A great Mini Documentary video on the world famous US Air Force aircraft the SR-71 Blackbird that was used for observation flights over the Soviet Union.
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.–Twenty-six years ago today, Beale said goodbye to the fastest air-breathing jet in the world, the SR-71 Blackbird.
The Blackbird was an advanced, long-range, supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft that called Beale Air Force Base home from January 1966 to January 1990.
But for Master Sgt. Floyd Jones (ret.) and a local group of former Blackbird maintainers, the mission continues, not with turning wrenches, but with the same elbow grease.
"It's not glamorous but it needs to be done," said Jones, who worked on the Blackbird for nearly 20 years.
Floyd and members of The Blackbird Maintainers group wash and scrub down the SR-71 periodically to ensure the static display is looking its best.
"It's a beautiful aircraft," said Master Sgt. (ret.) John Olp, a 10-year Blackbird veteran. "But some of the local wildlife prefer to roost on it."
Local birds, weather, wind and dust are all contributing factors that lead to the Blackbird getting an occasional bath.
"We try not to let it get too dirty," Jones said. "We take a pressure washer to it and scrub it down, it takes a couple of hours but we have a goodtime with it."
In addition to the Blackbird Maintainers, the 9th Maintenance Squadron intermittently performs spot cleaning on the aircraft.
Jones said that for many former maintainers it's just another way to reconnect with fellow servicemen and trade "war stories" about the Air Force and the aircraft they enjoyed working on.
"It's a rare plane," Jones said. "We have to take care of it for future generations to cherish."
Developed in secrecy by Lockheed's Skunk Works division in Palmdale, California, only 32 were built. None were ever lost to enemy action.
"This jet was ahead of its time," Jones said. "We all love this aircraft and none of us mind taking care of her into the retirement years."
Video Description Credit: Staff Sgt. Robert Trujillo
Thumbnail Credit: TSgt. Michael Haggerty Modified by ArmedForcesUpdate
A great video of the worlds largest flying boat aircraft.
A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land. It differs from a floatplane as it uses a purpose-designed fuselage which can float, granting the aircraft buoyancy. Flying boats may be stabilized by under-wing floats or by wing-like projections (called sponsons) from the fuselage. Flying boats were some of the largest aircraft of the first half of the 20th century, exceeded in size only by bombers developed during World War II. Their advantage lay in using water instead of expensive land-based runways, making them the basis for international airlines in the interwar period. They were also commonly used for maritime patrol and air-sea rescue.
Their use gradually trailed off after World War II, partially because of the investments in airports during the war. In the 21st century, flying boats maintain a few niche uses, such as dropping water on forest fires, air transport around archipelagos, and access to undeveloped areas. Many modern seaplane variants, whether float or flying boat types, are convertible amphibious aircraft where either landing gear or flotation modes may be used to land and take off.
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The US military X-47B UAV will serve the US navy well and will be the worst nightmare for the Russian military. The Northrop Grumman X-47B is a demonstration unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) designed for carrier-based operations.
The US Navy has successfully catapulted a prototype drone from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday, which is the first step in a program designed to begin fielding drones on all Navy carriers between 2017 and 2020.
The flight serves as a milestone for the future of drone aviation, and US Navy officers have celebrated the success of its launch. But the flight of the unmanned aircraft, which is the size of a fighter jet, is likely to become the subject of criticism from those who believe drone usage hurts the US image – especially since drones are behind many civilian deaths on foreign grounds.
Critics have already condemned the Navy’s $1.4 billion drone prototype program, relaying their concerns over the development of weaponized systems in which humans will have even less control over when it comes to launching attacks.
Human Rights Watch has particularly protested the development of drones that carry weapons and are fully autonomous, like the X-47B unmanned aircraft that the Navy launched from the USS George H.W. Bush on Tuesday. This unmanned aircraft can reach an altitude of more than 40,000 feet and has a range of more than 2,100 nautical miles, the Associated Press reports.
This model is particularly valuable because it has the capability to take off and land on an aircraft carrier. Developing such drones would allow the US to launch strikes from anywhere in the world, regardless of whether or not a foreign country allows the US on its grounds.
The drone is fully autonomous in flight, and relies on computer programs to direct it – unless an operator programs it to operate otherwise. Most drones currently employed by the military fully rely on operators to control it from a remote location.
