Archive | October, 2014

PA-48 Before Restoration

PA-48 Restoration Completed

A group of dedicated museum and 412th Maintenance Squadron volunteers recently completed restoration of the PA-48 Enforcer. “The Piper PA-48 was part of a series of aircraft that were designed for counter-insurgency, known as COIN aircraft. The hope was to put them in production, but not necessarily for the U.S. military. These were aircraft that […]

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AV Board of Trade

We will be at AVBOT Oct 28th!

The Flight Test Historical Foundation and the Air Force Flight Test Museum with Blackbird Airpark will be featured at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s October business luncheon on Tuesday, October 28th. Come on out to the Eliopulos Hellenic Center in Lancaster and hear Directors David Smith and Rex Moen describe our Foundation’s mission and […]

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Thrust Vectoring

By Greg M. Shaff, F-22 Propulsion Engineer Thrust from a jet engine is created when the airflow from the engine is passed through a nozzle (example: party balloon). Thrust vectoring is when the nozzle of the jet engine is movable, providing the ability to change the direction of the thrust. Two-dimensional thrust vectoring adds a […]

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