NASA Team Studying Hypoxia Put USAF Pilot-Physician In F/A-18 Commented on: 1 day ago (December 14, 2017)

This was a great article! Had no idea F-18 pilots weren't routinely doing Valsalva maneuvers, which may well be part of the picture, as atelecstasis from tightly-fitted garments around the thorax...

Canada Launches Fighter Contest, Targets Boeing Dispute Commented on: 2 days ago (December 14, 2017)

The F-18, Typhoon, Rafale and Gripen (note correct spelling) are aircraft the Russian firm Vympel has spent years making missiles to kill. Hence the cheerleading for Western countries to purchase...

F-35: 1, Super Hornet: 0 In Boeing’s Rift With Canada Commented on: 4 days ago (December 11, 2017)

This article assumes that the Canadian PM will choose the best fighter for the RCAF instead of continuing to pander to anti-American sentiment among his political base (including the lobby for the...

Study: Aircraft Lighting Influences Bird Strikes Commented on: 1 week ago (December 4, 2017)

"Chickens are used because they are easy to obtain and standardize, and represent the worse-case scenario as stand-ins for wild birds in impact testing."

The term you were going for is "...

NASA’s Deep Space Gateway Draws International Interest Commented on: 2 weeks ago (December 1, 2017)

"“While we can fly spare parts today to the ISS, we will not have that same luxury when we take those systems to deep space,” Gatens said"

That's what the BFR is for - medium-heavy...

Refueling Over Afghanistan? There’s An App For That Commented on: 2 weeks ago (December 1, 2017)

You can't hack a whiteboard located in a secure compound with armed good guys all around it. I'm confident a bad guy will find a way into Jigsaw or something like it.

Japan Refines Design For Indigenous Future Fighter Commented on: 2 weeks ago (November 27, 2017)

LockMart says their initial estimates of service life on S-3 Vikings were low and some naval analysts are advocating bringing them back from the boneyard as tankers.and ASW assets.

How F-22 Is Deconflicting U.S.-Russia Operations Over Syria Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 23, 2017)

Rob Manzoni:"In which other field but American Military Supply would a supplier get away with cost over-runs, missed deadlines and a multiply faulty, unusable product; and actually still get paid...

To Seal F-35 Deal, UAE Must Agree To Protect Sensitive Information Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 15, 2017)

The only security I'd find acceptable for the F-35 in a deal with any Middle Eastern power (including Israel) would be a detachment of USAF Security Forces and 24th Air Force (Cyber Command)...

Long March 5 Fault Identified; Other Launchers Unaffected Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 13, 2017)

Wonder what their static test program's like. Here in Bay St. Louis, we hear big thruster noise from Stennis Space Center rumble over the pines with great regularity.

That's a good thing...