Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Warbird Alley

May 05, 2012 No Comments

PJ Ash, the most congenial host of  Warbird Alley, welcomes all warbird lovers to his lounge in the pits for post-competition refreshment. PJ is also the manager of the Warbird Alley flight show team, which put on a great show during the halftime show. PJ is flying a Martin Baker MB-5 of his own design  [...]

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Top Gun! Wondrous Waco

May 05, 2012 No Comments

A team scale entry, this Waco YMF-5 is the handiwork of Lonnie Johnston, who built it from the AMR kit. The 1/3-scale plane has a 120-inch wingspan and is powered by DA 220 gas engine spinning a 32×14 prop. Mitch Epstein piloted the big bipe Saturday morning, but the engine wasn’t performing properly so he [...]

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Top Gun! Gotha Bomber

May 04, 2012 4 Comments

Here’s a plane you don’t see every day! Jim Suchy is flying his own-design 1/4.5-scale Gotha G-IV in Pro-Am Sport. The 192-inch-span bipe is powered by two Zenoah G-38 engines turning 20×8 props and weighs in at 52 pounds. Look for flight video of this awesome bomber soon! The Gotha won the Best Biplane award.   [...]

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Movie time! Fighter Pilots

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

When you have some extra time, sit back and enjoy this 48-minute IMAX move on fighter pilots. Neat aerial footage of modern jets and information on older fighter aircraft and pilots. You’ll enjoy this one!

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Dogfight: Spitfire vs. Me-109

Apr 20, 2012 1 Comment

Fantastic video footage of a Spitfire vs. Me-109 duel made using real photography and computer animation. This makes history come alive!

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A look over the edge of Fremont Canyon

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Reed of Calculated Risk Films sent this great video of  a look over Fremont Canyon, Wyoming. Enjoy!

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A better way to beat traffic!

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Check out this video of a flying car, recently unveiled at an auto show. Where can I sign up??

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Helicopter shakes itself apart

Apr 02, 2012 4 Comments

You’ve heard the old joke that a helicopter in flight is a “bunch of spare parts flying in close formation.” Well, this incredible video footage shows a rescue helicopter in Brazil literally shaking itself apart on landing. Thankfully no one was injured in this accident.

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