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Aug. 27-28 1923, Lts. Lowell H. Smith and John P. Richter made an endurance flight which lasted 37 hours, 15 minutes, with 16 refueling contacts. During this flight, they set 16 new world records for distance, speed and duration. Info: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/197385/first-air-to-air-refueling/
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The Panavia Tornado GR1 is the aircraft of the day! The aircraft on display flew with the RAF&#39;s 17 Squadron from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where it sported desert camouflage and the name Miss Behavin&#39;. The aircraft is currently painted as an aircraft assigned to 617 Squadron. It came to the museum in October 2002 as a donation from the RAF. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2wlSVAQ #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Info here: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Outdoor-Aviation-Events/ Aug. 30-Sept.1 During this three-day event visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t just be the ones inside the galleries. Scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. RC pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful maneuvers with jets, warbirds and helicopters from all eras of aviation history.
On this day in 1967, on his 26th Misty FAC mission, Bud Day was shot down by ground fire over North Vietnam. During the ejection, Day's right arm was broken in three places, along with other injuries. His crewman was quickly picked up by a rescue helicopter, but Day was captured by local militia, beaten and tortured. A veteran of three wars and the first commander of the Misty FACs, Col. George "Bud" Day is one of the most highly-decorated Airmen in USAF history. Info here: <a href="http://bit.ly/31QHgaB" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/31QHgaB</a>
The North American F-82B Twin Mustang is the aircraft of the day! Of a total of 273 F-82s produced, 20 were F-82Bs. The F-82B on display, Betty-Jo, flew from Hawaii to New York on Feb. 27-28, 1947, a distance of 5,051 miles, the longest non-stop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter at that time. Betty-Jo came to the museum in 1957. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2TBTMaR #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
On this day in 1954, Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr. crashed to his death while testing an F-86H at Edwards AFB, Calif. Learn about his 16 aerial victories during the Korean War. Info: #Ace #TripleAce" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2KGciMG #Ace #TripleAce</a>
The Republic RF-84K Thunderflash is the aircraft of the day! The RF-84K was a reconnaissance and nuclear strike fighter that was intended to be carried toward a target as a "parasite" underneath the GRB-36 bomber. At the time, jet aircraft possessed relatively short range and aerial refueling was not yet proven, so this provided a method to extend their range. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2MhjSza #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Check out this Northrop P-61 photo taken on this day in 1944. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000538814
The Teledyne-Ryan AQM-91A Compass Arrow is the aircraft of the day! This high-flying, unmanned photo reconnaissance aircraft is an early example of stealth technology. Lessons learned from its development contributed to later stealth fighters, bombers and unmanned aerial vehicles. Info here: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil" target="_blank"><a href="http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil</a> #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil</a> #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
The Republic P-47D (Bubble Canopy Version) was placed on exhibit during a special ceremony on Aug. 24, 2006 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Info: <a href="https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Press-Room/News/Article-Display/Article/199049/p-47d-thunderbolt-unveiled-during-ceremony/" target="_blank">https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Press-Room/News/Article-Display/Article/199049/p-47d-thunderbolt-unveiled-during-ceremony/</a>
Check out a new display of artifacts in the #WWII Gallery near the B17-F Memphis Belle. #artifact #airhistory
The Vertol CH-21B Workhorse is the aircraft of the day! Originally called the "flying banana," the H-21 served with the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the French navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the West German Air Force. The museum obtained the CH-21B on display from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in January 1965. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2N17tPD #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
The C-130 was originally designed as an assault transport capable of operating from unpaved, hastily prepared airstrips. On Aug. 23, 1954, the Hercules made its first flight. By 1976 more than 1,200 C-130s had been ordered, including aircraft equipped for radar weather mapping and reconnaissance, mid-air space capsule recovery, search and rescue, ambulance service, drone launching, and mid-air refueling of helicopters. Info: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/197558/lockheed-ac-130a-hercules/
A memorial dedicated to the fallen from the now-deactivated 603rd Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, was unveiled today at the National Museum of the Air Force. Here are some photos from the memorial dedication. Aviano Air Base
The Boeing YCGM-121B Seek Spinner is the aircraft of the day! It is an unmanned aerial vehicle designed to seek out and attack the radars that control enemy anti-aircraft artillery or surface-to-air missile defenses. (Some radar antennas rotate or spin, hence the name "Seek Spinner.") Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2OTprGf #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Brazil entered WWII on Aug. 22, 1942, after German submarines sank several of its merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean. For&#231;a A&#233;rea Brasileira (FAB) aircrews had already begun training with U.S. personnel and conducting antisubmarine flights off the coast of Brazil. By the end of 1944, this important mission was the sole responsibility of FAB aircrews flying U.S.-supplied aircraft. Info: http://bit.ly/2zaeIww
Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check out this footage from the 2017 event of an XB-70 model flown by Bret Becker. #avgeek #XB70
It’s getting colder, but we’re used to it! We’ve been flying through Utah winters since 1955. Pictured here: the… https://t.co/P3vJrGg6Qx
Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/yTVGinrKVv
Utah’s mountains + @thef35 = a match made in heaven. @HAFB, Utah, is regarded as one of the best and most scenic pl… https://t.co/RnDUQyGpiQ
Did you know the @USAFReserve has maintained a flying mission at @HAFB for 65 years? https://t.co/OFQKKW3Q2c https://t.co/hglYUogcdt
Two uniforms, one amazing woman! We’re proud to have Staff Sgt. DeeAnn Servey on our team in the 419th Security For… https://t.co/AnBZYt0sxS
Meet Chanaramis Fue-Asuega: women’s advocate, blogger, and senior airman in the @USAFReserve https://t.co/jTiGFkbSfz
The future looks bright! Our #F35 pilots and maintainers are some of the world’s leading experts in fifth-generatio… https://t.co/TKWsA19znp
Veterans 🇺🇸 We’ve got a few 🇺🇸 What better day than today to thank them for their service! If you see ‘em, tag ‘em.… https://t.co/Lwk5A0mmCm
More resources for Airmen and families via the @Military1Source app https://t.co/HSxp2tVPNN
Have a great #FighterFriday, folks! Especially our dedicated reservists who are gearing up to work the November dri… https://t.co/v0MOmZvRAw
A note to our neighbors: here’s what’s happening @HAFB this month. Eyes to the sky! https://t.co/Vx6M4AjuZt
Congrats to our reservists who were promoted this month! https://t.co/HDpB9EBeYM
Meet Senior Airman Aboli Echi-Aboli, a reservist in our 67th Aerial Port Squadron. https://t.co/gVnjmhcX7L
Great piece that captures the dual nature of a Citizen Airman: part-time reservist serving as 419th Security Forces… https://t.co/KX1ScJnV09
Home sweet home! In case you missed it: https://t.co/SZyFO5CDhB https://t.co/tUcQgbY7eg
Back home and back to their families! Hundreds of Airmen from the @419fw and @388fw returned to @HAFB following a s… https://t.co/7YmsEpqvpR
As part of a busy drill weekend @HAFB Oct. 17-18, the @419fw welcomed two new commanders: Lt. Col. Jayson Rickard a… https://t.co/hJ5k0BT3Ln
RT @usairforce: Looking right into Lightning ⚡ An F-35 Lightning II approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker over @CENTCOM. The F-35 Lightning II…