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Week in review: Here’s what happened this week in the world of Aviation on Avgeekery

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Eric Fleming, prepares for takeoff at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 2. The teeth painted on the nose of the aircraft symbolizes the legacy of the fighter squadron, dating back to the famous "Flying Tigers" of WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)(Released)

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If you missed any of our posts from this week, here’s a roundup with clickable links.

So, how was your week? If you’re into aviation stories, we hope that you thought this was a good week at

A sobering story about a drone that apparently collided with a British Airways Airbus A320 as it was landing at Heathrow Airport.

Plane spotting from a helicopter at LAX – what could be better? has a crush on the A-10 Warthog. Here’s another example, this video of an A-10 delivering 2,500 rounds from its 30mm gun.

Read about GE9X engine, the world’s biggest jet engine with the most thrust, and watch a video of the engine getting fired up for a test.

A House subcommittee is asking the Air Force to study the cost and feasibility of restarting the F-22 Raptor.

This week’s edition of Flashback Friday highlighted a record-setting flight in 1961 by a pioneering female aviator.


Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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