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  • Greek-Turkish fighter jets engage in dogfights

    04/05/2018 11:01:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    Everyday (translate google) ^ | 4-5-18 | none stated
    Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean on Thursday, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) said. Six Turkish F-16 jets, one pair of F-4s and one CN-235 transport aircraft entered Athens's FIR without submitting a flight plan, and violated air traffic regulations seven times. In all cases, the Turkish aircraft were identified and intercepted by Greek fighter planes in line with international rules of engagement. Six of the eight Turkish aircraft were armed.
  • You Can Now Buy Your Very Own F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet for a Total Steal

    03/26/2018 8:57:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    National Interest ^ | March 22, 2018 | James Clark
    Do you have dreams of buzzing the control tower after a day of barrel-rolling and air-to-air training against those goons on the red team, and then hopping on your hog and cruising to the beach so you can douse yourself in tanning oil and play a spirited game of volleyball — while maintaining eye contact with your buddies for far too long? Now, you can make those dreams a reality thanks to the folks over at Platinum Fighters: For a cool $4 million, they’ll sell you your very own F-4 Phantom II.
  • World's biggest jet engine takes to the skies: Prototype that will power Boeing's 406 seat [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:06:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2018 | Tom Collins
    Incredible footage has revealed the moment that the world's biggest jet engine took to the skies for the first time, ahead of its planned maiden commercial flight in 2020. The huge GE9X powerplant, which is as wide and tall as the fuselage of a Boeing 737, is being built for the latest version of the firm's long-haul 777, the 777X 'megaplane'. General Electric has now begun flight trials of the prototype, after delays caused by technical problems stopped tests originally planned for late last year.
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno âś” @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...
  • Jets Linebacker Busted for DWI After Crashing Into Bus

    02/26/2018 10:18:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20 | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20
    A rookie Jets linebacker known as “Wild Man” was busted early Monday morning for a boozed-up, wrong-way crash with a jitney bus in the Lincoln Tunnel — and bragged about playing for the Gang Green during his arrest, authorities said. Dylan Donahue had a blood-alcohol level of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit — when he collided with the vehicle in the center, New Jersey-bound tube just before 2 a.m., sources said. A Port Authority cop witnessed Donahue, who was behind the wheel of a green Dodge Charger Hellcat, weave through traffic cones on the Jersey side and into...
  • I Saw The Buttfumble Live And It Fractured My Family

    11/22/2017 5:08:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jon Eiseman
    Sometime in the winter of 2010, my dad sat my younger brother and me down for a talk. He was getting older, he said. His side of our family was becoming increasingly distant due to age and sickness and death and divorce, and because there were no women in our family—my mom died when my brother and I were kids, none of my grandparents are alive anymore, and my dad’s two brothers are both divorced with sons—he told us that as we got older there would be no one to wrangle the family together, no one to plan events and...
  • Long Island (Firefighters) Bagpipe band knocks kneeling, won’t play for Jets

    10/13/2017 7:02:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    Newsday ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Sloan Yan
    A Nassau bagpipe band has passed on the Jets’ invite to play during halftime over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, officials said Friday. A Jets group sales representative asked the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band early this week to entertain the crowd during the Nov. 2 game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, said band manager Bobby Hughes, an original member of the band and an East Meadow volunteer firefighter. “We don’t feel we belong there,” said Hughes, a longtime Jets season ticket holder. “We cannot in good...
  • Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

    11/14/2012 3:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called "sex scandal." But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it's the national security scandal at Afghanistan's Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage. There's been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously...
  • Jets Pick Up WR Cowboys Cut After Bizarre Mistaken Identity (Not a Shoplifter)

    07/26/2017 3:25:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The 25-year-old was linked to a shoplifting arrest Monday, then cut by Dallas later in the day — before it came out on Tuesday that the man who was charged with petty larceny in Prince William County, Va., wasn’t actually him at all. Police had misidentified the suspect. SNIP The undrafted pick in 2015 had spent the last two seasons in Dallas. This offseason has been a busy one for him: Before the mistaken identity mess, Whitehead’s dog was stolen and held for ransom last week.
  • Ex-Jets LB David Harris reaches 2-year deal with Patriots (Pats Going For Broke)

    06/21/2017 8:40:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06/21/2017 | ESPN News Services
    Linebacker David Harris has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday. The New York Jets released Harris on June 6 after being unable to agree on a pay cut with the linebacker, who played 10 seasons for the team.
  • Russia Warns It Will Treat US-Led Coalition Jets In Syria As Targets

    06/19/2017 6:24:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | 06/19/17 | Luis Martinez
    The Russian Defense Ministry blasted the U.S.' shooting down of a Syrian regime fighter jet as a "massive violation of international law" and said it will begin treating U.S.-led coalition jets flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as targets. The ministry's comments Monday came after a U.S. Navy fighter jet on Sunday shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces who are fighting ISIS in the country. It was the first time the U.S. has engaged in air-to-air combat in Syria and signaled an escalation of the conflict. The incident is also...
  • Plasma Jet Engines Might Soon Become A Reality

    05/27/2017 6:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | May 27, 2017
    Conventional jet engines generate thrust by mixing fuel with compressed air, then igniting it. As the burning mixture rapidly expands, it gets blasted out of the back of the engine, propelling the craft forward. On the other hand, a plasma jet engine does away with the standard air and fuel mixture. Instead, it makes use of electricity to compress and excite gas into a plasma — an extremely hot, dense ionised state comparable with the insides of a fusion reactor or a star — then generate an electromagnetic field from it. Plasma engines have remained in experimental stages for quite...
  • F-35 buzzing over the house.

    05/05/2017 4:10:33 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 57 replies
    Chino Airshow | 5/5/17 | DAC21
    F-35, P-38 2 x P-51 and Mitchell B-25 flying over the house in formation.
  • 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...