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VIDEO: 2014 Arctic Thunder Air Show * Alaska Dispatch News | Every two years, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson opens its gates to the public for two days of free aerial demonstrations, military equipment displays and aircraft tours. “It’s the largest single event in all of Alaska,” said Dave Peters, treasurer for the Alaska Air Show Association, a nonprofit that assists in organizing the open house.

Fiancé of wing walker to rebuild crashed plane - WHIO | Wing walker Jane Wicker died at the Vectren Dayton Air Show last year with the plane she couldn't stop talking about. Now, the fiancé who survived her can't stop talking about Jane and her plane that crashed on June 22, 2013. "I think of her all the time," said Rock Skowbo. "Just like she couldn't bring up a conversation without talking about her plane, I usually can't finish a conversation without talking about Jane."...

Roar of naval air power fills skies at Yeovilton International Air Day * Western Daily Press | Like http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Roar-naval-air-power-fills-West-s-skies/story-21946540-detail/story.htmlLynx crews, Wildcat crews will play an important role in international anti-piracy operations, and with a boat full of pirates suddenly appearing on the airfield Wildcats whirred into action with Lynx 8s, in an impressive demonstration of a...

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst 2014 Air Show · Photorecon.net | For those in the mid-Atlantic region, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) was our first air show for 2014. After 2013, with no military air shows due to the federal budget sequestration, and a long cold winter, this Mother’s Day weekend (May 10 and 11) show couldn’t have come soon enough....

CAF Red Tail Squadron – Event Update · Red Tail Squadron | ...Although the Blue Angels were the featured headliners the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit enjoyed long lines on both Saturday and Sunday. This was particularly gratifying given the very hot weather conditions throughout the weekend. Our total for the weekend included 1517 individuals (926 adults, 591 kids). This was outstanding!...

A once-in-a-lifetime ride - The Southeast Sun Have you ever taken a ride in a helicopter? How about in a Huey? As of last Saturday, I can now answer both of those questions with a “yes.”  I can’t say it was my very first helicopter ride. That title belongs to the one I took to the top of the Swiss Alps in a tiny glass chopper, moments before my first skydiving experience. It was, however, another once-in-a-lifetime experience. And from the smiles on the faces...

The People’s Mosquito Project announces air show attendance schedule * Travel for Aircraft | From http://blog.seattlepi.com/travelforaircraft/2014/07/28/the-peoples-mosquito-project-announces-air-show-attendance-schedule/The People’s Mosquito (TPM) — the noble effort to build (not rebuild) an original de Havilland Mosquito for the public trust — we have the latest news. The TPM’s presence continues its growth with the announcement of The People’s Mosquito’s representation at upcoming air shows :) TPM personnel will answer questions, talk about...

Piece of American WWII history lands in Pueblo - KXRM PUEBLO, COLO. -- On display at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum for Wednesday only, is a B-29 bomber made for World War II back in the 1940's. Thanks to the Commemorative Air Force, or CAF, southern Colorado has the chance to step inside a living piece of history...

Canucks in the Zone * Vintage Wings of Canada | ...Derived from the Hawker Typhoon, Tempest and http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/481/language/en-US/Canucks-in-the-Zone.aspxFury family of fighters, the Sea Fury proved to be a superb naval aircraft, capable of fulfilling both fighter and fighter-bomber roles. It was the fastest piston-engined naval fighter of its generation, had good endurance and was well armed with four 20mm cannon and the ability to carry either bombs or rockets...

Former Red Arrows pilot to do gruelling Tour de France ride to raise money for ... - Lincolnshire Echo | A former Red Arrows pilot is to cycle up a Tour de France mountain three times in one day to raise money in memory of a colleague. Duncan Mason is raising cash for the Jon Egging Trust, which was set up after the pilot crashed and died during a display at Bournemouth....

