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    Nadia's Glider Flight
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    Published on Oct 2, 2016
    Nadia's enthusiasm brightens a cloudy day during her visit to Miami from Moscow with Andrei. The high overcast prevented formation of lift but provided a cool, comfortable flight for Nadia - who is originally from Novosibirsk, Siberia. За встречу! Страшно дело до зачина.

    Music By Brian Crain - "Wind" and "Dream of Flying"
    (Free Use on YouTube) http://www.briancrain.com/license/
     
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    Wings of the Red Star Tupolev Tu95 The Nuclear Bear
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    Published on Oct 2, 2016
    With its adaptability, enduring airframe and unique propulsion system the Tu-95 is one of the most successful Soviet bombers ever produced.
     
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    Hamlet Fire: Saddle Mountain Rescue with USCG air lift
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    Published on Oct 1, 2016
    Some footage from a rescue that Hamlet Fire conducted this summer on Saddle Mountain in NW Oregon. Assisting were units from Seaside, Gearhart, Cannon Beach, and Medix.
     
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    Random F-35 Shots For Friday
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    Published on Sep 30, 2016
    Video by Senior Airman Jenna Bigham 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

    Taxiing, refueling, takeoffs, landings, and aerial shots. Unedited B-Roll.
     
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    Take That Desert!!! (aka Attack Helicopter Ballet)
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    Published on Oct 2, 2016
    Video by Sgt. Daniel Kujanpaa, Lance Cpl. Victoria Taylor, Cpl. Aaron James Vinculado Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Combat Camera

    U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper’s and UH-1Y Venom’s assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an offensive air support (OAS) exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 1-17 at Observation Point Feets, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Sept. 28, 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 Kujanpaa, Lance Cpl. Victoria Taylor, Cpl. Aaron James Vinculado)
     
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    F-15E Strike Eagles Evacuate In Advance Of Hurricane Matthew
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    Published on Oct 7, 2016
    More than forty F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC have been relocated to Barksdale AFB, LA to avoid any potential damage from Hurricane Matthew. The large force movement also included six KC-135R Stratotankers and over 200 Airmen. Filmed on October 6, 2016.

    Film Credits: SrA Levi Rowse, SrA Carly Thompson
     
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    A-10 Warthogs Move Out Of Georgia To Avoid Hurricane Matthew
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    Published on Oct 7, 2016
    A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) aircraft are relocated from Moody AFB, Georgia to Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle to avoid approaching Hurricane Matthew on October 6, 2016. Tyndall was chosen as a safe haven on the basis of location, out of danger of the storm, and its ability to house Moody support personnel and provide maintenance to Moody's aircraft. Evacuated aircraft and designated personnel will return when the storm danger has passed. The A-10s are from the 23rd Fighter Group which includes the 74th, 75th and 76th Fighter Squadrons.

    Film Credits: SSgt William Jackson
     
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    F-16 Fighter Jet Cockpit View Of F-35 Dropping Bombs
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    Published on Oct 6, 2016
    Cockpit view from a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon as it films F-35 Lighting II joint strike fighters dropping bombs during Exercise Northern Lightning. Fighter pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing integrate the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II with U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons and U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets during Exercise Northern Lightning over Madison, Wisconsin on August 30, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level joint training exercise that emphasizes fifth and fourth generation aerial assets engaged in a contested degraded environment.

    Film Credits: SrA Daniel Fernandez
     
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    Walter's Birthday Flight
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    Published on Oct 7, 2016
    Walter enjoyed a Mile-High flight at Miami Gliders to celebrate his birthday. Here are some highlights...
     
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    Cathay Pacific Says Farewell To the 747
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    Published on Oct 7, 2016
    Ode to the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 Fleet - 1998 Kai Tak Footage

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    Cathay Pacific tomorrow (08OCT16) will be operating Boeing 747 farewell flight, marking the end of the airline’s Boeing 747 era. The farewell flight will be operating as CX8747, departing HKG at 0950 and arriving at 1120.

    Based on OAG data, the airline launched Boeing 747 service in 1979, including the following routes (August 1979 – October 1979)

    eff 04AUG79 Hong Kong – Melbourne – Sydney – Hong Kong (1 weekly CX101/100)
    eff 06AUG79 Hong Kong – Taipei – Tokyo – Seoul – Taipei – Hong Kong (4 weekly CX450/411)
    eff 07AUG79 Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne (2 weekly CX101/100)

    With the Boeing 747, Cathay Pacific launched its first passenger service to Europe in July 1980, with 3 weekly Hong Kong – Bahrain – London Gatwick as CX201/200. North American debut with the 747 was Hong Kong – Vancouver service launched in Spring 1983, twice weekly.
     
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    Cessna Citation Flight to 07FA, Pilot Vlog 92
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    Published on Oct 7, 2016
    Pilot Vlog 92. A flight in a Cessna Citation XLS from the Spirit of Saint Louis airport to the Ocean Reef Club airport in southern Florida. The takeoff has the pilot view from the cockpit and the landing is the side view since the front camera looking out the cockpit window did not record.
     
