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Battle of Midway Booked for The Great Georgia Airshow from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
ATLANTA GA- The Great Georgia Airshow, October 9-10, 2010 at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, will feature the Battle of Midway performance.  Alan Armstrong, local aviation attorney and warbird pilot, who wrote the aerial script entitled: The Battle of Midway, tells the story of heroism and sacrifice at a moment when the Japanese Empire was poised to complete its domination in the Pacific and threaten the Hawaii Islands with invasion. American grit and determination resulted in a numerically superior adversary being defeated. In 30 minutes, the balance of power in the Pacific shifted from Japan to America as three Japanese aircraft carriers were set ablaze by American pilots flying the venerated Dauntless dive bomber. ...

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

Ilopango Airshow in El Salvador - Melissa Aerobatics
Upon arrival in Ilopango Skip and I were greeted first by our friend and fellow airshow pilot Greg Kuntz. Greg has been flying this show for over 10 years and has gotten to know his way around pretty well. Several of the airshow ...

Amigo Airsho, a Ride for the Family - Borderzine
The Airsho is an annual event held at the Biggs Army Airfield where people can see the state of the art in military equipment along with civilian and commercial aircraft, while experienced pilots do amazing aerobatic tricks. ...

Warbird Airshow 2010 from Airplanes Channel
The theme for the 33rd Warbird Airshow will be "Honoring The Memory", and will be paying tribute to the soldiers of the Vietnam War. It is an event for the entire family to enjoy, as the displays and re-enactments are exciting and thrilling to watch. Over and above having a variety of historical war birds on display, the Warbird Airshow 2010 also offers vendors, exhibitors and a unique museum for visitors to enjoy.

Houdini Centenary Air Show 2010 from Airplanes Channel
On 20 March 2010, the air space above the Melton Airfield will be filled with spectacular aerial demonstrations and exciting exhibition flights. It is here, at the Houdini – Centenary Air Show, that tribute will be paid to the first controlled powered flight, which was recorded in Australia, by Harry Houdini. Visitors to the air show can look forward to air craft such as the Tiger Moth, Winjeel, P51 Mustang, Hawker Sea Fury, Moth Minor and P40 Kittyhawk. Static aircraft displays will also have a large variety of airplanes to view, including a Piper Cub Special (1949) and a Gipsy Moth (1925).

Team Big Frog - A French air racing team that is looking forward to making it to Reno.
After the first few days near the museum, a place reserved for insiders, Big Frog had the right to come in the big world, next to the replica American Caudron 460 which won the National Air Races in 1936. Regroupement familial et historique qui sentait bon la victoire. Family reunification and historic victory felt good. On s'est bousculé sur le stand... It was pushed on the stand ...

WWII's "Liberty Belle" lands in Georgia - Online Athens
Stephanie Greene-Williams of Winder laughs Monday as she gets out of the World War-II era B-17 "Liberty Belle" with the help of Liberty Foundation chief ...

Vintage Airplane Competition Kicks-Off With Call For Applications from Aero-News Network
12th Annual Competition For The Rolls-Royce Aviation Heritage Trophy The 12th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked-off Monday with call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed Rolls-Royce Aviation Heritage Trophy.

One P-51 Mustang pilot's story - Sõja ajaloo portaal. Militaria.ee
He raced it in the Reno and Vegas air races into his 70's at least. The FAA took his pilot's license from him due to his age a number of years ago, even tho he passed the medicals. Hoover doesn't get much mention when standing next to ...

WWII vet recalls harrowing moment over Nazi Germany - Detroit Free Press
He enlisted during World War II and was trained as a tail gunner in the B17 Flying Fortress. He survived 31 missions with the 8th Air Force, flying out of ...

Old Glory Honor Flight for Northeast Wisconsin Veterans from www.oldgloryhonorflight.org
Welcome to Old Glory Honor Flight, the Northeast Wisconsin hub of the Honor Flight Network.  Our mission is to offer World War II veterans a memorable, safe and rewarding tour of honor to our Nation's Capital.
Each Honor Flight departs Northeast Wisconsin and returns on the same day after visiting several sites around Washington, DC.  Most importantly, the veterans are able to visit those memorials dedicated in their honor including the World War II Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial, as well as Arlington National Cemetery.  The World War II Memorial was recently dedicated in 2004, and far too many of our Nation's heroes never had the chance to visit their memorial. ...

Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site Offers More Tours from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News
TUSKEGEE, AL - An official grand opening and dedication of the US Parks Service Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site was crowded with thousands of Airmen, their families and other supporters from around the nation who came to Moton Field. They came to take part in the celebration and honor the Tuskegee Airmen on October 17, 2008. What was once the "Tuskegee Experiment is now the Tuskegee Experience."
One of the most inspiring stories in aviation history was written by the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field honors the now-famous group of black pilots who flew with distinction during World War II as the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps. The site is also a center piece of the Historic Alabama Aviation Trail.
Beginning February 17, 2010, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site's Hangar #1 Museum will be open for tours Wednesday-Sunday. Tours are free of charge to the public.  ...

Fantasy of Flight expands paranormal tours from General Aviation News
Fantasy of Flight has added two more dates to its nightFlight paranormal tours.
Demand for the four-hour, limited-attendance nighttime tours — which are guided by Florida's Apollo Paranormal Investigations (API), a non-profit team of paranormal investigators (sometimes referred to as "ghost hunters") — has led officials at the Polk City, Florida, attraction to add tours on Feb. 20 and March 6. Earlier tour dates have already sold out, officials said. ...

Oldies and Oddities: Tinseltown's Training Base - Air & Space Magazine
During World War II, a complex in Arizona served as one of the world's busiest centers for training military pilots. With four privately owned airfields in and around Phoenix, the Thunderbird facility, named for the Native American mythological spirit, ran roughly 20,000 pilots from some 30 Allied nations through primary training, an achievement made possible by a confluence of military necessity, business opportunity, and Hollywood star power.

Mary McCallum's FLY, GIRL! Opens at Darkhorse Theatre, 2/19 - Broadway World
... SistaStyle Productions presents the world premiere of Mary McCallum's Fly, Girl!, a fictionalized look at the life of aviatrix Bessie Coleman. ...

Two killed in plane crash in Redlands - Press-Enterprise
The plane crash that has killed two people near Redlands was a Yakolev Yak 52 aerobatic trainer registered to a Riverside man, according to Federal Aviation ...

Youth in Aviation, a positive story from Pilots of America Message Board by Diana
My nephew Logan made this video for a school contest, called Reflections, which invited students to be creative in the arts, on a specific theme. The theme this year was "Beauty is....." Students were encouraged to express their creativity by creating pieces of visual art, taking photographs, writing stories or poems, performing original music pieces, dance choreography, and film and video production. Logan's video won first place (in a school of over 800 kids) in the film/video production category. Logan was 13 when he made this video a few months ago. He filmed the video shots in the airplane when I took him (and also his twin sister, Elizabeth) for aerobatic rides at our family Thanksgiving gathering at the farm, and he created this video. Elizabeth was the video narrator for the poem that he wrote.

Michigan Teen First to Take 'Next Step' With EAA and Sporty's from Planenews Aviation News
Sixteen-year-old Tyler Whitney, of Fenwick, Michigan, probably never looked at himself as an aviation pioneer. He is one, however, as he became the first EAA Young Eagle to pass his FAA Private Pilot written test through the Sporty's Online Pilot Training Course now offered free to all Young Eagles.

Schools score deals at Airshow - Straits Times
COMPANIES were not the only ones which scored big deals at the Singapore Airshow. Last week's event also saw spin-offs for schools, ...

Western Michigan University forges new agreement for aviation program with Kellogg Community College from The Kathryn Report
Students interested in studying aviation will have a new dual-enrollment avenue to consider in the fall as a result of an agreement between Western Michigan University and Kellogg Community College.  Announced Monday, it's a joint-admissions program that will allow students to be exposed to aviation curriculum as early as their first semester while also taking general-education courses. ...

Uncontrolled Airspace #171 "Lubricity"
Good news this week from the Federal sector... A brief primer on aircraft oil changing... and a cool new airplane design. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace #171 "Lubricity"

Fly Robin Fly! from TAKEOFF TUBE
North American XB-70 Valkyrie from Planeshots

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