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  The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. Designed as a lightweight, daytime fighter, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. The F-16’s versatility is a paramount reason it has proven a success on the export market, having been selected to serve in the air forces of 25 nations.Over 4,400 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.Though no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, advanced versions are still being built for export customers. In […]

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Strike Eagle is a major fighter in today’s United States Air Force inventory. It is a two seat, dual engine, all weather fighter that has been in service since July 1972 and is scheduled to remain in service until at least 2025. Since it’s inception into service, the F-15 Strike Eagle has been exported to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Japan. The Eagle’s initial versions were designated F-15A for the single-seat configuration and F-15B for the twin-seat. These versions would be powered by new Pratt & Whitney F100 engines to achieve a […]

  The PIMA Air and Space Museum is located in Tucson, Arizona just across from Davis Monthan Air Force Base. The museum houses a large array of aircraft providing a great depth of aviation history. Many of the aircraft are stored outdoors which is not a big issue seeing as it’s a desert. You can easily spend an entire day walking among the display aircraft. The museum also provides tours of the USAF Boneyard which is located on the Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Acres and acres of aircraft sitting, baking in the Arizona sun […]

Rachel Nevada is home to the Nellis Bombing and Gunnery Ranges which are better known as Area 51. For anyone that has even the remotest interest in aviation, they have heard of Area 51. The town of Rachel is a three hour drive North from Las Vegas in the Tikaboo Valley on Route 375, Extraterrestrial Highway. As you leave I-15 for Route 93, you are suddenly thrown into the desolation of the Nevada landscape. There are only two towns along the way, Ash Springs and Alamo. If you are heading out this way it’s a […]

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