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    Wings of the Red Star The Great Patriotic War Documentary
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    Published on Oct 9, 2016
     
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    CASTAWAY U.S. NAVY WORLD WAR II SURVIVAL FILM PART 1 22144
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    Published on Oct 12, 2016
    Produced by Willard Pictures for the Bureau of Aeronautics in 1944, “Castaway” is a black-and-white film that opens with the sounds of aerial dogfight and a pilot parachuting from his aircraft. “You gave ‘em a big dose of good ol’ American lead. Then that Jap sneaked up and got you from behind,” a voice-over explains at mark 00:45. Now that pilot is headed for the water, “to set up housekeeping in the long, green drink.”

    What follows is a dramatic “How To” for any World War II pilot who found himself unfortunate enough to have been shot down. After safely landing in the water, our pilot recalls how to properly inflate his life raft and climbs in (as the narrator chastises his technique and reminds the pilot — and the audience — of the proper way to enter a raft. The majority of the film is set on the water, and at mark 04:45 the stranded pilot begins to take inventory of his survival kit. After consulting the kit’s map at mark 06:15 and trying to calculate his position, our pilot attempts to head for land but a shift in the wind direction stymies his plan and he decides to rest.

    Morning comes at mark 08:20, and the pilot must contend with sunburn, a parched throat, hunger, and seemingly diminishing chances of rescue. “But there’s food and drink in the ocean,” the narrator reminds us at mark 11:55. “Try that first and keep the rations as a last resort. A fishing expedition proves successful and at mark 14:13 the downed pilot is reminded that the meat will provide nutrition and the fish juice will save his water supply. The sound of an aircraft lifts his spirits at mark 18:45 as he breaks out a sea marker from his kit but it was an unsuccessful attempt (a splice conceals the subsequent events) and at mark 19:00 our pilot is in the middle of stormy seas as a storm passes — only to have a wave tip over his raft and he loses some of his supplies. The site of a dry island at mark 21:19 gives him renewed hope and he eventually comes ashore and a search for fresh water begins.

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    CASTAWAY U.S. NAVY WORLD WAR II SURVIVAL FILM PART 2 33844a
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    Published on Oct 12, 2016
    This 1944 black-and-white film is the second part “Castaway” — a Willard Pictures creation for the Bureau of Aeronautics. It continues to follow a downed pilot, who after being adrift at sea for several days finds his way to a dry island. “The hunt for food is on and you’re not overlooking anything,” the narrator immediately explains at mark 00:10 at the pilot walks along the shoreline, picking up snails, scallops, and conch. Sleep envelops the pilot but by mark 1:30 he is back along the shore and comes across a pandanus tree with fruit high up on the trunk. He sets out on the ocean again at mark 02:35 only to have his raft (and his legs) punctured by a coral reef as he makes his way to another island. After tending to his wounds the pilot and getting some rest, he suddenly awakes at mark 07:00 to sounds of the tropics, as the narrator assures him that “they don’t mean a thing.” Gathering coconuts follows, with a reminder to the film’s pilot (and the viewer) that coconuts that have fallen to the ground are mature … and that the milk inside can work as a powerful laxative. After learning the proper way to crack into a coconut at mark 11:11, the pilot patches his raft at mark 12:40 (carefully explaining it to the audience in the process) and recalls which tropical plants are edible — and how to cook them.

    Dinner is interrupted at mat 17:20 as the pilot catches a glimpse of an island native in the tall grass. “Be friendly. Show him you’re not afraid. Remember, they’re afraid of you, too,” the pilot reminds himself, and is soon offering his new friend a cigarette. “Natives are sticklers for ceremony and like to take their time. Get acquainted first,” the narrator adds at mark 18:45, explaining how you should try to develop some form of communication — even something as simple as tending to a wound. By mark 27:00, their new friendship has grown and led to contact with the outside world, as the pilot is finally rescued.

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    The Yaw String is an Arrow (Roland's Flight)
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    Published on Oct 13, 2016
    Mile-High Birthday Flight with Pilot Roland - views from the tow plane and some happy music. Watch for the circle with 6 Turkey Vultures at 9:20.

    First Song: Artist - K-391 - Title "Earth" Provided by NCS
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    Obtained from NoCopyrightSounds at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOo2j...

    Second Song: Artist - Origin - Title "Electric Joy Ride" Provided by NCS
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    Third Song: Artist - Fransis Derelle - Title "Fly" (featuring Parker Pohill vocals) Provided by NCS
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    Transformer Aircraft: Giant Blade V-22 Osprey VTOL in Action
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    Published on Oct 13, 2016
    The Boeing / Bell V-22 Osprey (Osprey) is an American hybrid transport aircraft. This is the cross between a military transport plane and a helicopter. Its formula tilt-rotor allows it to take off and land vertically, like the transport helicopters it is mean to replace. This is the first device of this type and of this size to be built in series, despite the controversy raised safety during its development.


    Video Credit: US Marines ,Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive

    Thumbnail Credit: US Marines , Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive
     
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    Pilot Vlog 93 Cessna Citation XLS Ocean Reef Takeoff
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    Published on Oct 15, 2016
     
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    US Air Force F-35 & F-22 MADE OBSOLETE by New Military Technology
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    Published on Oct 18, 2016
    New Electronic Technology recently unveiled could make the US Air Force F-35 and F-22 obsolete.

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    Russia has developed and successfully tested radio-electronic weapons systems unmatched anywhere in the world, RIA Novosti reports, citing the manufacturer.

