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F-22 Raptor

Got a chance to see the F-22 Raptor again for the 6th time at the Battle Creek, MI airshow over the 4th of July weekend.  It’s an amazing plane that never ceases to amaze me with its maneuvering capabilities. 89 more words

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Air Force gives House classified report on restarting F-22 program

From the Washington Examiner website

The Air Force has provided the House a classified report on restarting the F-22 Raptor fighter jet program, congressional staff said Tuesday. 98 more words


Warbirds – F-117A Night Hawk

Today’s Warbirds article is on a decidedly ugly aircraft – the Lockheed Martin F-117A Night Hawk.  Pilots and aviation enthusiasts know the aircraft as “Nighthawk”, “woblin’ goblin”, or just plain “goblin”.  461 more words


Great photo of an F-22 Raptor in Flight!

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a KC-10 Extender from the 9th Air Refueling Squadron based out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to receive in-flight refueling during exercise Northern Edge 2017, May 4, 2017. 33 more words

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Military Minute: F-22 Raptor Stealth Maintenance

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Joint Base Langley Eustis is home to some of our military’s most advanced fighter jets. It is also home to a crew of tenacious inspectors and technicians who keep the F-22 in the sky and off enemy radar. 21 more words

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Did the Air Force Dash Hopes for Building More F-22s?

From the Military.com website

The Air Force originally wanted at least 381 Raptors. Had the service acquired that many of the stealthy twin-engine fighters from Lockheed Martin Corp., life nowadays might be somewhat less hectic for the service members who fly and maintain them. 43 more words


The silk scarf

JAECI MASHED the mushrooms into the river water with a smooth stone, and he drank.

He was wearing a white silk scarf he’d found years back in the jungle near where he sat this evening on a rotting kapok trunk astride the border between Brazil and Peru. 141 more words