Tag Archives | F-35

Power of suggestion

The following article first appeared as a Comment in the 9 April issue of Flight International The Lockheed Martin F-35 is set to become the mainstay fighter for not only the US Department of ­Defense, but also many US allies. However, costs are projected to be far greater than expected, at $1.1 trillion. Former US […]

Continue Reading

Fuel speed ahead

The UK’s new Airbus A330 Voyager graces the cover of the latest Flight International (9-15 April), in which defence editor Craig Hoyle assesses the transition from the aged VC10 and TriStar tankers to the latest fleet of refuelling aircraft. This year, he asserts, marks a “crucial transition” for the country’s in-flight military aircraft refuelling capabilities. We also preview […]

Continue Reading

Approaching disaster

The main coverline in this week’s Flight International (5-11 March) may be on the dramatic side, but it deals with an issue that causes needless deaths and lucky escapes – the misjudged go-around. David Learmount examines the history of a manoeuvre that is supposed to be the safe route out of an approach that is not […]

Continue Reading

Week on the web 19 February

On defence blog The DEW Line, Dave Majumdar highlighted an “awesome video from the cockpit of a VFA-103 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet flying off the deck of USS Dwight D Eisenhower”. The footage was produced by Carrier Strike Group 8 last year. “But if the dire predictions of what might happen under sequestration come to […]

Continue Reading