While the X-47B is only intended for testing purposes rather than operational use, the Navy will use it for research purposes to develop advanced unmanned aircraft for use in future conflicts. When it comes to using lethal force, the X-47B still requires human approval. But Human Rights Watch believes the prototype research will lead to the development of drones that conduct deadly attacks with no human intervention.
Steve Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch, expressed some of his fears with AP.
“For us, the question is where do you draw lines?” he said. “We’re saying you need to draw the line when you have a fully autonomous system that is weaponized. We’re saying you must have meaningful human control over key battlefield decisions of who lives and who dies. That should not be left up to the weapons system itself.”
But despite fears over the future of fully autonomous drones that can launch deadly attacks from aircraft carriers, the Navy is hailing the flight of its prototype as a success it has long sought.
“US Navy history is made!” the Navy wrote from its official Twitter account. “Was airborne at 11:18A. More to come.”
The Navy plans to release videos and photographs of the event, which Read Adm. Mat Winter wrote marks “an inflection point in history on how we will integrate manned and unmanned aircraft on carrier flight decks in the future.”
Video Description Credit: Russia Today
Video Credits: Navy Media Content Services,Terry Turner, DoD News,Dustin Good, Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, Gregory WilhelmiSmall, Seaman Apprentice Travis Litke, 3rd Class Sade Lucas, 2nd Class Gregory Wilhelmi, Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald White, MC2 Chris Brown, Andrew Johnson, NAVAIR, 2nd Class Kristin Rojas and Northrop Grumman.
Thumbnail Credit: US Navy
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Quick look inside the amazing Eclipse Aviation EA500 VLJ (Very Light Jet) N562MJ on display at the 2013 Sun ‘n Fun Airshow. The aircraft is labelled as “Total Eclipse” because it has been refurbished and contains cockpit equipment that the standard Eclipse does not have. This 5-seat business jet has a wingspan that is only 1 ft longer than that of a Cessna 172, however, it can fly over four times as fast. You can almost cover the entire engine intake with the palm of your hand, but make no mistake, those PW610 engines pack a lot of power! Thanks for watching.
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The most incredible and amazing airports in the world! The most challenging and crosswind landings! Part 1
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20 most amazing and strangest airports in the world! Incredible, extreme and crosswind landings and takeoffs!
In this first part you will see a collection of the top 10 world's most amazing airports in the world, including:
– Gustaf III Airport, also known as St. Barthélemy Airport in the Caribbean
– Princess Juliana International Airport, also known as St. Maarten – Airport, located in the island of Saint Martin (the Dutch side of the island in the country of Sint Maarten)
– Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport
– Gibraltar International Airport
– Courchevel Altiport in France
– Barra Airport in Scotland
– Alexandros Papadiamantis Airport, also known as Skiathos Airport
– Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, also known as Saba Airport
– Madeira Airport in Portugal
– Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
and many more in the second part, including:
– Paro Airport
– Toncontín International Airport in Honduras
– Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany
– Kai Tak Airport (closed in 1998) and the new Hong Kong International Airport
– Kansai International Airport in Japan
– Ice Runway in Antarctica
You will also see (in the third part) some of the most incredible airplanes (including Boeing 747, Boeing 777, Airbus A380 and Antonov An-225) from the most famous airlines (Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways, United Airlines, Delta Airlines), touch and go, rejected landings, near miss, crosswind landings and take-offs, the most incredible airports in the world (New York, Atlanta, London, Dubai, Tokyo), unbelievable airbus A380 vertical take-off, Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 incredible crosswind landings and much more!
Some of the images and videos are used under CC license:
– Lukla: "Superikonoskop" from wikimedia.org
– Sint Maarten: from "Delta9prod" youtube channel / "alljengi" from Flickr.com
– Gibraltar: "Ayala" from wikimedia.org
– Courchevel: "Peter" from Robinett flickr.com / "Piponwa" from wikimedia.org
– Barra: "calflier001" from flickr.com
– Skianthos: "Kullez" from flickr.com / "ChristosV" from wikipedia.org / "Son of Groucho" from flickr.com
– Madeira: "Koshelyev" from wikimedia.org / "Richard Bartz" from wikimedia.org / "Manfred Kohrs" from wikimedia.org
– Saba: "Pia L" from wikimedia.org / Video: "Patrick Hawks" from flickr.com
– Rio: "Steve" from flickr.com
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