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The Indy Transponder is a collection of headlines, links, and articles related to Aviation Edutainment which include air shows and air racing. Additionally we highlight aviation heritage, developing youth’s aero interest, and other articles of interest. Continue to visit and you will find guest articles from various participants and key people engaged in our industry.
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2014-09-02T17:34:00.000+01:00

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Preview clip of National Aviation Heritage Invitational * NAHI / LiveAirShowTV | Here is our http://www.liveairshowtv.com/video.php?vid=178annual preview of the planes participating in the National Aviation Heritage Invitational during the Reno Air Races.  To date we have 30 planes entered.  (list will be mailed shortly)…..some are returning participants, and former winners. Two planes do stand out in the field. The first is the 1933 Lockheed Vega DL-1 Special.  It is the last Metal Vega of the ten that Lockheed Built.  The second is the Moss QED, Gee Bee Replica.  You probably saw this plane in Oshkosh.  It will be in Reno, and only eligible for the People's Choice Award, since it is replica, and not a restoration. Winners in each class, as well as the overall winner, receiving the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy will be handed out on Sunday morning, Sept. 14th.

Wisian to be airshow marshal at Heart of Texas Airshow · General Aviation News | WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow will take to the skies Saturday, Sept. 27, at Texas State Technical College airport. Serving as air show marshal will be Major General Kenneth Wisian, the Deputy Adjutant General-Air for Texas and Commander of the Texas Air National Guard....

Warbirds Over Tulsa set for takeoff this weekend - Tulsa World | The monumental tapestry triptych by Marc Chagall, hanging in the State Hall of the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, hints at some of the artist's own memories, including from his childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. But these float among images of Jewish history: of Moses with his tablets, of David with his harp. Images of wandering and vulnerability: a village burned, a dead body surrounded by six candles, standing in for 6 million. Images of return and security: pioneers, soldiers and a new flag among the nations.

20 aerobatic shots from the 2014 Air Show in Toronto * blogTO (blog) | toronto air show The 65th running of the Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) on Toronto's waterfront featured a selection of military and civilian aircraft taking to the skies to perform for the crowds at the Canadian National Exhibition, but, as...

Plenty of planning goes into Selfridge's Open House and Air Show - The Macomb Daily | Any military operation takes tim to plan but an open house and air show can take years. Just ask Maj. Todd Wasilewski. He?s the air operations director for the Open House and Air Show at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Sept. 6 and 7. Wasilewski works in the standardization and evaluation office, where his primary duty is that of a KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot. He?s been at Selfridge for 13 years, five of them flying the KC-130...

Women in Aviation: Misty Blues to set the stage for air show - The Macomb Daily | Misty Blues, an eight-member, all female skydiving team has the honor of opening the 2014 Open House and Air Show at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Sept. 6-7....

Barack Obama 'to land at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire on Air Force One ... - Gloucestershire Echo | ...Rumours abound that the President of the United States will enter the UK at RAF Fairford, flying in on the presidential Jumbo Jet Air Force One. Already several aircraft from an elite US marines unit, which are used to support presidential movement have been deployed to the Gloucestershire air base from their home base in Quantico, Virginia. And they have created much excitement in south Wales by flying what are understood to be familiarisation missions from Fairford to Cardiff and Newport and back again....

A rare stop - Lakeland Times | For Morgan Shepard, Aug. 25, 2014 will be a date he won’t soon forget. That was the day the young man from Rhinelander went for his first ride of any sort in any type of aircraft. On this day, it would be no ordinary aircraft. “Oh wow, that was fantastic!” the 22-year-old Morgan said after that ride....

FAA 'Hangar Rule' Would Hurt Historic Warbird Preservation - Jalopnik | The Federal Aviation Administration is currently seeking comments on a proposed "hangar rule" which seeks to restrict the use of hangars on airport property for the storage and maintenance of flyable aircraft. However, the nation's largest keeper of vintage planes would be put in jeopardy by the proposal....

US Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane passes 600 days in orbit - Fox News | The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end. The X-37B space plane is carrying out the Orbital Test Vehicle-3 (OTV-3) mission, a long-duration cruise that marks the third flight for the unpiloted Air Force spaceflight program....

