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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...
USAF T-38 Talon Slides Off runway at Virginia Airport
The T-38 from Langley AFB was performing a training exercise when the accident took place The Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport reopened around 1:54 p.m. Friday after having been closed for nearly two hours after a U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-38 training aircraft slid off the end of the runway.
USAF identifies Pilots involved in fatal T-38 Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base
The incident marks the second fatal crash of a T-38 at Laughlin in 12 months The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has identified a pilot who was killed and another who was injured when a T-38C Talon crashed on Nov. 13, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB), Texas. According to a statement issued late Wednesday Capt. John Graziano, 28, an instructor...
One Killed, One Injured in T-38C Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base
This is the fifth USAF T-38 crash in in 12 months On Nov. 13, 2018 a T-38C Talon supersonic jet crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m. at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB) in southern Texas, killing one pilot and sending a second to a hospital, the base said. His condition wasn't specified by officials, and their identities are being withheld until their...
"Boeing’s T-X bid was unbeatably low” KAI says
KAI didn’t provide its own bidding price for its T-50 supersonic jet. However the company’s share lost 29.8 percent after the winner of the T-X contract was announced. A Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) spokesperson confirmed to The Korea Times that Boeing’s bid for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition was “unbeatably low.” Actually the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Boeing over...
Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
Boeing beat out Lockheed, which was offering a modified version of its T-50 training jet developed jointly with KAI and also beat Italy’s Leonardo, which offered the T-100 According to Reuters, Boeing was selected to build the U.S. Air Force’s next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the service said...
First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber retire from USAF
John and Jennifer began dating, though it was less than six months later that she left South Dakota for her next assignment to fly the B-2. It wasn’t long after that John also applied to fly the B-2 – something he said he would not have pursued if it weren’t for Jennifer On Sep. 7, 2018 during a joint retirement...
Lockheed Martin-KAI consortium submits final proposal for T-X
If the Lockheed-KAI consortium wins the T-X competition, it will supply 350 T-50A aircraft to the U.S. military The Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) consortium has submitted their final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition on Aug. 15. The T-X program aims to replace the Northrop T-38 advanced jet trainer with a new platform. Both companies are offering the...
T-38 jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma; pilot ejected safely.
At the time of the accident, the T-38 was performing a training mission. One instructor pilot was on board and safely ejected. A U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-38 Talon stationed at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed at approximately 1:48 p.m. Friday local time, about 70 miles west of the base. According to a news release from the...
"On this first training mission, while on a navigation leg at 35,000 feet, the pilot got out of his seat for a break. This left me alone and in control of the airplane. I mentally did a little shoulder dance, reveling that I now controlled this giant bomber!," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot...