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    Will Fly For Pizza and a Haircut, Cessna Citation XLS DFW Takeoff, Pilot Vlog 88
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    Published on Sep 19, 2016
    Pilot Vlog 88. A flight in the Cessna Citation XLS from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport to the Spirit of Saint Louis airport. The takeoff and landing with some of the ATC radio communications is included in the video. Once I'm back in O'fallon, Missouri I stop at the Four Seasons Barber Shop to get my hair cut.
     
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    B-1 B-52 Arrive In Ostrava For NATO Days
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    Published on Sep 20, 2016
    Video by Staff Sgt. John Archiquette American Forces Network Europe

    A US Air Force B-1 and B-52 arrive in Ostrava, CZ for NATO Days 2016 and the crew meet with local children
     
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    Largest F-35 Deployment Ever Made: Billions Dollars of Planes in Action + F-18 / AWACS and C-17
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    Published on Sep 20, 2016
    US Fighter Jets participate in exercise Northern Lightning, the largest F-35 deployment ever made.


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    The True Story of the Black Sheep Squadron Documentary
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
     
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    Hump Day Cat Launches - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
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    Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrienne Powers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

    Valiant Shield 2016 - USS Ronald Reagan
     
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    Black Hawk Night Stalker Documentary
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    Black Hawk remains the world's most advanced twin turbine helicopter. It has flown in missions around the world, in every situation imaginable, performing roles from tank-busting to medical evacuation.
     
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    Huey Helicopter Air Armada Documentary
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    The Huey revolutionized U.S. Army tactics and changed the way modern wars were fought.
     
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    Harrier Porn - USS Bataan (LHD-5)
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    Video by Sgt. Matthew Callahan 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Select sequences in 120 and 60 frames per second slow motion video. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Matthew Callahan)

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    Marines and sailors conduct flight deck operations aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) during Amphibious Squadron 8- 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) at sea Sept. 19, 2016
     
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    P 38 Lightning Strikes Documentary
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    The twin-engine P-38 Lightning flew 100 miles per hour faster than any other plane in the Allied fleet, and here you'll see this groundbreaking aircraft from the drawing board to sorties over the Pacific.
     
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    Corsair Pacific Warrior Documentary
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    With its bent wings and long nose, the Corsair was one of the most distinctive planes of WWII.
     
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    POWERFUL !!! US Military AH-64 Apache Military Helicopter Flying
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    Published on Sep 24, 2016
    A great video of US Military AH-64 Apache military helicopter aircraft in live fire exercise. WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii – The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade added 24 advanced multi-role combat helicopters in the form of the AH-64D Apache to its arsenal this past April and celebrated the new capability here June 9.

    The ceremony provided a formal way to welcome the aircraft’s arrival and celebrate the historical event.

    “The purpose of the ceremony is really to recognize two years of work and the unbelievable amount of people that have been making such a day-to-day effort to bring this to fruition,” said Lt. Col. Aaron Martin, Commander of 2nd Squadron, 6th Battalion.

    Martin said that the ceremony also provided the opportunity to recognize all the hard work done by those involved in getting the Apaches here.

    “The Hawaiian local government that has allowed the Apaches to come here to be flying throughout that air space, to the Army aviation branch that has gone and prioritized this squadron in the Pacific to get these, the turning in of the Kiowa Warrior, U.S. Army Pacific’s effort to coordinate all that across not only the National Guard, the Army branch itself,” Martin said. “Within the PACOM Theater of operations this is an added capability we are bringing not only to this island but the entire Pacific region.”

    The addition of the high performance aircraft replaced the OH-58 Kiowa Warriors that were recently retired. The new Apaches are planned to be paired with Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to create an attack and reconnaissance role.

    U.S. Army Capt. Marisa Yarmie, Bravo Troop Company commander, 2nd Squadron, 6th Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, said that the addition of the Apache will increase mission effectiveness.

    “I think the Apache is an aircraft that really tends to lead us toward interoperability not just with the forces on the ground though that is our main mission,” Yarmie said. “I think that with the technology that we have to link in with the unmanned aerial systems… that is something that will really help to increase our reach in the region as well as assist us in working with our joint partners in the Navy, Marines, and Air Force and as well as working with our multinational partners.”

    At the end of the ceremony, military leadership including General Robert Brown, Commander of U.S. Army Pacific, Lt. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, Commander of the 25th Infantry Division, participated in a Hawaiian blessing for the new Apaches.

    Brown also recognized the capability that the Apache brings to the mission but emphasized what he believes is the most important part of the Army’s arsenal.

    “It’s not just the aircraft, but of course you look at [the Apache] and you can’t help but be impressed by the machine,” Brown said. “The Army’s advantage is the people and it’s those pilots in that aircraft. We provide them with the best equipment in the world, the best training in the world, but it’s the people that are our advantage.”

    Video Description Credit: Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal

    Video Credits: Pvt. Javon Spence, Sgt. Ian Kummer, Sgt. Juanenrique Owings, Sgt. Daniel Kujanpaa and Cpl. Sarah Luna

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    Potential Future US Jet Fighter in Action: Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAV
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    Published on Sep 24, 2016
    The Northrop Grumman X-47B is a UCAV prototype currently at the stage of "demonstrator" for the next generation of military drones for the US Navy. It was designed as part of Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike Program (UCLASS) or air robotic surveillance and strike program, to demonstrate the value of the use of various armed US drones combat interconnected in the near future.

    This video include footage of the X-47b during several types of test.

    Video also include footage of a F-35B STOVL practicing landing in a simulated carrier deck during a training exercise.


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    Big Aircraft Engines Full Documentary
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    Gaint Aircraft Engines Full Documentary
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    How to fly 747-400 London to Hong Kong. Full video
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    Published on Sep 15, 2016
    Cathay Pacific 747-400 London to Hong Kong cockpit full video with procedures explaining its captain
     
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    Battle Stations Drop Zone Documentary
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    Published on Sep 25, 2016
    Introduced in 1935, The Douglas DC3 airliner became the standard Allied troop transport and airborne freighter of World War Two. Always in the front line, the 'C-47' made history by delivering the paratroops who spear-headed the invasion of Europe in June 1944, D-Day. Using archive film, color re-enactments and interviews Drop Zone takes you inside the C-47 for its finest hour to re-live the tension of the paratroopers as they prepare to jump into history's 'Longest Day'.
     
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    Will's First Solo
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    High School student Will does his first solo in Blanik L-23 N304MG at Homestead General Airport on Saturday September 24, 2016. (sorry for the sticky panning)
     
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    F-35B Hot Load
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    Video by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Drake, Sgt. Daniel Kujanpaa and Pfc. Jeremiah Naranjo Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Combat Camera

    U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conduct the first ever hot load on the F-35B Lightning II in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-17 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2016. WTI is a seven week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa)
     
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    POWERFUL !!! US Navy f-18 Aircraft Flight Operations Aboard Aircraft Carrier
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    Published on Sep 25, 2016
    A great video of US Navy F-18 aircraft flight operations aboard US Navy 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 Credits: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert J. Baldock, Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Kates, Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Kates, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Liaghat and Petty Officer 2nd Class April Adams

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    Cessna Caravan to Wiley Post and Salina KS, Pilot Vlog 89
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    Pilot Vlog 89. I'm flying the Cessna Caravan to Wiley Post airport, Salina, Ks and back to the Spirit of Saint Louis airport. My flight started a little later in the day so I get a little work done before I takeoff. After landing at PWA the seats are switched for the ones we ordered and I run grab BBQ for lunch. The stop at the Salina airport is a quick turn where I pick up a couple of passengers and then fly back home.
     
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    Cessna 172: Taking some friends on their first flight in a small airplane
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    Took a couple of friends up for a flight from Hillsboro to the Oregon coast and back; it was a beautiful fall day, perfect for flying!


     
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    Battle Stations P 51 Mustang Documentary
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    Designed in 1935 by Reginald Mitchell, the Supermarine Spitfire was a revolutionary fighter aircraft, which proved to be more than a match for its German opponents. In the summer of 1940, at a crucial moment in history, it helped turn the tide of World War Two, by providing Britain's vital air defense during the Battle of Britain.
     
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    Battle Stations Spitfire Squadron Documentary
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    Battle Stations A 10 Tankbuster Documentary
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    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in U.S. aviation history designed specifically for Close Air Support.
     
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    US Food Packet In Flight Individual Vintage MRE Review Military Vietnam Pilot Food
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    Published on Sep 26, 2016
    Get a close up look at this highly under-documented and uncommon U.S. Military Food Ration given to soldiers on long flight missions! This one is from the Vietnam War-Era. Enjoy!
    -Steve
    Also, my good friend and fellow MRE Reviewer, RC Gusto just did a video on some goodies I sent him.. and that man makes some bold eating moves...! Wanna see a super cool video? Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Coe...
     
