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    Boeing AH-64D Apache Helicopter Systems check
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    Published on Aug 27, 2016
    Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg 169th Fighter Wing

    Sergeant Dustin Martin (black gloves) and Private 1st Class Michael Bouknight (green gloves) use dummy rounds to test the weapons systems on a Boeing AH-64D Apache Helicopter from D. Co. 1st of the 151st ARB, SCARNG. An ammunition handling check is done periodically to check the onboard weapons systems to include the 30mm M230 E1 Automatic Gun, the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile and the Hydra 70 Rocket. (U.S. Air National Guard Video by Master Sgt. Carl Clegg/Released)
     
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    Refueling Gigantic Aircraft Carriers With Millions $ of Oil
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    Published on Aug 27, 2016
    Sailors and Marines conduct a replenishment at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.


    Video Credit: Vanessa David, Joshua Haiar, Derek Harkins and US Navy ,Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

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    Identification Of Japanese Type 96 & 97 Aircraft - 1942 Education Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
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    Published on Aug 28, 2016
    Training film from the 1940s designed to teach American pilots and ground crews how to identify Japanese pursuit planes by their prominent features. The film gives views of the aircraft models from all aspects, and discusses performance, structure and armament. It then contrasts the American P-36 with the Japanese 96 and 97.

    WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
     
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    Awesome Sunrise Spotting at FRA - Planes at dawn
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    Published on Aug 28, 2016
    Stunning aircraft approaching Frankfurt at daybreak - awesome view backlit by the dawn and after sunrise. Filmed on Aug. 11, 2016
     
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    F-35C Carrier Evaluation USS George Washington (CVN-73)
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    Published on Aug 28, 2016
    Video Credit: USS George Washington (CVN-73)

    F-35C Lightning II carrier variants, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's F-35C Fleet replacement squadron, conduct flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VX-23 is conducting its third and final developmental test (DT-III) phase of the F-35C. VFA-101 is conducting its first carrier qualifications with the aircraft. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Price and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Sipe)
     
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    U.S. NAVY 1950s GUIDED MISSILE HISTORY WWI & WWII DRONES & MISSILES 43474 USNA
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    This rare U.S. Navy film focuses on early research into pilotless aircraft, drones and missile systems, and shows some truly obscure weapons in use. At mark 0:55 the Kettering Flying Bug experiments are shown. These were failures at first as seen at mark 1:30, but in October 1919, this flying torpedo was successfully launched at mark 1:34. At mark 1:53 is the disarmament conference which followed WWI. The post-war period economies were bad, and hampered research and development of guided missiles. As years passed, great strides were made in the development of aircrafts and also progress in field of electronics which makes it possible to fly aircrafts remotely.

    At mark 2:20 is the first U.S. Navy aircraft to be flown with remote control equipment, as a target drone (n.b. the British flew similar drones prior to the USA developing one). This gives room for acquiring more information, and by 1939, more compact cheaply produced target drones became available as seen at mark 2:50, with the Radioplane OQ-2. At mark 3:10, is a simulation with remote control crafts. Remote controls are then applied to glider bombs called glombs as seen at mark 3:44. Such a missile can be guided from a plane several miles away. They had disadvantages as seen at mark 4:34. At mark 4:52, some modifications are made from which the "Bug" is launched on an automobile as seen at mark 5:02. The missile’s television camera enabled the bomb director to fly it as if he was actually in it. The speed of 180miles/hr was possible but with expensive and cumbersome equipments, it’s not been operational but experiences about launching and remote control were gained.

    A new modified missile drone is seen at mark 6:05. With all the controls it has been used successfully used in France and some German cities. But this drone also has 3 disadvantages as seen at mark 6:33. At mark 6:56 is a new improvement called the Bat. Its 10ft long and has a large weight. At mark 7:30, the drone is air launched which continues homing the missiles to the target area allowing the aircrafts to leave the area immediately after launching as seen at mark 7:40. This is the first automatically guided missile of the guide bomb type and has record many use and relevance. A new development called AZON is seen at mark 8:14 with a free falling bomb. Movable radio activated control services are substituted here as seen at mark 8:30. At mark 9:05, it’s been launched. Flair is seen which helps to guide the bomb to its target. The AZON bomb also has its own disadvantages as seen at mark 9:50.

    Beginning at about 10:18, the use of "Weary Willy" aircraft is seen as part of Project Option, and its counterparts Operation Anvil and Operation Aphrodite. Here, bombers stuffed with TNT replace are flown by remote control into enemy targets. Guidance is made from a radio in an accompanying craft. It is been launched at mark 11:01.some of these machines was dispatched against German installations in France where they record slight degrees of success. Intense gunfire makes it vulnerable as seen at mark 11:23.

