Aerial Grunnery Training

July 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The North American AT-6/SNJ Texan was an advanced trainer used to train most Allied pilots, that flew single engine aircraft in World War II. But, the AT-6/SNJ Texan wasn't used solely as a trainer for pilots. Gunners were also trained in the back seats of Texans equipped with back-seats that rotated to face rearward, a flexible.30 machine gun moun...
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MXS Monday-5-30-16

May 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
MXS Monday! We're changing it up a bit today, going from Mustang Monday to MXS Monday. The MXS is a single seat high performance aerobatic aircraft, designed and built by MX Aircraft in North Carolina. The airframe is built entirely of light, strong carbon-fiber. The MXS weighs in at just under 1200lbs. and is stressed to +/-14 G's. In th...
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Blue Angels/Thunderbirds Thursday 5-26-16

May 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Blue Angels/Thunderbirds Thursday! Just a quick post today, we are busy here at the "Fly By Hangar." Just a photo each of the Blues and the Birds. Today's Blue Angels photo was taken yesterday at the US Naval Academy. The Thunderbirds photo was taken earlier this month at Langley AFB. As always, prints of these photos may be purchased thro...
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Warbird Wednesday-5-24-16

May 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Warbird Wednesday! Today's warbird is the Douglas A-26 Invader. The A-26 Invader was a fast, light bomber and ground attack aircraft that first flew on 10 July 1942. Remarkably, the end of World War II did not mark the end of the A-26 in service. A-26s were used in the Korean War, by the CIA and USAF in Southeast Asia. The Columbian Air Force wa...
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Fast Jet Friday!-5-20-16

May 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Fast Jet Friday! Today's fast jet is the Grumman EA-6B Prowler. In US Navy and Marine Corps service since 1971, the Prowler is designed for electronic warfare, jamming enemy radar, gathering signals intelligence and launching missiles to destroy enemy radar sites and surface-to-air missile launchers. The Prowler was developed from Grumman's A-...
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