Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Red Arrows head to 'spiritual home' for Cotswold Air Show - BBC News
The aerobatic display team were based at the former RAF Kemble, now Cotswold Airport, for nearly 20 years. The Gloucestershire aerodrome is often referred ...

'Hawk One' Sabre Coming to AirVenture from News from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
A Canadair Sabre 5 fighter jet owned by Vintage Wings of Canada will return to one of its many former homes this summer – Oshkosh, Wisconsin – where it will be a featured warbird attraction at EAA AirVenture 2010.

Blue Angel Gets New Home in Kingsville - KIII TV3
It's a perfectly good airplane." The Blue Angels, they'll be bringing their high flying show to NAS Kingsville on March 27th and 28th.

WWI Battle of Britain flying ace dies in Sussex from
One of the Battle of Britain's most successful pilots has died at the age of 89.
Wing Commander Bob Doe, of Crowborough, flew Spitfires during the battle and was one of the RAF flying aces, destroying at least 14 enemy craft.
Surrey-born Wing Cdr Doe died in hospital of pneumonia on Sunday. ...

Films, activities planned for all ages - Republican Eagle
First Lt. Russ Fechter, who served in the US Army Air Force and flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II. Now 87, he is retired from Red Wing Shoe Co ...

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Wounded Warrior Project - National Airshow Performance Collaborative, Team Vandy-1 Joins Forces with Wounded Warrior Project from
Maryland based, Team Vandy -1 and Jacksonville based Wounded Warrior Project have come together in honor of those members of our nation's armed forces who have been severely injured.  Wounded Warrior Project's logo, which features one warrior carrying another, will be painted on Team Vandy-1 airplanes and WWP will receive a portion of the proceeds from all airplane sponsorships and souvenir sales.
According to Pat Marsh, Team Vandy-1 Owner/ Pilot, "Our plan is to create a sponsored Multimedia event with both live and broadcast elements designed to drive maximum awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project."
Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to assist injured veterans during their recovery, rehabilitation and transition. Whether through combat stress programs, career counseling or advocacy initiatives, Wounded Warrior Project's vision is to help make this generation of wounded warriors the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation's history.  ...

AIR POWER RADIO "Aviations Online Voice"
Our focus is on aviation, from the early days to the present and the innovators working on the aircraft of tomorrow. Our weekly show consists of four segments which we hope will capture your imagination - Women in Aviation showcases prominent women in the aviation world from Aerobatic performers to those who work behind the scenes at the nations' air shows. Legends of Aviation is interviews with Veterans, designers, and the men and women who worked to make aviation what it is today. Builders/Restoration corner focuses on the people who restore, build and keep the planes flying – from museums to the innovators working on the next big thing in Aviation. Aero Extreme with "Smokey" Young , President of the Formula 1 Air Racing Association and also aero extreme pilot. Smokey will interview the pilots who take Aviation to the extreme. We have an amazing line up of guests which we know will keep you tuning back in for more. Air Power Radio airs live Tuesdays at 7 AM Pacific Time 10 AM Eastern on PowerUp.

Air Combat USA
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1949 National Air Races from
Official Program Cover | The Armed Forces pulled out all the stops this year to show the public where their money went. | Air Force | The Air Force chose Cleveland Municipal Airport as the "target" to demonstrate the split-second timing  necessary  to  bring 100 aircraft  to bear  on a given objective. The mighty B-36 bombers took off  from distant air bases even before spectators arrived at the air races. From other fields closer by, the Republic F-84 Thunder Jets became airborne as did North American F-86 Sabers and Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star's to a rendezvous near Cleveland Municipal Airport and flew a "mission" in a 30 minute show of America's Air Might. The Air Force's new jet demonstration team called the Acrojets thrilled the crowd with precision maneuvers flown at speeds of 600 to 650 mph. ...

Hon. Duckworth and Brig. Gen. Vaught, USAF (Ret.) to Be Inducted Into the U.S. Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame from PR Newswire: Aerospace/Defense
Panel Topics Announced for the 2nd Annual Army Women in Transition Symposium WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Women's Foundation today announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2010: The Honorable L. Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental ...

'Miracle on the Hudson' hero to speak at The Museum of Flight from General Aviation News
sullenberger2Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III will speak at 7 p.m. March 8 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
As pilot in command of the US Airways Flight 1549 that was dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger has been hailed as a national hero for his quick thinking and outstanding aviation skills that saved the lives of 155 passengers and crew on Jan. 15, 2009....

Floatplanes, horses, Alaska: "R5Sons" just might have it all from AOPA Pilot Blog
Many of you are going crazy over "Ice Pilots NWT," a new series on Canada's History Channel. I haven't been able to tune in because 1. I don't get the Canada History Channel and 2. They keep yanking the videos off YouTube. So I'll have to take your word for it that it's awesome.
In the meantime, I've discovered "R5Sons, Alaska" on RFD-TV. "R5Sons" follows the adventures of the Perrinses: Steve Sr., Denise, their five sons, and various members of the extended family. The Perrinses own and operate Rainy Pass Lodge, 125 nm north of Anchorage, and each episode is a day-to-day peek at life in the wilderness. See the Season 2 trailer here.
Aviation is at the cener of nearly every episode. In a recent installment, the ...

Sikorsky X2 Aims for World Speed Record This Year from Business Aviation Now by John Morris
The Sikorsky X2's attempt to break the world speed record for rotorcraft later this year could determine the future path of helicopter development at the Connecticut-based company.
The X2 intends to achieve 250 kts by the end of the year, far ahead of the world speed record held by a Westland Lynx at 216.45 kts and the best cruising speed achieved by production helicopters of around 150 kts. They are limited to that envelope by current rotor technology.
The X2 features closely separated coaxial rotors with very rigid blades, active vibration damping, fly-by-wire and a pusher propeller. ...

The Boneyard: world's 'biggest' plane cemetery up close from
Dubbed The Boneyard, but officially known as the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) facility, this sprawling US airbase is reputed to be the world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
Spread across the huge 2,600 acre site, equivalent in size to 1,430 football pitches, is a collection of over 4,000 retired aircraft including nearly every plane the US armed forces have flown since World War II.
Now, for the first time, a series of high resolution satellite images of the four square mile-site have been released by Google Earth. They show in incredible detail the full range of aircraft found at the site. ...

Airmen rediscover RED HORSE legacy in Haiti from Photos
A concrete block etched with "820th RED HORSE Squadron" stands near the camp of the 24th Air Expeditionary Group at Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 820th RED HORSE Squadron Airmen spent time in Haiti in 1994, 1995 and 1996, helping the country build basic infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Nathan Broshear)

Red Flag 10-03 exercise kicks off from - News Feed
Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force hosts Red Flag exercises Feb. 22 to March 5.Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exer...

Acro Camp Casting Update from AcroCamp by Stephen Force
Here's an update! We've reviewed the applications so far (something approaching 50) and we're beginning to conduct Skype interviews later this week. If you're received an e-mail, congratulations! You're a step closer to being in the cast. ...

Youth Learn About Aviation and Aerospace Careers on National Aviation  Day - Market Wire
Canada's Transport Minister John Baird today celebrated National Aviation Day 2010 by highlighting an event drawing attention to this year's ...

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery Rolls to Launch Pad; Liftoff Practice Set from NASA Breaking News
Journalists are invited to cover the STS-131 space shuttle crew's practice countdown and related training March 2-5 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Briefs: Aldrin's worthy spaceships; NASA not yet closing Constellation from RLV and Space Transport News
Buzz Aldrin describes the sort of vehicles he recommends for accessing LEO and for in-space transportation ...

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