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    National Aviation Day Honors America’s Past and Future of Flight

    A national day of observation set a side to promote the United States passion for flight continues to grow in popularity each year — propelling individuals into personal flying lessons and witnessing the growth of America’s air show industry. National Aviation Day, celebrated each year on August 19, began with the signing of a proclamation […]

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    OMG! First-ever Video Of C-17 Crushing The Mach Loop

    450,000 lbs of jet flying just a few hundred feet above the ground.  It’s amazing! There are times where we need to write a long article that provides color commentary and other times that you just need to watch a kick ass video.  This is one of those times that you should just watch the […]

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    India Buys the Last Unsold Boeing C-17

    When you wanted more but settle for one. India showed interest in purchasing additional C-17 aircraft to compliment their 10 strong fleet of Globemaster IIIs.  Unfortunately, Boeing stopped producing the aircraft in 2015 so they had to settle for just one additional aircraft. The Indian Prime Minister met with President Trump in D.C. just recently to work […]

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    Watch The Beauty And The Beast (Land In A Crosswind)

    It takes considerable skill to land a Boeing 777 or C-17 in tough crosswind conditions. We’ve shared some amazing videos before from Birmingham Airport (BHX) in the UK.  Not only is it an avgeek spotter’s hangout, it is also a field that can be notoriously difficult.  Due to the airport’s runway orientation, terrain features, and […]

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    Watch The Massive Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Lands On Ice…NBD!

    Is there anything the mighty Globemaster can’t do? Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1995 after 14 years of development work. The airlifter replaced the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter and took some workload off Lockheed C-130 Hercules and C-5 Galaxy transports too. During their 22 years of service […]

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    #FBF: American Used To Powerback Their Mad Dogs

    This #Flashback Friday we remember the good ol’ days of MD-80 and DC-9 powerbacks from the gate. Watch this AA Maddog skillfully back up and then swing around on his way with ease. Back in the day aircraft with tail mounted engines and bucket style thrust reversers (727, DC-9, MD-80, Fokker 100)  regularly powered themselves […]

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    The Massive C-17 Can Fall Out Of The Sky (And its Intentional)

    The C-17 can fly a descent profile that rivals the Space Shuttle’s descent rate on approach. To the unfamiliar, the tactical descent of a massive C-17 Globemaster can look pretty scary. But it’s actually a permitted procedure for the airlifter. This video shows a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III doing one of its signature ‘moves’. The Boeing […]