48th Fighter Wing F-15C Lost In North Sea

A US Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 Monday in the North Sea. The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board. The British Coastguard coordinated the initial search after RAF Lakenheath F-15C went into the sea 74NM off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.

FAA Administrator Dickson Testifies Before Senate on Boeing 737 MAX

Put on the hot seat by the US Senate, FAA Boss, Stephen M. Dickson, has affirmed that the Boeing 737 MAX will only return to service following the completion of a comprehensive and rigorous review process. Before the aircraft returns to the skies, the FAA must sign off on all technical reviews of Boeing’s proposed safety enhancements, Administrator Dickson said during testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air accidents.

First F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets Delivered to Navy for Flight Testing

The first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets have been to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a single-seat E model and the other is a two-seat F model. “The aircraft will be used for carrier suitability and integration testing of all Block III mission system components,” said Steve Wade, Boeing vice president, F/A-18 & E/A-18G programs.

Delta Bids Farewell To Their MD-88 and MD-90 ‘Mad Dogs’

On Tuesday, June 2, Delta’s MD-88s and MD-90s will fly their final scheduled flights before heading to Blytheville, Ark., for their well-deserved retirement. For more than three decades in the case of the MD-88s, these aircraft served as steady workhorses for the domestic network.

The Last Airworthy Soviet-Era MiG-17PF Jet Fighter is For Sale

There are few times in our life that we wanted to win the lottery more than we do right now…Jon Blanchette, the owner of the world’s only reamining airworthy MiG-17PF jet fighter, has put his one-of-a-kind aircraft up for sale.

Piaggio Aerospace May Have A Future After All

For those of you who thought the innovative Piaggio Aerospace program may be toast, you may be wrong. Piaggio Aerospace, best known for the curvy Avanti EVO Twin Turbo-Prop, filed for the equivalent of bankruptcy protection late in 2018.

Hurricane Hunters Participate In Online National Tropical Weather Conference

The 2020 National Tropical Weather Conference, originally scheduled for April, was postponed due to COVID-19, however, the pandemic didn’t stop emergency managers, meteorologists and the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters from going live online to talk about their mission and educate the public

First KC-130J Super Hercules Tanker Arrives At Stewart ANGB USMCR Squadron

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452), the Marine Forces Reserve squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York. A U.S. Marine Corps crew ferried the aircraft from Lockheed Martin’s facility here on May 28 to the aircraft’s new home.

F-35 Continues To Makes Itself At Home At MCAS Miramar

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 welcomed its most recent delivery of the F-35C Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar May 18, 2020. Earlier this year, the VMFA-314 Black Knights made history when they became the first F-35C squadron in the Marine Corps.

Boeing Delivers First Super Hornet Blue Angel Test Jet

Boeing has delivered the first Super Hornet test aircraft for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel flight demonstration squadron. The unpainted aircraft now enters the flight test and evaluation phase at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland.