Posts Tagged ‘US Navy’

The damaged US Navy Lockheed EP-3 that landed on Hainan Island after a collision with a Chinese Shenyang J-8 interceptor. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

April 11th in Aviation History: World’s Youngest Pilot Dies in Plane Crash, China Releases US Navy Airmen

Seven-year-old "pilot" Jessica Dubroff is killed in a plane crash, Apollo 13 launches, Air India's Kashmir Princess is bombed, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

Wreckage of the F/A-18 which crashed in Virginia Beach

Navy Fighter Jet Crashes Into Virginia Beach Apartment Complex

A US Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in a residential area of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Friday afternoon. Both pilots were reported to have ejected, but injuries on the ground were not immediately clear.
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Closeup of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-6 patch.

April 4th in Aviation History: Space Shuttle Challenger’s Maiden Spaceflight

Space Shuttle Challenger makes her maiden spaceflight, a US Air Force C-5 crashes in Vietnam, the USS Akron airship crashes near New Jersey, and more...
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The US Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo by US Navy)

Why the Pentagon’s New Fighter Jet Will Now Cost More Than $1 Trillion

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to replace nearly all of the other tactical jets in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. But getting there is going to be slow and expensive, as a new government report details.
by Cora Currier, ProPublica

Photo of the Day: Yes, that's a B-52 bomber performing a flyby BELOW deck height of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.

Final Call: A B-52’s Ridiculously Low Carrier Flyby, Google Launches International Airfare Searches

Loyal United fliers are not happy about the airline's mileage revaluation, how to cram a 737 into a short hangar, Google launches international airfare searches, and more.
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