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    Any Closer To The Ground And It Would Be Dangerous

    Today’s video is remarkable. If you’re a pilot, a bona-fide Avgeek, or just an enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy this ride! The footage was captured during a United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team flight. But that’s not all folks. While the demonstration itself (shown from both the pilot’s perspective as well as from […]

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    Deployments Suck — Creative Marshaling Makes It Better

    Maintainers Make Long Days More Tolerable Let’s not beat around the bush here…deployments suck, especially around the holidays.  It doesn’t matter whether you are in the desert or stationed in a cooler climate for an exercise.  The fact remains that you are away from your family, you sleep with smelly roommates, and you probably eat the […]

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    F-16s Escort Dutch Olympians Home After The Games

    This is one way to celebrate returning Olympians! The Royal Netherlands Air Force sure know how to celebrate in style. Olympians returning on a specially painted orange Boeing 777-300ER KLM jet were met at the border upon their return by two special airborne guests. Two Dutch F-16s flew wingman for the massive Boeing jet within […]

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    F-16 Hits Tree and Somehow Manages To Land Safely

    If you’ve ever wondered if the F-16 is a robust, survivable platform, here’s proof that it is. The F-16 fighter pilot clipped the top of a ridge during a ridge crossing on a low level training mission. It is a tribute to the engine (probably a Pratt & Whitney) to continue running with tree parts […]

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    Mixed Bag: Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights, Others Suspend Service as Coup Fails

    Turkey awoke this morning to a failed coup and significant uncertainty across the nation. The coup kicked off yesterday evening with rebel troops and tanks securing key bridges in Istanbul. A rebel helicopter destroyed a police headquarters in Ankara.  Then a few F-16s provided a show of force over the city.  Hours later though, Turkish President Erdogan appeared on CNN Turk […]

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    Caution: F-16s On Approach Might Be Lower Than They Appear

    This Turkish F-16 decided to give some #avgeek spotters a show. For him, the glide slope was just a recommendation. Most fighter pilots love their job.  They also love to show off their capabilities. Turkish Air Force Captain Yusuf Kurt decided to showboat as he approached the field after a sortie. He dropped below the […]