Friday, February 19, 2010

Indy Transponder 19-FEB-10 2145z

2010 JSOH – just around the corner - Capital Flyer
This year, from May 14 through 16, Joint Team Andrews' 2010 Joint Service Open House is scheduled to feature aerial displays from the Navy Blue Angels jet ...the Army Golden Knights parachuting team, Oracle's Sean Tucker, Fagen Inc.'s Greg Poe and the Red Bull Air Force Helicopter among other performers. ...

SC air base hosts air show Thunderbird F-16 visit from
A South Carolina Air Force base is hosting a Thunderbird F-16 jet and pilot in advance of the installation's annual community festival and air show. ...

National Airshow of Wales to return in 2011 by Flightline UK
From the TSA Consulting Ltd website:- Swansea City and County Council has decided not to stage a repeat of last year's Wales National Airshow in 2010 but, instead, to make it a biennial event. So we look forward to a spectacular return of the event to Swansea Bay in the summer of 2011.

Kickass Swiss Airshow - The most kickass military air show in the world takes place in Switzerland each October. This is a quite unique air power demonstration that occurs on Ebenfluh Firing Range high on Axalphorn Mountain. As you can see from the photos and video below it's not a show for the meek, mainly because, after a gondola ride that begins at 0630, the range is still a 1 1/12 hour hike up the mountain….
No stunts by Red Checkers - Radio New Zealand
The Air Force says four Airtrainer aircraft will do a flypast, which will be seen by many as a tribute to Squadron Leader Cree.

Daily Headlines from the IndyTransponder can now be heard on...

Canadian Pilot, Pete McLeod represents Canada at One Young World Summit from News
Canadian Pete McLeod joined the next generation of world leaders from around the globe at the inaugural One Young World Summit in London, England on February 8-10, 2010.

Evan just posted our interview on his site! from Wasabi Air Racing

Tuskegee Airmen Fought Nazis & Racism - The Ledger
"We flew in a B-25 and afterwards we went down to the Officers Club and everyone came peeking around. The only other place where you saw a black officer was ...

Red Tails George Lucas Movie - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
I don't now if someone already covered this...George Lucas wrote and is producing (not directing) a movie called Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen which is supposed to be released in 2010...This youtube video shows some interesting footage from the set...Anyone know what / whose Mustangs and what B-17 they are using?

Guernsey flypast honours WWII pilot Charles Widdows - BBC News
A flypast of military jets has taken place over Guernsey's south coast in honour of the island's last Battle of Britain pilot. Air Commodore Charles Widdows ...
Airmen, officer to attend program at air museum - The Desert Sun
Three former Tuskegee Airmen and a retired officer with the Buffalo Soldiers will participate Saturday in the Palm Springs Air Museum's African American ...

Zeppelin Attacks on England! - Seattle Post Intelligencer
... material from The Seattle Public Library's Aviation History Collection, the Illustrated London News and the New York Times Historical database . ...

Civil Helicopters in the archive from Flight International
Have a look at this Flight article from 1957 on the development of the Fairey Rotodyne. Further on in the article you can marvel at the intricacies of the craft in our cutaway drawing.
There are some great illustrations of the World's (retro) Helicopters published in 1953.

VAC Flies Wounded Heroes to Mammoth Mountain from Veterans Airlift Command
Veterans Airlift Command volunteers flew 15 wounded heroes and a service dog to Mammoth Mountain for a week of winter sports with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. The following video is courtesy of Denise Winston.

On This Day in Aviation History: February 19th -

Announcement: Wellington Aero Club ... - Rodney's Aviation Ramblings
This is a brief announcement that Wellington Aero Club will be having an open day on Saturday 27 March 2010 at the club rooms, Wellington International Airport, Coutts St, Wellington! Planning indicates that we will have an even bigger ...
Orbiter Updates :) from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
Lots happening here in the space world. Endeavour is scheduled to return to KSC on Sunday night at 10:25 EST. I haven't seen a definite weather briefing, but low ceiling clouds may pose a threat to landing at KSC. The weather at Edwards Air Force base in CA. is not favorable on Sunday, but great for Monday. So…we'll see as it gets closer to the de-orbit burn on Sunday. The hatch closure will occur today at 2:49pm and Endeavour will undock from the ISS at 7:58pm.
Discovery's launch date has changed to April 5th at 6:27am! Roll over from the OPF will occur on Monday (weather permitting). There will be a 10 day window for this launch.
We're busily processing Atlantis for its next launch as well. It will be rolling out of the OPF to the VAB on April 8th, rolling out to the launch pad on April 20th, and with a targeted launch date of May 14th.
Some Awesome Shots from STS-130

Jumpers Away from Airline Pilot Central Forums
NAF El Centro Photocall 2010 Photos from FenceCheck Forums 
Man Launches Crayola Crayon Rockets in Nevada Desert [Rockets] from Gizmodo


No comments: