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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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Video: On Board the US Air Force Doomsday Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Diane Sawyer gets an unprecedented look inside the E-4B Nightwatch, aka the Doomsday Plane, the 747 built to keep the nation’s command and control structure operational from the air if ground bases are rendered useless by a nuclear attack.

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Oman Orders Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Posted August 17, 2010 by BNO News

Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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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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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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China Building First Aircraft Carrier: Official

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Chinese military official on Thursday acknowledged that China is developing its first aircraft carrier.

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Air Force Pilots Balk at Flying the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Jet

Posted May 1, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The pricey F-22 Raptor jet has just gotten back up in the air, but the safety problem that grounded it doesn’t seem to be resolved.

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VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

Posted August 26, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A US Army Golden Knight hit a bit of a snag while descending into Rangers Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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US Coast Guard Sikorsky HH-52A helicopter at Museum of Flight in Seattle.
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PHOTOS: Classic Coast Guard Chopper Finds New Home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Posted June 16, 2011 by Tad Carlson

Nearly three decades after its final flight, a United States Coast Guard Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard is once again airborne, hung from the rafters of the Museum of Flight.

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Iraqis Retake Reins of Their Own Airspace After 8 Years of US Control

Posted October 14, 2011 by BNO News

The US Air Force has transferred management of airspace covering the Iraqi capital to national authorities, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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French Air Force Dassault Falcon 7X (F-RAFA) on approach to JFK for the United Nations General Assembly 2010. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Plane Carrying New French President Hit By Lightning Just Hours After Taking Office

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

France’s new President Francois Hollande got an electrifying welcome aboard his new ride on Tuesday when the French Presidential plane was hit by lightning, just hours after taking office.

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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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Boeing Completes Production of First F/A-18F Super Hornet for Royal Australian Air Force

Posted September 23, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing on Thursday announced that it has completed the production of the first F/A-18F Super Hornet for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Iran Pledges to Strengthen Border Air Defenses

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Border Police has announced that the country’s border air defenses will be improved with new air patrol bases.

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NATO-Chartered Cargo Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Killing 9

Posted July 6, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Silk Ways Airlines Ilyushin IL-76 ferrying supplies from Azerbaijan to the main U.S./NATO airbase in Afghanistan crashed Tuesday night, killing all nine people on board.

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New Military Communications Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral

Posted January 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Delta IV rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida on Thursday evening carrying a communications satellite to be used by US and Australian military forces.

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Turkish Sikorsky S-70 helicopter similar to the crashed aircraft. (Photo by Turkish Naval Forces)
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Turkish Paramilitary Helicopter Crash Near Iraq Border Kills Four

Posted July 23, 2012 by BNO News

A paramilitary helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey late Sunday afternoon, killing four service members and injuring eight others.

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