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    This 270 Millions $ Plane Can Detect Enemy Planes up To 403 Miles Away: Boeing E-3 Sentry in Action
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    Published on Sep 27, 2016
    The U.S. Air Force Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS is derived from the Boeing 707 belongs to the airborne early warning and control plane category.

    A airborne early warning and control (or AEW&C), is a system of radar stations mounted on planes that can monitor a vast air space and serve as command posts for air operations or anti-aircraft fight. This video also shows mid air-refueling performed by a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.




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    Crusader Last of the Gunfighters Documentary
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    The Vought F-8 Crusader began active service in the US Navy in 1962, and went on to become the American aircraft the Russians most feared.
     
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    FA 18 Hornet The Killer Bee Documentary
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    Wings of the Luftwaffe Fighter Attack Documentary
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    Published on Sep 28, 2016
     
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    F 14 Tomcat Defender of the Fleet Documentary
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    It was the foremost air superiority fighter of the Cold War, with continuing service as a fighter-bomber in the Gulf Wars.
     
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    Grumman TBF Avenger Documentary
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    MOST POWERFUL !!! US Military Helicopter Aircraft lifting Heavy Military equipment
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    The Most Powerful helicopters of the US Military lift heavy military equipment. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – In combat, supplies and vehicles are a must and in most cases, they need to be transported fast from one place to another.

    Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 “Flying Tigers” performed an external lift exercise for that purpose aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 20. The exercise consisted of two CH-53E Super Stallions flying to the Camp Pendleton area at different times to transport heavy cargo to various locations.

    “For those that have done it like me, it’s not a difficult task, kind of like a giant claw-grabbing game,” said Cpl. Michael Coager, crew chief with HMH-361 from Tulsa, Okla. “However, for someone’s first time, it can be extremely overwhelming with all the commands from the radio, necessary actions and overall communication within and outside of the helicopter during each lift.”

    The Super Stallions went through four practice lifts. They lifted simulated tanks and Humvees, which is a mission often flown on deployment.

    The simulated vehicles, made from wood to resemble the vehicles, were carefully connected to a single-point hook hanging from the helicopter with the assistance of Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 17 on the ground.

    “The flight was an overall success between everyone,” said Lt. Col. Manlee J. Herrington, commanding officer of HMH-361. “There was smooth communication between those on the aircraft and those on the ground, which was necessary for the exercise.”

    Exercises like these greatly assist the unit’s overall mission readiness in the field. The Flying Tigers and their Super Stallions will be ready when Marines need supplies delivered or heavy extractions performed.

    Video Description Credit: Lance Cpl. Michael Thorn

    Video Credits: Tech. Sgt. Joseph Harwood, Capt. William Leasure, Vincenzo Vitiello, Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht, Spc. Austin Stein, Staff Sgt. Jason Brace, Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen

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    Inside A B-52 Cockpit • Takeoff To Landing
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    Take a look inside a B-52 Stratofortress cockpit during takeoff, flying, and landing operations. See what it's like to pilot this 60 year old, long range bomber.

    B-52 crew members from the 96 Bomb Squadron at Barksdale AFB, LA conduct an aerial training mission.

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    Helicopter Landing On Moving Navy Ship • It Takes Practice
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    Landing a helicopter on the deck of a moving ship can be a complex and risky evolution. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots from the Washington National Guard conduct deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Shoup (DDG-86) on September 20, 2016.
     
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    Emergency Landing on Cargo Ship by Sea Harrier
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    Emergency Landing on Cargo Ship Alra by Sea Harrier ZA176
    Remarkable news footage on the recovery of Sea Harrier ZA176 and Sub-Lt Ian Watson after the Alraigo docked in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, June 1983.
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    In 2007, Britain's National Archives released a number of Royal Navy files, and the second inquiry report was finally made public. Noting that Watson had completed only 75 percent of his training before he had been sent to sea, the board blamed Watson's inexperience, and his commanders for assigning him an airplane "not fully prepared for the sortie," a reference to radio problems. Nonetheless, Watson was reprimanded and given a desk job.
     
