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Flying in Europe Part1, The Flying Reporter, PA28
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Published on Jun 3, 2018
The Flying Reporter sets off on his European adventure. In this series, Jon flies from lydd to Pula in Croatia and back via France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium & Germany.

About the trip:
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USS Harry S. Truman Conducts Flight Operations In Baltic Sea
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Published on Jun 6, 2018
American aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) conducts flight operations in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2018.

Film Credits: MC3 Adelola O Tinubu
 

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Czech JAS-39 Gripen Aerial Refueling & MiG-29 Mock-Interception
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Published on Jun 7, 2018
Czech Aerial Refueling (B-Roll). HD Video by St. Sgt. Tristan McIntire | Regional Media Center (RMC) Europe & AFN Europe | 09.20.2013 -- A Nebraska Air National Guard KC-135R refuels a Czech JAS-39 Gripen fighter over Slovakia and gets mock-intercepted by MiG-29’s as part of the NATO State Partnership Program. More aviation videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/okrajoe

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Friday Flying School; I need YOUR help!
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Published on Jun 7, 2018
EP136 / MOORABBIN AIRPORT / JUNE 7 2018: Ever said "FFS!" with your flight training? Friday Flying School is here to help. Meet Mike Walden - Grade One Instructor and Cirrus CSIP, and see how YOU can get involved and appear on the channel.

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Air Wagner Sunset flight with surprises Cessna 414 N8134Q June 6 2018
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Published on Jun 7, 2018
Air Wagner Sunset flight with surprises Cessna 414 N8134Q June 6 2018
 

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Scenic 200nm Flight | Blackpool To Oban Scotland | ATC Audio
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Published on Jun 4, 2018
We depart Blackpool VFR en-route to Oban, Scotland in the PA28. Sadly en-route there was low cloud near Prestwick so we transitted their Class D Controlled Airspace IFR before joining Oban visually to land.
 

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How to Fly the Martin B-57 Canberra in Single Engine Landings ~ 1955 Martin Aircraft
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Published on Jun 7, 2018
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Contractor's report on how to fly the Martin B-57 Canberra aircraft in emergency single-engine landings.

Originally a public domain film, 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).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_...
Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

The Martin RB-57D Canberra was a specialized high-altitude strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Martin B-57 Canberra tactical bomber, a licence-built version of the English Electric Canberra. It was used by the United States Air Force during the 1950s prior to operational use of the Lockheed U-2...

The RB-57D was built strictly as a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. It originated in a December 1952 USAF study funded by the Wright Air Development Center for a turbojet-powered special reconnaissance aircraft with a radius of 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km; 2,300 mi) that could operate at altitudes of 65,000 feet (20,000 m)... The project was carried out in high secrecy. It was known as Weapon System MX-2147, and the code name was Bald Eagle.

The basic B-57 Canberra design was used as a starting point for the D model, but there were several significant changes incorporated. The most obvious was the greatly enlarged wing. The wingspan was lengthened by 42 feet (13 m) to 106 feet (32 m) overall. The chord of the wing was also increased, which combined with the increased length gave the wing a very high lift capability.

The second major change to the RB-57D was the addition of Pratt & Whitney J57 engines in place of the Wright J65 engines used on all earlier B-57 models. The two J57 engines produced about 20,000 lbf (89.0 kN) total thrust, about 6,000 lbf (26.7 kN) more than the two J65 engines. Other changes in the D model included removal of all fuselage fuel tanks and the addition of "wet wing" fuel cells. All defensive armament was removed, and the bomb bay was also removed and replaced by avionics equipment. The horizontal stabilizer was changed to the variable incidence or "all flying" type. Spoilers were added to the outboard wings to assist the ailerons in roll axis control.

Despite the very enlarged wing, an empty RB-57D weighed not much more than an empty B-57 due to the lightening measures taken. The most extreme measures were taken with the wings, which were thin metal honeycomb sections that formed a full wet wing (even in the leading edges). To avoid the weight of rivets, the wings were assembled with a special glue. The wing skin was waxed for aerodynamic smoothness. With a surface skin of only 0.010 inch thick, dropping a small tool on the wing could damage the skin. Even deicing fluid used on the aircraft could potentially cause the glue used to lose strength.

