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This Date in Aviation History: July 18 - July 20 This Date in Aviation History: July 18 - July 20

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from July 18 through July 20.

Why yes, you can loop a C-130 Why yes, you can loop a C-130

Perhaps channeling the ghost of the legendary Tex Johnston, Lockheed’s chief C-130 pilot Wayne Roberts put the LM-100J Super Hercules through its paces at the Farnborough International Air Show 2018. The LM-100J is the civilian cargo version of the C-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter, both descendants of the…

No. Just No.  No. Just No. 

FFS Donald wants to replace the iconic paint job on Air Force One. I’ve been lucky enough to be up close with the 757s that wear that paint and it is gorgeous. Respectable and bright. I try really hard not to get tied up in the swirl of outrage that follows this person, but it is like painting the White House an nice…

17/7! 17/7!

Oooh, lots of things for today.

This Date in Aviation History: July 14 - July 17 This Date in Aviation History: July 14 - July 17

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from July 14 through July 17.

Doc has been certified to carry passengers Doc has been certified to carry passengers

But if you want a ride, be prepared to shell out some good old US American dollars.

Jet Pilot (1957) – Aerial Cinematography Jet Pilot (1957) – Aerial Cinematography

Produced by Howard Hughes and directed by Josef von Sternberg, Jet Pilot (1957), starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh, tells the story of an Air Force fighter pilot tasked with escorting a defecting Soviet pilot (Leigh) back to the US. Typical Cold War fluff (the pair inevitably falls in love), but the aerial…

16/7! 16/7!

This day is brought to you by a plane of which I’m fairly confident that nobody has ever heard.

It's Still Bastille Day Somewhere It's Still Bastille Day Somewhere

Celebrate or Macron will bomb you

This Date in Aviation History: July 11 - July 13 This Date in Aviation History: July 11 - July 13

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from July 11 through July 13.

Is nothing sacred? Is nothing sacred?

Apparently not. According to Axios, President Trump wants to ditch the gorgeous and iconic Raymond Loewy livery on the new Air Force One and replace it with something that “looks more American,” perhaps with more of our trademark red white and blue, but more importantly isn’t a “Jackie Kennedy color.”

Osprey intensifies Osprey intensifies

One of the best parts of vacationing in NW FL — Air Force and Navy fly-bys several times a day. Ospreys, F-35s, and this morning a couple of F-15s right over the beach at about 800’

Friday the 13th Friday the 13th

Watch out for black cats. 

Good Morning, Oppo Good Morning, Oppo

Fill ‘er up. And be sure to check the oil.

News: Air Force One possibly getting a redesign under Trump News: Air Force One possibly getting a redesign under Trump

Not about politics, this is to do with graphic design.

I'm gonna grab your junk and get away with it I'm gonna grab your junk and get away with it

Following a federal appeals court ruling, the TSA has absolutely no reason not to search you, detain you, separate you from your kids, harass you, or jail you.

This Date in Aviation History: July 7 - July 10 This Date in Aviation History: July 7 - July 10

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from July 7 through July 10.

RAF 100 RAF 100

The Royal Air Force is 100 today and did a massive flyby of London. The RAF loves their big ship formations.

This Date in Aviation History: July 4 - July 6 This Date in Aviation History: July 4 - July 6

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from July 4 through July 6.

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