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.

If you have a jet engine topic for Fridays you would like to see us discuss, email us at About@DuotechServices.com

Jet Friday: A Rocket Engine Underwater…In Slow Motion

If you like rocket engines, you’ll like this video. If you like watching animated objects filmed in slow motion, you’ll like this video. If you want to see what happens when a model rocket engine is fired underwater and filmed in super slow motion, then you will love...

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Jet Friday: Top Advanced Fighter Jets of the World

The jet fighter - as the first line of defense for most countries, this tool has become the tip of the spear since the first jet powered aircraft was introduced in 1944. Following Germany’s flight of the Messerschmitt ME 262, which had a top speed of 540 MPH, these...

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Addressing Obsolescence Keeps The Bone Flying

Its designation is the B-1 Lancer. By combining the B and the one(1) it is often referred to by those who fly it as “Bone.” A supersonic heavy bomber, the B-1 Lancer was introduced into service in 1986, but its first flight was in 1974. Why so long from first flight...

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Aircraft Carrier Landing Made Easy(er)

As a military aircraft pilot, besides just simply knowing how to operate the plane, the military continually trains you to take-off, fly in tight formation, perform combat operations, and return to land safely. However, training to fly in the United States Navy, one...

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Jet Friday: Why Fighter Pilots Wear Masks

Watch Video Below We grow up dreaming of flying. When you are on a commercial jet aircraft, like a passenger airliner, the cabin you sit in is pressurized and you are able to conduct your business without a mask for oxygen. If something happens when the aircraft is...

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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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