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Hopes high that restored B-29 ‘Doc’ will fly in 2014 Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/01/3206432/hopes-high-that-restored-b-29.html#storylink=cpy

The Wichita-built vintage Boeing B-29 Superfortress under restoration inside a Boeing hangar may fly as soon as this summer, volunteers on the project say.

T.J. Norman, the volunteer project manager for "Doc," points out what is believed to be a bullet hole that had been repaired in the B-29. (December 12, 2013)  Bo Rader/ The Wichita Eagle

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by | January 1, 2014 · 8:46 pm

A “simple” aircraft change? You tell me.

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Yup–bloody skid marks, guts on the strut. But not a real problem. Two maintenance techs are already on the ramp, flashlights in hand, meaning they’d just done a close-up inspection of an engine. One is shaking his head. Crap.

This is the regular world………………..A pilot downs a jet. Flak……………………………

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by | December 2, 2013 · 1:13 am

Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz

From the Navy Website. I am proud that one of these Aviators, Cmdr. Robert Loughran is the Commanding Officer of VFA-147, The Argonauts! I served in the Argonauts when they were VA-147 operating the venerable and dependable LTV A-7E Corsair II. The tradition remains. It is one of only three commands that I served in that still is in service……………………………………..

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Cmdr. Robert Loughran, commanding officer of the

1,000 traps is a big deal. Bank on it. Ask some of our Lexicans that are Aviators and NFOs about that.

Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz.

via Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz.

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Lego Plane Pr0n

The pic is from the author of the post at The Brothers Brick.

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by | March 2, 2013 · 3:25 pm

 

 

Some of these photos are from this year and others  are from past Tiger meets

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Blue Angels circa 1970

Found this one at AirPigz Blog. Good place with some neat stuff on occasion.

For all to enjoy!

It has all the shaky stuff and other things relative to home movies of forty two years ago.

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by | June 30, 2012 · 2:14 pm

NSAWC F-16 Fighting Falcon

Taken at The Central Valley Air Show at Naval Air Station Lemoore on 15 October 2011.

Note that at NSAWC both Services are on these Fighting Falcons.

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by | June 30, 2012 · 2:03 pm

416 Promotion.

January 20, 1974 was the beginning of what we know as the F-16 Fighting Falcon legacy began. It is also the day I first reported aboard USS Independence CV62.

This is the promo for the 416.

Hot Rod Jets. The Captain would be pleased, I do believe.

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Something a bit different

AN-225 at Wichita Midcontinent Airport. The link is to an article in the April 3 edition of The Wichita Eagle. We lived in Wichita for eleven and one half years.

The daughter now works at AOPA in Wichita and even sent me pics of this puppy on the smart phone.

The world’s largest – and heaviest – airplane paid a visit to Wichita Monday.

The Antonov An-225, a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, landed at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in the morning and spent the day there.

It was delivering components for Coffeyville Resources, an oil refinery in Coffeyville.

It was scheduled to take off Monday night for a 12-hour nonstop flight to Ukraine, where it is based.

Yingling Aviation was filling the six-engine plane with 65,000 gallons of fuel, said operations manager Steve LaLonde. It can hold 92,000 gallons.

The plane made three fuel stops to get to Wichita from Milan, Italy, where the refinery components were made.

It entered the United States in Bangor, Maine, LaLonde said.

The Antonov was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s to airlift the Energia rocket’s boosters and the Buran space shuttle for the Soviet space program.

The plane was completed in 1988. A second plane was partially completed.

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Daily Red Flag

Our three jets on the line.

We were quite busy most of the time. We had one crew chief per jet.

Blake on the jammer.

The Air Force has nice toys to load ordnance. Not like we in the Navy did……….good old fashioned muscle.

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