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  • local_airportBoeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_pasteCruise ~ 450 kts | As featured in "Top Gun: Maverick", this is my steed of choice for testing the low level high speed valley runs in "MiGMan’s World Tour". | Ac model by Asobo. Livery by Donka.
  • content_pasteWorks very nicely in the sim.
  • tagMilitaryJetCarrierMiG-Force
  • local_airportGrumman F4F Wildcat
  • precision_manufacturingGrumman
  • content_paste"One strange thing about the F4F Wildcat was that Grumman decided to save weight and complexity by having the gear retract manually (they dropped by gravity). There was a small crank on the left side of the cockpit, on or near the floor. It required something like 20 turns on a VERY stiff crank to get them up. I assume it was some sort of ratchet mechanism, but if you released it at the wrong time, it could catch your hand and break fingers!

    You could always tell when the pilot was cranking up the gear -- the plane's nose would bob up and down (wonder why they just didn't press the G key?).

    Of course they would also be flying formation at the time. Those guys had some amazing skills! The F6F had hydraulic landing gear and a lot more power -- when F4F pilots got those planes in 1943 they thought they were in heaven!"

    - Flying Singer
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportEurofighter Typhoon
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_paste"There are not too many aircraft that can pull a loop in dry power from level flight," explains Chris Worning. "Most would just exit the envelope."
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportEurofighter Typhoon
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_paste"There are not too many aircraft that can pull a loop in dry power from level flight," explains Chris Worning. "Most would just exit the envelope."
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportAvro Shackleton
  • precision_manufacturingAvro
  • content_pasteA development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
  • content_pasteA development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportAvro Vulcan
  • precision_manufacturingAvro
  • content_pasteTo see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
  • content_pasteTo see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportConvair B-36 Peacemaker
  • precision_manufacturingConvair
  • content_pastePowered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling.
  • content_pastePowered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportNorth American B-45 Tornado
  • precision_manufacturingNorth American
  • content_pasteThe virtual cockpit is good and combined with the pop-up Altimeter - Airspeed and Rate of Climb panel makes it a good choice for visual flights.
  • content_pasteThe virtual cockpit is good and combined with the pop-up Altimeter - Airspeed and Rate of Climb panel makes it a good choice for visual flights.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportBoeing B-47 Stratojet
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_paste"The first jet-powered strategic bomber to serve with USAF, over 2100 were produced. "
  • content_pasteThe first jet-powered strategic bomber to serve with USAF, over 2100 were produced.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportBoeing B-52 Stratofortress
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_pasteStarting this beast up and watching the Engine indicators - count them! - come to life is fun. Landing it is even more fun!
  • content_pasteStarting this beast up and watching the Engine indicators - count them! - come to life is fun. Landing it is even more fun!
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportDassault Mirage IV
  • precision_manufacturingDassault
  • content_pasteThe Mirage crashes Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 when you attempt to load it. These pictures were taken in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998) at RAF Woodbridge.
  • tagMilitaryFighter
  • local_airportde Havilland Vampire
  • precision_manufacturingde Havilland
  • content_pasteI spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with those vibration zones!
  • content_pasteI spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with the vibration zones!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportde Havilland Venom
  • precision_manufacturingde Havilland
  • content_pasteDesigned in 1949 as the successor to the Vampire, the Venom's more powerful Ghost engine and its stronger airframe made for a much more effective aircraft.
  • content_pasteDesigned in 1949 as the successor to the Vampire, the Venom's more powerful Ghost engine and its stronger airframe made for a much more effective aircraft.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportNorth American F-86 Sabre
  • precision_manufacturingNorth American
  • content_pasteTotal production of the F-86 exceeded that of any fixed-wing fighter at a staggering 9,502.
  • content_pasteTotal production of the F-86 exceeded that of any fixed-wing fighter at a staggering 9,502.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
  • precision_manufacturingNorth American
  • content_pasteThe successor to the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 was the first combat aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
  • content_pasteThe successor to the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 was the first combat aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportNorth American F-102 Delta Dagger
  • precision_manufacturingNorth American
  • content_pasteThe '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally.
