Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Celebrating 40 years of aerobatic delight from News
The Snowbirds have been delighting spectators for 40 years, and 2010 has already proven to be a special year for 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. The Snowbirds paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their recent visit to Ottawa with...

Abbotsford Airshow: CF-18 Cancelled After Lethbridge Crash - Abbotsford Today
The Canadian Airsorce CF-18 fighter jets will not be performing at the Abbotsford International Airshow after fighter jet crashed while conducting an air-show practice flight in Lethbrige, AB July 23. ...

Sean D. Tucker Presented with Freedom of Flight Award from
The Freedom of Flight Award is EAA's highest honor, bestowed annually to an individual whose contributions to aviation closely mirror the integrity, entrepreneurship, and innovativeness of EAA members. Read about Sean's honor and all the other aviation awards presented this week to individuals.
Photo source: Sean Tucker FB page

Red Arrows given go-ahead - The Gazette
THE famous Red Arrows will take off in Blackpool on Sunday after being given the go-ahead following a recall of planes.
Thousands of people faced disappointment after it emerged the Red Arrows may have to cancel their appearance at Blackpool's annual free air show this Sunday.
The daredevil flyers were grounded earlier this week over a faulty ejector seat. ...

Thrilling Flying at Eastbourne Airbourne from Flightline UK - UK Airshow News 
There’s just a week to go until Eastbourne International Airshow zooms back to the UK’s sunniest place with visitors ready to enjoy hours of spectacular flying, seven days of live Radio Airbourne broadcast, 35,000 ice-creams, brand new Picnic on the Proms and a dazzling firework finale!
Airbourne returns to Eastbourne seafront next week from 12-15 August and now in its 18th year, promises to be bigger and better than every before with fantastic flying, evening entertainment, arena displays, Bandstand concerts and more! ...

Air show headlines 35 acts - Westfield Evening News
WESTFIELD — During the Westfield International Air Show, August 21 and 22 at Barnes Municipal Airport, 35 different acts will showcase not just military flight but also the world of civilian aviation.
Nine civilian acrobatic pilots will perform in various aircraft, and each has a unique story to tell. Greg Poe will fly the Fagen ethanol-powered aircraft. Ethanol is alcohol made from corn, and the ...

A Hero’s Welcome from Warrior Women take on the Air Race Classic 2010 
Once the timing line was flown, I had a chance to actually take a look at the airport and see what it looked like.  Until now, all I had noticed was the timing tent and the timers taking notes.  Now I could see all the race planes that were lined up in the tie-down areas but I still had no idea about the growing group of onlookers making their way towards the taxiway.  Heather was concentrating on entering the pattern and getting us down…

Last Sinful Sunday of 2010 from Nordo News 
Yogi Berra once said, “That place is so busy, nobody goes there anymore.” This statement ran continually through my mind during the last Sinful Sunday. held in July Having noted the sunny forecast and expecting a decent size crowd, we bought thirty percent more of everything knowing it would leave us with enough to serve everyone that could possibly show up. Then came the planes.
Our first arrival was an autogyro. After landing, the pilot told us he almost turned for home since nobody was here but having made it this far he decided to land even if just for a minute. On the ground,  ...

Aug 14, 2010: EAA Chapter 67 Pancake Fly In
Sep 4, 2010: Vintage Wheels Show

Arch confident he can beat Bonhomme to win 2010 title from AVIATION-NEWS 
LAUSITZ, Germany – Austria’s Hannes Arch said on Wednesday that he felt confident he could win the weekend’s Red Bull Air Race’s 2010 season finale at Germany’s EuroSpeedway Lausitz and with, a bit of luck, even overtake Paul Bonhomme to win the world championship. But Bonhomme, the defending champion from Britain who holds a five-point [...]
Dolderer To Fly Red Bull Air Race At EuroSpeedway Lausitz Germany - AvStop Aviation News | August 2, 2010 - Matthias Dolderer has been looking forward to flying in a Red Bull Air Race in his home country for many years, ...

Race Day, New York from Aerial Sports Feed
Autogyro circumnavigation of the globe from
We are happy to announce that after an incredible feat of flying, Norman has arrived safely at Kuching. Today’s epic started late last night as Norman with the help of members of the Malaysian EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) sorted out the aircraft and prepared new flight plans ready for today’s flight. It was 01.00 am (all times local Malaysian time) when Norman finally got to bed and he was up again at 06.00am! This allowed him to depart Kuala Lumpur on time and he was escorted in the air for 50 miles by members of the MEAA before he made a landing at Johor Senai Airport for refueling. This took less than an hour and then he was ...

Watch WAI Member Laura Ying Gao Speak About Team Wild Mama and the Air Race Classic from WAI Connect Blog 
 WAI member Laura Ying Gao is interviewed by WAI member (and AOPA Director of Public Relations) Jennifer Storm during the recent EAA AirVenture 2010 Convention.
WAI Member Anna Dietrich Speaks with AOPA Pilot's Tom Haines
On This Day in Aviation History: August 4th from
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched, an airport x-ray machine sparks an international rift, and a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower in Thailand.

August 4 from Cut and Paste Aviation 

Video: New Cylinders on Ryan STA Special from Antique Airfield News
Jimmy Rollison sent us a video of a Ryan STA Special with new cylinders, running up on the ground. Love to hear those Menasco short stacks!

The future of aviation from General Aviation News 
About 50 years ago TV animators predicted in 2062 that people would be flying to work and using robots for housework. How close are we to that fictional world of the Jetsons and what are the possibilities — at least for aviation and related fields?
Futurists, visionaries, entrepreneurs and technologists will explore those questions at “Aviation Unleashed,” a three-day forum sponsored by NASA’s Langley Research Center and National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), in Hampton, Va., Oct. 18-20. ...

Oshkosh 2010 Recap from Plastic Pilot 
The whole aviation world (except me) was at EAA AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh last week. Whether you were there (not like me) or somewhere else (like I was), there’s so much to see that it’s unlikely that you’ve seen all of it. Here’s a not so brief recap of what aviation bloggers reported from Oshkosh 2010. ...

More pics from Osh Kosh from Aloft 
EAA AirVenture 2010 - Oshkosh - 07/26/10 from FenceCheck Forums

The Pilotcast by Tiffany Wolf
We are preparing to upload the first of a very special 3 part series that we recorded on location at EAA Airventure. Due to weather (very, very, very soggy weather) at Airventure we had to wait until this week to get it up on the web. We had a wonderful 3 days at the Lightspeed Aviation tent and can...
    Finally, episode 1 will be posted on the website this week.
Big thanks to Allan Schrader, Matt Mathias and Bill Dolan of Lightspeed Aviation Foundation for letting us do these 3 episodes and especially for all the work they are doing with the foundation. PILOTS, If you have not already checked this out:

Rockford Airfest 2010 - Rockford - 07/31/10 from FenceCheck Forums
Cessna C-195 Businessliner winging its way up the coast from Planeshots


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