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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
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- Tailcone (29:30)
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AOPA gets trapped aboard a super aircraft carrier - AOPALive
AOPA flys its cameras to the nuclear super carrier USS George Washington.
Spotlight on Defense At The Farnborough Airshow - AviationWeek
Among the defense highlights at this yearís Farnborough Airshow, showgoers will see the F-35 and KC-390 both making their UK debuts. Export sales will be a major theme of the show, with Boeing, Embraer and the Eurofighter consortium all vying for international sales.
C-130 Hercules Lands on a Beach - Liam Zimol
Seen from inside the cockpit, then from outside.
Hugh Jackman 'Wolverine' Flies In An F-16 Fighting Falcon - Gung Ho Vids
Hugh Jackman 'Wolverine' in the X-Men Movies goes for a flight in a F-16 Fighting Falcon, showing his support for the US military.
ONE Central Florida Short: Daddy's Little Fighter Pilot - WUCF TV
Like father, like daughter: a Melbourne Air Force major flies fighter jets just like her dad.
Eighty-Nine Year Old Chuck Yeager - F-15 Eagle Honor Flight - Gung Ho Vids
General Chuck Yeager, at the ripe old age of 89 years, boards an F-15 Eagle at Nellis AFB as part of an honor flight. The flight was conducted in recognition of the first manned supersonic flight, when Yeager broke the sound barrier in an experimental Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947.
That's All Brother - CAF Restoring C-47 that led D-Day - AOPALive
Paul Harrop talks with Adam Smith of the Commemorative Air Force about restoring the C-47 that led the D-Day invasion, That's All... Brother.
That's All Brother - Save the Airplane that Led the D-Day Invasion - CAF Media
Last year an iconic piece of history was discovered lying in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin. It was the Douglas C-47 'Thatís All, Brother' - the airplane that led the massed paratroop drop on D-Day. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a non-profit organization based in Dallas, TX. We need your help to rescue this proud old airplane! Make your donation today at
NASAs F-15 takes a pit stop to fuel up at the gas station in the sky - NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
NASA pilot Jim Less and videographer Lori Losey refuel their F-15D #897 aircraft from a KC-135 refueling tanker. NASA is supporting the Edwards Air Force Base F-15 program with safety and video chase expertise.
CREW 713 - The Men Who Flew the Irishman's Shanty - Shanty Films
Crew 713 tells the story of this historic, and yes, lucky crew. The tale of O'Sullivan's Iron Men and the sad, short and violent history of the 492nd Bomb Group are forever entwined. This incredible video is an appeal to sons and daughters, grandkids and great grandkids of military veterans. Please support the making of CREW 713 and help keep alive the legacy and memory of your own veteran. Please honor those who protect us by making your donation HERE.

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