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    Hand Salute: Happy Veterans Day From Avgeekery.com!

    Happy Veterans Day! From the grunts to the wing wipers, boomers and gas passers; to the brown shoes and the black shoes; wearers of desert boots, jungle boots, boondockers, jump boots, flight boots or deck boots; MOPPs, cranials, brain buckets, ACHs, MICHs, SPHs, HGUs, berets, boonie hats, pith helmets, leather helmets, dixie cups, 50-mission crush […] More

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    BREAKING: Saudi Desert Hawk Helicopter Crashes Killing 8 Including a Saudi Prince

    On Sunday November 5th late in the evening local time a Saudi Arabian military Sikorsky S-70A-L1 (UH-60L) Desert Hawk helicopter carrying a senior Saudi prince and seven other officials crashed near the Reda Reserve close to the Saudi border with Yemen about 837  kilometers (520 miles) southwest of Riyadh. All eight people aboard the helicopter […] More

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    The First Phantom: McDonnell’s First Jet Fighter Was The Navy’s First Jet

    The McDonnell FH Phantom piled up an impressive stack of firsts. The FH (initially designated FD) was the first twin jet-powered fighter flown by the United States Navy (USN), the first jet-powered aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier, the first jet aircraft to deploy with the Marine Corps, and the first naval aircraft to […] More

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    Watch: B-58 Crew Dog Shares His Experiences In Convair’s Hustler Bomber

    Convair’s legendary B-58 Hustler was first flown on November 11th 1956. The delta-winged bomber would go on to serve with Strategic Air Command (SAC) for only about ten ears, but those ten years between 1960 and 1970 were some of the most dangerous in this country’s history. Designed for a high-altitude penetration mission that was […] More

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    WATCH: Sweet-Sounding Warbird Sounds From EAA Airventure 2017

    We’re heading headlong into the winter months and that means airshows and gatherings of warbirds will be few and far between. We know Avgeekery Nation enjoys great warbird action and Oshkosh had some of the best ever seen there this year. From our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos comes this awesome action video shot during the […] More

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    Air Force Likely To Bring Back B-52 Nuclear Alerts

    The Air Force is likely to bring back 24-hour nuclear alerts for the B-52 soon. Continued threats by North Korea along with escalation in tensions with China and Russia are the primary reasons cited. In an interview with DefenseOne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen David Goldfein said, “This is yet one more step in […] More

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    BREAKING: Spanish Air Force Pilot Perishes In F/A-18 Hornet Crash At Torrejon Air Base

    On Tuesday October 17th at approximately 1100 local time a Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) McDonnell Douglas EF-18A Hornet (C.15 in Spanish service) crashed immediately after takeoff from the military airbase at Torrejon near Madrid in Spain. The pilot, identified as 26 year-old Lieutenant Fernando Perez Serrano of Murcia in southeastern Spain, perished in […] More

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    Avgeek Spotlight: Russia Flaunting Military Capabilities in the Fight Against Syrian Rebels

    This week’s Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet crash at Hmeimim Airbase has brought world focus to the Russian military’s technological advancements. Russia has carried out at least 150 airstrikes against Islamic jihadists in Syria. They have lost three fighter jets since last year, a Mig-29, an Su-33 and most recently this past week, an Su-24. However […] More

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