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by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: General Airshow Discussion
Topic: 1982 USAF Thunderbirds Diamond Crash
Replies: 0
Views: 13

1982 USAF Thunderbirds Diamond Crash

It was on this day in 1982 (40 years ago) that the USAF Thunderbirds suffered its worst accident in team history. On this date in 1982 four of the US Air Force Thunderbirds Northrop T-38 Talon jets crashed in formation during practice at Indian Springs. Rest in Peace! https://www.facebook.com/avgeek...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: On This Day In Aviation History
Replies: 1723
Views: 543074

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

On this date in 1973 the US Air Force announced that the Fairchild YA-10 had been selected over the Northrop YA-9 in the A-X flyoff. https://www.facebook.com/avgeekery/posts/462393041923985?__cft__[0]=AZWdx1U-3Xi3bZIXU-YGc7ZKrJBnhBfCQpJTycLLHIuEcGG-_Hb9vRhyRz6a6BaPoN5_l1ccU3oYtc5ocYLvMdeTa3DOC5c1GP...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Aviation News Mega-Thread
Replies: 2478
Views: 809418

Re: Aviation News Mega-Thread

The modernisation of the Royal Thai Air Force remains in full swing, but the country’s budgetary crisis – a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – continues to hinder the air arm’s fleet renewal effort, as we explain https://www.key.aero/article/achieving-superiority-modernising-royal-thai-air-f...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: On This Day In Aviation History
Replies: 1723
Views: 543074

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

On this date in 1991 Eastern Airlines was dissolved. https://www.facebook.com/avgeekery/posts/462344571928832?__cft__[0]=AZWZh-Ho8KCIlm1CpKAjgnMMD020k_4aV1vCncIe7YNpVnq6ZfGFf3HcuVM2cSIhY1pRFPQtx7dkhV0Snvfh9-DBkEb7RwGCVeFrAVjrgKSHcB8KacphN6Cy5gBZlUcaSapjnK6UrB2Mj91_cTRn5M0jbQyu6BDxkUyIHm8gWojFJg&...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: 2022 Airshow Performer Info and Schedules
Topic: 2022 Air Dot Show Live Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 41

2022 Air Dot Show Live Tour

April 30 - May 1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida [ https://fortlauderdaleairshow.com/ ] May 21-22: Titusville, Florida [ https://spacecoastairshow.com/ ] June 11-12: Ocean City, Maryland [ https://ocairshow.com/ ] June 25-26: North Kingstown, Rhode Island [ https://oceanstateairshow.com/ ] September 10-11...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: Aviation News Mega-Thread
Replies: 2478
Views: 809418

Re: Aviation News Mega-Thread

| 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐢𝐠-𝟐𝟏 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 | The Mig-21 which entered service with the Romanian Air Force in the 1960s will be retired in 2024 and replaced with the 32 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft purchased from the Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftforsvaret). Besides Croatia, Romania is the last NATO operator of...
by n33d4sp33d_85
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Aviation Discussion
Topic: On This Day In Aviation History
Replies: 1723
Views: 543074

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

January 18 is a milestone in carrier aviation, for it was #OTD in 1911 that Eugene Ely became the first pilot to land an aircraft on a ship. The feat was achieved in San Francisco Bay when Ely landed his Curtiss-Ely pusher aboard the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4) as it lay at anchor. A s...