    At mark 11:46 the German efforts are shown at Peenemünde a site in Germany where secret research and development of guided missiles are done in the 1936 era. Here the German scientist produced the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket. At mark 12:27, the V-1 is launched. At mark 12:38 is evidence that the B-1 was an effective weapon. At mark 13:00, the first B-2 was launched against England in September 1944. The Germans too experienced failures as seen at mark 13:12. The length of the missile is seen at mark 13:30. At mark 14:47, the American model JB-2 is seen. Much progress have been made and as result of past experience implemented with constant research the missiles have been developed through time.

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    Elephants and a Cessna Caravan at FlightSafety Wichita, Pilot Vlog 82
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    Pilot Vlog 82. This is my last day at FlightSafety International Wichita, Ks. I was attending a Cessna 208 Caravan recurrent class. My classmate Patrick, a Cessna Caravan pilot from Uganda was showing me video of elephants that he’s seen as he was working. Thanks for allowing me to use the video Patrick. Once the class was over I fly back to the Spirit of Saint Louis airport and get my first night landing in this impressive aircraft.
     
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    B-1 B-2 B-52 Operations Tower View Andersen AFB
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    Video by Senior Airman Robert Mason Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

    B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, and B-52 Stratofortress launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation, Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations.
     
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    Vietnam War, 1963: USAF Participation in Southeast Asia July-December 1963 US Air Force; SFP-436
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    Published on Aug 30, 2016
    Vietnam War playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

    more at http://news.quickfound.net/intl/vietn...

    Overview of US Air Force activities in Vietnam and Thailand in the second half of 1963.

    USAF film SFP-436.

    Public domain film from the US Air Force, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam...

    ...U.S. officials began discussing the possibility of a regime change during the middle of 1963. The United States Department of State was generally in favor of encouraging a coup, while the Defense Department favored Diệm. Chief among the proposed changes was the removal of Diệm's younger brother Nhu, who controlled the secret police and special forces and was seen as the man behind the Buddhist repression and more generally the architect of the Ngô family's rule. This proposal was conveyed to the U.S. embassy in Saigon in Cable 243.

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was in contact with generals planning to remove Diệm. They were told that the United States would not oppose such a move nor punish the generals by cutting off aid. President Diệm was overthrown and executed, along with his brother, on 2 November 1963. When he was informed, Maxwell Taylor remembered that Kennedy "rushed from the room with a look of shock and dismay on his face." He had not anticipated Diệm's murder. The U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge, invited the coup leaders to the embassy and congratulated them. Ambassador Lodge informed Kennedy that "the prospects now are for a shorter war". Kennedy wrote Lodge a letter congratulating him for "a fine job."

    Following the coup, chaos ensued. Hanoi took advantage of the situation and increased its support for the guerrillas. South Vietnam entered a period of extreme political instability, as one military government toppled another in quick succession. Increasingly, each new regime was viewed by the communists as a puppet of the Americans; whatever the failings of Diệm, his credentials as a nationalist (as Robert McNamara later reflected) had been impeccable.

    U.S military advisors were embedded at every level of the South Vietnamese armed forces. They were however criticized for ignoring the political nature of the insurgency. The Kennedy administration sought to refocus U.S. efforts on pacification and "winning over the hearts and minds" of the population. The military leadership in Washington, however, was hostile to any role for U.S. advisors other than conventional troop training. General Paul Harkins, the commander of U.S. forces in South Vietnam, confidently predicted victory by Christmas 1963. The CIA was less optimistic, however, warning that "the Viet Cong by and large retain de facto control of much of the countryside and have steadily increased the overall intensity of the effort"...

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    ...The USAF was heavily deployed during the Vietnam War. The first bombing raids against North Vietnam occurred in 1964, following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In March 1965, a sustained bombing campaign began, code-named Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign's purpose was to destroy the will of the North Vietnamese to fight, destroy industrial bases and air defenses, and to stop the flow of men and supplies down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, while forcing North Vietnam into peace negotiations. The USAF dropped more bombs in all combat operations in Vietnam during the period 1965-68 than it did during World War II, and the Rolling Thunder campaign lasted until the U.S. presidential election of 1968. Except for heavily damaging the North Vietnamese economy and infrastructure, Rolling Thunder failed in its political and strategic goals.

    The USAF also played a critical role in defeating the Easter Offensive of 1972. The rapid redeployment of fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft help the South Vietnamese Army repel the invasion. Operation Linebacker demonstrated to both the North and South Vietnamese that even without significant U.S. Army ground forces, the United States could still influence the war. The air war for the United States ended with Operation Linebacker II, also known as the "Christmas Bombings." These helped to finalize the Paris peace negotiations...
     
