Month: October 2020

Israel allegedly asked for F-22 Raptors after green-lighting F-35 sale to UAE – The Aviation Geek Club

This is not the first time that Israel has expressed interest in purchasing the F-22 Raptor. Jerusalem allegedly asked senior American officials to consider removing obstacles hindering the sale of F-22 fighter jets to the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to preserve its air superiority following the agreement of the US to sell the F-35s to …

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USAF plans to drop cruise missiles from C-17 and C-130 airlifters – The Aviation Geek Club

Phase I successfully accomplished five high-altitude airdrops from an MC-130J and a C-17 earlier this year using simulated weapons. The US Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE) Office awarded Lockheed Martin a $25 million contract to support the next phase of the service’s Palletized Munitions Experimentation Campaign. The fourth phase includes a system-level …

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The Argentine Air Force wanted to replace its A-4 fleet with F/A-18s or F-16s instead had to buy 34 former USMC Skyhawks and upgrading them to the A-4AR standard – The Aviation Geek Club

The first A-4AR Fighting Hawk (in recognition of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which was the source of its new avionics) reached Argentina on Dec. 19, 1997. By 1982, the backbone of the Argentine combat aviation, both in the Air Force and the Navy, was formed by three batches of Douglas A-4 Skyhawks, with the A-4B …

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The story of the Nakajima Kikka, the Japanese Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe that never was – The Aviation Geek Club

The Kikka successfully performed its first and only test flight, which lasted just 20 minutes, on Aug. 7, 1945 from Kisarazu Naval Air Base, the aircraft using rocket-assisted takeoff gear to help it get airborne. Following the demonstration of the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (“Swallow”) to members of the Japanese military in 1944, the Imperial …

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Six F-35As originally ordered by Turkey could be delivered to Greece – The Aviation Geek Club

The US has agreed to sell 20 F-35A Lightning II fighters to Greece: six of them will be jets that were originally ordered by Turkey but not delivered. News reports from Greece say that the US has agreed to sell 20 F-35A Lightning II fighters to Greece, six of them will be jets that were …

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Meet Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos, the first USAF pilot to hit 1,000 flying hours in F-35A – The Aviation Geek Club

On Oct. 22, 2020 Lt. Col. Jared “Vic” Santos, became the first Air Force F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours. On Oct. 22, 2020 388th Fighter Wing pilots at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) flew a four-on-six tactical intercept mission over the Utah Test and Training Range in the F-35A Lightning II, using sensors …

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Cool photos show “The King,” the last of the 48th FW’s Heritage F-15 aircraft, in the green light of the Aurora Borealis – The Aviation Geek Club

The F-15C Eagle, painted in the traditional allied invasion stripe scheme, ice blue tails, and the distinct markings of the 493rd Fighter Squadron is affectionately named “The King,” after Lt Col Royal ‘King’ Baker. The last of the 48th Fighter Wing’s Heritage F-15 aircraft is currently deployed to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, in support of …

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Soviet MiG-19 pilot recalls the mission where he shot down a USAF RB-66 that strayed into East German airspace – The Aviation Geek Club

‘I fired the 23-mm cannon in a rear-quarter attack from below as the target passed ahead of me. I finally ceased fire about ten kilometres from the border. The enemy aircraft exploded and in the haze of the setting sun, three red-and-white parachutes blossomed,’ Kapitán F.M. Zinoviev, former MiG-19 pilot. The Cold War had reached …

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Unexpected Guests! Video shows rare F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters landing at MCAS Miramar – The Aviation Geek Club

Notice the high-visibility TR tailcode carried by the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters. Posted on its YouTube Channel by AirshowStuff and taken by winston.dc who first posted this video on his Instagram account, the interesting footage in this post features two F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters making an exceptionally rare daytime public appearance by landing at Marine …

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US Navy celebrates 60th anniversary of E-2 Hawkeye’s first flight – The Aviation Geek Club

Since replacing the E-1 in 1964, the Hawkeye has been the “eyes of the fleet.” Since its combat debut during the Vietnam conflict, the E-2 has served the Navy around the world. On Oct. 21, 2020, as the video in this post shows, the US Navy’s Airborne Command & Control community celebrated the 60th anniversary …

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