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Commander of Air Combat Command to consider letting Air Mobility pilots transition to fighters or bombers
But since transitioning a pilot from flying mobility aircraft to fighters or bombers would require about the same time for newly trained pilots to learn how to fly them in the first place, Gen. Mike Holmes remains skeptical During the Airlift Tanker Association’s annual symposium, commander of Air Combat Command (ACC), Gen. Mike Holmes told the audience that he is...
Ten bomber crews will train at Ellsworth AFB to learn how to fight without GPS coverage
In the event of serious conflict the GPS system is probably one of the first systems any enemy will target Ten B-52, B-1 and B-2 bomber crews are at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) for an exercise to learn how to fight when GPS signals are jammed. In the event of serious conflict in fact, the GPS system is probably one...
USAF is in need of 74 additional combat squadrons
Five more bomber squadrons are needed, there are now nine. The USAF also needs to add 14 refueling tanker squadrons to the 40 it has On Sep. 17, 2018 U.S. Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson and chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein has unveiled an initiative, titled “The Air Force We Need.” The new strategy calls for the service to...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
The B-21 Raider will replace B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that will bed down the B-21 Raider bomber at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. However, no decision has been reached on which base will be the first to receive the bomber. Using the current bomber bases will...
USAF could re-engine its B-52 bomber fleet with Rolls Royce BR725
The Rolls Royce BR725 engines would require a reduced number of air refueling tankers, would avoid obsolescence risks older engines could pose and could provide a 34% improvement in fuel consumption over existing engines According to Flight Global if the U.S. Air Force (USAF) eventually decides to re-engine its B-52 bomber fleet, ​Rolls Royce (R-R) will pitch its BR725 turbofan...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
“We are still in the early days of the B-21, but the Air Force has revealed more about the new bomber program than what was disclosed at similar stages for its predecessors, the B-1 and B-2" former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James As reported by Bloomberg the Pentagon’s Inspector General Office is to conduct an evaluation and submit a...
When the B-58 Hustler entered service in 1961 the crew members had typical ejection seats, but to improve aircrew survivability at very high speed, the Stanley Aircraft Corp. developed an ejection capsule The impressive video in this post shows Convair B-58 Hustler Ejection Capsule Test. The B-58 had been the U.S. Air Force's first operational supersonic bomber and was built in...
The cause of the mishap was that the pilot analyzed visual bird activity and perceived cockpit indications as a loss of symmetric thrust required to safely attain flight, and subsequently applied abort procedures U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) has recently determined the cause behind the crash of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) in...
The B-58 Hustler was the world’s first bomber designed to sustain supersonic speeds during its mission profile Taken on Feb. 15, 1958, the impressive photo in this article features the first Convair B-58 Hustler (55-665) arriving at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) Flight Test Center (re-designated as the Air Force Test Center on Jul. 13, 2012) for Phase IV testing, after having...
The deployment was designed to ensure bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency, and it provided opportunities to integrate capabilities with key partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region As reported by Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs in the article B-2 Spirits complete deployment, joint and combined training missions with B-1s, F-22s and Australian allies, three B-2 Spirits recently...

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