  • content_pasteThe '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally.
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportLockheed F-104 Starfighter
  • precision_manufacturingLockheed
  • content_pasteS models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. The leading edges of the F-104 wings were so sharp the ground crew had to exercise special care not to be cut when working near them!
  • content_pasteS models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. '
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportGloster Javelin
  • precision_manufacturingGloster
  • content_pasteAs the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.
  • content_pasteAs the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.'
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportGloster Meteor
  • precision_manufacturingGloster
  • content_pasteAs the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft.
  • content_pasteAs the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft. '
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHandley-Page Victor
  • precision_manufacturingHandley-Page
  • content_pasteFirst flown in 1952, the 'crescent' wing was a tremendous technical achievement. However, Soviet missile advances soon rendered the Victor's mission obsolete and despite being upgraded to B2 standard in 1959 with its much more powerful engines, the Victor had to be consigned to the low-level role.
  • content_pasteFirst flown in 1952, the 'crescent' wing was a tremendous technical achievement. However, Soviet missile advances soon rendered the Victor's mission obsolete and despite being upgraded to B2 standard in 1959 with its much more powerful engines, the Victor had to be consigned to the low-level role.'
  • tagMilitaryAerial Refuel
  • local_airportHawker Hunter
  • precision_manufacturingHawker
  • content_paste"... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces."
  • content_paste... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces.'
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportLockheed P-3 Orion
  • precision_manufacturingLockheed
  • content_paste"Its extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform."
  • content_pasteIts extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform.'
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportVickers Valiant
  • precision_manufacturingVickers
  • content_pasteThe Valiant dropped the atomic bomb over Maralinga, South Australia in 1956.
  • content_pasteThe Valiant dropped the atomic bomb over Maralinga, South Australia in 1956.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportIlyushin Il-28 Beagle
  • precision_manufacturingIlyushin
  • content_paste"The Il-28 was the mainstay of the medium bomber fleets of the Soviet bloc countries for most of the '50s."
  • content_pasteThe Il-28 was the mainstay of the medium bomber fleets of the Soviet bloc countries for most of the '50s.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
  • precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich
  • content_pasteThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
  • content_pasteThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-19 Farmer
  • precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich
  • content_pasteAs Russia's first supersonic fighter, the twin-engined MiG-19 was a truly formidable aircraft for its day.
  • content_pasteAs Russia's first supersonic fighter, the twin-engined MiG-19 was a truly formidable aircraft for its day.'
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportSukhoi Su-11 Fishpot
  • precision_manufacturingSukhoi
  • content_paste"The Su-11 first went into service in 1968 as a replacement for the ageing Su-7 and Su-9 and benefited from its predecessors' extensive combat history in other Warsaw Pact countries. It was designed as an all-weather interceptor and had a phenomenal climb rate, with a service ceiling of 55,000 ft."
  • content_pasteThe Su-11 first went into service in 1968 as a replacement for the ageing Su-7 and Su-9 and benefited from its predecessors' extensive combat history in other Warsaw Pact countries. It was designed as an all-weather interceptor and had a phenomenal climb rate, with a service ceiling of 55,000 ft.'
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportTupolev Tu-16 Badger
  • precision_manufacturingTupolev
  • content_paste"In 1952 the first Tu-16 ( NATO Reporting name 'Badger' ) flew and represented the new generation of Soviet bombers to be produced during the 1950s. Built in large numbers, some 2000 were made before production ended in 1960."
  • content_pasteIn 1952 the first Tu-16 ( NATO Reporting name 'Badger' ) flew and represented the new generation of Soviet bombers to be produced during the 1950s. Built in large numbers, some 2000 were made before production ended in 1960.'
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportTupolev Tu-142 Bear
  • precision_manufacturingTupolev
  • content_pasteBeing the fastest prop aircraft in the world and having an extraordinarily long range makes the Tu-142 the ideal choice for a weekend away!
