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How Buying Light Attack Fleet Would Help USAF’s Pilot Shortage Commented on: 11 weeks ago (September 5, 2017)

My guess is he was a former enlisted Air Force aircrew (maybe load master, flight engineer or comms technician, etc.) with that many heavy jet hours. Latter he became a Warrant Officer in the Army...

Light Attack Contenders Square Off For USAF Demo Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 11, 2017)

I always ask this question to the A-10 groupies. Why does the USAF ( the service that asked for and acquired the A-10) get so much flak when anything remotely gets close to the A-10 mission? The...

Lawmakers Advance U.S. Space Corps Proposal Commented on: 21 weeks ago (June 27, 2017)

The reason you have separate services is so you have leadership, expertise and advocacy in a military capability. Your talking about going in the opposite direction that I guarantee will never...

F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation' Commented on: 22 weeks ago (June 19, 2017)

Looking forward to it. These demo pilots have all my respect.

How F-22 Is Deconflicting U.S.-Russia Operations Over Syria Commented on: 22 weeks ago (June 16, 2017)

The USAF only has one operational squadron for now. They just did a mini-deployment to Europe. You can only do so much when the aircraft is still coming off the assembly line...

Airbus Hoping To Put A400M Challenges Behind It Commented on: 22 weeks ago (June 14, 2017)

The Herk is still in production. Flying missions since 1956.

Other airplanes touted as more capable have come and gone but the Herk keeps rolling out and moving along!!!!

One of...

Drag-Reducing Microvanes Finally Make It To The C-130 Hercules Fleet Commented on: 24 weeks ago (June 3, 2017)

I just hope they are easy to repair or replace. That is the business end of the Herc. Many people and equipment congregate around that area when off-loading. Forklifts, trucks, kevlar helmets,...

COIN Machine: Flying The Iomax Archangel Commented on: 32 weeks ago (April 7, 2017)

I love the OV-10 but it would take a lot of money to bring those aircraft up to speed. Two aircraft probably did well but what about 50+ airframes, even a dozen? Those engines are maintenance...

Why USAF's F-15 Retirement Effort May Work Commented on: 33 weeks ago (April 3, 2017)

How about the F-100, F-4, A-37, AC-130, AC-47, AC-119, T-34, A-26? Lot of folks lost their lives flying these missions.
And why doesn't the USAF get the same credit for flying aircraft the...

Pictures: Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel Sighting In California Commented on: 35 weeks ago (March 16, 2017)

Thanks for your service, I believe 61-2361 is at Sheppard used to train a new crop of wrenchs.