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  • (Vanity)(Hillary's Jet) Any executive pilots on FR ?

    09/22/2016 10:27:14 PM PDT · by Celerity · 48 replies
    Self | 9/23/16 | Celerity
    Ever since Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton at the end of June this year, I've been really bothered by something. Compelled to meditate on it and figure it out. I'm having some trouble, and need to ask for Freerepublic input. Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton on the tarmac, and Bill entered Loretta's FBI-owned Government plane. There are reports of them entering a 3rd plane but nothing seems to support that claim. Now that we're all caught up, I'll let you know that I've been wracking my brain on this one. But one of the more sublime enigmas came more recently....
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Iconic African American magazines Ebony, Jet sold to Texas firm

    06/16/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    Austin private equity firm Clear View Group has purchased two iconic African American lifestyle magazines from Chicago-based Johnson Publishing in a sale that took place in May, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ebony, a periodical that has reflected the lives of African Americans since 1945, was a notable influence and observer during the civil-rights movement of the 1960s. Historical images of subjects such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and Lena Horne were not part of the sale. Jet magazine has transformed from print to digital only.
  • Norwegian F16 jet shoots up control tower, officers inside

    04/25/2016 12:36:50 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 19 replies
    RT.com ^ | 25 Apr, 2016
    The Norwegian Air Force has been left feeling awkward after one of its F-16 jets on a drill mistakenly opened fire on a control tower with three officers who were inside at the time of the mock attack. An investigation has been started into the grave error, which took place on Tarva, off Norway’s west coast, AFP was told by military spokesman Captain Brynjar Stordal. Astonishingly, no one was injured in the incident. On April 12-13, two F-16s were performing a mock attack on an enemy station on the uninhabited island, when one of them mistakenly opened fire on the...
  • Donald Trump’s Jet, a Regular on the Campaign Trail, Isn’t Registered to Fly

    04/19/2016 5:33:24 PM PDT · by Spunky · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 19, 2016 | By SUSANNE CRAIG
    Over the past several months, Donald J. Trump has crisscrossed the country making dozens of campaign stops in places like Sioux City, Iowa, and Jackson, Miss., often in his sleek Cessna jet. There is just one hitch: The plane’s registration is expired. Records kept with the Federal Aviation Administration show the aircraft’s registration lapsed on Jan. 31. Laura J. Brown, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, confirmed that the plane’s registration was not in good standing and said the owner had not renewed it.
  • Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED”

    11/27/2015 12:53:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | George Washington
    In his role as Norad commander for Alaska, McInerney dealt with more Russian fighter jet incursions (which he calls "bear penetrations") than anyone else in the world. So McInerney knows how to tell innocent from hostile incursions by foreign fighter jets, standard rules of engagement of foreign fighter jets, how to read radar tracks, and the other things he would need to know to form an informed opinion about the shootdown of a foreign jet. Yesterday, McInerney told Fox News - much to the surprise of the reporter interviewing him - that assuming the Turkish version of the flight path...
  • Russia Suspends Visa-Free Travel With Turkey

    11/27/2015 9:30:36 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 27, 2015 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow will halt the existing visa-free regime starting Jan. 1, saying that Turkey has become a conduit for terrorists and has been reluctant to share information with Moscow about Russian citizens accused of involvement in terrorist activities. Turkey's downing of the Russian military jet Tuesday, the first time in half a century that a NATO member shot down a Russian plane, has...
  • Feds initiate aircraft noise studies (FAA Next Gen)

    11/26/2015 11:14:33 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | 11/25/2015 | Alicia Castro
    In response to public outcry over aircraft noise above Los Altos and other Bay Area cities, the Federal Aviation Administration last week issued a plan to consider changes to flight traffic. The FAA in October began analyzing potential modifications to its aircraft paths, including offshore routes, higher-altitude travel and reduced nighttime operations. "I welcome this important first step the FAA has developed," said U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, who worked alongside Reps. Sam Farr and Jackie Speier to engage the FAA. Eshoo said FAA leadership would follow up with community meetings through the representatives' offices to explain the plan to...
  • At 9:24 a.m. Tuesday, the Turks had finally had enough...

