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New video shows a pair of F-117 Black Jet stealth fighters flying over Nevada
With the appearance of this video, it seems the final chapter in Black Jet's life has not yet been written Taken on Jul. 26, 2018 the interesting footage in this post shows two F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters flying over Nevada. According the video description, the aircraft, callsigns Night 17 and 19, departed and tanked with Sierra 98 (KC-135 from Fairchild AFB)....
In the wake of A-29 fatal crash during flight testing, USAF terminates flying phase of OA-X competition
However the OA-X competition has not ended even though flying has ceased The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has terminated the flying portion of its Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) after the fatal crash of an A-29 during flight testing. However according The Hill, the decision to end the remaining in-flight tests will also not change the timeline for a potential acquisition. In fact...
USAF kicks off second phase of OA-X competition
Pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Textron Aviation AT-6B Wolverine during a three-month, live-fly experiment to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities On May 7, 2018 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) started the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. Currently pilots are flying the Sierra Nevada/Embraer...
UFOs, Bandits and Martians: remembering the F-117 Nighthawk retirement
The F-117 Nighthawk was so secret that Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO. As told by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, in the article Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk, the Nighthawk pilots were known by the call...
RCAF CF-18s recently conducted DACT engagement against Holloman's F-16s
“We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons) and CF-18 (Hornets) and fly against each other in an environment where we normally do not get to do that,” Capt. Joseph Gagnon, 54th Fighter Group IP Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15,...
German Air Force mission at Holloman is to train Tornado aircrews through a basic weapons system course, instructor course and fighter weapons instructor course The Luftwaffe (German Air Force, GAF) Tornado detachment at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) is winding down its operations there and a final joint mission with Holloman’s F-16 unit is flown on Aug. 17, 2017. “To interact...
During the month long experiment, Air Force pilots are flying basic surface attack missions in Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine turboprop and Scorpion jet, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, along with the L3 Platform Integration Division’s AT-802L Longsword U.S. Air Force (USAF) Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) is underway at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.. As told by Master...
8th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony
8th FS mission it to train new F-16 pilots and requalifying former F-16 fighter pilots The Black Sheep of the 8th Fighter Squadron (FS) have returned. On Aug. 4, 2017 in fact the 8th FS was reactivated at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M., Aug. 4, 2017, six years after its last inactivation May 13, 2011, as part of the 56th...
After the mission, Latham discovered that two other MiG-21s were on their way to the dogfight but were misdirected On Nov. 5, 1966 two F-4 Phantom IIs (Opal flight) were flying in a triangular pattern behind a Douglas EB-66 Destroyer, escorting the slow-moving light bomber on a radar jamming mission. Even though during the operation the skies were clear with only...
The F-4 Phantom II was the primary fighter-bomber aircraft in the U.S. Air Force throughout the 1960s and 1970s The interesting Infographic in this post provides some interesting facts about the legendary F-4 Phantom II. First flown in May 1958, the F-4 Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The U.S. Air Force...

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