Airplane shows
East Fortune Airshow: Airship cancelled due to technical problems
Friday, 27 July 2012 16:30

1935-Avro-AnsonTechnical problems have prevented an airship from taking part in the East Lothian airshow at the weekend.

The state-of-the-art Lindstrand HS110 Hot Air Airship was due to take to the skies at the event at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune.

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Laser Lightplane HUD to debut at Oshkosh
Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:09

G-HULP-HUDMilan, Italy-based PAT Avionics  plans to unveil a head-up display for experimental aircraft that clips to the glareshield in the pilot’s forward field of vision, providing flight-related information on an innovative see-through screen.

The company says its new G-HULP HUD is the first product of its kind, allowing pilots to monitor airspeed, altitude and course data – but not path – projected on a transparent glass display in front of their eyes.

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Red Arrows given official go-ahead for 2012 season displays
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:41

Red-Arrows-teamThe Red Arrows are preparing for their first public display of the season after being given the official go-ahead.

The Lincolnshire-based aerobatic display team has to be granted its Public Display Authority each season.

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Red Arrows to return to East Fortune Airshow
Friday, 11 May 2012 13:11

Red-Arrows-airshowThe Red Arrows are to return to an East Lothian airshow for the first time in five years.

The aerobatic team last visited the show at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in 2007. Tickets have gone on sale for the 28 July airshow.

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NTSB releases Reno Air Race safety recommendations
Friday, 13 April 2012 15:52

Reno-Air-Races-safety-recommendationsAir race lovers rejoiced after the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) scheduled the annual National Championship Air Races this year in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 12-16.

Tickets are already on sale, but time will tell what the event may look like.

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NY Auto Show: World's first 'sky-worthy' car
Monday, 09 April 2012 11:48

Flying-carUS company Terrafugia has put on display a prototype car that is licensed to fly as well as drive, at the New York International Auto Show.

It is the first vehicle in the world to have met both the standards of the FAA and the NHTSA, according to Cliff Allen, Vice President of Sales at Terrafugia.

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Red Arrows to fly again at Bournemouth Air Festival
Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:00

Flt-Lt-Jon-EggingThe RAF Red Arrows will take part in the Bournemouth Air Festival, a year after one of their pilots died at the event, organisers have confirmed.

Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, was killed when his Hawk T1 plane crashed near Bournemouth Airport.

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Singapore Airshow aims 'big' despite global uncertainty
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:38

Singapore-Airshow"Big Show Big Opportunities" - that is the theme of the Singapore Airshow being held in the city-state this week.

The numbers behind the event justify the tagline. Some 900 exhibitors from 50 different countries, including the likes of Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier, are taking part in the biennial showcase.

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Large-scale layoffs at EAA part of growth plan?
Monday, 16 January 2012 14:11

EAA-AirVenture-2011Rod Hightower, the president of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which annually puts on the largest U.S. airshow, called AirVenture, issued a press release announcing a large-scale reorganization in Oshkosh.

In the release Hightower said that EAA was looking to “strengthen our organization in several key areas to more effectively meet the needs of our members, donors and aviators.”

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Safety of popular air shows, races under scrutiny
Friday, 13 January 2012 14:12

Safety of air showsDespite suffering severe injuries in the worst air race accident in the U.S. in more than a half a century, some victims have told their lawyer they would like to attend future races.

"I just look at them, shake my head and say, 'You are absolutely nuts,'" said Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 injured victims and families of people killed at an air race in Reno, Nev., in September.

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