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Watch these amazing F-18 night launches from an aircraft carrier

Here’s a really cool video of F-18s taking off from the USS Theodore Roosevelt at night. It’s so cool to see these flying beasts just kick off in an instant with flames burning at their tails. And it’s even more impressive to see this happen at night. With all that said, my favorite part of this video might be the… » 7/19/15 9:09am 7/19/15 9:09am

Electric blue fireworks light up the sky behind a C-130 Hercules plane

Here’s a pretty picture perfect scene of fireworks exploding behind a C-130 Hercules airplane at Yokota Air Base, Japan. I like to imagine all those fanciful blue explosions as a swarm of alien planes that are waiting to come back to the mothership Hercules. Or something like that. » 7/11/15 1:37pm 7/11/15 1:37pm

Watch a F-16 shoot down a drone in the air

Here’s a video showing an F-16 shooting down a drone in the air and popping off flares in a live fire exercise. One day, the drones will probably start fighting back as revenge for all these training exercises but until that day comes, let us enjoy the amazing powerful flying machines controlled by humans that allows… » 7/01/15 9:13am 7/01/15 9:13am

Lockheed Martin's Quiz Is Crap So Take Our Better One

Lockheed Martin, a defense contractor worth billions and billions of dollars thanks to its work making war machines, is a befuddling company. On the one hand, they have people smart enough to make those machines. On the other hand, they made an incredibly dumb quiz about those machines. » 6/24/15 2:19pm 6/24/15 2:19pm

Watch the top 10 coolest airplane dogfight scenes in movie history

I’m not sure that CineFix included all the most visually awesome aerial dogfight scenes in their top 10 video for best dogfights of all time, but I do know that it’s always fun as hell to see two flying killer bird machines try to take down each other in an incredible array of skill, weaponry, quick reflexes and oh… » 4/27/15 6:35pm 4/27/15 6:35pm

Plane Porn - Inside Hyundai's Boeing 737 Business Jet

There are private jets, and there are corporate jets. Private jets get you there in style and comfort, while corporate jets make a statement. This week at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention on Orlando, I toured Hyundai's Boeing 737-700 Business Jet, so let's check it out. » 10/25/14 2:01pm 10/25/14 2:01pm

How WWI Shaped Air Combat — And Still Influences Modern Missions

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Planes first appeared over a century ago, but they've changed considerably since then. What hasn't changed, however, is their role in controlling the air, striking, reconnaissance, and mobility — the roots of which go back back to the first World War. » 10/16/14 11:31am 10/16/14 11:31am

An Up-Close Tour of the C-17 Globemaster, the Giant That Flies

With sinuous lines, flawless grey skin, and four powerful turbofan engines straight out of a contemporary sci-fi movie, the iconic C-17 Globemaster has a surprisingly spacious exterior, with a 170,858 pound maximum payload. Inside, it's a total mess of cables, wires, pipes, and hundreds of gadgets that the average… » 7/01/14 10:24am 7/01/14 10:24am

27 high tension photos of NATO jets intercepting Russian warplanes

This week interception of Russian warplanes by NATO Typhoon fighters reminds me of the time in which the world was on the brink of total nuclear annihilation, when Soviet forces taunted the Americans to test their defenses. This image collection shows that part of a Cold War that seems reactivated right now. » 6/21/14 9:30am 6/21/14 9:30am

Mil Porn: Canyon, Or Should I Say Crevice Flying In A Hellenic AF F-4

A view through the front windscreen and HUD of a Hellenic AF F-4E as it transitions down a very tight canyon with a pretty serious obstacle ahead! If you look at the HUD it shows that the Phantom doing 358kts and according to the flight path indicator (little circle with wings) that the aircraft is currently on the… » 3/04/14 1:26pm 3/04/14 1:26pm

The Amazing History and Figures of the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft…

The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear aircraft carrier in the world, has been officially retired today at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia—special appearance by Captain Kirk included. Since her comissioning in November 1961, she has served under ten Commanders-in-Chief, including John F. Kennedy during the Cuban… » 12/02/12 9:25am 12/02/12 9:25am