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Despite IOC, Questions Remain For F-35B Integration Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 16, 2015)

Also G- and descent rate limited... At the F-35 hearing earlier this week, a Congressman implored the program office not to allow the aircraft to enter service before it is ready, reminding them...

Spirit Emergency Highlights Divide Between Training, Real Life Commented on: 6 weeks ago (April 14, 2015)

At what point do cascading ECAM messages stop being useful and start becoming part of the emergency (by adding confusion and uncertainty?)

Opinion: Shifting Requirements, Budget Reality Conspiring Against T-X Commented on: 6 weeks ago (April 9, 2015)

The USAF leadership clearly exists in an alternate reality - they don't even have the money for what's already in their pipeline. They seem to jump from one procurement crisis to the next. They...

Approach-Flying Aid Heads For At-Sea Carrier Trials Commented on: 7 weeks ago (April 8, 2015)

Good article, although in an interesting side note, the GAO's March report mentions that JPALS has lost funding wrt legacy aircraft integration. It would be nice if that funding could be restored...

ADS-B Retrofit Market Heats Up Commented on: 8 weeks ago (March 27, 2015)

As an owner of a GA experimental aircraft, the biggest expense is finding a certified / TSO position source. I have a mode S transponder, and the ADS-B In receiver, but my installation is non-...

USAF Eyes New Era Of Close Air Support Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 25, 2015)

POGO is actually calling for the removal of top USAF officers in a long article republished in the War is Boring blog:

"Finally, if Congress believes that officers have purposely misled...

Long Road Ahead For Possible A-10 Follow-On Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 25, 2015)

The elephants in the room are the A-10Cs, particularly for the low-medium intensity conflict in which we are most likely to be engaged. It is also the least costly option to stabilize the...

Patching The F-35’s Data Fusion Gap Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 19, 2015)

When you think about it, each F-35 has a slightly different view of a target, and probably derives a slightly different fix for it - akin to parallax error - and might even ID it as a different...

Opinion: Ambitious Marine Plans For F-35B Should Be Tested Early Commented on: 11 weeks ago (March 11, 2015)

A number of logistical puzzles to solve, not even counting the inevitable down (mx) aircraft or two that might get stranded at an M-FARP - better hurry up with the CH-53Ks.... But intensive...

FAA Vs. UAVs Commented on: 11 weeks ago (March 10, 2015)

No argument that the FAA is one of the most bureaucratically rigid regulatory agencies, that is also perpetually understaffed and underfunded. But there are a lot of UAS operators that do not...

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May 22, 2015
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May 18, 2015
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Fire In the Cabin 2

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May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

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May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

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May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

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