Friday, February 26, 2010

Indy Transponder 26-FEB-10 2345z

Air show added to homecoming - Andalusia Star-News
An Air Show featuring "aerobatic" stunts is the latest event to be confirmed for the weekend of Nov. 13, when Andalusia will celebrate Homecoming 2010 in conjunction with Alabama's Year of Downtowns and Small Towns. ...

Airbourne 2010 Launched by Flightline UK
Eastbourne Borough Council have launched Airbourne 2010 unveiling the first details of this year's flying displays. The full line up can be seen in our detailed preview on the main site.
The official Airbourne Launch Party took place last week at Towner, Eastbourne's award-winning art gallery, to exclusively reveal this year's flying programme for the international airshow, which returns to the south coast from 12-15 August. ...

Lea International Designs and Builds World-Class Air Show in Bahrain - Exhibitor Online
Differing from any other air show in the world, this invitational event provided the ultimate VIP experience – complete with luxury chalets, sweeping gold ...

Vulcan XH558 "must have a guardian angel" - Bournemouth Daily Echo
Air Festival director Jon Weaver said they were "absolutely delighted" with the news. He said: "The Vulcan is one of the main attractions for an air ...

RAF Hawk Display Dates 2010 by Flightline UK
The RAF Hawk Display Team have published their display calendar for the 2010 display season. It can be found at

Lowestoft Air Festival boosts Air Scouts - The Lowestoft Journal
Providing volunteers at last year's Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival has led to the 1st Carlton Colville Air Scouts receiving a welcome reward. ...

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Oshkosh Site Changes for 2010 Mean More Ease, Less Dust from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
AirVenture 2009 introduced some of the most significant site changes in the fly-in's history. The good news for those coming to Oshkosh in 2010 is that there are more changes on the way that will add convenience and comfort for EAA members and others at the event.

EAA Launches Webinar Program
Beginning March 3, EAA will offer a regular series of "webinars" (short for "web-based seminars") as a new service to members. A webinar is a multimedia presentation transmitted live over the internet, viewed on a computer. The presenter can use slides, audio, and video as part of their presentation, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion.

Legendary 'Chicago' to Play AirVenture Opening Day
After a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 26, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010, AeroShell Square will feel the power of more than aircraft, as the legendary band Chicago takes the stage that evening, courtesy of Ford Motor Company. ...

'Hawk One' Sabre Coming to AirVenture
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.

Women in Aviation Kicks Off 21st Annual Conference
The 21st Annual Women in Aviation, International conference kicked off in Orlando Thursday, featuring over 184 exhibit booths and close to 3,000 attendees from various parts of the Aviation industry and locations around the world. The conference, based at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, is themed "Aviation: It's a Small World" and runs through Sunday, February 28.

Group Vows to Return Concorde to Flight
An organization aiming to make the Concorde an aircraft again recently received encouraging news for their long-shot effort. UK-based Save Concorde Group (SCG) reports that its French counterpart, "Olympus 593"-after the Rolls Royce turbojet that powered Concorde-has received permission from the Le Bourget Air Museum, Paris, to start working on the Air France Concorde "Sierra Delta," which is based there.

Welcome to the Flightglobal Achievement Awards - Flightglobal
This is your chance to nominate your heroes of the past 12 months in these three categories ― Leader of the Year, Aviator of the Year and Innovator of the ...

Sponsoren verlängern Engagement mit Matthias Dolderer From
Matthias Dolderer can count again on the support of powerful partners during the Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2010. Four weeks before the first race of the season, Casio, Playboy and Total signed up again their sponsorship contracts. Good news for the 39 years-old German, who currently prepares the race plane and himself in a pre-season training camp in California, USA. ...

Chapter Trip to *Red Bull Air Races* - Skylark Flyers Blog
The chapter is planning on chartering a bus to go to the Red Bull Air Races in Jersey City on June 20. With the grandstand ticket on race day, it looks like the cost of the trip will be about $100/person. It would be less to get general ...