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Indy Transponder 02-AUG-2014 1200z

A Celebration of Pride, Patriotism as Pilots Prepare for California Capital Airshow * Fox 40 | Out of http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com/event-information/the pages of the history books, now sitting at Mather Field. “You can look in a book and learn about history, but it really opens the door to people, to see them flying, and watch them go through the sky,” Steven Hinton, with Planes of Fame, said. And soon, many planes will be soaring over Sacramento County for the California Capital Airshow....

Jefferson County Air Festival Takes Off from Festus, MO Airport September 7 · The Aero Experience

Airshow hailed as the greatest ever - The Argus | Shoreham Airshow organisers have hailed the event as the greatest in their history. The skies above the town were filled with aircraft spanning the last 100 years, with everything from World War One biplanes to the Eurofighter Typhoon....

AIRSHOW NEWS: Jersey International Air Display 2014 * UK Airshow News - Flightline UK | The Jersey International Air Display is taking place on Thursday 11 September 2014. There will be static displays at Jersey airport on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and a rotary wing static display on either the Lower Park or Peoples Park in St Helier adjacent to where the flying display is taking place over the Bay of St Aubins The air display is organised by a not for profit company which has two objectives: supporting British Military Charities and supporting tourism in Jersey. The dedicated Service Charity for 2014 is Help for Heroes...

Pilot Michael Goulian talks tech in Red Bull Air Race planes - TechnologyTell | You think your car is loaded with high-performance tech? It’s got nothing on the Edge 540 airplane flown by pilot Michael Goulian in the Red Bull Air Race series....

Fort Bend Radio Control Club holds annual model air show - Your Houston News | All sizes of model aircrafts took to the skies over Rosenberg this past Saturday, as the Fort Bend Radio Control Club held its annual Model Air Show and Model Aircraft Fly-in. Though its venue has changed overtime, the club’s yearly ‘fly-a-thon’ been has attracting model aircraft hobbyists from around the county for 16 years running....

The R/C Scale Builder Show – Dino DiGiorgio / Meister Scale * WarbirdRadio.com | WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, September 2nd at 9:00pm ET as the RC Scale Builder Show returns LIVE. This episode show our guest will be Dino DiGiorgio, owner of Meister Scale and lots of other info from the world of R/C Scale Building. The program starts at 9pm (EST) and your partisipation is encouraged. To join in on the conversation just use the contact info below. Thanks for listening!

Visiting B-17 'Flying Fortress' carries load of history - Roanoke Times  | Top turret gunner and flight engineer James Litchford spoke no German but he understood that the bayonet prodding his back meant to keep moving. Litchford and others in the crew of his B-17 bomber had survived the crash landing in Belgium in January 1945 and then split up to try to make their way back to Allied-held territory...

Inspire students and youth with our innovative educational materials! * Red Tail Squadron | In our regular CAF Red Tail Squadron blog posts, you’ve read about the exciting and inspiring impact our P-51C Mustang and our RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit can have on audiences all over the country. But did you know that we can bring this same zeal for history and aviation straight to your classroom or youth group?...

XP-82 Twin Mustang – August 2014 Restoration Update * Warbirds News | ...August was an incredible month for accomplishments at the XP-82 restoration shop!...

These real-life Rosie the Riveters changed the face of labor - The Week Magazine | When America entered World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it did so fully, committing all of its assets. As the men stepped into battle across Europe and in the Pacific theater, women entered the workforce, occupying the roles of their husbands, brothers, and sons....

Greatest Russian Inventions from English Russia: 200 years ago people still did not have electricity, http://englishrussia.com/2014/08/31/greatest-russian-inventions/good vehicles, television, mobile phones, Internet and other things we cannot do without today. Some of the most significant inventions were made by Russians, and here they are… Gleb Kotelnikov is…

Become a living room fighter pilot with life-sized cardboard cockpit - CNET | We don't all have dads who build us spacecraft simulators, but if you've ever envisioned yourself in the cockpit while playing Digital Combat Simulator, you may soon have an easy way of building your own. Jet fighter enthusiast and games developer Lukas Homola, based in the Czech Republic, has designed a full-scale cockpit replica that anyone can easily build -- out of cardboard...

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2014-09-01T13:40:00.000+01:00

31 Participants slated for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational

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From NAHI: We are so pleased to announce that 31 aircraft are expected to be on our ramp for 2014. It will be a great showing of beautifully restored testaments to our aviation history. Look forward to seeing you in Reno, September 10-14.

