Tag Archives: US Air Force

Pictures: Aero India 2019 opens with missing man flypast, B-52, A330neo and more

Aero India 2019 opened today at Yelahanka Air Force Station. The show which was inaugurated by the defence minister of India began with a series of flypasts, one of which was a missing man formation to commemorate Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, the pilot who lost his life in the Surya Kiran crash yesterday. Innugural Flypast The show began with a …

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US Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus

The United States Air Force (USAF) has accepted the first KC-46A tanker aircraft which will allow the aircraft’s delivery to delivery to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas in the coming weeks. The KC-46 was selected as the winner of the USAF’s KC-X program in 2011 to replace its ageing KC-135 fleet. The aircraft is based on the Boeing …

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US Air Force’s 70th anniversary display at #RIAT2017

Two McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles with a McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle.

The United States air force (USAF) is celebrating the 70th anniversary of it’s formation this year. At the recently concluded Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the USAF organized a special anniversary display at the show. The USAF displayed a variety of aircraft at the show, on static display were the B-52H, B-1B, C-17A, U-2 and more. The USAF also organized …

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Pictures: F-22A Raptor and F-35 Lightning II at RIAT 2016

The US Air Force F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II fly in formation.

At this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo held at RAF Fairford, the US military was displaying two of it’s most advanced fighter aircraft – the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The F-22 was born out of the US Air Force’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program. The program began in 1981 with the goal to develop …

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Boeing KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight

The KC-46A takes off on it's maiden flight. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46A tanker aircraft last friday. The aircraft took off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landed four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The KC-46A is based on the 767-200 passenger aircraft, which is also being used by many air forces as a tanker in the form …

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Exclusive Pictures: Aero India 2015 pre-show

The calm ramp the day before the show.

The Bangalore Aviation photo team is at the Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka today ahead of the Aero India 2015 air show which commences tomorrow. We have sent back some images for your enjoyment.         Pictures are copyright of Bangalore Aviation and it’s respective photographers, all rights reserved. Please do not reproduce in any form.

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Aero India 2015: What to expect this time?

With Aero India 2015 kicking off this week, many are wondering what is in store for this edition on “Asia’s Premier Airshow”. Here’s the rundown of what to expect out of this year’s airshow. Six Aerobatic display teams This edition of Aero India will see six aerobatic teams display their flying prowess. The displays will include the Scandinavian Air Show …

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USAF chooses 747-8i platform for next Air Force One

The US Air force has announced that the Boeing 747-8i will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. The decision, made official through a Determinations and Findings document, authorizes the commercial aircraft purchase by other than full and open competition. The Air Force intends to purchase three numbers of the aircraft platform as well as …

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Exclusive photos: Air Force One arrives at New Delhi IGI airport

President Obama is on a visit to India. Our photographer Uday Krishna caught the two VC-25A that transported the President, tail numbers 28000 and 29000 more commonly known as Air Force One on their approach to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport. The President is on one aircraft and the other serves as a back-up. The two aircraft are maintained …

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Boeing completes successful first flight of KC-46 Tanker

United States Air Force Boeing 767-2C. Boeing Image.

US airframer Boeing has successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker program. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Washington, USA at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at Boeing Field in Renton. The aircraft will receive its military systems following certification. The KC-X tanker competition was floated by the …

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New Boeing B-52 upgrade to increase smart weapons capacity by half

By BA Staff B-52H. Photo courtesy US Air Force Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomber’s effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart …

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Boeing Begins Assembling 3rd KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

By BA Staff Boeing is assembling a third KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on schedule to complete production of four test aircraft by the third quarter of 2014. Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and KC-46 Tanker program manager said: “In addition to the three …

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Video: Pilot asked to hold for “VIP movement” responds “We’re more important than they are”

A humorous way to start the week. All of us in India has experienced a disruption in our lives due to “VIP movement”. This video from Jenf777 on a humorous exchange between the air traffic controller at Boston’s Logan airport and the pilot of American Airlines 573. After hearing the exchange, all I could think, we need to get some …

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Photo Essay: Aero India 2013 – Inauguration Day images

The ninth edition of Aero India opened late and missing a few performers, notably the Russian Knights air display team, which have still not reached the show by the end of the second day. A photo essay on some of the performers on the first day. A Dassault Rafale B takes off during the inaugural ceremony at Aero India 2013. …

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