Divers retrieved the black box belonging to Indonesian Lion Air flight 610. Review of the data determined the autopilot caused the plane to crash. It killed all 189 souls on board. From CNN: Data retrieved from the flight recorder shows the pilots repeatedly fought to override an automatic safety system installed in the Boeing 737 … Continue reading “Lion Air flight 610 crashed because of artificial intelligence”
The U.S. Air Force A-10 needs new wings. The Air Force has already received funding for wing replacement of 173 aircraft, but they need money for the other 110. From CNN: The US Air Force is telling Congress to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to upgrading the venerable A-10 Warthog … Continue reading “The A-10 needs new wings”
I was going through some photos this weekend and found some pics I took during a deployment to Australia, back when I was in the Air Force. It was from when I was stationed on Guam at Andersen Air Force Base. I was assigned to the 43rd OMS squadron. Around once a month, they would … Continue reading “B-52 getting fuel on the way to Australia”
Taiwan’s Eva Airlines has decked out three special Airbus A330-300 with Hello Kitty paint jobs. The airline flies the aircraft between the cities of Taipei, Fukuoka, Narita, Sapporo, Incheon, Hong Kong and Guam. Guam of course isn’t a city, but it might as well be. Guam is really small.
I stumbled upon this photo while looking for a photo of something else. Isn’t it great? It was taken flying over Edwards Air Force Base on December 2, 2004. Click on the photo to see a much larger version. I grew up near Edwards Air Force base and I love the B-52. (Photo: chamorrobible.org)
This is an illustration of aircraft B-52G 0248. It’s too small to see, but the nose art shows that this aircraft had the nickname of “In Harms Way”. There is a story that goes along with the nickname. Then again, don’t most nicknames have a story? This is the B-52G that was accidentally hit with an AGM-88 … Continue reading “In Harms Way”