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Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel remembers his time as a T-38 student pilot
"The sky turned a deeper and darker blue as the sun moved farther below the horizon, and soon it seemed we might be in orbit, far above the earth in our small T-38 aircraft, dwarfed by the immensity of the sky and dark earth below. Can it get any better than this, I wondered, flying a sleek aircraft eight...
Here's why the F-105 was dubbed the "Thud"
Whether it was the sound of 50,000 pounds of metal uncontrollably impacting the earth, or the light-hearted shortening of the name Howdy Doody's Indian rival, Chief Thunderthud, the F-105 became known affectionately as the "Thud" by those who flew and maintained it In 1951 Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The...
The RAF pilot reported the near-miss to flight controllers immediately after it happened on Jan. 5 this year, around ten miles off the coast of north Norfolk A Royal Air Force (RAF) Voyager tanker aircraft and two U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-15 fighter jets nearly collided over the North Sea after a flight controller was distracted by a phone call,...
The General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan engine produces approximately 29,000 pounds of thrust Taken on Mar. 3, 2017, the interesting photo in this post shows an F-16CM Fighting Falcon F-110 engine running at max afterburner power at a test cell facility at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), S.C.. At about 15 feet in length, the General Electric F110-GE-129 turbofan engine produces approximately...

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