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Unstable Approaches Rampant In Sunday AirVenture Arrivals Commented on: 3 days ago (July 27, 2016)

Major fly-ins almost always seem to be a circus: planes arriving from all directions, planes with differing performance specs, frequency congestion, pilot confusion about procedures and location...

USAF Confirms Sixth-Gen Fighter Engine Awards Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 1, 2016)

IDK, I think this will be a block upgrade / MLU for the F-35. Otherwise, the F-35 will become irrelevant when the LRS-B comes online.

New Air Force Chief Agrees To Keep A-10 Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 1, 2016)

Those "real" wars that never get fought you mean? The USAF has been wrong about what the next war will look like since their inception. The A-10 is perfectly capable in the current wars that the...

Boeing Looks To SLAP Super Hornets Into Shape Commented on: 9 weeks ago (May 24, 2016)

No, new engines are not currently planned for the SLEP. That does not mean that engine upgrades will not occur at some point down the road: this type will be in the inventory until 2040, so...

As China Builds Up Carrier Force, The Mission Remains Unclear Commented on: 16 weeks ago (April 3, 2016)

Looks like AvWeek has been infiltrated by the FCP.

Retractable Floats Proposed For Lockheed C-130 Amphibian Commented on: 18 weeks ago (March 21, 2016)

Amphibian usually describes an aircraft that can land on both water and hard surfaces.

Opinion: Defining The Next Fighter Commented on: 22 weeks ago (February 25, 2016)

Un-refueled range is the major issue for the follow-on aircraft to the Super Hornet and F-22A. That parameter requires a large airframe, somewhat mitigated by variable cycle engines. If you want...

U.S. Navy Budget Underscores Need To Extend F-18 Use Commented on: 24 weeks ago (February 11, 2016)

If the JPO buys all the sims that are required.

Opinion: Enormous Challenges For Autonomous Aircraft Commented on: 24 weeks ago (February 9, 2016)

The baby steps approach is the prudent course to take. Once the relatively simple tanker version is fully developed, a more advanced machine should be deployed as a magazine / arsenal / missileer...

Test Report Points To F-35 Combat Limits Commented on: 25 weeks ago (February 3, 2016)

Hmm, LtGen Bogdan leaving, and then a new APB? LtGen Bogdan and his predecessor saved this program from implosion, but the question is whether it was worth saving? Certainly for the USMC, but...

 

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