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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fulcrum Daily Trivia

The Микоян МиГ-29 has always been our favorite enemy interceptor from the Golden Age of the Cold War.

The Russians don't name their planes. But they thought the NATO name "Fulcrum" was cool, so that's what they started calling it too.

The wide spacing between the Klimov RD-33 turbofans allows the body to generate lift and reduce wing loading; improving maneuverability.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Atlantic Aviation Executive Terminal PDX

The redesigned facade evokes a sense of wealth and prosperity because any passenger arriving on a Global Express insists upon seamless reassurance.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Remove Before Flight

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of the idiots out there without whom this blog might not be possible.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tomcat Daily Trivia

It's radar system could simultaneously track 24 targets and the AIM-54 Phoenix missile system had a lethal range of 115 miles. It had a chin mounted TV camera so a bogey could be identified from a distance.

The F-14 didn't have ailerons. Instead, it used wing spoilers at low speeds, and differential 'tailerons' at high speed.

Tasmanian Devil Growls


Friday, March 31, 2017

Hornet Daily Trivia

It's fleet nickname is Rhino.

The FCS of the Super Hornet selectively modes a rudder toe-in for takeoff and landing. With high AoA at slower speeds, the wing blocks flow over the stabilators affecting their nose authority. The rudders automatically bias to the inside and create downforce, which pitches the nose up.

Photo by DL at the 2017 LA County Airshow.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Robinson R44 Raven

This is how you will normally see one. On the ground, and with a maintenance hatch open.

This particular aircraft is owned by a Swiss Family.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hughes Airport Culver City (CVR) Then and Now

Home of the H-4 Hercules, and a bunch of other really cool stuff back in the day.

How it looks today now that it has transformed into a movie studio and overpriced condos.

Today's photos by E.B.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Convair B-36J Peacemaker USAF PIMA

With "Six Turning, and Four Burning," the B-36 would have been a challenging aircraft in which to make your first solo flight.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

North American F-107A USAF PIMA

They say that test pilots didn't like the F-107A.

Something to do with the relationship of ejection seat and jet intake.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ernie Moody "Four Aces" Embraer Legacy Jet N900EM

Ernie hit the jackpot by inventing (and patenting) "multi-line" video poker. As such, Airplane Life helped finance this aircraft.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

LAX Airport Flyover

This is a new screensaver intended for users of Apple TV. There is no sound. CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE IT.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

Nothing's more emblematic of the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

QANTAS Unveils Same Livery

The 787 in the foreground is their so called new livery.