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Breitling Jet Team at Sun N Fun 2015

Yannick Diry is an “Engineer”, who watches his jets carefully. In America he would be a simple “A&P Mechanic”, when you are from Europe, you are an “Engineer”. As he explains it, it’s something more than being a mechanic....

USS Bataan LHD-5 (Nick BIG 5) VMM-263 ends longest Navy deployment in 40 years and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

The USS BATAAN LHD-5 is an amphibious assault ship of the US Navy, 40650 tons displacement, 257.2 meters long, 33.5 meters wide, 42.6 meters flight deck width, 8.2 meters draft, 70000 PS and 20+ miles an hour. Cost: 731...

Saying Goodbye….

Men become attached, even grow to love certain non-human things, like a Cowboy to his horse, it was the same with the U.S. Marines and their Boeing Vertol CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopters . First procured by the Marine Corps...

Lakenheath´s Strike Eagles

The 48th FW is home-based at the largest US Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. 4,600 active soldiers and 900 civilians from the UK are working and caring for 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and the 21 F-15C/Ds of...

Simsbury Airport Opens Its Doors

Airports don’t seem to be as accessible nor as enticing as they once were. Now, the wonder of flight is often contained behind tall chain link fences that feature “No Trespassing” signs every few feet. I rediscovered my wonder...

WTI 15-1

As the sun rises over the Sonoran desert to the east, the U.S. Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, are already at work, getting their aircraft ready for another day of the WTI’s. It’s that time of...

40 Years Panavia Tornado

Panavia Tornado celebrates 40 years of flight this week in Manching, Germany the site of the aircraft’s maiden test flight on August 14th 1974. It is a story which has seen the Panavia Tornado complete over three million flying...

Atlantic City, NJ Thunder over the Boardwalk Air Show 2014

Grab the kids, grab the cooler, grab the beach blanket, chairs and umbrella, and let’s head to the beach. It’s time for the twelfth annual Atlantic City, NJ “Thunder over the Boardwalk” Air Show; a mid-week, family fun, non-stop...