On takeoff, only 50% engine power was necessary for a takeoff ground roll of about 2,000 feet (610 m). Climbing at 25–30 degrees, the RB-57Ds could reach 50,000 feet (15,000 m) in just 15 minutes. Maximum cruise altitude was 65,000 feet (20,000 m) and the pilots wore full pressure suits. With 200 US gallons (760 l; 170 imp gal) of fuel less than a stock B-57, the RB-57D had twice the duration, approximately seven hours compared to four hours for a B-57. Landing was challenging as the big wing would fly at very low speeds, and the small thrust the engines produced at idle made it difficult to reduce speed for touchdown. Even with the spoilers out and landing gear extended, the plane had a very low sink rate and pilots resorted to holding the RB-57Ds into a series of slight stalls to get the aircraft down to the runway.

Only 20 RB-57Ds were built, but there were four basic variants...

In 1958, the Central Intelligence Agency started sponsoring a program known as Diamond Lil, in which Chinese Nationalist pilots were trained to fly RB-57Ds... During early 1959, they carried out deep penetration reconnaissance flights over the Chinese mainland, photographing airfields, military establishments and ports. They flew in Republic of China Air Force markings, being painted white on top and black on the bottom with lettering stenciled in red.

RB-57D "5643", piloted by Capt Ying-Chin Wang, was shot down and killed on 7 October 1959 by a People's Liberation Army SA-2 surface-to-air missile, which was the first successful shoot-down of an aircraft ever achieved by a SAM...
 

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CH-47 Chinook: "A Day in the Life of a Vietnam War Helicopter Pilot" 1967 US Army
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Published on Jun 3, 2018
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A CH-47 Chinook pilot from the 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion in Vietnam describes his day. The 228th Helicopter Battalion was the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) Chinook Battalion.

From "Your Army Reports" No. 11, "The Big Picture" TV-718.

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

Originally a 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).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_C...
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The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply. It has a wide loading ramp at the rear of the fuselage and three external-cargo hooks. With a top speed of 170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h) the helicopter is faster than contemporary utility and attack helicopters of the 1960s. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its name is from the Native American Chinook people.

The Chinook was designed and initially produced by Boeing Vertol in the early 1960s; it is now produced by Boeing Rotorcraft Systems. It is one of the few aircraft of that era -- along with the fixed-wing Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft -- that remain in production and frontline service, with over 1,200 built to date. The helicopter has been sold to 16 nations with the U.S. Army and the Royal Air Force (see Boeing Chinook (UK variants)) its largest users. The U.S. Army plans to operate the CH-47 Chinook until 2038...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Cava...)

The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team") is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army. It is based at Fort Hood, Texas. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, and in the War in Afghanistan (2001--present). As of 2013, the 1st Cavalry Division is subordinate to III Corps and is commanded by Major General Anthony R. Ierardi...

Vietnam -- 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

he 1st Cavalry Division next fought in the Vietnam War. No longer a conventional infantry unit, the division had become an air assault division as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), commonly referred to as the 1st Air Cavalry Division. The use of helicopters on such large scale as troop carriers, cargo lift ships, MedEvacs, and as aerial rocket artillery, was never before implemented, but by doing so it freed the infantry from the tyranny of terrain to attack the enemy at the time and place of their choosing. In 1965, colors and subordinate unit designations of the 1st Cavalry Division were transferred from Korea to Fort Benning, Georgia, where they were used to reflag the existing the 11th Air Assault Division (Test) into 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Concurrently, the colors and subordinate unit designations were transferred to Korea to reflag what had been the 1st Cavalry Division into the 2nd Infantry Division.