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2014-09-01T13:30:00.000+01:00

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Warbird Roundup continues in Nampa today - Idaho Press-Tribune Almost 70 years have passed since the airplanes were in dogfights over Europe — nearly three quarters of a century since the warbirds were shuttling soldiers to and from the Pacific to fight the Japanese army....

Rain can't dampen air-show fun - Daily Inter Lake | Despite early showers and warnings of thunderstorms, the second day of the Mountain Madness Air Show took off Sunday with only slight delays as the weather improved. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were able to take off into the cloudy skies shortly after 3 p.m. and every performer got to fly during Sunday’s program....

Kalispell man flies with Thunderbirds - Great Falls Tribune | For Maj. Jason Curtis, flying with the Air Force’s Thunderbirds over Kalispell this weekend was “an absolute dream.” It was also a big family reunion for the Kalispell native. Friends and family from Montana and out of state came to Kalispell to watch him fly the No. 6 jet with the Air Force’s aerial demonstration team during the 2014 Mountain Madness air show at the Glacier International Airport....

Cleveland * US Army Golden Knights | Day 2 at The Cleveland National Air Show. SGT David http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=835853623121633&id=192576524116016Flynn is capturing some great photos. More to follow soon.

Cleveland National Air Show returns (with video) - The Morning Journal | Mentor resident Scott Hewis was pleased the Cleveland National Air Show returned to Burke Lakefront Airport after a one-year hiatus. He wasn?t alone with that thought as the three-day Labor Day weekend event marks its 50th Cleveland show and typically brings in tens of thousands of people to watch high-flying acts like the U.S. Navy Blue Angels ? the signature act that usually concludes each day?s show....

Seventh Bournemouth Air Festival is record breaker - Bournemouth Echo | IT was a record-breaking weekend for the Bournemouth Air Festival, organisers have confirmed. Around 448,000 people flocked to the seafront and cliff tops on Saturday, the busiest day three in the event's history....

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/31/air-show-takes-to-the-skies-over-torontoPhotos: Canadian International Air Show 2014 * Toronto Sun

ONE WEEK LEFT – THE RENO AIR RACE VIDEO MONTAGE · Airshowvid, Photorecon.net | Video shot by our sister website Photorecon.net during their stay at the 2012 Reno Air Races. Still photographer Dave Budd turned into at videographer for a day and shot some great action video clips from all over Reno’s Stead Field Airport where the races are held. If you are an aviation geek, see how many people you can name in this video, some in this video are giants in the aviation world.

Final fly-in for Art Scholl Aviation at Rialto airport - San Bernardino County Sun | RIALTO >> It was the final tribute to a piece of aviation history — not just to this region but the state. Unbeknownst to the general public — hidden behind wire fencing, overgrown shrubbery and empty hangars — Judy Scholl was joined by nearly 100 pilots, who flew in from all over Southern California to mark the closure of Art Scholl Aviation, a staple at Rialto Municipal Airport for 36 years....

Open Cockpit draws thousands to Castle Air Museum * Merced Sun Star | The sweet aroma of freshly cooked kettle corn was thick at the Castle Air Museum on Sunday, amid dozens of military aircraft on display and the smiles of attentive youth and adults alike, as thousands of people turned out for the museum’s Open Cockpit Day....

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24 * Aero-News Network | ...Col. Coz said they have been working on it for about five years to get it restored to flying condition. He told us he had flown Cobra helicopters in the past and said that the Mi-24 is much heavier and therefore it flies quite differently. He said the big difference in the Russian helicopter is that the rotors turn the opposite direction. To get more details about the Mi-24 check out the video....

The Lost Sparrow Hawk · WarbirdsNews | We’ve probably all seen pictures of ghostly wartime relics http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-museum-news/lost-sparrow.htmlemerging from the sands of the Sahara desert from time to time. The most recent find of an RAF Curtiss Kittyhawk in near complete condition is one of the more dramatic discoveries. And then of course there is the sad tale of Lady Be Good, a US Army Air Force B-24D Liberator which became lost hundreds of miles from home only to crash land by itself in the desert following...

F-102 — too slow at first ·Travel for Aircraft | This Convair F-12 Delta Dagger sits in the Heritage Hill Air Park which is part of the McChord Air Museum. Designed in the during the Cold War during and era when missiles were thought to have made guns into relics the Delta Dagger was built for speed. Armed with...

