Monday, February 15, 2010

Indy Transponder 15-FEB-10 0215z

G.I. native member of Thunderbirds - The Independent
Thomas Bowden enlisted in the Air Force for an adventure, and he has received more than he expected.The 37-year-old Grand Island native is now a captain, a doctor and was recently named flight surgeon for the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron known as the Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
He applied for the position about six months before he learned of his acceptance in May 2009. He said he felt a mixture of pride, exhilaration and relief. He officially took over as flight surgeon in November 2009.
"It is an immense honor to be selected for this position," he said. "It has been an incredible experience thus far and will only get better."

TNT crew gushing over Cowboys Stadium - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Air Force Thunderbirds before the game. The five white jets were flying 400 mph over the stadium before the game began.

An evening in the heart of the Patrouille de France on Planet - Le Zapping du PAF
On Sunday, February 14, Channel Planet will offer its subscribers to enjoy a full evening in the heart of the Patrouille de France along with Vincent ...

2010 WBCA Air Show - TWT Forums
I normally help at the Air Show and the infamous Jalapeno Festival. I got to take a few photos in between setting up today, while the pilots were doing their practice runs. The F-15 Strike Eagle Demo Team is in and they always put on a ...

Take off to the Houdini - Centenary Air Show - Pakenham Cardinia Leader
THE Houdini - Centenary Air Show will celebrate 100 years of Australian aviation with aerobatics, formation flying, model aircraft, warbirds, ...

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Wellingtonian warbird model impresses - Otago Daily Times
It is proposed to form a syndicate to construct the complete aeroplane for the purpose of competing for the prize of £10000 offered by Australia for the ...

National Aviation Heritage Invitational - Another Time
Aviation treasures are restored and displayed at the Reno Air Races where the judges will award the coveted trophy. Vist the web site and check out the winners circle. At my recent visit to the NASM I saw the trophy on display. ...

January 2010 - The Pylon Place - In Flight USA
Two books I would recommend for their photography alone include Full Throttle - Reno Air Races Today by Gerhard Schmid. This book is written in English, German and Spanish and includes some amazing shots of the races and the people ...

Kalamazoo's Air Zoo brings its ride prices down to earth - Freep
The Air Zoo has turned into a tourist bargain.
Last June, the museum eliminated its $19.50 entrance fee. Attendance has more than doubled
"It was a business decision, and we are hoping it works for everyone and brings more people to the museum and Kalamazoo," says spokeswoman Jennifer Cunningham. Visitation rose from 102,000 in 2008 to 206,000 in 2009.
This year, the museum is going one step further, offering wristbands for unlimited rides for as little as $6.95.

Middleburg Heights library will host Amelia Earhart portrayal - Sun Star Courier (blog)
By Sun News staff The Cuyahoga County Public Library's Middleburg Heights branch is now accepting registration for a monologue on aviator Amelia Earhart. ...

In the Archives: Runway to the Future - The Ann Arbor Chronicle
An photograph of a Waco 10 from the airshow program. Five aviators at the 1927 Ypsilanti air show competed in the cutting-edge biplane. ...

Colorado snowboard school manager wins King Schools sweepstakes airplane from General Aviation News
Rhonda Doyle of Ridgway, Colorado, is the winner of King Schools' Future Of Flight airplane sweepstakes. The Cessna 172S Skyhawk she won includes a G1000 WAAS panel and features the GFC700 autopilot.
"I was sitting at my desk, studying for my Instrument Rating, and watching John King on my computer, when suddenly the phone rang and there he was on the line," she saiad. "I was a little confused at first, so when he told me that I had won I didn't believe it. But, when Martha joined in the conversation, I knew it was for real!"
"I still can't believe this is happening!" she said as she hugged her new Skyhawk at Montgomery Field in San Diego. Doyle, a commercial pilot, supervises the Snowboard School at Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. She is working toward her goal of becoming a tour pilot.
To view a two-minute video of Doyle picking up her new airplane, click here.

Flying a passion Ford shares in the air - Burlington Hawk Eye
I think everyone that is involved in the Young Eagles program willingly volunteers their aircraft and their time and feels it is all worthwhile when we see ...

Blue Angels - Salisbury News video
Formation flight Sunday. T-33s from Planeshots
Formation flight Sunday. Spitfires from Planeshots
Flipping the World Around in a Sonex (Aerobatics) from Diamond Pilots


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