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February 28, 2011

Pilot's Body Recovered After Vintage Jet Goes Down In The Hudson

BAC-167 Strikemaster May Have Flamed Out During Vertical Climb

A New York surgeon was fatally injured Saturday when the BAC-167 Strikemaster he had just purchased went down in the Hudson River following a low pass over Kingston Ulster Airport (20N).

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First Production F-35 Stealth Fighter Flown Friday

Test Pilot Gigliotti: "Aircraft Was Rock Solid"

The first production model of the F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight Friday in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring. The jet will head to Edwards Air Force Base, CA, to support developmental testing shortly after the Air Force takes delivery.

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Typhoon Does Battle With JSF For Japanese Business

Typhoon Could Trump F35 As Japan's Primary Fighter

Fighter jets built in the U.S. have been Japan's military aircraft of choice for many years, but with lengthy delays in the F-35 and potential technology transfer restrictions, Tokyo is reportedly considering a pitch from Eurofighter for the Typhoon.

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What ... We WON?

Congressman Sends Out Wrong E-Mail Following Tanker Announcement

Apparently all the buzz that EADS/Airbus was going to be awarded the KC-46A contract was taken seriously by at least one Washington State Congressman.

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F-35 Program Names New Chief Test Pilot

Alan "Al" Norman Step Up Following Just-Retired Jon Beesley

Talk about some people's dream job. The F-35 Lightning II program has a new chief test pilot. Alan "Al" Norman, a veteran experimental test pilot, was recently to the position by Lockheed Martin. 

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