Saturday, February 6, 2010

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Military Prepares to Support Super Bowl XLIV from Milcom Monitoring Post
As the excitement builds in the minutes before the Super Bowl kickoff, four Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets will scream over Miami's Sun Life Stadium in a dramatic show of military support for the big game.
The F-15s, from the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Fighter Wing, will time their flyover to begin just as country music superstar Carrie Underwood belts out the last note of the national anthem, reported Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Bittner, the 125th Wing's public affairs officer. ...

Super Bowl XLIV Flight Restrictions from EAA - The Experimental Aircraft Association
The FAA announced two-tiered airspace restrictions for Super Bowl XLIV, scheduled for February 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida.

American servicemembers build ties at Singapore air show from
American servicemembers and aircraft participated in both static displays and aerial demonstrations at Singapore Airshow 2010and aircraft Asia's largest air show and one of the top three aerospace and defense exhibitions in the world started here Feb. 2.
U.S. Pacific Command Airmen's participation in the six-day air show directly supported U.S. engagement goals and furthered U.S. relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.  ...

EAA News - AirshowBuzz Debuts 'Mike Da Mustang' from
AirshowBuzz, an aviation-themed multimedia company has launched a new animated series featuring the adventures of a Mike Da Mustang.  Ed Shipley, AirshowBuzz co- founder and Creative Director, talked with EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot about the ambitious 26-episode project.
Shipley also stars in the ASB original series The Horsemen Cometh, about the travels of a three-ship P-51 formation team on the air show circuit.  He says Mike Da Mustang, a P-51 with personality, got its start with a simple drawing.

Interview with from Wasabi Air Racing

An Iowa Veteran Remembers A Local Hero and Howard Zinn - Blog for Iowa
Zinn, a B-17 bombardier in World War II, was beaten and arrested in the 1960s and 1970s protesting for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. ...

Battle of Britain's oldest surviving pilot dies at 100 from
Air Commodore Charles Widdows, who has died aged 100, joined Britain's Royal Air Force in 1926 as an aircraft apprentice and commanded a night-fighter squadron during the Battle of Britain. At the time of his death on Jan. 10, he was the battle's oldest surviving pilot.
After a series of appointments overseas, Widdows returned to Britain in September 1937 as a test pilot where he carried out extensive tests on the first production Hurricanes and Spitfires. He also flew many other prototypes, and so prized was his experience that at the outbreak of the Second World War he was barred from operational flying. His determination to go into combat was eventually rewarded in June 1940 with the command of No. 29 Squadron, a night fighter squadron based in Lincolnshire and equipped with the the slow, outdated Blenheim.
Widdows quickly identified a degree of laxness and low morale among some of the pilots, whom he set about replacing. He rebuilt the squadron around ...

A Night in the 40's Big Band Dance Celebrates the Sentimental Journey - EVLiving
... NE corner of McKellips and Greenfield; an organization dedicated to keeping aviation history alive for current and future generations. ...

Delta Museum's Aircraft History Now Live! from Delta Air Lines Blog
Check out the new, expanded Aircraft section of the Delta Museum's website! All pages are now live, and full of aircraft history from the Delta Archives. You can learn about each type of plane Delta has flown:  view unique photos, original documents, and links to video and related websites. ...

Unusual formation by David Cenciotti
On Feb. 2, the following formation was seen overflying Pratica di Mare airbase. Even if the aircraft involved can fly at the same speed without particular problems, it is quite unusual to see an helicopter flying along with a plane. ...

Zero Gravity Corporation Brings Sky High Adventure To Sin City With Exclusive Weightless Flight, February 27 from PR Newswire: Airlines/Aviation
On February 27, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from LAS Airport offering fliers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity.  Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness dur ...

Boosters flare in space debate -
One of the most successful figures in the private-spaceflight industry, Scaled Composites' Burt Rutan, also weighed in on NASA's future. ...

RAF Triple Low Pass from
German WW2 bombers from Military Photos
Plane Pr0n on a Winter's Day from Parrothead Jeff

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