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T-7A Red Hawk Update

  © Boeing photo The U.S. Air Force will be welcoming their new generation of jet trainers to squadron use in 2023. Replacing the venerable Northrop T-38 will be the Boeing Defense, Space and Security/Saab Group’s T-7A Red Hawk,...

SI2 On the Move Again!

Solar Impulse 2 – Is Crossing the United States! Photography by, and co-authored with Bob Shane After an almost 10 month delay, Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) has begun its journey around the world again. While almost half way through...

Greg Connell Gone West….

All airshow careers come to an end, some pilots know it before the last flight and some don’t. Greg Connell tragically lost his life in an accident on May 15, 2016 at an airshow in Atlanta Georgia’s DeKalb Peachtree...

Draken International provides adversary support to USAFWS

Photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis 12/18/2015 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Draken International, a commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft, recently won a bid for a short-long contract to provide adversary support here. The 99th Contracting Squadron met with representatives from the Federal...

Solar Impulse 2 is Half Way Home

A pair of audacious explorers are redefining some long-held assumptions about the efficiency and endurance of airplanes. Swiss entrepreneurs Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have reached the midpoint of the first “around the world flight without fuel”, powered only...

Luke 1 flies first ‘student’ F-35 sortie

The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first student, Brigadier General Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, flew the wing’s first training sortie. Luke has a long and storied history of training fighter...

Alton Bay’s Other Flying Season

New Hampshire’s winter of 2014-2015 will stand out as one of the more severe seasons in recent memory. After a relatively warm and quiet beginning, a brutal cold snap and copious amounts of snow arrived later than usual, after the start...

National Aviation Heritage Invitational Announces 2014 Awards

National Aviation Heritage Invitational Announces 2014 Awards to Restored Aircraft Recipient of the Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinees joined presenting sponsor Perform Air. in awarding the Grand Champion Neil A. Armstrong National...

2014 Planes of Fame Airshow

Mooney International: Planes of Fame Air Show 2014  “A Salute to the Mighty Eighth” There really is nothing like the sound that a mass of warbirds firing up brings, or the sound of them flying by at low level...