Shortly thereafter, the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) began deploying to Camp Radcliffe, An Khe, Vietnam, in the Central Highlands and was equipped with the new M16 rifle, the UH-1 troop carrier helicopter, the AH-1 attack helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter, and the massive CH-54 Skycrane cargo helicopter...

http://www.228th.org/

228th ASHB was the 1st Cavalry Division's Chinook Battalion. The Bn had three companies of CH-47 aircraft. Each company had 16 "Hooks." The Battalion Headquarters (HHC) had a UH-1D/H "Slick" and one OH-6A "Loach." Guns-A-Go-Go was originally the 53rd Aviation Detachment and became the 1st Aviation Detachment when it was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in November 1966.
 

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'It's only a matter of time' before cyberterrorists HACK an aircraft and bring it down says the Department of Homeland Security

  • Federal government researchers assess cyber threats to aviation
  • Detailed report based on successful hack of Boeing 757 aircraft in 2016
  • Government researchers say Boeing aircraft lack necessary cyber protections
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ach-systems-board-civilian-airlines-says.html
 

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Tropical Island Flying! Beautiful + Painful - Smashed my head in strong turbulence
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Published on Jun 8, 2018
General Aviation in the Dominican Republic is a challenge for several reasons…
Proud to be associated with ForeFlight: http://www.foreflight.com/flightchops/
Visit http://www.FlightChops.com for behind the scenes and monthly GiveAways!

To see over 125 curated episodes, from Tail Wheel and Aerobatics, to IFR and WarBirds!
Please visit:
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MASSIVE thanks to Rodrigo!
The cool thing about Rodrigo being a Pastor is that his family came with him supporting his idea,
and incredibly now are opening a Boutique Hotel next door to the beach of one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the beautiful town of Bayahibe.
He will also be giving rides/ flights to the people that stay at his families Hotel Caribbean Revelation and to FLIGHT CHOPS Fans and SUPPORTERS

To contact him visit: www.caribbean-revelation.com
 

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AOPA Live This Week - June 7, 2018
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Published on Jun 8, 2018
We fly the super speedy Lancair Mako. The Bob Hoover Aviation Academy making a difference for disadvantaged teens. Pylons on hot air balloons.
 

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How to Fly the Martin B-57 Canberra in Single Engine Landings ~ 1955 Martin Aircraft
Jeff Quitney


Published on Jun 7, 2018
Aircraft playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

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Contractor's report on how to fly the Martin B-57 Canberra aircraft in emergency single-engine landings.

Originally a public domain film, 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).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_...
Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

The Martin RB-57D Canberra was a specialized high-altitude strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Martin B-57 Canberra tactical bomber, a licence-built version of the English Electric Canberra. It was used by the United States Air Force during the 1950s prior to operational use of the Lockheed U-2...

The RB-57D was built strictly as a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. It originated in a December 1952 USAF study funded by the Wright Air Development Center for a turbojet-powered special reconnaissance aircraft with a radius of 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km; 2,300 mi) that could operate at altitudes of 65,000 feet (20,000 m)... The project was carried out in high secrecy. It was known as Weapon System MX-2147, and the code name was Bald Eagle.

The basic B-57 Canberra design was used as a starting point for the D model, but there were several significant changes incorporated. The most obvious was the greatly enlarged wing. The wingspan was lengthened by 42 feet (13 m) to 106 feet (32 m) overall. The chord of the wing was also increased, which combined with the increased length gave the wing a very high lift capability.

The second major change to the RB-57D was the addition of Pratt & Whitney J57 engines in place of the Wright J65 engines used on all earlier B-57 models. The two J57 engines produced about 20,000 lbf (89.0 kN) total thrust, about 6,000 lbf (26.7 kN) more than the two J65 engines. Other changes in the D model included removal of all fuselage fuel tanks and the addition of "wet wing" fuel cells. All defensive armament was removed, and the bomb bay was also removed and replaced by avionics equipment. The horizontal stabilizer was changed to the variable incidence or "all flying" type. Spoilers were added to the outboard wings to assist the ailerons in roll axis control.

