India Trial Aircraft Display System that Responds to Eye Movements

Pilots in India are trialling aircraft display systems that respond to eye movements and could let military pilots keep their hands on a plane’s controls more often while flying (Murthy, 2020). Modern aircraft have electronic displays that show the plane’s fuel level, geographical position or imaging system. Pilots can click the screen to the relevant… Read More

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What was the Messerschmitt Bf 109?

Introduction The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was, along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force. The Bf 109 first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at… Read More

World War II Warbirds

A variety of World War II warbirds played a pivotal part in the allied war effort such as the Lancaster bomber and the P-51 Mustang fighter. Aircraft B-24 Bomber (US): Early models of the long range heavy bomber, known as the Liberator, were primarily used for transporting cargo and persons of special interest. Some of… Read More

US Air Force Pilot Height Requirements: Getting a Waiver

As reported in Air Force Times on 02 December 2019, the US Air Force is re-examining its standard height requirements for becoming a pilot as it seeks to encourage more airmen to pursue aviation careers. The Air Force often grants height, or anthropometric, waivers to allow pilots to fly some aircraft – meaning those aspiring… Read More

Outlining the Challenge of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Aircrew

Research Paper Title The challenge of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in aircrew; detecting plaque before the accident. Background Coronary events remain a major cause of sudden incapacitation, including death, in both the general population and among aviation personnel, and are an ongoing threat to flight safety and operations. The presentation is often unheralded, especially in… Read More

Where are the RAF’s Lightning II F-35’s Located & Their Cost?

As of 24 August 2018, the Royal Air Force (RAF) had 15 Lightning II F-35B aircraft in the following locations. Production No. Tail No. Location Squadron BK-01 ZM135 Edwards Air Force Base, USA 17 Squadron BK-02 ZM136 Edwards Air Force Base, USA 17 Squadron BK-03 ZM137 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, USA Not yet… Read More

What is the A400M Team?

The A400M Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the delivery of the UK’s A400M Atlas transport aircraft to its RAF customer during the period 2014 to 2019. A400M is a collaborative programme involving the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and Belgium that is contracted through OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Co-operation en matiere… Read More