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    Where Did THAT Come From? Blue Angels Sneak Pass Stuns Crowd

    The Blue Angels are known for their fantastic stunts, precision flying, and professionalism.  But they are also known for a sneaky, sneaky maneuver that always stuns the crowd. Their performance typically includes a low pass near stage center by Blue Angels #5.  In the pass, the F/A-18 conducts a powerful, yet graceful flyby in full […]

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    Marines Kick the Tires and Light the Fires In This New Red Flag-Alaska Footage

    United States Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) Thunderbolts conduct pre-flight checks and start-up of a Boeing Martin F/A-18C Hornet during exercise Red Flag-Alaska (17-2) at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson in Alaska. VMFA-251 is a part of Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31) based at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort in South Carolina. VMFA-251’s […]

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    How Well Do You Know The Blue Angels?

    The Blue Angels have flown the F/A-18 for 30 years.  What else have they flown? The Unites States Navy Flight Demonstration Team, otherwise known as the Blue Angels, began their 2017 road show season this weekend at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The Blue Angels have been flying McDonnell-Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18 Hornets […]

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    F/A-18F Hornet Screams By In a High-Speed Pass

    Turn it up and enjoy this fantastic pass in 5.1 Surround Sound. The original F/A-18 Hornet provided many firsts for a tactical fighter aircraft including; digital fly-by-wire flight controls and carbon fiber wings. The original Hornet was designed by McDonnell Douglas and entered active duty in January 1983. The revised F/A-18 Super Hornet improved upon […]

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    Boeing at 100 – A Look at Boeing’s Other Programs And A Look Ahead (Part 3 of 3)

    Introduction For the first fifty years, the Boing Airplane Company focused largely on the development and manufacture of aircraft. World War II accelerated the demand for larger, higher performance, more capable military aircraft, and Boeing, as did many other manufacturers, benefitted by war time spending. In the years afterward, Boeing continued along a path to […]

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    A Photo Essay Lookback at Red Flag 16-1 at Nellis AFB

    The USAF held a pair of Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB back to back early in 2016. Rob Edgcumbe attended the first of these two exercises, Red Flag 16-1. The USAF has recently settled in to a new pattern of Red Flags with four exercises a year. Two are held early in the year […]

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    This Video of A Day On The Deck Of An Aircraft Carrier Is About As Awesome As It Gets

    Nothing comes close to the thrill of ops on an aircraft carrier. The flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier require precise teamwork. The men who are flying the aircraft are in a 40,000-pound machine being catapulted forward into flight or landing on a sometimes rolling (and short) surface. The deck crew makes the flight […]