Archive for May 6th, 2016

Boeing has fixes for KC-46A in order to refuel C-17

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Boeing has prepared a software and hardware fix for the KC-46A aerial tanker so that it can go on to pass fuel to the C-17 strategic transport.

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Ken Fielding/http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfielding [CC BY-SA 3.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian Air Force at Red Flag Alaska 16-1

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An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner)

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft lands at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 16, 2016. Indian Air Force airmen arrived at Eielson in preparation for RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner)


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Fighters from USS John C. Stennis approached RoCAF C-130 over South China Sea

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A Republic of China Air Force C-130 carrying a group of 20 former senior government officials to Taiping Island in the Spratly archipelago was approached by two U.S. Navy fighters from USS John C. Stennis over the South China Sea on May 5.

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By 玄史生 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Probably one of the last time the AV-8B performed at MCAS Iwakuni

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A AV-8B from VMA-214 performed during the MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show on May 5. That was probably the last time the Harrier flew a flight demonstration at the air show as the U.S. Marine Corps is rotating the Harrier with the F-35B next year.

An AV-8B Harrier with UNIT hovers in front of a crowd during the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show, May 5, 2016. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house specifically designed to foster positive relationships between the air station and our Japanese hosts, and the event traditionally draws more than 200,000 visitors and participants. This year is the 40th Friendship Day, offering a culturally enriching experience that displays the mutual support that the U.S. and Japan share. This annual event showcases a variety of static displays, aviation performances and demonstrations, and provides food and entertainment for guests of the largest single-day event in Iwakuni.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks/Released)

An AV-8B Harrier with UNIT hovers in front of a crowd during the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show, May 5, 2016. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house specifically designed to foster positive relationships between the air station and our Japanese hosts, and the event traditionally draws more than 200,000 visitors and participants. This year is the 40th Friendship Day, offering a culturally enriching experience that displays the mutual support that the U.S. and Japan share. This annual event showcases a variety of static displays, aviation performances and demonstrations, and provides food and entertainment for guests of the largest single-day event in Iwakuni. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Wicks/Released)


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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35A 3-ship flight over Ft. Lauderdale

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Two F-16Cs with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds joined a F-35A over Ft. Lauderdale for a 3-ship photo flight on May 5.

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Photos: U.S. Air Force
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