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    The BUFF At Red Flag
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    Published on Aug 31, 2016
    Video by Airman 1st Class Christina Ensley and William Lewis
    99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

    Red flag 16-3
     
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    Flight VLOG - Single Pilot Emergency Landings
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    Published on Sep 2, 2016
    Join me at Simcom in Orlando, FL as we take off in a TBM850 and get surprised by a few emergencies. Proud to officially announce ForeFlight and Bose as sponsors of the channel. Be sure to check them out and tell them Steveo sent you!

    https://www.foreflight.com/

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    Army Helicopters & Fixed Wing Aircraft: "Wings at the Tree Tops" 1964 US Army; "The Big Picture"
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    Published on Sep 2, 2016
    Helicopter & VTOL Aircraft playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/aviatio...

    'Above the battlefields of World War II, the simple Piper Cub aircraft served as an observation platform for the adjustment of artillery fire, and the concept of Army Aviation as part of the ground combat team was born. Since then, the aircraft which help the fighting man do his job have become more sophisticated, more rugged, and more powerful. "Wings at the Tree Tops" have given the soldier a dimension of mobility which his foot-slogging brothers of twenty years ago would have found unbelievable.'

    Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound.

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_S...

    The United States Army Aviation Branch is the administrative organization within the United States Army responsible for doctrine, manning and configuration for all aviation units.

    After the United States Army Air Corps grew into the Army Air Forces and split into the new service, the United States Air Force, the Army was left with its sole fixed-wing aviation units flying L-2 observation planes for artillery units. The Army would develop a new concept of aviation using the helicopter that would show promise during the Korean War and would truly revolutionize warfare during the Vietnam War...

    Birth of Army Aviation (1942)

    Following a final series of experiments with organic Army spotter aircraft conducted in 1942, the Secretary of War ordered the establishment of organic air observation for field artillery—hence the birth of modern Army Aviation—on 6 June 1942. It was this new World War II-era phenomenon with its few small single-engine spotter planes, organic Army Aviation, that eventually evolved into today’s Army Aviation Branch.

    Organic Army Aviation first entered into combat in November 1942 on the coast of North Africa. During World War II, L-4 Grasshoppers and a few larger L-5 Sentinels were used to adjust artillery fire, gather intelligence, support naval bombardment, direct bombing missions, and perform other functions. Most training of both pilots and mechanics was conducted by the Department of Air Training within the Field Artillery School at Post Field, Okla., although the Army Air Forces conducted some primary training of organic Army Aviation personnel.

    After the creation of the Army Air Forces, the Army Ground Forces retained the use of light aircraft for artillery forward observation and reconnaissance in June 1942. When the United States Air Force was established as a separate service in 1947, the Army developed its light planes and rotary wing aircraft to support its ground operations. The Korean War and Vietnam War proved the growing capabilities of these aviation assets to perform a variety of missions not covered by the Air Force.

    The Korean War provided new challenges and opportunities for Army Aviation. Organic Army Aviation had acquired its first helicopters, thirteen H-13 Sioux, in 1947, shortly before the U.S. Air Force became independent of the Army. In Korea, the Army employed the O-1 Bird Dog and other improved fixed wing planes, but also helicopters...

    The “Howze Board,” or “Tactical Mobility Requirements Board,” was established in 1962 to develop and test the concept of air mobility... recommendations were tested by the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965. In 1965, the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) was organized and sent to Vietnam, where it repeatedly demonstrated the validity of the airmobile concept in actual combat...

    The most widely used helicopter, the UH-1 Iroquois, or Huey, began to arrive in Vietnam in significant numbers in 1964. Before the end of the conflict, more than 5,000 of these versatile aircraft were introduced into Southeast Asia. They were used for medical evacuation, command and control, air assault; personnel and materiel transport; and gunships. The AH-1 Cobra arrived in 1967 to partially replace the Huey in its gun ship capacity. Other important helicopters in Vietnam included the CH-47 Chinook, the OH-6 Cayuse, the OH-58 Kiowa, and the CH-54 Tarhe...

    New or radically modified aircraft were adopted from the late 1970s into the mid-1980s. These included the UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache, D-model of the CH-47 Chinook, and OH-58D version of the Kiowa...
     
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    The Navy's Blue Angels (Grumman F11F Tiger)
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    Published on Sep 2, 2016
    Robert Taylor narrates this 1950's film on the Navy's Blue Angels

    From Wikipedia: The Grumman F11F Tiger was a supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s. Originally designated the F11F Tiger in April 1955 under the pre-1962 Navy designation system, it was redesignated as F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

    The F11F/F-11 was used by the Blue Angels flight team from 1957–1969. Grumman Aircraft Corporation made 200 Tigers, with the last aircraft being delivered to the U.S. Navy on 23 January 1959.
     
