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Afterburners!!

Afterburners – sometimes called “augmentation” – is a process within a jet engine, which creates additional thrust (which creates more speed) for the jet aircraft that they’re contained within. The process of “afterburning” involves adding more fuel than what...

Last Year and Next Year – Where We’ve Been and What We See Ahead

British Airways Boeing B-787-10 arrives at Boston with resumption of international travel. Our three digital aviation magazines Photorecon.net, ClassicWarbirds.net and CivilAviationWorld.com cover a lot of ground where history is concerned. Through our lenses and keyboards, we strive to bring interesting...

Aircraft Designs That Are More than 50 Years Old, Part 2

Lockheed L-188 Electra Photos by Ken Kula Every one of these aircraft types were designed over half a century ago, but many are still found flying today. How many do you recognize? DeHavilland DH-114 Heron Fokker 27 Lockheed Constellation...

Fokker Jet Airliners

Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer which operated in various forms from 1912 through 1996. Anthony Fokker’s company began its life in Germany before World War I, and ended up in The Netherlands, headquartered in Amsterdam before closing in...

199th Fighter Squadron / Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickham / Daniel Inouye Honolulu International Airport Honolulu, HI

On 20 October 2021, I had the great privilege of getting up close to a launch of 8 Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors, using the infamous runway 8, better known as Reef Runway. The 12,000 foot runway was...