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The crash scene at the end is just wild.
The USAF has lost another of its precious F-22 Raptors this week. The jet went down a couple of miles from the end of the Runway at Tyndall AFB in Florida, with the pilot ejecting to safety. No word yet … Read the rest of this entry
24 well equipped UH-60/S-70C Blackhawks were bought by China from the US in the mid 1980′s with another on the books 100 as options. After the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 the EU and US imposed an arms embargo on … Read the rest of this entry
Fellow aerospace writer Dave Cenciotti has a fascinating piece that loosely links three game-changing individuals, and their associated moments in time, who all contributed to the unique mosaic that makes up the mighty F-14 Tomcat’s story. Be sure to click … Read the rest of this entry
It looks like Ankra is now stepping away from its claims that their RF-4E was shot down by a Syrian surface to air missile, finding no explosive residue on any of the debris so far recovered from the downed recon … Read the rest of this entry
This whole story is a miracle. It’s amazing both crew landed safely after punching out at such a low altitude, especially right next to an exploding fighter full of jet fuel. Yet the most amazing thing is that nobody was … Read the rest of this entry
Over the last few months there has been some talk about the possibility that Israel is using the same low-observable modified H-60 Blackhawks used in to the now infamous raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan over a … Read the rest of this entry
What a wild week it has been for the folks working on the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program. With the crash of a demonstrator earlier in the week to the unveiling of the system to the public yesterday at … Read the rest of this entry
It looks like the USAF’s speculation that the gear Raptor pilots are wearing in the cockpit and the jet’s unique operating environment may be at least partially the culprit of the chronic hypoxia and unexplained physiological incidents, both inside the … Read the rest of this entry
ATAC LOSES ANOTHER… I have to be honest here, I really hate writing anything having to do with the loss of an aircrew, but having done two of these with the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company in the headline within the … Read the rest of this entry
DEFINITION: hypoxia- also referred to as altitude sickness, is caused due to a reduced amount of oxygen in the bloodstream affecting the brain and causing such symptoms as dizziness, shortness of breath, and mental confusion. The onset of hypoxia can … Read the rest of this entry
The NTSB and the FAA have thankfully been quite conservative and thoughtful so far in their reaction to the horrendous crash of “Galloping Ghost” last fall during the annually held Reno Air Races. Amongst their recommendations are some modifications to … Read the rest of this entry