    11/25/2015 12:34:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Lauren Williams and Roland Oliphant, The Telegraph
    The dogfight did not come out of the blue. For days, Russian jets had been roaring along the Turkish border, bombing the hills on the Syrian side in support of an Assad regime attack on rebel forces. Around 9 a.m. local time Tuesday, the Turks decided they had had enough. As two Sukhoi-24 fighter bombers flew over a spit of Turkish territory that juts into Syria, they scrambled two of their own fighters and issued warnings. The Turkish jets, F-16s sold to Ankara by their close NATO allies the United States, engaged and shot down one of the SU-24s. The...
  • The A-4 Skyhawk Was the Navy’s Best Little Bomber

    10/20/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 20, 2015 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    On Aug. 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s army stormed into the tiny kingdom of Kuwait with 120,000 troops and 300 tanks. While the invasion certainly shocked the world, the Iraqis did not roll in completely unopposed. Among the first responders were Kuwaiti air force A-4KU Skyhawks, which took off under artillery bombardment and lashed out at the invaders. By the time the little jets and their pilots evacuated Kuwait – some landed on highways after their bases were overrun – they had gunned down a third of the nine Iraqi helicopters reported destroyed, and wrecked an unknown number of Iraqi vehicles....
  • Here's the Russian jet that's terrorizing Syria's anti-Assad rebels (Similar to A-10 Warthog)

    10/15/2015 8:22:03 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Jeremy Bender
    Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes perform during the Aviadarts military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia, August 2, 2015. As the Syrian military begins its push to take back opposition-held areas in northwestern Syria, Russia has provided backing through an intensifying aerial campaign. Among the planes Moscow has used to back the Syrian military's attempted advance is a Russian combat aircraft that some have compared to the US's venerated A-10 Warthog. The Russian Su-25 Frogfoot is a low-flying tank-like plane that specializes in providing aerial cover and attacking ground targets. The Frogfoot is a sturdy plane,...
  • Russian jet 'shot down by Turkish forces after planes violated country's airspace'

    10/10/2015 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/15 | Sam Tonkin
    Turkish forces are said to have shot down a Russian jet after it flew into the country's airspace, according to unconfirmed reports on social media. It has been claimed by eyewitnesses that there was a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria, while three fighter planes were seen overhead. Rumours of a jet being shot out of the sky come amid heightening tensions between Russian president Vladimir Putin and the West.
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Now THIS is Cool (If You're an Airplane Geek)... JET-Powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380!

    09/01/2015 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Jet-powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380! I wonder how much he spent on this thing...  This radio-controlled Airbus A380-800 super-jumbo replica -built by German enthusiasts- has got to be the coolest RC model I've ever seen. I remember when I was a kid, being wowed by my uncle's impressive RC collection, including multi-engine stuff and 'copters... but JETS? News to me! And this one looks, sounds, and even moves at a pace that comes across as 'the real thing' easily on video... the jet roar is more than a little bit cool! The plane is marked in Singapore Airlines...
  • Iran Deploys New Fighter Jets Meant to Combat Israel

    08/18/2015 4:19:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/15 | Ari Yashar
    Iran's Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan on Tuesday gave a run-down of the army's upcoming military buildup, and revealed that a new fighter jet announced in February has been delivered to the Iranian Air Force. Dehqan said the domestic double-cockpit supersonic Saeqeh 2 jets - whose name means "Thunderbolt" - have been deployed, reports the semi-official Fars News Agency. The jet, unveiled in February, is meant to be capable of tracing American and Israeli fighter jets according to the paper, which cited a senior Air Force commander Col. Houshang Monfaredzadeh saying as much back in February. .....
  • Concorde Mark 2: Airbus files plans for new supersonic jet