Air Zoo’s PT-23 – The Story of a Restoration · WarbirdsNews | Warbirds News contributor Jay Bess recently had the opportunity to visit the Air Zoo, in Kalamazoo Michigan. They literally rolled out the red carpet for him. Marketing and Communications Manager, Patrick Brent spent a good part of his day showing Bess this incredible museum. Bess had the opportunity to visit the Air Zoo’s extensive archives, and behind the scenes collections, along with new exhibits, Warbird favorites and their incredible restoration facility. He also had the pleasure of meeting the Air Zoo’s Senior Conservator and Head of Restoration, Greg Ward who...

The centenary of World War I and what the RAF Museum–London is doing about it · Travel for http://blog.seattlepi.com/travelforaircraft/2014/07/29/the-centenary-of-world-war-i-and-what-the-raf-museum-london-is-doing-about-it/Aircraft | The war to end all wars, the war which toppled and remade kingdom and country, the war which has us pause every 11th of November began a century ago this year, 2014. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum–London is making a new exhibit...

Peter Boschert at Edwards AFB / NASA * Photorecon.net | Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base An article about Edwards Air Force Base isn’t complete if you don’t mention the Flight Research Center at the base. This is the...

Area teacher nominated by National Museum of the U.S. Air Force accepted to summer residency program * National Museum of the USAF Top Stories |  Kate Tiffany, a teacher at the Greene County Career Center was selected to take part in the 2014 American Air Museum (AAM) Summer Residency Program. She was nominated for the program by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force....

Barefoot Waterskiing Behind an Airplane Is Too Extreme for Words * Mashable | Team Devin http://mashable.com/2014/07/29/barefoot-waterskiing/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&amputm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&amputm_medium=feed&amputm_source=rssSupertramp kicked it up to 11 in their latest extreme effort, which involves airplanes, speedboats and a lot of barefoot waterskiing....

Another update from Lisa, GWW Private Pilot Scholarship Winner! * The Girls With Wings Blog | This is the third journal entry provided to us by Lisa Kienholz, who was selected for a Private Pilot Scholarship from Girls With Wings. The Girls With Wings 2014 Scholarship Program includes the Private Pilot Scholarship, to help defray the cost of flight training lessons in pursuit of a private pilot certificate. This scholarship...

Air Fair lets kids ride planes free Saturday * Cody Enterprise | Air Fair lets kids ride planes free Saturday By COREY MORRIS Cody Enterprise | 0 comments. Cody eyes will be to the sky this weekend. The third annual Cody Air Fair will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Yellowstone Regional Airport, featuring...
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AirVenture: 7/29/2014

AirVenture Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Update * eaavideo.org

AirVenture remembers EAA founder Poberezny * Fox11online.com | EAA AirVenture kicks off today. OSHKOSH – EAA honored its founder Monday at AirVenture. Friends of Paul Poberezny shared stories about him at the Theater in the Woods. Poberezny passed away last August at 91 years old. He started EAA in 1953....

Shell Aviation Notes Aerobatic Team Anniversary, Reveals New Packaging for ... * Aviation International News | At this year's EAA AirVenture, Shell Aviation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the AeroShell Aerobatic team, with the opportunity to meet the team members every day at the company's booth (Hangar C, Booth No. 3072) between 11 a.m. and noon for...

OSH14: Tuesday July 29 - Another Big Day (CoolPix Triple Play) · AirPigz | Tuesday at OSH14 was a lot like this big and bold Super STOL from Just Aircraft... but then everyday at Oshkosh is like that. So much to see and do, it's not even close to possible to take it all in. You simply have to pick the things you want to learn, or see, or experience hands-on and then chase the day....

OSH14: Monday July 28 - Day One Starts Big And Beautiful! (10 Pix) · AirPigz | It was a great http://airpigz.com/blog/2014/7/28/osh14-monday-july-28-day-one-starts-big-and-beautiful-10-pix.htmlopening day at OSH14... the weather was very nice and there were airplanes and people all over the place. I made a couple runs thru much of the grounds and found lots of interesting to take pictures of. The following are some of those pix with simple captions captions. I hope you enjoy!

Oshkosh Day 2 · Flight To Success | Today I'm on a flight back to Seattle. Sad to leave the party behind as it was just getting started. So much fun it was. Next year I won't fail bidding so I can stay longer....

