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US builds ties at Singapore air show - Sourdough Sentinel
Dubbed "Too Hot To Miss," Asia's largest air show and one of the top three aerospace and defense ...

Airport board, pilots plan air show - Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands Municipal Airport draws stunt pilots from throughout the region because it is one of a few that has an aerobatic box, Reid said. ...

Editorial: Help save air show - Herald Times Reporter
Organizers of the annual air show at the Manitowoc County Airport are sending out an SOS — Save Our Show. The 18th annual event is in jeopardy because bad ... goes live by Flightline UK
Our latest website,, has gone live. The website has been produced to promote the OFMC's P-51D Mustang for airshows as well as other public and private events.

For This Year's Collier Trophy, The Nominees Are... - AVweb
Past winners include the crews of Apollo 11 and Apollo 8, the Mercury 7, Scott Crossfield, Burt Rutan and Howard Hughes. Projects and programs which have ...

You ask Youker: What are the details on the WWII flying ace from Berks? - Flying Tiger News
It was an era of humility.
Men came back from World War II and readjusted to civilian life. They were welcomed home with open arms, but in many cases, their stories went untold.
And so it was for J. Gilpin Bright, a man credited with shooting down six planes during stints with the Flying Tigers and the Army Air Forces. When he returned stateside, he settled into life, an unheralded hero.
During the war, his exploits were well-chronicled. The papers called him the number one ace of the Army Air Forces. His picture was in Life magazine. A series of letters he wrote home to his parents was published in Atlantic Monthly.
But few people outside his immediate family knew what happened to Bright after the war.
Reading Eagle reader Randy Gartner of Robesonia wrote to me wanting to find out more about Bright's life.
Gartner had found a copy of a story that appeared in Life magazine that talked about Bright's time with the famed Flying Tigers in Burma. ...

63 years of wondering ends as widow buries World War II pilot - News Observer
There wasn't much to the story, not even a date. It was passed down in a place where time didn't matter much. Here it is: Many years ago, two men went on a hunt in the bush a day and a half's walk from the nearest village, high in the mountains that thrust up above the jungle of Papua New Guinea. One night, they heard aircraft engines and then the sound of a plane smashing into the mountainside. The next day, they looked around but didn't find the wreckage. ...

Pilot considered the only ace Tuskegee Airman dies - News Observer
Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 90.
His son, Roy Archer, said his father died at Cornell University Medical Center in Manhattan. A cause of death was not immediately determined.
The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black fighter pilot group in World War II. ...

WWII Air Foes to Reunite as Friends from | with video   
Barrie Davis has long wanted to look into the eyes of the pilot who nearly blasted his P-51 Mustang out of the sky over a field in Romania during World War II.
After 65 years, he'll finally get his chance.
In a rendezvous arranged by a magazine writer and his filmmaker son, Davis and his wartime nemesis, Ion Dobran, will meet face to face for the first time later this month.
It will be different now, of course. Davis, who flew for the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Dobran, a Romanian Air Force pilot, both went on to become aces during the war. Just months after their dogfight, Romania changed sides, fighting with Allied forces to defeat Hitler.

German fighter escorts crippled B-17 toward safety from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
... Look carefully at the B-17 and note how shot up it is - one engine dead, tail, horizontal stabilizer and nose shot up.. It was ready to fall out of the sky. (This is a painting done by an artist from the description of both pilots many years later.) Then realize that there is a German ME-109 fighter flying next to it.
Charlie Brown (real name)was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton, England. His B-17 was called 'Ye Old Pub' and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak and fighters. The compass was damaged and...

Princess Marge P-51B/C - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Hey everyone, I know this is a little off topic but I just acquired this photo of my grandfather on the wing of his Mustang and thought I'd share it with everyone. He was in the 9th AAF and was one shy of being an ace.

How an aspiring aviator turned bomber in 12 days - Daily News & Analysis
ATS sources said Shahzad landed in Delhi on September 1, 2008, for a visa to Australia, where he wanted to pursue advanced training and a career in aviation ...

Former presidential plane executive officer to share stories at Aviation ... - Sheboygan Press
... and Kohler Co. archives contain letters bearing the stamp "Airmail Kohler," attesting to its contribution to Sheboygan's rich aviation history. ...

Watch this take off!! from Roger-Wilco
The Russian IL-76 cargo plane can lift a payload of 1 million pounds. When she is taking off on a warm and wet day in Australia, every inch of the runway will be needed.
Download this great video, shot from the tower, to see just how fine those Russian pilots had cut it. You can hear the Australian controllers talking (what a lovely accent!) as they "wish" the Vodka Burner into the air…. Don't miss this one!

Floating Airship Could Transform Luxury Travel from Luxury Insider
The London-based design and innovation company Seymourpowell has come up with a mesmerizing concept, which should it take off (quite literally) will change luxury travel as we know it.
They have designed a lighter-than-air concept which blends a cruise ship with a floating hotel. The massive 'clipper in the clouds' craft would be called 'Aircruise' and be capable of blowing along at 90mph.
In terms of speed it would sit somewhere between sea and air travel, taking 37 hours from London to New York or 4 days between Los Angeles and Shanghai.
But the best part about it is you'd be able ...

Jet makes flashy flight debut over Scottsdale airport from Diamond Pilots
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Cirrus Aircraft, manufacturer of the world's best selling airplane, held an exclusive VIP customer event Tuesday in Scottsdale. 

Video: Inside the Cockpit of the Boeing 787 from Aviation Buzz
David Parker Brown, founder of, took this video of the 787's flight-deck – from his tour with other journalists, bloggers, and news reporters:

(title unknown) from Aviation Trivia of the Day
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird's first operational mission took place on 21 March 1968 out of what was designated OL-8 (Operating Location 8) which was Kadena AB on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing of Beale AFB, California, had just been formed two years prior to bring the two-seat Mach 3 spyplane into service. For several years prior to the Blackbird's entry into service, the CIA had been operating its single seat predecessor, the A-12, which had the code name "Oxcart" and this particular variant was ...

March Field Air Museum to get six space shuttle items - Press-Enterprise
March Field Air Museum will receive six space-shuttle artifacts next year, future exhibits that will help launch the Inland facility into ...

Avid for aviatrix tale - Variety
Producers James Moll and Brian J. Terwilliger have optioned life rights of aviation pioneer Louise Thaden and are developing a feature about the all-female transcontinental air race of 1929.
Moll's production company, Allentown Prods., will produce and is aiming at a late 2010 start date.
The 1929 race involved 20 female pilots, including ...

How to Hide an Airplane Factory from Military Photos
During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting and trompe l'oeil to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air. ...

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