Defenders of America
- Pratt Making 'Minor' Mods To F135 After Testing Mishap. Malenic, Marina // Defense Daily;9/21/2009, Vol. 243 Issue 57, p2
The article reports that the Pratt & Whitney officials said that the company is making modifications to the first stage fan blade tips of its F135 engine, the primary engine powering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter of the U.S. Air force. This is after an F135 test engine was damaged during a...
- THE HYPERSONIC AGE IS NEAR. Belfiore, Michael // Popular Science;Jan2008, Vol. 272 Issue 1, p36
This article reports on the development of hypersonic jets, or scramjets, that reach speeds of mach 15. The scramjet engine inhales air at tremendous speeds, squeezes the air until it's thousands of degrees hot, and then mixes that air with fuel to generate massive thrust at higher speeds than...
- Aircraft Maintenance Training Today and You. Funk, Larry // Flying Safety;Aug99, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p21
Focuses on the importance of aircraft maintenance training for the personnel of the United States Air Force. Information on the Mission Ready Technician Program; Five- and Seven-Level core tasks; Utilization and training workshops.
- Obituaries. // Lakelander (Whitney, TX);7/17/2013, Vol. 26 Issue 29, p4
An obituary for August A. Sulak, former aircraft mechanic of the U.S. Air Force, is presented.
- F110-129 ban lifted. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/30/1995, Vol. 142 Issue 5, p67
Reports on a decision by the United States Air Force to return to flight 225 General Electric F112-129 engines that were grounded as a precautionary measure. Details of the precautionary measures by the Air Force in this regard.
- News break. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/23/1995, Vol. 142 Issue 4, p29
Reports on the issuance by the United States Air Force of a precautionary stand down grounding General Electric F110-129 engines. Recommendation of the stand down as a result of an F-16 crash on January 13, 1995 and a crash on October, 1994 of an F-16 based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
- 339 engines in standdown. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/17/1994, Vol. 141 Issue 16, p15
Reports that the precautionary standdown ordered by the United States Air Force Materiel Command will affect 339 General Electric engines including F110s for F-16s, F118s for B-2s and F101s for B-1Bs.
- Round the Reserve. // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Aug2010, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p10
The article offers news briefs related to U.S. Air Force Reserve Command. Air Force Reservist Technical Sergeant Brannen Parrish has earned the distinction as the 350,000th graduate of the Community College Air Force on May 5, 2010. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has extended the...
- FINAL RESTING PLACE. King Jr., Samuel // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Aug2010, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p20
The article reports on the decommission of the four historic MC-130E Combat Talons in Gowen Field, Idaho. It mentions that aircraft maintainers from 919th Special Operations Wing have spent at Gowen Field to assure that Talons can still fly for one mission for its decommissioing. Chief Master...