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USAF Aircraft Aging: F-15, F-16 and A-10 Must Carry On

... run had never been shut down. Covering for the F-35 The F-16 and A-10 are also nearing (or past) the end of their planned lifespan. Both were expected to be replaced by the F-35 Lightening, although the ballooning cost and slower-than-expected ...

Blog entry - Colin - 07/28/2016 - 07:06 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Video: RAF F-35B in 4K

... and they put on a nice demonstration - not only of the F-35's maneuverability, but also the B-variants ability to land vertically. ... and it looks like things went quite well! The F-35 was originally supposed to make its UK debut in 2014, when an engine fire ...

Story - Colin - 07/08/2016 - 14:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Air Force's New Trainer Competition Is Looking Good!

... fighters that pilots end up flying, like the F-22 and F-35. While contracts for smaller and less-expensive (and less prestigious) ...

Blog entry - Colin - 12/22/2016 - 10:31 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

A-10 Spared Indefinitely - For Now

... many have widely speculated on the superiority of the F-35 Lightning vs. the A-10 and other current CAS aircraft, one of their ... Despite their highly advanced avionics and sensors, the F-35, like the A-10, can be in only one place at one time. Currently, the ...

Story - Colin - 01/18/2016 - 09:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Fiscal 2017 Budget Proposal Has Some Big Changes for the USAF

... planned to coordinate with the A-10's replacement - the F-35 - so that there is no gap in the Close Air Support mission. In With ...

Blog entry - Colin - 02/22/2016 - 08:44 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

A-10 "Safe" for Another Year

... will be linked to both combat readiness, and keeping the F-35 fighter program on track and on budget. A Senate summary of the ... reductions in readiness or unacceptable delays in the F-35 activation program, he may authorize the Air Force to reduce flying hours ...

Story - Colin - 12/04/2014 - 15:55 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Defense Budget Woes...Again

... programs include not only the controversial ones (the F-35, for example), but also things like military housing, benefits, and other ...

Story - Colin - 03/19/2015 - 08:58 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Luke Air Force Base

... The 56th FW is expected to transition from the F-16 to the F-35, however a date for the change has not been announced. Luke AFB also ...

Bases - admin - 02/09/2012 - 14:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Eglin Air Force Base

... 33rd Fighter Wing (F-35) 46th Test Wing (various; ...

Bases - admin - 02/07/2012 - 10:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments