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C-5 Super Galaxy

“The C-5M Super Galaxy is a strategic transport aircraft and is the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Its primary mission is to transport cargo and personnel for the Department of Defense. ”

C-17 Globemaster III

“The C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. ”

B-1B Lancer

“Carrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America’s long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.”

KC-135 Stratotanker

“The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach.”

C-130 Hercules

“The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations.”

WC-130 Hercules

“The WC-130 Hercules is a high-wing, medium-range aircraft flown by the Air Force Reserve Command for weather reconnaissance missions. The aircraft penetrates tropical disturbances and storms, hurricanes and winter storms to obtain data on movement, size and intensity. The WC-130J is the weather data collection platform for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron located at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.”

Blackhawk

“The BLACK HAWK multirole helicopter serves with the U.S. military and the armed forces of 28 other countries worldwide as a tough, reliable utility helicopter. During the last 40 years, this remarkable aircraft has fought its way in and out of countless combat zones to deliver and extract troops, save lives as a MEDEVAC or casualty evacuation platform, provide critical supplies to troops, deliver emergency supplies during natural disasters, and perform as an aerial firefighter and border patroller.”

Apache

“The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-delivery platform. With a tandem-seated crew consisting of the pilot, located in the rear cockpit position and the co-pilot gunner (CPG), located in the front position. The helicopter is designed as a weapons delivery platform and is equipped with: a M230E1, 30mm automatic gun, aerial rockets system (2.75 inch folding fin), and point target weapons system (Hellfire missiles).”

TH-1H (Huey)

“The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various missions. The primary missions include: airlift of emergency security forces, security and surveillance of off-base nuclear weapons convoys, and distinguished visitor airlift. ”

B-25 Mitchell Bomber

“The B-25 medium bomber was one of America’s most famous airplanes of World War II. It was the type used by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle for the Tokyo Raid on April 18, 1942. Subsequently, B-25s saw duty in every combat area being flown by the Dutch, British, Chinese, Russians and Australians in addition to U.S. forces. Although the airplane was originally intended for level bombing from medium altitudes, it was used extensively in the Pacific Theater for bombing Japanese airfields and beach emplacements from treetop level, and for strafing and skip bombing enemy shipping. ”

C-47 Skytrain

“The military career of the Douglas DC series began in 1936, when the U.S. Army Air Corps ordered a pair of DC-2 commercial transports under the designation C-32. A contract followed for 18 DC-2s in the C-33 freighter configuration and two more as C-34 staff transports. Then, in 1937, the U.S. Army ordered a plane built to its own specifications. It was a hybrid design that combined the fuselage of the DC-2 with a DC-3 tail. This was the sole C-38 prototype, and it led to 35 production versions called the C-39. The C-39 represented the first serious effort by the Army to establish an airlift capability.”

P-51 Mustang

“The Mustang was among the best and most well-known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Possessing excellent range and maneuverability, the P-51 operated primarily as a long-range escort fighter and also as a ground attack fighter-bomber. The Mustang served in nearly every combat zone during WWII, and later fought in the Korean War.”

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless

“The Northrop Corporation first developed the SBD before World War II. It was first flown in July 1935, but considered obsolete by December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Douglas Aircraft purchased the SBD contract and the SBD-1 was first delivered in late 1940. Over 5,000 aircraft were built and production of the carrier-based scout, dive and torpedo bomber ceased in July 1944.”

C-45H Expeditor

“Beech’s twin-engined Model 18 helped the advance and growth of commercial aviation in the years before World War II. First flown in 1937, the Beech 18 was perfect for the private owner or charter operator. At the outbreak of World War II, versions of the plane was used by the Army and Navy as pilot, gunner, bombardier, and navigator trainers, photographic reconnaissance planes, and personnel transports. The last of the over 7,000 civilian and military versions of the Model 18 series were built in 1969.”

T-6A Texan

“The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots.”

F-86 Sabre

“The first swept-wing airplane in the U.S. fighter inventory, the F-86 scored consistent victories over Russian-built MiG fighters during the Korean War, accounting for a final ratio of 10-to-1. All 39 United Nations jet aces won their laurels in Sabres.More than 6,000 F-86s were manufactured by North American Aviation’s Los Angeles, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio, divisions. Four models of the craft (F-86A, E, F and H) were day fighters or fighter bombers, while the F-86D, K and L versions were all-weather interceptors.”

A-26B Invader

“The Commemorative Air Force’s A-26 Invader Squadron, based within the Vintage Flying Museum’s hangar at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, has spent the winter month’s working hard on their Douglas A-26B Invader 41-29427. The Squadron began life in 2009, with the specific objective of getting the A-26 airworthy.”