    08/04/2015 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:20PM BST 04 Aug 2015 | By Alan Tovey, Industry Editor
    New jet could cut flight time from London to New York to just one hour The new jet could fly from London to New York in an hour - opening up the possibility of a transatlantic return journey in a day. Concorde 2 would be capable of flying more than four times the speed of sound – or more than 2,500mph, according to documents lodged with the US Patent Office by the aerospace and defence group The filings refer to an “ultra-rapid air vehicle” and “method of aerial locomotion” for the aircraft, which would cruise at an altitude of more...
  • Report: Israeli Jet Struck Weapons Depots in Libya

    04/04/2015 2:44:24 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4-4-2015 | Gil Ronen
    Arab news sources reported at week's end that an unidentified jet believed to be Israeli destroyed warehouses in southern Libya that held weapons bought by Iran for Hamas. According to the reports in Al Watan and other news outlets, the warehouses were completely destroyed. The weapons that were inside them had allegedly been purchased by Iran, by means of weapons dealers in Sudan and Chad, and were supposed to be smuggled to Hamas through Egypt, by means of the smuggling tunnels between Sinai ands Gaza.
  • Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video–From a Jet

    01/26/2015 9:14:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/15 | Wynton Hall
    On Sunday, President Barack Obama released an anti-oil drilling environmental video shot aboard Air Force One–an aircraft that has a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity. The video, which shows Obama aboard Air Force One, is interspersed with scenes of arctic animals and wildlife landscapes, reports National Public Radio (NPR). It’s all part of Obama’s ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) newly proposed plan to ban roads, permanent structures, vehicles, drilling, and mining on 12.28 million acres in ANWR. On Saturday, Obama flew Air Force One over 8,000+ miles to India to discuss global warming and other issues.
  • Is this proof mysterious bangs heard on both sides of Atlantic WERE caused by a top-secret jet?

    12/01/2014 7:15:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston, Dan Bloom and Stephanie Linning
    here was growing evidence today that some kind of hypersonic jet may have been the cause of the mysterious bangs heard over both the UK and the US on Saturday. Engineering expert Dr Bhupendra Khandelwa told MailOnline he believes the loud, repetitive bangs sounded like an experimental jet engine called a pulse detonation engine (PDE). Other theories - including weather phenomenon or meteors and space junk 'burning up' in the atmosphere - have been largely dismissed by experts. And a video showing a PDE being tested in a lab appears to add weight to Dr Khandelwa's claim.
  • This is what it takes to outfit an airplane with WIFI. (video)

    09/25/2014 4:58:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dump.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | United Airways
    http://www.dump.com/airplanewifi/https://hub.united.com/en-us/news/products-services/pages/united-installs-satellite-wi-fi.aspx
  • BREAKING Officials: Military aircraft crashed in Augusta County

    08/27/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT · by iceskater · 25 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM EST | Shawn Maclauchlan
    A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be an F-115, but officials have not confirmed this yet.
  • ‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.
  • Did camera catch Malaysia Airlines jet's moment of impact?

    07/17/2014 2:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Fireball, plume of black smoke seen in amateur video.
  • Military Jet Crashes in California Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    abc ^ | june 4, 2014
    The crash occurred early Wednesday evening. Television reports show at least one home on fire on a residential street in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, but he has no further details.
  • Mystery Malaysia flight may have been hundreds of miles off course (CNN Breaking)

    03/11/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 474 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-11-2014 | Michael Pearson and Jethro Mullen
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hundreds of miles off course, traveling in the opposite direction from its original destination and had stopped sending identifying transponder codes before it disappeared, a senior Malaysian Air Force official told CNN Tuesday. If correct, these are ominous signs that could call into question whether someone in the cockpit might have deliberately steered the plane away from its intended destination, a former U.S. aviation investigator said. "This kind of deviation in course is simply inexplicable," said Paul Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board. (snip) The Malaysian Air Force lost track of...
  • Navy X-47B

    Just 5 months ago ( July 10, 2013 ) the Navy successfully conducted take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, with a new stealth jet called the X-47B. What is so different about this plane is the fact that it is a 'drone'. Yes, it is completely unmanned. Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones. Note that this aircraft is stealth, meaning the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place. In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one...
  • DEBUNKED: 10 Airplane Myths That People Still Believe

