23 August 2010
The southernmost run station on the Lockheed Martin side of the runway at NAS JRB Fort Worth contains an aircraft that is one part airliner and one part advanced fighter. This curious combination is a Boeing 737-300 transformed into a flying laboratory.
20 August 2010
Pilots from the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, and Portugal sharpened their F-16 knowledge at Fighter Weapons Instructor Training. FWIT turns experienced F-16 pilots into weapons officers.
Peace Xenia IV
27 June 2010
This most recent Peace Xenia program involves the fourth purchase of F-16s by Greece.
Falcon Air Meet 2009
25 April 2010
The Royal Jordanian Air Force hosted its fourth annual Falcon Air Meet, or FAM, for two weeks last October at Mwaffaq Salti AB in Jordan.
F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 1
18 March 2010
Nine pilots have flown more than 200 hours and 160 flights as of 23 March in the current System Development and Demonstration phase of the F-35 program.
Where The Raptor Starts Its Day
3 March 2010
"Where America Starts Its Day." This slogan, appearing on T-shirts sold in tourist shops all over Guam, highlights the island’s distinction as the westernmost US territory and, hence, where day first breaks on America.
1 August 2009
"We have eliminated the need for a head-up display. Instead, the helmet connects the pilot to the airplane," says Jon Beesley, F-35 chief test pilot.
1 July 2009
The F-35 hover pit may resemble an olympic-size swimming pool, but this specially instrumented test structure at the F-35 factory in Fort Worth, Texas, holds no water and is covered with interlocking metal grates that span its surface.
In Memoriam—Harry Hillaker
1 July 2009
Lockheed Martin aerospace engineer and designer Harry James Hillaker died on 8 February at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was eighty-nine.