  • content_pasteBeing the fastest prop aircraft in the world and having an extraordinarily long range makes the Tu-142 the ideal choice for a weekend away!
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportYaklovlev Yak-28 Firebar
  • precision_manufacturingYaklovlev
  • content_pasteQuite a handful around the circuit this one but heaps of power. The low- slung design reminds me of 1950's American autos.
  • content_pasteQuite a handful around the circuit this one but heaps of power. The low- slung design reminds me of 1950's American autos.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBoeing CH-67 Huron
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_paste"A twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It is a modernized version of the CH-47 Chinook and its primary role is the transportation of troops, vehicles and cargo. The Huron exists in two variants: the armed variant with two side gunners manning 6.5 mm gatling guns, and the transport version which replaces the gunners with two additional passenger positions."
  • content_paste"A twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It is a modernized version of the CH-47 Chinook and its primary role is the transportation of troops, vehicles and cargo. The Huron exists in two variants: the armed variant with two side gunners manning 6.5 mm gatling guns, and the transport version which replaces the gunners with two additional passenger positions."
  • tagCombatRotary WingFictional
  • local_airportMil Mi-290 Taru
  • precision_manufacturingMil
  • content_paste"The Mi-290 Taru is a heavy utility helicopter with coaxial rotors and a unique modular construction. Various mission pods allow the Taru to serve many different roles. The helicopter can also transport light vehicles thanks to sling loading capabilities. "
  • content_paste"The Mi-290 Taru is a heavy utility helicopter with coaxial rotors and a unique modular construction. Various mission pods allow the Taru to serve many different roles. The helicopter can also transport light vehicles thanks to sling loading capabilities. "
  • tagCombatRotary WingFictional
  • local_airportF/A-181 Black Wasp II
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteAllied carrier based jet in ARMA 3 Jets. Looks like an F-22
  • content_paste"The F/A-181 Black Wasp II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed primarily as an air-superiority fighter, but also has ground attack capabilities. Its additional external hard points enable the aircraft to carry a wide variety of weapons configurations. The Black Wasp is fitted with the required equipment for carrier operations."
  • tagCombatFictionalCarrier
  • local_airportTo-201 Shikra
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteARMA 3 Jets. Looks like a Eurofoghter.
  • content_paste"The To-201 Shikra is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed by a CSAT and Russian joint syndicate with the goal to build a highly agile and maneuverable air-superiority fighter. The To-201 also has ground attack capabilities, and is able to support various weapons configurations via its conventional pylons, but also its internal weapons bay. "
  • tagCombatFictional
  • local_airportA-149 Gryphon
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_paste"The A-149 Gryphon is a fourth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, and all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed as a multi-role platform at an affordable cost, and unlike some of the larger air-superiority jets, it can also perform well in low-altitude flight. Despite its aging platform, the A-149 has still been upgraded with the newest sensors and weapons systems."
  • tagCombatFictional
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
  • precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich
  • content_pasteThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportLockheed P-3 Orion
  • precision_manufacturingLockheed
  • content_paste"Its extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform."
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
  • precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich
  • content_pasteThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportEurofighter Typhoon
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_paste"There are not too many aircraft that can pull a loop in dry power from level flight," explains Chris Worning. "Most would just exit the envelope."
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • content_pasteThis was the earliest hi-fidelity flight model and avionics modelling of the F/A-18 available to the public. This was reflected in the instructional material, much of which was written by F/A-18 pilots.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportLockheed F-104 Starfighter
  • precision_manufacturingLockheed
  • content_pasteS models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. The leading edges of the F-104 wings were so sharp the ground crew had to exercise special care not to be cut when working near them!