    "Real prototypes of such weapons have already been created and they have proven their efficiency,” a representative of Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Company (OPK), which is in charge of the production, told RIA Novosti.

    The new technology falls under the somewhat loose term "weapons based on new physical principles." The grouping includes armaments that employ physical processes and phenomena not generally used in modern weapons. Laser and sonic weapons are among other examples of such technology.

    According to the OPK representative, the brand-new Russian system is as yet unrivaled.

    “This is a completely new type of weapon, which has no analogues in our country, and I daresay, in the world."

    The announcement came during the ‘Arms High-tech’ military exhibition currently taking place in Armenia. The state-of-the-art system is capable of disabling various types of targets without using the traditional rounds or shells. Instead, the weapon uses ‘directed energy.’

    "It conducts indirect physical impact on the on-board equipment of aircraft or drones and neutralizes precision-guided weapons," RIA quotes the OPK representative as saying.

    The weapon was for the first time presented to Russian military officials in September this year during a closed performance at the annual military expo ‘Army 2016’ outside Moscow.

    In February, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove warned of the rising electronic warfare capabilities in Russia, the National Interest reported.

    “They [Russia] have invested a lot in electronic warfare because they know we are a connected and precise force and they need to disconnect us to make us imprecise,” Breedlove said.

    The US is working on numerous projects of non-conventional weapons, including radio, electronic, infrared and laser ones.

    “We have electronic warfare capability – we probably do not have the capacity we need now,” Breedlove noted.

    In April this year, Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) announced it has started trials of a tactical electromagnetic combat complex fully integrated with the latest air-defense systems.

    The system is designed to suppress any existing and prospective airborne electronic equipment, making it impossible for the aircraft and satellites to proceed with their missions.

    Video Description Credit: Russia Today

    Video Credits: Russia Today and South Front Team

    Thumbnail Credit: Pavel Lisitsyn / Sputnik from Russia Today website Photo Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     
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    CH-53E Super Stallion • Biggest Helicopter In US Military
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    Published on Oct 18, 2016
    The U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military.

    Film Credits: Cpl Abraham Lopez, LCpl Victoria Taylor, Cpl AaronJames Vinculado, Sgt Daniel Kujanpaa
     
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    POWERFUL AIRCRAFT !!! US Air Force F-15 Military Aircraft takeoff on Full Afterburner
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    Published on Oct 19, 2016
    A great video of the US Air Force F-15 taking off on full afterburner during military exercise. ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air National Guard will unveil an upgrade to the radar system for its F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft today, which will give it greater capabilities while reducing maintenance costs.

    The new radar system—the APG-63(v)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array—replaces the older mechanically controlled devices currently in the aircraft.

    "When the F-15 was first designed and made, the radar in it was world class, the best at the time, but its 1970s technology," said Air Force Maj. Dave Slaydon, chief of F-15 requirements for the Air National Guard. "It's a mechanically scanned array, meaning it's a radar dish like you would see in the movies and it has hydraulics that move it back and forth to point around the sky to find the bad guys."

    The new radar system does away with the hydraulics system completely.

    "With this new technology it is a flat panel with a bunch of little panels on it and you can electronically steer the radar beam around," said Slaydon.

    A radar controlled electronically, rather than mechanically, has a number of benefits, including less maintenance on the equipment.

    "Since there are no moving parts to it, it hardly ever breaks," said Slaydon. "There aren't any hydraulics or mechanical parts banging around. That gives it a really, really high reliability rate which is good for us as it means the jet is [available] more often to fly as there are less maintenance actions required on it."

    But, said Slaydon, the big plus is the improved capabilities of the radar unit.

    "The performance part is where we really make the money," said Slaydon. "With that technology of the radar being electronically controlled, the beam can be pointed all around the sky in fractions of a second."

    That translates to a greater situational awareness, said Slaydon.

    "What that allows you to do is to track multiple targets and be able to engage multiple targets," he said. "It also gives you a greater detection range, so you can find the bad guys at a further range and it has increased identification capabilities as well where the radar can scan the radar signature and tell if it's a Boeing 747 or is it a fighter-type of jet."

    Development of the improved F-15 radar system has been ongoing for about the past five years, said Slaydon, adding that it has been an Air National Guard-led program from the beginning.

    "We have partnered with the active duty Air Force, and they have taken a huge role in the program," he said. "But it was conceived by, developed by and we're fielding it first in the Air National Guard so that's a big feather in our cap."

    The radar will be fielded by the 125th Fighter Wing, based in Jacksonville, Fla., said Slaydon. Units in the Oregon and Louisiana Air National Guard will be the next to get the radar sets.

    Fielding in Florida and Oregon is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010, and Louisiana is scheduled to receive the upgrades in the early part of 2011.

    "We're spreading out the initial beddown to put the capability where it's needed geographically," Slaydon said. "After that initial issue, we'll then go in a fill in with a few more as needed."

    He added that future sites may include Massachusetts and Montana.

    Although the new radar units are specifically for the F-15, the technology translates to other fighter platforms as well, said Slaydon, adding that it has been incorporated into the F-22 Raptor.

