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NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
NEWS Jan 17, 2024 Boeing's Problems Expand to Politicians After U.S. Government 737 Plane Breaks Down in Switzerland U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to return to Washington from Davos, Switzerland on January 17. However, he could not due to a critical malfunction with his Boeing aircraft. The aircraft in question was a modified Boeing C-40, a U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to Joint Base Andrews. The incident is unrelated to previous Boeing troubles with the 737 MAX aircraft, although the C-40 is a modified 737 aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Jan 16, 2024 Ukraine Shoots Down Two Russian Spy Planes in Blow to Russia's War Effort In a significant development, Ukraine claims to have successfully shot down a Russian A-50 spy plane and an IL-22 command aircraft, marking a major blow to the Kremlin's air force. General Valerii Zaluzhny announced the destruction of the prized warplanes, highlighting the potential disruption to Russia's missile capabilities and the resilience of Ukrainian forces in countering advanced air assets. The incident raises questions about the evolving dynamics of the conflict and the strategic implications for both nations in the ongoing geopolitical landscape. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 20, 2023 JANET: The Top-Secret Airline Transporting Government Officials to Area 51 Did you know that the U.S. government flies an airline to some of the most secretive places on Earth? This airline, operating from "Just Another Non-Existent Terminal," supposedly flies to some of the most mysterious and secretive locations in the United States, including (supposedly) Area 51. This is the captivating case of JANET Airlines, the carrier that flies to nowhere. Read More →
NEWS Dec 08, 2023 US Conducts Military Flights in Guyana to Prevent Possible Venezuelan Invasion The U.S. will conduct joint military flights with Guyana as growing border tensions with Venezuela create the potential for a Venezuelan invasion of the country. Guyana, which currently has a small aviation industry due to its small size and population, will likely see a major expansion in the coming years. The discovery of vast oil reserves in Guyana is expected to create strong demand for business travel, with United Airlines already announcing a direct route connecting Houston: the global hub for oil and gas. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 05, 2023 How Aircraft Conduct Search and Rescue Operations Aircraft have been used in search and rescue operations for a variety of purposes, and not just in modern times. This article explores the intricacies of the use of aircraft within search and rescue operations, revealing how technology advancement has played a crucial role in the use of aircraft within search and rescue. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 01, 2023 The Boneyard: Where Planes Go to Die? Plane boneyards, also known as aircraft graveyards, are massive landscapes littered with once-mighty planes that are now mere skeletons of their past. But this process is of utmost importance to the aviation industry. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 12, 2023 A Tribute to the Texas Raiders One Year Later The "Texas Raiders" B-17, owned by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) started it's life as a Boeing PB-1 AWACS Registered as 44-83872 this PB-1W was among the last 20 B-17s built by Douglas under license with Boeing. It came off the production line in Long Beach, California on July 12, 1945 and entered service with VX-4, located at NAS Patuxent River in the United States Navy nine days later on July 21. Read More →
NEWS Nov 11, 2023 U.S. Drone Shot Down Near Yemen Amid Rising Middle East Tensions On the week of November 6, a United States military drone was shot down in the Middle East. The shootdown comes among rising tensions between the United States and its ally Israel and Iran. In recent weeks, the United States military has slowly increased it's presence in the Middle East over fears of Israel's conflict with Hamas escalating into a regional conflict. Read More →
NEWS Sep 26, 2023 Orlando International: Soaring to the Top as Florida's Busiest Airport Florida's busiest airport is not Miami. Orlando International Airport has and continues to cement its position as a key player in Floridian aviation. Here, we investigate the rise of MCO to the top. Read More →