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I Want to Play With This Tiny Air Force Base All Day Long

Look at this neat model of air base! Those perfectly executed aircraft models: an AWACS, B-52, KC-135, E-2, F-15, F-16, F-18 and even more. That regiment of lead soldiers! I wanna play with them for hours and hours. Wait, what, this is real? Read more...

Airbus A400M Refuels Two F-18 Fighters Simultaneously

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refueling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of […]

Red Flag 15-1 Night Departures – B-2 Spirit, F-22 Raptor

Plenty of afterburner against the night backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip! This footage features the B-2 Spirit, F-22 Raptor, Eurofighter Typhoon, E-3 Sentry (AWACS), F-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, and a few others. […]

Spectacular photos taken by an F-18 weapons trainer officer

Lieutenant Chris Nigus sent us these series of spectacular photos taken while flying on missions during the last couple of years of his deployment in Japan. Above you can see him flying low level in Japan's Orange Route. Some of them show weapons firing from his F/A-18E Super Hornet. Read more...

Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Enjoyed the Death Valley article and video (lat.ms/1L8FiWg) ["Death Valley Comes Alive" by Christopher Reynolds, Jan. 25]. We visited Death Valley only a few months ago, my first visit since the '70s, and loved it. We were standing at the viewpoint at the western entrance, and my wife was...

First photo of the fully operative Chinese rivals to the US Navy F-18

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark—the first Chinese carrier-based fighter that is designed to match and even surpass the American F/A-18E/F Super Hornet—is no longer a test prototype. This photo shows fully operative serial units on the deck of the Liaoning, People's Liberation Army Navy's aircraft carrier. Read more...

Russian Bomber Planes Buzz Canada Coastline, Intercepted By Canadian F-18 Fighters

Russian long-range bomber planes flew just off the northwest coast of Canada on Monday, the same day that 28 Russian jets and bomber planes were intercepted over the Baltic Sea. Canadian F-18 Hornet fighters were among the NATO jets that intercepted those planes over the Baltic. Show More Summary

Only 6 of Spain's 39 Eurofighter Jets Can Fly

Sources inside Spain's military have reportedly told a Spanish newspaper that only a handful of the country's Eurofighter Typhoon jets are fully operational and that semi-retired F-18 aircraft are being called back into full service to meet NATO commitments. Show More Summary

Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco. Here are some more images taken by him from previous editions. Read more...

This Fighter Jet Film Is So Amazingly Perfect You'd Think It Is 3D

I have a hard time believing that some of the sequences in this video are not rendered in 3D software. They are just impossibly perfect — but yes, they’re real. Most of them are fighters like the Mirage, F-16, F-18, F-15 — but you can see some bombers, like the B-2 and F-117. Pure plane porn. More »      

Spectacular Photo Of An F-18 Against A Huge Wall Of Fire

Image Cache: This spectacular photo by US Marine Corps by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel of flames exploding behind a Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornet at the 2014 Miramar Air Show in California is blowing my mind. More »      

Scotland Neck receives F-18 for police surveillance and bird disbursement

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Known as a bird sanctuary in the northeastern part of the state, the US Department of Defense announced today that it would supplement the Halifax county town of Scotland Neck and its police department with an F-18 from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and equipped, with a retro-rocket. Show More Summary

Summary Update: Iraq-ISIS/ISIL Crisis

A U.S. F-18 fighter jet refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over northern Iraq, Aug. 21, 2014. (Photo: DoD) This is the last update on the Iraq-ISIS crisis before the Labor Day weekend. BBC News reports that Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have retaken oilfields near Mosul in north Iraq from Islamic [...]

Unmanned Drones Landing Autonomously Next to F-18s Is a Very Big Deal

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The days of piloted combat aircraft are quickly coming to an end, soon to be heavily augmented if not outright replaced by UCAS, or Unmanned Combat Air Systems. Just yesterday, the Navy's X-47B demonstrator proved that manned and unmanned operations can take place on the same flight deck. Read more...

The Present And Future Of The US Navy's Aircraft Force In One GIF

Video: For the first time, the US Navy is showing how its manned and unmanned jets can seamlessly work together aboard its aircraft carriers. This video filmed on the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows a manned F-18 and an unmanned X-47B taking off one right after the other, like any other jets would do. More »      

The present and future of the US Navy's aircraft force in one GIF

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For the first time, the US Navy is showing how its manned and unmanned jets can seamlessly work together aboard its aircraft carriers. This video filmed on the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt shows a manned F-18 and an unmanned X-47B taking off one right after the other, like any other jets would do. Read more...

Mission Creep: From Rescuing Iraq Refuges, The US Is Now Assisting Kurds In Fighting ISIS With Drones, F-18s

Just over a week ago, Obama announced that the US military intervention in Iraq would be solely under the pretext of "humanitarian intervention" while US troops would be deployed exclusively as "advisers", and nothing else. 7 days later,...Show More Summary

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