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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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The news never stops - so we're regrouping.  How do we deliver it faster?  How do we save some time?  We do this because we love the aviation community, but there is only so much that can be done with the limited time available - so the river of news LIVES HERE now.  It gets updated a number of times a day.  So, while we're about and about, we click SHARE, and it gets posted here.

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Still Time to Make a Difference for "Right Footed"

After three years of work we've just put the finishing touches on the film festival version of "Right Footed". 
In 2015, we'll be showing the film at festivals around the USA and the world -- but in order to pay for our score, sound mix and "on-line" we need your help!
to make your tax-deductible donation, get a poster signed by Jessica and other swag, and check out exciting new videos from the film -- and the cutting room floor!
Nick Spark | | Nick Spark Productions LLC | 8911 Gibson Street | Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Air14 air show at Payernes Switzerland

submitted by Frederic Cottin:

From the show earlier this summer. This meeting was organized to celebrate the century of Swiss military air force and all aircraft lovers in Europe were very exited about it, because generaly Swiss Air Force meeting are quite awesome!  It's not an exaggeration to say that it was the best meeting in Europe this year and maybe the best meeting of the last ten years!  The show was a complete success with, at least, 400 000 visitors during the four days.

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Pacific Aviation Museum presents With Their Voices Raised

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Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing

Peachtree City (GA) – On Saturday, November 8th, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing.   The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The open house and program is free to the public.The open house will begin at 9:00 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where vintage aircraft are restored and maintained.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits.  A variety of vintage military vehicles and aircraft will be on display, including the CAF Dixie Wing’s World War II-era planes.

It is estimated that over 2.8 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War in Terror beginning in 2011, with many servicemen and servicewomen serving multiple tours over the last thirteen years.

Music Alive, Peachtree City’s Official Ambassadors of Song, will perform patriotic songs beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a program that includes a launch of Dixie Wing aircraft at 11:00 a.m., recognition of local veterans and guest speakers that include Masters of Ceremonies Col Bob Grove USAF, Ret. and Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch.

New to the Veterans Day program is a flyover lead by Dixie Wing warbirds, scheduled for 12:30 p.m..The CAF Dixie Wing was founded in 1987 as the 83rd chapter of the Commemorative Air Force.  The all-volunteer organization has grown to 250 members that have restored and regularly fly six World War II aircraft.  In addition to participating in over twenty air shows throughout the United States, the Dixie Wing hosts patriotic and educational events, as well as free tours for schools and youth groups.  Previous Peachtree City Veterans Day programs have honored veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Viet Nam War.  Veterans from all eras are encouraged to attend the program.Veterans Day dates back to 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day to remember the sacrifices of the men and women made during World War I.  After World War II, Armistice Day was expanded to celebrate all veterans.  On June 1, 1954, congress approved replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

The 2014 Peachtree City Veterans Day Observance is hosted as a public service by the CAF Dixie Wing in cooperation with the city of Peachtree City and Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field.   For more info, please contact CAF Dixie Wing Veterans Day Coordinator Mike McGowan, / 678-364-1110.  Website  The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation.  Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 12,000 members and operates a fleet of over 157 vintage aircraft distributed to 83 units located in 25 states.
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Indy Transponder 30-OCT-2014 1130z

Preview: Wings Over Houston Air Show * KPRC Houston | Adventure takes flight this weekend at Ellington Airport! The Navy Blue Angels will soar into town for the 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Air Show...

Air show draws record crowd * Florida Times-Union | According to Undersander a lot of effort was put into moving air show traffic off base in a timely manner. “I'm very proud of our base security force as well as the 11 state and local law enforcement agencies who supported this event. When you have...

ShrinersFest cancel Blue Angels, all future air shows * 14 News WFIE Evansville | Evansville Freedom Festival committee members announced Wednesday they have decided to cancel air shows altogether in conjunction with ShrinersFest because the economy over the past three years has increased challenges and caused a financial risk...

Willow Run plant to officially become new home of Yankee Air Museum today * Crain's Detroit Business | Yankee Air Museum Chairman Ray Hunter is to sign papers today making the aviation museum the official owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 Liberator bombers...

Pilot Spotlight: CAF Red Tail Squadron Pilot Paul Stojkov * Red Tail Squadron | Flying the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang might be the BEST. JOB. EVER. Soaring amongst the clouds, feeling the purr of that engine and meeting people all over the country to share the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is nothing short of an honor. In today’s final installment of our Pilot Spotlight series, learn how CAF Red Tail Squadron Pilot Paul Stojkov channeled his love of flight into a career in the skies...

Niki de Saint Phalle's 84th birthday marked with Google doodle * | A different doodle marking the 107th birthday of Egyptian aviatrix Lotfia El Nady appears on the North African and Middle Eastern versions of the search engine's home page. Meanwhile, the South Korean version of Google celebrates the 510th birthday of...

A vital clue to the unfathomable mystery of aviator Amelia Earhart * Capital Wired | Well the quest for her last whereabouts have kept researchers, filmmakers and many other followers pretty much occupied ever since the pioneer aviator vanished over the Pacific while attempting to cross the world. The finding of a three foot scrap of...

Italian WWII Fighter Pilot Found At Controls Of Crashed Airplane * Aero-News Network | Aircraft Went Down During A Battle Nearly 70 Years Ago The wreckage of an Italian Macchi C.205 fighter plane has been found outside Pauda in northern Italy buried 13 feet underground with its pilot still at the controls...

Northrop Nomad (A-17A) Recovered in Canada * Warbirds News | An ultra-rare Northrop Nomad is slowly emerging from the frigid waters of Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario. The Nomad was an export version of a US Army Air Corps A-17A, a small number of which ended up with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII instead of their original customer in France, following that country’s seizure by Germany. None of the Canadian Nomads were known to...

Unmanned Antares rocket explodes after liftoff * Fox News | The owners of the unmanned supply ship that exploded Tuesday over a launchpad in Virginia warned people to keep away from potentially hazardous debris and promised to figure out what destroyed the rocket that was supposed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort...

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