Friday, August 6, 2010

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Photos: Blue Angels roar over Seattle By KOMO Staff
The blues are back! The Blue Angels were out practicing Thursday over the I-90 bridge for their SeaFair shows this week.
Cmdr. Greg McWherter, the lead pilot, says there is something special about flying over the Puget Sound area.
"The landscape is beautiful, Lake Washington is a great great place to put on an air show, the venue is amazing," he said. (View photo gallery) ...

Blue Angels practice over Boeing Field, South Park - West Seattle Herald
The Blue Angels practice over Boeing Field, South Park, and points beyond Thursday, Aug. 5. Harold Taniguchi, King County Director of Transportation, enjoys the show from the sidelines by the Boeing runway. ...

2010 Oakland County International Airport Air Show -
While most people call it a air show, the annual Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Fair attracts thousands of people to the airport to see private, commercial, military and experimental aircraft. See up close a Second World War B-25 Mitchell bomber and today's close support jet the A-10 Thunderbolt. ...

Helicopter Museum to host “BAC 100″ hangar dance by Editor
Tickets went on sale this week for a special one night only event to celebrate 100 years of aviation heritage in the South West. As part of the BAC 100 Celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the aviation industry in ...

Golden Knights Set Their Sights on Becoming Tandem Instructors from US Army Golden Knights 
A Golden Knights tandem master takes a passenger for a ride earlier this summer in NC. The candidates in this week's class will begin jumping next week. Eight members of the Golden Knights, mostly from the Demonstration Teams, began the classroom portion of the Tandem Course yesterday at the Team’s training drop zone in Laurinburg, [...]

IT’S REALLY A BIG WORLD, JUST OPEN YOUR EYES! from US Army Golden Knights | No more questions, regrets or sighs left after two years of doubts and apprehension about this enormous decision.  His partner, who had accepted this quest to join him in this challenge was extremely anxious, but was displaying the persona of being cool and calm. It [...]

Weekend Events - Fencecheck
8/07/10 |      RAFBF East Kirkby Airshow 2010
8/07/10 |      Wetaskiwin Air Show 2010
8/07/10 |      Thunder Over Michigan 2010
8/07/10 |      Military & Flying Machines 2010
8/07/10 |      NAS Point Mugu Airshow 2010
8/07/10 |      International SAR Event 2010
8/07/10 |      Ozarks Air Race 2010
8/07/10 |      Red Bull Air Race 2010
8/07/10 |      Hungary International Air Show & Military Display 2010
8/07/10 |      Hedlanda Fly-in 2010
8/07/10 |      Battle of Britain Day 2010
8/07/10 |      Tailwheel Meet 2010
8/07/10 |      Hoosier Hoedown 2010
8/07/10 |      Leapfest International Parachute Competition 2010
8/08/10 |      Coulommiers Airshow 2010

Watch the action as the Red Bull Air Race speeds through the Eurospeedway in Lausitz Germany on AugustEuroSpeedway_photo 7th & 8th. Qualifying and Race Day will be streaming LIVE right here so you won’t miss a beat. Streaming will begin on Qualifying Day and Race Day at 12pm CEST (6am EST in the U.S.). Make sure to watch and cheer us on as we race for the podium! ...

Track Talk, Lausitz from
Michael Goulian talks us through a testing New York track for the fifth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series. ...

Managing safety at the 2010 Red Bull Air Race from Aerial Sports Feed 
In the 2010 Red Bull Air Race season, the pilots brought the sport to its limits and managing safety at the Air Race World Championship isn't always an easy deal! [video]

Kathy Jaffe from
Kathy Jaffe was President of IAC Chapter 52 in the late 90's. She was also contest director for the chapter's "Contest in the Catskills" held for several years at Sullivan County Airport in Monticello, New York.
Harley Carnes writes, "Kathy was one of the most exuberantly, happily determined people I've ever known." She earned the love and admiration of many in the chapter, primarily due to her unstoppable enthusiasm for all of aerobatics and the people in it. Says Ron Saglimbene, "She had very little to do with organized aerobatics until she became Prez', but she was special. She threw herself into it and kept us all together. She had more ambition and guts than anyone I've ever met."  ...

