April 16, 2014
Bangin’ nighttime KC-135 cockpit shot!

Capt. Michael Kerschbaum, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot with the 154th Operations Group, and 1st Lt. Renn Nishimoto, a pilot with the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, prepare to land a KC-135 April 2, 2014 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. This flight was in support of a mission in which two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and two B-2 Spirit strategic bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flew round trip non-stop from their respective home stations to training ranges in Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen/Released)

Bangin’ nighttime KC-135 cockpit shot!

Capt. Michael Kerschbaum, a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot with the 154th Operations Group, and 1st Lt. Renn Nishimoto, a pilot with the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, prepare to land a KC-135 April 2, 2014 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. This flight was in support of a mission in which two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and two B-2 Spirit strategic bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flew round trip non-stop from their respective home stations to training ranges in Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen/Released)

April 15, 2014
A cold, snowy Chicago as seen from the window seat. Here’s to warm weather! Photo by Phillip Kalantzis Cope.

A cold, snowy Chicago as seen from the window seat. Here’s to warm weather! Photo by Phillip Kalantzis Cope.

April 10, 2014
EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” plays the part beautifully in this shot from Oshkosh 2013. Photo by Chad Horwedel.

EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” plays the part beautifully in this shot from Oshkosh 2013. Photo by Chad Horwedel.

April 8, 2014
Despite this site’s name, we’re equal opportunity aviation lovers around here. The odd rotary-wing craft sneaks in now and again.

A crew chief for a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, waits next to his aircraft after landing aboard the USS Denver at sea, March 29, 2014. The aircraft picked up the Marines with the 31st MEU’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon to participate in Exercise SSang Yong 2014. This training shows the interoperability of the Republic of Korea and U.S. forces and demonstrates their abilities to conduct amphibious operations and exercise expeditionary capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala/Released)

Despite this site’s name, we’re equal opportunity aviation lovers around here. The odd rotary-wing craft sneaks in now and again.

A crew chief for a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, waits next to his aircraft after landing aboard the USS Denver at sea, March 29, 2014. The aircraft picked up the Marines with the 31st MEU’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon to participate in Exercise SSang Yong 2014. This training shows the interoperability of the Republic of Korea and U.S. forces and demonstrates their abilities to conduct amphibious operations and exercise expeditionary capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala/Released)

April 6, 2014

airspeedandaltitude:

Video to go with the picture from my previous post. This was a quick(ish) flight at 0.9hrs. I hadn’t flown for a few weeks and wanted to knock the rust off with a good touch and go session. Some good landings, some … okay landings in there as well.

I also tried to be more diligent with my checklist usage in various phases of flight on this one. Enjoy!

April 4, 2014
supersonic-youth:

F/A-18 Super Hornet from VFA-122 Flying Eagles based at NAS Lemoore, CA is creating a vapor cone caused by a sudden drop in air pressure as a plane approaches the sound barrier.
Source

Physics!

supersonic-youth:

F/A-18 Super Hornet from VFA-122 Flying Eagles based at NAS Lemoore, CA is creating a vapor cone caused by a sudden drop in air pressure as a plane approaches the sound barrier.

Source

Physics!

(via theworldairforce)

April 2, 2014
US Navy still on the hunt for the still missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

PERTH, Australia (April 1, 2014) Lt. j.g. Nick Horton, left, and Lt. Clayton Hunt, naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, perform preflight checks in the flight station of a P-8A Poseidon prior to a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. VP-16 is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney/Released)

US Navy still on the hunt for the still missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

PERTH, Australia (April 1, 2014) Lt. j.g. Nick Horton, left, and Lt. Clayton Hunt, naval aviators assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, perform preflight checks in the flight station of a P-8A Poseidon prior to a mission to assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. VP-16 is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Keith DeVinney/Released)

April 1, 2014
A gaggle of RAAF CT-4s and CA-25s strutting their stuff at the 2014 Point Cook Airshow. Handsome little devils. Photo by Chris Phutully.

A gaggle of RAAF CT-4s and CA-25s strutting their stuff at the 2014 Point Cook Airshow. Handsome little devils. Photo by Chris Phutully.

April 1, 2014
Nice capture of a friendly wave to the crowd by this pilot at the 2014 Point Cook Airshow. Photo by Chris Phutully.

Nice capture of a friendly wave to the crowd by this pilot at the 2014 Point Cook Airshow. Photo by Chris Phutully.