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One of the Early F-16s

The early versions of jets are often repurposed throughout their life.  They serve a role for testing but they are not configured like production jets and to make them so is too expensive to be worthwhile.  Besides, they are instrumented … Continue reading

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Talon Hate

Talon Hate is a program that the Air Force is running involving an infrared sensor mounted in the front of a centerline fuel tank.  It is mounted on an F-15 from the operational test unit at Nellis AFB.  The first … Continue reading

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Survey Surfboard

Spotting surfers along the Pacific coastline is not too tricky.  Anywhere with beach access is likely to have someone who has gone in to the water with their board.  However, an unmanned surfboard is not a common occurrence.  As we … Continue reading

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Submarines

There weren’t just sailing ships along the harbor front. A couple of submarines were also there. One was an old Russian sub while the other was far smaller but was a research submarine. The Russian sub is a Foxtrot class … Continue reading

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Oblique Wing

Hiller Aviation Museum has another aircraft I find interesting. This is the AD-1 Oblique Wing research aircraft from NASA. I have crossed paths with this machine before. I have seen it at Hiller before but it was also still at … Continue reading

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