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    A Day Out At Volk Field
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    Published on Sep 1, 2016
    Video by Staff Sgt. Tarelle Walker 33rd Fighter Wing/Public Affairs

    Members of the 58th Fighter Squadron and F-35A's from Eglin AFB, Florida traveled to Volk Field, Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin to participate in exercise Northern Lightning, the DoD's largest F-35 deployment.
     
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    US Made Vs British Made Aircraft: Eurofighter, F-16, B1, C-130, Tornado, etc.. Flying Together
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    Published on Sep 1, 2016
    U.S. Air Force KC-135 crew members Air Refueling Squadron, refuel a B-1 Lancer, C-130 Hercules, RAF GR-4 Tornado, a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail and a RAF Eurofighter Typhoon during a large training exercise.

    Video Also include footage of Canadian air force aircraft.

    Video Credit: Robert Kingery, natochannel and Eric Mann ,Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

    Thumbnail Credit: Jonathan Stefanko , Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive
     
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    The LARGEST RC HELICOPTER in the US Military KMAX Unmanned Helicopter
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    Published on Sep 3, 2016
    The KMAX Unmanned Military Transport Helicopter has to be the largest RC Helicopter in the US Military.
    For the past decade coalition forces have been faced with the danger of close combat and improvised explosive devices. These dangers make ground travel and re-supply missions difficult and risky for troops on the ground. In an effort to reduce the risks the Marine Corps has enlisted the assistance of the K-Max helicopter, an unmanned aircraft system or U-A-S.

    Video Description Credit: Cpl. Elizabeth Gleason Edited by ArmedForcesUpdate

    Video Credits: Sgt. Justin Boling, Cpl. Gregory Moore, Sgt. Travis Gershaneck, Cpl. Reba James and Lance Cpl. Hannah Carlson

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    US AirForce Rents Gigantic Soviet Made Cargo Plane: US C-5 Galaxy and Soviet Made AN-124 in Action
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    First part of the video shows a CH-53 Helicopter being unloaded from a US Air-Force Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.
    Second part of the video shows a soviet designed (and today produced in Ukraine ) Antonov An-124 (registered in Russia) rents by the US Air-Force to deliver a KC-130J flight simulator to the the US Marine Corps.

    Video Credit: Kirstin Merrimarahajara, Pedro Jimenez, Calvin Hilt, ,Waiyan Tin. Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

    Thumbnail Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Us... , under Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. Modified by Daily Military Defense & Archive
     
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    Flying The B 24 - 4 Engine Land Bomber (2nd Series)
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    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and some initial models were laid down as export models designated as various LB-30s, in the Land Bomber design category.

    At its inception, the B-24 was a modern design featuring a highly efficient shoulder-mounted, high aspect ratio Davis wing. The wing gave the Liberator a high cruise speed, long range and the ability to carry a heavy bomb load. Early RAF Liberators were the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a matter of routine. However, the type was difficult to fly and had poor low speed performance. It also had a lower ceiling and was less robust than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. While aircrews tended to prefer the B-17, General Staff favored the B-24, and procured it for a wide variety of roles.[4]

    The B-24 was used extensively in World War II. It served in every branch of the American armed forces, as well as several Allied air forces and navies, and saw use in every theater of operations. Along with the B-17, the B-24 was the mainstay of the US strategic bombing campaign in the Western European theater. Due to its range, it proved useful in bombing operations in the Pacific, including the bombing of Japan. Long range anti-submarine Liberators played an instrumental role in closing the Mid-Atlantic Gap in the Battle of the Atlantic. The C-87 transport derivative served as a longer range, higher capacity counterpart to the Douglas C-47 Skytrain.

    The B-24 was produced in very large numbers. At nearly 19,000 units, with over 8,000 manufactured by Ford Motor Company, it holds the distinction of being the most produced heavy bomber in history, the most produced multi-engine aircraft in history and the most-produced American military aircraft.

    At the end of World War II, the Liberator had been surpassed by more modern types such as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The type was rapidly phased out of US service, although the PB4Y-2 Privateer derivative carried on in service with the US Navy in the Korean War.

    Two B-24s, one LB-30B (contract version of AAF B-24A) and one Liberator V (Lend Lease B-24J) representing a B-24H, are airworthy as of 2016.
     
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    US Military used MADE IN RUSSIA transport Aircraft
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    U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, received a new KC-130J flight simulator Aug. 2, 2016. The new simulator will be installed in the base Operational Training Complex along with future simulators making it the largest OTC in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Waiyan Tin)

    Video Description Credit: Cpl. Waiyan Tin

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    EA-6B And F/A-18 Air Refueling
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    Video by Staff Sgt. Nyx Nieves Lopez U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs

    The 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron refueling a Navy F/A-18 Hornet and EA-6B Prowler over Afghanistan.
     
