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Video: C-17 Accidentally Lands at Small GA Airport – Flying Magazine

A C-17 Globemaster III headed for MacDill Air Force Base on Friday afternoon landed “inadvertently” at the much smaller Peter O. Knight GA airport located just a few miles away, according to airport authorities.The 174-foot-long transport touched down on the airport’s 3,405-foot-long, 100-foot-wide runway around 1:30 p.m., coming to a stop within 10 feet of …

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USAF Still Lacks ‘Smoking Gun’ For F-22 Hypoxic Events – Aviation Week

The U.S. Air Force is narrowing its focus on new combinations of factors as it explores hypoxia events that claimed the life of one F-22 pilot and plagued the fleet for more than a year. Service officials remain frustrated, that a “smoking gun” for the cause is still elusive despite an extraordinary effort to enlist …

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Surprising Cause of Oshkosh F-16 Runway Overrun – Flying Magazine

Remember that runway overrun by an F-16C at Oshkosh last summer see it on video here? Plenty of armchair pilots speculated about why it might have happened, with possible causes centering on a what many presumed was a brake problem or perhaps too high an airspeed on final. It turns out that not a single …

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King Airs to Kandahar – US Using King Air’s as Spy Planes – Flying Magazine

A story that appeared Wednesday in The New York Times — but which actually dates back more than a year — reported on a U.S. Air Force program that takes lightly used, corporate-configured King Airs and turns them into spy planes — the newly named Liberty MC-12, which are used to gather intelligence on enemy …

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