Archive for March, 2018

A-10 Pilots Train To Intercept Pirate Boats

Posted on March 26th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s annual multi-service exercise to evaluate weapons systems. Approximately 35 local boat captains..
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1001 Aviation Facts: A New Book by Mike Machat

Posted on March 25th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation and include topics like pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

Boeing 707 Aviation History Videos

Posted on March 17th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Pan Am promo film from 1959 featuring fantastic scenes of B-707s. Also included are some lovely DC-8 scenes near the end. A must for Pan Am & Boeing 707 fans, this one is a real treat. Boeing 707 Touch & Go, Departure, and Landing Great Planes Boeing 707 Documentary Tex..
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TA-4 Skyhawk “Ginny Girl” Aerial Demo

Posted on March 14th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Video of a 1972 Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk, N518TA “Ginny Girl”, callsign “Hawk One One” during an aerial demo at the Oregon International Airshow 2017! This aircraft is also for sale! Visit http://www.skyhawkfighter.com for more information.

B-29 Superfortress: How It Works

Posted on March 11th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This video shows pilots performing starting, cockpit control explanations, take off and cruising a B-29 Superfortress to altitude. The B-29 is a four-engine propeller-driven designed by Boeing, flown primarily by the United States. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during the conflict and very advanced for its time...
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F-104 Starfighter astronaut training now available at Kennedy Space Center

Posted on March 5th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

A new civilian astronaut training program for licensed pilots is offered exclusively by commercial space marketing company Infinity Space, Inc. Ground school and in-flight instruction is provided by Starfighters, Inc., operators of the largest privately-owned fleet of F-104 aircraft, the same supersonic plane used to prepare Mercury, Gemini and Apollo..
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