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In Trump Era, Boeing Defense CEO Bullish On Fighters Commented on: 2 weeks ago (May 5, 2017)

Since an F-15 has demonstrated its ability to shoot down a satellite, it follows that a fighter can shoot down an ICBM. Advances in weapons have made the fighter more vital than ever.

Opinion: If Air Rage Is Out Of Control, Ask Management Commented on: 2 weeks ago (May 3, 2017)

How to blame management ?
Forfeit their bonus.

Boeing’s Second T-X Flies Amid Marketing Push Commented on: 3 weeks ago (April 26, 2017)

A real Saab story.

Opinion: Time To Turn Hypersonics Research Into Operational Weapons Commented on: 4 weeks ago (April 21, 2017)

"USSR started in the 1970s. By the late 1990s money had run out and probably in about 2006 they continued from where they finished in the late 1990s."
Russia recently fired several missiles...

China Takes Wraps Off National Hypersonic Plan Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 14, 2017)

They invented gun powder, and then stagnated for 2,000 years.
"The Victory of Reason" (by Rodney Stark) explains why.

Leonardo Working On Enhanced Light Attack M-346 Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 13, 2017)

12,000 Lbs of thrust in a 20,000 Lbs gross weight aircraft are not bad numbers. Vne = 1.2 Mach. To attack the Symbionese Liberation Army, and other jerk-water outfits, this should be plenty....

A Tale Of Two Markets For Textron Aviation Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 12, 2017)

Not everyone need to travel at Mach 0.7.
Mach 0.4 is sufficient for many missions.
"Excellence" is the enemy of "good enough".
We need more "centers of good enough".

Opinion: UA3411 Fiasco Weighs On United’s Recovery Efforts Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 12, 2017)

Dragging a disobedient brat passenger off an air liner reassures me that aberrant behavior will not be tolerated.
I am delighted that duly-constituted proper authority took decisive action...

COIN Machine: Flying The Iomax Archangel Commented on: 6 weeks ago (April 7, 2017)

"All three can carry/have either internal or external MG capability for strafing."
Accelerating down the chute, bouncing around in the desert thermals, splattering bullets all around the...

Rolls-Royce Might Pitch UltraFan For Boeing New Midsize Airplane Commented on: 6 weeks ago (April 6, 2017)

Advance ... will be built around a new high-pressure (HP) core with a pressure ratio at or above 60:1.
Holy Toledo !!!

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