Lockheed 12 · eaavideo.org

AirVenture 2014 - Next Generation · eaavideo.org  | KidVenture teaches and inspires the next generation of aviators, while the daily air shows at Oshkosh AirVenture are sure to please kids and grown-ups alike.

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One Week Wonder begins to take shape · General Aviation News | New at AirVenture this year is the One Week Wonder, in which everyone at Oshkosh gets a chance to help build a Zenith CH 750. The build kicked off at 8 a.m. Monday, July 28, and will continue throughout the week (see photos)...

Buy a Brick at AirVenture · Mark Hrutkay, Photorecon.net | The Experimental Aircraft Association was start by Paul Poberezny in 1953. Over the years, their annual convention and airshow has moved from Hales Corner, Wisconsin to Rockford, Illinois. In 1970, the event moved to...

EAA AirVenture 2014 Welcomes The Boldest Human Space Mission Yet * Aero-News Network
Events To Highlight Industry Collaboration For Reaching The Planet Mars Leaders from the aerospace community held a press conference at EAA AirVenture on Monday to get the word out on Space-related events scheduled Tuesday for Space Day.

Sean Tucker introduces newest Young Ealge to flight at AirVenture * The Oshkosh Northwestern | During the flight, Thompson and Tucker flew in close proximity to three other aerobatic pilots who went along to help spread the Young Eagles mission. Tucker also gave Thompson a taste of the aerobatic life, executing a series of rollercoaster turns...

Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang Celebrates 50 Years and Supports Young Eagles * Ford http://www.at.ford.com/news/cn/Pages/Ford%20F-35%20Lightning%20II%20Edition%20Mustang%20Celebrates%2050%20Years%20and%20Supports%20Young%20Eagles0725-6555.aspxOnline | ...“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for 15 years, bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board. “With its seventh Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflects the depth of Ford’s commitment and allows EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”...

Discovery Channel’s Airplane Repo back for second season, cast at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | The Airplane Repo crew are returning to the Discovery Channel Aug. 22 for a new season. Meanwhile, the crew are at Oshkosh this year for AirVenture. Returning for the second season is...

Full-tilt #Avgeekery on Display at AirVenture's Camp Bacon · Dan Pimentel Airplanista Aviation Blog |  ...To the rapidly growing community of #avgeeks on Twitter, Camp Bacon is the epicenter of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. It is the place where friends gravitate towards, and it's become the place to circle back to when tech-savvy aviators need to recharge their souls and their cell phones while participating in some VERY interesting conversations....

 
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Indy Transponder 29-JUL-2014 1000z

AirVenture Off To An Upbeat Start * AVweb | The sprawling grounds were damp, and the skies were overcast Sunday at EAA AirVenture, but the crowds already were thick and the mood upbeat as this year's edition of the world's biggest airshow got ready for its Monday morning launch. The aviation...

Thousands to Descend on Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture * WBAY | Oshkosh - Thousands of aviation enthusiasts will descend on Oshkosh Monday for the start of EAA AirVenture. The "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" draws about 500,000 people from 70 nations each year, according to AirVenture organizers.

General aviation gets the family back together as EAA AirVenture opens * Wichita Business Journal (blog) | The world's largest general aviation fly-in and convention kicked off on Monday at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., a gathering Experimental Aircraft Association chairman Jack Pelton likened to a family reunion. The annual event runs from Monday...

Video: Air Cup Race Previews Airventure OshKosh 2014 * WSAW | Thousands will gather to watch http://www.wsaw.com/news/headlines/17th-Annual-Airventure-Air-Cup-Race-Previews-OshKosh--268818811.htmlpilots fly a variety of aircraft through the blue skies this week at Oshkosh for the 2014 EAA Airventure Airshow. But for those who couldn't wait until Monday to see some planes in action, Sunday's Airventure Air Cup Race...

View a Stream of Photos from Oshkosh at NORDO News · Rich Davidson NORDO News - Aviation Unedited | Want to see a conglomeration of photos people are posting online from Oshkosh?...

Amelia Rose Earhart says thanks at EAA AirVenture * WKOW | Last year, Amelia Rose Earhart was at AirVenture looking for sponsors and partners to help her in her quest to fly around the world. On Monday, she came back to say thanks after successfully completing the mission. It's a flight she says she took for a...

