Thursday, June 11, 2009
Buckle up for high-flying excitement when the American Heroes Air Show returns to the Hansen Dam Sports Complex in the San Fernando Valley.
Since 1993, this admission-free event has been dedicated to educating the public about the unique capabilities of helicopters in law enforcement, fire service, public safety, national defense and homeland security. Exclusively featuring helicopters from local, regional, state and Federal / DOD organizations, your family is treated to an up-close look at why these aircraft and their crews are on the front line of emergency preparedness, public safety and homeland security.
Explore the evolution of helicopters from elegant lines of the U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 ?Jayhawk? featured in the Kevin Costner film: The Guardian, to the life-saving, Hi-Tech muscle of the S-70 "Firehawk" helicopter from Los Angeles CO. Fire Dept / Air Squad. It's a unique opportunity to introduce your family to the air crews that were on the front lines of defending the Southland against the recent fires and learn why these aircraft are the first tool out of the toolbox in times of natural disaster and why their crews are the local Heroes your family can really look up to!
Land your team early so you don?t miss the exciting arrival of the ?Rollin? to the Rescue? parade of vintage fire and emergency service vehicles as they come up Foothill Blvd with lights and sirens before their static display ? plus guests are welcomed with the flag decorated descent of the LASD Golden Stars parachute team along with L.A. City Fire Department?s stirring red, white and blue precision water drop.
Plus, have your camera ready and introduce your entire crew to many of the Southland's most well known celebrity / media pilots and news reporters plus get an up-close look at the aircraft you see them in every day for traffic and news reports.
This community event is admission free due to the support of the City of Los Angeles, City Councilman Richard Alarcon and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks.
Saturday July 11th 2009
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Hansen Dam Recreation & Sports Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA. 91342
Exit Osborne from the Foothill (210) Freeway
For more information, visit the American Heroes Air Show web site at www.heroes-airshow.com
Thursday, March 05, 2009
The 150 page Southland Scanner Guide contains detailed radio system information for local public safety, federal radio systems, aircraft, news media, forestry, amateur radio, and business systems. Maps, radio codes, and other information add to the extensive content. The information is all highly accurate and current from information provided by Rick and other dedicated hobbiest and professionals of the Southern California Monitoring Association, a popular and respected radio monitoring group.
The Southland Scanner Guide is a must have for Southland radio enthusiasts, and for all who are fans of Gene's Police Call. It could be more convenient if the scanner guide could be purchased online. The small size of the publication and the limited geographic coverage area gives this scanner guide a low price tag under $15 (about a buck a page).
It's great to see the tradition of the local scanner guide continue and I look forward to adding the Southland Scanner Guide to my radio scanner library for years to come.
The Southland Scanner Guide is available at the following locations:
12832 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
Ask for Adriana KD6BSY, store manager
Ham Radio Outlet
933 N Euclid St
Anaheim, CA 92801
Ham Radio Outlet
1525 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
TRW Radio Swap Meet (Last Saturday of each month)
Corner of Aviation and Marine Ave
Redondo Beach, CA
Links of Interest
Southern California Monitoring Association
Ham Radio Outlet
TRW Radio Swap Meet
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Modern and historic military aircraft from around the country come together March 4 through 8 during the annual Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. This event is closed to the general public.
This year's historic aircraft flying in the Heritage Flight Conference include the P-51 Mustang, the A-1 Sky Raider, the F-4 Phantom II, the P-40 Warhawk, and the F-86 Sabre. ACC flying demonstration aircraft include the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the F-15 Eagle, the F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-22A Raptor.
The Heritage Flight Conference allows civilian and military pilots to train together in preparation for the spring and summer air show seasons. Heritage formations, during which modern and historic fighters fly together, are a popular highlight event at air shows throughout the United States and Canada.
118.500 Air Boss Primary
253.500 Tower UHF
134.675 Heritage Flight A2A Discrete Primary
134.100 Heritage Flight A2A Discrete Secondary
122.475 A-10 Demo Discrete
361.500 Rhino Discrete
376.025 F-22 Raptor / F-15 Strike Eagle / F-16 Viper Control
384.550 F-15 Eagle Discrete
TG 5952 DMAFB Runway Net - Air Boss, Tower, Runway Ops
F-15E Strike Eagle
Here are some photos from last year's conference taken by John (FLANO). Can you ID them all?
Links of Interest
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Photos: Davis-Monthan Air Show 2005
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Float Staging can currently be monitoring on the following:
464.5625R DPL 172 Channel 1 Very Strong Repeater
464.5625S DPL 172 Channel 2
467.7375S PL 123.0 Channel 3
467.8625S PL 250.3 Channel 4
461.3375R PL 225.7 Channel 5 Very Strong Repeater
461.2625R PL 192.8 Channel ? Very Strong Repeater
467.8375S PL 250.3 Channel ?
467.8750S PL 123.0 Channel ?
The Repeaters are pretty powerful and can be heard into OC.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
NPR Day to Day]
The Los Angeles Fire Department is using Web-savvy techniques like Twitter and blogging to reach out to residents. The interactive process has helped the department identify disastrous situations early and respond quickly. It's working so well, in fact, that other organizations and corporations are interested in borrowing the technology.
Click the following link for the full audio story from NPR Day to Day.
NPR Audio Story