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    Ridiculously Fast Jet Truck VS Plane + Korea's Black Eagles Air Show With T-50's
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    Published on Oct 1, 2016
    First part of the video shows the Shockwave jet truck equipped with 3 Westinghouse J34 turbojet engine (used by the XF-90 and many other aircrafts) vs a AT-6 Texan War Dog plane during a race at MCAS Miramar Air Show.

    Second part of the video (from 1:00) feature the Korea's Black Eagles team during air show demonstration at Osan Air Base.


    Video Credit: US Marines Marine Corps, US Air-Force. Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

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    HH-65a Dolphin Helicopter Wing of Mercy Documentary
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    DC Wings Spy Planes Documentary
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    COCKPIT VIEW of Powerful US Air Force A-10 and F-16 Military Aircraft
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    A great cockpit view video of US Air Force F-16 and A-10 Military Aircraft. A new static aircraft was immortalized in the history of the 180th Fighter – the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Preserving history doesn’t happen overnight. 180FW retiree Senior Master Sgt. George Brubaker began the process to acquire the jet more than five years ago.

    “To begin the process I was in contact with the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio,” said Brubaker. “After talking with them they had a pool of nine jets to choose from but we wanted one with local significance.”

    The wing’s new aircraft, tail number F-16A 80-0519, has a history of its’ own, entering service in 1981 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where it remained for nine years before being transferred to Wight-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Serving an additional four years at Wright-Patterson, the jet was finally retired in 1994 and prepared for long-term storage.

    According to Master Sgt. Barry Fawcett, fabrication supervisor with the 180FW maintenance group, an aircraft is deemed unserviceable and deactivated after approximately 10,000 flight hours and every effort is made to recycle and reuse the working parts. When this process is complete aircraft are often sent to the ‘boneyard’ or repurposed as a static display. Unserviceable aircraft are stored in the boneyard, located at Davis- Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

    “The Air Force Museum owns all static displays and we maintain the displays on our base,” Fawcett said.

    There are multiple stages in preparing a jet as a static display.

    “The first is body and structural work, the second is to replace and install missing components, the third is sanding, followed by priming, painting and marking,” said Tech Sgt. Michael Goulette, corrosion control manager with the structural maintenance shop. “From start to finish the process takes approximately four to six weeks.”

    Structural maintainers have extensive training on how to identify, treat and prevent various types of corrosion to maximize the life span of active and retired aircraft. Corrosion control plays a vital role in minimizing the wear and tear inflicted on the aircraft during flight. Over time, daily flying and exposure to the elements can cause parts and pieces of the aircraft to corrode, leading to performance issues and safety hazards.

    “This is our first time painting an entire aircraft in many years due to the size of our facilities,” Goulette said. “It’s great to be able to complete this job from beginning to end here. Projects of this scale are usually done at another location.”

    Static displays are symbolic, said Fawcett, they represent the history of the 180FW, and how we got to where we are.

    The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been in service in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for more than 30 years. The first F-16, a 4th generation compact, multi-role fighter aircraft, arrived at the 180FW in 1992.

    In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. In an air-to-surface role, it can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior
    accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft and return to its starting point. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack situations around the world.

    The 180FW has flown numerous aircraft since its beginnings in 1917. From the PT-1 Trusty, A-26 Invaders, F-51 Mustang and F-84 E/F Thunderjet to the A-7 Corsair and of course the current aircraft, the
    F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    The 180FW supports world-wide contingencies, deploying more than 300 Airman both overseas and in-garrison. The unparalleled performance of the maintenance and corrosion control Airmen plays a huge part in the success and operational readiness of the 180FW.

    Video Description Credit: Staff Sgt. John Wilkes

    Video Credits: 173rd Fighter Wing, Nato Channel, Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera, Airman 1st Class Carly Kavish, Senior Airman Sarah Trachte and Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf, Senior Airman Austin Willhoit and Staff Sgt. Robert Harnden

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    Fly With Me to Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas Part III
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    Published on Oct 2, 2016
    Here is a video from our flight From Opa Locka Airport down to the Great Harbor Cay. We flew to Bimini to clear customs first.

    Great Harbour Cay is the major island in the north Berry Islands. The islands are a stirrup shaped chain of thirty large cays and numerous small cays of about thirty two miles in length.

    What I loved about GHC, is that as soon as you land you are greeted by "The Beach Club" which is a beachfront bar steps away from the Airport.


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