  • content_pasteF-104 Starfighter (Flyable)
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • content_pasteF/A-18D Hornet (Flyable)
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBeechcraft King Air
  • precision_manufacturingBeechcraft
  • content_pasteBeechcraft KingAir B200, Cessna 172R, Piper Malibu Mirage, Piper Navajo Chieftain, Hawker 800XP Jet
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHarrier
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteAV-8S Harrier, Thai Navy, AV-8B Harrier, Italian Navy, AV-8B Harrier, USMC, AV-8S Matador, Spanish Navy, EAV-8B+, Spanish Navy, FA.2 Sea Harrier, FRS.1 Sea Harrier, FRS.51 Sea Harrier, Indian Navy, Gr.1 Harrier, Gr.3 Harrier, Gr.5 Harrier, Gr.7 Harrier, FGA.1 Kestrel, T8N Sea Harrier TAV-8S Matador, Spanish Navy
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomberS/VTOL
  • local_airport
  • precision_manufacturing
  • local_airportBell H-13 Sioux
  • precision_manufacturingBell
  • content_paste"The United States Army first ordered Bell 47s in 1948 under the designation H-13. These would later receive the name Sioux." - Wikipedia
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
  • precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich
  • content_pasteThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportde Havilland Vampire
  • precision_manufacturingde Havilland
  • content_pasteI spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with those vibration zones!
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBell 206 JetRanger
  • precision_manufacturingBell
  • content_paste" The Bell 206B JetRanger is one of the most popular general purpose helicopters ever built. It is a single pilot, five-place, single-engine light helicopter. The JetRanger has tubular steel landing skids and can be equipped with pop-out or fixed floats for water operations." - from Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.
  • tagCivilRotary Wing
  • local_airportLearjet
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteLearjet 45
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBeechcraft Baron
  • precision_manufacturingBeechcraft
  • content_pasteWith the wonderful control harmony that is the hallmark of the Bonanza line, the Beech Baron 58 is considered a classic light twin. The Baron 58 is a spiffed-up version of a time-tested favorite made modern by its new Continental Special engines. The Baron combines the attractiveness of Beechcraft design with the reliability of twin engines, resulting in a gorgeous workhorse of an aircraft.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBeechcraft King Air
  • precision_manufacturingBeechcraft
  • content_pasteWith more than 5,000 delivered, there is no other turbine-powered business aircraft that can match the success of the Beech King Air. At times, nearly 90 percent of the cabin-class turboprops in the world have been King Airs. Designed as a turbine-powered alternative to the Queen Air, the King Air eventually supplanted the Queen Air as the number one choice in executive turboprops.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBell 206 JetRanger
  • precision_manufacturingBell
  • content_paste" The Bell 206B JetRanger is one of the most popular general purpose helicopters ever built. It is a single pilot, five-place, single-engine light helicopter. The JetRanger has tubular steel landing skids and can be equipped with pop-out or fixed floats for water operations." - from Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.
  • content_pasteThe Bell 206 series has accumulated an astounding array of impressive statistics. More than 6,000 JetRangers are flying worldwide in roles as diverse as corporate transportation, police surveillance, and United States Army aviation training. The series has flown over 26 million flight hours, and a few JetRangers are flying with more than 30,000 hours on their airframes.