    09/26/2013 12:03:19 PM PDT · by oxcart · 206 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/24/13 | Alex Davies
    Flying can be a mysterious experience: Planes are incredibly complicated, even scary machines, and pilots and flight attendants don't tell you too much about what's going on. So it makes sense that people believe all sorts of interesting "facts" about air travel. The problem is, a lot of them aren't true. From "you get drunk faster in the air" to "the air in planes is riddled with germs," here are 10 airplane myths that needed to be debunked. 1. Opening a plane door while in flight is a real safety risk.It isn't. When the plane is at cruising altitude, it's...
  • Guide Dog Saves Baby's Life by Pushing Pram Away From Out-of-Control Car

    09/21/2013 3:37:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/21 | Steve White
    Brave black labrador Jet is lavished with praise after springing into action to save her registered blind owner's one-year-old sonA guide dog saved the life of a baby by shoving the little boy’s pram out of the way of an out-of-control car. Black labrador Jet sprung into action when her owner Jessica Cowley was crossing the entrance to a car park with her one-year-old, Jacob in his buggy. A car coming out of the car park was shunted from behind and knocked Jessica over. But clever Jet immediately pushed Jacob’s pram out of the way. Jessica, 26, who is registered...
  • You Can't Cut The Line For A G650, The $65 Million Private Jet Billionaires Are Drooling Over

    06/27/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/13 | Alex Davies
    For more than two years, there's been speculation about who is lining up for the Gulfstream G650, the new private jet that has quickly become one of the most impressive aircraft in the skies today. In 2011, the New York Post reported Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and Ralph Lauren were all lining up to drop $65 million on the jet. But for those who are just looking to get on the list now, the next available plane won't be delivered until 2017 — and there's no way to jump the line, Gulfstream says. "You are not allowed to sell your...
  • Fire drama on Heathrow jet: delays as plane makes emergency landing with smoke pouring from engine

    05/24/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT · by oxcart · 34 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 05/24/13 | Matthew Beard
    A British Airways jet carrying 75 passengers was forced to perform an emergency landing at Heathrow today with smoke and flames pouring from one engine. Eye-witnesses reported seeing a fire in the right-hand engine of the Airbus 319 as it was forced to land just minutes after it took off at 8.17am bound for Norway’s capital Oslo. Residents on the Heathrow flight path said there was an "almighty blow-out" from the aircraft as it flew at just a few thousand feet above them. BA said the jet, which is now being examined by investigators, had developed a "technical fault". Suggestions...
  • Obama Czar Rattner Decries 'Climate-Change Deniers'—But Flies Big Private Jet

    01/29/2013 9:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I hate to criticize a fellow pilot, but when one engages in such sky-high hypocrisy, well . . . On Morning Joe today, former Obama car czar Steve Rattner, a very successful hedge fund manager, decried "climate-change denier[s]." This is the same Rattner who, at last report, owned a "15,000-square-foot mansion on Martha’s Vineyard, to which [he] flies regularly on a Dassault Falcon 2000 jet [see file photo] he pilots himself." Rattner wrung his hands over the fact that we're "putting millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere every day." But just earlier this week, the New York Times...
  • Russian Fighter Jet comes in fast and low over highway (Video)

    09/24/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT · by Dysart · 44 replies
    Incredible Video
  • GE ENGINE FOR DELTA 777

    12/28/2011 10:31:18 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    Photobucket ^ | swampsniper
    Raw power!
  • Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra

    12/13/2011 5:56:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/13/11 | Staff
    Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon. The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology. Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands
  • Chinese Fighter Jet Nose-Dives into Field at Show

    10/14/2011 7:34:12 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 14, 2011 | AP
    A chinese air force jet crashed at an air show on Friday (video below) leaving one of the pilots missing and presumed dead.
  • President Obama Begins Bus Tour in Minnesota (fueled by Big Oil - flies in on his private jet)

    08/15/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    KTVN ^ | 8/15/11
    President Obama Begins Bus Tour in MinnesotaUpdated: Aug 15, 2011 12:47 PM EDT President Barack Obama has set out from St. Paul, Minn., on a three-day bus tour that will give him a chance to hear directly from a public frustrated with Washington even as Republican presidential hopefuls ramp up their campaigning. Air Force One landed midmorning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Obama disembarked under sunny skies and greeted a small crowd at a rope line. He then boarded an unmarked black bus for a 40-minute drive south to Cannon Falls, Minn., for a town hall event. Obama's first...
  • 400 MPH RC JET [I'd DIE For One ...]

