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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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B-17F Memphis Belle restoration moves closer to finish line

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in..
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Air Force Secretary Backs A-10 Warthog Wing Upgrade To Keep It Flying

Posted on December 12th, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

After years of speculation surrounding the fate of the A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” — and amid compounding budget pressures — the Air Force’s beloved light attack aircraft just picked up a major boost from current Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on..
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Boeing KC-46A Tanker Completes First Flight

Posted on December 10th, 2017 · Posted in Factory Fresh

The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST, December 8, 2017 and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later. “Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air..
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Dream Chaser Free Flight Test 2017

Posted on November 21st, 2017 · Posted in Aviation News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces a successful atmospheric Free-Flight test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, signaling the program is another achievement closer to orbital operations. The full-scale Dream Chaser test vehicle was lifted from a Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT Chinook helicopter on Saturday, released and flew a pre-planned flight path..
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