Originally shared by +Fly By Photography January 27, 1937 marks the date of the first flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. The P-38, designed for the US Army Air Corps in 1937, features two booms containing the engines with a central pod making up the cockpit. The P-38 was the only US fighter aircraft that was in production when the US entered World War II to the end of the war. The Germans called the P-38 the Fork-Tailed Devil. The Japanese called it Two Planes, One Pilot. Over 10,000 P-38s were produced. Of that total, only 5 are still airworthy. The P-38 Lightning in my photograph belongs to Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite Falls, Minnesota. She arrived at Culpeper Airport on the morning of May 7, 2015 to take part in the Arsenal of Democracy Fly Over of Washington DC on May 8th, the 75th anniversary of VE Day. "Misty Morning Arrival"http://goo.gl/z1qsd2 Delayed by weather on the way from Minnesota, Fagen Fighter's P-38 Lighting, Ruff Stuff, finally arrives at Culpeper Airport at 7:30 am on May 7, 2015, for the Arsenal of Democracy. #warbird #p38 #lightning #p38lightning #plane #usaaf #armyairforces #airforce #aviation #photography #canon #flybyphotography
Originally shared by +Nicolas Brusselaars Picture by l'Armée de l'Air
Originally shared by +Fly By Photography I dug into the archives for today's jet. Photographed here is the F-117 Nighthawk, probably more popularly know as "The Stealth Fighter," at the NAS Oceana Airshow back in 2007. Developed by the secretive Skunk Works division of Lockheed, the F-117 first took to the air on 18 June 1981. The aircraft's faceted shape was designed to reflect a radars' electromagnetic energy away from that radar's receiver, making the aircraft difficult to detect. Additionally, the F-117 didn't carry a radar of its own, as the electromagnetic pulses from an aircraft's radar can be detected by enemy receivers. Instead, it relied on electro-optical and thermal-optical equipment to navigate and deliver its payload. In order to defeat thermal detection, the F-117 used a jet exhaust system that mixed cool ambient air with the hot exhaust as it exited the aircraft. Although popularly referred to as The Stealth Fighter, the F-117 was never capable of and never used to shoot down enemy aircraft. Instead, it was a strike aircraft, used to deliver smart bombs on high value, highly defended targets. F-117s were first used in combat in 1989, during the invasion of Panama to oust its dictator, […]
Originally shared by +Jörgen Nilsson Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display.
Originally shared by +E-pic.se http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/McDonnel-Douglas/McDonnell-Douglas-F-18-Hornet/ The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, has used the Hornet since 1986.The U.S. Navy started the Naval Fighter-Attack, Experimental (VFAX) program to procure a multirole aircraft to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, the A-7 Corsair II, and the remaining McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs, and to complement the F-14 Tomcat.Though the YF-16 won the LWF competition, the Navy was skeptical that an aircraft with one engine and narrow landing gear could be easily or economically adapted to carrier service, and refused to adopt an F-16 derivative. On 2 May 1975 the Navy announced its selection of the YF-17. Since the LWF did not share the design requirements of the VFAX, the Navy asked McDonnell Douglas and Northrop to develop a new aircraft from the […]
http://www.razerzone.com/nabu-watch I have been waiting for a watch like this for some time as smart watches are less than smart and useful and durability is terrible in the real world where people work and play harder than sitting at a desk. Had some strange setup issue where the app recognized the watch but it would not show up as an active BT device in the BT list. This was very interesting as it then came back after I used my phone to run a small BT speaker and the watch disconnected for some reason (no connection displayed on the screen. Some very early first impressions: Watch screen is slightly dim but honestly I like it and it has a backlight. While it does have watch functions it is not as full featured as most G-Shock style watches in this price range – that said its also not trying to be one Watch band is nice but all these watches require some break in time for both a wrist and the band to conform to the new style. I wear my watches "military Style" or upside down and this watch can do that but depending on your wrist bones the clasp […]
Originally shared by +Christian Bichsel Sieh Dir den Tweet von @FlySWISS an: https://twitter.com/FlySWISS/status/688295658961371136?s=09 Swiss Intl Air Lines on Twitter: “Stay tuned for another formation flight. If the weather permits we team-up with #PatrouilleSuisse at about 11.40 am. “Stay tuned for another formation flight. If the weather permits we team-up with #PatrouilleSuisse at about 11.40 am. Embedded image. 1:44 AM – 16 Jan 2016. 23 Retweets23 Likes. Reply to @FlySWISS · Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care …
Originally shared by +Nino Blazanovic 2015 Abbotsford Air Show | F-22 Raptor And P-51 Mustang Heritage FlightThe F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform the USAF Heritage Flight at the 2015 Abbotsford Air Show!
Originally shared by +Jan Halaxa Spitfire F Mk Vc DU-Z, AR614, 312. czechoslovak wing RAF
Originally shared by +Jan Halaxa Image Credit: Christopher Ebdon
Originally shared by +E-pic.se Cavalier F-51D Mustang 2 & Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E.This is probably the two most iconic aircraft of WWII. More Mustang images here: http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/North-American/North-American-P-51D-Mustang More Spitfire images here: http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Supermarine/Supermarine-Spitfire #Supermarine #Spitfire #Mustang #Aircraft #Aviation #Warbirds #E_PIC_SE #Biltema
Holy smokes….. All it needs is a helo pad..
Originally shared by +LastPass http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426798,00.asp LastPass 4.0The free LastPass 4.0 has a bold new online interface, and features such as emergency access and automated password updating put it ahead of many of its for-pay competitors.
Originally shared by +Luke Wroblewski Google+ now features a list of all your actions including posts, comments, +1s, votes, blocks, and much more. You can access your Activity Log on Android, iOS, and the Web from the Settings menu. Filter the list to find recent comments or other actions you've made (I personally find this very useful when I want to re-find conversations I've participated in) or easily remove any action you've taken on Google+ using the X on each list item. As usual, you can tell us what you think about this new feature using the Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~
This footage was taken in a mountain range commonly called the “Mach Loop.” It’s located in Wales and the name derives from the fact that both the RAF and the USAF practice fast maneuvers in close proximity to the canyon walls and the ground. The training is meant to teach pilots how to fly in mountainous regions without radar detection, and this is where they do it. This place draws the attention of many spectators as you can imagine. If you ever think of going, we found an actual timetable the British government releases that tells you EXACTLY when these exercises happen. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/operational-low-flying-training-timetable
Originally shared by +Jörgen Nilsson SAAB AJS37 Viggen