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Planes, Copters, Blimps

The Blue Angels’ high level of precision begins nearly 90 minutes before the six gleaming F/A-18 Hornets take to the skies; and as Captain Greg McWherter, Blue Angel No. 1, announces the start of the preflight brief, banter between the officers ceases and the team puts on the collective game face. This week the Team […]

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Turkish Weekly reports the following: A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on the Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Sevmash shipyard said on Monday. The ship is currently undergoing sea trials in the Barents Sea off the north coast of Russia. The jet, piloted by navy test-pilots Col. Nikolai […]

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We got a heads up on this video courtesy of the DT Tip Link, and in it a Brazilian Mirage driver does a number on that country’s Supreme Court building. In fly-bys (as with most things) there’s a fine line between clever and stupid. Busting the number at low altitude over populated areas is generally […]

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As reported by our sister blog DoD Buzz, last week the Japanese government balked at USMC basing a squadron of V-22s in Okinawa — a development that certainly surprised the Marine Corps (and DoD) and demonstrated that, for all of its flight hours across the globe, the airplane’s bad reputation still lingers. Or does it? Some […]

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Well, it’s finally happening. Months after the Army was originally supposed to have industry show off the best choppers out there, in a weird variant of a fly-off, for the armed aerial scout mission, it looks like the service’s aviation officials are on the road to eye the potential replacements for the ancient OH-58D Kiowa […]

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