Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Thousands enjoy WBCA Air Show - KGNS
Amazing stunts grasped the attention of thousands today at the Laredo International Airport for the wbca stars and stripes air show spectacular ...

Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII to be Honored with Congressional Gold Medal - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
the first woman to serve as a Presidential Military Aide and pioneering Coast Guard aviator; Colonel Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.), the first woman astronaut ...

World War II bomber crew sole survivor remembers close calls - NewsOK.com
Charlie Erickson, Oklahoma City, holding a model of a B-17 airplane in his home in Oklahoma City Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, ...

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HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY: A look at Air Force One from Airline Reporter
Happy President's Day! I figured this would be a good excuse to take a look at the aircraft that have been used to fly the President of the United States around the world since 1943.
First off, I realize that any US Air Force aircraft the president is in, is called "Air Force One." For the sake of this post, when I will be talking about the aircraft whose sole mission is to safely fly the President of the United States to his destination, I will refer to this particular aircraft as "Air Force One."
The first Air Force One has its roots in 1943, when Franklin D Roosevelt was the ...

Miracle Leap from Helicopter Saves Pilot and Passenger. from Planenews Aviation News
Paris: A French pilot and his 63-year-old female passenger escaped what looked like certain death by leaping out of a helicopter in mid-flight, France Info radio reported Monday. The two were flying to the city of Valence Sunday, over mid-sized mountains, when a dense fog suddenly cut the pilot's vision to practically zero, forcing him to reduce altitude and speed. However, it soon became apparent to the 59-year-old pilot that he was flying blind and that a collision with a mountain was inevitable.

Young Eagles will take to the sky in Temple
Special to the Daily Herald Area young people, ages 8 to 17, will have a chance to take to the skies Feb. 27 as Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 542, hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional ..

Young Eagles program takes kids into wild blue yonder - Midland Daily News
"I have flown over 300 (Young Eagles' flights)," Woodley said. "It's a great program, they have a few people who took Young Eagles flights who are now ...

Theater: Segregated airmen fight to fly in WWII - The Associated Press
"Black Angels Over Tuskegee," is a serious history lesson told with humor. Based on true events, this powerful play, on view at off-Broadway's ...

Air Camp Takes Off - University of Dayton - News Home
"Air Camp is intended to inspire students to discover the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math in the context of aviation, ...

Rocket Racing update from RLV and Space Transport News
Here's a some info on the Rocket Racing League: Rocket Racing League -- Diamandis Plans 2010 Exhibition Racing - Aero-News Network - Feb.15.10.
Key points:
/-- RRL raised $5.5M in 2009
/-- New President and CEO
/-- 2nd and 3rd rocket racers under construction with Armadillo Aerospace engines.
/-- Exhibition races in 2010 with 2 or 3 vehicles flying and real competitions in 2011
Here is an video interview with Peter Diamandis.

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