Sunday's Hail Storm Damages Plane Headed to AirVenture Oshkosh * WSAW | Hail in Wisconsin Rapids damaged homes, gardens, cars, and even a few planes early Sunday morning. Including one that was going to be in AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The pilot was forced to withdraw it from the event. "It was home built," said Howard...

Blue Angels arrive in Seattle * KIRO Seattle | The Blue Angels have arrived in Seattle! They came to town ahead of next weekend's Boeing Seafair Airshow. The Blues will be a welcome addition after last year's no-show by the Navy team. Last year's attendance for Seafair Sunday was down 27 percent...

Blue Angels to fly over Pearl Harbor in September * KHON2 | The Blue Angels will be featured in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Wings Over the Pacific Air Show. The event takes place September 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., on Hickam Field and will be free and open to the general public. In addition to the Blue...

'Aviadarts 2014' enters air race stage * ecns | Four pilots of the aviation element of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAAF) flied two Su-30 planes to take part in the race. The Russian Air Force held the kick-off ceremony at the aviation shooting range in Bogenuowo before...

Sunderland Airshow 2014 "could have had over one million visitors" * ChronicleLive | More than a million people could have turned out for this year's Sunderland Airshow, organisers believe. With early estimates suggesting almost 500,000 people made their way to the Roker and Seaburn seafront on Saturday alone it could have been a...

Osprey makes Sapporo Airshow debut * DVIDS | More than 20,000 people attended the 28th Sapporo Airshow July 20 at the Sapporo Okadama Airport. The airshow was the first to display the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the public in Sapporo. The Ospreys gave the Japanese community a closer look...

BlogGAR – In defence of the military airshow | With the news that RAF Waddington International Airshow will be taking a sabbatical in 2015, with no guarantees that it will return in 2016, Gareth Stringer argues in defence of the military airshow....

Green Bay Packers' coach flies on B-17, jokes about bombing Chicago * Autoblog (blog) | For most people, the opportunity to fly on a B-17 Flying Fortress is rare. For the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (above, left), it's an opportunity to eliminate a despised nemesis – Chicago. "Alright, let's go bomb Chicago...

Video; WWII Planes land at Warhawk Air Museum * KIVI-TV | WWII Planes land at Warhawk Air http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFIs3EisUdN-dzsNn_9ASbLfkpKyw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778569659966&ei=dwfXU8C1A6T_mQLLrYCoDg&url=http://www.jrn.com/kivitv/news/WWII-Planes-land-at-Warhawk-Air-Museum-268832521.htmlMuseum. By On Your Side Newsroom . CREATED Jul 27, 2014. Two famous American war planes from World War II landed at the Warhawk Museum in Nampa Saturday. A crowd watched as the P-38 and Corsair touched...

Work begins on Lady Liberty's engine * Enid News & Eagle | Funds for the maintenance of Lady Liberty are all by donation, and the Lady Liberty Sponsor Group receives no additional funds from the national Commemorative Air Force or the CAF Air Power Museum, which is the owner of record for the aircraft. The...

70 Years ago today the British flew the Allies first Jet powered Fighter Aircraf... · American Airpower Museum 70 Years ago today the British flew the Allies first Jet powered Fighter Aircraft into combat during WWII. The Gloster Meteor was first flown operationally by the RAF's 616 squadron and was put to work starting on July 27th, 1944 in defending England from the V-1 Buzz Bombs. Although it would be...

Fans of aviator Amelia Earhart to gather in Augusta Saturday * Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel | Earhart was born in 1897 in Kansas and was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared July 2, 1937, in the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. She visited Bangor, Waterville and Augusta Aug...

World record flyer lands in LaPorte * nwitimes.com | The LaPorte Aero Club, a group of aviation enthusiasts at the airport, presented Garratt a check for $250 to go toward ALS research. "I've heard about CarolAnn and I've been anxious to see what she's been doing. This is a great night for me," said Ron...

