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    This Is How You Film The Fastest P-51 On The Planet

    As some of you AvGeeks may recall, air racing champion Steven Hinton recently set a new World Speed Record over Labor Day weekend of 531.272 MPH in his highly modified P-51 Mustang “Voodoo”, owned by Bob Button from Dixon, CA and sponsored by Joe Clark and Aviation Partners Inc of Seattle, WA. The fastest lap actually reached a […] More

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    Air Force Highlights SR-72 Blackbird Successor on New Poster

    Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works, developers of some of the nation’s most top secret aircraft, have for years been working on bringing to life the proposed successor to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird. Known as the SR-72, the unmanned hypersonic (a term that refers to speeds above Mach 5) aircraft would fly twice as fast as […] More

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    Lockheed Wants to Put a Base Camp in Orbit Around Mars, Complete With Lander

    Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, officials with Lockheed Martin today revealed their plans for what they believe is a sound, safe and compelling mission architecture to help NASA get humans to Mars within a decade, using a concept centered around an orbiting outpost they call the Mars Base Camp. “Sending humans […] More

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    A-10 Returning to Full Flight Demos at 14 Air Shows in 2018

    The U.S. Air Force A-10 demonstration team finally returned to the air show scene this year, following a 5 year long inactivation period. They scheduled 10 appearances around the country, but currently can only participate with a static display aircraft, or fly exclusively with the Air Force Heritage Flight program, which brings the past and present of USAF […] More

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    Launch of Classified Satellite to Light Up California Coast Tonight

    UPDATE 9/21/2017 5:26PM PT: A statement from ULA, “The ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-42 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office has been delayed. The delay allows the team time to replace a faulty battery on the Atlas V booster. The vehicle and spacecraft remain stable. Launch of the NROL-42 mission is scheduled for […] More

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    Crazy Video Shows Russian Attack Helicopter Misfire Rocket Directly at Onlookers

    Some wild video has recently surfaced from Russia (of course), showing a pair of Ka-52 attack helicopters approaching a crowd of onlookers, before one accidentally fires missiles directly at them. In reports published by Russian media this week, the helos were participating in “Zapad 2017” war games, and were conducting a training exercise at a […] More

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    That Time an F-15 Pilot Shot Down a Satellite, 32 Years Ago This Week

    32 years ago this week, on Sept. 13, 1985, F-15 test pilot Maj. Wilbert D. “Doug” Pearson (now retired Maj. Gen.) took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on a mission which would see him become history’s first space ace. Dubbed the “Celestial Eagle Flight,” the assignment called for Pearson to make a near vertical ascent in a […] More

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    Closeup with a Corsair And Two F/A-18 Super Hornets for Rare Navy Legacy Shoot

    Air shows bring out millions of spectators across the U.S. every year. Coast to coast it is the single biggest recruiting tool for the U.S. military, and gives them and civilian pilots the chance to share their passion of aviation with citizens who ordinarily would never get the chance otherwise. But the shows also give an opportunity […] More

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