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  • Report: UFO Played 'Cat and Mouse' With USS Nimitz, Pilots, in 2004 (Exec Rep pdf inc)

    05/27/2018 1:26:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Cathy Burke
    A leaked 2009 Pentagon report reportedly divulges details about a supersonic UFO shaped like a tic-tac that appeared to stalk the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier for days before vanishing. The report doesn’t have any date or agency logo, but four officials confirmed it was written as part of a Pentagon program with input from multiple agencies, Las Vegas news station KLAS reported. The news station reported it obtained the unclassified report while visiting Washington, D.C., for a debriefing arranged by former Sen. Harry Reid, and that it reveals first-hand accounts of the Nov. 14, 2004 encounter documented in a video...
  • Russia's Su-57 Fighter Launches A New Cruise Missile From Its Weapons Bay

    05/25/2018 7:53:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 25, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has presented video of the country's new Su-57 fighter—you can read our full analysis on this often misunderstood aircraft here—launching a new cruise missile from its internal weapons bay. This is the first video we know of not only of this missile being tested, but also of the Su-57s weapons bays in use. In his statement, Shoigu mentions the Russian Ministry of Defense's large effort to test and evaluate new weapons on the Syrian battlefield, but it's not clear if this launch took place over the war-torn country or not. He says the test occurred...
  • Pakistan to buy 30 of Turkey's homegrown T129 ATAK helicopters

    05/25/2018 7:55:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Photo: TAI Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters, according to an election manifesto the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) announced Thursday. In a November 2017 interview with the Anadolu Agency, Pakistani Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said his country planned to procure 30 attack helicopters and four naval ships from Turkey. Hussain revealed that Pakistan was interested in the T129 ATAK helicopter, developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Italy-based AgustaWestland, rebranded as Leonardo Helicopters in 2016. The gunship helicopter was added to the inventory...
  • United Technologies plans to hire 35,000 and spend $75 billion with suppliers....

    05/24/2018 10:29:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | May 24, 2018 | Jim Kinney
    Aerospace and technology giant United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday it plans to hire 35,000 people -- including thousands in Connecticut -- and spend more than $15 billion on capital improvements and research and development over the next five years. UTC also announced plans to spend an additional $75 billion through local procurement of products and services, money that could include components from Springfield-area precision manufacturers....
  • Here Is Boeing's Master Plan For The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet's Future

    05/23/2018 8:10:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 23, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing is pushing ahead with the Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet program for the U.S. Navy, which includes new build aircraft and upgraded planes, and will significantly enhance the lifespan and capabilities of the jets. At the same time, there are no formal plans to upgrade the fighter's engines or add conformal fuel tanks to the service’s EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, which could limit Carrier Air Wings’ ability to take full advantage of the added capabilities. On May 23, 2018, Boeing hosted a media day at its offices in Washington, D.C. to provide the latest updates on the program’s status....
  • This Is What A Boeing F-32 Would've Looked Like If Lockheed Lost The JSF Competition

    05/20/2018 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    In 2001, Boeing's X-32 stood off against Lockheed's X-35 in a fly-off for the massively lucrative Joint Strike Fighter contract. Making a stealth fighter capable of carrying a significant payload while also having a version that can take off in short distances and land vertically was quite the task, and both companies went about solving the problem very differently. In the end, the X-32 lost to the X-35 for a number of reasons that we will get into in a future post, but many who were taken aback by the X-32's 'unique' looks didn't realize that Boeing had already planned...
  • Crash: Global Damojh B732 at Havana on May 18th 2018, lost height shortly after takeoff

    05/18/2018 7:30:16 PM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    The Aviation Herald ^ | Saturday, May 19th 2018 00:32Z | Simon Hradecky
    A Global Aerolineas Damojh Boeing 737-200 on behalf of Cubana de Aviacion, registration XA-UHZ performing flight CU-972 from Havana to Holguin (Cuba) with 104 passengers and 9 crew, lost height shortly after takeoff at 12:08L (16:08Z), contacted a house, trees and a railway track near position N22.9914 W82.3912 and burst into flames. Emergency services are responding. Three passengers have been taken to hospitals in critical condition and are believed to be the only survivors. Cuban Authorities confirmed an accident at Havana Airport, there is intense fire. A massive response by emergency services has been dispatched. Later Authorities reported 3 passengers...
  • Reports: Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba

    05/18/2018 10:25:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 05/18/2018 | Staff
    LA HABANA, CUBA — There are social media reports that a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. Authorities have not confirmed the reports of a crash. This is a breaking news story, return for updates.
  • Despite Shortage, Air Force Likely Won't Boost Enlisted Pilot Ranks

