Relax folks, all ok fortunately it looks like we have Black President/Deity/Deep Voice-over star Morgan Freeman still with us:
A holiday I just made up.
Bonus video of 801st TTS Airbats, including one of the few Japanese anime opening themes I can sing from memory:
I'm pissed. It's my 18th birthday today. Last night I found out my flight home got cancled less than 14 hours before it was supposed to take off. Thankfully (or so I thought) we got on another flight.
It is going to be 8-10 pages so not too long. It is one of my term papers (sometimes it is good to be a history major). Do you think I should post it to Oppo when I am done? Might be an interesting read. Maybe even it will get picked up by one of the big boys? What does Oppo think? Messerschmitt me 262 for your time.
So my kids love this really stupid Canadian show on Netflix called Mighty Machines. It's not stupid because it's Canadian, but because it's basically footage of construction equipment, cars, trucks, planes, boats, etc with really bad voice-overs given to each vehicle. I put up with is because the kids love it and it…
Everyone is aware of how the F-35 program has been marred by missed deadlines, underwhelming performance, outrageous cost over-runs, and hundreds of problems. I have been wondering, why does the government have to pay for those issues?
This may be the best plane porn ever produced. Ever. The Blue Angels show in Seattle for Seafair, August 2014.
Heidelberg, Germany, June, 1977: Water from the edge of the runway is drawn in a vortex into the engine intake of a prototype YC-14 AMST (Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Transport) — a would-be successor to the C-130 Hercules — during a demonstration at Heidelberg Army Airfield. Despite the dramatic suction…
Today I found myself on my second Dreamliner flight. We had a little bit of time before departing and the flight crew graciously let me into the flight deck. It was pretty cool. The co-pilot also gave me a peek at the crew bunk quarters used on long flights.
She's completely powered by small bags of salted peanuts.
The above image, circulated by Lockheed Martin to various aero-news outlets such as The Aviationist with David Cenciotti reporting and our very own Tyler Rogoway's Foxtrot Alpha, has been around long enough for most military aviation enthusiasts to be familiar with (especially with its striking and unique…
Airplanes! Always crashing and stuff.
Imagine what the Cold War would be like if instead of Canada and Mexico the U.S. had the Soviet Union to the north and the People's Republic of China to the south. That is the geopolitical reality of the Indian subcontinent. Sharing India's Western border is Pakistan - plenty of bad blood flows between the two nations…
The following image, which is sourced from David Cenciotti of The Aviationist (in turn claimed to be from "Chinese Internet," the catchall usual suspects of anonymous aero-defense news) purports to be a manned flying prototype of the Mitsubishi ATD-X, a stealth demonstrator leading the way for Japan's effort to build…
The "Golden Age" of Aviation is often considered to be, ironically, during the absolute depths of The Great Depression. Yes, that The Great Depression, the one where bread lines stretched like One Direction ticket campouts. The one that gets the capitalized definitive article in front of it, as if it's the only one,…
Being a pilot can be kind of awesome. It can also be full of suck. I'm intimately familiar with both of those things.
This link, provided by Aviation Week, contains a pretty detailed synopsis of the history of American UAV development. Enjoy!