared would fail him. Turns out the chute did just that until the last minute, but ended up saving his life.
"The others (whose chutes opened immediately) were in the air getting shot at," he said.
Richard's entire crew survived, but were captured by German troops. After being paraded around the streets of Paris in trucks and moved around to various farmhouses and make-shift dungeons, Richard was eventually crammed into a boxcar with other captured airmen and shipped by train to Stalag Luft IV, a prisoner of war camp in Gross Tychow, Poland, he said. ...
... After all these years, his daughter said there are still times her father will tell a story about the war that she has never heard. Richard said he and other veterans just didn't talk about it.
"We knew we had been through hell, but we didn't know that people were that interested in it," he said.

Veteran makes call for World War Two commemoration service - Darlington and Stockton Times
The Battle of Britain Commemoration Service and Parade will take place at the Allied Air Forces Memorial, at the Yorkshire Air Museum, to mark the famous ...

Pearl Harbor, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient Celebrates 100th Birthday from U.S. Navy News Headline Stories
The oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, celebrated his 100th birthday at Naval Air Station North Island, July 25.

Pilot lives childhood dream showcasing restored fighter jet - from News
He still remembers the day. June 6, 1959 is when Daniel Dempsey first fell in love. He was a six-year-old Calgary boy whose parents had taken him to see the Golden Hawks, a team of Canadian aerobatic airmen who dazzled crowds...

Thunder Bay, Ont., labs helping in hunt for remains of aviator ... - The Canadian Press
THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The decades-long mystery of the disappearance of American aviator Amelia Earhart might finally be solved next year with the help of two ...

WWII Planes at Palm Springs Air Museum Could be Grounded Indefinitely - KESQ
PALM SPRINGS - A large majority of the vintage World War II planes at the Palm Springs Air Museum could be grounded ...

Capt Force Logs 1.0 Jet Time in the Cessna Citation Mustang from Airspeed by Stephen Force (Steve Tupper)
I don't have a picture to put on this blog post. Mainly because I was pretty busy while the pictures were being taken and the video shot.
I was at the controls of the Cessna Citation Mustang, a six-seat VLJ. (Yeah!)
Rod Rakic of has done yeoman's work in coordinating media flight opportunities for new-media folks like me. I got the call while en route from Detroit, dropped my stuff at Camp Scholler, and then headed for Appleton to fly.
Certainly there will be a longer and more in-depth post when I get more time, but the basic flight profile was departure from KAPL, fly north toward Iron Mountain, Michigan, maneuver on the way back, and then land back at KAPL.

Radio-controlled model aircraft will fly into Banks -
This year's show will feature scale models, warbirds, EDF jets, helicopters, electric planes, giant scale aerobatics, and combat and novelty craft. ...

Nat'l Guard plane pull will benefit Special Olympics - Sussex Countian
13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100000-pound C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. ...

Malmesbury cadet on cloud nine - This is
This was arranged and on July 17 she met the team at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, What Kieran didn't realise, however, was he too was ...

Kids show flare for the creative in rocket contest - Bloomington Pantagraph
His was one of 75 model rockets entered in the Aerospace Rocketry category. While waiting, the first-year member of the Homespun 4-H Club assessed his project. The nosecone and fins were bright red as planned, but the red stripe in the center of the ...

Rolls to supply copter maker from Business Headlines
The local division of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has been selected to produce a light-turbine engine for RotorWay Eagle 300T turbine twin-seat helicopters. The RR300 engines will be delivered to Arizona-based RotorWay International through 2017. No financial terms were announced.

Purdue looking to partner with EAA, chapters from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Two years ago, Dennis Depew visited AirVenture for the first time.

Former US Sailor Shares His USS Indianapolis Survival Story - WKBT
He and his crew members had just finished the mission of delivering an atomic bomb overseas and were headed to invade Japan. Instead, they received a ...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Barnstormer Express - Summer Highlights

The Barnstormer Express
July 30, 2009
Bringing you the Best of Barnstorming! 
In our pursuit to continue bringing you the best of barnstorming, we worked in collaboration with some photographers & videographers this year to give you a real upclose and personal look at our very unique team.  The summer version of our new promo video will show you just what sets our wing walking team
apart from the others.
View our new promo video here:
.WMV website version (may take a moment to load)
Jenny's Journal in AirshowStuff Magazine
Jenny was invited to contribute to the new
online publication, AirshowStuff MagazineShe has been contributing regularly, in the form of
Jenny's Journal, since the spring.
Ryan Sundheimer, founder of, is the one who allowed us the use of his lipstick video camera at the Wings & Wheels show in St. Thomas, Ontario.  He contributed much of the ground-based video you see in our new promo, as well. 