    05/17/2018 2:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Oriana Pawlyk
    Even as the U.S. Air Force faces a long-term pilot shortage, there are no plans to grow the ranks of enlisted pilots, a top official said recently. "We'll certainly see what the study says, but at this point, we have no intention to expand enlisted pilot positions beyond the Global Hawk" community, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told Military.com on May 4. Wilson was referring to a Rand Corp. study exploring the feasibility of bringing back a warrant officer corps as the service faces shortfalls in its pilot billets. "The Rand study is complete, and we are now reviewing, analyzing...
  • Memphis Belle is saved from the scrapheap (TR)

    05/17/2018 12:04:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/17/2018 | AP, Iain Burns, Megan Sheets
    A legendary Second World War bomber is set to go on display for the first time after being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio. The B-17 'Flying Fortress' known as Memphis Belle was introduced as the anchor of an extensive exhibit in the Dayton-area museum's war gallery. The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail. The plane, known for its risque nose paintings featuring a pin-up girl, was celebrated...
  • American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

    05/17/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/15/2018 | Julia Horowitz
    American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs cannot be brought on planes as emotional support animals. The airline revised its guidelines on Monday for comfort animals on flights. Those who want to bring such an animal on board now have to file paperwork 48 hours before a flight, and there are new restrictions on which types of animals are permitted. "We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal," American Airlines said in a press release. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety...
  • Southwest Airlines has another frightening midair incident

    05/15/2018 11:45:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Chris Perez
    Flight 861 was traveling from Denver to Dallas on Saturday night — with 100 passengers on board — when the cabin began to lose pressure at roughly 20,000 feet, according to officials. Oxygen masks were deployed around 9 p.m. local time, just as the plane was arriving in the DFW area.
  • Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit, captain says

    05/15/2018 10:03:03 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/15/2018 | Brenda Goh
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was "sucked halfway" out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft's captain.
  • American Airlines Announces New Support Animal Policy: Goats Not Allowed, Trained Mini Horses Are

    05/14/2018 4:15:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | May 14, 2018
    Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals. They’re just three of a somewhat lengthy list of barred animals the airline has put out in response to an increase in customers transporting a service or support animal onboard their aircraft — more than 40 percent from 2016 to 2017. “We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal,” AA said in a statement. “Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety issues for our team, our customers and...
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • Woman kicked off United flight in Houston after man complains of 'pungent odor'

    05/12/2018 12:40:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 124 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 5/11/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman is suing United Airlines, claiming she was kicked off a flight out of Houston because someone complained that she had a "pungent odor." The mother and her children were on a flight to San Francisco in 2016. The suit says a man in business class told the flight crew that she smelled, and he was not comfortable flying next to her. According to the lawsuit, the woman, who is Nigerian, believes she was booted because of her race. She and her children were put on another flight five hours later. United has not commented...
  • Parkland mom paid $36K for a flight to see her deceased son

    05/05/2018 8:43:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 89 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | May 3, 2018 | Abby Haglage
    Schulman decided to book a last-minute private charter for $18,000. The charter successfully delivered her to Florida, where she got confirmation that her son was among the dead. But when a bill arrived in the mail a few weeks later, Schulman was dealt another blow: The charter company, Talon Air, had been unable to find someone to charter it back to New York and had therefore charged her another $18,000. “I had no idea what the charge was at the time. It really didn’t matter what the charge was,” Schulman said in an interview with CNN. “I was convinced in...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

    05/04/2018 2:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 1, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The head of the United States Marine Corps says the Marines' air power could be completely uncrewed within 15 years. General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, says the technology exists to realize this future. Neller stressed, however, that aircraft would not be completely autonomous, and would still be directed by a human being making key decisions. The Marine Corps Times quoted Neller from an event at the Brookings Institution saying: “I don’t know what war is going to look like in the future, [but] I think things that fly in the sky, the great majority of them...
  • Russian jet intercepts U.S. Navy plane

    05/01/2018 5:31:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | May 1, 2018 | Ryan Browne, CNN
    A Russian Su-27 fighter jet performed an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea Tuesday, two defense officials told CNN. The Russian jet came within about 20 feet of the U.S. aircraft, one official said, adding that the encounter lasted about nine minutes. The intercept was described by officials as safe but unprofessional, though a U.S. Navy official told CNN that the Navy does not officially classify aerial encounters that way. The Navy classifies aviation intercepts simply as either safe or unsafe.....
  • ‘Not Being Viewed as an Enemy’ Propels California Company’s Move to Texas, says CEO

    04/18/2018 6:27:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 80 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2018 | MERRILL HOPE
    The top executive of a Southern California private charter airline says the Golden State’s hostile business environment propelled his company’s decision to relocate to Texas. “Not being viewed as an enemy, but being viewed as an asset is so refreshing,” said Alex Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of JetSuite Inc. He described the air carrier’s decision to move to North Texas this summer as a “welcome change.” He shared a glaring example of one difference between California and business-friendly Texas. “I tried to start flying out of Santa Monica, California. And they sued me because I was trying to bring a...