Honoring WWII Patriots: CAF B-29 FIFI Flies Again! (With Video) by Martt
I put up a detailed FIFI post back at the end of June when we thought that the CAF’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress was going to make her first flight since 2004. As it turned out, there were delays getting the FAA to certify the airplane ready for flight, but that’s all in the past now... Yesterday, August 5, 2010, a little before 9 am, FIFI and her new engines left earth for the wild blue yonder! ...

FIFI Returns to Flight - YouTube

Airport event will offer rides in B-25 bomber - KPC News
KENDALLVILLE — A limited number of rides will be offered on the World War II vintage B-25 bomber coming to the Kendallville Municipal Airport on Friday, Sept. 3, for the Ab Jenkins Memorial Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed and Stinson Fly-In.
John Bry, Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, announced at Wednesday night’s Kendallville Aviation Board of Commissioners meeting the bureau is paying the $2,500 cost for the B-25 visit. “This is a very important event for Kendallville and Noble County, and we wanted to support it,” said Bry. ...

WWII bomber flights sell out in Calgary - CBC News
Four Calgarians were treated to the flight of a lifetime Friday, taking to the skies on board one of only two World War II Lancaster bombers that are still airworthy.
The historic plane arrived in Calgary Tuesday for a nine-day visit from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont. It is part of a display co-hosted by the Aero Space Museum of Calgary.
Aviation buffs lined up for more than an hour for a close-up look at the legendary four-engine bomber. ...

Grissom week in photos: 6 August from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.

This week's slideshow features recently published photos from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. This weekly feature showcases the activities of the dedicated military and civilian workforce of the 434th Air Refueling Wing. To view the slideshow, click here.
Video: Oshkosh 2010 Recap Music Video - Wow! (Hot Stuff) from Martt
I've been looking for the Oshkosh 2010 recap video that I would have made if I could. This is it... Wow!
A great job by youtuber slickhutto, and while the music background in the video works quite well, I'm really looking forward to the '10 minute series' coming before long that looks like it will run without the music background.
 If you haven't been to Oshkosh, or it's been a while, this video should show you why you need to be there next year! Oshkosh 2011: July 25-31... start making your plans now : )

Technology programs highlighted in newest Purdue videos from Purdue Technology News
In the most recent installment of BoilerBytes videos, the College of Technology is featured in two stories:
    * The inaugural Navy Junior ROTC technology camp, held during the summer of 2010, was hosted by the College of Technology.
    * Two students, each with a physical disability, learned how to fly an airplane as part of a partnership with Able Flight. In addition, the students earned their pilot certificates at a special ceremony at the EAA AirVenture gathering last month.

Oshkosh Wrap Up from Nordo News 
This year, once again, Ginger and I were given the opportunity to travel to Oshkosh in a DC-3 and we jumped at the chance.  Although I love flying into Oshkosh during Airventure, there are some things about flying in an old airliner that has its pluses.  And we made the most of it. ...

Fightin' Fifty-Fifth on the cusp of historic milestone from Air Force Link Top Stories 
Historic, monumental and simply incredible are just a few ways to describe the milestone soon to be attained by the men and women of the 55th Wing.
On Aug. 9, the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth will surpass 20 years of continuous deployment to U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility by its personnel and RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft. ...

Can you identify this Wellington? from PPRuNe Forums 
I have tried to identify this Wellington on another forum, with no luck. Can anyone here help?
These 2 photos are from Mike Morton's collection. They are of a Wellington taken at Riyan, Oman in February 1948. It was apparently used to transport ...

August 6 from Cut and Paste Aviation

On This Day in Aviation History: August 6th from
Today in 1919, an airmail first in Australia. In 1945, the US drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea. Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.

Go ahead. Tell NASA What To Do. from The Launch Pad 
Participatory exploration + lunar analogs = win.
The NASA Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) will be roving around the lunar-like environs of Northern Arizona in September, and they want you to tell them where to go. They've posted two Gigapans on the Desert RATS website that allow you to explore the area, then ask for your vote on specific locations from that photo. ...

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