Despite the very enlarged wing, an empty RB-57D weighed not much more than an empty B-57 due to the lightening measures taken. The most extreme measures were taken with the wings, which were thin metal honeycomb sections that formed a full wet wing (even in the leading edges). To avoid the weight of rivets, the wings were assembled with a special glue. The wing skin was waxed for aerodynamic smoothness. With a surface skin of only 0.010 inch thick, dropping a small tool on the wing could damage the skin. Even deicing fluid used on the aircraft could potentially cause the glue used to lose strength.

On takeoff, only 50% engine power was necessary for a takeoff ground roll of about 2,000 feet (610 m). Climbing at 25–30 degrees, the RB-57Ds could reach 50,000 feet (15,000 m) in just 15 minutes. Maximum cruise altitude was 65,000 feet (20,000 m) and the pilots wore full pressure suits. With 200 US gallons (760 l; 170 imp gal) of fuel less than a stock B-57, the RB-57D had twice the duration, approximately seven hours compared to four hours for a B-57. Landing was challenging as the big wing would fly at very low speeds, and the small thrust the engines produced at idle made it difficult to reduce speed for touchdown. Even with the spoilers out and landing gear extended, the plane had a very low sink rate and pilots resorted to holding the RB-57Ds into a series of slight stalls to get the aircraft down to the runway.

Only 20 RB-57Ds were built, but there were four basic variants...

In 1958, the Central Intelligence Agency started sponsoring a program known as Diamond Lil, in which Chinese Nationalist pilots were trained to fly RB-57Ds... During early 1959, they carried out deep penetration reconnaissance flights over the Chinese mainland, photographing airfields, military establishments and ports. They flew in Republic of China Air Force markings, being painted white on top and black on the bottom with lettering stenciled in red.

RB-57D "5643", piloted by Capt Ying-Chin Wang, was shot down and killed on 7 October 1959 by a People's Liberation Army SA-2 surface-to-air missile, which was the first successful shoot-down of an aircraft ever achieved by a SAM...

I happen to be familiar with the Canberra.

Two things stand out as unique to me about the plane:

1. You started it with a (large) fargin shotgun shell. TINS

2. The nose on the fargin thing was so low to the ground that I sat on it with my feet on the fargin ramp.

3. The plane was a total bitch to land. I never saw one land correctly. ALWAYS had some trouble... mostly bounce, bounce, power spools up, plane goes around for another bouncy-bounce try at landing. Fargin plane would rise up five feet just as you think it is going to finally stay down. Weird to see.

[Monty Python Inquisition Break In] "THREE!! Three things unique!" [/off]
 

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TBM850 is BACK! Time to go to Work - Flight VLOG
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Published on Jun 8, 2018
Join me as we pick up the TBM from its annual maintenance inspection and go back to work flying!

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Welcome Home: First British F-35Bs Arrive At Their New Base | Forces TV
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Published on Jun 7, 2018
The first British F-35B aircraft have arrived at their new home at RAF Marham, following a 4,000-mile journey from the United States. Four of the fifth generation stealth fighters made the journey across the Atlantic. The UK has committed to purchasing 138 of the jets.

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US AIR FORCE CLOSES IN ON ASSESSMENT OF LOCKHEED'S FA-50 || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 10, 2018
The US Air Force is nearing a second agreement to conduct an airworthiness assessment for an airplane it does not currently plan to buy — in this case, Lockheed Martin's FA-50 light attack aircraft.

By: Valerie Insinna

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2016/...
 

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3 THUNDERSTORMS 1 Cessna Caravan, Flying From Nassau to St Louis
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Published on Jun 11, 2018
Pilot Vlog 170. I fly the airlines to Nassau, Bahamas to pick up a Cessna Caravan 208 and fly it single pilot IFR back to St Louis. To clear customs we land at Fort Pierce Florida and due to thunderstorms land at Tallahassee and spend the night before flying the rest of the trip the next morning. ATC is included in the video.
 

