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The F/A -18 Super Hornet

In Aviation by Patrick

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the Navy’s top line aircraft. This all weather fighter is a versatile attack aircraft. Coming in both a single seat and double seat models (designated as the F/A-18F model), this impressive jet is often seen at airshows around the country displaying its slow speed handling and maneuverability. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm …

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Elusive F22 Raptor

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The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, super cruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved support ability, represents an exponential leap in war fighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. The F-22, a critical component of …

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Happy Birthday Boeing

In Aviation by Patrick

I was reading an article recently about the Boeing corporation celebrating its 100th birthday and it got me to thinking. Where would we be without the contributions of this company, especially during the years of WWII. Boeing was pivotal in the war in Europe with the B-17 and the B-29 bombers. It also got me thinking how at times we …

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Airshow Tips

In Aviation by Patrick

With summer arriving in most of the country, one can never tell with Mother Nature sometimes, that means airshow season is in full swing. I wanted to give some tips on going to airshows. Hopefully you will find these helpful and get a chance to see many more airshows. Here we go: Equipment Although your equipment does play a vital …

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History and Photography

In Aviation by Patrick

As a a kid, I loved watching history with my Dad. One of my dad’s favorite things to watch were documentaries on World War II along with all those Hollywood movies depicting war heroics. My favorites were always the movies where they talked about or showed the dogfights in the war birds. This really cemented my love of aviation and …

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Generating composites

In Aviation by Patrick

One of the things that I like most about photography, especially my aviation photography, is the ability to take those images and recreate something that is historically accurate in the form of a composite. Simply seeing historic war birds in flight is exhilarating enough, but taking those pictures and compiling them into a dogfight or naval battle is really fun. …

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Arsenal of Democracy

In Aviation by Patrick

This is a very poignant tribute to those who offered all so we can have what we do today. Hopefully this video will inspire you to pay tribute to those men and women of the greatest generation.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

In Aviation by Patrick

The F-15 Eagle has been the U.S. Air Force’s primary fighter jet aircraft and intercept platform for decades. The Eagle’s air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight any current enemy aircraft. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track …