  • tagCivilRotary Wing
  • local_airportBoeing 737
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_pasteOne should hardly be surprised that the world's most prolific manufacturer of commercial aircraft is also the producer of the world's most popular jetliner. The 737 became the best-selling commercial jetliner worldwide when orders for it hit 1,831 in June 1987 (surpassing Boeing's own 727 as the previous champ). However, it wasn't always that way; in the first few years of production, there were so few orders that Boeing considered canceling the program. They didn't, and the airplane has more than proven itself in over three decades of service.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportBoeing 747
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_pasteMore than 30 years ago, the 747 made its first trip from New York to London. Since then, it's become the standard by which other large passenger jets are judged. Its size, range, speed, and capacity were then, and are now, the best in its class. The 747-400 model was first introduced in 1985. The first -400 was delivered to Northwest Airlines four years later. It was designed to extend the already excellent capacity and range of the original 747, and, using lighter aluminum alloys and hardware adapted from the 757 and 767, it met its goal. Beginning in May 1990, the 747-400 became the only 747 currently in production, which has been an ongoing testament to its success.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportBoeing 777
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_pasteOn the outside, it may resemble the jetliners you've seen for years. Inside, however, it's a whole new bird. The newest plane in the long and proud Boeing family line is the 777, commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven." This long-range, fuel-efficient twinjet was first delivered in May 1995 to fill a gap in the market between the 747 and 767. It is capable of seating 368 to 386 passengers.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportLearjet
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteThe Model 45 is Learjet's first all-new aircraft since Bill Lear's first Model 23. Although it looks like a Learjet, it has only half the parts of a Model 35, reflecting a significant design progression. The parameters set down for the 45 called for it to have the performance of the Learjet 35, the handling of the Learjet 31A, and greater cabin space than the competition. This is Learjet's first paperless airplane, designed entirely on a computer screen. In some cases, the computer design files are loaded directly into production milling machines, which allows for an exceptional degree of precision in manufacturing (especially important when major parts that have to fit together are made on different continents!). This reduces not only time in construction but also the rate of rejection of parts (inherent in any manufacturing process).
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportCessna Caravan
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pasteCessna Caravan C208 Amphibian | Wherever you want to go, the Cessna Caravan can get you there. First introduced by Cessna in 1985, the Caravan was designed to land nearly anywhere, on land or water. Undoubtedly, it has lived up to its creators' intentions. Whether supplies need to be brought to a flooded village in the mountains of Peru, an injured person needs to be flown out from a remote lake in Alaska, or an archaeologist wants access to a tiny site in the African desert, the Caravan has what's needed to do the job.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna Caravan
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pasteCessna Grand Caravan | In the initial design of the Caravan, Cessna took the fuselage of a Model 207 Stationair and enlarged it. However, it didn't take Cessna long to realize that in order to create a plane that provided enough cargo and fuel-carrying space, they'd have to start from close to scratch. They used sections of the 207 in the first prototype, but the ultimate design of the Caravan had no real predecessor.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna 172
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pasteCessna Skyhawk SP Model 172 | This isn't the aviation equivalent of some cheap date you'll be taking out for one wild, adventurous weekend. The Cessna 172 is more like the love of your life-a steady, constant companion to fly with for a long time to come. A stable and trustworthy plane, most pilots have logged at least a few hours in a Cessna 172, since it's the most widely available aircraft in the rental fleet and is used by most flight schools. Since the first prototype was completed in 1955, more than 35,000 C172s have been produced, making it the world's most popular single-engine plane. One of Cessna's first tricycle-gear airplanes, the 172 quickly became the favorite of a growing class of business pilots. Its reliability and easy handling (along with thoughtful engineering and structural updates) have ensured its continued popularity for more than 35 years.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna 182 Skylane
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pasteCessna Skylane Model 182S | When Cessna saw how well their Model 180 was selling, they looked for a way to make it an even bigger success; the answer was the Model 182. The 182 first flew in 1956, and its big advancement was the patented Land-O-Matic tricycle-landing gear (weren't the fifties grand?), which make landing and ground handling easier, attracting would-be pilots who didn't want to fly taildraggers. During the model's lifespan, it has been beefed up, modified, and released in retractable-gear (RG) and turbo-charged (T) versions. Like all the Cessna piston aircraft, production of the 182 was halted in 1986 due to market forces and the high price of product liability insurance premiums. Now the 182 is back in a new incarnation.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportSchweizer Sailplane
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_pasteThrough the late 1960s and much of the 1970s, one aircraft stood apart as the world's highest performance multiseat sailplane: the Schweizer SGS 2-32. Many world soaring records were set in 2-32s in both men's and women's categories, including a distance run of 505 miles. In the early 1960s, it was apparent that European manufacturers were beginning to cut into SAC's position as the premier builder of high-performance sailplanes. The European companies could build quality aircraft at 50 percent of the labor costs of the U.S. manufacturer and deliver them to U.S. shores at a price that Schweizer couldn't match. In order to compete, Schweizer had to produce a superior aircraft.
