Friday, February 5, 2010

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Singapore Airshow is Hot, And it's Not Just ... from CNBC
It's searing hot at the Singapore Airshow - combine 34 degree celsius temperatures with 85% humidity and you can start to imagine why my shoe soles started to melt on the tarmac.

An airshow for the entire family - TODAYonline
SINGAPORE - Proving that it's not just a business event, this weekend, the Singapore Airshow will transform its grounds into a giant family-oriented ...

Singapore Airshow 2010: On a aerobatic high from
Some of the highlights of the airshow are: The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will showcase the F-111 strike aircraft for the final time as it plans to retire the flying machine, while the A-10 Thunderbolt II, operated by the United States Air Force, will be making its first Asian show debut. For the first-time ever in Southeast Asia, aviation anthusiasts can watch an integrated aerobatic display by the Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16 Falcon fighter aircraft and AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.

Rockford AirFest looking for local military pilots - WREX-TV
AP News They're looking for pilots who have flown some of the old military aircraft that will be on display at this year's AirFest, July 31 - August 1. ...

Kansas City Air Show canceled - Shawnee Dispatch
MAYAA cited scheduling conflicts with major jet teams such as the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels as reasons for the cancellation. The Wheeler Downtown Airport ...
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Event for girls only set for Saturday - Indianapolis Star
There will also be representatives from Space Camp; Girls with Wings, a group sponsoring women in aviation; and a Carmel Police canine demonstration. ...

Peru to Fly Retired South Korean Jets - Korea Times
The ROK Air Force retired the aircraft in 2007. The "Black Eagles" acrobatic flight team had been operating the eight A-37 jets.

Tauranga City Airshow from
On Waitangi weekend, 6th and 7th February 2010, Tauranga will be the place to be when the inaugural Tauranga City Air Show fills the skies over the city's airport, providing a dynamic event for both Bay of Plenty citizens and visitors alike.
At the airport will be the best display aircraft available in ...

Charleston to host Navy Week events - Charleston Post Courier
Other Navy units that may be scheduled during Charleston Navy Week include the Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team, Navy rock bands and ceremonial bands, ...

Utah National Guard at Moroccan AirShow -
The Utah Air National Guard's KC-135 Stratotanker and flight crew participated in the Aeroexpo Marrakech at the Royal Air ...

Russia plans massive Victory Day display of military might from
On May 9, 165 combat aircraft will fly over Red Square, with some of them grouping to form the number 65, Kommersant said, referring to a Defense Ministry official. Preparations for the event have already started.
The aircraft will include Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers and supersonic Tu-160 Blackjacks, Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers and Il-78 Midas aerial tankers from airbases from across Russia, the paper said, citing Col. Alexei Kuznetsov, head of the ministry's press service. ...

Pete McLeod to represent Canada at One Young World Summit in London, England - Canada NewsWire
Pete McLeod Racing is a Canadian aerosports team based in London , Ontario. Pete McLeod competes in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship racing his No. ...

RAF Cosford Preview Online by Flightline UK
We've just posted the 2010 RAF Cosford Air Show preview.

WASPS to Receive Gold Medals from Congress from Planenews Aviation News Portal
Author in newly released book, "Flights of Adventure," Marion Stegeman Hodgson to receive Congressional Gold Medal, March 10, 2010.

Women in Aviation to take Disney by storm from AOPA News
Women in Aviation, International (WAI) will take Walt Disney World by storm this February. The Disney Coronado Springs Resort will host the Twenty-First Women in Aviation Conference this Feb. 25 through 27. The event's theme is Aviation--It's a Small World.

Wings of Dreams Race Team 2009: Getting Ready! by Robert Oehl
I am training Christy Smith and Susan King in the DiamonStar DA-40XL for the Air Race Classic. The Pilots are flying at Keystone Heights, FL (42J) airport in training for this race. This airplane is fantastic! What a delight to fly, ...

Lifeboat's anchor drags up flying boat's propeller - Practical Boat Owner Magazine
A propeller belonging to a Second World War aeroplane was raised from the seabed in Calshot yesterday morning after the volunteer crew of the RNLI charity's ...

World War II warplanes on display in Ocala - Ocala
"I lost my brother, Alf Aske, when his B-17 was shot down over Clamart, France" during combat in WWII, Demartine said. "They said he stayed on the plane to ...

Three states lay claim to Australia's first powered flight - Leader News
AN INTERSTATE feud has erupted over which of three states can claim to have hosted Australia's first powered, controlled flight. A three-day celebration ...

Dayton Aviation Heritage - AffairBoard
... Tommy and his uncle were close so he accepted without question. The true reason for the invitation, however, was so his uncle could take him to the home where the Wright Brother's grew up. In addition to flying Tommy had a fascination with history and loved to tour museums and various historical sites. He also planned to take him to the Dayton Aviation Heritage, a National Historic Park dedicated to the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers and other early aeronautic pioneers. ...

