This Guy Has The Best Seat At EVERY Airshow He Flies!
When the USAF Thunderbirds performed at the Kennedy Space Center
last fall for the World Space Expo (where ANN served as the event's
primary news team), it was a coveted chance for some of the best
aviators in the world to make a historic landing at the home of the
NASA Space Shuttle program. Helping the Air Force celebrate their
60th anniversary as a military service, the Thunderbirds put on a
show to remember, while ANN had the chance to work behind the
scenes, in areas normally quite restricted, to see the "behind the
scenes" action associated with putting one of the most consistently
precise airshow performances on/over the earth.
ANN talked with Thunderbird 4, Major Scott Poteet, about the
Thunderbirds, current opportunities in the Air Force and the
talented crew that supports him each and every time he flies.
The World Space Expo was conceived so that NASA and the US Air
Force could jointly celebrate 50 years of space and the 60th
anniversary of the Air Force. The event took place from Nov. 1st to
Nov. 4th, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The World Space Expo commemorated humanity's first 50 years in
space while looking forward to returning people to the moon and
exploring beyond. The Expo also showcased various panels,
presentations and educational programs and was a part of NASA's
50th anniversary celebrations. The agency was founded Oct. 1,
Expo highlights included a 45th Anniversary of the Mercury
Program celebration featuring original NASA astronauts John Glenn
and Scott Carpenter and the Pioneering Women of Aerospace forum
featuring Eileen Collins and other prominent female space
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Chat With Thunderbird #4!
About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show
OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first
feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it
slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO
UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever
undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg...
but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate,
inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds
of aviation and aerospace.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the
fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change
their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction).
Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for
We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so
much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been
building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That
said, we're hiring talented new people as
fast as we can find them (a far more difficult
task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find),
and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting
Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to
do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of
this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've
E-I-C Note: The
complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be
upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to
embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds
of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many
months now, to implement in different phases of the initial
release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy
unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we
have extensive plans for future functionality, but this
feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or
Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we
must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those
sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper
mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.
Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or
aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to
start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the
immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and
constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For
MY Website! link.
Aero-TV Takes A GOOD LOok At Honeywell's KFD840 and
KNS770!, Revisits the Aspen Avionics Program, Takes An EXTENSIVE
Look At The 2008 AEA Convention, Checking Out the Cirrus SR20,
Seeing What It Takes to "Compete" As An AMT, Looks At The FAA
FAASTeam Program, Updates On The Garmin 495, Flying The Piper
Matrix, Hears What's Hot At Blue Mountain Avionics, Gets Some
GREAT Rotax Lessons, Gets Updated On ALL Things Lopresti, Has A FUN
Chat With Corkey Fornof, Sees What Happens When AMTs Compete,
Checks Out The Ltest in Life-Raft Technologies, Checks Out
More "HIGH" Tech at I/ITSEC 2007, Hears From AOPA On Critical
Aviation Issues, Spills Some Juicy (and HIGHLY Detailed) Cirrus G3
Info, Scores A BUNCH of LSA Reports, and SO MUCH
MORE!!!!! Do NOT Miss Them!