  • tagMilitaryAmphibious
  • local_airportWright Brothers Wright Flyer
  • precision_manufacturingWright Brothers
  • content_pasteAlmost without funding and perhaps naive in their ambition, two bicycle shop owners changed history with the first powered flight in a craft scarcely worthy of praise as lofty as "rudimentary"... at least to modern eyes. Difficult to control and incapable of carrying more than 150 pounds including even the pilot, the Wright Flyer bettered other, bigger (and lavishly funded) engineering teams then working to solve the riddles of powered, controlled flight.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCurtiss JN-4 Jenny
  • precision_manufacturingCurtiss
  • content_pasteBetween 1915 and 1920, more than 10,000 Jennys were built, making the Curtiss JN-4D the first aircraft produced in large numbers. More than 9,000 pilots -- 95% of all American pilots at the time -- learned to fly in the Army Air Corps in World War 1. When the war ended in 1919, the Army had little use for the trainers, and sold them for ridiculously low prices. Almost without delay, the barnstorming era was born.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportde Havilland DH.88 Comet
  • precision_manufacturingde Havilland
  • content_pastePurpose-built by British Manufacturer deHavilland to win the MacRobertson Maidenhall to Melbourne race for 10,000 Australian pounds, the DH-88 Comet looks like a speed demon to this day. Made entirely of wood (except for the engines and landing gear), the Comet carried all of its fuel in the fuselage ahead of the cockpit. This allowed for very thin, dagger-like wings... and very limited forward visibility.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportDouglas DC-3
  • precision_manufacturingDouglas
  • content_pasteThe DC-3 introduced the basic amenities we associate with modern passenger air travel, as well as performance optimized for cargo hauling. Some DC-3s still see use today as going air freight liners. Never before had passengers enjoyed insulation, heat, or running water aloft, but the first widely manufactured Douglas Commercial aircraft changed that.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportExtra EA-300
  • precision_manufacturingExtra
  • content_pasteIf airplanes were horses, the Extra 300S would be a champion thoroughbred. It is, in fact, designed to be a champion in Unlimited class aerobatic competitions. The 300S combines light weight, a 300-horsepower engine, and exquisite control harmony in an aircraft that has won several World Aerobatic Championships. A derivative of the two-place model 300, the wing of the single-place 300S was lowered eight inches to provide better ground visibility and improve the general appearance of the aircraft. After this anxiously awaited model was introduced in March 1992, three of the four existing production aircraft were flown in the World Championship that July.
  • tagCivilAerobatic
  • local_airportFord Trimotor
  • precision_manufacturingFord
  • content_pasteTranscontinental Air Transport made headlines in 1929 when it reduced the travel time between New York and Los Angeles to a mere 48 hours, shuttling passengers by Ford Tri-Motor during the day and by train at night. Those who could afford the sojourn paid dearly for their tickets, and in return made a trip both elegant and revolutionary, as well as monumentally uncomfortable.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportLockheed Vega
  • precision_manufacturingLockheed
  • content_pasteSleek, aerodynamic and almost 80% faster than its closest competition in the 20s, the Vega could travel up to 2,500 miles without refueling if its cabin was modified to carry extra tanks, 1,000 miles with paying passengers aboard. Nearly every notable pilot of the day flew the Vega, using the theretofore unprecedented combination of speed and range to set record after record.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportMooney M20 Bravo
  • precision_manufacturingMooney
  • content_pasteMooneys are built to go fast. A focus on speed seems natural for a company that at one time offered a plane powered by a Porsche engine. Although the partnership with the Germans didn't last, Mooney's commitment to speed certainly has. In keeping with this idea, Mooney has experimented with a number of "big engine" models. The Bravo is Mooney's fastest; with 270 hp all the way to 25,000 ft, the Bravo can attain speeds up to 220 KTAS, making it the fastest single-engine airplane currently produced.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportPiper J-3 Cub
  • precision_manufacturingPiper
  • content_pasteSmall, light, relatively inexpensive and above all else a masterpiece of simplicity, probably no other airplane embodies recreational and small-plane flight than the Piper Cub. Weighing just over 1,000 pounds fully loaded and fueled, the Cub was so light that pilots flying solo had to sit in the back seat to maintain equal weight distribution.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportRyan NYP Spirit of St Louis
  • precision_manufacturingRyan
  • content_pasteAfter the Vimy crossing, an American restaurenteur offered $25,000 to the first crew to cross the more arduous route from New York to Paris. Eight years later the prize was still awaiting claim when Lindbergh hurried ahead of other teams aiming for the lucre.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportVickers Vimy
  • precision_manufacturingVickers
  • content_pasteIn some quarters Linbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic seems today somewhat more famous than the first non-stop crossing in 1919. The Vickers Vimy made a far more harrowing version of the trip first, albeit with two men aboard. The Vimy's wings span 68 feet -- of wood and fabric. With primitive instruments, unreliable mechanicals, and an open cockpit, Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBoeing 747-8
  • precision_manufacturingBoeing
  • content_paste"Wide-body airliner... the last and largest variant of the 747".