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Air Wagner Oakland to South Lake Tahoe Cessna 414 N8134Q June 10 2018
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
Air Wagner Oakland to South Lake Tahoe Cessna 414 N8134Q June 10 2018
 

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AMERICAN AIRLINES DC-3 FLAGSHIPS OF THE AIR 1940s PROMOTIONAL FILM 23864
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Published on Jun 5, 2018
Made in the 1940s, FLAGSHIPS OF THE AIR presents a brief history of transportation, ending with the invention of the airplane, and the compression of time and space that came along with it. The film features the Douglas DC-3, American Airlines flagships. Stewardess service is seen at the 6 minute mark, and a transcontinental journey. The film emphasizes the safety of air travel, and explains how pilots navigate, and the safety checks made with meteorologists prior to flight. A travel agency is seen at the 18:30 mark. Views of New York City from the air are seen at the 23 minute mark.

The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.

The DC-3 was a twin engine metal monoplane, developed as a larger, improved 14 bed sleeper version of the Douglas DC-2. It had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range and could operate from short runways. It was also reliable, easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war it pioneered many air travel routes. It was able to cross the continental United States, making transcontinental flights and worldwide flights possible, and is considered to be the first airliner that could make money by carrying passengers alone.

Civil DC-3 production ended in 1942 with only 607 aircraft being produced. However, together with its military derivative, the C-47 Skytrain (designated the Dakota in RAF Service), and with Russian and Japanese built versions, over 16,000 were built. Following the Second World War, the airliner market was flooded with surplus C-47s and other transport aircraft and attempts to produce an upgraded super DC-3 were a failure.

While the DC-3 was soon made redundant on main routes by more advanced types such as the Douglas DC-6 and Lockheed Constellation, the design continued to prove exceptionally adaptable and useful. Large numbers continued to see service in a wide variety of niche roles well into the 21st century. Approximately 400 DC-3s and converted C-47s are still flying to this day as a testament to the durability of the design, many examples being over 70 years old. There is speculation that the DC-3 may become the first airliner to see over a century of operation.

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IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT... A WATER BARRIER and Flying The Cessna Citation to Las Vegas
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
Pilot Vlog 171. Flying the Cessna Citation XLS private jet to Las Vegas, then an airline flight back to St Louis. The XLS is equipped with a water barrier to reduce the flow of water from the door in the event of ditching. I couldn't demonstrate it's use because, Once installed, it locks in place and has to be removed by an A&P.
 

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EPIC Formation Flying Experience
Stefan Drury


Published on Jun 13, 2018
EP137: In this SPECIAL PILOT VLOG fly along on an epic formation flying experience! Featuring the formation flight briefing, departure and landings at Tyabb Airport, four aircraft flying up the coast, and getting there and back in the Cirrus SR22.

Filmed with pilots and aircraft from the Peninsula Aero Club. The aircraft are 2 x Cessna 152, a Super Decathlon, and a Cessna 172. Thanks to Chris for organising the day, and pilots Grace, David, Jason, Gareth, and Steve for flying.
 

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USAF Aircraft Takeoff In European Military Exercises (2018)
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
U.S. Air Force aircraft (F-16, F-15, and B-1B in this video) have joined military exercises in Europe as part of Baltops-18 and Saber Strike-18 and Trojan Footprint-18. Baltops is an annual multinational exercise designed to enhance interoperability between NATO nations in the Baltic region. Saber Strike is a U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise to improve land and air operational capabilities on the NATO forward front in Europe. Trojan Footprint is a U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise over land, sea and air that rapidly deploys NATO and partner nation Special Operations Forces from 13 nations to the Baltic region. All footage filmed in May and June, 2018.

Film Credits: TSgt Roidan Carlson, Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf
 

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COSFORD AIRSHOW 2018 HIGHLIGHTS - AIRSHOW WORLD
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Published on Jun 11, 2018
COSFORD AIRSHOW 2018 HIGHLIGHTS - AIRSHOW WORLD
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Aero Expo 2018
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Published on Jun 14, 2018
The Flying Reporter attends his first ever Aero Expo.
The CAA apologises for delays in issuing licenses, SkyDemon talks about how the product came about, and some of Jon's supporters say hello.
 

