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August 22, 2011

WNY Airshow A Tribute To Bell Era

Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey To Be Featured Attraction

An airshow scheduled for the weekend of September 10-11 will recall a brighter time in the industrial history of Western New York with a tribute to the Bell Aircraft Corporation. The 2011 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, is scheduled to feature a US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey which is manufactured by Bell-Boeing.

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Klyde Morris (08.22.11)

Klyde Needs to Check The Calendar...


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.11)

Aero Linx: Wingwalking History Barnstorming bi-plane pilots and their daring stuntmen caught America's imagination just as aviation was taking flight. They were the original ambassadors of flight giving regular folk a chance to see their world from a bird's eye view. This was the 1920's, flappers danced the Charleston. Behind the doors of the speakeasys, underground clubs that offered illegal booze so it was important to speak softly or "easy", champagne flowed and everyone lived like they were immortal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.11): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway. The high speed taxiway is designed to expedite aircraft turning off the runway after landing, thus reducing runway occupancy time.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.22.11)

"Most importantly, there has not been a spectator fatality at a North American air show involving aircraft since 1952. People – and especially reporters – sometimes report on fatal accidents and don’t mention this fact. It is critical that, as an industry, we do what we can to distinguish between the risk willingly and knowingly assumed by performers and the spotless safety record that our industry has with spectators." Source: From a statement by the International Council of AirShows, responding to an awful weekend where three disparate airshow accidents, spanning two continents, took the lives of three performers in three very different ways... with no danger, at all, to any spectator.

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