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportAirbus A320neo
  • precision_manufacturingAirbus
  • content_paste"A320neo family is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners" ca. 2010
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportBeechcraft Bonanza
  • precision_manufacturingBeechcraft
  • content_paste"Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. The six-seater, single-engined aircraft is still being produced by Beechcraft and has been in continuous production longer than any other aircraft in history.? - Wiki
  • content_pasteG36 variant.
    Included in the Standard Edition.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportCAP Industries CAP 10
  • precision_manufacturingCAP Industries
  • content_paste"two-seat training aerobatic aircraft first built in 1970 and still in production in 2007. The plane was developed from the Piel Super Emeraude." - Wiki
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna 152
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pastePopular light aircraft.
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna 172
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pasteWith a Garmin G1000 installed
    Included in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna Caravan
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_paste208 B Grand Caravan EX variant.
    Included in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportFlight Design CT
  • precision_manufacturingFlight Design
  • content_paste"Family of high-wing, tricycle undercarriage, two seat, ultralight and light-sport aircraft" - Wikipedia
  • content_pasteSL variant.
    Included in the Standard Edition.
  • tagTrainer
  • local_airportZlin Savage
  • precision_manufacturingZlin
  • content_paste"light sport aircraft" - Wiki
  • content_pasteCub variant.
    Included in the Standard Edition.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportAveko VL-3
  • precision_manufacturingAveko
  • content_pasteHigh speed ultralight
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportCubCrafters XCub
  • precision_manufacturingCubCrafters
  • content_paste"traces its lineage to the 1949-vintage Piper PA-18 Super Cub design"- Wiki. Uses carbon fiber/composites.
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Standard Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportCessna 152
  • precision_manufacturingCessna
  • content_pastePopular light aircraft.
  • content_pasteAerobat variant.
    Included in the Deluxe Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportZlin Shock Ultra
  • precision_manufacturingZlin
  • content_pasteCruise ~ 80kts | Sightseeing. Excellent visibility. | VERY short take off and landing. Can operate on most terrain. | Evolution: Piper Cub > Zlin Shock Cub > Zlin Shock Ultra (ultralight) | Ac model by Asobo. Livery by Donka.
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Premium Edition.
  • tagCivilPropSight SeeingMiG-Force
  • local_airportCirrus SR22
  • precision_manufacturingCirrus
  • content_paste" development of the Cirrus SR20, with a larger wing, higher fuel capacity, and a more powerful, 310-horsepower (231 kW) engine"
  • content_pasteIncluded in the Premium Edition.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportPipistrel Virus
  • precision_manufacturingPipistrel
  • content_paste"two-seat, single engine light aircraft, manufactured by Pipistrel in Slovenia and Italy, and sold as an ultralight, homebuilt kit, or light-sport aircraft." - Wiki
  • content_pasteSW 121 variant.
