The F-35 Cost – Is Falling But Never Affordable

F-35 cost

The F-35 cost is difficult to define. Forget the many zeros and consider the answers to these important questions: Is the cost of the F-35 out of control? Is the F-35 an affordable aircraft? We will look at the facts associated with each question for you below. What do the Yay and Nay Sayers Think? Let’s look at … Read more

As President, Trump is a Powerful Business Man

Trump

President Trump has shared his thoughts on many issues via social media over the last 12 months. From an aviation perspective, two costly programs namely the F-35 and 747-8 (new Air Force One) have been his strategic targets. In this post we will focus on the F-35 Program. Trump v F-35 Program The cost of the F-35 started … Read more

Top 10 Airline Livery Spotted in a Day at Sydney Airport

airline livery

Airline livery is one of the reasons we enjoy plane spotting. A busy morning on the eastern banks of Botany Bay close to Runway 16L – the third runway – at Sydney International Airport (YSSY) provided the variety of airline livery to inspire this list.  Ranked from least appealing to my favourite livery on the day … Read more

Air Strikes – Do You Know All The Aircraft Attacking ISIL?

air strikes

Daily air strikes continue to hurt ISIL by chipping away at their infrastructure and resources. A brief look behind the headlines shows us just how large the air campaign is. In short, 9 categories of military aircraft are deployed in the fight against ISIL. Around half are attack aircraft, the rest provide essential support functions to make … Read more

Bird Strikes – Just How Deadly Are They?

bird strikes

Bird strikes are a hot topic after the release of the movie “Sully”. With the hype that comes with a Hollywood movie it is timely to understand the bird strike phenomenon and consider just how deadly they are.  Bird Strikes in the USA 1990-2014 The FAA report Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2014 is the source … Read more

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