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    The Fighting Pilot (1935)
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    An inventor develops a new type of aircraft. A crooked businessman attempts to buy it but the inventor refuses to sell it to him whereupon the rejected businessman and his henchmen steals the plane and its blueprint.
     
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    Downtown With The Jetranger
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    1970's Bell Textron promo video for the Jetranger
     
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    Cessna Citation Santa Monica Takeoff and National Aviation Day, Pilot Vlog 83
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    Pilot vlog 83. The morning starts as we check out of the Hotel MDR Marina Del Rey Hilton doubletree and preflight the Cessna Citation XLS for the flight back to Spirit of Saint Louis Airport. Today is National aviation day and the Atlantic Aviation SMO has set out a nice spread of cookies to celebrate We takeoff from Santa Monica and cross two lines of storms to Saint Louis where we drop of the passengers and do a quick turn and takeoff for a ten minute flight to the Alton Regional airport. I then get a one way rental cart and drive to Chicago.
     
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    AWESOME POWER !!! US Navy F-18 Aircraft taking off from Aircraft Carrier
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    A great cockpit view video of the US Navy F-18 Aircraft taking off from aircraft carrier.
    FORT STEWART, Ga. – The AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade along with field artillery from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery teamed with Marine F/A-18 Hornet pilots of the Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31 to deliver deadly accurate fire during Joint Air Attack Team training on Fort Stewart May 22.

    The JAAT was part of the two week Falcon Focus training exercise where the 3rd CAB is validating Soldier skills and mission command systems for future operations around the world.

    Staff Sgt. Trevor Swords, Troop B, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team has conducted JAAT training in a war zone and observed the impacts from the observation post.

    “A JAAT is a term used when you are massing fires on an objective or series of targets within close proximity of one another using different assets,” Swords said. “Today we are having 155mm Howitzers engaging targets simultaneously with a F/A-18 from the Marine Corps all at the same time, we have AH-64 Apaches engaging with rockets and 30mm rounds.”

    An MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system from Company E, 3rd CAB guided artillery along with providing the targeting laser for Hellfire anti-tank missiles fired by Apache Helicopters.

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Barry Galinger, brigade fire support officer, 3rd CAB spoke of the added benefit the training provides for the future battlefield.

    “The benefit of the joint training is you never know where you’re at, and you never know who’s going to be there for you when you’re out in combat,” Galinger said. “Identifying these types of training events and working together we get comfortable, so we know who’s up there, and we know how they’re going to react for us when we need timely fire.”

    After the training, 3rd CAB commander, Col. Jeffrey Becker commented on how he felt everything went.

    “Not only did that Joint Air Attack Team training event include all the components of the joint force, it absolutely showed the capability of combining the manned unmanned system and a maneuver team of AH-64D Apaches and MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV,” Becker said. “The aircraft maneuvered as part of the JAAT to find and destroy the enemy armor formation that was moving our way. It was highly effective and highly lethal.”

    Becker said this is key in today’s military where we need to maximize the value of our training dollar. The training is also important as the unit prepares for a War Fighter training exercise later this year.

    “This training exercise has proven that the combat aviation brigade is an enormous part of a divisions maneuver capabilities with the speed, flexibility, mobility and lethality that we bring to bear with the systems that we employ,” Becker said.

    Video Description Credit: Spc. Scott Lindblom

    Video Credit: Senior Airman Austin Willhoit and Lt. Micheal Reilly

    Thumbnail Credit: SAC Ben Stevenson This file is licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0 (OGL).https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d... Photo Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     
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    Russian Masterpiece Mil Mi-26 Picks Up A NATO CH-47 Chinook.
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    Russian Masterpiece Mil Mi-26 Picks Up A NATO CH-47 Chinook.

    Mil Mi-26 is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter. Its product code is izdeliye 90. Operated by both military and civilian operators, it is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into series production.

    General characteristics
    • Crew: Five– 2 pilots, 1 navigator, 1 flight engineer, 1 flight technician
    • Capacity:
    o 90 troops or 60 stretchers
    o 20,000 kg cargo (44,090 lb)
    • Length: 40.025 m (131 ft 3¾ in) (rotors turning)
    • Rotor diameter: 32.00 m (105 ft 0 in)
    • Height: 8.145 m (26 ft 8¾ in)
    • Disc area: 804.25 m2 (8,656.8 ft²)
    • Empty weight: 28,200 kg (62,170 lb)
    • Loaded weight: 49,600 kg (109,350 lb)
    • Max. takeoff weight: 56,000 kg (123,450 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Lotarev D-136 turboshafts, 8,500 kW (11,399 shp) each
    Performance
    • Maximum speed: 295 km/h (159 kt, 183 mph)
    • Cruise speed: 255 km/h (137 kt, 158 mph)
    • Range: 1,920 km (with auxiliary tanks)
    • Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,100 ft)

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    Feeding Powerful Gatling Gun With Thousand 20mm Rounds + Missiles Loading: F-15 Resupply Training
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    Airmen from the USAF train to load several F-15 Eagles with missiles and 20 mm training rounds during a large training exercise.