Pioneer woman pilot Dr Dorothy Herbert dies - Australian Aviation | Dorothy Herbert AM was not just a pilot and a doctor, but an inspiration for all aspiring pilots and doctors everywhere. Herbert died on Friday. She was 91. An active pilot for 50 years, amassing 2,200 flight hours in powered aircraft and a further 300 in gliders, she caught the aviation bug in her teens thanks to another aviatrix, Jean Batten, who made the first direct flight from England to New Zealand in 1936 at the age of 25....

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2014-08-30T16:16:00.000+01:00

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Fans ready for Cleveland National Air Show as they get a glimpse of practice * fox8.com | Friday morning, people lined up along North and South Marginal Roads, as well as the East 9th Street Pier, to get a glimpse of the planes. “It's right in front of us. You can see everything,” said Larry Smith of Solon. Thousands are expected to witness...

'Ready? Hit it!' Lutheran West teacher flies with Blue Angels (Photo gallery ... * Sun News - http://www.cleveland.com/rocky-river/index.ssf/2014/08/ready_hit_it_lutheran_west_tea.htmlcleveland.com | Hubeler said he'd never been in anything close to the high-tech aircraft flown by the Blue Angels. "But I think every child dreams of doing something like that when you're playing with jet fighters. It seems like such a thrill," he said. His own chance...

Taking flight: Toronto CNE air show preview * CANOE | Mike Wiskus flies his Pitts Special over the skies of Toronto during media flight day ahead of the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto on Friday, August 29, 2014. (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun). /. Mike Wiskus flies his Pitts Special over the skies of...

CNE air show plane skids off runway at Pearson, no one injured * Toronto Star | No one was injured when a small plane scheduled to fly in the CNE air show skidded off the runway at Pearson International Airport Friday afternoon. Peel Regional Police confirmed that the plane's landing gear collapsed. The two pilots inside the plane...

In pictures: Bournemouth Air Festival 2014 * BBC News | The show, now in its seventh year, features fighter jets, display teams and vintage aircraft. Red Arrows at Bournemouth Air Festival 2014. The flying takes place along the seafront, between Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, over four days from Thursday...

Canadian Lancaster Bomber grounded ahead of Bournemouth Air Festival * BBC News  | Displays by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers from World War Two have been cancelled after one suffered engine problems. A Canadian Lancaster, currently on a UK tour, performed an engine shutdown during a flight in County Durham. Its owners...

Rhyl Air Show 2014: The Blades hoping to 'have a ball' * Daily Post North Wales | Visitors can expect thrilling flips, loops and rolls at the Rhyl Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the skies on Saturday are thrilling display team The Blades. Renowned for their cutting-edge display and breath-taking aerobatics, the former...

Meet the woman who flies stunt planes for a living * Cambridge News | Based at Little Gransden http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Meet-woman-flies-stunt-planes-living/story-22847567-detail/story.htmlAirfield and working for Mark Jefferies (winner of numerous national aerobatics championships and regular international air show performer), fixing Russian and aerobatic aircraft in a hangar beside the grass runway, Lauren...

Pilots share joys, challenges of flight * Galesburg Register-Mail | GALESBURG — The National Stearman Fly-In attracts dozens of World War II-era biplane trainers to Galesburg every year for six days starting on Labor Day at the Galesburg Municipal Airport. Robert Preston describes owning a World War II-era Stearman...

Reno Air Races – 2014 - Here we go! · Marilyn Dash, The Pylon Place | The 51st National Championship Air Races are just around the corner. While the teams are putting the final touches on the racers, packing the tools and trailers and trying to remember what they forgot, let’s take a look at what to expect....

Experimental Solar Airship Down In Canada  * Aero-News Network | Two Seriously Injured In The Accident An experimental, solar-powered airship went down in a tobacco field near the Brantford, Ontario Canada airport Friday morning, resulting in the serious injury of the two people on board...

Story of pioneer aviator Nancy Corrigan featured in new exhibit at ... * The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | CLEVELAND, Ohio – Aviation pioneer, fashion model and Cleveland celebrity Nancy Corrigan is coming back to town for a special appearance, 31 years after her death. A new exhibit about the Irish-born flier, "Nancy Corrigan: The Model Pilot," will be...