Wasabi Air Racing: Some pictures from Gerhard Schmidt at by Elliot "Stinky" Seguin
Welcome to the home of Wasabi Air Racing. We are a Formula One class race team based out of Mojave, California. We race at the Reno Championship Air Races in Nevada. Mojave is the best place on the planet to build and modify a race ...

Curtiss Jenny Time Machine from
A few posts back I mentioned that my wife and I traveled down to the San Francisco Bay area to visit some friends and get to get a ride in one of their airplanes.1918 Curtiss Jenny Instrument Panel Our involvement in Aviation circles has allowed us to meet some fantastic people working in all facets of  Aviation.  One of those people is Frank Schelling, the owner of an original 1918 Curtiss JN-4H "Hisso Jenny" based at the Schellville, CA airport (0Q3).   Frank bought a restorable Jenny in 1972 and spend the  31 years restoring it to it's original flying condition.
Frank has a private pilot certificate that he obtained in 1968, but he does not fly the Jenny solo. There are 3-4 pilots/instructors who have been checked out to fly the Jenny and are named ...

Flypast: Doomed fairey was 'bus of the air' - Staines News
WHEN the prototype Fairey Rotodyne clattered into Heathrow on a June morning in 1959, in a whirl of excitement, there was plenty of well-founded optimism that this unconventional-looking machine would transform short haul air travel.
It was intended to be a bus of the air, carrying about 30 passengers, with the vertical take-off and landing capabilities of a helicopter combined with the speed of a small airliner.
City centres would be linked without all the fuss of surface transport to airports and it was expected that Heathrow would play host to Rotodynes linking with services operated by conventional planes.
But that summer day 51 years ago ...

John Lyman Zimmerman, MD - Fremont News Messenger
Following his training to become a B-17 pilot, he was shipped to Deenethorpe, England. He was on his second mission as the co-pilot of the "Round Tripper," ...

Amelia Earhart lectures coming up at Randolph library - Randolph Reporter
Meet the aviator America called "Lady Linda" and discover a woman of integrity, humor, and inspiring courage. Hoffman has performed in local and regional ...

Iowa pilots help others soar from Letters from Flyover Country
What's this? Yet another media story about Aviation that's positive. Today's Omaha World Herald profiles the folks at WC Aircraft works down in Boone, Iowa: ...

Young Eagle flight for youth slated for Saturday - Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The Young Eagles program is a free one-time local area flight for children ages 8 through 17 in a general Aviation aircraft. People interested in flying ...

Reserve offers teen leadership summit from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.
Teens with a parent in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard can sign up to attend a free leadership summit this summer. April 16 is the deadline to apply for the 2010 AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summits. Participants must be 14 to 18 years old.
Applications and instructions are available online at To attend one of the following sessions, teens must answer essay questions and complete code of conduct and transportation forms: ...

Notes from the NASCAR Nation: Viva Las Vegas -
Ragan visited nearby Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday to take a ride in the famed USAF Thunderbirds, a ride that's been known to hit 600 MPH in a nano ...

Virgin America 'Fly Girls' will take to airwaves from Aerospace News
Virgin America flight attendants will take to the air in a different way: "Fly Girls," a new documentary TV series on The CW network.

Strange But True Aviation News from Things With Wings

That Burt Rutan memo to Congressman Wolf in full from Hyperbola
Burt Rutan has given Hyperbola permission to print in full the original memo the founder of Scaled Composites sent to Congressman Frank Wolf that was the basis for the Wall Street Journal article that has sparked so much comment including from Rutan himself. Rutan's further comments that he released on 26 February can be found here in Hyperbola's previous blog posting about this episode in the US national debate over what NASA should do next ...

MiG-29 Aerobatics from The Kathryn Report
Caption Contest #31 - Wing Walking Winner! by Martt
More fire and ice from The Original Rocket Dungeon


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