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This shows the arrival of BF-1, the first F-35B variant, at Patuxent River, Maryland, in 2010.

F-35 Production Rate Slows; B Model Forges Ahead

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) continues to be a good news, bad news saga. Just when the program appears to be overcoming scheduling delays and technical glitches, the Obama administration says it will purchase 179 fewer aircraft than once planned during the years immediately ahead. The Pentagon will seek 13 fewer airframes in its fiscal year 2013 budget […]
Voodoo Magic

Voodoo Magic

Learning to dance with a high-spirited lady By James H. Farmer By 1959, Major Ernest Craigwell, Tuskegee Airman and a current Air Defense Command fighter pilot, had already enjoyed his fair share of time flying hot jets and a certain modest measure of notoriety. Two years earlier, his role flying F-51s alongside Korean War legend […]

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Jap Attack Sand Isl.:  Sand Island, which housed most of the Atoll’s facilities, also saw extensive damage including the base hospital and power station.  Although seriously wounded Midway’s defenders were still potent shooting down 15 of the attackers.  The Japanese air commander sent back word that a second raid was indicated.

Belle Geddes Midway Dioramas

Life magazine, with the help of the USN, commissioned the construction of an incredible series of gigantic dioramas that illustrated the various events and phases of the Battle of Midway. While preparing Barrett Tillman’s exhaustive article on that operation in this issue, our own Stan Piet stumbled upon what appears to be the entire file […]
Breitling fleet air-to-air photo

Breitling fleet air-to-air photo

 Katsuhiko Tokunaga captured this shot of the Breitling fleet above Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.  It includes seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange […]

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NASA Climate Day at the Museum of Flight

NASA Climate Day at the Museum of Flight

Time: Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm Event Type: Special Event Location: Museum of Flight During the April 5 “Free First Thursday” from 5 to 9 p.m., the Museum will celebrate NASA Climate Day with activities and presentations exploring the science of climate change and what we can do about it. The event’s […]

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A-6 Intruder & Prowler [Video]

A-6 Intruder & Prowler [Video]

The Grumman A-6 Intruder and Prowler in action with the US Navy and Marine Corps Cockpit cam in A-6E Intruder Videos Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 
Time-Lapse of Boeing air planes build [Video]

Time-Lapse of Boeing air planes build [Video]

Watch these two videos of Boeing air planes being built.  If you are into aviation then this may be some interest to you. The first video is a “Fly Dubai” plane and the other is a “Southwest Airlines” plane. Enjoy.

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F 35B 1st Landing on USS WASP

F 35B 1st Landing on USS WASP

F-35B test aircraft completes its first landing aboard USS Wasp. Watch this great video. Video Courtesy Of: The Tailhook Association 
Alice through the looking glass

Alice through the looking glass

The “wonderland” that is the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford, Cambridge, UK, is world renown. Duxford’s Norman Foster-designed American Air Museum (AAM) celebrates the vital part the U.S. played and the lives lost in the progress towards the Allies victory in Europe during World War II. One of the largest exhibits in the glass-fronted […]
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