Jet Fridays!

We love fighter jets. In fact we support jet aircraft like the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-5 Tiger II. We also love Fridays. Combine those two together and you have this collection of fun facts and interesting stories about fighter jets and jet engines. Enjoy our Jet Friday posts below.

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Jet Friday: Some Fly The Jet…Some Become The Jet

Watch Video Below We grow up dreaming of flying. We watch in wonderment of the little brown bird hopping off the branch of a tree, spreading its wings, and slipping freely into the air. We stand by a river and look up at an eagle soaring above, scanning the water...

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Jet Friday: The A-10 In Close Air Support

Watch Video Below Let’s be honest: if you’ve found this article then you’re like us and can’t get enough of the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You’ll see it’s the truth just by following the links to previous articles we’ve produced: Four Factors that Make the A-10 Thunderbolt...

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Missile With a Man In It – the F-104 Starfighter

[Watch Video Below] The 1967 Shelby Cobra - an iconic muscle car with a spartan interior and no need for a radio because you couldn’t hear it over the engine anyway. When the driver hammers down on the pedal, the Shelby’s 427ci engine digs in with all 425 hp and...

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Jet Friday: How to Build an Aircraft Carrier

[Watch Video Below] Since the United States launched its first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley, in 1922, these floating air bases have been a symbol of American power and presence around the globe. These carriers can be large nuclear powered supercarriers with over...

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Jet Friday: Stealth – Now You See Me. Now You Don’t.

[Watch Video Below] Not all military jet aircraft are meant for close-air support or air-to-air combat. Some have missions that are for bombing select targets. One of these aircraft is the B-2 Spirit, also known as a Stealth Bomber. The B-2 does not have defensive...

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Jet Friday: How RADAR Works, a Video by James May

Today we take a different angle for Jet Friday. In this issue, we will talk about one of the most important components to a jet fighter, its RADAR. Nearly every aircraft utilizes RADAR, and for reasons beyond just the targeting of aircraft. In the video below, James...

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Jet Friday: F-22 Raptor Insane Take-off!

[Watch Video Below] Hold onto your hats, guys. Today we share with you an exciting demonstration flight of an F-22 Raptor during an airshow at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The video includes an insane take-off followed by the pilot twisting and turning the aircraft in ways...

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Jet Friday: It’s BUFF, The Big Ugly Fat Fellow

[Watch Video Below] It may be known in the B-52 community as BUFF, the Big Ugly Fat Fellow, but officially it is the B-52 Stratofortress. That title alone gives the visual that this jet-powered strategic bomber is every bit a behemoth. It’s length is 158 feet. That’s...

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Jet Friday: Top Gun Introduced Kids to the F-14 Tomcat

[Watch Video Below] Top Gun, one of the iconic movies of the 1980s, is about a Naval Aviator who is selected to attend the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. In the movie, the student pilots fly the U.S. Navy’s F-14 Tomcat, a supersonic, twin-engine, variable-sweep...

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Jet Friday: The PHantastically PHast F-4 PHantom!

Click for Video - As a U.S. pilot in Vietnam, when you needed to intercept an enemy aircraft, you wanted the fastest fighter you could fly to close the gap quickly. The F-4 Phantom II, a two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet, fit that need...

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Jet Friday: How Does a Jet Fly?

Click for Video An F-5 Tiger II taxies to the starting point of a runway preparing to take-off. The pilot walks through his final checklist and runs the engine up to full power to check for engine-related problems. He releases the brake and rumbles down the long...

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Jet Friday: Why Are Airplane Engines So Big?

Click for Video The bigger the jet engine, the more efficient it is...to a point. Eventually, the larger the engine, the more drag it produces, offsetting the efficiency of the engine’s thrust. In this video, Henry Reich illustrates the thrust of pure jet engines like...

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Jet Friday: From the Cockpit View, Name the Aircraft

Click for Video Can you identify the aircraft in this video? Is the first one an F-15 Eagle? It is hard to tell unless you are familiar with the cockpit. The jet screams across the desert just above the deck, weaving through canyons of tall rock. Finally, at the end...

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Jet Friday: How Does the AV-8B Harrier Get Its Lift?

Click for Video Introduced in 1985 and still currently in service, the AV-8B Harrier II is a single engine aircraft that specializes in ground attack. This bird of prey’s multi-role mission is light attack for close-air-support for ground troops as well as air...

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Jet Friday: 9 Trigger Pulls of BRRRRRRRRRT

Click for Video The U.S. Air Force’s A-10 Warthog, officially called the Thunderbolt II, can carry a payload of rockets, missiles and bombs, but this fighter jet is basically a flying 30mm Gatling cannon. One of the most effective close-air-support platforms in the...

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Jet Friday: Fight Fire Like a Superhero!

1 Russian tank + 2 MiG-21 jet turbines = 1 big, bad fire extinguisher Click for Video - How hard is it to extinguish an oil well fire? Difficult enough that engineers need to think way outside the box and design a tool called the “Big Wind.” This monstrous fire...

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Jet Friday: F-86 Sabre – Dogfight over Korea

Click for Video - Today we take a look at the United States’ first swept wing fighter, the North American F-86 Sabre. When America entered the Korean War, air superiority was shortly held by Air Force F-80s and F-84s. However, in 1950, novice Chinese pilots and a few...

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Jet Friday: The Last Gunfighter!

Click for Video - The Vought F-8 Crusader, the Navy and Marine Corps premier air superiority aircraft of its time, was known by several names. “The Last Gunfighter” was the F-8’s more widely accepted title. Its primary weapons were four 20 mm Colt Mk 12 Cannons, but...

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Jet Friday: Santa Claus is comin’ to town…fast!

It’s that time of year when jet aircraft all over the world stand in awe of the fastest of them all -- Santa’s sleigh. Twas the night before Christmas and sitting on the tarmac, an F-16 Fighting Falcon dreams of a bright fire engine red paint job, and vertical/short...

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