World's largest proficiency air rally to fund Oklahoma women's aviation ... * Daily Ardmoreite | “This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for our group to support Oklahoma women in aviation, including women seeking their private pilot's license, as well as those who are working toward more advanced ratings,” said Heather Sterzick, the...

First Production HondaJet Makes Public Debut at EAA ... | OSHKOSH, Wis. — July 28, 2014 — The first production HondaJet made its public debut today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an...

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Arch wins Red Bull Air Race in Poland · General Aviation News | GDYNIA, Poland – Austria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second, while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place....

World Championship Red Bull Air Race in Gdynia Aviation Headlines - Airplane-Pictures.net | For the first time in Poland, for the first time with a Polish pilot, World Championship Red Bull Air Race held in Gdynia, 27th August. Austria's Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a brilliant victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe with some smart flying on the challenging track set up on the Baltic Sea. Britain's Nigel Lamb was second while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place as the two pilots flying the MXS-R planes once again put in stellar performances in the world's fastest motorsport series to the delight of the crowd watching from the nearby beaches at the first-ever race in Poland...

Team 99 photos from Poland - Michael Goulian Air Shows

Air show attracts record crowds - The Courier | Scotland's national air show drew record crowds as thousands flocked to see aerial action, including a display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows. More than 13,500 people visited the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian, yesterday, organisers said. General manager Steve McLean said: "We are delighted with the huge turnout at yesterday's national air show....

Pictures: Visitors flood to IWM Duxford for iconic aircraft day out - Dunmow Broadcast | IWM Duxford hosted its Spitfires, Merlins and Motors event, which included a static display of http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFYOsWB0zRqG44_tmJ9Miy5hteaOA&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778568410168&ei=e2DVU8rnKcWimAK984GYCg&url=http://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/pictures_visitors_flood_to_iwm_duxford_for_iconic_aircraft_day_out_1_3702245Spitfires and Hurricanes and the chance to meet members of the Spitfire Society, who answered visitors’ burning questions.  Also there was the RAF Regiment Historic Flight living history group, presenting the history of the RAF Regiment and its predecessors. They demonstrated some of the tasks required to prepare an aircraft for its next wartime sortie....

In pictures: Scotland's National Air Show 2014 * BBC News | This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading...

Pilots take aim in sortie * Stuff.co.nz | COMING IN: Paul Hogenesch of Temuka measures how close to the target the flour bombs landed during the annual dawn raid held by the South Canterbury Aero Club at Richard Pearse Airport yesterday morning...

Happy Birthday To The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress · WarbirdsNews | By Aviation Enthusiasts LLC Seventy-nine years ago today, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress took flight for the first time. One of the most important bombers in history, the B-17 fought in every theater of World War II and won immortality in epic daylight battles against the Luftwaffe. The Flying Fortress was....

A-26 “Special Kay” Restoration · WarbirdsNews In May 1966, Detachment 1, 603d Air Commando http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/a-26-special-kay-restoration.htmlSquadron deployed from England AFB, Louisiana to Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Air Base in Thailand. The detachment comprised eight Douglas B-26K Counter Invader bombers and their crews which were to undergo combat tests in Laos. An early glitch arose prior to their arrival when the Thai government expressed concern over having foreign “bombers” on its soil. But Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown finessed the problem smoothly by simply...

How the AC-130 destroyed at least 20 vehicles per night during Vietnam War · The Aviationist | The Gunship aircraft, born from the conversion of cargo aircraft into powerful aerial weapons armed with big guns, were based on the concept of the circling attack. In other words, the guns were mounted on the left side of the gunship so that the plane could fly a bank circle, achieving a good accuracy in strafing the target by using high velocity guns with a caliber of at least .30. The first two types of...

Precise Flying * The Lexicans | ...He was one of those by-the-numbers types, no class, no imagination, and no ” feel ” for really zipping around. A pilot who knows that he’s the ‘ real deal ‘ needs only to be ‘ in tune ‘ with ‘ that airplane ‘ neath his hands and feet....

Sun Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular * Aviation International News | The Sun Flyer is under development by Aero Electric Aircraft, Bye Aerospace and PC-Aero. Simulator manufacturer Redbird will be the training system provider. Bye Aerospace is led by George Bye. The company developed an electric-powered Cessna...