 American Barnstormer on the cover of the
ICAS Industry Guide
American Barnstormer's wing-cam shots from the Florida International Air Show this spring caught the eye of our industry's leaders - our Going Up! photo was chosen to grace the cover of the new
ICAS Industry Guide.
About the photo series...
Tyson Rininger called on a friend, David Carlson, who has plenty of experience with rigging cameras on moving platforms to help us capture our team behind the scenes... in the air.  With all the right equipment from David (who works with Canon), we were able to capture our entire routine with photos
taken every 4 seconds. 
Not your typical wing walking acts...
The AMAZING solo wing walk--  Javelin Hang by AHaley
This is the most complete solo wing walk routine available! 
No other team's wing walker hits 4 distinct places on the plane, performs aerobatics standing at the wingtip, and hangs upside-down from the javelin by her knees!  


The SPECTACULAR Double Trouble wing walk--Double Trouble last pass by SYost

This is the ONLY North American team offering a performance with two daredevils moving about the wings of a Stearman in flight and riding through aerobatics to boot! 
  This wing walking act mixes acrobatics with grace, precision, and the 'Double Dare' javelin hang for a show you just can't miss!

History Tidbits...
Wing Walking and the Military 
Not only does wing walking in general have direct ties to the U.S. Army Air Service (predecessor of the USAF), but our Stearman, Ol' Smokey, began his life as a Navy trainer at
NAS Dallas in the early 1940s.
For more info on how wing walking is tied to the USAF, please read
our brief article on this topic:

Wing Walker Stats...
   Jenny    Jenny Forsythe by SYost
height - 5'9"        age - 38
first wing walk: June 2004
hometown: Cleveland, OH

    Tyson     Tyson Rininger by AHaley
height - 5'3"        age - 35
first wing walk: February 2009
hometown: Monterey, CA 

Congratulations to Nicole!
  Our wing-walker-on-leave, Nicole Hansen, and her husband Cory just welcomed Madisyn Marie into this world on July 16th.

 American Barnstormer is on Facebook!  Join us and our fans from around the globe for the most up-to-date news on our team. 
Photos by
Adam Haley
Ryan Sundheimerwww.AirshowStuff.comShawn Yost

 Tyson Rininger
(in collaboration with David Carlson)
Give Walt a call today...
toll-free:  (866) 450-1930                           cell:  (216) 470-8088
or email Jenny at
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We promise we have no intentions of filling your Inbox with things you're not interested in.  We will only send occaisional updates about our team - no more than 6 per year.  But, if you would prefer to not recieve any further newsletters from us, please use the "Manage your subscription" link below and we'll be glad to remove you from our contact list.  Or, if there is someone else now in charge of your event and you believe we should be contacting them, please forward this newsletter on to them or let us know to whom it should be sent. 
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Everything we've gleaned from Airventure 2009 today can be found Here!
All other Aerotainment news is below:
and don't forget - AirVenture's official website
Didn't make it this year? Start planning!
FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2010: July 26-August 1; 2011: July 25-31; 2012: July 23-29

Setback: The Search For EAA President's Successor Hits Roadblock from Aero-News Network
Tom Poberezny's Successor Not Likely To Be Named Soon ANN has been following internal details surrounding the search for a successor for EAA Chairman of the Board/President Tom Poberezny for a number of weeks, and it appears that what has become a very "political" process has reached a major snag.

EAA Founder reunited with WWII trainer from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
It's not unusual for pilots to imagine what happened to an airplane they once flew.

Blue Angels share more than high-flying stunts at Air Show - Belleville View
Major Miller, a US Navy Pilot, and other members of the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron visited the MIAT campus July 17 between practice flights ...

Blue Angels alert: Times they will be loud, aloft - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Or if you want to find a spot to see them soar above, the Blue Angels will be in the air from 10 am to 2:30 pm Thursday as they circle and make maneuvers ...

Feature photos: Blue Angels fuel stop - Billings Gazette
The Blue Angels, the US Navy's flight demonstration squadron, landed briefly in Billings before continuing on. The team performed in Sioux Falls, SD, ...

The sky is the limit - Airdrie Echo
Highlighted by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the show entertained thousands who basked in the warm sun and watched jets and planes screech across the clear ...

Tumbling with the Stars - Air & Space Magazine
Today's airshow performers do it gyroscopically

Able Flight presents wings - AOPA Pilot
"Being in aviation is an extraordinary gift," airshow performer Mike Goulian said in presenting Zachary's wings. "I hope you have an amazing career. ...

Portrush International Airshow to be held on September 5-6 - Coleraine Today
MAYOR of Coleraine, Cllr Sandy Gilkinson, has welcomed the launch of the eighth Northern Ireland International Air Show. Launched this week by Minister of ...

Roundabout way to tell people about Bournemouth Air Festival - Bournemouth Daily Echo
WITH just three weeks to go before the start of this year's More Bus Bournemouth Air Festival, motorists on the Wessex Way are sure to do a double take when they see this 1950s De Havilland Venom jet.
The vintage aircraft is at St Paul's roundabout in Bournemouth to promote the festival, the area's biggest free outdoor event of the year, which takes place from Thursday, August 20, to Sunday, August 23. ...