"A Pilot's Story" & "The Aviators" Joint Venture from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
I am on the mailing list for Wilco Films, who are producing the documentary A Pilot's Story. I got their latest newsblast in my email, and I don't think they'll mind if I share it here.
The producers of a couple of aviation projects - the TV show 'The Aviators' and the film 'A Pilot's Story' recently announced a production joint venture. Wilco Films, the producer of the upcoming aviation documentary will provide footage and content to FourPoints Television productions, the producers of the weekly TV series 'The Aviators' in the upcoming season one of the show.
Anthony Nalli, Executive Producer of 'The Aviators' said "The fusion of the creative strengths of both production teams will serve to make The Aviators even more captivating... A literally awesome television experience for our viewers who are passionate about aviation."
Rico Sharqawi, Executive Producer & Will Hawkins Director of 'A Pilot's Story' said "We are thrilled about this joint venture. Our goals are similar and that is to introduce ...

We Want YOU – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Friday from
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The Douglas incubator from General Aviation News
Shown in a 1921 advertisement, the Douglas "Cloudster" was the first plane to be built under the Douglas name. It was sold to Ryan Airlines and converted to a passenger plane used on the San Diego-Los Angeles route.
Shown in a 1921 advertisement, the Douglas "Cloudster" was the first plane to be built under the Douglas name.
In the aftermath of the First World War, the stream of government money dried up and the manufacturing of aircraft declined drastically. In this period, when the market for new aircraft was almost nonexistent, it hardly seemed time for a new enterprise to start manufacturing aircraft. But there were those with the desire to design and build airplanes. ...

PACAF Pixels: 'Pilot for a day' from
To culminate, Brendan was able to fly in a real airplane. 19th FS civilian Honorary Squadron Commander and Reno Air Race pilot Leah Sommer offered to take Brendan up in her private Piper Super Cub bush plane. After a takeoff run which lasted about 50 feet, they flew across the Knik Arm and attempted to spot Moose during a 30 minute flight for which Brendan received logged flight time and a logbook. I've rarely seen a smile as big as the one on ...

Oshkosh's Next Age News by EAAupdate (Dick Knapinski)
Short video interview about EAA history and museum with Oshkosh's Next Age News now posted:

Flights of Adventure Book Release from Planenews Aviation News
Nashville, Indiana: NorlightsPress is pleased to announce the release of Flights of Adventure, an anthology of true adventure stories compiled by editors Ken Larson and Tom Holton.

Saturday - Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010 - Young Eagles ... from Fun Places to Fly
EAA Chapter 403 hosts the Young Eagles Flight program every 3rd Saturday of the month for children 8-17 years old. Complimentary pancake breakfast served to all Young Eagle participants at 8:30 - Orientation @ 9:30 followed by flying ...

Continental honors its first black pilot from ExpressJet Forum
Continental Airlines is naming a new Boeing 737-800 for Denver aviator Marlon D. Green, who was the first African-American pilot to fly for Continental.
A ceremony will take place in Houston on Tuesday.
The following day, 100 Houston-area schoolchildren and their chaperones will board the ...

TWA L1011 jumbo jet arrives at Kansas City's Airline History Museum at Wheeler Downtown Airport - Photo Gallery -
A vintage Lockheed L-1011 jumbo jet lands at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City on Saturday January 30, 2010, after making its last flight from Roswell, NM, to the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. The 177 foot-long aircraft flew for TWA beginning in 1974 and was maintained at the TWA Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport.

Travolta back on the wing with Breitling - National Jeweler Network
... the cabin of a legendary plane during the famous Reno Air Races in Nevada, a world-renowned aeronautical event for which Breitling is the main sponsor. ...

On This Day in Aviation History: February 4th - ...

NASA Invites Public To Tweet Their Way Into Space Next Week from NASA Breaking News
The Twitterverse and universe will converge during space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. NASA is inviting the public to send questions for the astronauts via Twitter and have them answered live from space.

STS-130 Launch Sunday! from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
The countdown has officially started for Sunday's STS-130 launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Sunday's (Feb. 7th) launch is scheduled for 4:39 a.m. EST and there is a 70% favorable weather conditions for lift off!!!!

So where is our Space Program headed? from How I Am Becoming An Astronaut
Earlier this week, President Obama stated NASA's proposed budget for the fiscal year. Starting Oct. 1 the budget seeks to cancel the current Constellation program intended to send astronauts into orbit and to the Moon. The other major change in Obama's space policy calls for $6 billion to be spent to help private companies develop rockets and crew capsules to carry astronauts to the ISS.
NASA's work on the Constellation Program, including the Ares 1 and Ares V and Orion, will continue this year while Congress examines the proposed changes. We're all looking very forward to ...

Air Force Week in Photos from Photos
Björn Moerman PHOTOGRAPHY: Al Ain Airshow 2010 by Bjorn Moerman
National Championship Air Races & Airshow 2009 - Reno - 09/16/09 from FenceCheck Forums
Latest photos from Singapore Airshow from Aerospace News
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