Former presidential pilot stops by Atwater's Castle Air Museum * Fresno Bee | On his way to Oregon on Thursday, Rice came to see his friend Larry Morelock of Merced, the vice chairman and facilities chairman for the Castle Air Museum. After bidding the Air Force goodbye, both Morelock and Rice were pilots for Reno Air and then...

Boneyard Nose Art · Travel for Aircraft | Boneyard Nose Art Boneyard Nose Art: U.S. military http://blog.seattlepi.com/travelforaircraft/2014/08/28/boneyard-nose-art/aircraft markings and artwork, Nicholas A. Veronico, Jim Dunn, and Ron Strong, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8117-1308-5, 171 pp. As so well mentioned in this book’s forward by John Brennan military aircraft nose art is temporal, not meant to last. If you will, nose art on military aircraft is...

CAF Takes Action Regarding Proposed FAA Rule ·  Warbirds News | The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a new policy on July 22, 2014, to address the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars. A summary of the proposed Non-aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars rule stated on the regulations.gov website reads, “Under Federal law, airport operators that have accepted federal grants and/or those that have obligations contained in property deeds for...

National Guard identifies fallen F-15C aviator * Air Force Link | Massachusetts National Guard officials identified the pilot of an F-15C Eagle jet that crashed in Virginia as Air Force Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr. The veteran aviator was killed Aug. 27 when his aircraft crashed in remote, mountainous terrain ...

John McTiernan is preparing to direct the film Warbirds with John Travolta * JoBlo.com | When asked about the likelihood that WARBIRDS will get made, McTiernan says he has been taking two hour meetings about the film and that they are already looking at CGI firms to handle the special effects since "it's sort of the dog-fighting movie of...

Young Eagles Flight takes Salinas students to the skies * Monterey County Herald | SALINAS >> The "Young Eagles Flight" program, sponsored by the nonprofit EAA Aviation Foundation, took about 30 girls from the Hartnell SEMAA program on a tour of our Salinas skies last weekend. It's a new partnership between the aviation group and the...

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Watch The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter soar with the Blue Angels (video) * Sun News - cleveland.com | Watch The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter soar with the Blue Angels Along with two local school teachers, The Plain Dealer's Joshua Gunter got the chance to soar with the Blue Angels and see what it's like to flip and spin in a $20+ million high...

Cleveland National Air Races and Air Show span a century of flight (mega ... * The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | There were elements of what we think of as an air show in the original races: static displays and exhibition flying. The show as we know it today started in 1964, with Newcomb, a former member of the Blue Angels, running it from 1975 onward. He said ...

Aerobatic aircraft practice for Cleveland Air Show (slideshow) * The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGNuz34Jhf5XY0y8pqdxbFubehDGQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778593997479&ei=8gj_U8iyEYOtgAetzoHQBw&url=http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/aerobatic_aircraft_practice_fo.htmlJohn Klatt operates his aerobatic team on behalf of the Air National Guard. Klatt himself is a Lt. Colonel in the Minnesota Air National Guard as well as a pilot for a national carrier. He has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon during three combat...

Preps continue for big Kalispell air show - KPAX-TV | KALISPELL - The Kalispell area will be home to thousands of visitors and more than a few different airplanes as the Mountain Madness Airshow comes to town this weekend. Reporter Dax VanFossen tells us that the preparation is well underway, and thanks to the National Guard and Air Force, the runway will be just a little bit safer come Saturday....

Selfridge air show fulfills the need for speed * C&G Newspapers | Among the new features at the 2014 Open House will be a Women in Aviation booth, at which many of the pilots, maintainers and other female personnel who will be active in the Air Show portion of the Open House will make short presentations on their...

Wings Over Waukegan Air Show aims to wow crowds with aerial acrobatics * Lake County News Sun | Crowds at the 14th annual Wings Over Waukegan Air Show can keep their eyes locked on the sky the first weekend of September as vintage planes will fly over the Waukegan National Airport. Attendees also can check out wing walkers, skydivers and watch...

Skydiver's dream was to fall from the heavens * Journal and Courier | Sgt. 1st Class Jared Zell and other members of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights skydive Wednesday, August 27, 2014, above Frankfort Municipal Airport. Zell is a 2003 graduate of Benton Central High School. By John Terhune and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher...

