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  • Top Gunski! Moscow releases video of its latest fighter jet boasting it can destroy the best..

    02/16/2017 8:57:42 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 21 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/16/2017 | By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    The Russian Ministry of Defence has released a video of its latest fighter jet in an effort to drive foreign export sales. The Kremlin wants foreign governments to buy its latest Sukhoi-35s jet instead of a western aircraft. As part of the sales drive, the Russian Air Force released footage of a test pilot taking its Sukhoi Su-35s for a spin.
  • More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year

    12/20/2016 4:40:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing told employees Monday there will be more job cuts in the new year. The jetmaker says it need to reduce costs further in the face of intense competition and a flagging jet sales market.
  • Joe McKnight, Former Jets Player, Is Fatally Shot in Louisiana

    12/01/2016 5:24:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/01/16 | By CHRISTOPHER MELE and BEN SHPIGEL
    Joe McKnight, who played three seasons for the Jets and was a standout at the University of Southern California, was fatally shot in Louisiana on Thursday, the authorities said. McKnight, 28, was shot “multiple times,”...........
  • Egyptian fighter jets arrive in Syria: report

    11/24/2016 6:47:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Almasdarnews.com AMN ^ | 11-24-2016 | Leith Fadel
    DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 P.M.) - Egyptian fighter jets landed for the first time at the Hama Military Airport this week, the Lebanon-based As-Safir newspaper reported on Wednesday morning. As-Safir claims that these Egyptian fighter jets will participate in the ongoing military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), while also providing logistical support to the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAYF). Al-Masdar contacted the Syrian Air Force to corroborate this report by As-Safir; however, no response has been received yet to verify the validity of this claim. Last month, several Egyptian military advisors traveled from Cairo to the...
  • Jets’ Brandon Marshall Gives Unique Take on Donald Trump’s Election Win

    11/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Daniel Popper
    At 3-6, the Jets don't feel like they're in a position to be discussing anything but football. So many players avoided questions about the election Wednesday in Florham Park. One Jet who didn't was Brandon Marshall, who offered an interesting — if somewhat perplexing — perspective on President-elect Donald Trump. "The good thing about it is we have a flawed man in office leading our country who's had some really public, nasty things go on," said Marshall, who wouldn't disclose who he voted for or if he voted at all. "I think that's a good thing because we put certain...
  • Former Jets DE Dennis Byrd killed in Oklahoma highway crash

    10/16/2016 9:25:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 1 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Rich Cimini
    Dennis Byrd, a former New York Jets defensive end whose career was cut short in 1992 because of a broken neck, was killed in a head-on vehicle collision Saturday near his home in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed to ESPN. Byrd, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive injuries.
  • U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    06/19/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 189 replies
    American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near U.S. destroyer: U.S.

    04/13/2016 12:57:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | By Phil Stewart
    Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, describing it as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. A Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter also made seven passes around the USS Donald Cook, taking pictures. The nearest Russian territory was about 70 nautical miles away in its enclave...
  • The Awesome "CAD WEST" Low Flying Jet Site In Wales "Mach Loop"

    Very cool afternoon. Low, fast and loud!
  • NFL Week 17 Live Thread [Gadzooks, that didn't go as I planned!]

    12/29/2015 3:29:28 AM PST · by Bender2 · 96 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    REGULAR SEASON FINAL WEEK 17 Jan. 3 New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons 1 New York Jets at Buffalo Bills 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1 Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears 1 Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns 1 Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys 1 Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans 1 Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts 1 Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs 1 New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 1 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants 1 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos 4:25 St. Louis...
  • Russia joins France striking ISIS stronghold in Syria

    11/17/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/15
    Russia came to France's aid, bombarding an ISIS stronghold in Raqqa, Syria with airstrikes and cruise missile attacks just four days after the massacre in Paris, a defense official in the Middle East tells Fox News. The strikes unfolded as more details emerged on how the suspected Paris attack mastermind managed to slip away from airstrikes in Syria again and again, all while mocking U.S. and Western security forces. The new Russian strikes in Raqqa may have included long-range bombers, according to the defense official. He says despite the countries' shared objective of targeting ISIS, it is "highly unlikely" the...
  • Russia demands UK explanation on ‘authorization to shoot down Russian jets’

    10/11/2015 9:38:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Russia has demanded an explanation from the UK about media reports that British pilots have been given the permission to attack Russian jets in Iraq. “Today, the military attaché at the British Embassy in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry,” the Russian Defense Ministry press service said in a statement on Sunday. “He was handed a note with a request to provide official explanations on information, published in the British media, citing high-ranking sources in the Defense Ministry of the country, on alleged directives to use weapons against Russian aircraft ‘in case of threat to their lives,’ received...
  • Tebow Outplays Barkley For Possible 3rd Slot on Eagles

    09/03/2015 8:49:07 PM PDT · by bill12345 · 32 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 9/3/15 | Philly.com
    The popularity of the Eagles' third quarterback competition between Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow could be seen in the stands of MetLife Stadium, where Tebow's No. 15 from his one season with the Jets was spotted during the team's 24-18 win over the Eagles. It could be heard when Tebow entered the game in the second quarter to cheers of his name. Read more at
  • Tim Tebow throws TD pass in final preseason game

    09/03/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    ESPN Sports ^ | 09/03/2015 | Phil Sheridan, ESPN Staff Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tim Tebow saved his best for last in his competition for the Philadelphia Eagles' No. 3 quarterback job. Tebow ran an effective two-minute drill against the New York Jets, driving the Eagles 85 yards for a touchdown in 1 minute, 26 seconds. It was one of two touchdowns Tebow threw in the 24-18 loss. Tebow completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards. Early in the drive, Tebow's ability to avoid sacks came into play. He avoided pressure to complete a pass to running back Raheem Mostert. Tebow then shook loose from nose tackle T.J. Barnes...
  • Russian jets in Syrian skies

    08/31/2015 12:36:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 08/31/15 | Alex Fishman
    Russia has begun its military intervention in Syria, deploying an aerial contingent to a permanent Syrian base, in order to launch attacks against ISIS and Islamist rebels; US stays silent. Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state. According to Western diplomats, a Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase. The base is said to be in area surrounding Damascus, and will serve, for...
  • The agony and the agony of being a New York Jets fan

    08/14/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | August 14, 2015 | Anthony L. Fisher
    There is no reason I should be a fan of the New York Jets, but I am, and have no one to blame but myself. For the past few days, howls of laughter and scorn have emanated from social media and sports radio yak shows around the country, after the Jets' nominal starting quarterback, Geno Smith, fell victim to a broken jaw, courtesy of a locker room "sucker-punch" from teammate IK Enemkpali. Smith will be out of action for six to 10 weeks, and Enemkpali was immediately released from the team.
  • Jets QB Geno Smith punched out by teammate, will miss 6-10 weeks with broken jaw

    08/11/2015 11:26:15 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 56 replies
    WEEI.com ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Christopher Price
    Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a broken jaw after a fight with a teammate and will be sidelined for the next six to ten weeks, according to New York head coach Todd Bowles. “He got cold-cocked. Sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw,” Bowles said of Smith, who had been anointed the starting quarterback earlier this summer by the Jets’ coaching staff.
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

    04/16/2015 5:02:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2015 | Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher
    The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes. Smaller planes cost less to fly than the stately, four-engine jumbos, which can carry as many as 525 passengers.