What’s the best way to simulate Air Combat? Flight simulator? Nope. Roller Coaster? Not even close. Watch Top Gun in IMAX? Yeah…no. Instead, try this: drive a car through a View More ›
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Nice Prop Plane, Russia!
In a lame attempt at geopolitical intimidation, Russia again flies its Bear bombers very, very close to the sovereign airspace of other countries. The real symbolism here, however, comes from the View More ›
ISIS: An F-16 is Not a Strategy?
On Thursday, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner openly critiqued the depth of President Obama’s publicly briefed strategy on dealing with ISIS, proclaiming, “An F-16 is View More ›
The Knife Fight–Dogfighting in an F-16 (part 2)
In air-to-air combat, getting a missile off the rail is infinitely more complex than starting your car. The weapon needs to actually come off of the pylon, the rocket motor needs to View More ›
The Knife Fight – Dogfighting in an F-16 (Part 1)
Jet pilots never plan to get in a dogfight—it is more survivable and cheaper (think gas) to pick the enemy off well outside of visual range—but as Paco alludes to, View More ›