Boy, has Boeing gotten a good return on CH-47 Chinook design. For half a century, these things have been getting the job done for the U.S. Army and over 20 militaries around the globe. This unique view of one of these amazing machines going about its business makes it all look so easy and simple.
The British government is tightening their belts by giving up Prime Minister David Cameron’s private jet charters and shuttling him around in a Voyager A330 mid-air refueling aircraft. The British “Air Force One” equivalent will still be used to fuel up fighters when it’s not transporting VIPs.
The Indian Air Force sent its most potent fighter, the thrust vectoring Sukhoi Su-30MKI advanced Flanker, to fight against and alongside the Royal Air Force’s most capable fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon. Our good friend and master photographer Rich Cooper was on the ground and in the air to document this…
A couple weeks ago we saw Canada’s CF-18 Demo Team Hornet all decked out like a Hawker Hurricane to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Now we get to see the Royal Air Force’s tribute, a stunning Eurofighter Typhoon marked up like a Spitfire from that same period.
Before the Jump Jet was retired and its flight manual posted online, Top Gear presenter James May rode in one and experienced the awesome aerodynamic freak show known as viffing: vectoring in forward flight, the Harrier's signature move.