Virgin Galactic Announces Todd Ericson As Space Pilot * Aero-News Network | Distinguished http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=287bec15-2778-4ade-a591-a8eec14fc2caFormer U.S Air Force Colonel And Test Pilot Joins The First Commercial Spaceline Flight Program |Todd ‘Leif’ Ericson, former Operations and Maintenance Group Commander for the United States Air Force (USAF) has joined Virgin Galactic’s cadre of space pilots. In his new role, Todd will be working with Galactic’s chief pilot Dave Mackay and pilots Frederick ‘CJ’ Sturckow and Michael ‘Sooch’ Masucci as they prepare to fly Virgin Galactic’s first customers to space. Ericson will report to Mackay and Vice President of Operations Mike Moses at Virgin Galactic’s Mojave, California location, before relocating to Spaceport America in New Mexico for commercial operations...
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AirVenture 2014 has begun!

EAA AirVenture to feature full Thunderbirds team for first time * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | The weeklong event starts Monday with the Thunderbirds arriving some time on Thursday and performing what's known as a "practice show," a full dress rehearsal, at the end of the afternoon air show, about 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

AirVenture: Day 0 · General Aviation News, Ben Sclair | Photos

Jack Pelton AirVenture Preview 2014 · eaavideo.org | At this year's AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA reflects on the life of their founder, Paul Poberezny. They also amp up the excitement this year with the Thunderbirds, Kenny Loggins and the One Week Wonder.

Are You Ready For Airventure? by Tyson Rininger | Airventure in Oshkosh, WI is just about to get real! Follow All Things Aero for daily updates on what's happening. And if you haven't heard, we’ve teamed up with Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle to offer a thrilling contest throughout the week of Airventure. Using #ohmyKOSH, whoever posts the most creative selphie will win a pole holding positions with Team Oracle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. But it gets even better! The grand prize will be a flight with Chuck Coleman in the Team Oracle Extra 300 on Saturday morning!...

Janet the Fairey Gannet shrugs her shoulders at ?#?OSH14?!

Oshkosh 2014 Live! · Karlene Petitt, Flight To Success | ...I will spend my day walking, talking, and interviewing as many people as I can. I will watch the most amazing airshows, and see incredible airplanes. Tonight I will meet Kenny Loggins (with thousands of others) at a concert in the woods. Danger Zone... can you feel it?...

Avfuel teams with Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | Avfuel http://generalaviationnews.com/2014/07/26/avfuel-teams-with-yankee-air-museums-b-17-at-oshkosh/Corporation will once again sponsor the Michigan-based Yankee Air Museum’s flyable B-17 aircraft — the Yankee Lady — at the annual EAA AirVenture.  The B-17, also known as the “Flying Fortress”, was a popular World War II bomber aircraft primarily used in the destruction of enemy war facilities. The Yankee Lady is one of only 10 B-17 airframes that remain flyable today...

NASA WB-57 makes first visit to AirVenture · General Aviation News | NASA will bring a Martin/General Dynamics WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the first appearance by a WB-57F at AirVenture, which is July 28-Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.  Based at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the WB-57F operates in NASA’s High Altitude Research Program. The aircraft...

The Lark of Duluth showcased at Oshkosh · General Aviation News | The Duluth Aviation Institute’s replica of the world’s first “commercial” airplane, The Lark of Duluth, is being featured at EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. From July 28t-Aug. 3, more than 500,000 visitors will witness history as it was when commercial aviation began in 1914. The Lark of Duluth Benoist Type XIV Flying Boat will be featured in front of the Vintage Red Barn the entire week....

OSH14 Will Be The Best Oshkosh Ever! · AirPigz | It's time once again to make the simple but bold http://airpigz.com/blog/2014/7/27/osh14-will-be-the-best-oshkosh-ever.htmlstatement that OSH14 will be the best of Oshkosh ever... because the best Oshkosh is the one you are at RIGHT NOW! And with the annual fly-in and convention ready to start tomorrow morning, thousands of people just like me are here and ready to make it all happen. This is...

