NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) became part of the space shuttle’s final ferry flight as Endeavour flew over MAF on the back of the agency’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on Sept. 19. [Read more...]
This is a great compilation of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II showing off the advanced jet’s abilities. There are some great pilot point of view shots during some of the barrel rolls and a second planes view on some of the combat manuevers.
The 100 year celebration of Naval Aviation in Coronado, CA at the North Island Naval Air Station was truly a once in a lifetime event. Almost 200 military aircraft flew over San Diego Bay along with about 75 aircraft from the Navy, Marines & Coast Guard on display on the ground. Everyone who attended had a good time and you could walk up close to every aircraft. Many of them you could even tour the inside & talk to the pilots.
USS Stennis Air Wing in Flight
The pinnacle of the show was 38 aircraft from the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) aircraft carrier which included 30 FA-18 Hornets, E-2C, EA-6B, 2 FA-18 Super Hornets and a few other aircraft. Here is a video:
When you hear Army you usually don’t think of aviation; however, they enlist some impressive aircraft. My brother is currently on a tour in Afghanistan after 3 tours in Iraq. This post is dedicated to him and everyone else serving their country around the world. Enjoy all these pictures of U.S. Army aircraft in action from the men & women in service:
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
A Soldier exits a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in the village of Darrah-I-Bum, Badghis Province, Afghanistan Jan. 5, 2011. The Soldier was part of a cadre of personnel accompanying the International Security Assistance Force Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill on a visit to the Marines, sailors, and Soldiers of Special Operations Task Force-West living and working in Darrah-I-Bum. U.S. Marine photo/Sgt. Brian Kester
There is just something about biplanes that brings a smile to my face and a warm feeling all over my body. Here is an exhibition of 19 beautiful WACO aircraft pictures procured from Flickr. You can get more information by clicking on the photographers name under each photo. Enjoy!
Special thanks to each of the photographers for taking these stunning pictures.
I recently attended the AOPA Summit in Long Beach, California over the weekend and volunteered. On Friday I was stationed right next to the only air worthy B-29 left in existence known as “Fifi” and a member of the Commemorative Air Force. Below are a couple of videos of the Boeing Taxing out and back, pictures of the cockpit and bomb bays. Hope you enjoy!
Boeing B-29 “Fifi” Superfortress Taxi out for Flight
Here is a video of the 2010 Cirrus Vision SF50; a personal jet by the same company that made the Cirrus SR20 & SR22 and already has close to 500 production positions reserved.
Here are several pictures of the 2010 PiperSport; the new Light Sport Aircraft from Piper Aircraft that is taking the LSA world by storm.
I had the chance to see PiperSport up close & personal at the AOPA Airportfest in Long Beach and it is gorgeous. Definitely looks fun to fly and the glass cockpit is a sight to see.