Vegas is calling!!
The future for internet browsers is looking good. Artwork by Mike Roshuk.
A C-130J Super Hercules touches down before immediately taking off again during a training flight, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, at Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 11, 2014. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a bilateral commitment by the United States to work with NATO partners toward a peaceful and stable Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released)
Wear red on fridays to support our troops! Until everyone comes home!
OK wearing red and all is nice, but do something meaningful, like a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the USO:
The F-35 cockpit is a generation beyond preceding aircraft, as large liquid crystal touch-screen displays feature color-coded symbology, pictographs, and digital information. Also, the head-up display has been replaced by a helmet-mounted display as the primary flight reference. Photo by Tom Harvey
The F-22 is quite simply the most sophisticated fighter built. By every measure, the Raptor, represents breakthroughs in maneuverability, stealth, and sensor fusion. The aircraft’s design is a balance of increased speed and range, enhanced offensive and defensive avionics, and greatly reduced observability. The F-22 will provide air dominance for the US and its allies for the next forty years. This cockpit is the first true glass cockpit with no standby mechanical gauges and only minimal dedicated controls on the console panels. Superior external visibility is provided by a canopy that is the largest piece of formed polycarbonate ever made. This image shows the Raptor cockpit before the ejection seat has been installed. Photo by John RossinoThe F-102 Delta Dagger was the world’s first supersonic all-weather interceptor, the US Air Force’s first operational delta wing aircraft, and the first fighter with air-to-air missiles as its primary armament. At peak deployment in the mid 1950s, more than twenty-five squadrons operated the F-102. The basic cockpit layout is dominated by the radar display that required the pilot to lean forward and place his head against the rubber boot to read. A unique feature of this design was the double-headed stick grip. Photo by John Rossino The P-38 Lightning was a twin-engine, high-performance fighter flown by US Army Air Corps pilots in every theater in World War II. With its unusual twin tail booms and counter-rotating propellers, the P-38 is one of the most well-known and recognized aircraft in history. An unusual feature is the pilot’s control yoke, which was not typical in other US fighters of the period. Photo by John Rossino Courtesy of Code One Magazine.
Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the American general killed in Afghanistan August 5th by an Afghan soldier, is the highest ranking soldier killed in combat since the Vietnam War.
Great opportunity to try some hard boiled fiction. There are some classic authors, even a work by Arthur Conan Doyle.