VIDEO: Rain, a 94-year-old wingwalker, some cancellations and a perfect ... - Bournemouth Echo | YOU couldn't have scripted it. As 94-year-old wingwalker Tom Lackey opened the Bournemouth Air Festival this afternoon, the weather drew in....Red, white and blue smoke made for spectacular photos and memories for those watching against an increasingly-blue sky. Earlier, as the conditions improved, the Black Cats helicopter team opened the display schedule proper, for the first time a pairing of a Lynx helicopter and the all-new Wildcat. Flying at all angles was the order of the day as the Royal Navy helicopters showed their stuff.  Then it was time to see the aircraft that all would-be RAF pilots start out in - the humble Tutor and the Tucano showing off their versatility as training planes....

Red Arrows fly over Dorset again at the Bournemouth Air Festival * Bridport and Lyme Regis News | THE Red Arrows, daredevil wing-walking and a Battle of Britain memorial display will all be highlights at the seventh Bournemouth Air Festival. Today is the start of the annual event, which will see all eyes on the skies this weekend. For the first...

Alan Miller « Red Tail Squadron Red Tail Squadron  * Red Tail Squadron  | For CAF Red Tail Squadron pilot Alan Miller, an appreciation for warbirds and the zest for aviation must run in his blood. It’s not everyday you come across a father and son team that both fly for the Commemorative Air Force. When Alan is not flying our P-51C Mustang, the Tuskegee Airmen, you can find him flying the B-25J Miss Mitchell with his father for the Minnesota Wing of the CAF!...

Another perspective from last week's historic formation flight in the UK * LiveAirShowTV

Paul Bowen Air-to-Air Photographer * bhphotovideo | Paul Bowen is staring through the viewfinder of his Canon EOS-1D X as a jet, only 50 feet away, speeds directly at him at 200 mph. Luckily for everyone involved, the plane into which Bowen is strapped is speeding away at the same speed. This delicately choreographed dance is one with many partners, all of whom are following the deliberate lead of Bowen, while making their own expert adjustments....

Upcoming Spitfire Open Cockpit Day at Palm Springs Air Museum * Warbirds News  | Saturday, Aug 30- From 1 – 3 PM, Aviation enthusiast will have the opportunity to sit behind the controls of the Supermarine Spitfire as the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts its traditional “Open Cockpit” event. Free activities booklet for all children. Included with regular museum admission....

Smithsonian unveils laser-scanned 3D model of Wright Flyer · General Aviation News | The Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane. With that same pioneer spirit, the Smithsonian recently unveiled its X 3D Collection and state-of-the-art 3D explorer. As part of the X 3D Collection, the 1903 Wright Flyer was scanned using a laser, producing an accurate 3D model....

Let's make these women proud - Columbia Star  | During WWII women workers were regarded as http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEIX6feainlb35DwsO8024Vq3kp2w&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&ei=9GD_U6jdIuT6wQHppYFg&url=http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2014-08-29/Front_Page/Lets_make_these_women_proud.htmlparticularly adept at working in small spaces and remaining focused while performing repetitive tasks. Women on the assembly lines produced aircraft, engines, tanks, and trucks at increasing rates of production without compromising safety. Things are starting to happen with the B-25 restoration project. South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation ( SCHAF) received a grant from the...

The Telescope and The Blimp * Travel for Aircraft | The Telescope and The Blimp The New York Times published an article on 25 August 2014 regarding the potential of using lighter-than-air flight in blimps to carry telescopes aloft in Joshua A. Krisch’s article, Modern Research Borne on a Relic. The article is intriguing for its description of the challenges of long-duration high-altitude lighter-than-air flight as well as […]

NAHA Awards Honor Volunteers, Partners at 2014 Meeting · Warbirds News | The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.NAHA also awarded its Wick Wright Award to the Dayton Foundation and its PROPS (Partner Recognition of Phenomenal Support) Award to Dayton History.Brown received the...

Essay contest winner will earn ride from air show superstar Sean D. Tucker  * My Hillsboro | Air show superstar Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle will give one child, age 8-17, the opportunity to fly among the stars. Kids will be asked to submit an essay answering one of two questions centered around aviation. The contest is part of the "Young Eagles" program developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1992 designed to encourage children who are interested in aviation to pursue their interest. The Oregon International Air Show and the EAA will be working together to determine the winner of the flight. The deadline for the contest is Wednesday, September 10, and the winner will be announced on September 12, 2014....

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