    The fielding of the equipment speaks to the capabilities of the Air Guard. "It just shows that the Air National Guard is committed to air dominance," said Slaydon. "That applies to both our homeland defense mission as well as our worldwide capabilities that we bring air dominance to the combatant commanders worldwide. That includes modernizing our jets to bring the capabilities to what the mission requires."

    Video Description Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy

    Video Credit: Airman 1st Class Amanda Sampson

    Video Thumbnail Credit: United States Air Force Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     
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    Marine Helicopter Pilot Recruiting: "Straight Up and Away" 1970 USMC
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    Published on Oct 19, 2016
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    "OPPORTUNITIES FOR HELICOPTER PILOTS OFFERED BY THE MARINE CORPS."

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    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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    United States Marine Corps Aviation is the air component of the United States Marine Corps. Marine aviation has a very different mission and operation than its ground counterpart, and thus, has many of its own histories, traditions, terms, and procedures.

    All Marine aviation falls under the influence of the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, whose job is to advise the Commandant of the Marine Corps in all matters relating to aviation, especially acquisition of new assets, conversions of current aircraft, maintenance, operation, and command. The Corps operates both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft mainly to provide transport and close air support to its ground forces. However, other aircraft types are also used in a variety of support and special-purpose roles.

    Today, Marine aviation is task organized to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, as the aviation combat element, by providing six functions: assault support, antiair warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, and aerial reconnaissance...

    The Marine light attack helicopter squadrons (HMLA) are composite squadrons of AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Iroquois (also known as the Huey), as the airframes have over 80% commonality. Both are slated to be replaced by the Bell AH-1Z Viper in 2011 and the Bell UH-1Y Venom in 2009, respectively as part of the H-1 upgrade program. These provide light-attack and light transport capabilities. Marine medium helicopter (HMM) squadrons fly the CH-46E Sea Knight medium-lift transport helicopters; but are converting to the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft with superior range and speed, and are being renamed as "Marine medium tilt-rotor" (VMM) squadrons. Marine heavy helicopter (HMH) squadrons fly the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for heavy-lift missions. These will eventually be replaced with the upgraded CH-53K, currently under development...

    Since the Corps as a whole began to grow in 2007, Marine Aviation expanded with it, and continues to grow. Several new squadrons have been activated, with HMLA-567, VMFAT-501, and VMU-4 pending. Some support units will gain personnel and equipment. The Corps intends to buy 340 F-35Bs to replace all F/A-18 Hornets, AV-8B Harrier IIs and EA-6B Prowlers in the fighter, attack, and electronic warfare roles. The MV-22B Osprey is replacing the CH-46 Sea Knight and the remaining CH-53D Sea Stallion (most of which were replaced by CH-53E Super Stallions). The Corps has transitioned all East Coast CH-46 squadrons to the MV-22, which has made its first combat deployments and Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments. Remaining CH-53Es will eventually be replaced by the CH-53K model. The KC-130J Super Hercules will replace all other C-130 models. As part of the H-1 upgrade program, UH-1N Twin Hueys will be replaced or converted to UH-1Y Venoms, while AH-1W SuperCobras will upgrade to AH-1Z Vipers. The VH-3D Sea Kings and the VH-60N Blackhawks of HMX-1 were to be replaced by the VH-71 Kestrel in the VXX program, but the future of the program is in doubt with budget cuts by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Unmanned aerial vehicle programs will be upgraded in tiers, with the RQ-7 Shadow currently replacing the RQ-2 Pioneer and the RQ-11 Raven replacement planned. They have also been in the lead in looking at unmanned helicopters to resupply troops at remote forward operating bases in places such as Afghanistan...
     
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    Eurofighter Typhoon Pride of the NATO alliance
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    Published on Oct 21, 2016
    The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.[6][7] The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by a consortium of three companies; EADS, Alenia Aeronautica and BAE Systems, who conduct the majority of affairs dealing with the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, which was formed in 1986. The project is managed by the NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, which also acts as the prime customer.[8]

    Development of the aircraft effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaborative effort between Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain. Due to disagreements over design authority and operational requirements, France left the consortium to independently develop the Dassault Rafale instead. A technology demonstration aircraft, the British Aerospace EAP, first took flight on 6 August 1986; the first prototype of the finalised Eurofighter made its first flight on 27 March 1994. The name of the aircraft, Typhoon, was formally adopted in September 1998; the first production contracts were signed that same year.

    Political issues in the partner nations significantly protracted the Typhoon's development; the sudden end of the Cold War reduced European demand for fighter aircraft, and there was debate over the cost and work share of the Eurofighter. The Typhoon was introduced into operational service in 2003. Currently, the type has entered service with the Austrian Air Force, the Italian Air Force, the German Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the Spanish Air Force, and the Royal Saudi Air Force. The Royal Air Force of Oman has also been confirmed as an export customer, bringing the procurement total to 571 aircraft as of 2013.
    Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH (English: Eurofighter Fighter aircraft GmbH) is a multinational company that co-ordinates the design, production and upgrade of the Eurofighter Typhoon, this includes incorporating the jet engines designed and manufactured by EuroJet Turbo GmbH.
     
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    Flight VLOG - Flying after a Hurricane
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    Join me as we fly the TBM850 into an airport that was just effected by a Category 4 Hurricane.
     
