German Air Force Panavia Tornado

June 8, 2011


German Tornados (IDS, JaBog 33) at their low-altitude flight training in Goose Bay, Canada.

L-15 Advanced Jet Trainer Chengdu J-10 china military force ??

July 15, 2010


?????2009?06?15?:???????????????6?The L-15 Falcon advanced jet trainer is being developed by Nanchang-based Hongdu Aviation Industry Group (HAIG). The development programme was reportedly assisted by Russian Yokovlev OKB. The first prototype made its maiden flight on 13 March 2006, and the second prototype #03 first flew on 10 May 2008. The aircraft is designed to provide pilot training for the third-generation fighters such as Su-27, Su-30, J-10, and J-11. The L-15 is a direct rival to the Guizhou Aircraft Industry Co. (GAIC) JiaoLian-9 in competition for the PLAAF’s next-generation advanced trainer aircraft. HAIG unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its L-15 advanced lead-in trainer (LIFT) in the 2004 Zhuhai air show. Powered by two DV-2F or AI-222K-25F turbofan engines with afterburner, the L-15 has many features of third-generation fighters, such as digital quadruple fly-by-wire (FBW), glass cockpit, and hands-on-throttle-and-stick (HOTAS) flight control. The aerodynamic performance of the aircraft is enhanced by its large leading edge extensions (LEX) design, which gives a maximum angle of attack of 30°. This feature is highly useful when trying to simulate the manoeuvres of advanced third-generation fighters such as the J-10 and J-11. With the L-15, student pilots will be able to complete mission flight training and advanced combat training for the third-generation fighters such as J-10 and J-11, as well as complete all basic jet flight training

Earl Kingman at US Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio

June 28, 2010


Earl Kingman served as navigator aboard the very same B-66 aircraft that is now on display at the. US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. He was also a navigotor on a C-124 cargo plane similar to the one on display there. Earl recalls his experiences aboard both aircraft.

Dropship United Peace Force Flight Training

May 12, 2010


Dropship’ for the PS2. Flight training session. I left autopilot on because I was lazy, otherwise you can manually control landing in the zone markers. Cool camera angle though.

Commemorative Air Force Museum

March 28, 2010


The Arizona Wing is the home of Sentimental Journey, the most authentically restored B-17 Flying today. Warbirds from WWII through Vietnam are also on display. Memorabilia from WWII can also be viewed. Warbird flights available, or shop at our gift shop. Open daily, admission fee. Visit us today or to plan your event at our meeting facility.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport: Williams Air Force Base, Phoenix, Arizona, Federal Aviation Administration, Allegiant Air, General Aviation

March 15, 2010

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Low flying plane in New york city 4/27/09 RAW VIDEO (ABC)

May 14, 2009

NEW YORK (WABC) — A photo shoot involving an Air Force aircraft and a fighter jet led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan Monday.

For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low. The exercise involved an F-16 escorting the plane, a Boeing 747, over Battery Park City and up the Hudson River. Some reports quoted an administration official who said the purpose of the photo op was to update file photos of the president’s plane near the Lady Liberty.

The large plane is the military version of the 747 and is the type of plane the president uses to fly. When he is aboard, the plane is referred to as Air Force One.

The head of White House Military Office apologized for the incident late Monday.

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” said Louis Caledra. “While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

President Obama was apparently not informed of the flight. When he learned what happened, sources said Obama was furious.

The maneuver was coordinated in advance with the FAA and state and local officials.

The Defense Department “coordinated the flight with FAA,” FAA spokeman Jim Peters said, “and we made the notifications to the city of New York, as well as the 311 and 911 centers, the NYPD, New Jersey State Police and various operations centers in the New York area.”

City officials were notified, but not the general public.

“The flight of a VC-25 aircraft and F-16 fighters this morning was authorized by the FAA for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it, but to direct any inquiries to the FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinator,” a police statement read.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is furious that the federal government flew the planes near Ground Zero. Bloomberg says the flyover so near the World Trade Center site showed “poor judgment” and was insensitive. He says he is furious that the NYPD and another city agency were notified last week, but did not tell him.

If he had known, Bloomberg says he would have tried to stop it.

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NEW YORK (WABC) — A photo shoot involving an Air Force aircraft and a fighter jet led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan Monday.

For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low.

But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the plane in front of national landmarks.
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The exercise involved an F-16 escorting the plane, a Boeing 747, over Battery Park City and up the Hudson River. Some reports quoted an administration official who said the purpose of the photo op was to update file photos of the president’s plane near the Lady Liberty.

The large plane is the military version of the 747 and is the type of plane the president uses to fly. When he is aboard, the plane is referred to as Air Force One.

The head of White House Military Office apologized for the incident late Monday.

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” said Louis Caledra. “While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

President Obama was apparently not informed of the flight. When he learned what happened, sources said Obama was furious.

City officials were notified, but not the general public.

“The flight of a VC-25 aircraft and F-16 fighters this morning was authorized by the FAA for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it, but to direct any inquiries to the FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinator,” a police statement read.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is furious that the federal government flew the planes near Ground Zero. Bloomberg says the flyover so near the World Trade Center site showed “poor judgment” and was insensitive. He says he is furious that the NYPD and another city agency were notified last week, but did not tell him.

If he had known, Bloomberg says he would have tried to stop it.

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F-16 Intercepts Jet & Turboprop Legally Flying Through MOA

January 6, 2009

When two GA pilots, one flying a Pilatus PC-12 and the other in a Beechcraft Premier jet, encountered an F-16 in a Military Operations Area used by Luke Air Force Base in Arizona last March, they had to take abrupt, evasive maneuvers to avoid the military jet. The incident, after it was http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/F16EncounterAngersPilots_197487-1.html first reported in AVwebFlash, set off a lively debate among pilots on AVweb’s http://www.avweb.com/blogs/insider/AVwebInsiderBlog_IfYouCantHandleMigs_F16s_MOAs_197505-1.html blog about the wisdom of flying in MOAs, and prompted an in-depth report in our sister publication, Aviation Safety. This week, AOPA obtained a http://www.aopa.org/flightplanning/articles/2008/080707f-16.html video clip from the FAA showing the radar screen during the encounter, and also the voice tape from Air Traffic Control. The F-16 pilot has been reprimanded, and Luke officials told AOPA they will alter their training program to encourage their pilots to avoid similar encounters in the future. In a http://www.avweb.com/podcast/podcast/197492-1.html?kw=RelatedStory podcast interview with AVweb, PC-12 pilot Patrick McCall said his TCAS activated about 10 a.m. that day while he was cruising at 16,500 feet (VFR with flight following) and he had to dive his aircraft as the target kept closing on him. The target followed him in the dive and when McCall leveled at about 14,000 feet, he was amazed by the view from his side window. “I then looked to my left side of the aircraft and saw an F16 aircraft off of my left wing,” he said in a written report sent to the FAA. “The F16 was no more than 20 feet off of my left wing.”

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