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    A P-3 Orion Turboprop at 46,000+ feet? It happened!

    On February 4, 1971, Aircraft commander Commander Donald H. Lilienthal, flying P-3C Orion BuNo 156512 (c/n 5506), set a world horizontal flight altitude record for the heavy turboprop class of 45,018 feet (13,721.5 meters). Lilenthal was flying from Edwards Air Force Base in California at the time. However, this was just one of several speed, […]

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    Hands Down, The Best F/A-18G Growler Video on the Web

    We’re pretty sure that the creator of this video could make mosquitoes look attractive. The EA-18G or “Growler” as it is popularly known as, is a primarily Navy flown aircraft used as an electronic attack aircraft. It is produced by Boeing, replacing the aircraft known as the “Prowler,” and sits upon a frame that is similar […]

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    Ride Report: My Flight in Blue Angels #2

    Editors Note: As #avgeeks, we love reading ride and trip reports. is proud to share one of the most unique ride reports we’ve seen in a long time.  Thanks to LCDR Ben Kohlmann for sharing! This past Friday, I got the chance of a lifetime – a flight in the backseat of Blue Angel […]