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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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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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ATC AUDIO OF BOEING DREAMLIFTER LANDING AT THE WRONG AIRPORT!

Here is an ATC audio recording of the Boeing Dreamlifter landing at the wrong airport while on a parts run from McConnell AFB to Boeing’s Wichita plant. Sounds like there were some very low information pilots flying that massive and highly modified Boeing … 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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BRIEFING ON SUPER HORNET ADVANCED

Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … 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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UPDATE!: BELL INTRODUCES THE V-280 VALOR

Please refer to this recent piece about Bell’s intentions before continuing: http://aviationintel.com/2013/03/07/blind-faith-or-business-suicide-bell-doubles-down-on-titlt-rotor-technology/ I GIVE THIS THING A 1 IN 10 CHANCE OF SEEING WIDESPREAD US ARMY, NAVY, MARINE OR USAF SERVICE. Although, if they had the bucks, the USCG could … Read the rest of this entry

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BLIND FAITH OR BUSINESS SUICIDE?: BELL DOUBLES DOWN ON TITLT ROTOR TECHNOLOGY

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/heli-expo-2013-bell-will-pitch-third-gen-tilt-rotor-for-jmrfvl-383021/ I was surprised to read this report. I seriously believe the V-22 Osprey will be the last military grade tilt-rotor we see. Although developments out of the baseline V-22 and upgrades related to it are likely over the coming … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA IN FULL RECOIL OVER THE TRUE COST OF REPLACING THEIR CF-18 HORNETS WITH THE F-35

Exactly as I have predicted for years (please read the over 150 position pieces and commentary updates on the F-35 boondoggle posted on this site for consistent proof), Canada looks like it is going to shop for the best jet … Read the rest of this entry

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’: QF-16 OPTIONALLY MANNED FULL SCALE TARGET DRONE LANDS AT TYNDALL AFB

For us F-4 Phantom Phantatics this news it bittersweet. I was told two weeks ago by a top QF-4 pilot that the Phantom will still soldier on till at about 2017 in USAF inventory, at least as things sit right … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT IS MORE MENACING THAN AN AH-6 LITTLE BIRD? AN UNMANNED AH-6 LITTLE BIRD!

The potential applications for such a system are truly exciting, especially in the Special Operations area… *PROGRAMMING NOTE: Benghazi update coming this weekend, be sure to check back Avitionintelers!

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HORNET MODEL PACKS ELABORATE CRUISE MISSILES OR DRONES FOR WIND TUNNEL TESTS?

                  I found this image in a museums online archives. Obviously it is from some time ago. I have no clue what those missiles/drones are underneath its wings but they sure do … Read the rest of this entry

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P-8 ROLLS “SNAKE EYES” AT BOEING FIELD!

I am not really sure what the use of retarded dumb bombs (Mk. 82s with Mark 14 TRD Tail Retarding Device kits, otherwise known as the “Snake Eye,” in this picture) would be on a P-8, flat dumb bomb attack … Read the rest of this entry

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DRONE MARKET WILL RETRACT… BEFORE IT EXPLODES.

Boeing says that the unmanned aircraft market will shrink by 20% following 2014, around the time Afghanistan is supposed to wrap up for the US for the most part. Although I think this is probably true, I do believe that … Read the rest of this entry

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UPDATE ON THE F-15 GOLDEN EAGLE / F-22 RAPTOR AIR DOMINANCE TEAM

New details have emerged last week pertaining to the F-22’s and F-15’s evolution. The 3rd FW’s F-22A Raptors, equipped with the latest “3.1” software upgrade, have released GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs in mass during Exercise Combat Hammer, which took place … Read the rest of this entry

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