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    Allied Air Campaign Over German-held Europe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945
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    Published on Sep 10, 2016

    This film is a United States Army Air Forces documentary that covers the Allied (USAAF and RAF) air campaign over German-occupied Europe during the World War 2, which aimed to eliminate the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe) and Germany's industrial capacity. The air raids of Rouen, Schweinfurt, Ploesti, Bremen and Berlin are shown. The film features many aircraft including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-26 Marauder, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang.

    Allied Air Campaign Over German-held Europe | World War 2 Documentary | 1945

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    US Air Force makes a SHOW OF FORCE to show the world who is boss
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    The US Air Force puts on an impressive show of force for the world to see. MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. -- The 305th Air Mobility Wing completed its first ‘Elephant Walk’ in nearly five years, launching all 12 KC-10 Extenders on the ramp, one right after the other, in a 30-minute time period here, Dec. 20.

    The ‘Elephant Walk’ is a display of air power showcasing the 305th AMW’s contributions to the Air Mobility Commands.

    Air refuelers are the lifeline of global reach, increasing range, payload and flexibility. Air Force tankers can also refuel Navy, Marine and NATO aircraft and have an inherent cargo-carrying capability.

    “With our high operations tempo and the recent events in Libya, we have been stretched thin, leaving little time to train,” said Lt. Col. Jimmy Shaw, 305th Operations Group deputy commander.”Fortunately the Air Mobility Command is rotating through the tanker units providing us a couple of weeks to focus our efforts on training, maintenance and family.”

    An ‘Elephant Walk’ is a fundamental training element when preparing for global strike missions.

    “Being able to support a Global Strike Mission is one of our core competencies,” said Col. John Roscoe, 305th OG commander. “It is vital we are able to perform this mission so we can support Global Strike Missions and ultimately the war on terrorism.”

    Global Strike Missions consist of large formations of aircraft flying long distances to reach strategic targets. Tankers, such as the KC-10, launch in large groups to provide an aerial “gas station” for formations. The flying fuel tanks will create a layered affect flying at different altitudes to allow maximum off loading at minimum risk.

    “Practicing complex missions such as large-formation refueling makes us just that much better and more capable in situations where we may be called upon,” said Shaw. “The short break from our high operations tempo made today a perfect opportunity to train for such missions.”

    The ‘Elephant Walk’ required 160 airmen from the 305th operations and maintenance groups to work a total of three shifts to complete the mission. One crew prepared all the aircraft the night before, while another crew did all the necessary inspections and last-minute duties. The final crew completed all the recovery and post-mission tasks once the aircraft returned to base.

    Reserve airmen from the 514th Air Mobility Wing also participated, flying four of the 12 Extenders and providing aircraft maintenance support. The Total Force effort to execute the 'Elephant Walk' was indicative of the daily integration that has become routine practice between the 514th AMW and 305th AMW.

    “My role was to make sure the maintainers had the tools to get the aircraft ready and the mission done,” said Chief Master Sgt. Samuel D’urso, 305th OG superintendent. “This is my first ‘Elephant Walk’ training mission here, but I’ve done several in the past.”

    The 305th AMW leadership shuffled manpower and shifted schedules to increase manning by 50 percent during the training mission. The overall planning and execution of the mission took close to a week.

    The mission commander Lt. Col. Erik Simonsen, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron commander said, “The mission was a huge success and we achieved all the objectives we set out. We didn’t do everything perfectly, but really for the first time doing such a large exercise in such a long time I think we achieved a lot. Overall, I think we did really well, everybody pulled together and it was a fantastic exercise of 12 aircraft doing AMCs’ global mission of global reach and global power.”

    'Elephant Walk' is a unique Air Force term introduced during World War II, eventually becoming a part of the Air Force's institutional language. The Army Air Corps' large fleet of bombers would regularly conduct attacks by sorties comprising more than 1,000 aircraft. Observers commented that the nose-to-tail, single-file taxi movements of the heavily-laden bombers paralleled the nose-to-tail trail of lumbering elephants on their way to the next watering hole. The term stuck – and was even used to define maximum aircraft surge operations in Air Force regulations.