They’re Back! – The Hartman & Heinz Show – Oshkosh 2014 · WarbirdRadio.com | Andy Heinz and Mike Hartman are back with an all new show. Tune in and hear from Steven Bridgewater (Aeroplane / Jets Magazine) and many more familiar voices. Thanks for tuning in! Next episode will be a live broadcast on the all new Warbird Radio LIVE streaming channel.

"Ain't it Cool" UCAP #361-bravo · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside- Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Jeb and Jack are joined by Randy Dufault to talk about Day Zero of AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The MVP amphib... One Week Wonder... Paul Poberezny memorial... Day One expectations... All this and more on the Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast

Group of Cherokee planes travels to EAA AirVenture * Fox11online.com  | WAUPACA – The saying goes birds of a feather flock together. Well, the same can be said about pilots and their planes. Wayne Michelli of Kingsport, Tennessee travels to E-A-A Airventure the same way each year: in formation. “It's an adrenaline rush...

"Mooney" planes leave Madison in formation to EAA air show - WMTV | More than 30 planes took off from Dane Co. Regional Airport this morning to fly in formation to the EAA air show in Oshkosh. The vast majority of them were "Mooney" planes, which...

First production ICON A5 flies · General Aviation News | OSHKOSH — The night before EAA AirVenture opened, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on July 7 in Tehachapi, California. This aircraft is one of three that will be used to verify performance and complete FAA approval prior to the start of customer deliveries in May 2015...
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Veterans meet Blue Angels despite rained-out show * St. George Daily Spectrum | GEORGE – Although rain and lightning caused a special showing of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to be canceled Friday afternoon, the veteran attendees from the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins City still had the chance to see the planes up close and to...

Moorestown native realizes his dream with the Blue Angels * Philly.com | Flynn will support the flight leader of the Blue Angels - Commander Tom Frosch - "in the day-to-day operations of the squadron. I won't be flying but I'll make sure that we have the people and the parts - everything needed to do the mission," he said...

U S Army Parachute Team Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Enrique Melendez Relinquished Command to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Weinrich * U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights"  | The day began with extreme hustle and bustle around the area. The local radio and television were continually announcing the Change of Command for the US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. The Soldiers were taking care of all the final details, reviewing the set up, podium, seating chart and the Aviation section had strategically placed the team aircraft in position for the ceremony. Media Relations was busy greeting and escorting media outlets, preparing camera’s, documenting guest as they were escorted to their assigned seats....

The voice of the air show * KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska | “The air show director asked if anybody had any public speaking experience. Well I spent 10 years of my life in the radio and television business, so I stupidly raised my hand and he said 'you're the air show narrator.' I knew nothing about it...

Rough landing at Friday Harbor Air Show * SanJuanIslander.com | A pilot, his wife and young daughter escaped injury when a mechanical failure caused a rough landing on the runway at Friday Harbor Airport's Open House and Fly-In. He did a great job of landing the plane, said an observer. More information isn't...

Red Arrows: 'This is the coolest job in the world' * Belfast Telegraph | He's talking about the honour of being a member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatics team, the Red Arrows. It's a job that might not induce the level of hysteria Cruise is used to, but it does place those elite pilots, who get to wear the world-famous red...

Screamin’ Sasquatch — the radial and jet engine powered 1929 Taperwing Waco * Travel for http://travelforaircraft.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/bigfoot-write/Aircraft | New for this airshow season is the rare mixed engine 1929 Taperwing Waco powered by a conventional reciprocating radial engine as well as a turbojet — the “Screamin’ Sasquatch” which is also the mascot of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. The fruition of the Screamin’ Sasquatch is a result of the efforts of Jack Link’s Beef Jerky as well as John Klatt Airshows....

Magnificent Man in a Flying Machine: The 'finest' first World War work of ... * Express.co.uk | Into that background stepped a dashing aviator called Frederick Warren Merriam whose claim to fame was becoming the first pilot to fly through the clouds. Merriam, then 34 years old, was an instructor at Brooklands Aerodrome near Weybridge in Surrey.

