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This Famous P-51 Air Racer's Engine Test Is A Mechanical Thunder Storm

Precious Metal is a staple of the air racing community. The highly modified P-51’s striking yellow and polished paint job and its contra-rotating propellers are features that make it stand out, but the sights and especially sounds of its supped Merlin engine during a test run equates to a visceral crescendo of delight… » 8/30/15 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

Take A 360° Flight In A P-51 Mustang With An F-22 As Your Wingman

This awesome 360° video, shot from inside the Heritage Flight Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Val-Halla” being flown by Greg Anders, shows what flying a Heritage Flight alongside an F-22 looks like. The icons of American air power old and new were flying together last week for the Abbotsford International Air Show in Canada. » 8/10/15 10:40pm 8/10/15 10:40pm

All These Jaw-Dropping Airplane Images Were Taken By This Flying Photog

Tyson Rininger’s name is synonymous with incredible aviation imagery. For over 20 years his work has been seen on the cover of magazines, the pages of aerospace books and above the dates on showcase calendars. His affair with aviation doesn’t stop at the viewfinder, loving all things air show related, Tyson was even a… » 8/03/15 8:05pm 8/03/15 8:05pm

The Fighter Jet We Could Have Built Instead of the F-35

The mid-1990s found the U.S. military in need of a low-cost, supersonic stealth fighter jet that all three armed services branches could field. Easy, right? The subsequent—and highly contentious—design competition between Boeing and Lockheed saw the winner take home a $200 billion defense contract, which in turn… » 7/18/14 12:40pm 7/18/14 12:40pm

B-2 Spirit: America's Best Airplane Since the SR-71

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit's inaugural flight. Through its quarter-century of service, the original Stealth Bomber has earned its place among the most elite warbirds in the USAF fleet and remains a vital weapon of the US arsenal to this day. It's a plane that could start—or stop—WWIII… » 7/17/14 11:40am 7/17/14 11:40am

There's No Threat This Foxhound Can't Intercept--Not Even the SR-71

During the Cold War, the US leaned heavily on the insane multi-mach speeds its SR-71 spy plane could achieve. This speed allowed it to outrun virtually every plane, anti-aircraft battery, and guided missile that the Soviets could throw at it. That is, until Moscow rolled out one of the fastest and most far-seeing… » 6/26/14 11:42am 6/26/14 11:42am

Take a Wingtip Ride Aboard Russia's Baddest Supersonic Jet

When foreign military aircraft stray too close to a nation's borders, they're often swiftly met by the local air force's fleet of interceptor aircraft—fast-moving dogfighters built to meet, greet, and then blow invading planes out of the sky. While the US relies on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-22 Raptor to defend… » 6/23/14 5:40pm 6/23/14 5:40pm