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    Antarctic Aviation: "Flight to the South Pole" 1968 US Navy; C-130s Fly Cargo to Science Camp
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    Published on Oct 21, 2016
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    "THE CHALLENGE OF ANTARCTIC FLYING, FROM RADM BYRD S FIRST POLAR FLIGHT TO OPERATION DEEP FREEZE, C-130 HERCULES AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS IN THE ANTARCTIC."

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    The Lockheed LC-130 is a ski-equipped variant of the C-130 Hercules used in the Arctic and Antarctic.

    Design and development

    The LC-130 started as a prototype model developed by modifying a C-130A with skis in 1956. After testing in 1957, 12 additional C-130A models were modified with skis and hydraulics under the designation of C-130D. In 1959 the first four factory equipped, ski-based Hercules were produced under the Navy designation of UV-1L. These C-130's are USAF C-130B models. Later in the program the designation was changed from UV-1L to C-130BL. This designation was again later changed to LC-130F when aircraft nomenclature was standardized for all services by the U. S. Defense Department in 1962. These four aircraft were bought by the Navy Department to support the Navy's Antarctic expedition that was ongoing at the time. The Navy also bought one LC-130R model in 1968. The National Science Foundation bought the second set of aircraft as replacement aircraft. The Polar Program Division of the Foundation had assumed management of the Antarctic Program in the early 1970s. These aircraft were designated LC-130R and were delivered in two lots: the first lot of three in 1974 and the remaining two in 1976.

    The primary mission of the LC-130 is supporting the scientific community in Antarctic by transporting cargo and personnel from the McMurdo Station to field stations and camps, including the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

    The aircraft are equipped with retractable skis that allow the aircraft to land on snow and ice as well as on conventional runways. The aircraft have provisions for using jet-assisted-takeoff (JATO) rockets, four on each side of the aircraft, that are used when the LC-130 operates from rough, unprepared snow surfaces or when shorter takeoff runs are needed. Originally the expended rocket bottles were jettisonable, but due to several accidents which occurred when a bottle detached from the aircraft during takeoff, the mounting provisions were changed so that the bottles could not be released in the air...

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    In 1928, Admiral Byrd began his first expedition to the Antarctic involving two ships, and three airplanes: Byrd's Flagship was The City of New York (a norwegian sealing ship previously named Samson that had come into fame as a ship in the vicinity of Titanic when the latter was sinking); a Ford Trimotor called the Floyd Bennett (named after the recently deceased pilot of Byrd's previous expeditions); a Fairchild FC-2W2, NX8006, built 1928, named "Stars And Stripes"... and a Fokker Universal monoplane called the Virginia (Byrd's birth state). A base camp named "Little America" was constructed on the Ross Ice Shelf and scientific expeditions by snowshoe, dog-sled, snowmobile, and airplane began... After their first winter, their expeditions were resumed, and on 28 November 1929, the famous flight to the South Pole and back was launched. Byrd, along with pilot Bernt Balchen, co-pilot/radioman Harold June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, flew the Ford Trimotor to the South Pole and back in 18 hours, 41 minutes... the flight was successful, and it entered Byrd into the history books...
     
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    US Air Force F-35 BEST VALUE FOR MONEY Military Aircraft flying today
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    A great video of the US Air Force F-35 Aircraft that has a reputation of making people jellous in the YouTube comments section. The F-35A fighter pilots, assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, arrived to perform fourth and fifth generation integration fighter training with F-16 pilots assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing.

    “Integration tactics for the F-16 and F-35 are still being developed, so regular joint training as well as access to our electronic ranges is mutually beneficial,” said Lt. Col. Michael Ferarrio, a 17-year fighter pilot and program manager for the 169th FW. “As leaders of the SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) community, the SCANG has a very high interest in helping develop tactics with our newest SEAD asset, the F-35.”

    The term, generation, refers to an aircraft in relation to the design of its airframe. When the construction of the frame is changed on an aircraft, it signifies the beginning of a new generation. The Air Force’s fourth generation aircraft include the F-15 Eagle and Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets and fifth generation aircraft include the F-22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II.

    In the future, the F-16 and F-35 will work together to provide SEAD and DEAD (Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) for the Combat Air Forces. Joint training is critical to ensure that combatant commanders get assets and pilots that are ready to operate together at a moment’s notice.

    “The benefit here at McEntire is that we have the greatest depth of experience in the SEAD/DEAD mission here between the pilots and the maintainers,” said Ferrario. “The biggest benefit to the Air Force as a whole is to be able to transfer that experience to the latest airframe.”

    This wasn’t the first time working with the F-35A for one crew chief here. Tech. Sgt. Lee Kassay, assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, had the opportunity to work with this aircraft on a recent temporary deployment.

    “Their pilots were very impressed that we knew something about the F-35,” said Kassay. “All of the crew chiefs here are very knowledgeable, so it is easy to teach them and they are willing to learn.”

    McEntire JNGB is looking forward to the future and is posturing for the potential of receiving the F-35. Upgrades to facilities, along with runway and taxiway improvements have been accomplished that would make the transition from F-16s to F-35s a simple process. The 169 FW is poised to receive the latest in advanced fighter technology, the F-35 Lightning II.

