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  • German War Planes Grounded By Eco-Gas

    02/20/2018 12:22:29 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/20/18 | Adam Kredo
    Germany's air fleet was grounded this week after "too much biodiesel" fuel found its ways into the gas tanks, according to German reports saying the Luftwaffe cannot safely fly with such a mixture. Germany's Tornado fleet of war planes was reportedly grounded after an unsafe mixture including too much biodiesel was used to fuel the planes, requiring the fleet to be grounded and their fuel tanks flushed. "The tolerance values are minimally exceeded," Colonel Kristof Conrath of the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51 was quoted as saying in media reports. "It's not that the aircraft would fall from the sky....
  • Boeing Execs Head to Iran as Congress Cracks Down on Tehran’s Use of Planes For Terror

    12/15/2017 5:43:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Executives from major airplane manufacturers Boeing and AirBus will reportedly head to Iran next week to hammer down multi-billion dollar deals to sell the Islamic Republic a new fleet of commercial planes amid a congressional crackdown on Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft to transport weapons and terrorist fighters across the region. As controversy continues to swirl around Boeing's and AirBus's efforts to sell Iran a fleet of new jets, Congress has taken steps to mandate the U.S. government release public reports outlining Tehran's continued use of commercial aircraft for illicit terrorism purposes.
  • Airplanes passing overhead way up high in the sky. Where is that plane going?

    09/24/2017 1:44:13 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 95 replies
    Perfect day here in Connecticut. Just sitting on my back deck and not watching NFL football. Bonus summer day even though it's officially Autumn now. Yesterday I had gone to the Big E fair in Springfield, MA and ate pounds and pounds of deep-fried things that I never should have eaten. But at least I washed it all down with beer and cider. Mowed some lawn which is surprisingly still lush and green for this time of year. Some leaves are falling but not many. But what I did mostly was look up at the deep blue skies where I...
  • Russia threatens to target every coalition plane or drone it finds west of Euphrates in Syria

    06/19/2017 12:12:30 PM PDT · by johnk · 92 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:33 EDT, 19 June 2 | By JAMES WILKINSON and DARREN BOYLE
    'We will not hesitate to defend ourselves': US military refuses to be cowed after Russia threatens to target every coalition plane or drone it finds west of the River Euphrates in Syria The US has said its troops will defend themselves from Russian attack in Syria That came after Russia said it would target US aircraft west of the Euphrates Moscow was furious after the US shot down Russia-backed Syrian military plane That happened Sunday, after the Syrian plane dropped bombs near US allies Captain Jeff Davis said US and coalition air operations would continue in Syria Russia claimed to...
  • Lockheed Signs Pact With Tata to Make F-16 Planes in India

    06/19/2017 6:22:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2017 | Staff
    Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military. India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers would have to make the planes in India with a local partner to help build a domestic industrial base and cut outright imports.
  • Malaysian Air Force Plane Missing; Search and Rescue Mission Launched

    06/14/2017 11:06:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    A Malaysian air force plane is missing, the Royal Malaysia Air Force said on Thursday (Jun 15). The aircraft departed from the Kuantan air base at 11am and lost contact at 11.30am near the Pahang-Terengganu border, the air force said in a media statement. A search and rescue mission has been launched. This story is developing. Please refresh this page for updates.
  • I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

    02/22/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 39 replies
    A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password. And a few weeks ago, that’s precisely what happened to a US citizen returning home from abroad. On January 30th, Sidd Bikkannavar, a US-born scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory flew back to Houston, Texas from Santiago, Chile. On his way through the airport, Customs and Border Patrol agents pulled him aside....
  • Finally, Russia’s Formidable New MiG Is Almost Ready: But the MiG-35 hasn’t found many buyers

    01/04/2017 7:35:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    A decade after the MiG-35’s first flight, the Kremlin’s new warplane will finally begin testing with the Russian air force in January 2017, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The fighter should be fully operational in 2020.
  • Trump is right to consider canceling the F-35

    12/23/2016 5:32:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    While we have a lot of sunk research costs in the F-35 that are unrecoverable, the question is how to allocate our money today, and the F-35 would be a waste at current prices. If Trump cannot negotiate a more reasonable price per plane, we should take that money and use it for what the military really needs. First and foremost, we need more soldiers in all branches of the military. Obama has shrunk the armed forces down to unconscionable levels. Secondly, we need more drones – a lot of them. Just think: if one F-35 crashes, we have lost...
  • India Spent 33 Years Developing This Fighter Jet And It’s Still Abysmal

    11/28/2016 7:00:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 27, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Indian government is proposing to export its Tejas light combat aircraft — developed by Hindustran Aeronautics Limited — to other Asian states. New Delhi hopes that the indigenously developed fighter’s relatively simple design and potentially low maintenance costs will be a selling point for the jet. But India’s prospects for selling the “new” fighter are highly dubious.
  • The Worst Fighter Aircraft of All Time

