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    An Intriguing Mystery, What Happened Last Fall Over the Pacific Northwest?

    Over the last several months, world-renowned military aviation journalist Tyler Rogoway, currently Editor of Time Inc’s “The War Zone“, has been doing some fantastic investigative work to answer questions about a really bizarre incident which occurred in the skies over the Pacific Northwest on the afternoon of Oct 25, 2017. A mysterious aircraft was observed […] More

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    This Is How The Bedevilers of VF-74 Became “First In Phantoms”

    When McDonnell produced the film “The Phantom Joins the Fleet” during 1962 their F4H-1 (later F-4B) Phantom II was a new product. Featuring Fighter Squadron SEVEN FOUR (VF-74) Bedevilers flying from the nearly-new aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) along with the rest of Carrier Air Wing EIGHT (CVW-8), the film takes a look back at […] More

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    When The Shadowhawks Zap A Radar Does It Make A Sound?

    The Shadowhawks of Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ONE FOUR ONE (VAQ-141) participated in two Western Pacific patrols as part of Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5) embarked aboard the forward-deployed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during 2016. Now based at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni near Hiroshima in Japan, the squadron called […] More

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    Relive and Enjoy the Blue Angels Years of Flying the Phabulous Phantom

    The United States Navy Precision Flight Demonstration Team, also known as the Blue Angels, flew the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II during performances for only five loud and fast show seasons between 1969 and 1974. In 1972 the Blues were awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Unit Commendation for the two-year period from March 1st 1970 to […] More

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    This Is How North American Developed The Ultra-Advanced Vigilante

    North American Aviation (NAA) produced the film “V for Vigilante” to promote their then-new A3J-1 (later A-5A) Vigilante. The Viggie would of course go on to an impressive career, especially as a Mach 2 reconnaissance platform flying some of the hairiest missions in Southeast Asia. But NAA didn’t yet know just what kind of monster […] More

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    Extreme Punchout: The Ejection Seat of the X-15

    The hypersonic speed and extreme altitude performance of the North American X-15 demanded one of the most complex ejection seats ever put into service. Earlier NASA research rocket aircraft like the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket and the Bell X-2 featured ejectable nose sections that the pilot would then bail out of conventionally once it had separated […] More

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    When The Pope Married A Couple Onboard an Airbus A320

    In aviation the ordinary always has the potential to become extraordinary. That is precisely what happened in the cabin of a A320 on Jan 18, 2018, when Pope Francis became the first Pope to celebrate a wedding in mid-air. Shepherd One LATAM operates the Boeing B-787, B-777 and the Airbus A350, A320 aircraft. They have […] More

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    Serial Stowaway Arrested YET AGAIN Over Weekend

    Marilyn Hartman, called the Serial Stowaway for repeatedly boarding planes without a ticket, has been arrested again. Just after 12:00 a.m. Sunday, police received a call about a woman refusing to leave a state-owned piece of land designated for private airplanes at O’Hare International Airport. When cops arrived on the scene, Hartman was gone but […] More

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