Tag: Edwards Air Force Base

Video shows SR-71 Blackbird last flight (at a speed of Mach 3.2!)
The last ever flight of an SR-71 Blackbird took place on Oct. 9, 1999 at the Edwards AFB Open House Airshow. Taken on Saturday Oct. 9, 1999 at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) the short movie in this post shows the last ever flight of an SR-71 Blackbird. This...
“They Can't Stop All of Us Because the Truth is Out There:” 250,000 Alien Hunters Want to Storm Area 51 Next September
The event will see a group of alien hunters meeting at 3 a.m. on Sep. 20, 2019 near the top-secret U.S. Air Force Base to coordinate a plan of attack to reveal the truth behind Area 51 curtain. According to Fox News, more than 250,000 people have signed up to attend a Facebook...
Currently available on Ebay: ultra-rare Original SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Helmet
The original SR-71 Blackbird Space Pilot Helmet comes with the original carrying bag. Grab your chance to buy on Ebay an ultra-rare Original SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Helmet. The seller includes in the shipment the original helmet bag. Furthermore the seller has included “a rare t-shirt and two patches that come from...
Tragic video shows F-100 pilot crashing after fatal “Sabre Dance”
The F-100 jet fighter in this video experiences a pitch-up (AKA the Sabre Dance) and crashes in a fireball. This silent reel of footage comes from the North American Aviation film library and was used for company film productions in the 1960s. The film begins with footage of aircraft assembly and engineers working...
Amid latest North Korea ICBM test, the U.S. depoys its most advanced fighter jets to South Korea
The F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System is a tool that utilizes a suite of sensors, on-board monitors and flight data to determine if a plane is on course for a probable ground collision. The 412th Test Wing recently published the technical report on the F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System...
First F-22 Female Pilot helped pave the way for women in the U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop is also the highest ranking female fighter pilot in the Air Force today. In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide...
The Blue Angels F11F Back-to- Back Pass that thrilled SAC General Curtis Lemay
General Curtis LeMay threw his cigar down and said, ‘I don’t believe this.’ The Blue Angels traded the F9F-8 Cougar for the supersonic F11F Tiger in 1957. As told by Nicholas A. Veronico in his book The Blue Angels a Fly-By History, The two solo pilots on...
These Photos show how Airmen helped Captain Marvel to Fly Higher, Further, Faster
“I learned how to dogfight on offense and defense. I pulled 6.5 G’s. I can’t wait to get up in a plane and pull more, because I’ve got to get up to nine,” Brie Larson, who portrays Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel in the movie. U.S. Air Force (USAF) airmen and aircraft provide...
NASA Releases unique photos of T-38 Talon Trainers Flying at Supersonic Speeds
NASA Captures First Air-to-Air Images of Supersonic Shockwave Interaction in Flight. The unique images in this post were brought to my attention by Giuseppe Volpicelli, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club. NASA has successfully tested an advanced air-to-air photographic technology in flight, capturing the first-ever images of...
New paint scheme for USAF Test Pilot School's F-16 VISTA
The NF-16 VISTA recently received a new look and modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Taken on Jan. 30, 2019 the cool photos in this post show the NF-16 VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Test Aircraft) departing Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT, after recently receiving a new look and modifications at...

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