High-altitude wind mills

High-altitude wind mills – tapping into free wind energy. Several startups are investigating approaches to tapping wind energy at high altitudes. “Altaeros Energies”, for example, is building wind turbines inside helium gas-filled industrial blimps that are tethered to the ground to generate electricity. At 2,000 feet in the sky, the company says a turbine will generate twice as much energy as conventional […]

U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity after N. Korean nuclear claim.

U.S. B-52 bomber flies over S. Korea in solidarity after N. Korean nuclear claim. Days after North Korea claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb, the United States responded with a display of military might on the Korean Peninsula. A B-52 bomber jet from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam flew over Osan, South Korea, on Sunday […]

This day in Aviation History: January 8th 1944 – 1st flight of the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.

This day in Aviation History: January 8th 1944 – First flight of the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.  The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and delivered just 143 days from the start of the design process, […]

Today in Aviation History, 7 January 1785 the English Channel is crossed for the 1st time by air!

Today in Aviation History 7 January 1785, the English Channel is crossed for the 1st time “by air” in a hydrogen balloon! (231 years ago today) 7 January 1785 (England/France) — The English Channel is crossed for the first time by air as pioneering aviators Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries fly their hydrogen balloon. The first flight […]

New Navy contract aims to equip hundreds of ships with drones

New U.S. Navy / Northrop Grumman contract aims to equip hundreds of ships with drones! The Pentagon is hoping a multimillion-dollar investment in new technology will enable drones on hundreds of Navy ships to provide air support to operations around the globe. The goal of the “launch and recovery” system, as it has been dubbed by […]

This day in Military Aviation History January 6th 1916.

This day in Military Aviation History (100 years ago today!) – January 6th 1916. The German submarine U-12 departs Zeebrugge with a Friedrichshafen FF.29 seaplane lashed to her deck in an attempt to use submarines to carry seaplanes within range of England. The seaplane is forced to take off early, reconnoiters the coast of Kent, and […]

2016 – The Future Is HERE!

2016 – The Future Is HERE! To all those bold new adventurers who push the boundaries of technology – We at Squadron Posters salute you! Check out this real hoverboard invented by a Canadian that actually flies. This past May, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. Duru flew up to five metres above […]

Project Callsigns

An aviator call sign or callsign is a nickname given to a military pilot, flight officer, and even some enlisted aviators. This call sign is a substitute for the aviator’s given name, and is used on flight suit and flight jacket name tags, painted/displayed beneath the officer’s or enlisted aircrewman’s name on aircraft fuselages or canopy rails, and in radio conversations. They are […]

Top Gun 2 confirmed – Maverick is Back!

    David Ellison said that the Top Gun 2 project is in development and he revealed plot details in Berlin, Collider reports. The current details are slim so we’ll fill this article with Top Gun memes to make it more interesting.  So what’s in the movie? “Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison […]

This Day in Military Aviation History: 19 June 1968

This Day in Military Aviation History 19 June 1968:  The night of 18 – 19 June 1968, a flight of 3 aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) were on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. “Root Beer 210″ was a McDonnell Douglas F-4J-33-MC Phantom II, Bu. No. 155546, flown by Lieutenant Commander John “Claw” Holtzclaw […]

Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter,” Mary Doyle Keefe

The model for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter,” Mary Doyle Keefe a symbol for American women working on the home front during World War II passed away at her home in Simsbury, Connecticut, at age 92 on April 21, 2015. According to the Associated Press, Keefe posed for Rockwell when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator living […]

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