Friday, February 5, 2010

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Singapore aborts flight show after safety breached - Reuters
Singapore aborted a flight display at its international airshow on Thursday after a South Korean pilot steered his jet too close to spectators, witnesses and the show organiser said.
An aerial display, which was supposed to last for eight minutes, was shortened to less than half that after the error by the T-50 Golden Eagle jet, owned by the Korean Aerospace Industries.

'Warbirds' in action May 12 at 'Airsho' - Corsicana Daily Sun
The Falcon Flight and the Texas V-Tails will be two of the featured performances on Saturday, May 12 when the Coyote Squadron unit of the Commemorative Air Force will host the 9th Annual Corsicana Airsho at C. David Campbell Field at ...

Tickets on sale for Tuscaloosa air show - Tuscaloosa News
The event, hosted by the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport and Tuscaloosa County, will feature the US Navy Blue Angels and the Army Golden Knights. ...

What Does it Take to be an Air Show Pro? - Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives
Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Their Advice On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives.

Vulcan project could close on February 28 - Bournemouth Daily Echo
Trust members are now making a last ditch effort to "keep this great British afromtion heritage icon in the skies" by asking for pledges for donations which ...

Frecce Tricolori to celebrate 50 years in 2010 - key.Aero
Frecce Tricolori to celebrate 50 years in 2010 The Italian Air Force national display team Frecce Tricolori will celebrate 50 years this...  

Vincent Perrot joins Patrouille de France -
Not far from the television studios, the host and top sportsman has decided to join the PAF (Patrouille de France), time of ...

Cirrus and Red Bull Air Racing to Partner - aviation Central
Cirrus and Red Bull Air Racing to Partner. Cirrus Aircraft and Red Bull Air Race have announced a global partnership for the 2010 World Championship at an exclusive event in Santa Monica, California. At Red Bull Air Race events around ...

Chocks away for world champion Paul Bonhomme as he gears up for the 2010 Red ... - gair rhydd
Allow me to introduce you to the exhilarating world of Red Bull Air Racing. For those of you unfamiliar with the sport, watch it, ...

Another Reason To Go To Florida: Women in Aviation Conference from You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
From their website:
February 25-27, 2010
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL (Near Orlando)
Join us at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, for our 21st Annual Conference.
With the theme of "Aviation - It's a Small World," participants in the 2010 WAI Conference will be immersed in the tactics and strategies necessary for successful aviation careers. More than 3,000 women and men from all segments of the aviation industry are expected to attend.
This just in! The 2010 Conference is approved as training for ...

Centennial of Women Pilots from  You Fly, Girl by Cathy Gale
Found a new website devoted to women pilots.
I take the liberty of sharing their mission statement below ....

P-51 Brotherhood - Journey Home for the Pattillo Aces - YouTube - Aero-TV
[Hat tip to Courtesy Aircraft for adding this video to their news letter this month:]
The Pattillo Brothers Share Their Extraordinary History and Journey to AirVenture
Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.
Major General Cuthbert Bill Pattillo, and his twin brother, Lieutenant General Charles Buck Pattillo both flew in the 352nd Fighter Group. Born on June 3, 1924, the inseparable brothers enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in November of 1942, eventually joining the renowned Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney. ...

1941 Stearman: World War II veteran meets up with a flying friend from The Kathryn Report
... Alan Kidder went on a joyride Thursday that reminded him of when he was 20. The 87-year-old winter resident of Hobe Sound took a 50-minute flight from Indiantown Airport on a 1941 Stearman, the same type of biplane he flew for his first solo during training in Jackson, Tenn., after he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in late 1942. After graduating from flight school in February 1944, the Vermont native was sent to England three months later. First based at Metfield, and later at North Pickenham, Kidder flew 30 missions in a B-24 over Germany and occupied France. ...

