Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Flight of the Lightnings!!

This is awesome!!   I have been to a lot of airshows yet  I have never seen a P-38 fly in person.   I have only seen Glacier Girl once. .  it was right after she was recovered from the ice. .  in lots of parts.  So seeing a P-38 still is on the Bucket List!

Thanks  Jason for finding this one!! 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chapter III UAV got to be kidding I am droning my life away!

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Chapter Three News

F-35ing the F-22?

The weekly "well duh!!!!"

Purchasing Incest!!  

How to Run a Tanker Program KC-390 

Afghani woman becoming Military pilots 

First Afghani woman pilot

Our last two news stories lead into this weeks topic  UAVs   Both articles are illustrating the see change in military aviation.

 The history of UAVs and  FSATS 

For more reading!!

JP Santiago's  P-63 Pinballs article
Old jets don’t die they just live to be blown away. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

We are now on iTunes!!

I am happy to announce we are on iTunes.  You can find it Here!

And something for Photo Friday!  A VFA-102 Diamondbacks  F-18F!

©David M. Vanderhoof

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beware Spooks at Night!!!

Happy Halloween from  The Hitchhiker's Guide to Military Aviation!

Keep in mind there are Spooks and Spectres out there prowling the night skies.

© David M. Vanderhoof

The above nose art was taken from an AC-130U gunship AF 90-0165a

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Episode Two COD

VRC-50 C-2A(R)  © David M. Vanderhoof

This week we do some fishing.

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Here are this weeks stories:

The UK's decision to cancel the F-35B and proceed with the F-35C



The  60 Billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia
Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Conducts operational assessment for USAF and ANG.

From DefPro

From  Defense Update

From Hawker Beechcraft  

The Article about the TX program can be found here at Defense Update

More information about  Carrier Onboard Delivery can be found at

Sullivan, Jim. S2F Tracker in Action. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1990. 47. Print.

Scrivner, Charles L. TBM/TBF Avenger in Action. Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987. 44-45. Print.

Lastly I would like to thank Dillon Krapes for  taking the time to speak to me at NAS Oceana.

Remember always, when you see a Soldier Sailor Airman or Marine, shake their hand and say THANK YOU!!!

Bird & Fortune The Admirals Interview Carriers & the Royal Navy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome to the Hitchhikers Guide to Military Aviation: Episode One

© David M. Vanderhoof

Welcome to the First Hitchhikers Guide to Military Aviation.

Here are the topics covered:

First is from P-8A Poseidon: A new model for Military Procurement

Boeing St Louis to Offer A160t Hummingbird in Response to NAVAIR Request for Proposal

Aviation Week: Japan to Decide on Global Hawk Order

This Lockheed gets funds for UK F-35 Landing Modification.

Lastly we have an interview with Master Sargent Carl "Opi" Falcone.  Of the Viper West Demonstration Team from the NAS Oceana Air Show.

I look forward to all the feedback as I begin this journey. Write me Here

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Music for the show by Dan O  Dan O Songs