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16 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Vapor? I suppose there was a little bit
Originally shared by +Chris Buff Vapor? I suppose there was a little bit…. Raptor Dedication Pass – 2015 Christopher Buff, www.Aviationbuff.comMy gallery of photos captured at the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia airshow, held at the Richard Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia. Performers included the US Navy Hornet and Super Hornet TACDEMO teams along with a Marines MV-22 Osprey, F-22 Raptor Team and the Geico Skytypers.
15 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
The Sound Barrier is Broken on this day in 1947
Originally shared by +Michael Interbartolo The Right Stuff – Yeager Mach 1 There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. His controls would freeze up, his plane would buffet wildly, and he would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, seven hundred and fifty miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man would ever pass. They called it the sound barrier. — Ridley in the 1983 movie The Right Stuff On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager smashed the sound barrier aided by the Bell X-1, the first of many X-planes to come.The Bell -X-1 was a joint US Army Air Force And NACA ( National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics – which later became NASA ) supersonic research project. At age 24, Captain Charles “Chuck Yeager, a WWII veteran and test pilot at the Muroc Air Field ( now Edwards Air Base ) broke the sound barrier with his X-1. He named his aircraft “Glamorous Glennis” after his wife Glennis Faye Dickhouse.The rocket-powered “bullet with wings” was launched […]
15 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
This Day in Aviation History
Originally shared by +Gazing Skyward TV October 15th, 1952First flight of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto. The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its primary mission was to investigate the design features of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds, which included the first use of titanium in major airframe components. Douglas designed the X-3 with the goal of a maximum speed of approximately 2,000 m.p.h, but it was, however, seriously underpowered for this purpose and could not even exceed Mach 1 in level flight. Although the research aircraft was a disappointment, Lockheed designers used data from the X-3 tests for the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter which used a similar trapezoidal wing design in a successful Mach number 2 fighter…. Source:Wikipedia, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: http://gstv.us/1LMy3X8 YouTube, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: http://gstv.us/1LMypwS YouTube, Douglas X-3 Stiletto: 1950s U.S. Experimental Jet Aircraft: http://gstv.us/1LMyuAG YouTube, Aircraft, USA: Experimental X-3 Stiletto 250199-01: http://gstv.us/1LMyy3p If you enjoy the "This Day in Aviation History" collection, you may enjoy some of these other collections from Gazing Skyward TV: http://gstv.us/GSTVcollections Photo from: http://gstv.us/1LMyCjO #avgeek #aviation #history #Douglas #X3 #Stiletto #USAF #NACA […]
15 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Are G+ notifications broken for anyone other than me?
Are G+ notifications broken for anyone other than me?  
14 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
SR71 – King of Speed
There were a lot of things we couldn’t do in an SR-71, but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. People often asked us if, because of this fact, it was fun to fly the jet. Fun would not be the first word I would use to describe flying this plane. Intense, maybe. Even cerebral. But there was one day in our Sled experience when we would have to say that it was pure fun to be the fastest guys out there, at least for a moment. It occurred when Walt and I were flying our final training sortie. We needed 100 hours in the jet to complete our training and attain Mission Ready status. Somewhere over Colorado we had passed the century mark. We had made the turn in Arizona and the jet was performing flawlessly. My gauges were wired in the front seat and we were starting to feel pretty good about ourselves, not only because we would soon be flying real missions but because we had gained a great deal of confidence in the plane in the past ten months. Ripping across the barren deserts 80,000 feet […]
14 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Belgian Air Force General Dynamics (SABCA) F-16AM Fighting Falcon
Originally shared by +Jörgen Nilsson Belgian Air Force General Dynamics (SABCA) F-16AM Fighting Falcon  
11 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
This P40 Warhawk is from The Cavanaugh Flight Museum's (Addison Texas) Fall Flight days
Originally shared by +David Stubbington This P40 Warhawk is from The Cavanaugh Flight Museum's (Addison Texas) Fall Flight days.  
11 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by
Twilight Tomcatter Texan
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography North American T-6G Texan, painted as a Navy SNJ, photographed in the morning twilight using only ambient light.http://www.fly-by-photography.com/culpeper_traron/h5ba4bf1b#h5ba4bf1b Plus, Comment and Share #warbird #flying #plane #culpeperairport #t6 #snj #texan #formation #virginia #aviation #photography #canonusa #flybyphotography  
11 Oct 2015 in G+ Posts, by