Harrier NATO Exercise.

May 15, 2011


NATO exercise between the Royal Navy and the Spanish Navy (in Spanish, Armada EspaƱola) with the Harrier. The aircraft’s official name is Matador, although the distinctive large air intakes led to the nickname “Cobra”. All of the AV-8Ss were operated by 8 Escuadrilla (8 Squadron), based at Naval Air Station Rota, as were all other Spanish Naval Aviation Squadrons. After the sale of the two TAV-8S aircraft in 1996, US Marine Corps instructors at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, trained the Spanish Harrier pilots. After delivery of the sole TAV-8B of the Spanish Navy in June 2001, Spanish Harrier pilots can receive their training at NAS Rota. But Spanish Harrier pilots in the making still have to travel to the United States as all initial flight training is conducted with the T-34 Mentor and T-45 Goshawk training squadrons of the US Navy. Four EAV-8B Day Attack Harriers continue to operate next to the EAV-8B+ variants with 9 Escuadrilla, although the Spanish Navy is looking into a small upgrade of these aircraft. This upgrade would not give them the AN/APG-65 radar of the EAV-8B+, but would include the F402-RR-408 engine and some of the targeting systems.

HK Cessna 182 RC airplane Flight and CRASH!

May 15, 2011


I was flying my little Hobby King Cessna 182 after work one day and had Michael flim a little on the sony Bloggie. We are in a church parking lot down the street with TONS of trees and light poles, I fly there a lot even though 1 tree already ATE my Starmax F35, (it is glued back together and still flying as well though) This video is completely UNEDITED. My favorite part is when he says , “it’s like the trade center” well not quite.. Unfortunatly he missed the wing slowly flipping down after the crash. still good footage though. I have the plane epoxied back together and it looks great, I will give it a test flight soon but I’m sure she is as good as new, you gotta love foamies.