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ARMY AIR BRINGS THE THUNDER WITH SUPER BOWL FLYOVER 2014!

I was super excited to see that the US Army was getting the opportunity to execute Super Bowl flyover 2014. Yes it is less than ideal having dark helicopters do the job after sundown, and yes a quartet of F-15s or F/A-18s … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING SAYS GO SEAHAWKS IN A GARGANTUAN WAY!

Boeing’s roots in Washington are legendary. With this in mind they painted up their flagship product, the 747-800F, with a giant 12 on the tail (for “12th man”) and GO HAWKS on the side to celebrate their local team making it … Read the rest of this entry

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’S YACHT WAS LIKE A SEA BASE!

Tycoon turned felon Jason Belfort, the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s recent dark romp “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” was incredibly proud of his 167 foot long vintage yacht “Nadine.” Originally built in the early 1960s for fashionista Coco Channel, the … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: MARINE RETRO MERGE!

                        Check out this little time capsule of speed and heat! It looks like a Marine Hornet entering a close merge with an incredibly tight formation of dissimilar aggressors, in … Read the rest of this entry

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WILL A HUMVEE FIT INSIDE A CH-47 CHINOOK?

YES! But it is a very tight fit…                                 After doing some research it seems that the Special Operations guys will load a Humvee into a 160th … Read the rest of this entry

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AND HEARD AN RQ-170 SENTINEL FLY? NOW YOU HAVE!

Check this video out guys! The RQ-170 sounds like something out of Sci-Fi film, probably due to the Sentinel’s unique engine inlet design, and it is not a bad little performer at all, check out that climb! Fast forward to 22 … Read the rest of this entry

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A VERY “INTIMATE VIEW” OF THE P-8 POSEIDON

                Aviation Photographer David Cherkasov agreed to share this incredibly detailed view of the Navy’s new multirole sub-hunter, sea control, attack and ISR aircraft, the P-8 Poseidon. Although the P-8 is based on … Read the rest of this entry

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ACCORDING TO THE SKUNK WORKS, TOMORROW’S FIGHTER IS, UM… THE NORTHROP YF-23?

So I was getting caught up on youtube aviation videos and I came across this Lockheed Martin Skunk Works promo video. They show multiple systems in development or in the conceptual phase, including my personal favorite, the VARIOUS UCAV. Then … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE A-12 AVENGER II’s COCKPIT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Check out this awesome image of the McDonnel Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II’s cockpit concept circa the late 1980’s. The A-12, dubbed the “flying Dorito” by detractors, was most likely developed from the “Sneaky Pete” stealth flying wing penetrator concept of the early 1980’s. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA’S J-20 IN ITS NEW MISSIONIZED CONFIGURATION

                                              The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry

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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE: HUGHES MINING BARGE HMB-1 SURVIVES IN RESTORED GLORY!

          I was doing my usual Google Earth rounds when I sweeped across Treasure Island on San Francisco Bay and to my surprise there was the historic Hughes Mining Barge docked at one of the piers! Make … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: LONG BEFORE THE MQ-8 FIRE SCOUT THERE WAS THE QH-50 DASH

In the new era of unmanned combat aircraft so many “new ideas” are actually far from fresh. In fact, it is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. … Read the rest of this entry

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK

I see some awesome military and aviation related photos daily, but these were the ones that really stood out to me. This little mind twister is not a Photoshop creation and was taken at Hillsboro Airport here in Oregon by … Read the rest of this entry

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