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Inside the US Coast Guard’s SAR Response to a Plane Crash

Posted March 18, 2014 by George Damanis

What’s involved in a waterborne search for a missing plane? The Coast Guard and its hardworking members have been and continue to be semper paratus, or “always ready.”

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Fat Albert takes off during a performance in a rainy Seattle in 2010. Photo by author
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Budget Woes to Blunt the Blues? Blue Angels May Get the Ax

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The US Blue Angels jet team may be facing the ax if Congress fails to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff.

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A US Army sergeant launches a AeroVironment RQ-11Raven unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to the drones being sold to the Afghani government. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory/US Army)
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Afghanistan Set to Enter the Drone Age, Or Is It?

Posted January 24, 2013 by Jean MacKenzie, GlobalPost

Kabul hopes for spy drones to increase its sovereignty, but the reality may not match the hype.

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A UK Army Air Corps Westland Apache WAH-64D Longbow (ZJ206).
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Apache Helicopter Gunner Prince Harry Killed Taliban During Afghanistan Tour

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan.

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6 Supermarine Spitfires in flight.
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Myanmar Spitfire Hunter Still Optimistic Despite Negative Reports

Posted January 19, 2013 by AFP

An archaeologist searching for dozens of Spitfires said to be buried in Myanmar is playing down doubts about the existence of the trove.

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Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 eskimo tail. (Photo by Alaska Airlines)
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Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Posted January 18, 2013 by AFP

Two F-15s escorted an Alaska Airlines flight to SeaTac Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a passenger could be a hijacker.

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Tail section of a Dassault Rafale jet. (Photo by Georges Seguin via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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India Says French Rafale Jets Contract Being Fine-Tuned

Posted January 12, 2013 by AFP

India is fine-tuning a contract to buy 126 French-made Rafale fighter jets, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday.

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
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Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

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North Korea Fires Long-Range Missile, Claims Successful Satellite Launch

Posted December 12, 2012 by BNO News

The world doubted North Korea’s claims on Wednesday that it successfully launched a weather satellite into orbit.

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Kim Jong-un watches something in the sky. (Photo by Korean Central News Agency)
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North Korea Ready To Try Another Rocket Launch Carrying ‘Satellite’

Posted December 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

North Korea will this month attempt for a second time to launch a long-range rocket carrying a satellite, the government announced Saturday.

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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

Posted November 30, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.

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A carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet on China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency)
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Chinese Jet Performs First Successful Aircraft Carrier Landings and Takeoffs

Posted November 27, 2012 by BNO News

A Chinese fighter jet carried out the first successful landing on the country’s first aircraft carrier, defense officials announced.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iraq Intercepts Iranian Plane Enroute to Syria

Posted October 29, 2012 by BNO News

Iraqi authorities on Saturday ordered a Syria-bound cargo plane to land in Baghdad to make sure it was not carrying weapons.

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Russian Mil Mi-28 demo flight at MAKS 2007. (Photo by Россин Денис Владимирович via Wikipedia)
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Iraq Buys Russian Attack Helicopters and Anti-Aircraft Missiles in $4.2 Billion Deal

Posted October 10, 2012 by BNO News

Iraq will purchase 30 Mil Mi-28NE attack helicopters and 42 Pantsir anti-aircraft weapon systems worth $4.2 billion.

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A Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet. (Photo by 玄史生 via Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Taiwan Grounds Mirage Fighter Jets After Fatal Crash in France

Posted October 5, 2012 by BNO News

A Taiwanese pilot was killed on Wednesday when his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed during a training mission in eastern France.

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A North American PBJ-1H Mitchell bomber of U.S. Marine Corps bomber squadron VMB-613 with its bomb bay doors open. (Photo by US Marine Corps)
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US Recovers Remains of 7 Marines Missing Since World War II Plane Crash

Posted October 4, 2012 by BNO News

The remains of seven US Marines who went missing when their aircraft crashed in Vanuatu in 1944 have been returned to their families.

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US Coast Guard HC-130 takes off from Lajes Air Base in the Azores. (Photo by João Eduardo Sequeira via wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Coast Guard Buys Three Lockheed Martin HC-130J Airplanes

Posted October 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Coast Guard has ordered three new Lockheed Martin HC-130J airplanes to augment its surveillance and search and rescue capabilities.

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
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F-22 Fighter Jets Intercept Two Small Planes Over New Jersey

Posted September 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two private aircraft were intercepted by fighters over New Jersey Tuesday after violating a restricted area surrounding the United Nations.

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An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter from the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo by SSgt Shane A. Cuomo/US Army)
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Taliban Commander Arrested for Shooting Down US Chopper

Posted September 19, 2012 by BNO News

Coalition forces arrested a Taliban commander who allegedly coordinated an attack against a US helicopter, killing two American soldiers.

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Osama bin Laden is marked as "deceased" on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List web page following the US raid that left him dead.
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VIDEO: Navy Seal Mark Owen Credits Army Pilots for Success of Bin Laden Raid

Posted September 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We thought we had a pretty good idea of the Army’s helicopter badassery during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. We now know even more.

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