    Included in the Premium Edition.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBell 206 JetRanger
  • precision_manufacturingBell
  • content_paste" The Bell 206B JetRanger is one of the most popular general purpose helicopters ever built. It is a single pilot, five-place, single-engine light helicopter. The JetRanger has tubular steel landing skids and can be equipped with pop-out or fixed floats for water operations." - from Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.
  • tagCivilRotary Wing
  • local_airportAvro CF-105 Arrow
  • precision_manufacturingAvro
  • content_pasteMach 2 plus delta winged interceptor.
  • content_pasteIn game as: CR.105
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • content_pasteIn game as: F/E-18
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBeechcraft Bonanza
  • precision_manufacturingBeechcraft
  • content_paste"Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. The six-seater, single-engined aircraft is still being produced by Beechcraft and has been in continuous production longer than any other aircraft in history.? - Wiki
  • content_pasteBeechcraft Bonanza V35
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportAvro 621
  • precision_manufacturingAvro
  • content_pasteThe Avro 621 Tutor served as the RAF's Elementary Flight Trainer from 1932 through to the late 30's, Then later to be used as a 'Communications and Liason' aircraft.
  • tagMilitaryTrainer
  • local_airportAvro Shackleton
  • precision_manufacturingAvro
  • content_pasteA development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
  • content_pasteOne of the best cockpit panels and the separate panels are ideal for display on a separate monitor, with almost no effect on frame rate.
  • tagMilitaryBomber
  • local_airportBAE Systems Hawk
  • precision_manufacturingBAE Systems
  • content_pasteAfter zooming past the Great Pyramids and Sphynx for a while I pulled up the ATC menu and found there are a few aiports close by. Re-starting I used Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002's Flight Planner to lay in a flight from Cairo International to Port Said, at the mouth of the Suez canal.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHawker Siddeley Nimrod
  • precision_manufacturingHawker Siddeley
  • content_pasteThese snaps were taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 at Uturoa (NTTR) in Raiareal, French Polynesia, Fare (NTTH) and Faaa (NTAA) in Tahiti.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportde Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
  • precision_manufacturingde Havilland
  • content_pasteIn 1939 the requirement by the RAF for a new trainer resulted in the commissioning of the DH82. The Tiger Moth saw service until 1955 although there are many still flying around the world.
  • tagCivil
  • local_airportEurofighter Typhoon
  • precision_manufacturing
  • content_paste"There are not too many aircraft that can pull a loop in dry power from level flight," explains Chris Worning. "Most would just exit the envelope."
  • content_pasteEurofighter Typhoon will provide air forces with a uniquely flexible multi-role aircraft, fully capable of performing autonomous out of area operations.
  • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
  • local_airportGloster Javelin
  • precision_manufacturingGloster
  • content_pasteAs the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.
  • content_pasteFollow the Thames River and there is plenty to see! The Millenium Dome looks spectacular at dawn or dusk - apparently it's on the wrong side of the river though.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHandley-Page Halifax
  • precision_manufacturingHandley-Page
  • content_pasteThe Halifax heavy bomber was the second of the four-engined heavy bombers in service with the RAF in November 1940. The Halifax was one of the trio comprosed of the HP Halifax, Avro Lancaster and Short Stirling.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHawker Hart
  • precision_manufacturingHawker
  • content_pasteOver 1000 Harts were produced and removal from service started in 1938, however the start of WWll meant several were deployed in the Middle East.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportHawker Hunter
  • precision_manufacturingHawker
  • content_paste"... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces."
  • content_pasteHawker Hunter T.7. The Hunter, as the first transonic fighter in the RAF, was the world's first genuinely multirole jet combat fighter and one of the best loved of all British aircraft.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportBAC Jet Provost
  • precision_manufacturingBAC
  • content_pasteThese snaps were taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 over Paris, France.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportVickers VC-10
  • precision_manufacturingVickers
  • content_pasteThese snaps were taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 over Hawaii.
  • tagMilitary
  • local_airportMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
  • precision_manufacturingMcDonnell Douglas
  • content_pasteThe Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
  • tagMilitary
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