Saber
Great shot by +Rick A. Brown​ Originally shared by +Rick A. Brown Saber Wanted to share another of my favorites from the Oregon International Air Show, this F-86 Saber. Check out more of my images from the show, http://www.rabimaging.com/…/Oregon-Interna…/G0000obKNCC1meEc. #rabimaging #avgeek #saber  
06 Aug 2015 in G+ Posts, by
L'homme et la machine – SIAE 2015
Great shot from +Quentin Douchet​ such a workhorse aircraft.. Originally shared by +Quentin Douchet L'homme et la machine – SIAE 2015. Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II US Air Force. Salon du Bourget 2015 (Paris Air Show 2015) – Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France. (06/2015) © Quentin Douchet. Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/quentin77/19051800068 #photo #photography #A10 #USAF #USAirForce #avgeek #aviation #salondubourget #SIAE #parisairshow #PAS15 #aircraft #avion #planespotting #USA  
29 Jun 2015 in G+ Posts, by
This Day in Aviation History
Originally shared by +Gazing Skyward TV Aviation June 8th, 1959First un-powered flight of the North American X-15. The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft. The X-15 set speed and altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the edge of outer space and returning with valuable data used in aircraft and spacecraft design. As of 2015, the X-15 holds the official world record for the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft. Its maximum speed was 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h), or Mach 6.72. During the X-15 program, 13 flights by eight pilots met the Air Force spaceflight criterion by exceeding the altitude of 50 miles (80 km), thus qualifying the pilots for astronaut status. The Air Force pilots qualified for astronaut wings immediately, while the civilian pilots were awarded NASA astronaut wings in 2005, 35 years after the last X-15 flight. The sole Navy pilot in the X-15 program never took the aircraft above the requisite 50 mile altitude. Of all the X-15 missions, two flights (by the same pilot) qualified as space […]
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