F-15E Strike Eagle

“The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.”

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

“The Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 is a highly capable and extremely agile fourth-generation multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed for the full spectrum of air operations, including air policing, peace support and high-intensity conflict. Initially deployed in the air-to-air role as the Typhoon F.Mk 2, the aircraft now has a potent, precision multi-role capability as the FGR4. The pilot performs many essential functions through the aircraft’s hands on throttle and stick (HOTAS) interface which, combined with an advanced cockpit and the Helmet Equipment Assembly (HEA), renders Typhoon superbly equipped for all aspects of air operations.”

F-22 Raptor

“The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities.”

F-35 Lightning II

“The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate.”

A-10 Thunderbolt II

“The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions.”

F-16 Fighting Falcon

“The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.”

T-38 Talon

“The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Air Education and Training Command is the primary user of the T-38 for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training.”

T-1 Jayhawk

“The T-1 Jayhawk medium-range twin-engine trainer aircraft is manufactured by Raytheon and Hawker Beechcraft. It is employed by the US Air Force as a trainer aircraft. It is derived from the commercial Beechjet 400A aircraft and is used for advanced navigator training. It can be used in both high-altitude and low-altitude training operations.”

Sopwith Camel (CAV)

“Small and lightweight, the Sopwith Camel represented the state-of the-art in fighter design at the time. The Sopwith Camel shot down 1,294 enemy aircraft during World War I, more than any other Allied fighter. However, it was so difficult to fly that more men lost their lives while learning to fly it than using it in combat.”

Phalz D. III (CAV)

“The Pfalz D.III was the first original design from Pfalz Flugzeugwerke (airplane factory). Prior to WWI, Pfalz Flugzeugwerke produced Morane-Saulnier monoplane designs under license. In September 1916, Pfalz began producing the LFG Roland D.I and D.II fighters under license. In November 1916, Rudolph Gehringer was hired as Pfalz’s chief engineer, and immediately began work on an original fighter design.”

Fokker D.VIII

“The knights in shining armor became the pilots of WWI. In our air shows and Museum we present their steeds in all their fabric covered, castor oil stained splendor. Sir Percy Goodfellow and the evil Black Baron and and comrades take to the skies in recreations of the first aerial dogfights. From the fragile (yet long-lived) Caudron G-3 to the sleek Fokker D.VIII “Flying Razor,” we pride ourselves on flying original aircraft or accurate copies powered with original engines.”

Curtiss JN-4H

“Your days start early when you’re a Friend of Jenny. At least, they do on days when the Curtiss JN–4 Jenny is flying to or from one of its two-dozen-odd annual appearances. Traveling cross-country in an airplane designed 100 years ago, early morning is the best time to fly—before the sun’s heat starts to send thermals skyward, and before the surface winds begin to kick up.”

Nieuport 10

“The knights in shining armor became the pilots of WWI. In our air shows and Museum we present their steeds in all their fabric covered, castor oil stained splendor. Sir Percy Goodfellow and the evil Black Baron and and comrades take to the skies in recreations of the first aerial dogfights. From the fragile (yet long-lived) Caudron G-3 to the sleek Fokker D.VIII “Flying Razor,” we pride ourselves on flying original aircraft or accurate copies powered with original engines.”

Rutan Long EZ

“The Long EZ (designed by Burt Rutan) is a home-built EXPERIMENTAL aircraft built from “scratch”. With a set of plans, some fiberglass, Styrofoam and epoxy; just about anyone could build their own airplane. Building time can range from several months to many years. Long range efficient flight was the intent of the Long EZ’s design. With 52 gallons of fuel, staying in the air for over 10 hours and travel up to 1600 miles is possible. Equipped with a rear seat fuel tank, a Long EZ was flown 4800 miles.”

Cessna 182

“The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) ordered 17 Cessna 182T aircraft in April, marking the first return of the gasoline-powered Skylane to the product lineup since production stopped to await the certification of the diesel-fueled Skylane 182 JT-A.”

Cessna 172

“For many of us, the first exposure we had to Cessna’s 172 was the first step-up in size and performance from a two-seat trainer, most likely the Cessna 150/152 series. Back then the Skyhawk seemed huge and powerful compared to the 150/152. Many of us spent hours in 172s giving first rides to friends and family, collecting certificates and ratings, and eventually moving on to bigger and higher-performance rides.”

F-4 Cockpit Simulator

“In SIMClub, you don’t have to be a pilot to love aircraft and cockpits. You don’t have to leave the ground to love flight and airplanes. You simply need a passion for aviation and a desire to build your own way understanding the beauty of flight!”