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ATAC BRINGS THE HEAT: PREMIER PRIVATE AGGRESSORS NOW FLYING WITH THE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER

The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC, has made another large leap in the commercial adversary support marketplace with the addition of the captive training AIM-9M Sidewinder to their fleet’s quiver. In the past, ATAC pilots would only be able to … Read the rest of this entry

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AIRBORNE SEA CONTROL COMES BACK DOWN TO EARTH

Sea Control and airborne anti-surface/submarine warfare and surveillance is becoming a very hot mission set for air arms from around the world to invest into. This is especially true as “globalization” and the world’s disparate economies become more intertwined. Design it here, build … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: 144th FIGHTER WING F-15 FINALLY WEARS A CALIFORNIA ANG TAIL!

I have been waiting to see the California ANG’s iconic tail art on an F-15 and today was that day!                 California’s 144th Fighter Wing has received the last of the Montana Air National Guard’s … Read the rest of this entry

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RUTAN’S ARES EMERGES FROM PAUL ALLEN’S HANGAR AT KBFI?

A good contact of mine spotted the innovative, and arguably more relevant than ever, Scaled Composites Agile Responsive Effective Support (ARES) demonstrator taxing out of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s “Vulcan Air” Hangar at Boeing Field last week. There is not doubt that … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: THE F-94C STARFIRE “FLYING BOTTLE ROCKET”

                    I have always been fascinated with the timeframe between the widespread deployment of jet fighters for the first time and the introduction of the guided air to air missile. Engineering was really … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: LARGE FLYING WING DRONE SPOTTED AT PLANT 42

This picture was taken from a pilot passing through Palmdale about a 16 months ago. What appears is a large flying wing type unmanned aircraft with a dorsal intake. The wingspan appears to be right around seventy feet. The aircraft … Read the rest of this entry

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OSPREY DRAGS THE BASKET

                                The folks over at team Osprey are working on proving more roles for the V-22 and tanker is one of them. They are testing the … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE T-50’S MOVEABLE LERX DEVICES AT FULL DEFLECTION

Lystseva Marina posted this fantastic shot of the T-50 over at Airliners.net. This picture really showcases just how large the T-50’s maneuverable leading edge root extensions are. Call them “canardskis” I guess? More of Mr. Marina’s work can be seen … Read the rest of this entry

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BOEING’S “ADVANCED SUPER HORNET” BUZZES INTO THE AIR FOR THE FIRST TIME

                                                                                … Read the rest of this entry

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YUM…

Can’t we all just get along so that I can hop my American behind on a plane over to Iran to see the Turkey Bird fly one last time? Iran you are sitting on tourism gold with your Tomcats! PLEASE, … Read the rest of this entry

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MESSAGE TO OBAMA ADMIN & THE DOD ON NORTH KOREA: STOP THIS RIDICULOUS ESCALATION, IT IS RECKLESS AND STUPID

                B-2’s flying highly publicized global strike training missions over South Korea during an incredibly volatile and uncertain time in that region? Ridiculous photos like this coming out of such a mission? It was … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: DISCO HAWKEYE!

                A buddy of mine, fellow aviation photog, and all around good dude, Dan Kuttel snapped this baby at PDX. Tell me if you have EVER seen a Hawkeye shot like this? Had … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20’s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate range here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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THE LATEST FROM “NUTS,” ATAC’S FIGHTER FLYING PHOTOG

                                                                                … Read the rest of this entry

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