    Video Description Credit: Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek

    Video Credit: Sgt. Travis Gershaneck and Pfc. George Melendez, Dane Wiedmann, Cpl. Travis Gershaneck, Lance Cpl. Courtney Kueker, Cpl. Isaac Lamberth, Lance Cpl. Maxwell Pennington and Master Sgt. Steven Williams

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    Cessna Citation I Flight to Centerville Iowa, Pilot Vlog 94
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    Pilot Vlog 94. A Cessna Citation I flight to the Centerville Municipal Airport in Iowa and then flying back to Saint Louis.
     
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    Routine VFR trip from Oakland KOAK to Auburn KAUN October 2016 N3318Q
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    Published on Oct 20, 2016
    Routine VFR trip from Oakland KOAK to Auburn KAUN October 2016 N3318Q
     
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    F-22 Raptor Refueling - Now With More Audio!
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    Published on Oct 22, 2016
    Video by Senior Airman Jacob Albers 1st Combat Camera Squadron

    U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa., while both units participate in the Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 18 Oct., 2016, in the high arctic. VS17 is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. This year’s exercise sees NORAD building on previous years’ training successes when deploying air assets and personnel to the far north to exercise sovereignty operations in North America’s northern aerospace and in the high Arctic. This exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and assets from Canada and the United States to improve interoperability and to demonstrate NORAD’s ability to defend North America. (U.S. Air Force Video by SrA Jacob Albers)
     
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    Red Flag Air Combat Exercise Alaska
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    Published on Oct 22, 2016
    Red Flag - Alaska (RF-A 17-1) concluded on October 21, 2016. Here is highlight footage of air operations flown primarily out of Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson in Alaska. Red Flag - Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions. Red Flag - Alaska is a continuing exercise series dating back to 1975, and is conducted four times each year. RF-A 17-1 is the last one this year. Filmed October 6-21, 2016.

    Film Credits: SrA Joshua Weaver
     
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    Routine VFR trip from Auburn KAUN to Oakland KOAK October 2016 N3318Q
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    Published on Oct 23, 2016
     
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    VFR to Auburn from Oakland with stored energy explained and busy traffic at Auburn N3318Q
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    VFR to Auburn from Oakland with stored energy explained and busy traffic at Auburn N3318Q
     
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    Most Feared Stealth Plane Receiving Some Affection: F-22 Raptor Maintenance, Mid-Refueling, etc
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    Wonderful video featuring the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor during some light maintenance phase + mid-air refueling KC-135 Stratotanker

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

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    HC-130 Hercules Dirt Strip Landing & Takeoff
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    An HC-130 Hercules from the 102nd Rescue Squadron, New York Air National Guard, conducts dirt-strip landing training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, during Southern Strike 17 on Oct. 27, 2016. Southern Strike 17 is a total force, multi-service training exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4, 2016. The exercise emphasizes air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training scenarios. These events are integrated into demanding hostile and asymmetric scenarios with actions from specialized ground forces and combat and mobility air forces.

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    RAF C-130 Low Level Drops
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    Video by Senior Airman Daniel Johnston 1st Combat Camera Squadron

    U.S. and NATO Partner special operations members conduct low level and package drop operations on an RAF C-130 J, near Hurlburt Field, Florida. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise, allowing joint and combined partners to train together and prepare for real world contingency operations.
     
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    US Navy put on an AWESOME AIRSHOW to show who is boss
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
    A great video of US Navy Jet air craft flying.
    “Maintenance is paramount to the mission,” said Capt. Eric Albright, the future operations officer and an AV-8B Harrier pilot with VMA-231. “There is no way we can execute our mission without the Marines in charge of maintenance doing their job. It is the center of gravity for any flying squadron.”

    The Marines conduct maintenance on the aircraft based on the type of mission the squadron is slated to accomplish at the time. However, daily tasks are completed to ensure continuous operational readiness. Some of the daily include oiling and refueling the aircraft, assessing the tires, and performing inspections on the engines to ensure no hazardous foreign object debris is in them.

    After any maintenance is performed, the designated collateral duty inspector reviews the results before sending it on to the next step in the maintenance readiness process.

    To ensure the aircraft receive the amount of care required, the squadron’s maintenance personnel are broken down into shifts, allowing continuous needed maintenance to be conducted. When home and not preparing for a deployment the Marines are divided into three, eight-hour shifts: day, mid, and night shift. When preparing for a deployment they are divided into two, 12 hour shifts: day and night.
    These shifts are manned by approximately 120 Marines, who are in charge of maintenance within the squadron. These Marines are not assigned to a specific aircraft; they work on each aircraft the squadron has assigned to it.

    “Every little thing matters when it comes to maintenance,” said Lance Cpl. Daniel Lewis, a fixed-wing aircraft airframe mechanic with the squadron. “You have to focus on the little things for the big things to fall into place. With every job, big or small, the little jobs you do add up to the big things. Yes, it’s difficult, but when you see the bird take off, it’s a good feeling because you know it’s flying because of the little things you did.”

    The maintenance side of the squadron consists of different sections, or shops, including: the seat shop, flight equipment, ordnance, airframes, avionics, power line, maintenance administrative shop, maintenance control shop, and the tool room. While each Marine is specifically placed within each section according to their military occupational specialty, they still assist each other as needed.

    One example of a maintenance job that requires multiple specialties is removing or installing a Harrier engine. For that job, it takes approximately seven to eight Marines.

