Newsweek did an article on the MEDEVAC birds that supported Operation Hammer Down in Kunar, Afghanistan.
/via Reddit

Newsweek did an article on the MEDEVAC birds that supported Operation Hammer Down in Kunar, Afghanistan.

/via Reddit

HC-130 Refuel

HC-130 Refuel

Awesome Aviation Photos of The Day

Just a few of my favorites from Flickr and in no particular order.

Fun.

by TuomasKuosmanen

duxford_2011_stat_cr2-6

by Simon Gratien

My office during sunrise

by LTCE

Reading a travel magazine

by LTCE

IMG_9457

by TheRobbStory

20110602 F 8095M 103

by mitchell.alaska

Mil Mi-35M

by sjpadron

Aviation Nation 2008  Nellis Air Force Base

by biggimote

C-130HV

by sjpadron

Red Bull Air Race

by Pere Nubiola

120710-F-JQ435-069

by U.S. Department of Defense

- Mike

Air Power

Just a compilation of door gunners doing their thing.

*Note: There may be some offensive language and/or lame music. I can’t do anything about that but trust me, there’s some good footage in there.

Watching those made me think of this patch from HSGI

- Mike

Ground testing is for squares

M249 SAW in 300 Blackout out of a Helicopter:

- Mike

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider

It’s not new but it’s cool. 

Some key features:

  • Low noise
  • Low vibration
  • Fast (230 mph cruising speed)
  • Basic model weights 9,000 pounds and can lift 10,500 pounds
  • Turning radius is insane (at a force of 3G’s)

Note: I still miss the Comanche. That thing was hot! 

- Mike

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Awesome Pic of The Day

Can you cram anymore awesomeness into one photo? I don’t know, the bar is set pretty high with this one. 

Check it out for yourself: sxc.hu

- Mike

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PSA: Don’t point your laser pointer at a helicopter

You should know better than to point your laser pointer at a helicopter but apparently it’s news to this guy:

Read more about this on Gizmodo and on FBI.gov

- Mike

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Here is your awesome photo of the day. Enjoy.

Here is your awesome photo of the day. Enjoy.

US Army Choppers Bring The Thunder

Old but good great.

- Mike

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Hello to Helos