Saturday, February 6, 2010

Indy Transponder 6-FEB-10 1300z

Australia grounds F-111 jet at Singapore Airshow after fire scare forces ... -
The airshow was likely to have been the last for the jet as Australia's air force plans to retire its F-111 fleet in December. Singapore's airshow, which ...

Over 70% of tickets to Singapore Airshow sold, mixed reviews from visitors from channelnewsasia
The Singapore Airshow opens its doors to the public this weekend and it's proving to be a crowd-puller with over 70 per cent of tickets sold so far.
However, the biennial airshow has drawn some mixed reviews this time round.
As soon as doors opened at 9.30 am on Saturday, the crowd started streaming in.
Those who were at the previous airshow said security clearance was smoother this time round.
More facilities and manpower have also been put in place to reduce waiting time.
Once inside, visitors were treated to a static display of aviation equipment as well as a mix of the new and old in the aviation industry.
The F-111 owned by the Australian Airforce is making its last appearance ...

Wings of Dreams air show returns to Keystone air park - The Florida Times-Union
World War II bomber and fighter aircraft will fill the air at Keystone Heights Airpark in Starke soon as the Colling's Foundation's "Wings of Freedom Tour" hosts its fourth annual Wings of Dreams Air Show.
The show offers public tours of "freedom fighters" of World War II, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, the only flying B-24 Liberator and the TP-51C Mustang, and training flights in the Mustang and B-25. ...

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Vulcan XH558 under threat as Sky Trust announces lack of funds - Bournemouth Daily Echo
Jon Weaver, air festival director, at Bournemouth council, urged everyone to do what they could to save the XH558. He said: "We, with the trust, ...

Cirrus Aircraft To Participate In Red Bull Air Race 2010 - AvStop Aviation News
At the Red Bull Air Race events around the world in 2010, guests will have the unique opportunity to experience Cirrus ...

World War II history is also a family history - Florida Times-Union
Larry Carastro (right) talks to co-pilot Mark Martin under a B-17 bomber Friday at a tour of World War II aircraft at the Fernandina Beach ...

Iwo Jima - Picasa Web Albums - Mark
1st visible plane is San Antonio Rose; pilot Beaver Kinsel (later KIA). 2nd plane is Skeeter; pilot Joe D. Walker (kia July 20, 1946) This is the day the 45th landed on Iwo. The smoke is from a plane that flipped on landing ...

The Foxbat, the Gazelle and the mysterious Stollite from Making Time for Flying
After posting about the trip Chris and I took to Taree, I received an email from Jamie Honan from the Sydney Recreational Flying Club who pointed me to a slideshow of photos he took on a similar trip to Taree in a Foxbat A22. ...

Would You Fly in a Plane Made From Cork from Diamond Pilots
Cork is a useful material for making a number of things — wine bottles, furniture, and cork boards, to name a few–but airplane parts?

On This Day in Aviation History: February 6th from

Super Bowl Sunday Will (Hopefully) Start With A Shuttle Launch from Aero-News Network
Weather Forecast 80% "Go" In Florida, Alternate Landing Sites Look Clear The Super Bowl isn't the only big event planned for Florida this Sunday. NASA plans to launch Space Shuttle Endeavour at 0439 EST in what will likely be the final night launch ever for the space shuttle program.

Transall C-160 from Planeshots
32nd Tactical Air Base, Lask, Poland from FenceCheck Forums
Four Generations of Fighters from military-history-books
Second Runner Up for February 6, 2010 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day
Top of 24 Hours for February 6, 2010 from AIRFIGHTERS.COM - Top Photos of the Day


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