Month: July 2019

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Exercise Red Flag (USAF)

Exercise Red Flag is a two-week advanced aerial combat training exercise held several times a year by the United States Air Force. The purpose is to offer realistic air-combat training for military pilots and other flight crew members from the U.S., NATO and other allied countries. Each year, four to six Red Flag exercises are…
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Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass Lectures At The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

In Celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. The first Navy Flight School graduate to be selected for F-14 Tomcat training, Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass was the Navy’s Fighter Pilot of the Year in 1985. The former Top Gun instructor also holds the distinction of having logged the most hours as an F-14 Pilot (4,800)…
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Grumman X-29 Forward Swept Wing Experimental Aircraft

The Grumman X-29 was an American experimental aircraft that tested a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies. The X-29 was developed by Grumman, and the two built were flown by NASA and the United States Air Force. The aerodynamic instability of the X-29’s airframe required the use of computerized fly-by-wire control.…
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