Entries by Brian Sullivan

The Evolution of Air Traffic Control: A Journey Through Time

Air Traffic Control (ATC) plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel. With the skies becoming busier each year, ATC has evolved to meet the demands of modern aviation. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating history of air traffic control and how it has changed over time. […]

US confirms five B-21 Raider Stealth Bombers are now in production

The Secretary of the US Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber test aircrafts are now taking shape at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. Kendall made this announcement during the Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on September 21. These […]

First successful live-fire test of U.S. Navy’s Long-Range Anti-Radiation Missile

An F/A-18 flies with an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) during a captive carry flight test. Credit: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy has completed the first live-fire test of the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER). The missile was launched from a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and met all of the […]

Bell unveils three ‘High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing’ design concepts

Bell has unveiled three “High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing” aircraft design concepts. The renderings, as well as new performance details, come several months after FlightGlobal reported that the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) contracted Bell to research a similar idea and follows a flurry of related patent filings from the manufacturer. The company claims […]

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Service: USN Speed: Mach 1.7 Range: 1,275 nm Armament: One M61A1/A2; AIM 9 Sidewinder, AIM-9X, AIM 7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, Harpoon, Harm, SLAM, SLAM-ER, Maverick missiles; Joint Stand-Off Weapon; Joint Direct Attack Munition; Data Link Pod; Paveway Laser Guided Bomb The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the U.S. Navy’s primary strike and air superiority aircraft. It […]

Air Mobility Command stands down C-5 flying operations at Dover AFB

Air Mobility Command has directed a stand-down of C-5s at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the command announced Tuesday. Gen. Carlton Everhart, AMC commander, halted flying operations for the massive aircraft on Monday following a second malfunction of C-5 nose landing gear within the past 60 days, according to a news release. There are […]