Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Air show coming to Summerside in 2011 - Charlottetown, The Guardian
the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (pictured), Skyhawks, the CF-18 Hornet and more will be featured at the Atlantic International Air Show when it comes to ...

Fundraiser to benefit Scott Air Park and SAFB Air Show - Belleville News Democrat
A fundraiser for the Scott Field Heritage Air Park and Scott Air Force Base Air Show will be held Aug. 27 at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. ...

Thunder Over Michigan 2010 - Belleville - 08/07/10 from FenceCheck Forums

Photos: Vintage Glider Club Rally Tibenham Last Week from PPRuNe Forums 

AOPA VP dies in sailplane mid-air from General Aviation News 
AOPA Vice President of eMedia Chris O’Callaghan died Wednesday, Aug. 4, in a mid-air collision between two sailplanes in Uvalde, Texas. O’Callaghan had just completed an aerial contest circuit and was returning to the airport when the Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2bx sailplane he was flying and that of another competitor collided. O’Callaghan’s aircraft crashed while the other pilot was able to land his damaged craft safely. ..

Volunteers sought to staff air-show food, drink booths - Modesto Bee
The groups will share in a percentage of the booths' gross sales during the air show Sept. 11-12. All booth workers must be working on behalf of a nonprofit ...

What IS An Air Show? from Windsor International Air Show 
With tens of millions of spectators attending air shows each year, the air show industry represents one of the very largest, if not the largest, outdoor professional sports in North America. And it’s no wonder, as the shows themselves deliver entertainment value at a modest cost for families the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else, at any price. From supersonic-speed military jets to gravity-defying aerobatic acts to a host of on-the-ground displays and activities, a day at an air show yields memories that truly last a lifetime. Indeed, air shows have become anchor events within the calendars of local communities coast to coast.
Air shows are flying museums with the vintage aircraft and are also a look into the technological aspect that many of the fast movers have become today. ...

American Air Day 2010 from Airplanes Channel
The Third Air Force of the United States Air Force is partially located in the United Kingdom, and to celebrate the relationship between the battalion and Duxford, dating back to 1918, the American Air Day is presented to the public. It is a family day that combines breathtaking aerial displays and activities on the ground, and the Imperial War Museum is also home to the American Air Museum, which gives visitors insight into the history of the countries and their Air Forces.
For more information in regard to the air show, visit the Imperial War Museum website at
Date: 20 August 2010 | Venue: Imperial War Museum | City: Duxford | Country: United Kingdom

Pilot in GCI plane crash lost son-in-law in C-17 crash last month - Alaska Dispatch
Rogoff described Smith as the "most skillful aviator imaginable." "The fact there were four survivors is testament to his skills," she added. ...

Local pilot soars to redemption at world's top air show - Forest Lake Times
His connections at work eventually led Michaud to find fame at the famous Wisconsin air show which he visited with his family both as a child and as a ...

Great Forums At Oshkosh! from Wasabi Air Racing 
We'd like to thank everyone who made it out to the forums. Turn out was great and it was great to put some faces to some names of people we have been talking to.  And as always the show and the airplanes were great!!

Dream takes flight -
“I started on ultralights, then bought an aerobatic ultralight,” recounts the 52-year-old. “I qualified for my licence in my four-seater Piper then bought ...

Super Hornet takes stage at FIAS from AVIATION-NEWS
Members of the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) here, as part of a Naval Air Systems Command contingency, made their way across the pond to participate in the 2010 Farnborough International Air Show Jul 19 – 25 in the United Kingdom. FIAS takes place biannually and [...]

The Final Red Bull Air Race from Lausitz from Aerial Sports Feed  [video]
A summary of the sixth and final round of the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Hannes Arch came first, Paul Bonhomme second but still managed to retained his World Title.

Six Weeks and Counting Race Fans! by warbirdbabe
We’re almost at the starting Pylon for the Reno Races! Six more weeks to go!
Pilots have completed the Pylon Racing Seminar and are preparing their aircraft to fly with precision and speed. Race teams are communicating weekly, probably waiting for parts to arrive and planning their strategies to move up in the pack or continue their winning streak. ...

