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The Air Force is getting some Saabs! The Air Force is getting some Saabs!

More specifically, they have awarded $9.2B (and probably a lot more to come) to the Boeing/Saab team to develop and build new trainers to replace the long-serving T-38. The main competitor was the Lockheed/KAI T-50, which was a more mature choice. The Boeing/Saab T-X was purpose-built for this competition.

Stratolaunch  Stratolaunch 

Stephen Levy once again dives into the bleeding edge of technology to cover the world’s widest airplane.

Air Canada flight 759 report

For those who don’t recall (like me), last year San Francisco almost suffered what could have been the worst aviation disaster in history, when Air Canada flight 759 nearly landed on a taxiway with four flights waiting to take off.

We apologize, but your flight will bee delayed We apologize, but your flight will bee delayed

A swarm of 20,000 bees began building a nest inside the engine of a Mango Airlines jet in South Africa, and had to be removed by bee keepers before the flight could take off.

Need a Tow? Need a Tow?

Here is a F-106 being towed by a C-141A as part of a NASA experiment. The intent was to test to see if a delta winged rocket could be towed to altitude by a transport category aircraft. It worked, but you had to be careful.

This Date in Aviation History: September 22 - September 25 This Date in Aviation History: September 22 - September 25

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This Date in Aviation History: September 19 - September 21 This Date in Aviation History: September 19 - September 21

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 19 through September 21.

Car ID? Nope, this time it's an airplane ID. Car ID? Nope, this time it's an airplane ID.

I posted this picture earlier today as my Good Morning, Oppo post. A couple of you ID’d the car, which is good, since I didn’t know what it was (it’s Lamborghini Espada). But then AuthiCooper asked about the plane. And that led to some Internet sleuthing because apparently I’ve got more time to waste today.

Plane Vs Tesla Model X, No, I’m Not lying (This Time) Plane Vs Tesla Model X, No, I’m Not lying (This Time)

The owner that was struck by a crash-landing plane full of DEA agents credits his Tesla for keeping him safe during the event. His young son was in the car with him; neither of them were injured. Here’s the close up photos!

Plane With DEA Agents Crash Onto Road That I Drive Down Every Day, Hit Cars That Don’t Belong To Me [UPDATE] Plane With DEA Agents Crash Onto Road That I Drive Down Every Day, Hit Cars That Don’t Belong To Me [UPDATE]

Planes fly over me all the damned time (including this morning) while I drive down the road, because it’s in the flight path of the local regional airport. Glad I didn’t leave work early today.

Oh great, now the airplane will smell like french fries... Oh great, now the airplane will smell like french fries...

JetBlue announced that its newest aircraft, an Airbus A321 it received on Wednesday, will fly using a renewable jet fuel blend. According to the company, the acceptance flight and JetBlue’s ferry flight, which is scheduled for September 20th, will be the airline’s first flights to use renewable fuel. JetBlue will be…

Aviation History Snapshot: The Golden Age Aviation History Snapshot: The Golden Age

The Pan American Airways China Clipper, a Martin M-130, flies over San Francisco in 1936.

This Date in Aviation History: September 15 - September 18 This Date in Aviation History: September 15 - September 18

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Textron Scorpion Textron Scorpion

I am just sharing this because I thought some of you would also find this interesting. I was not aware of this and the other similar aircraft.

Seent a Flying thing tonight Seent a Flying thing tonight

The 388th out of Hill were doing a 4 jet flyover of a game tonight and they were just doing loops right over my house, for about an hour. and I mean RIGHT over my house. probably 2000 feet AGL and straight over. Fun to see the F35A’s looking pretty and not just story fodder.

The New Ride The New Ride

The A220/CS100 came out of paint this week and the company released pics. It’s a good looking plane and I think passengers are going to like it. Pilots are going to love it. Huge windows, clean flight deck and plenty of power.

This Date in Aviation History: September 12 - September 14 This Date in Aviation History: September 12 - September 14

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Flight 93 National Memorial Flight 93 National Memorial

Started at first as a local effort, the memorial for the passengers and crew who died on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 eventually became a National Memorial as part of the National Park Service. I took these photos during two separate visits to the memorial, before the visitor’s center had been completed.…

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