    08/08/2011 11:24:24 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 19 replies
    wimp.com ^ | unknown | unknown
    Video only - waaay kewl !!! http://www.wimp.com/mphplane/
  • Summit snags on tax fight (How much should Pelosi be taxed for her corporate jet usage?)

    07/11/2011 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/11 | S.A. MILLER
    Summit snags on tax fightWeeks left before 'catastrophic damage' By S.A. MILLER Post Correspondent Last Updated: 6:51 AM, July 11, 2011 WASHINGTON -- He won't take no for an answer. President Obama strode into make-or-break budget talks yesterday ready to go to the mat over his plan for tax hikes, despite Republicans insisting it's a deal breaker. **SNIP** A deal pushed by the White House began to unravel Saturday when Boehner nixed Obama's proposed tax increases on wealthy Americans, oil companies and corporate jets. Both sides hardened their opposing positions after a dismal jobs report Friday showed that the unemployment...
  • Jet Plane Crashes in Russia, at Least 38 Dead

    06/20/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 6/20/11 | FOX
    A passenger jet crash-landed Monday on a desolate stretch of road in northwest Russia, killing at least 38 people, the country’s state news agency reported. The plane reportedly took off from Moscow and contained 48 passengers and five crewmembers. It is unclear what brought the plane down about 2 miles from Petrozavodsk airport, its destination, reported Itar-Tass. But the Tupolev-134 plane caught fire and the fuselage was reportedly completely destroyed. Those injured were considered in serious condition. Authorities began an investigation into the crash; early signs point to a mechanical error, Itar-Tass reported, citing a source.
  • Fighter-jet engines 'stolen from Israeli base' [8 F16/F15 Engines]

    06/13/2011 4:14:48 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | June 13, 2011 | AFP
    Israel's military police on Monday opened an inquiry into the theft of airplane parts, a spokeswoman said without confirming press reports that eight fighter-jet engines had been stolen. Air force officials quoted in the Maariv newspaper said the stolen parts were eight engines from F-15 and F-16 fighter jets which were taken from Tel Nof air base. Investigators quoted by the paper said each engine weighed "several tonnes" and could only have been taken away on large trucks, prompting speculation that the thieves had help from inside the base.
  • Wisconsin National Guard F-16 jet crashes

    06/07/2011 10:42:26 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 30 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 6/7/2011 | Asif Shamin
    June 7, 2011 (by Asif Shamim) - A single-seat F-16 fighter jet from the Wisconsin National Guard, crashed on Tuesday while on a routine training mission in central Wisconsin. The pilot ejected safely, according to a National Guard said statement. The pilot from the 176th Fighter Squadron of the Wisconsin Air National Guard was recovered in Adams County, Wisconsin, and was being checked by medical teams, the National Guard said. The F-16 went down Tuesday afternoon around 13:20h local time during a training flight from Volk Field ANGB. There were no reported injuries on the ground, Lieutenant Colonel Jackie Guthrie...
  • 4 American ALTs Missing in Quake-Hit Tohoku Cities(Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)

    03/17/2011 5:51:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/17/11
    4 American ALTs Missing in Quake-Hit Tohoku Cities Tokyo, March 17 (Jiji Press)--Four American assistant language teachers have gone missing in northeastern Japan cities devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and following big tsunami waves last Friday, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The assistant teachers, called ALTs, are members of the government-sponsored Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, or JET Program. At the time of the disaster, one of them was working in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, another one in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and the remaining two in Kesennuma, also Miyagi Prefecture, said an official of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations,...
  • In defeat for Boehner, House votes to eliminate funding for second F-35 jet engine