USO Rocks America to benefit Vero Heritage from The Kathryn Report
... On Feb. 19, the Paris Air Hangar at Vero Beach Airport will be transformed to host USO ROCKS AMERICA/Landsharks and Landmarks to honor the history of the Heritage Center as a serviceman's center during World War II and to honor the men and women who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Vero Beach Municipal Airport will be sponsoring an inspirational fly-over and static display by a WWII Stearman bi-plane, decked out in authentic U.S. Army Air Corps insignia. Also on display will be a T-34B Mentor painted in Air Force colors. Then dance to the tunes of The Landsharks, enjoy catering by Bono's and take the opportunity to taste a variety of Americana themed microwbrews provided by Great Spirits Liquor and Fine Wine ...

Follow Up Interview With Wasabi Air Racing - AirPigz Podcast #7
In this follow up interview to podcast #5, we go over what it was like racing his little Cassutt race plane at the 2009 Reno Air Races. See the full post with pix and links: AirPigz Podcast #7 and loads more cool aviation stuff at ...

Cabin Fever Night postponed until March 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from National Museum of the USAF
Due to inclement weather, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is postponing Cabin Fever Night. The event was scheduled to take place tonight, Feb. 5, from 6-10 p.m.
Cabin Fever Night will now take place in conjunction with a previously scheduled event called Open Cockpit Night that will take place from 6-10 p.m. on March 5. Further information will be available on the museum's Web site closer to the date of the event. ...
100 Year Old Weblog ~ News From 100 Years Ago That's New to You ... from Vintage Kansas City
The conference, which was presided over by Cortlandt F. Bishop, president of the Aero Club of America, represented clubs from thirteen cities and states. Mr. Bishop represents by proxy the aero clubs of New England, California and ...

Gary Bradshaw: Make "Learn To Fly Day" Count from AVWeb Podcast - Podcast
A lot of pilots are active supporters of general aviation, but few of them put their money where their mouth is like Gary Bradshaw, founder of and a major contributor to the March 15, 2010 "Learn To Fly Day" initiative.

Plymouth Aero Club accepting applications for aviation Scholarships from The aviation Weblog
If you intend to pursue a career in the field of aviation then take a look at the aviation Scholarships being offered by Plymouth Aero Club. The aviation scholarship is being offered for post secondary education or training for career in aviation including aviation maintenance, aviation management, flight or other careers related to aviation. To be eligible for the aviation scholarship, applicant should have attended school, lived or worked within Plymouth County. Applicants would be chosen depending upon their academic scores, personal and professional ...

Navy EA6B Prowler warplane to fly low over New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Hudson River from The Kathryn Report
A U.S. Navy EA6B Prowler electronic countermeasures warplane is scheduled to fly to New York City today to make a low flyover of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Hudson River. ...

One man electric aircraft lifts off - SiliconIndia
Bangalore: A NASA engineer has followed his long obsession and has come up with a one man electrically powered helicopter/plane/glider podcraft. Mark Moore, the designer of this amazing technology is employed at NASA's Langley research ...

Friday Fun Day #FFD: SpaceUp Contest! from The Launch Pad
Hi fellow space fans! It's that time of the week again...!
Will and I are at Lindbergh Elementary School today teaching kids about space, so we won't be able to actively participate in Friday Fun Day. But don't despair! There is a contest being held by the folks hosting the first space UNconference, called SpaceUp. It's like BarCamp for space, where the participants ...

Last Night Launch View on East Coast from  Spaceports
People in the eastern United States will get a great opportunity, weather permitting, to see the space shuttle Endeavour launched into orbit on missions STS-130 early on Sunday morning, Feb. 7. And it will also likely be the very last opportunity ever to see a space shuttle blast off at night, reports

2009 Reno Pictures - Aviation Airshow Air Race Photography Discussion
Singapore Airshow 2010 - a set on Flickr
PICS: World's First Tweetup On An Aircraft - Airshow 2010
Video from the Fly-In at Stewart last Labor Day from A mile of runway will take you anywhere
Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor catches a Bear from Planeshots

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