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    The First Delta Airlines A220-100 Rolls Out of the Airbus Paint Shop

    On 13 September 2018 the first Airbus A220-100 wearing Delta Airlines colors rolled out of the paint shop at the Airbus assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec in Canada. The jet looks sharp in its colors, but isn’t quite finished yet. The aircraft will be completed on the final assembly line at Mirabel before it is […] More

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    Bug Out: Most Military Aircraft Are Now Out of the Florence Zone

    The Navy and Marine Corps are not taking any chances with scores of aircraft based at East Coast air stations before the arrival of Hurricane Florence. Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in the Florida panhandle has already received more than 60 aircraft from NAS Oceana, NAS Patuxent River, and NAS Norfolk in Virginia and Marine […] More

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    Star Wars Definitely Never Looked or Sounded as Awesome as This

    There’s no music. There’s no commentary. Even the in and off radio calls are left for other clips. Nothing but fast jets making lots of thunderous freedom noises down in Star Wars Canyon. The aircraft are a cross-section of nearly everything fast in service today: A-10s, F-15s, F-16s, F-22s, F-35s, F/A-18s, EA-18Gs, and a few […] More

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    Watch: VMFA-211 is One of the Oldest, Now Flying the Very Newest

    The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has been operating the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II from amphibious assault ship decks for some time now. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron TWO ONE ONE (VMFA-211) Wake Island Avengers have been flying the new short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) attack jet since 2016. VMFA-211 was the second Leatherneck squadron […] More

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    BUFFs On the Move Are a Feast For Avgeek Eyes and Ears

    Just because we here at love BUFFs as much as Avgeekery Nation does, we’d like to share a special tribute to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. We’ve combed the interwebs and uncovered a quadruple pack of awesome videos featuring BUFFs. In our first clip, a B-52H makes three sweet-sounding passes over EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh […] More

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    When the Tomcat Deployed for the First Time it Was a Happening

    The film “F-14A Tomcat Progress Report 7- The Tomcat Deployed” was produced by Grumman Aerospace Corporation in 1974 to tout the Navy’s newest fleet defense interceptor- the Grumman F-14A Tomcat. During the making of the film Fighter Squadron ONE (VF-1) Wolf Pack and VF-2 Bounty Hunters were preparing for their first deployment with Carrier Air […] More

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    Stoof with a Roof: Grumman’s Tracer Was the First of Its Kind

    When the Grumman Tracer entered operational US Navy service with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE (VAW-11) Early Elevens in 1958 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, the aircraft was designated WF-2. The WF designation quickly branded the aircraft with the nickname Willy Fudd. The WF-2 was the third member of the Grumman family […] More

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    The Variety of Aircraft Flown by the Guard Was Astounding

    The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard (ANG) are portrayed performing many of their wide variety of duties in the Vietnam-era film “The Men and the Minute.” The film features the Tennessee ANG flying their Boeing C-97G Stratofreighters, Puerto Rico ANG flying North American F-86H Sabres, Massachusetts ANG flying their Convair F-102A Delta […] More

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    When Arresting Cables Snap Chaos Rules the Flight Deck

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock without Wi-Fi you’ve probably seen the PLAT (pilot’s landing aid television) video making the rounds these days of the E-2C NP Hawkeye barely making it off the deck after an arresting cable parted aboard the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) back on Friday 18 March 2016. The Hummer […] More

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    Space Shuttle Missions Ended in the Ultimate Deadstick Landings

    This video, titled “How to Land the Space Shuttle…from Space” was shot during a Stack Overflow event in Philadelphia. The subject can be expressed simply enough. As Bret, who is not an astronaut but sure can explain things, says, “Let’s say you’re traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 km/h) in low earth orbit, […] More

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    There’s Much More to Formation Flying Than You Probably Think

    Warbird formation flights are a highlight of the festivities at EAA AirVenture every year. During the 2018 version of the Fly-In, a North American P-51D Mustang four-ship formation flight was captured in HD video with ICS audio. The pilot of the Mustang from which the video was captured, Scott “Scooter” Yoak, provided some great inside […] More

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    Ultra-Rare XP-82 Twin Mustang Prototype Near a Return to Flight

    The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) produced the video entitled “XP-82 – Fate, Circumstance, & Necessity” to chronicle the story of the prototype North American P-82 Twin Mustang. The history of both the Twin Mustang and the XP-82, the prototype Twin Mustang aircraft itself, are told by Tom Reilly, who has invested ten years and more […] More

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