Thanks Mark I hadn't seen that news yet. I'm with Sublime Oblivion, in that I think UAVs are the way of the future, but I still think there's at least a cuploe of new generations of manned fighters to be built yet.Computers and remote technology are getting there, but there's still a lot of benefit to having a human eye actually up there in the cockpit. Plus, there are multi-billion dollar contracts at stake (Actually, it's just occurred to me that, because of the financial interests of the US aircraft manufacturers, they may be the slower to adapt to using UAVs as a matter of course. A bold move from the Russians to focus on UAV development could see them secure a real head start in the nascent international UAV market.)
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Posted by Guest on Tue 09 Apr 2013 03:52:09 PM CEST
how is the best
air force pilote
Posted by Guest on Tue 09 Apr 2013 03:50:16 PM CEST
Posted by Guest on Tue 09 Apr 2013 03:47:33 PM CEST
It's so beautiful...
... remarkable ...
Posted by Eva on Tue 02 Apr 2013 08:54:03 PM CEST
From 8 FS?
FF is a Langley Tailflash. 94th or 27th, not 8th FS, unless it has since been transferred.
Posted by Guest on Tue 27 Nov 2012 03:24:20 PM CET
When I was there in the summer of 2011 This YF-22 was not on display anywhere. Not sure if it was out for restoration
Posted by Guest on Thu 26 Jul 2012 09:17:59 PM CEST
887504192nd FW marking
Does anyone know if 04-4082 is the only F-22 to have "192nd FW" on the tail exclusivly...or are other F-22's in this unit share this marking too...I took a photo this past weekend at Langley and I could not make out the serial,...but it definitely has 192nd FW on tail.
Posted by Guest on Tue 22 Mar 2011 03:55:39 AM CET
The YF22 previously at the AFM is now the the AFFTC Museum at Edwards
Posted by Guest on Wed 06 Jan 2010 10:07:16 PM CET
Staff Sgt Andrew Fowler has the old iron helmett.
Perfect site with very good information and pictures!
Lots off succes,
Posted by Guest on Sun 02 Nov 2008 09:48:18 AM CET
192 FW Raptor
I saw this aircraft at LAFB Airshow on 6/21/2008. Unfortunately the gray stripe on the top of the tail with " Virginia" on it is is as nearly unreadable in person as it is in the above photograph. It doesn't even show up well in the pictures I took from 30 feet away.I suppose the Regular AF is still a little touchy about it's having to share it's newest toy with mere 'weekend warriors". Maybe one day it will have the old red, white and blue tail stripe and a unit patch on the fuselage. Let me know when it happens. I'll be the one holding my breath waitng. just ask for "Blue Boy"
Posted by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:29:57 PM CEST
You'll notice that only one engine is in afterburner as the gear would have structurally failed with both F119s in afterburner. The "boot chokes" were designed by NASA for one of their F/A-18, but the Air Force Flight Test Center obtained them. They are bolted to a table with very sensitive load cells to measure actual thrust.
Posted by Guest on Sat 17 May 2008 03:54:36 AM CEST