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August 13, 2023

National Air Force Museum Acquires Tuskegee Airmen Trainer

Stearman Boeing PT-17 Biplane Display to Debut Spring 2024

Located on Dayton, Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum. The institution curates upwards of 360 aircraft and missiles, and draws some one-million visitors annually. The museum’s collection was further broadened recently by the acquisition of a Stearman Boeing PT-17 Kaydet biplane—a WWII-Era military trainer in which the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), U.S. Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force trained pilots throughout the early 20th Century. 

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USCG Detects 16 Unauthorized UAS During Seattle Seafair Event

U.S. Tax Dollars at Work

The United States Coast Guard employed Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) capabilities in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Seattle Police Department (SPD), and Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) to enforce FAA-issued temporary flight restrictions over Lake Washington during 2023’s Seafair Weekend Festival in support of the event’s constituent airshow.

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Peering Into the F-35’s Future

A Matter of Keeping Cool

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has conceived of an ambitious plan by which to update Lockheed-Martin’s controversial and thus-far demonstrably lackluster F-35 fighter aircraft. The plan identifies and addresses a key difficulty with which F-35 pilots, maintainers, and tacticians have been faced—the immense demands normal operations place on the aircraft’s cooling system. The degree of cooling required to mitigate waste-heat from the F-35’s myriad and complex electronic giblets is extensive and ever-increasing. 

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Tunisian Air Force Takes Delivery of 8th T-6 Texan II

Capable Textron Turboprop Training North African Pilots

Textron Aviation Defense—the military facet of the aviation division of U.S. technology conglomerate Textron—has announced the arrival of the eighth Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop aircraft in support of Tunisian Air Force pilot training at Tunisia’s Sfax Air Base’s No. 13 Squadron.

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