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    Air Force Thunderbirds Identify Their Fallen Pilot

    LAS VEGAS — The Air Force Thunderbirds released the identification of the pilot lost in Wednesday’s crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training exercise in a brief statement issued today. The Thunderbirds jets were in the air over the squadron’s Nevada Test and Training Range north of their base at Las Vegas when […] More

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    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: US Air Force F-16 Viper Jet Down In Nevada Desert

    UPDATE:  According to this Air Force statement released by Nellis Public Affairs, the F-16 that crashed in Nevada on Wednesday 4/4/2018 belonged to the Thunderbirds: NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range today at approximately 10:30 […] More

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    First Boeing 787-10 delivered to launch customer Singapore Airlines

    Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered the first Boeing 787-10 to launch customer Singapore Airlines on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The 787-10 is the largest in the Dreamliner series. The airliner was delivered at the Boeing Factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. Singapore Airlines “It is an honor to be the first airline in the world […] More

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    Aerobatic Champion Pilot Rob Holland Escapes ‘Catastrophic Engine Failure’

    America’s top aerobatic pilot and air show performer Rob Holland escaped what he now calls ‘catastrophic engine failure’ late Sunday moments after finishing his two-days of performances at the Wings Over South Texas Airshow. The seven-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and four-time World Freestyle Aerobatic Championship was headed home to Shreveport, Louisiana when at 4:45 p.m. CDT, […] More

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    Do I Talk Too Much? A Primer on Airline PA Announcements

    The chapter in Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Right Stuff, which introduces us to Chuck Yeager, starts with this vignette: Anyone who travels very much on airlines in the United States soon gets to know the voice of the airline pilot—coming over the intercom with a particular drawl, a particular folksiness, a particular down-home calmness that […] More

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    Will the Air Force Ever Get Their New Tanker Aircraft?

    The Air Force has been trying to replace their aging KC-135 tanker aircraft…for decades. There is a replacement aircraft, the KC-46, which is nearly ready to go, but the program has been plagued by scandal and delays for many years. And now, on the eve of the new aircraft’s introduction into operational service, more delays […] More

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