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Lost and Found - September 29th Edition

What to remember about September 29th…

  • 1780  John André, British spy and accomplice of Benedict Arnold is convicted and sentenced to hang
  • 1902  Cornerstone of Washington National Cathedral is laid; construction is finally completed on same date in 1990…
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Air Show in Virginia Beach - F22 Raptor

The pilot of this incredible aircraft showed us some amazing things during his performance. Straight up, Straight down, loops, dives, horizontal sprints. Incredible. And then to top it off, he in his F22 flew along side a P51 Mustang in a US Air Force Heritage Flight. 6 more words

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Warbirds - F-22 Raptor

Today’s Warbirds article is on America’s first operational 5th generation fighter aircraft – the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.  Her first flight occurred on 7 September, 1997. 627 more words

History

Lost and Found - September 7th Edition

What to remember about September 7th…

  • 1776  World’s 1st submarine attack; American submersible Turtle attempts to destroy British flagship in New York harbor
  • 1813  Nickname Uncle Sam is coined for the United States; attributed to businessman Samuel Wilson…
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Sunday 21 August, 2016 Update: Dangerous Skies Above Syria

The airspace over northern Syria has become crowded and tense of late. Twice in the last four days, Syrian warplanes have made rare appearances over territory held by Kurdish forces in the northeast corner of Syria prompting coalition aircraft to be scrambled. 256 more words

United States

F-22 Raptor grounded by 20,000 bees

The US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor may be the most advanced fighter jet in the world but even with $143 million-worth of stealth and supersonic capabilities, it proved to be no match for one unlikely adversary — a huge swarm of honey bees. 114 more words

F-22 Raptor

Restarting the F-22 fighter jet production line – is it a possibility?

There is still a movement in the U.S. to restart the production line for the F-22 Raptor aircraft.

The U.S. Air Force is not keen to do it. 225 more words

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