    “Maintenance allows us to have mission ready aircraft at any time,” said Sgt. Bryan Walters, a work-zone supervisor with the squadron. “The maintenance being performed can vary from day-to-day. But it allows us to be operationally ready and our readiness level to remain high. Without the maintenance being conducted the mission wouldn’t happen. If the maintenance isn’t done, jets don’t fly.”

    However, what maintenance each Marine performs on the aircraft depends on what qualifications they possess. Marines throughout the shops hold various qualifications in relation to their military occupational specialty training.

    Effective training plays a pivotal role in the Marine Corps, and the Marines with VMA-231 exemplify that by conducting training every Monday on various maintenance topics. Classes taught to the Marines range from how aircraft fuel and engine systems work to technical training, specific to what jobs the Marines may perform.

    “I believe the Marines are doing an outstanding job of maintaining the aircraft and keeping them mission ready,” said Walters. “We have very old aircraft here at VMA-231, but they are still flying. So that is a testament in itself. If old aircraft are still flying, then the maintenance being done is top-notch and being done phenomenally.”

    Video Description Credit: Sgt. Austin Long

    Video Credits: Petty Officer 2nd Class Debra Daco, Lance Cpl. Cody Woods, Gunnery Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki and Cpl. Jonathan Wright

    Video Thumbnail Credit: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III Photo Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     
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    CH-53E Super Stallions • Big Helicopters Get Gas In Mid-Air
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    Published on Oct 28, 2016
    CH-53E Super Stallions conduct an aerial refueling mission with a KC-130J Super Hercules air tanker over the skies of south Arizona and California during a U.S. Marine Corps training exercise on October 22, 2016.

    Film Credits: LCpl Victoria Taylor
     
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    Boneyard: "Desert Bonanza: Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center" 1966 USAF
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    Published on Oct 28, 2016
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    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.
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    The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), often called The Boneyard, is a United States Air Force aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility in Tucson, Arizona, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. AMARG was previously Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, AMARC, the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, MASDC, and was established after World War II as the 3040th Aircraft Storage Group.

    AMARG takes care of more than 4,400 aircraft, which makes it the largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world. An Air Force Materiel Command unit, the group is under the command of the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. AMARG... has in recent years been designated the sole repository of out-of-service aircraft from all branches of the US government...

    AMARG was established in 1946 as the 4105th Army Air Force Base Unit to house B-29 and C-47 aircraft. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was chosen because of Tucson's low humidity, infrequent rainfall, alkaline soil and high altitude of 2,550 feet...

    In 1948, after the Air Force's creation as a separate service, the unit was renamed the 3040th Aircraft Storage Depot. In 1965, the depot was renamed the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC), and tasked with processing aircraft for all the US armed forces... The U.S. Navy had operated its own boneyard at Naval Air Station Litchfield Park... In February 1965, some 500 aircraft were moved from Litchfield Park to Davis-Monthan AFB. NAS Litchfield Park was finally closed in 1968.

    In the 1980s, the center began processing ICBMs for dismantling or reuse in satellite launches...

    In the 1990s, in accordance with the START I treaty, the center was tasked with eliminating 365 B-52 bombers. The progress of this task was to be verified by Russia via satellite and first-person inspection at the facility. Initially, the B-52s were chopped into pieces with a 13,000-pound guillotine winched by a steel cable, supported by a crane. Later on, the tool of choice became K-12 rescue saws. This more precise technique afforded AMARG with salvageable spare parts.

    In May 2007, command of AMARG was transferred to the 309th Maintenance Wing, and the center was renamed the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group...

    There are four categories of storage for aircraft at AMARG:

    - Long Term – Aircraft are kept intact for future use
    - Parts Reclamation – Aircraft are kept, picked apart and used for spare parts
    - Flying Hold – Aircraft are kept intact for shorter stays than Long Term
    - Excess of DoD needs – Aircraft are sold off whole or in parts

    AMARG employs 550 people, almost all civilians. The 2,600 acres (11 km2) facility is adjacent to the base. For every $1 the federal government spends operating the facility, it saves or produces $11 from harvesting spare parts and selling off inventory. Congressional oversight determines what equipment may be sold to which customer.

    An aircraft going into storage undergoes the following treatments:

    - All guns, ejection seat charges, and classified hardware are removed.
    - The fuel system is protected by draining it, refilling it with lightweight oil, and then draining it again. This leaves a protective oil film.
    - The aircraft is sealed from dust, sunlight, and high temperatures. This is done using a variety of materials, including a high tech vinyl plastic compound that is sprayed on the aircraft. This compound is called spraylat after its producer the Spraylat Corporation, and is applied in two coats, a black coat that seals the aircraft and a white coat that reflects the sun and helps to keep internal temperatures low. The plane is then towed by a tug to its designated "storage" position.

    The Group annually in-processes an undisclosed number of aircraft for storage and out-processes a number of aircraft... There is much scrutiny over who (civilians, companies, foreign governments) can buy what kinds of parts. At times, these sales are canceled. The Air Force for example reclaimed several F-16s from AMARG for the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Courses which were originally meant to be sold to Pakistan, but never delivered due to an early-90's embargo...
     
