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Tanker Consortium Hopeful of Refueling Clearances

A330 Voyager

This article first appeared in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. LONDON -- AirTanker, the consortium charged with the provision of air-to-air refueling services for the U.K. Royal Air Force, says it hopes to be cleared to start tanker work in the coming weeks. Although AirTanker is not due to take on the aerial refueling role until March 2014,... more

Military Aircraft Identification Quiz

A-10 Thunderbolt II

Think you're a Top Gun at aircraft identification? We've created a quiz to test your ability to recognize military aircraft. Military Aircraft Identification QuizAre you a whiz at quick aircraft identification? Knowing the difference between a friendly jet and an enemy - and being able to spot the differences in mere seconds - can mean the diff... more

Marines Land Osprey Aircraft on Japanese Ship

MV-22B Osprey prepares to land 600x400

SAN DIEGO -- A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft made an unprecedented landing Friday on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast. The tilt-rotor aircraft flew from San Diego's Marine Corps Miramar Air Station to the Japanese ship Hyuga as part of an 18-day drill aimed at improving Japan's amphibious capabilities. The Osprey has ... more

Mechanics Maintain Aircraft on Guam

Airmen conduct tests

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  – The 36th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Wheel and Tire shop recently installed new equipment to fully accommodate the B-52 Stratofortress and any other aircraft using the flightline here, while saving roughly $32,000 annually. This capability is due to the installation of universal adapters for the aircraft tire ... more

Student Pilot Completes Osprey Aircraft Training

1st Lt. Erik Erlandson completes the pre-flight checklist aboard the MV-22B Osprey prior to take-off of his final flight at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016. (Photo: Cpl. Michelle Reif)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., January 22, 2016 — Marine Corps 1st Lt. Erik Erlandson, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204, proved his skills as an MV-22B Osprey aircraft co-pilot Jan. 12. He was judged against the strict standards and requirements of the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization P... more

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