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    This Video Is Precisely Why Avgeeks Often Say “Only At Oshkosh!”

    If you stick around Oshkosh long enough you’ll see just about every kind of airplane imaginable. This video clip of arrivals and departures was shot by our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos adjacent to runway 36 on the Tuesday at EAA AirVenture 2017. Tuesday is a great day to be watching, because aircraft are still arriving […] More

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    This Wild Weasel F-16 Has Amassed More Flight Hours Than Most of Its Pilots

    The United States Air Force (USAF) has been operating General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon jets since 1978. F-16s have served everywhere and done just about everything. The F-16 with the most flight time still operated by the USAF is currently 90-0808, affectionately known as “BOB.” The jet deployed for Operations Iraqi Freedom in 2007, New […] More

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    This Cold-War Fighter Looked Like A Million Bucks But Never Really Got Off the Ground

    Almost immediately after the end of World War II the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) requested a long-range jet-powered penetration/bomber escort. Lockheed’s designers, including the famous Kelly Johnson and his Skunk Works team, submitted their XP-90 design. As with almost every jet-powered aircraft of that time, the XP-90 was to be powered by an […] More

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    This Is How WWII-era Navy PBM Mariner Flying Boats Went Back To War In Korea

    This video, transferred from 16 millimeter film, documents VP-731 (later VP-48) operating Martin PBM-5 Mariners from Naval Station Sangley Point in the Philippines. VP-731 was activated in response to the outbreak of war in Korea. Initially deployed to Buckner Bay in Okinawa with the support of seaplane tender USS Suisun (AVP-53), VP-731 also operated from […] More

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    BREAKING: Navy Identifies The Three Sailors Lost In November 22nd COD Crash

    The United States Navy has identified the three sailors lost in the November 22nd 2017 crash at sea of the VRC-30 Providers Detachment 5 We Deliver Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound COD aircraft. The three sailors killed in the crash are Lieutenant Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan […] More

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    This Film Emphasizes How Critically Important the F-105 THUD Was in the Skies Over Vietnam

    When Republic Aviation produced the film “The 25 Hour Day”, the makers of such notable aircraft as the P-47 Thunderbolt, RC-3 Seabee, F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak, and the F-105 Thunderchief had recently ceased operations as an independent company. Republic Aviation became a division of Fairchild Hiller in 1965. Production of the Thunderchief had come to an end […] More

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    When The Air Force Declared Nuclear War On Nevada

    The training film “Target Nevada” was produced by the United States Air Force (USAF) Air Photographic and Charting Service along with the Lookout Mountain Laboratory in Hollywood. The film depicts the USAF’s role in the Atomic Energy Commission’s Continental Test Program at the Nevada Test Site during the early 1950s. The film was uploaded to […] More

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    UPDATE: US Navy Has Called Off Search For 3 Missing After Pacific COD Aircraft Crash

    UPDATE: The Navy has now identified the three missing sailors. Read the story here.  UPDATE:  The US Navy has ended its rescue efforts for three personnel missing since Wednesday November 22nd when the Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound in which they were flying crashed in the Pacific Ocean while flying to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). According […] More

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    This Film Will Make You Feel Like You Flew a WWII Fighter Escort Mission Yourself!

    The film “The Thunderbolts:  Ramrod to Emden” portrays the effort and determination that went into a typical long range escort mission (known as a ramrod mission) flown by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) VIII Fighter Command. The particular mission in the film was flown on October 2nd 1943. The mission planning and preparation […] More

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    This Is How Marine Corps F-4 Phantom Pilots Trained to Fly and Fight in Vietnam

    When the US Naval Photographic Center and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) produced the training film “The Golden Challenge” in 1966, Marine Air was already heavily involved in the war in Vietnam. Aviators exiting the training pipelines could expect to deploy to Southeast Asia sometime during their first few years in most operational Marine […] More

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