F-22 Milestones, Part 2
11 June 2012
The history of the F-22 program is still being written at the operational and training units, in flight testing of new capabilities, at the support centers, and upgrade and modernization programs that will come in future years.
Last F-22 Raptor Delivered
6 June 2012
A dramatic reveal of the last Raptor concluded the event. The immense metal doors of the B-1 building were raised to make public the sleek jet that had rolled off the F-22 assembly line at the opposite end of the building in December 2011.
Iowa F-16s In Kandahar
4 June 2012
Pilots, maintainers, and personnel from the 132nd Fighter Wing, the Iowa Air National Guard F-16 unit in Des Moines, deployed to Afghanistan in February 2012.
4,500 F-16 Fighting Falcon Delivered
3 April 2012
The 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon built worldwide was delivered in ceremonies 3 April 2012 at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas.
F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 7
10 March 2012
Through 3 March 2012, the F-35 test program had completed 161 flights totaling more than 250 flight hours and had accrued more than 1,100 test points.
Super Hustler, FISH, Kingfish, And Beyond: Part 4: Beyond Kingfish
9 March 2012
Convair used FISH as the starting point for design studies for an A-12 replacement. The maximum speeds for these designs went from supersonic to hypersonic.
Tweak My Ride
7 March 2012
Straightforward improvements to the C-130, P-3, and C-5 such as winglets, microvanes, and other methods to reduce drag should equate to big fuel savings.
F-16 Pilot Training At The 149th Fighter Wing At Lackland AFB, San Antonio
29 February 2012
The 149th Fighter Wing, the Texas Air National Guard unit located at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, trains both active duty and Air National Guard F-16 pilots in a variety of courses.
F-22 Milestones, Part 1
28 February 2012
F-22 chronology covers the program from early studies to the first flight of the first production Raptor in 1997.
Polish F-16 Operations
7 February 2012
Poland celebrated five years with the F-16 with formal ceremonies in Poznan in 2011. The event marked the delivery of the first Polish Fighting Falcons, which were flown to the 31st Tactical Air Base at Krzesiny on 9 November 2006.