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    Hollywood Has Nothing On This Black Aces Cruise Video

    Being away from family and friends isn’t easy but they create memories for a lifetime. Cruise videos are a nearly always entertaining. This particular one, the Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41) Black Aces WestPac Cruise Video from 2016, is a fine example of the genre. VFA-41 (call sign Fast Eagle) flies the F/A-18F Super Hornet. They […]

  • Watch a Giant C-5 Create Massive Wake Turbulence

    Research Conducted by the FAA and NASA Determined Safe Separation Between Flights. Caution:  Wake Turbulence was produced and released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after their comprehensive wake turbulence research program conducted during the 1960s and early 1970s. Wake turbulence was a phenomenon known to pilots but few others. When larger aircraft like the […]

  • The T-45 Goshawk: It’s What You Fly When You Want To Fly Navy

    You Never Forget Your First Trap- Especially If It’s an OK Three Wire Today’s feature is Goshawk Ball, featuring the T-45C Goshawks of United States Navy (USN) Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) Eagles and VT-9 Tigers of Training Air Wing One (Tail code A– TW-1). TW-1 is based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian north northeast […]

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    There Can be only one: The saga of the only SR-71C ever built

    The C-model Blackbird Was Actually Two Blackbirds Flying in Very Close Formation. The Lockheed SR-71 is as iconic an aircraft as any that has ever flown. There have been numerous stories, legends, and myths about the Blackbird. This is the story of what may be the most unique SR-71 of them all. The two-seated SR-71C, […]

  • Blue Angels, Air Force to dominate Wings Over Wayne Airshow this weekend

    GOLDSBORO, NC — Top military and civilian aerobatic performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will arrive this week for the Carolina’s largest airshow event this year as the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymore Johnson AFB celebrate the Air Force’s 75th year of service. The Seymore Johnson AFB Open House and Airshow will open to […]

  • Retirement In Sight For Virgin America–And That Is Ok

    An Avgeek recounts Virgin America’s professionalism on the day Alaska announced that the brand will be retired. On 21 March I had the pleasure of flying on the red tail of a Virgin America Airbus 320. It was this avgeeks dream come true. With their mood lit cabins, leather seats with large screens that boast a […]

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts-off from Kennedy Space Center with Inmarsat 5 F4

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A high-speed broadband spacecraft designed to increase advanced data services to remote maritime and aviation locations lifted off on Monday from America’s Space Coast. Inmarsat 5 F4 Global Xpress satellite will expand high-speed broadband connectivity across the planet with Ka-Band service. The $240 million spacecraft will soon join a fleet of […]

  • Operation Chastise: The Dambusters Made a Mess of German Dams

    On May 16th 1943, Royal Air Force (RAF) Avro Lancaster B Mark III Special bombers of 617 Squadron began Operation Chastise against German dams. Over the course of the attacks the Mohne and Edersee dams were breached and the Sorpe dam was damaged. Two hydroelectric power stations were destroyed and several more were damaged. The […]

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