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October 12, 2007

Air Force's Hunter-Killer UAV Now Flying in Afghanistan

By All Means... Fear The Reaper

The US Air Force announced Friday the service's new hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle is now flying operational missions in Afghanistan. The MQ-9 Reaper has completed 12 missions since its inaugural flight there September 25, averaging about one sortie per day.

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Pilot Safe Following F/A-18 Bailout Off VA Coast

Coast Guard Pulls Airman From Ocean

The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18 was pulled to safety Thursday, after his fighter went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.

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Gone West: Flying Tiger David Lee 'Tex' Hill

Storied WWII Pilot Was 92

Aero-News has learned renowned World War II fighter pilot David Lee "Tex" Hill passed away Thursday at his home near San Antonio, TX. He was 92... and lived his life to the fullest up to the end, according to friend Tibaut Bowman.

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