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The hot button topic of fielding a replacement for the USAF’s 20-year-old VC-25A fleet has appeared once again in the Pentagon’s aviation plans. During a time of startling fiscal uncertainty, where the White House has chastised the use of private … Read the rest of this entry
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-to-reallocate-funds-from-axed-cvlsp-contest-370079/ Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) is an incredibly demanding mission set. The Pavehawk was never really well suited for the job. Much of it’s interior is consumed by a massive auxiliary fuel tank and the aircraft have literally been … Read the rest of this entry
It is very rare to find pictures shot from inside either VH-3s, or VH-60s operated by HMX-1 for the Presidential airlift mission. These aircraft are referred to affectionately as “Marine 1″ when the President is on board. I gathered up … Read the rest of this entry
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-helicopter-competition-postponed-again-faces-new-budget-review-362629/ I think its ridiculous that the USAF is now focused on replacing their ViP and Missile Silo tender helicopters instead of replacing their combat search and rescue helicopters which are ill-suited for the highly demanding task they are assigned. The CSAR-X competition … Read the rest of this entry