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  • Boeing Launches The Longest, Biggest 737 Ever

    As expected, Boeing announced the 737 MAX 10 at the Paris Air Show today. The aircraft will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced. Already, orders are being announced, and the aircraft is anticipated to appear as a part of a variety of fleets worldwide. “Airlines wanted a larger, better option […]

  • Here’s Your Warbird Fix–Get Excited That Oshkosh Is Coming!

    The best airshow in the US is coming next month! As we drove home to our house in Neenah after the last day of every EAA Fly-In (as it was called in those days) each year and went down into our basement to work on our homebuilt T-18 airplane, my late father would say “it’s […]

  • NAVY Super Hornet Shoots Down SU-22 Fighter Jet Over Syria

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from the carrier air wing aboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) shot down a Syrian SU-22 fighter jet this afternoon, after it dropped bombs on part of a U.S.-led coalition dedicated to defeating ISIS. “At approximately 4:30 p.m. Syria time, Pro-Syrian regime forces attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja’Din, […]

  • The McDonnell “Moonbat” Was Radically Advanced…for 1940

    During the late 1930s and early 1940s there were many prototype aircraft dreamed up, drawn up, built up, and shot down by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Sandwiched between the unremarkable Vultee XP-66 Vanguard and the equally unremarkable Vultee XP-68 Tornado was the McDonnell XP-67 “Bat” or “Moonbat.” The XP-67 was the very […]

  • Wisconsin ANG Badger Tanker Passes Some Gas to Triple-Nickle F-16s

    Aerial refueling. Tanking. In-flight refueling. Passing gas. Air-to-air refueling. Tanker tracks. Tanker Toads. Texaco. All terms associated with ensuring one aircraft has the fuel necessary to complete a mission planned to cover more distance than its un-refueled range.  The United States Air Force (USAF) has been refueling its aircraft in flight since 1949, initially employing […]

  • Is Hawaiian Feeling the Heat From United, Southwest?

    With Hawaiian Airlines’ brand and livery updates, as well as new services, new airplanes on the way, and stellar on-time stats, flyers may think the airline has nothing to worry about in terms of competition. However, could larger airlines sweep in unnoticed and take a large chunk of the niche provider’s profit? Just this month, United […]

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