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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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Sneak Peak of “The Enemy Within” FREE Co-Op Mission From Baltic Dragon

  For you DCS fans, this one is a sneak peak of an upcoming new mission from Baltic Dragon (flown with Spudknocker.) It will be turned into a randomized and ever-replayable multiplayer Co-Op Mission that will be unlocked so that you and a friend can fly the mission with any of the DCS: World aircraft…
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Robin Olds – USAF Legend

Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a “triple ace”, with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general. The son of Army Air…
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Flying With The Thunderbirds by Bill Engvall

Just for something COMPLETELY different, here’s a comedian talking about his experiences flying with the USAF Thunderbirds! Funniest comedy sketch I’ve ever watched in my life! Enjoy 🙂 PS: apologies but it didn’t embed properly so you’ll have to watch it on Facebook.

Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie UCAV

The Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie is a planned stealthy unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) that is to be deployed by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was initially designated XQ-222. The Valkyrie successfully completed its first flight on 5 March 2019 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Design objectives The XQ-58 Valkyrie falls within the USAF…
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$300 Million for the F-X/PCA Fighter! Is that Crazy, or Crazy?

Article referenced: The Air Force’s Next (6th Generation) Great Fighter Jet Could Cost $300 Million Apiece. The project called Penetrating Counter Air (PCA) will replace the F-22 Raptor … if the Air Force can afford it, that is. I’m gonna get some haters for this opinion, but spending this kind of money on these (so…
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USAF Pilot Training Mini Documentary

This was an interesting video I ran across by accident. It’s essentially a series of short interviews/commentaries by young trainee USAF pilots from Vance Air Force Base (Class 17-08.) 28 officers started a year long training program in April 2016, to become USAF pilots. Long days & nights, studying and working 12 hours. It’s fascinating…
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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.…
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F-16 Viper Behind The Wings

Join Curator Matthew Burchette from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, as he visits Buckley AFB (in Aurora, Colorado) and gets to check out the sexy (but deadly) F16 Viper. Matthew is guided through the tour by Lt Col Craig “Lobo” Wolf, F-16 fighter pilot with the 120th Fighter Squadron. Lobo has…
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