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    These High-Speed Low-Level Clips Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Got the Stick

    This series of three video clips (plus bonus!), shot during late January of 2016 at Rainbow Canyon (AKA the Jedi Transition or Star Wars Canyon) captures the sheer speed and thunderous sound of high-speed low-level tactical jets in eye-watering HD video. The video was shot from a place adjacent to the valley called Father Crowley […] More

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    Meet The Snowbirds: Canada’s Aerial Ambassadors From the Great White North

    The Snowbirds (now officially known as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron) have been thrilling crowds at airshows and exhibitions since 1971. Although their squadron designation goes back to 431 (Iroquois) Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force, created under the control of RAF Bomber Command flying Wellington, Halifax, and Lancaster bombers during World War II, the Snowbirds were […] More

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    Modern Day Phantom: F-4 Phantoms Still Plying The Skies In 2017

    Sometimes you just get a hankering for some Phantom phootage. Since the phabulous phighter was retired by the United States there are precious phew outlets for that kind of jones. Thankphully the Nihon Koku Jietai or Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) still operates F-4EJ and RF-4EJ Phantom IIs from Hyakuri Air Base at Omitama, […] More

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    Bombardier’s CS300 Celebrates First Year Of Service

    The Bombardier CS300, a Magnificent and Unique Airliner! One year ago, on November 30 2016, airBaltic became the launch customer for the Bombardier CS300 when they received the first example off the production line. The jet airliner would become the key to success for the airline from Latvia. AirBaltic’s CEO Martin Gauss states that the […] More

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    The Pegasus: The First Production KC-46A Tanker Has Flown

    At 1032 local time on Tuesday December 5th 2017, the first production-spec Boeing KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling tanker took off from Paine Field at Boeing’s plant at Everett in Washington. The flight lasted some three hours and thirty minutes, during which the two Boeing test pilots and crew climbed to 39,000 feet and executed the […] More

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    The Brits Operated Fire-Breathing Phantom IIs From a Tiny Flight Deck

    The film “Hands to Flying Stations” was shot and produced during 1975 when the Royal Navy’ Fleet Air Arm (FAA) was still flying McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom IIs from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (R09). The FG.1 variant was powered by Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, which necessitated larger engine air intakes as well as […] More

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    Grumman’s F-14 Promo Video Showed The World That The Tomcat Was A Game Changer

    The young and inexperienced Grumman F-14 Tomcat stars in this Grumman-produced promotional film titled “One of a Kind.” Interviews with Tomcat crews are used to explain the need for the F-14 as well as some of its characteristics and features. The narrator does the rest. There is some gorgeous footage of F-14s being wrung out, […] More

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    B-58 Hustlers Were Sonic Booming and Record Setting Machines

    Convair’s B-58 Hustler was a record-setting machine back when it was introduced in 1960. The builders of the jet produced a Progress Report film during 1961 highlighting the fact that at the time the B-58 was “swift, capable, versatile, and operational.” Hustlers flying low and very fast are seen setting several records. The film, uploaded […] More

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    The Gutless Cutlass: This Vought Jet Was So Bad Pilots Landed and Quit Flying!

    The Vought F7U Cutlass carrier-based jet fighter was one of the most unusual designs ever produced for the United States Navy (USN). Designed as the company’s entry in a 1945 carrier-based jet fighter design competition requiring capability to fly at 600 miles per hour (970 km/h) at 40,000 feet (12,000 m), the aircraft featured broad-chord, […] More

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    Operation Deep Freeze Has Been Cold Chilling Way Down Under Since 1955

    Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), the collective name for scientific research in Antarctica, has been ongoing since 1955. Over the years the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Navy (USN) have been flying supplies and personnel to the American and select foreign outposts there using a variety of aircraft. The longest-serving of these ODF […] More

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