April 28, 2021

Have you ever been to an airshow and watched the F-35 Demonstration Team perform? There’s nothing like seeing pilots pull off maneuvers in the Lightning II at 9Gs. But did you know that the Demo Team does more than just entertain crowds at high speed? In this blog, we take a closer look at the […]

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April 16, 2021

Did you watch the recent military flyover during Super Bowl LV or during NASCAR? Or did you get to see a flyover in person in 2020, when aviation teams paid tribute to COVID-19 healthcare workers across the country? While some flyovers—a low flight by one or more aircraft over a specific location—are routine and relatively […]

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Who Were the Flying Tigers and How Did They Contribute During WWII? Shortly after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, a small unit of American fighter pilots, formally known as the American Volunteer Group (AVG), but nicknamed the “Flying Tigers,” banded together with the Chinese Air Force, and took to the skies over Western China. […]

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Imagine a gun so powerful an airplane was designed around it. A gun whose trademark “BRRRT” it emits when fired brings relief to U.S. ground forces and terror to their enemies. A gun with so much firepower it slows the aircraft when fired. This is the GAU-8/A Avenger, the foremost representation of the Gatling gun. […]

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Aerial refueling, or air-to-air refueling (AAR), transfers fuel from a tanker to another aircraft (the “receiving” airplane) in mid-flight. These “gas stations in the sky” can keep aircraft aloft for amazing amounts of time and, thus, distances. It’s a critical force multiplier for mission planning and execution. During one mission, two U.S. Air Force B-2 […]

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  Have you ever transported an F-117 Nighthawk from one state to another, then positioned it into a museum gallery? If you haven’t, trust us, it’s no easy task. You have to secure permits, coordinate the logistics, arrange the proper escorts, reorganize an entire gallery full of aircraft, and much more. And did we mention […]

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