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Excellent NASA film about hypersonic X-15 rocket plane of the 1960s
F-84 that jettisons spare wheels; F-101 inflight; turboprop XF-84H; a B-52 landing gear collapsing on the runway; the B-66 in flight test; sled track drama; X-1E and X-2 launches from a B-29 and B-50. Here's a vintage 1956 primer on Air Force flight testing at Edwards AFB in California's Mojave Desert.
Classic wartime report from Gen. Hap Arnold on the AAF's air war through 1943 and released in 1944. Contains scenes of many aircraft around the world.
X-47B makes first carrier catapult launch
Official Navy footage shows the unmanned X-47B launching from an aircraft carrier and performing a touch-and-go.
You may walk among rockets that pioneered the U.S. space program at White Sands, New Mexico.
Bombardment aviation is highlighted at the museum on Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
Seattle's Museum of Flight captures a remarkably wide array of famous and unusual aircraft.
Enjoy the fascinating world of electric RC aircraft in this music video.
Highlights from Oshkosh -- EAA AirVenture 2010.
Modern and vintage military power on display in the air and on the ground at Oshkosh in 2007.
Mesmerizing view of Space Shuttle Discovery riding piggyback for the return flight from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. in November 2000.
Early Luftwaffe movies feature prewar bombers, seaplanes, more...
Some pilots said they experienced tumbling in a P-39 Airacobra; the Army Air Forces described it differently. (Presented here for historical interest only, and not for instructional or operational uses.)
Ride along as these Chinese CJ-6 trainers explore Wisconsin. CJ-6s are popular in the U.S. warbird aircraft scene.
OV-10 Bronco aircraft fly for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as lead air attack aircraft, guiding air tankers on the scene of a fire. Bronco startup and takeoff activity was captured at Grass Valley, Calif., in October 2012.
The only seaplane to go supersonic, albeit in a dive, the fantastic Convair Sea Dart is seen in action at San Diego, where it was built.
The Hill Aerospace Museum near Ogden, Utah has a huge collection of military aircraft as seen in this video visit from July 2012.
The McChord Air Museum hosts a fabulous collection of rare aircraft on (now) Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash.
The Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska, has a remarkable
collection of predominantly Cold War USAF aircraft, with an emphasis on iconic
bombers including a B-36, B-45, B-47, B-52, and B-58 Hustler. Housed in huge
hangar-like buildings, these and other aircraft are protected from the elements.
Ongoing restorations are detailing some of the aircraft that previously were
displayed outdoors for many years at nearby Offutt AFB.
Dynamic, dramatic flight footage of the new F-35 fighter in various iterations,
in a fast-paced music video courtesy Lockheed Martin. (Posted on Airailimages
Aug. 30, 2012)
Single engine air tankers (SEATs) joined a Huey and an Aircrane helicopter to
battle wildfires on both sides of the town of McDermitt, Nevada, and on both
sides of the Nevada-Oregon border. This fresh video captures airfield operations
with these vital air tankers.
The MAFFS II firefighting system can be installed in a C-130 for air tanker service. Fascinating footage from the Forest Service shows how it works.
Take a look at TurretCam from Oshkosh 2012 warbird activity.
The Commemorative Air Force flies the only operable B-29 Superfortress in the world. Come aboard for a flight in this remarkable icon from World War II.
The sharpest footage we have seen of the remarkable A-10 ejection and unpiloted crash, plus 1920s Army Air Service biplane crash tests and B-17 belly landing are presented as Airailimages' salute to heroic fliers in the second installment of Crash Landings.
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Watch the start-up and flight of this rare razorback P-51C at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho.
Fly with the 4,000-mph X-15 rocket plane in this 1960s time-lapse film capturing launch and landing.
German Heinkel He 111 bomber served throughout World War II.
Relive the 1978 Confederate Air Force air show at Harlingen, Texas. Includes
B-17 one-wheel landing demo, He 111 gear collapse, F-82 taxiing, more...
Rare turboprop B-17 air tanker joined other WW2 fire bombers at Wenatchee in 1970
Rare home Kodachrome movies show takeoffs and landings of the one and only turboprop B-17 firefighting aircraft operating out of Wenatchee, Wash., for fires in July 1970 alongside a PB4Y-2, other B-17s, F7F, PBY, PV-2, more... The turboprop B-17F can be seen landing on only two engines with power to spare.
Quiet Spike tested on NASA F-15:
Fly along with NASA test teams evaluating Quiet Spike on an F-15B.
