Saturday, February 13, 2010

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KC-135-Stratotanker added to August air show lineup at Pease - Foster's Daily Democrat
... to the already impressive lineup that includes the US Navy Blue Angels, the US Army Golden Knights, Mike Goulian, Rob Holland and the B-25 "Panchito. ...

Salon-de-Provence opens its doors - Cawa
By late morning, the students attended a demonstration of the Patrouille de France (PAF). Their promotion is the first of their establishment to be ...

Air Tattoo organisers hope charity concerts take off - Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
ORGANISERS of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford are hoping a series of cathedral concerts will take off in a similar ...

Hurricane R4118 Display Dates by Flightline UK
The display dates for Peter Vacher's Hurricane I have been published on With 49 combat sorties, five enemy aircraft destroyed, and being itself shot down in the Battle of Britain, Hurricane R4118 is regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.

Collings Foundation Mission Briefing from
February News Letter from the Collings Foundation

SUPER-SPORT CLASS GOLD AWARDS (Reno 2009) - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Reno '09 NCAR featured the second-consecutive running of- Sport Class Gold + Super-Gold racing division event competition. Though not everyone's quite-yet convinced the decision f/a S-Gold split was really necessary, there's no doubt whatsoever that the Sport Class overall keeps getting faster & more exciting to watch every year!!!

286 WASP Survive, of 1100 Who Served from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
According to Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) there are 286 surviving WASP. (1100 served, 36 were killed in the line of duty, one committed suicide on the one year anniversary of the WASP being disbanded.)
An informal survey showed about 100 (each in their 80s or 90s) are planning on making the trip to Washington DC to attend the ceremony on March 10, where: ...

Mission accomplished – John Sanderson's story - The Fence Post
... John studied his way to crew chief, but he couldn't shake his desire to fly.
"I couldn't get it out of my head that I wanted to be a fighter pilot, so they sent me to a school in Buckley Field, Colo., to become a pilot. Then at the last minute they found they were running short of aerial gunners, so instead of getting to further myself on flying, they sent me to Arlington, Texas, to gunnery school. That's where they pinned my wings on and a diamond patch on my sleeve."
John was now a flight engineer and an aerial gunner, and joined the 13th Air Force, nicknamed the Jungle Air Force.
When he landed in Walla Walla, Wash., "That's where they put me on a B-24. That's when I knew what I was going to do." John would be aboard a B-24 Liberator attached to the Bomber Barons, a group that would eventually be credited with more than 800 missions. The Liberator was a heavy bomber with top speed and the capacity for a wide range and high bomb load. "I had to learn that airplane piece by piece. That was tough." ...

WWII POW honored with medal after 66 years - Tuscaloosa News
It has been 66 years since Lt. Robert John Hagan Jr. was shot down over Germany while flying a B-24 bomber on a mission to Berlin.
At the time, he and the nine other men on his plane were able to escape, parachuting into Nazi territory 12 miles outside the German capital.
Hagan landed in a tree, where he hid until he was found and arrested by the Nazis on June 21, 1944.
For the next 10 months he lived in a Nazi prison camp, his weight dwindling while he survived on sauerkraut and bread that he believed was made with sawdust.
On Friday, Hagan's widow, 84-year-old Mary Alice Hagan, cried as she was handed a rose and a Prisoner of War Medal on behalf of her late husband, six decades after his service in World War II. It has been almost 50 years since Hagan died of a heart attack at the age of 41, leaving his wife and three young daughters. ...

Was a gridiron star, WWII vet, Stanford Law grad - San Diego Union Tribune
He had been a football star at San Diego State College, a World War II Navy aviator and a Stanford Law School graduate, and had opened his own downtown law ...

Wreck of Airship USS Macon Added to National Register of Historic Places from
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the loss of the U.S. Navy airship USS Macon, NOAA today announced that the wreck site on the seafloor within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Macon, a 785-foot dirigible was one of the largest airships in the world – comparable in size to the RMS Titanic. It was intended to serve as a scout ship for the Pacific Fleet and had the ability to launch and recover Sparrowhawk biplanes. In service less than two years, the Macon, based at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, Calif., was damaged in a storm on Feb. 12, 1935, and sank in the ...

Naval Air Station Museum Receives Grant for Exhibit - Cape May County Herald
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (NASW) recently received a grant to support the construction of a new exhibit featuring ...

Me 109-G6 to go under the hammer from Aeroplane Monthly News
Me 109-G6 static rebuildAn extensively rebuilt Messerschmitt 109-G6, which includes components recovered from Werknummer 441059, is due to be sold by Munich auction house Hermann Historia on 16 April.

Exploring a World War II Aircraft - Up Close -
First for the Tillamook Cheese Factory and the other for the Tillamook Air Museum that houses World War II aircraft and memorabilia. ...

Still playing a critical role in U.S. skies - The Day w/video
Keith Neilson's voice cuts through the muffled noise of the single-engine red, white and blue Cessna 182 Skylane flying above the rolling hills, lakes and rivers of southeastern Connecticut. He's talking to his observer, retired U.S. Air Force navigator Lawrence Kinch.
The two men, volunteers with the Thames River Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, are on a training mission and are trying to home in on their search target - a blue tarp - on a sunny and crisp January day.
Kinch, the squadron commander, monitors a small digital direction finder waiting for the two lobes - or lines - to intersect, indicating that they're over their target. Neilson, the pilot, concentrates on flying the four-seat aircraft close enough to get a clear - and safe - view of the target. ...

The Latest Edition of "This Week In Space"! from Uplinks by Miles O'Brien
Watch it here! | We have now done six editions of This Week In Space - and now is the time for us to figure out how to pay the rent. We are looking for advertisers — if you have any suggestions on that, let us know. In the meantime, you the viewers can help us. If you would like to help keep us on – go to our site and click on the Paypal button.  This isn't tax deductable – but if you like our show and you want us to stay around, please consider making a contribution. ...

Astronauts Hit Snag With New Space Station Room from
Astronauts ran into trouble today while setting up the International Space Station's newest room, Tranquility: A critical insulating cover does not fit. ...

Red Arrows from Planeshots
SCA bringing back STS-125 - FlightAware
Tauranga Airshow, New Zealand 07-02-2010 - Africa Aviation / Afrika Lugvaart

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