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SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the hilarious story behind his famed L.A. ground speed check
"Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?' There was a longer than normal pause ... "Aspen, I show 1,942 knots." No further inquiries were heard on that frequency. Throughout its nearly 24-year career, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square...
"Two of the jets in the Blue Angel Delta formation encountered unexpected wake turbulence, causing a very brief and minor contact between the aircraft," Blue Angels spokesman Lt. Joe Hontz While performing their formation flight with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds this past week near Pensacola Beach, Florida, two Blue Angel F-18 Hornets clipped each other...
The original sound of the jets gives you the chance to appreciate the sheer power of the team F-18 Hornets Called Blue Angels - Ultimate Action Video 2014, the thrilling footage in this post features a lot of exciting flying sequences showing the F-18 Hornets belonging to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron performing high-g turns, formation flying and very...
Next year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet will be painted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has unveiled 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet paint scheme. The design was revealed at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) conference in Las Vegas, by Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) representatives on Dec. 7, 2016. According to the...
According to the first accident report, the F-15's central and rear parts were damaged beyond repair A badly damaged Israeli Air Force (IAF) dual-seater F-15 Baz (Falcon, as the F-15 Eagle is dubbed by IAF) fighter jet will soon return to service with parts coming from a single-seater F-15. In Jun., 2011, the aircraft, belonging to the "Edge of the Spear"...
Airbus, Lockheed Martin team up and offer A330 MRTT to U.S. government
The two tankers delivered more than 600 thousand pounds of fuel to coalition aircraft supporting the liberation of Mosul As reported by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs in the article Interoperability accelerates fight against Da'esh, as the fight against Daesh continues, interoperability between allied forces is proving to be essential in the success of Operation Inherent...

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