    Video Description Credit: Airman 1st Class Dennis Sloan

    Video Credits: Staff Sgt. Ashley Manz, Tech. Sgt. Alexander Farver, Staff Sgt. Michael Schocker, Navy Media Content Services, Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams and Staff Sgt. Rachel Barton

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    Cessna 172: Hillsboro to Astoria and back
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    A quick sightseeing flight with my son in the 172. We had planned to land at Astoria, but the cloud cover was too low so we did a bit of sightseeing and headed back to Hillsboro. This was the first trip with my "wing cam" and it grabbed some pretty good footage...

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    7 Legs, Cessna Caravan and Citation M2 Flight, Pilot Vlog 86
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    Pilot Vlog 86. Six flights in the Cessna Caravan 208 with takeoff and landings and flying The Cessna Citation M2 for the 7th flight that day.
     
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    USE OF AIRPOWER IN WORLD WAR II AIR SUPERIORITY & DOCTRINE TRAINING FILM PART 1 45644
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    Published on Sep 14, 2016
    This fascinating 1956 film "Air Power and Armies" explains the use of airpower in WWII in Europe, describing the strategy and doctrine for the use of aircraft to achieve air superiority. The "strategic air force" presented here is directed against the enemy's economy and industry, through a scientific appraisal of enemy targets, his economy, and ability to produce aircraft. The film shows the use of photo reconnaissance, research, interpretation, and analysis to determine the best kinds of targets for destruction.

    The film begins with scenes on the ground, with enemy supplies and weapons including tanks moving through towards the front. There was nothing much ground force could do, but the Air Force could strike. At mark1:00, supplies are destroyed and the ground troops are left with limited food and ammunition. At mark 2:05, the enemies are short of ammunition, short of food, rest and sleep with no hope of relief for reinforcement. This victory was due to planning prior to the war seen at mark 2:50. Between WWI and WWII, the relationship between air and ground power wasn’t clear. After World War 2, it is seen that air power has a lot of devastating and destruction ability and also with conjunction with land power as seen at mark 3:14.

    At mark 3:50, the result of what happens when both sides have air power is seen. The mission of the strategic air force is the paralysis of the enemy nation which is quite a job as seen at mark 5:30. The best way to achieve this is to strike the centers of industry where war production is located as seen at mark 5:50. These require a plan based on thorough systematic study and information on the enemy industrial system and economy as seen at mark 6:12. Most of the really up to date information comes back on film as seen at mark 7:00. At mark 7:15, there are photo reconnaissance and the pictures is built up into information about enemies weapons, artilleries, tanks and planes as seen at mark 7:40. At mark 8:50, the plan to destroy the steel industry is seen. In Germany, there are various industrial production plants including at mark 9:40, the ball bearing plants, and at mark 9:50 the aircraft engine assembly plants. Destroying these can cause immediate corresponding shortage of fighters on the front line as seen at mark 10:10. One by one, war key industries are wiped off the map as seen at mark 10:30, weapon by weapon the enemy is disarmed.

    The function of the tactical air force is described at mark 10:50. They work in cooperation with the land forces. Their first job is to gain air superiority as seen at mark 11:22. Second is to isolate the battlefield as seen at mark 11:28. Third is seen at mark 11:40 as they join with ground forces. At mark 12:00 is the needs of the air forces to achieve their operation. At mark 12:40 is the chain in command for the operation. At mark 14:00 is the theatre command. The end of this first part of the film shows joint use of tactical and strategic air forces. At mark 22:25, the air and ground force commanders work together under a superior commander. For this they need careful planning and mutual understanding. At mark 23:55, the final battle is seen. The attacks are seen at mark 25:00 and enemies withdraw, then retreat. This coordination of air and land gives the victory. The next part of the film will show the use of this kind of air power at El Alamein (see part 2).

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    USE OF AIRPOWER IN WORLD WAR II AIR SUPERIORITY & DOCTRINE TRAINING FILM PART 2 44624
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    This continuation of the WWII film "Air Power and Armies" examines the use of airpower in WWII in North Africa, beginning with a study of the British position in Libya and Egypt in 1941-42. At 4:25, the events leading up to the Second Battle of El Alamein are described. The impact of tactical and strategic air power on the course of battle is presented in great depth. El Alamein changed the Army Air Corps' approach to the use of air power, producing crushing defeats for the Axis and conclusive victories for the Allies.

    The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October–11 November 1942) was a battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it marked the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign. The First Battle of El Alamein, had prevented the Axis from advancing further into Egypt. In August 1942, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery took command of the Eighth Army following the sacking of General Claude Auchinleck and the death of his replacement Lieutenant-General William Gott in a plane crash.

    The British victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign and ended the Axis threat to Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa. Second El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first big success against the Axis since Operation Crusader in late 1941. The battle coincided with the Allied invasion of French North Africa in Operation Torch, which started on 8 November.

