Monday, February 1, 2010

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Air Force flying team seeks local hero - Pensacola News Journal | The Air Force Thunderbirds are seeking nominations for a "hometown hero" to fly with them during the 2010 air show at Eglin Air Force Base on April 10-11. ...

Shaw F-16 pilots train for Super Bowl Sunday from The Kathryn Report by Kathryn | F-16 fighter pilots based at Shaw Air Force Base are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday. They began Exercise Amalgam Virgo 10-Miami Friday in the Greater Miami area to practice what to do should unauthorized airplanes violate the flight restriction zone that will be in place during the big game, the Air Force announced. The exercise is a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol and the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region's Eastern Air Defense Sector. Flights were scheduled to begin around midnight and continue for about two hours. "We're basically rehearsing air sovereignty overwatch for the Super Bowl," said Lt. Col. Michael Richardson, 20th Fighter Wing air sovereignty force commander, in a news release. "It's a robust exercise, and valuable training. We're fully committed to defending the entire southeast United States."

Two Men, One Cessna, 65 Days Aloft -- Nonstop from AVwebFlash Current Issue | Chet and Matt Pipkin plan to set a new record for time aloft in an airplane, a record that currently sits at 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and five seconds, according to the men. The record was set in a Cessna 172, and the Pipkins intend to beat it in a (modified) 172 ... this time with a video feed and Wi-Fi. Like the current record holders, Robert Timm and John Cook, who set the mark between Dec. 4, 1958, and Feb. 7, 1959, the Pipkins plan to refuel via low-level flyby, transferring fuel from a truck. Timm and Cook managed that over long straight flat roads in the Mojave desert until their plane's engine had deteriorated to the point where they could no longer climb away. Chet and Matt Pipkin plan to modify their engine with plumbing to allow for in-flight oil changes. As for their own essential fluids and waste, that too will be passed between the ground vehicle and aircraft. "This project is ridiculous," the men admit. "In fact, that is why we love it." But it does have a serious side -- the men hope to raise money for charity.

A pilot's love - Replica takes pilot back to WWII By Pamela Hitchins | In Cary Salter's flying days, pilots did not have the option of staying on the ground when the weather was bad. They took their planes up or faced court-martial. During World War II, Salter flew a P-51D Mustang fighter on about 50 missions over France and Germany. On Saturday, he would have been united with a replica of his plane had weather not intervened. No official punishment was involved, and though some 200 bystanders were chilled by cold and snow flurries, they still got to cheer Salter at a ceremony in his honor in a hangar at Jackson's Hawkins Field.

Gordon Bowman-Jones – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Monday from by Matt | MONDAY – Move over Dos Equis man…"the worlds most interesting man in aviation" Gordon Bowman-Jones is taking your calls and questions on Warbird Radio LIVE!  Gordon has been flying and providing narration for the aviation entertainment industry for decades.  He has so many accolades we can't begin to list them all…just Google him and prepare [...]

Red Bull air race preview over Swan River – PerthNow | This was a sample of what's to come in April, when the world's most skilful, daredevil pilots go head-to-head in a mid-air race over Perth. ...

Late aerobatics champ honoured - THE late aerobatics champion Tom Moon was honoured with a fitting tribute on Saturday almost a year after he died in a tragic aeroplane accident in Temora. Mr Moon was a founding member of the Temora Aviation Museum and his name will forever be remembered in the town after he was honoured with the renaming of Menzies Street to Tom Moon Avenue. Mr Moon died in January last year when the aerobatic plane he was flying crashed at the Temora airport when he was performing aerobatic manoeuvres. In recognition of his role in establishing the Temora Aviation Museum, the Temora Shire Council received permission to rename the street on which the museum is located.

Turning on the turbo - Straits Times | A worker preparing an exhibit in the Rolls-Royce pavilion at the Singapore Airshow 2010 is dwarfed by part of a ...

Fewer airshow tickets for better crowd control – AsiaOne | TICKETS to the Singapore Airshow for the public will be in shorter supply this year compared to the last show. The organiser of the event, ...

The Magazine by by The Moose Guy | Our latest February-March free issue of The Magazine by is now available for viewing by download in pdf format, Acrobat Reader 7 or above is required.

Top Women Aviation Authors Featured At WAI Conference from Aero-News Network | Event To Be Held Next Month In Orlando, FL Attendees at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) Conference will have the chance to meet aviation authors in person, as well a purchase signed copies of their books. Each author will have a specific time period to be showcased.

A Look Back - Atlanta Intown | February 3-4, 1934: Pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart visited Atlanta as a guest of Davison-Paxon department store (now Macy's). Her two-day itinerary began at the old ...

This Week In Military/Aviation History 1-7 February from Warbirds Online by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr. | Well Folks, here we are once again. Not only has a week gone by, but also the first month of 2010 has also gone by the wayside. I sincerely hope that the month treated you right. Well, time marches on even as we sit here reading this, so let's take a little trip down history lane, shall we? Yes, I think we shall. Tom K.

On This Day in Aviation History: February 1st by Matt Molnar | Today marks the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which killed seven astronauts. Other events include UAL's emergence from bankruptcy, Boeing's decision to discontinue the 727, and San Francisco's first air ferry.

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