    09/21/2016 8:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 21, 2016 | Robert Farley
    Over the last century of military aviation, several fighters have earned the nickname “flying coffin.” Military aviation inherently pushes up against the limits of technology and human endurance, particularly where fighter and pursuit aviation are concerned. Flying a fighter is remarkably dangerous, even when no one is trying to shoot you down. Engineering a capable fighter plane is also a struggle. Relatively small changes in engine, armament and airframe design can transform a clunker into an elite fighting machine. Many of the best fighters in history were initially viewed askance by their pilots.
  • How Nazi Fighter Planes Saved Israel

    08/15/2016 6:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sebastian Roblin
    When Israel declared independence from British colonial rule in May 1948, it immediately went to war with the neighboring Arab states. One of the first weapons Israel acquired was a fighter plane designed by a country that had sought the extinction of the Jewish people. The German Messerschmitt Bf.109 — later re-designated Me.109 — was the most advanced fighter plane of its time when it first saw combat in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War. Flown by German pilots in support of General Franco’s Nationalists, Bf. 109s secured air superiority over Spain and allowed Fascist bombers to terror bomb cities nearly unopposed.
  • The De Havilland Comet Was the First Jetliner. And an Awesome Sub-Hunter

    08/02/2016 6:04:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 2, 2016 | Michael Byrne
    On July 27, 1949, the world quite abruptly became a very small place. The new scale, which drew together cities and coastlines that had for millennia existed on basically separate planets, came courtesy of the de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jet aircraft to enter production. With its pressurized cabin, it could travel as high as 42,000 feet and, courtesy of four turbojet engines offering 22,000 Newtons of thrust each, it cruised at 460 miles per hour. The Comet was, well, a comet.
  • The B-58 Hustler Was America’s Cold War Nuclear Bomber Blunder

    07/29/2016 6:28:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 29, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In an era of fantastic aircraft, the B-58 Hustler was one of the most visually striking warplanes ever to fly. Its delta wing, giant engines, and remarkable performance gave rise to the myth that pilots could literally tear the wings off the bomber if they flew it too fast.
  • Russia Says Its New Commercial Airliner Is as Good as Any Boeing or Airbus

    06/13/2016 11:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | June 9, 2016 | David Grossman
    The Russian government is getting into the business of commercial planes. The Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which is majority owned by the government, has just unveiled the MC-21 300, which it boasts will be a rival to the best planes coming out of commercial aerospace, like the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737Max.
  • At least FIFTY ISIS supporters are working as baggage handlers at Brussels airport

    03/31/2016 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/2016 | JOHN STEVENS
    Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks. The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last...
  • Bernie Sanders May Be Taking More Rides on Private Planes (Carbon footprint? What carbon footprint?)

    01/01/2016 8:56:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/31/15 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders has entered a new stage of his campaign. The Vermont senator, who is running for president on a populist message and often speaks passionately about environmental issues, was for months regularly seen flying in coach class on commercial flights. **SNIP** Most recently, the campaign confirmed, a Gulfstream 200, took the Senator and some staff from Burlington, Vermont two days after Christmas and then from Las Vegas, Nevada to Moline, Illinois for campaign events in eastern Iowa this week. Days before the holiday, a private jet whisked the team from Omaha, Nebraska to Chicago, Illinois in order to fit...
  • ISIS takes flight: Terror group training pilots at airbase in Libya

    12/05/2015 6:32:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | Dec 5, 2015 | Paul Alster
    Terrorism ISIS takes flight: Terror group training pilots at airbase in Libya ISIS is training pilots at an airbase in Libya, using small plane left over from the Qaddafi regime and at least one flight simulator in an effort experts fear could lead to aerial attacks targeting Europe, according to regional analysts. The terrorist group, which is bulking up its footprint in the chaotic north African nation even as airstrikes by Russia, the U.S. and other western allies pound its headquarters in Syria, is functioning unfettered in the Mediterranean city of Sirte. Given that Sirte is just a short flight...
  • Passenger restrained on board British Airways flight

    11/17/2015 10:14:35 AM PST · by lancium · 42 replies
    London to Boston - LEO expects to meet the plane at 1:30PM
  • Fighter planes the Obama administration is deploying to Turkey can't drop bombs...

    11/04/2015 2:25:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Fighter planes the Obama administration is deploying to Turkey can't drop bombs – so are they meant for dogfights with the Russians? The Obama administration is sending a group of fighter planes to Turkey equipped with air-to-air missiles, raising concerns that the jets are really intended to battle Russian planes. The Pentagon plans to ship up to a dozen Boeing F-15C Eagle twin-engine planes to a base in Incirlik which the Turkish government has allowed the U.S. to use in its effort against the Islamic State. The base is near the country's border with Syria. But since the F-15C has...