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    Air Force Communications Service: "The Reins of Command" 1965 USAF James Stewart
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    Published on Oct 29, 2016
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    Jimmy Stewart hosts an overview of the US Air Force Communications Service.

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    The Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC), located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the United States Air Force's only organization for Air Force Network integration, cyber simulation, and network standards, architecture and engineering services...

    History

    ...AFNIC traces its history back to the Army Airways Communications System (AACS), which was organized on November 15, 1938 in the Directorate of Communications of the U.S. Army Air Corps...

    On March 13, 1946, AACS was redesignated Air Communications Service (ACS) and reassigned to the Air Transport Command. The ACS was then redesignated the Airways and Air Communications Service (AACS) on September 11, 1946, and subsequently reassigned to the Military Air Transport Service on June 1, 1948.

    Airways and Air Communications Service became an Air Force major command again on July 1, 1961, and was simultaneously redesignated Air Force Communications Service (AFCS).

    AFCS was redesignated Air Force Communications Command (AFCC) on November 15, 1979. AFCC became a field operating agency on July 1, 1991, reporting to Headquarters United States Air Force. Around this time, it lost all the communications units that had been gathered under it for many years. These units went to the groups or wings they had worked for. It was redesignated Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Agency (AFC4A) on May 28, 1993; AFC4A was redesignated the Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA) on June 13, 1996 and on April 1, 1997 was assigned to the Air Force Communications and Information Center. AFCA was reassigned to HQ United States Air Force on October 1, 2000.

    AFCA was reassigned to HQ Air Force Space Command, the Air Force's designated lead for cyber, on May 4, 2009, and redesignated the Air Force Network Integration Center on July 15, 2009. AFNIC works closely with Twenty-Fourth Air Force on cyber issues.

    In 2012 it was announced that AFNIC would be restructured, divesting some of its cyber mission to Air Force Space Command...

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    James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997), also known as Jimmy Stewart (although he seldom used that name in formal credits), was an American actor and military officer, known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona...

    An early interest in flying led Stewart to gain his Private Pilot certificate in 1935 and Commercial Pilot certificate in 1938...

    Stewart enlisted and was inducted in the Army on March 22, 1941. He became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II...

    In August 1943, Stewart was assigned to the 445th Bomb Group as operations officer of the 703d Bombardment Squadron, but after three weeks became its commander... Stewart was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions as deputy commander of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing... On March 22, 1944, Stewart flew his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin... His official tally of mission credits while assigned to the 445th and 453rd Bomb Groups was 20 sorties.

    Stewart continued to go on missions uncredited... On May 10, 1945, he succeeded to command of the 2nd Bomb Wing, a position he held until June 15. Stewart was one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years...
     
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    Cessna Caravan to Salina, Ks With Olen, Pilot Vlog 95
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    Pilot vlog 95. Flying the Cessna Caravan from the Spirit of Saint Louis airport to lake of the ozarks and then to Salina Kansas and back. During this flight I sat in back so you could get a good view of the executive interior.
     
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    Royal Air Force AWESOME AIRSHOW with the F-35 Military Aircraft flying making people jealous
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    Published on Oct 30, 2016
    A great video of the Royal Air Force F-35 Aircraft at airshow is bound to make people jealous in the YouTube comments section. The F-35A fighter pilots, assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, arrived to perform fourth and fifth generation integration fighter training with F-16 pilots assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing.

    “Integration tactics for the F-16 and F-35 are still being developed, so regular joint training as well as access to our electronic ranges is mutually beneficial,” said Lt. Col. Michael Ferarrio, a 17-year fighter pilot and program manager for the 169th FW. “As leaders of the SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) community, the SCANG has a very high interest in helping develop tactics with our newest SEAD asset, the F-35.”

    The term, generation, refers to an aircraft in relation to the design of its airframe. When the construction of the frame is changed on an aircraft, it signifies the beginning of a new generation. The Air Force’s fourth generation aircraft include the F-15 Eagle and Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets and fifth generation aircraft include the F-22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II.

    In the future, the F-16 and F-35 will work together to provide SEAD and DEAD (Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) for the Combat Air Forces. Joint training is critical to ensure that combatant commanders get assets and pilots that are ready to operate together at a moment’s notice.

    “The benefit here at McEntire is that we have the greatest depth of experience in the SEAD/DEAD mission here between the pilots and the maintainers,” said Ferrario. “The biggest benefit to the Air Force as a whole is to be able to transfer that experience to the latest airframe.”

    This wasn’t the first time working with the F-35A for one crew chief here. Tech. Sgt. Lee Kassay, assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, had the opportunity to work with this aircraft on a recent temporary deployment.

    “Their pilots were very impressed that we knew something about the F-35,” said Kassay. “All of the crew chiefs here are very knowledgeable, so it is easy to teach them and they are willing to learn.”

    McEntire JNGB is looking forward to the future and is posturing for the potential of receiving the F-35. Upgrades to facilities, along with runway and taxiway improvements have been accomplished that would make the transition from F-16s to F-35s a simple process. The 169 FW is poised to receive the latest in advanced fighter technology, the F-35 Lightning II.

    Video Description Credit: Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek

    Video Credit: Sgt. Eric Keenan, Senior Airman Rebecca Long and Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey StSauveur

    Thumbnail Credit: Samuel King Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
     

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