US Air Force analyses show the F-35 Lightning II is at least 400
percent more effective in air-to-air combat capability than the
best fighters currently available in the international market,
according to the plane's manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
Attempting to cast the closure of its single largest customer
(by far) in the best possible light, Eclipse Aviation said Saturday
it expects other customers will appreciate the opportunity to
move their orders up.
Crucial Information Not Fully Disclosed On Medical Certificate
The National Transportation Safety Board states the pilot of the
GEICO SkyTypers North American SNJ-2 that crashed during a
rehearsal flight for last year's Oceana Air Show withheld crucial
medical information from the FAA when applying for renewal of his
medical certificate, information that might have led to denial of
his flying privileges.
And Pass Over Stadium Makes For A Useful Training Mission
Mastering precise timing over the target is crucial to effective
aerial bombing... and it's said that practice makes perfect. But
this training flight of a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber was not a
typical sortie, and the target was certainly not an enemy -- it was
Invesco Field, home of the Denver Broncos football team.
Endeavour Moves Into Position For Possible Rescue Mission
On Sunday, the Atlantis astronauts are set to fly from their
home base at Johnson Space Center in Houston to Kennedy Space
Center in Florida, where they will participate in the STS-125
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test next week. The training
activities and countdown rehearsal will run from September 22
A Danish airline flight headed for the Canary Islands made an
unexpected stop in Copenhagen Friday after departing from Billund
in western Denmark. The Boeing 737-300, owned by Danish charter
airline Jet Time, made a safe emergency landing with no injuries to
the 154 passengers and crew after a landing gear malfunction,
according to police reports.
Diamond Aircraft tells ANN the planemaker delivered its 1,000th
DA20 this week, marking a significant step in the airplane's
history. The milestone aircraft was delivered to Maylan Flight
Academy, of London, Ontario.
$500 Million Soundstage Project May Rival Hollywood's
Character actor Jack O'Halloran, best known for his roles in the
movies "Farewell, My Lovely," "Superman," and "Superman II," has
long envisioned plans for a gigantic movie-making studio. It would
contain dozens of soundstages, post-production facilities, a hotel
for the actors and crew, a commissary, offices, and enough room to
build huge indoor sets.
"The critics seem to get credibility, but the program
Source: Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive
vice president of F-35 program integration, refuting claims made
last week by industry watcher Winston Wheeler and Pierre Sprey, an
aide to then-Defense Secretary James Schlesinger in the early
1970s. Sprey was a member of the team that produced such
accomplished fighters as the F-16, and A-10 Warthog... and he says
recent combat simulations against a variety of current aircraft
show "the F-35 is a dog," when compared against Saab's Gripen, the
Dassault Rafale, MiG-35 and Sukhoi Su-35, and the Eurofighter