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Light Aircraft Manufacturer CubCrafters Tests Electric Lift Augmentation to Enable Slower Flight for Short Field Operations
January 4, 2024

Light Aircraft Manufacturer CubCrafters Tests Electric Lift Augmentation to Enable Slower Flight for Short Field Operations

In an effort to extract additional lift from the wing of their light aircraft, CubCrafters is testing electric ducted fans mounted to a slat on the wing’s leading edge. This system, known as the Electric Lift Augmenting Slat (ELAS) is intended to augment existing lift during takeoff and landing. By…

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November 27, 2023

First Boeing T-7A Red Hawk Delivered to Air Force

The first production Boeing T-7A Red Hawk was delivered to the US Air Force on September 14, 2023. Intended to replace the aging Northrop T-38 Talon that first flew in 1959, the Red Hawk will provide a modern supersonic flight training platform for fighter and bomber pilots. Topics Related To:…

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November 27, 2023

F/A-18 Hornet Lightning Bolt

A US Navy F/A-18 is illuminated by a single bolt of lightning. Painted in aggressor colors, these Hornets are used to replicate the tactics of potential adversaries at the Naval Fighter Weapons School, or Top Gun. Shot at f/8 with a 30-second exposure time with a Nikon D90 and Nikkor…

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