Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 used to break the sound barrier

Chuck Yeager dies at 97

The first pilot to break the sound barrier, Charles Elwood (Chuck) Yeager died on Monday 7th December aged 97. Born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia, Yeager went on to a successful career in the United States Air Force (USAF) where he reached the rank of Brigadier General. Following the [read more]

A Boeing B-52H lands at RAF Fairford (Image: The Aviation Media Agency.)

US Bombers arrive in Gloucestershire

Six US Air Force B52 Bombers have arrived at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this morning. The B52 is the US Air Forces (USAF) long-range strategic bomber and is regularly deployed to RAF Fairford for operations and exercises across Europe. The bombers have been deployed from Minot Air Base in North [read more]

Boeing F15EX

Boeing F15EX to go ahead after USAF order

The US Air Force (USAF) has given Boeing a contract worth nearly (USD)$1.2bn for eight F15EX Air Superiority Fighter and Multi-role combat aircraft. The most-advanced F15 ever built will help the USAF meet its capacity requirements and add capability to its fighter fleet. The F15EX will carry more weapons than [read more]