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The McDonnell F3H Demon

Posted on January 7th, 2023 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

By Thomas G. Foxworth The Demon design came to fruition during the Korean conflict. It made its first flight at the McDonnell plant at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri on 7 August 1951. Thus it was a contemporary of the Douglas F4D Skyray. Whereas the F4D was designed to be..
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Mail Delivered by Regulus Missile

Posted on April 15th, 2021 · Posted in Aviation News

Throughout its history, the Postal Service has explored faster, more efficient forms of mail transportation. Technologies now commonplace – railroads, automobiles, and airplanes – were embraced by the Post Office Department at their radical birth, when they were considered new-fangled, unworkable contraptions by many. One such technology, however, remains only..
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Spotting Airliners at JFK with Mike Machat

Posted on February 1st, 2021 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Take a trip with Mike Machat around Idlewild and John F. Kennedy International Airport during the magical era from Props to Jets. Subscribe to Mike Machat’s “Celebrating Aviation” YouTube channel:

Amazing Scenery Detail in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Posted on November 24th, 2020 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This United States update (World Update 2) features an improved digital elevation model with resolution up to one meter, along with new aerial textures for significantly better appearance in several states across the country. Add to that, four new hand-crafted airports (Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Friday Harbor, and New York Stewart),..
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AH1W Super Cobra

US Marines retire the Bell AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter

Posted on November 20th, 2020 · Posted in Aviation News

USMC Super Cobra Fleet Successfully Delivers More Than 900,000 Flight Hours The United States Marine Corps, USMC, have officially retired the Bell AH-1W “Super Cobra” from their ranks after more than 30 years of dependable service. The iconic dual-blade aircraft served as the dedicated attack helicopter for the Marines through..
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Edwards Mural by Mike Machat

Posted on July 15th, 2020 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Story of how the Edwards AFB mural was created, including the artist’s photo flight in a Northrop T-38.

X-Planes: Mach Busters

Posted on November 21st, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Famous aviation artist and historian, Mike Machat, shares many of the fascinating details of the discovery and exploration of the flight regime at and above the speed of sound.

North American Aviation XP-82 Twin Mustang Flies at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

Posted on July 26th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

After 10 years of perseverance and more than 1.5 million man-hours of work, noted warbird restorer Tom Reilly, EAA 802376, brought his XP-82 Twin Mustang to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019.

Apollo 11 Pre-Flight Press Conference

Posted on July 5th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This Pre-Flight press conference was conducted on July 5th, 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins before their Apollo 11 mission to land on the Moon. The box structure behind them was put in place, along with ventilation fans blowing air away from them, to reduce the..
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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Cockpit Tour and Refueling

Posted on July 5th, 2019 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

At the end of April 2019, for the first time in the 30-year history of the U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber program, video footage showing the cockpit of a Spirit stealth bomber was released by Dallas-based film producer Jeff Bolton. The historic video provided a rare glimpse into the..
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