IWM Duxford's Spitfires, Merlins and Motors day attracts thousands * Times 24 | In the foyer entrance of AirSpace, visitors met staff from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, dressed as 1940s civilians and celebrating the achievements of women in aviation, with a mini-exhibition showcasing the inspirational women who helped to...

Enter the FAI Young Artists Contest and have your share in the FAI World Air ... * World Air Sports Federation | Airplanes and gliders will amaze the crowd with spins, loops, and dives in the aerobatic games, while powered planes will show their skills in an air navigation race. There will also be radio controlled aerobatics: the same spins, loops, and dives, but...

Offutt Air Show attendance put at 150000, but total didn't set record * Omaha World-Herald | Offutt Air Force Base hosted big crowds at last weekend's Defenders of Freedom Open House & Air Show, but the show's return after a one-year hiatus didn't break attendance records. An estimated 150,000 attended the two-day event July 19-20, said Ryan...

AOPA issues call for airports to host 2015 regional fly-ins * AOPA Pilot | Each fly-in also includes a Pilot Town Hall hosted by AOPA President Mark Baker. “We've had a fantastic turnout by our members at our fly-ins this year, with a resounding call for more of the same in 2015,” Baker said. “The airports we're visiting in...

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Touring a bomber, with memories of flying one * Glens Falls Post-Star | The vintage plane travels the country with a crew from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum and will be open to visitors Saturday and Sunday before departing on its next mission, a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. Earl Morrow, a...

Consolidated PBY from Mike Fizer | Aviation enthusiast and warbird collector, Jim Slattery, shares his thoughts with AOPA's Barry Schiff on the restoration of a Consolidated PBY for The Greatest Generation Naval Museum in San Diego, CA. The beautiful Lake Mead video footage of this historic WWII amphib was supplied by The Greatest Generation Naval Museum.

Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM) To Retire at the End of 2014. · Warbirds News | Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of December 1, 2014. Mike has been Executive Director for 29 years and has led the Museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, to a major cultural, educational, and historical institution serving a world-wide audience.Scott Ashton, President of the NEAM Board of Directors, said “Mike has been an enthusiastic and dedicated leader of the Museum for nearly 30 years. Over that period...

Douglas A-20 Havoc (RE)Discovered in Siberia ·  WarbirdsNews has learned that the wreck of a Soviet Douglas A-20 Havoc recently re-emerged in the Taiga of western Siberia in Russia. Apparently the lend-lease medium bomber, one of roughly 3400 of the type given to the Soviet Union, went down on its ferry flight from Alaska to the Eastern Front in 1943. The Taiga is a vast boreal forest which is largely uninhabited, and buried under snow and ice for much of the year. Although no photographs have surfaced publicly as of yet, the aircraft (technically designated a DB-7) apparently went down on the slopes of Zelyonaya mountain in the Kemerovo region. Sadly, it appears that the...

The One And Only Stearman M-2 Has Moved · Rich Davidson NORDO News - Aviation Unedited |  http://nordonews.leebottom.com/2014/07/the-one-and-only-stearman-m-2-has-moved.htmlI've been watching the Stearman M-2 for some time. I remember when I first laid my hands on it as the restoration neared completion. The thing is massive. In fact, although many people call other Stearmans a "Bull Stearman", this is the actual model Stearman that was called that by her pilots when she was new....

Curtiss A-8 — the 1930s attack aircraft experiment * Travel for Aircraft  | The U.S. Army Air Corps compared air cooled radial engine powered aircraft versus in-line liquid cooled engines in attack aircraft designs, during the 1930s, and the Curtiss A-8 was one of these designs. Powered by a Curtiss V-1570-31 Conqueror (600 hp/~450kW) the A-8 carried its pilot–observer/rear gunner nearly 500 miles at 153 mph/245kph. Marked by two glazed tandem cockpits it...

"Morgan Fairchild" UCAP #360 · Jack Hodgson, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside - Uncontrolled Airspace: General Aviation Podcast | Every week the UCAP gang gathers to talk about all things GA. You can listen-in as some of General Aviation's most knowledgeable, opinionated, and plain-spoken characters do some online, hangar-flying. Show-notes can be found at http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/
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