    02/16/2011 1:29:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The House on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment that would eliminate funding for a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a move that would contribute an additional $450 million to the estimated $61 billion in federal spending cuts that House Republicans have proposed for the rest of the current fiscal year. The amendment, offered by two-term Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), passed the House on a 233-to-198 vote. Its passage was a victory for conservative Republicans as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, both of whom had criticized the alternate-engine program as unnecessary and wasteful.
  • Mystery jet skids off runway at Van Nuys-( "Policia Federal")

    01/28/2011 5:02:36 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 65 replies
    LA Observed ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    A small jet slides into the safety area at the side of the runway on takeoff, with no injuries: who cares. Men with plastic sheeting rush out and cover the words Policia Federal: now we're intrigued. The plane is registered in Mexico. KTLA's helicopter observed the operation as it unfolded.
  • China stealth fighter 'copied parts from downed US jet'

    01/24/2011 8:01:43 AM PST · by Ancient Drive · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 January 2011 | BBC News
    The technology behind China's J-20 stealth fighter may have come from a US plane shot down during the Kosovo war, Balkan military sources say.
  • Navy T-45 Crashes Near Tallahassee

    12/30/2010 12:14:06 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 20+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 12/29/2010 5:29:00 PM | Chief of Naval Air Training Center Public Affairs
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla (NNS) -- A U. S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet assigned to Training Air Wing Six crashed east of Tallahassee, Fla. while conducting a training mission at approximately 10:15 a.m. CST, Dec. 29. Both occupants ejected safely and have been transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The aircraft was conducting a routine training mission. The T-45C Goshawk is a tandem-seat, carrier capable, jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and naval flight officers. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. For more news about the U.S. Navy, please...
  • China's Unsettling Fleet of New Drones a Wake-Up Call for The West (video)

    11/23/2010 9:36:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Western defense experts surprised to see 25+ new Chinese drones on display at Air Show China 2010...WJ600 jet-powered drone: And just what does that say for our military intelligence, anyway... must have been sleeping: ________________________________________________________ China is ramping up production of unmanned aerial vehicles in an apparent bid to catch up with the U.S. and Israel in developing technology that is considered the future of military aviation. Western defense officials and experts were surprised to see more than 25 different Chinese models of the unmanned aircraft, known as UAVs, on display at this week's Zhuhai air show in this southern...
  • Suspicious object found on Air Berlin jet (in Namibia)

    11/18/2010 3:24:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RTE ^ | 11/18/2010
    Police in Namibia have intercepted a suspicious object with a detonator and a running clock in luggage on an Air Berlin plane en route from the country's capital, Windhoek to Munich. Germany's Federal Crime Office (BKA) said it was not clear if the object found during loading of the Airbus jet yesterday was an ignitable explosive. Germany stepped up security measures after saying it had received intelligence pointing to a planned attack in the country towards the end of this month. Security was stepped up at potential targets such as train stations and airports.
  • GOP foe (Sean Bielat) raps Rep. Barney Frank's Virgin Islands jet trip

    10/13/2010 2:30:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 10/13/10 | Andrew Miga
    GOP foe raps Rep. Frank's Virgin Islands jet tripBy Andrew Miga Associated Press Writer / October 13, 2010 WASHINGTON - Rep. Barney Frank's Republican opponent says the Massachusetts congressman's private jet ride to the U.S. Virgin Islands, courtesy of a hedge fund manager, shows Frank is too cozy with the financial interests he oversees. **SNIP** Bielat, a Marine Corps reservist making his first run for office, said that while the trip may have been legal, it was wrong. "Frank has pushed bailouts for his corporate friends and operates on a different set of rules from the rest of us," Bielat...
  • Ground State's Jet (NM)

    08/01/2010 11:51:49 AM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 8/1/2010 | Albuquerque Journal
    It is unconscionable for New Mexico politicians and appointed officials to use sick kids and rural residents to justify keeping up their jet-setting ways. But that’s exactly what they are doing.