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Aviation Articles for December 16, 2011

Here are some flying stories that you may have missed this week:

I’m not sure they all agree
This is from the Fresno Bee. The author interviewed a few flight attendants and found that they feel that they had glamorous jobs. Hmm. Probably depends on the day…

It always feels good to restore your ride
This is from Fox 8 in Cleveland. Nate Shaffer was a door gunner on a helicopter in Vietnam. In 1994 he started looking for some of his fellow crewmembers – and for the helicopter that they flew. He was more successful than he expected

Learn to Fly and Build a Plane programs meet in cyberspace.
This is from General Aviation News. The Learn to Fly and Build a Plane programs have joined forces in cyberspace.

Burt just can’t stay retired.
This is from the Seattle Times. Just in case you haven’t seen all the press this venture has received the past few days…

Another successful mission.
This is from the Frederick News Post. The Pilots-n-Paws program enlists the aid of pilots and their aircraft to transport animals around the country.

World War II airplanes still in the air.
This is from Chron.com. The article relates the efforts put forth by the West Houston squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF).

Ever heard of the Battle of Britain?
This is from the Harborough Mail in the UK. Squadron Leader Tony Pickering visited his old school recently and recounted some of his tales from Hurricane flying during the Battle of Britain.

Aviation Stories for June 24, 2011

Here are some interesting flying stories that you may have missed this week – other than the U.S. Air dress code and the SWA captain’s rant :

Concorde on takeoff.

Something to do on a weekend in Seattle
Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Museum has scheduled Fly Days when they bring out some of the immaculate restorations and put on a free show for the public. This article from the Seattle Times describes the events and provides a list of the Fly Days scheduled this summer in the lower right part of the article. Well worth seeing if you’re in the area.

And something to do if you’re in Dayton, OH on July 15th
This is directly from the National Aviation Hall of Fame(NAHF). They are hosting the 2011 NAHF President’s dinner and reception which will include the presentation of the Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight Award.” This year there are two recipients – Naval Aviation celebrating it’s Centennial and the Blue Angels, celebrating their 65th Anniversary. There is an impressive list of attendees and speakers.

One more reason to keep the WWII planes flying, not sitting in a museum.
This is from the Peninsula Daily News. A B-17 recently visited the airport in Port Angeles, WA and gave rides to some of the local residents. Once again family members were linked to the flying experiences of their family members, living and dead.

EADS shows off ZEHST at Paris
This actually caught my eye in an article on a Russian site, but I didn’t want to link to a .ru domain. I found a good composite article with video here on “Tom’s Style”. EADS is the European aircraft consortium. ZEHST is their concept of a Zero Emissions Hypersonic Transport. It looks strangely familiar in it’s shape, but differs in the planned propulsion system.

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