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Air Wagner leaving South Lake Tahoe in Cessna 414 N8134Q June 12 2018
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Published on Jun 14, 2018
Air Wagner leaving South Lake Tahoe in Cessna 414 N8134Q June 12 2018
 

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AOPA Live This Week - June 14, 2018
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
South Carolina’s Triple Tree Aerodrome was packed with young pilots on a gorgeous weekend, and watch how aviation brought this father and son closer. Also this week, BasicMed aircraft options expand, and the latest on the fight for pricing parity.
 

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Bomber Ladies in the Traffic Pattern, C172 flight
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Published on Jun 13, 2018
Sparta and Tracker, reminiscent of their shared Bomber days, reunited in a Skyhawk. Tracker gives a talk on, refreshing Sparta's small aircraft experience, and Sparta applies her flight expertise in helping Tracker improve her technique. (History: Sparta was my Pilot and I her Navigator when we were both flying in the B52).
 

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Air Wagner round trip Auburn to Sacramento June 18 2018 N8134Q Cessna 414
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Published on Jun 19, 2018
Air Wagner round trip Auburn to Sacramento June 18 2018 N8134Q Cessna 414
 

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CANSEC 2018: AW101/CH-149 Leonardo Cormorant Mid-Life Update
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
Mark Fair, Leonardo Helicopters Head of Customer Support and Training , Canada, talks about the RCAF AW101/CH-149 Cormorant Search & Rescue helicopter proposed mid-life upgrade programme.
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ALTERNATE HISTORY, AMERICA HAS SELECTED THE X-32 OVER THE F-35 || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 20, 2018
The F-35 Lightning, the ultimate result of the Joint Strike Fighter program, is entering service with the Marines and Air Force. Its prototype, the X-35, won the competition in 2001, but it wasn't the only serious contender. In fact, we were close to going in a very different direction. Boeing had its own entry into the JSF competition, the X-32, which would have been the F-32 had it won.

By: Dave Majumdar

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'SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY: WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FLY IN A SUPERSONIC T-38 TALON || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on Jun 17, 2018
The original intent of my visit to Beale, a U.S. Air Force Base just north of Sacramento, CA, was a first-person account of a flight aboard the venerable U-2, America's high-altitude surveillance aircraft known as Dragon Lady, which flies above 70,000 feet.

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94th AERO SQUADRON EDDIE RICKENBACKER PROFILE AMERICA'S #1 WORLD WAR I ACE 61274
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Published on Jun 21, 2018
Dating to the late 1950s, this exceptional profile of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's #1 World War I ace, was made during his lifetime and is narrated and hosted by Arthur Godfrey. "The Immortal Ace" features footage of the Lafayette Escadrille, 94th Aero Squadron, and Capt. Eddie as well as his comrades. At 10:37 the presentation of the Medal of Honor with President Hoover and many members of the 94th is shown. At 12:00, Rickenbacker does a sign off by shaking the hand of a P-80 jet pilot.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also considered to have won the most awards for valor by an American during the war. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the long time head of Eastern Air Lines.

When, in 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, Rickenbacker had enlisted in the United States Army and was soon training in France with some of the first American troops. He arrived in France on June 26, 1917, as a Sergeant First Class.

Most men chosen for pilot training had college degrees and Rickenbacker had to struggle to gain permission to fly because of his perceived lack of academic qualifications. Because of his mechanical abilities, Rickenbacker was assigned as engineering officer at the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center at Issoudun, the US Air Service's pursuit training facility, where he practiced flying during his free time. He learned to fly well, but because his mechanical skills were so highly valued, Rickenbacker's superiors tried to prevent him from attaining his wings with the other pilots.

Rickenbacker demonstrated that he had a qualified replacement, and the military awarded him a place in one of America's air combat units, the 94th Aero Squadron, informally known as the "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron after its insignia. Originally he flew the Nieuport 28, at first without armament. On April 29, 1918, Rickenbacker shot down his first plane. On May 28, he claimed his fifth to become an ace. Rickenbacker was awarded the French Croix de Guerre that month for his five victories.

