VIDEO | Blue Angel Flyby

VIDEO | Blue Angel Flyby

“Negative, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full.” Watch this Blue Angel flying low and fast over a Florida beach. Zoom goes the number five jet, and whoosh go all the umbrellas as they’re caught up in…

Credit: U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago

For How Long Will the U.S. Use the F-35?

A recently published test pilot’s report says the F-35 can’t outmaneuver the F-16 and would loose in a dogfight. The document, posted July 1 by David Axe in War is Boring, fueled critics’ arguments and frustrated supporters’ claims about the controversial…

The U.S. Air Force Band's Max Impact. Credit: U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

Aviation’s Five Most Rockin’ Bands

Some airmen, when they aren’t at the controls, are in the studio recording an album. Sure, militaries of all kinds have bands. But musicians have to mix things up when a traditional marching band’s sound grows…

VIDEO| F-35B Hovering over Marine Corps Ship

VIDEO| F-35B Hovering over Marine Corps Ship

The U.S. Marine Corps has been testing out its F-35 variant, which can hover for vertical landings and perform short takeoffs. According to the Marine Corps Times, testing ran from May 18-19 aboard the USS Wasp, and included simulated…

An Iraqi AC-208 firing a Hellfire missile during training. U.S. Air Force photo

Nobody Expects a Cessna Spy Plane

It is no longer a secret that the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses aircraft, titled to fictitious companies, for surveillance purposes.  The AP’s recent story on the planes tells how they traced 50 spy aircraft back to the FBI.  They also…

Royal Air Force Typhoon escorting a Tu-95 "Bear" bomber. Credit: Ministry of Defense via Wikipedia

Why Russian Bombers Keep Skirting NATO Airspace

Why do Russian long-range bombers keep flying close to NATO airspace?  It seems that every other week there is another incident where a NATO member country scrambles its fighters in response to Russian bombers that are flying too close…