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    Watch Gary Sinise Fly a Growler to Visit the USS Theodore Roosevelt

    “One of the coolest experiences ever.” That’s how actor Gary Sinise, one of the biggest advocates of America’s servicemen and women, described his ride in an E/A-18G Growler earlier this year, which took him from MCAS Miramar to the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, somewhere off the coast of CA. Sinise may be most famous for […] More

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    F-18s Help Develop Flight Control System for New Deep Space Rocket

    For the last several years work has been underway to develop NASA’s replacement launch vehicle for the agency’s retired space shuttle fleet, the Space Launch System (SLS for short). The mammoth rocket will be the most powerful and capable heavy-lift launch vehicle ever designed, and NASA F/A-18 Hornet research jets have played a critical role […] More

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    VIDEO: Come Onboard For The Last Power-Up of a Space Shuttle

    In 2011, NASA put America’s space shuttle fleet to rest. With the International Space Station completed, and two crews on two shuttles lost over the course of the 30-year program, the time had come to close the shuttle chapter and look ahead at the dawn of a new era. Each of NASA’s three remaining orbiters […] More

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    That Time Two Concordes Landed Simultaneously in Orlando

    35 years ago this week, on Oct 18, 1982, some aviation history was made in Central Florida when two Concordes, one from Air France, and the other from British Airways, made a dual simultaneous landing at Orlando International Airport (MCO). It was the first time the famous droop-nosed supersonic passenger jets landed side by side on […] More

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    VAQ-130 ZAPPERS 2016 Cruise Video is AvGeek Overdose

    “To win in combat with trained aircrew and combat ready aircraft whenever called upon to support and defend the Constitution of the United States through the military element of power” Electronic Attack plays a critical role in military aviation warfare, taking out an enemy’s defenses, radar and anything dependent on electronics to operate. These squadrons […] More

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    Crew to Fly Damaged A380 from Canada to France On 3 Engines, Here’s How

    An Air France crew is preparing to fly their wounded double-decker A-380 home from Canada to France, nearly two weeks after the aircraft suffered a serious in-flight engine failure over the Atlantic Ocean, and they will make the 2,650 mile trip on only 3 engines. Air France Flight 66 landed safely at Goose Bay International Airport in Newfoundland, […] More

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    This Is How You Film The Fastest P-51 On The Planet

    As some of you AvGeeks may recall, air racing champion Steven Hinton recently set a new World Speed Record over Labor Day weekend of 531.272 MPH in his highly modified P-51 Mustang “Voodoo”, owned by Bob Button from Dixon, CA and sponsored by Joe Clark and Aviation Partners Inc of Seattle, WA. The fastest lap actually reached a […] More

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    Air Force Highlights SR-72 Blackbird Successor on New Poster

    Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works, developers of some of the nation’s most top secret aircraft, have for years been working on bringing to life the proposed successor to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird. Known as the SR-72, the unmanned hypersonic (a term that refers to speeds above Mach 5) aircraft would fly twice as fast as […] More

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    Lockheed Wants to Put a Base Camp in Orbit Around Mars, Complete With Lander

    Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, officials with Lockheed Martin today revealed their plans for what they believe is a sound, safe and compelling mission architecture to help NASA get humans to Mars within a decade, using a concept centered around an orbiting outpost they call the Mars Base Camp. “Sending humans […] More

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    A-10 Returning to Full Flight Demos at 14 Air Shows in 2018

    The U.S. Air Force A-10 demonstration team finally returned to the air show scene this year, following a 5 year long inactivation period. They scheduled 10 appearances around the country, but currently can only participate with a static display aircraft, or fly exclusively with the Air Force Heritage Flight program, which brings the past and present of USAF […] More

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