On May 30, he scored his sixth victory. It would be his last for three and a half months. He developed an ear infection in July which almost ended his flying career and grounded him for several weeks. He shot down Germany's hottest new fighter, the Fokker D.VII, on September 14 and another the next day.

On September 24, 1918, now a captain, he was named commander of the squadron, and on the following day, he claimed two more German planes, for which he was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. After claiming yet another Fokker D.VII on September 27, he became a balloon buster by downing observation balloons on September 28, October 1, October 27, and October 30, 1918. Thirteen more wins followed in October bringing his total to thirteen Fokker D.VIIs, four other German fighters, five highly defended observation balloons, and only four of the easier two-seated reconnaissance planes.

The military determined ace status by verifying combat claims by a pilot, but confirmation, too, was needed from ground witnesses, affirmations of other pilots, or observation of the wreckage of the opposing enemy aircraft. If no witnesses could be found, a reported kill was not counted. It was an imperfect system, dependent on the frailties of human observation, as well as vagaries of weather and terrain. Most aces' records are thus 'best estimates', not 'exact counts'. Nevertheless, Rickenbacker's 26 victories remained the American record until World War II.

Rickenbacker flew a total of 300 combat hours, reportedly more than any other U.S. pilot in the war. When Rickenbacker learned of the Armistice, he flew an airplane above the western front to observe the ceasefire and the displays of joy and comradeship, as the formerly warring troops crossed the front lines and joined in the celebrations.

Rickenbacker was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross a record eight times. One of these awards was converted in 1930 to the Medal of Honor. He was also awarded the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre by France. In 1919, Rickenbacker was discharged from the Army Air Service with the rank of captain.

This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
 

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Flying a PC-12 at one of the coolest airports in the world!
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Published on Jun 22, 2018
This was “Rock Star” treatment being picked up to test fly the new Bose ProFlight!
Proud to be associated with ForeFlight: http://www.foreflight.com/flightchops/
Visit http://www.FlightChops.com for behind the scenes and monthly GiveAways!

To see over 125 curated episodes, from Tail Wheel and Aerobatics, to IFR and WarBirds!
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MASSIVE thanks to Sporty’s and Bose for hosting us on this one!
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TOP SECRET Mission to the BAHAMAS flying the CESSNA CARAVAN!
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Published on Jun 22, 2018
Looking for the best of the best of the Secret Agents to join me on this flight as we fly the Cessna Caravan over to a Private Island in the Bahamas on a special mission.
 

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AOPA Live This Week - June 21, 2018
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Published on Jun 22, 2018
Tom Haines climbs into the cockpit of an attack jet with general aviation blood. Fly out with us to the Montana movie set for "Always." The Cirrus Jet scores big.
 

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Racing a Delta 737 into Key West **See Description**
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Published on Jun 22, 2018
Rebecca and Cisco join me for a Father's Day Cessna 172 flight from Miami to Key West with flight following. Cisco gets to try piloting his first time ever flying in a small plane.

The Key West tower controller tests the landing skills of a rusty old pilot. Delta Flight 2878 left KATL the same time we left KTMB. It was a close race.

Key West is a great destination for South Florida pilots wanting a "Hundred Dollar Cheeseburger in Paradise." We did this as an easy day-trip. Try renting bikes to save cab fare and tour the town!

The flight includes startup and takeoff from Tamiami, a touch and go at Homestead General, flight over the Everglades, Florida Bay and down along the lower keys

Key West is closer to Havana (90nm) than Miami (110nm).
Music at the end is "Sabana Havana" by Jimmy Fontanez; Media Right Productions.

Thanks to Tory, Neetu and Carly at Signature Key West!

Flight Track N64429: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...

Flight Track Delta 2878: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...
 

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Air Wagner Uneventful VFR flight in Cessna 414 N8134Q June 20 2018
Jerry W


Published on Jun 21,