Month: August 2020

Shocking cockpit footage shows two Russian Su-27s buzzing USAF B-52 Over Black Sea – The Aviation Geek Club

The Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while crossing within 100 feet of the nose of the B-52 multiple times at co-altitude. Taken at approximately 11:19 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2020, the shocking video in this post features two Russian Su-27 Flanker pilots intercepting a US Air Force B-52 bomber that was …

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We Killed Yamamoto: a detailed description of the P-38 assassination of the man behind Pearl Harbor – The Aviation Geek Club

Yamamoto’s plane was no longer in sight; dominating the horizon was a column of black smoke boiling from the dense jungle into the air. Admiral Yamamoto was Japan’s mastermind behind Pearl Harbor, and he was a top target in the war that followed. In 1943, US codebreakers cracked the secret of Yamamoto’s flightplan for a …

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Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build Blackbird Mach 3 spy planes today – The Aviation Geek Club

There are lots of opportunities to improve on the SR-71 Blackbird’s original design with new materials, and there are a lot of different materials to choose from. The SR-71, the most advanced member of the Blackbird family that included the A-12 and YF-12, was designed by a team of Lockheed personnel led by Clarence “Kelly” …

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Growler Ball 2020 video celebrates 50 years of US Navy’s Electronic Attack Community – The Aviation Geek Club

The 2020 edition of the annual Growler Ball video marks the 50th Anniversary of VAQ-129 Vikings, the Electronic Attack Fleet Replacement Squadron. The 2020 edition of the annual Growler Ball video marks the 50th Anniversary of VAQ-129 Vikings, the Electronic Attack Fleet Replacement Squadron that began developing America’s EA-6B Prowler aircrew in 1970, and now …

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The Story of the Last Aviator to fly All the Grumman Cats – The Aviation Geek Club

Commander Glenn Tierney finished his illustrious military career in 1971 having flown every Navy fighter from the Wildcat to the Tomcat.  The once Grumman Aerospace Corporation now known as Northrop Grumman made history providing combat proven carrier fighters to the United States Navy.  Each of these incredible fighter aircraft were not only advanced for its …

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