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    VINTAGE PIPER COLT FOOTAGE
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    Some old footage of my 1962 Piper Colt from 1988
     
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    Heavy ATC at DFW, Pilot Vlog 87
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    Pilot Vlog 87. A flight in the Cessna Citation XLS from Spirit of Saint Louis airport to the Dallas Fort Worth airport with lots of Air Traffic control communications between the aircraft and DFW approach.
     
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    SOC CV-22B Osprey Aerial Refueling
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    Aircrew from 15th Special Operations Squadron fly the MC-130H Combat Talon II and conduct tilt-rotor air-to-air refueling with the 8th Special Operations Squadron's CV-22B Osprey's on Sept 7, 2016 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force video by A1C James Merriman)
     
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    New A320 for Lufthansa - RTO at Airbus Plant Hamburg
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    New Airbus A320-214SL for Lufthansa performed RTO (Rejected Takeoff) at Airbus plant Hamburg-Finkenwerder, Germany, on Sep. 9th, 2016. Registration will be D-AIUY, it is MSN 7355.
     
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    US C-17 During Extreme Landing on Dirty Runway + Anti-Aircraft Missile Batteries Rapid Deployment
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    Video showing impressive US Air-Force McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III's cargo planes landings on dirty runway during several US military exercises in US territory. The video also shows the unloading and deployment of MIM-104 Patriot anti-aircraft system by US and Dutch Soldiers.


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    Flying in Its Glory Days – 22 Vintage Photos Captured Air Travel Scenes From Between the 1930s to 1950s

    What did the glory days of air travel look like? These vintage photos below show just how glamorous flying was, with champagne, full-on sleeper beds, the works.


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    Waiter service aboard Imperial Airways 'Scylla' during its flight from London to Paris, circa 1935.

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    Passengers enjoying a drink and a game of cards in the cabin of an Imperial Airways plane in 1936.

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    Preparing lunch on the Imperial Airways aeroplane 'Scylla', 19 November 1936.

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    Day cabin of an Imperial Airways flying boat, most likely of the Short Empire class, in August 1936.

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    A sleeping berth on an Imperial Airways aircraft in March 1937.

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    A male flight attendant walks with his arms linked with two female flight attendants in front of a small plane in the 1940's.

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    Stewardess in Le Bourget (Seine-Saint-Denis), about 1945.

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    Baby travels by plane in New York In July 1945.

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    A Douglas DC-3 airliner of Eastern Airlines ('The Great Silver Fleet') seen through the window of a viewing gallery at an airport, circa 1945.

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    Air hostess Patricia Palley attends to passengers in the decorated cabin of a Pan-American air liner over the Atlantic on December 23, 1946.

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    19th January 1950: Trainee air hostess, Claire Swan, during a training session in a BOAC mock aircraft.

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    A female instructor stands at a chalkboard, pointing to a chalk diagram of an airplane while female students take notes at their desks during a stewardess training school, 1950.

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    Luggage being unloaded from airplane, circa 1950s.

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    Luggage being unloaded from airplane, circa 1950s.

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    Luggage being unloaded from airplane, circa 1950s.

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    A Pan American World Airways flight attendant preparing in-flight meals in the galley of an airliner, circa 1950.

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    A bus in the bus docks at New York's East Side Airlines Terminal. The docks are open on one side to permit exhaust fumes to escape, circa 1955.

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    Passengers checking in at New York's East Side Airlines Terminal, circa 1955.

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    Passengers checking in their baggage at New York's East Side Airlines Terminal, circa 1955.

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    Passengers checking in their baggage at New York's East Side Airlines Terminal, circa 1955.

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    New York's East Side Airlines Terminal which operates on a 24 hour basis to provide transportation to every flight leaving from the city's various airports, around 1955.

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    A TWA pilot and stewardess greets the passengers coming off the plane, ca.1950s, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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    DOWN TO THE WIRE U.S. NAVY AVIATION CADET AIRCRAFT CARRIER TRAINING FILM 45744
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    Directed by Jerry Hartleben, who's had a long career as a documentary filmmaker, and shot by award winning cinematographer Conrad Buff, "Down to the Wire" is a portrait of naval aviation cadets struggling to receive their carrier wings circa 1970. To become qualified as a carrier jet pilot, a variety of tasks must be mastered from "touch-and-go's" on land to that first hairy carrier landing at sea. The famed Essex class carrier USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", appears in the film. By the end of the film, these cadets are on their way to earning their Naval Aviator ratings.

    The aircraft shown in the film are the North American T-2 Buckeye. They were the United States Navy's intermediate training aircraft, intended to introduce U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Student Naval Aviators and Student Naval Flight Officers to jets. It entered initial service in 1959, and was replaced by the McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk in 2008.

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