High flying weekend at East Fortune Airshow - Berwickshire Today
The crowds were treated to a line-up of spectacular aerial entertainment including the barnstorming feats of the Team Guinot Wing-walkers, the impressive Chinook and Lynx helicopters, aerobatic display team The Blades and the awesome Avro Vulcan bomber ...

Biggest airshow yet at aviation centre - This Is Horncastle
EAST Kirkby Aviation Heritage Centre will be holding its biggest air show to date this weekend. The event is all in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and the ..

Air show update: Entry fee likely for 2010 show - Broward Politics
Of course you'll still be able to watch the air show for free, because no one can stop you from looking up into the sky from wherever you are. ...

Weather delays air show's flights - BBC News
The air show is the only day of the year that the naval air station opens its doors to the public. Flying displays at RNAS Culdrose's air show in Cornwall ...

Traffic prevents some from attending air show - Airdrie Echo
Traffic congestion on Yankee Valley Blvd. caused significant delays for visitors trying to attend the Airdrie Air Show. The delays resulted in some ...

Northwest Aviator: Hello Again! by Jeff
A lot of things have been keeping me busy, and frankly I got hit with writer's block while I was trying to post an entry about my trip to the Reno Air Races last year. There was so much to write about and I just couldn't get in the ...

STREGA!!!! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
I was on my way home from a four day houseboat trip. I look over and see two planes flying at Stregas base, Minter Field. I automatically drive over there and see that it was strega and Wee Willy a P-51 from Chino. As we get on the taxiway to watch they made a few high and slow formation passes. Preety soon Wee Willy made a speed pass and Strega a very high speed pass later on. Along with the passes they were practicing racing around a course in formation. As they taxiied in i noticed Kevin Eldridge was driving Wee Willy and Jr. was driving Strega. After they parked we saw Tiger arrive in his Tahoe after watching Jr. We said hi to both of them and then we were off. It was real sweet and may have been the trip highlight. Also in the hangar near where they parked was Czech Mate and the P-51 Man o War. Sorry i didnt have a Camera with me so i am real sorry i dont have pics.

8 cyl. 720 NXT!!! - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Check this monster out being built in Panama!!! Also see Ron taxi tests under his other videos. SHould flying soon!!!

Sky's the limit in championship - Wirral Globe
I had driven down for the press launch of the World Aerobatic Championships, being held at Silverstone from the 20th – 29th August. ...

Mazda UK Announces the British Aerobatic Association Bursary Winners - Honest John
The successful candidates are all experienced aerobatic pilots with an ambition to progress. At Standard level the bursary winners are: Phil Burgess, ...

Tuskegee Airmen P-51 flies again - AOPA Pilot
Five years ago, members of the Commemorative Air Force's Minnesota wing lost an airplane and a friend. Don Hinz, a longtime CAF member, ...

Slaton home to volunteer based Texas Air Museum - KFDA
Let's change gears and talk about the volunteer based Texas Air Museum. A group of 15 to 30 volunteers run the museum every Thursday and Saturday. They call themselves a flying museum because they like to take folks up for a ride in vintage war planes. But it's not just a shrine to aerial warfare. The museum also honors the sacrifice of American troops on the ground. ...
The Texas Air Museum is funded by the South Plains Air Show. The show includes precision aerobatic maneuvers and re-enactments from World War II.

Air Museum sues co-founder's widow - The Desert Sun
The Palm Springs Air Museum filed a lawsuit in Riverside Superior Court on Tuesday against Jo Rose Pond, the widow of museum co-founder and benefactor ...

Hornet Inspires Graphic Artist's Imagination to Soar - Canada's Air Force
17 WING WINNIPEG, Man. - Most artists are somewhat particular in their use of medium and subject matter. Whether it is landscapes or sculpture, the true artistic beauty shines through regardless.
In the case of Jim Belliveau, the Graphic Designer at 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the first time he saw his subject matter (the CF-18 Hornet) was in the early eighties. ...

Cadets perform with pride at military show - Lutterworth Today
The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire sees demonstrations from air forces across the globe and was this year enjoyed by a ...

On July 16, Marine One piloted by all-female crew from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
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Ponder this: Can a computer be patriotic and fly with pride?
Teaching Drones to Fly in Formation - Wired News
"In future years, no doubt UAS will put on displays of computer-flying skill that will put the Blue Angels to shame," Brett Davis wrote in Unmanned Systems. ...

Bray airshow 2009 Republic of Ireland. by Gary Watson
Irish Air Corps station Baldonnel 27-7-09 by Gary Watson

Indiana Airport to Begin Runway Project from Headlines - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority will begin renovating runways at Smith Field Airport August 3. The $1 million project is being paid for by federal stimulus funds. Additional lighting and drainage work will be performed and a taxiway will be constructed to give airfield access to the existing Ivy Tech Aircraft Maintenance Technology facility and for future development. The project is expected to be complete near the end of November.