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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Short take off and landing demo...

Amazing! The plane is a Zenair CH-701.

Sweet!


Friday, April 27, 2007

FLorida Air and Sea SHow


The Yearly Fort Lauderdale McDonald's Air and Sea show is comgin to us this May 5th and 6th.

The thunderbirds will be performing.



Awesome dude, tell me more

Monday, April 23, 2007

Virtual Blue Angels...

What a great video. My hat is off to all who did this amazing job. We are saddened by the loss of Blue Angel #6 in SC. Even though these great pilots make it look easy, it is a dangerous business and they cheat death everytime they go up. Godspeed Blue Angel #6 Kevin Davis...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pilot killed in crash of Blue Angels jet...

A pilot with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels died today when his plane crashed into a South Carolina neighborhood during an air show, authorities said.

Witnesses said the elite demonstration team was flying in formation near the end of the show at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort when one of the six F/A-18 Hornet jets dropped below the trees and crashed. Wreckage showered down, and eight people on the ground were injured. Raymond Voegeli, a plumber, was backing out of a driveway when the plane ripped through a grove of pine trees, dousing his truck in flames and debris. He said wreckage hit " "plenty of houses and mobile homes."

"It was just a big fireball coming at me," said Voegeli, 37. "It was just taking pine trees and just clipping them."

County Coroner Curt Copeland said the pilot was killed but officials did not release his identity. Local media reports indicated that the No. 6 jet crashed. The No. 6 jet is piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis, 32, of Pittsfield, Mass.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.




Navy Blue Angel No. 6 is shown minutes before crashing during an air show in Beaufort, S.C., Saturday. Birmingham News photo by Mark Almond

Navy file photo of U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration pilot, Lcdr. Kevin Davis, a native of Pittsfield, Mass. Lcdr. Davis was killed April 21, when his F/A-18 hornet crashed into a residential area outside Beaufort Marine Corps Air Base, South Carolina. The crash took place in the final minutes of the air show as the pilots were doing a maneuver, which involved all six planes joining from behind the crowd to form a Delta triangle. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. U.S. Navy photo

Kevin Davis (Bio)

Lieutenant Commander Kevin Davis is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1992 where he played football and was active with the Civil Air Patrol. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science with honors in 1996.

Kevin reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for Officer Candidate School and aviation indoctrination in September 1996. He completed primary flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and transferred to NAS Meridian, Mississippi, for intermediate and advanced flight training. While there, he flew the T-2C Buckeye and TA-4J Skyhawk, and received his wings of gold in June 1999.

Kevin reported to Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) at NAS Oceana, Virginia, for training in the F-14 Tomcat and was the “Top Stick” in his class. In July 2000 he reported to the VF-11 “Red Rippers” where he completed deployments aboard the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). While with the “Red Rippers,” Kevin served as the airframes/corrosion branch officer, air-to-ground training officer and head landing signals officer. His deployments included extended operations in the North Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In July 2003, Kevin transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet through Strike Fighter Squadron 125 (VFA-125) at NAS Lemoore, California, and then reported to the Fighter Composite Squadron (VFC-12) “Omars,” stationed at NAS Oceana, Virginia. While at VFC-12, Kevin served as a Navy adversary pilot providing valuable air-to-air training for fleet squadrons. In December of 2004, Kevin graduated from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) as an adversary pilot. During his tour at VFC-12, Kevin worked as the schedules officer, legal officer, FRS/SFARP officer and assistant operations officer.

Kevin joined the Blue Angels in September 2005. He has accumulated more than 2,500 flight hours and 200 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Air Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various personal and unit awards. From the Blue Angels Official Website.

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Air Canada Boeing 747 Hard Landing...

I've read this photo is a fake. Thank God! It is a very good fake though.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Real B-58 Hustler

Rare short clip of this awesome machine.

Remote Control B-58 Hustler Bomber...

Very sweet... One of my favorite airplanes of all time. It would be even sweeter with turbine power. Loved the parachute. Nowadays if you have the $$$$ there's no limits to what can be accomplished in R/C.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Aviation History Hawaiian Shirt...

Many Colors and Sizes Available.


Order yours here...

F-18 Super Hornet Red Rippers VF-11 Evasive

An F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 11 fires off its flares while performing evasive maneuvers during an air power demonstration above USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) April 6, 2007.

Order prints of this photo here...

Jet Powered Bicycle...

Way too cool!

Engineer photographs Miami on the fly

This article was sent to me by Julian Rodriguez. I met Julian at the 2007 Markham Park Jet together. I think the guy in the video (James Good) works with him. Very cool indeed. I know the feeling of being kicked out of places by the police all too well... Great article...Thanks Julian!



BY NICHOLAS SPANGLER
nspangler@MiamiHerald.com

A red-and-white radio-controlled model airplane sometimes flies high over Bicentennial Park. It sounds like an angry insect swarm and heads for the new skyscrapers towering over Biscayne Boulevard.

The plane has a three-foot wingspan and a payload consisting of one 5-ounce Pentax digital camera screwed to its fuselage. The thing is an aerial surveillance machine.

With an infrared release that lets him snap the shutter from the ground, a software engineer named James Good has been shooting vast, frighteningly angled Miami cityscapes for the past year.

Read Full Miami Herald Article Here...


SPECTACULAR VIEW: Bayfront Park and the Miami skyline as seen from James Good's radio-controlled model airplane.

RC Universe Coverage of the 2007 Toledo Weak Signals Show

Lots of photos...


Wow!



I want to see more -take me there...

Paris Air Show 2005 - A380 and More...

Crosswind Landings

The Flying Lawnmower

R/C Concorde...

Micky Ds MD-80


The Destruction of Benji's Mirage...

Before and After

















How Not to Land a Seaplane...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Markham Park 2007 Jet Together Part 3...

Ghetto Flyers coverage of the 2007 Jet Together in Markham Park, Fort Lauderdale Florida 3/31/2007. Plenty more to come... Stay tuned.
Exclusive photography by Pete and El Infidelo. If you wish to purchase prints or enlargements of any of the photos below contact us at roco4@aol.com

Pilatus Porter Turboprop





F-16

Storm Jet


BAe 146

King Cat Knife Edge.

BVM King Cat.

I don't know what this airplane is.

Amazing detail on this A-4


A-4 Skyhawk.


Bagger Bill wants to see some bags. Nice legs dude!


Not an R/C Plane. A Northwest Boeing 757 cruises up high.


F-22 Landing.


Landing Typhoon.


Bagger Bill and daughter enjoy the show.