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    BREAKING: USAF T-6A Trainer Down in San Antonio- Crew Safe

    On Tuesday 18 September at approximately 1600 local time a United States Air Force Beechcraft T-6A Texan II turbine-powered trainer crashed in a field in the vicinity of Rolling Oaks Mall near Nacogdoches Road just outside Loop 1604 in the northeastern San Antonio, Texas, area. The crew of two aboard the trainer successfully ejected from […] More

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    The Starjet Might Have Been America’s First Jet Powered Fighter

    A blended body with aft-mounted laminar flow wings and forward mounted canards. Slotted flaps to enhance lift. Tricycle landing gear. Twin axial flow turbojet engines with afterburners fed by advanced aft-mounted NACA-type intakes reducing frontal area and therefore drag. Four nose-mounted 20 millimeter cannons for armament. Does this remind you of any 1950s or 1960s […] 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 Avgeekery.com 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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