Flypast will honour sacrifice of pilot,24 - East Anglian Daily Times
A Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster will make a dedicated flypast at the Naze Tower after taking part in the Clacton Air Show. En route the formation is ...

What Would You Ask the Boeing Historian? from Airline Reporter 
Tomorrow morning (Thursday) I will have the great opportunity to sit down with the Boeing Historian for an interview. I feel overwhelmed with questions I could and want to ask.
However, I want to share this opportunity with you as well. What questions do you have for the Boeing Historian? Either leave them as a comment or email them to and if I am wondering the same thing, I will ask!

Celebrate National Aviation Day during Family day from National Museum of the USAF 
Celebrate National Aviation Day and Orville Wright's birthday while participants can build and fly an egg carton gliders from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
"Storytime" begins at 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in the Early Years Gallery. Preschool and primary-grade children are invited to sit under the wings of airplanes and listen to stories about the different types of airplanes. Participants can also create their own paper airplane decorations. ...

Aerospace Celebration Expands National Aerospace Week Planned for Sept. 12-18 from
"Together let's use National Aerospace Week as an opportunity to remind our citizens and elected officials that we are 'the Strength to Lift America,'" said Marion C. Blakey, president and CEO of AIA. "We want to encourage all aerospace employees and supporters, elected officials and aerospace-related organizations and educational institutions to participate in this national celebration."
The aerospace and defense industry employs 817,000 workers directly, supporting more than 2 million middle-class jobs in related fields. There are also 30,000 suppliers to the industry across all 50 states. The tagline for the celebration –"Aerospace and Defense: The Strength to Lift America" – captures the contributions of one of America's leading manufacturing industries to our way of life and economic well being.   ...

National Air & Space Museum after dark from FlightBlogger
Late last week, I had an opportunity to catch an evening flick at the National Air & Space Museum IMAX theater. (Inception was excellent, highly recommend it) When the movie ended around 10:30 PM the museum was long past closed and the completely empty exhibit hall was a brilliant sight to behold. During the daytime, the museum is lit naturally through the massive windows that face the National Mall. At night however, spotlights set between the two levels light the main exhibit hall. Unfortunately I only had my iPhone on me, but I did my best to capture some of aviation's most historic artifacts in a different light. ...

Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War – Aircraft of the Aces 94 - Let Let Let - Warplanes 
The Fiat CR.32 was an Italian biplane fighter used in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. This nimble little Fiat was compact, robust and highly maneuverable. The Fiat CR.32 was designed by Celestino Rosatelli. Derived from earlier Fiat CR.30 designs, the CR.32 was a more streamlined and smaller biplane fighter. The prototype MM.201 first flew the 28 April 1933 from the Fiat company airstrip at Turin. The CR.32 fought in North and East Africa, in Albania and in the Mediterranean theatre. The CR.32 saw service in the air forces of China, Austria, Hungary, Paraguay and Venezuela. Used extensively in Spanish Civil War, it gained a reputation as one of the outstanding fighter biplanes of all time. But then it was overtaken by more advanced monoplane designs and was obsolete by 1939. ...
August 11 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

KC-135 Social Media Flight - Indy Transponder
Updated with a link to the story out of Grissom ARB about the same flight.

t/Space Concept Remains a Flight Option from Spaceports 
A narrated video exhibits the t/Space full concept of operations from take-off to landing was was posted by SpaceRenaissance today. The carrier aircraft (VLA), booster (QuickReach 2), and crew vehicle (CXV) are all accurately depicted. More on the Reston, Virginia-based t/Space.

Air Force Two in minor incident on Long Island - MSNBC
Jet wash from vice president's plane knocks over small, private craft

"Shaken Not Stirred" UCAP #202 from Uncontrolled Airspace
Back home after OSH10, the boys share in the afterglow. Plus Jeb tells the whole story of his legendary #jeb2osh10 flight to Oshkosh this year. All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace #202 "Shaken Not Stirred"


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