Concise, yet detailed explanation of the AAF's air war against Germany in World War II. Remarkable for its film coverage.
Array of bomber types that the USAF had available to carry nuclear weapons in the early 1950s is depicted in this released vintage government film.
Presented above are three vintage narrated color films depicting aerial smokejumping operations circa 1949, in the era of Ford Trimotors.
1956 Edwards AFB open house color movies show a ramp filled with Cold War aircraft, both experimental and production types.
Return to vintage warbird air show operations in Harlingen, Texas, in the 1970s with the Confederate Air Force and other warbird operators.
Strap in for a fascinating 1959 flight test film briefing from Edwards Air Force Base.
The sleek Northrop F-5 jet fighter flew Top Gun air combat training missions when this four-ship start-up was videotaped at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada in October 2005. The F-5 looks hot simply taxiing!
Don't you wish you could find a World War II aircraft boneyard like this now! Wartime footage shows U.S. bombers and fighters being salvaged in North Africa.
This four-engine XC-142A transport could take off and land vertically, with amazing maneuverability.
Oshkosh is a one-of-a-kind event for aviation enthusiasts.
The Idaho Military History Museum presented a night firepower demonstration on Nov. 10, 2012 at its site on Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.
Return to the era of F-4E Phantoms in the USAF Thunderbirds team with this vintage audio spot. We've added photos of the Thunderbirds' Phantoms.
Warbirds and current military aircraft take to the skies over Oshkosh in this video shot mostly on July 27, 2012.
The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution contains icons of air and space travel seen by millions annually.
TBM Avenger WWII torpedo bomber demonstrated its features during the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Sept. 1-2, 2012.
Rare beauty of a P-38 Lightning and other World War II fighters in flight is captured at the 2012 Warhawk Air Museum air show in Nampa, Idaho at the end of June in this exclusive footage.
Secret Air Force test programs at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, in the Cold War 1950s included a variety of missiles, models, and Man High balloon ascents. Highlights in this edited music video include loading a short-tailed early F-102; launching a sub-scale B-58 model; various B-47 rocket drop tests; sled runs; and a balloon ascent.
The U.S. Navy built its own N3N-3 biplane trainers, used throughout World War II. This example was part of the Warhawk Air Museum at Nampa, Idaho when flown in the spring of 2012. The sound of its radial Wright engine is music to the ears of vintage aircraft enthusiasts.
For the Air Force component of 1948 nuclear tests labeled Operation Sandstone at Eniwetok, B-17 drones and mother ships augmented C-54s and B-29s, as in earlier tests. This half-hour Air Force overview of Sandstone contains a number of shots of QB-17s taking off, maneuvering, and landing -- including night drone operations. (Please consider subscribing to the Airailimages YouTube Channel. Thank you.)
Fly-ins are time-honored gatherings of aviators. Often less formal and smaller than commercial air shows, fly-ins are for the fliers, first. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Tillman family of Athena, Ore., hosted several fly-ins at their own grass-strip Barrett Field. The field was activated during World War II, probably in 1943, when wartime restrictions on private aviation were relaxed. From movies and photos taken in the 1970s and 80s, the aura of antique and classic aviation is evident. Barrett Tillman and his father Jack hangared their yellow N3N-3 biplane trainer at the field.
Many Bell P-39 Airacobra fighters were sent by ship to the Pacific, crated in major assemblies that could be put together in the field. This wartime Air Force footage shows the process and the tools the airmen used in an open-air environment.
B-24 Liberators of the 307th Bomb Group are featured in combat film of a mission the 307th and 5th Groups made against a Japanese fleet in Brunei Bay on Nov. 16, 1944.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. Here are a number of takeoff and landing encounters with spectacular results -- and no injuries.
Included is the incredible and genuine crash of a remotely piloted B-17F Flying
Fortress, a wartime F6F Hellcat belly landing on a Pacific island, the explosive
demise of a Loon V-1 copy on its launch rail, and the deliberate flight of
Culver drones into a mountainside.
The fabulous B-58 Hustler broke a Cold War Soviet weight/altitude record to earn the Harmon Trophy for pilot Maj. Fitz Fulton.
Windsocks are colorful devices used by pilots to help interpret wind speed and direction at airports.
Rare movies capture the Golden Age of flight test at Edwards AFB in this 1960 film. Includes X-15 static display, B-52 crosswind taxi demo, F-107A, Cold War jets, Curtiss Pusher replica.
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