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  • 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 […]

  • The F-84F “Super Hog” Might Have Been Its Own Worst Enemy

    On May 12th 1954 the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak went into operational service with the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-84F was Republic’s answer to the North American F-86 Sabre. The F-84F was a development of the earlier straight-winged F-84 Thunderjet. When first designed it was believed that more than half of the tooling for […]

  • Only A True Avgeek Can Say They Know All 20 Of These Fascinating Warthog Facts

    We Avgeeks all know how simply awesome the A-10 Warthog is. Here are some things you might not know about the Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II. The development of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter actually helped to expose the need for a dedicated ground attack aircraft for the Air Force. That first and still only dedicated […]

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