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Why Were Old Jet Engines So Much More Smoky Than Newer Ones?

The dawn of the jet age saw the skies near major airports raked with thick black smoke trails. These exhaust plumes have largely disappeared from our atmosphere due to continuous jet engine innovations. Here is the story of the jet engine’s amazing change in visual and ecological signature since its introduction into… » 7/30/15 3:03pm Thursday 3:03pm

Watch This Gaggle Of F-35s Chug Gas From A KC-135 High Over Arizona

The 56th Fighter Wing out of Luke Air Force Base have been pretty active showing off their new toys, these $100M+ F-35A Joint Strike Fighters. Their counterparts over at the 161st Air Refueling Wing, nicknamed the “Copperheads,” took some folks with cameras aboard their KC-135Rs to showcase the new jet: » 6/13/15 12:12pm 6/13/15 12:12pm