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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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    Thunderbirds, Civilian Aerobatics to Highlight Melbourne Air and Space Show

    MELBOURNE, Fla. — The precision flying of the Air Force Thunderbirds combined with the aerobatic performances of the nation’s top civilian pilots will highlight the Melbourne Air and Space Show in March. Military performances combined with civilian aerobatics by Scott Yoak piloting his P-51D Mustang Quicksilver and Adam Baker aboard the Playful Extra 330, are poised to […] More

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    F-35 Climbing? Italy Receives Its First F-35B Produced Outside Of The USA And Germany Shows Interest

    The Italian Navy recently received its first F-35B Lightning II STOVL (Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing) aircraft, assembled at the Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) in Cameri, Italy. It’s the first F-35B built outside the US. The Italian FACO is operated by Leonardo in conjunction with Lockheed Martin with a current workforce of more than 800 skilled […] More

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    Air Force Heritage Flight to Flyover Super Bowl LII

    MINNEAPOLIS — The power of the United States Air Force’s Heritage Flight will soar above the frozen tundra surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in the minutes prior to kick-off of Super Bowl LII. One F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina; two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona; and […] More

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    BREAKING: AETC Directs T-6 Texan II Stand Down After Series Of Physiological Incidents

    Air Force Pilot Training students won’t be flying the T-6 Texan II tomorrow after the 19th Air Force Commander directed a stand down.  Recently, there have been a few physiological incidents involving the trainer. “The safety of our instructors and student pilots is paramount and has been our priority and focus,” said Maj. Gen. Patrick […] More

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    The T-28 Trojan: North American Aviation’s Next and Last Great Prop-Driven Trainer

    When during late 1947 North American Aviation (NAA) began development what would eventually become the T-28 Trojan trainer, they could not possibly have known that their next trainer design would serve in multiple roles for more than 30 years with nearly 30 countries around the world. NAA’s previous trainer design, the hugely successful T-6 Texan, […] More

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    New Video Shows F-15s Intercepting Russian Fighters Near The Baltics

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa this week released new video of two occasions in November and December 2017 where U.S. Air Force F-15s from RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, were called to intercept Russian fighters near the Baltics. Both intercepts were initiated because Russian Navy Su-30 Flankers “did not broadcast the appropriate codes required by […] More

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