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F-16 from USAF Viper Demonstration Team does Emergency Landing at RIAT 2019 after Experiencing Issue with right Horizontal Stabilizer
Following the damage, Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz spoke to the tower and stated that he thought his arrestor hook had ‘inadvertently’ lowered but, as the video in this post shows, the hook is still stowed. The first display aircraft of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) on Sunday Jul. 21, 2019 program was...
Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
During the Jun. 2-3, 1995 Coronet Bat mission, the B-1s flew the entire route at 0.92 Mach using 100% Military Power, a day-and-a-half of continuous maximum non-afterburner performance. Curtis LeMay first flew KC-135A 55-3126 to Buenos Aires in November 1957 to demonstrate the operational capability of American airpower in the face of Soviet...
Whiteman Celebrates 30th Anniversary of B-2 Spirit’s First Flight
With its unique flying wing design and advancing avionics systems, the B-2 Spirit is more lethal and innovative today as it was 30 years ago. This year, Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) commemorates the 30th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit’s inaugural test flight on Jul. 17, 1989, from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, California.
A-10 drivers receive Distinguished Flying Cross medals for strafing mission in Syria that saved over 50 U.S. personnel
"Area 51 is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," USAF spokeswoman. It started as a bit of a joke, but now the US Air Force (USAF) has told people not to go near...
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...
Last Combat Deployment Complete for AC-130U Spooky Gunship
The AC-130U Spooky is being replaced downrange by the AC-130J Ghostrider, the most lethal and innovative gunship in the world. The final AC-130U Spooky gunship returned from the airframe's last scheduled combat deployment at Hurlburt Field, on Jul. 8, 2019. While still on alert to respond to contingencies as needed for the next...
Warthog Pit Stop: Check Out these photos of USAF A-10 Attack Aircraft Undergoing Maintenance
The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill AFB. The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah.
“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...
MITO SAC Style: watch B-52Gs and KC-135As performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff Departure
The B-52G's and KC-135A's featured in the clip are from the 416 BMW, at the former Griffiss AFB, NY. The video in this post shows how Strategic Air Command (SAC) aircraft did a Minimum Interval Takeoff (MITO) departure back in the day, BEFORE the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to the footage...
F-15E Pilot explains why first BLU-118/B Thermobaric Bomb dropped during Operation Enduring Freedom Missed the Target
Planning the mission had revealed that the BLU-118/B trajectory would have to be absolutely precise if it were to avoid a ridge that partly obscured the cave entrance. Developed to meet the U.S. Air Force (USAF) requirement for air-to-ground missions, the F-15E Strike Eagle can carry 23,000 pounds of air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons...

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