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ISR with Attitude: We Fly Textron’s AT-6E Wolverine.
06/26/2020
ISR with Attitude: We Fly Textron’s AT-6E Wolverine.

ISR with Attitude: We Fly Textron’s AT-6E Wolverine.

We take you inside the aircraft and its capabilities including the aircraft demonstration of austere operations. I have always been wary about an encounter with one particular animal — the wolverin…

Military Aviation Media
10/07/2019

Military Aviation Media

This "friendly" face punches well above its weight - stay tuned for our upcoming feature!

#USAF #USAirForce #AFSpecOpsCmd #LightAttackExperiment #aviation #military #AviationPhotography #FlyFightWin #aircraft #AT6Wolverine #OAX #Milavmedia

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03/24/2018

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FlyFastandLow on Facebook has grown into MilAvMedia on Facebook (and www.milavmedia.com on the web). This is my final po...
03/13/2018
Military Aviation Media

FlyFastandLow on Facebook has grown into MilAvMedia on Facebook (and www.milavmedia.com on the web). This is my final post as FF&L. Thank-you to the followers and freely given likes! Given Facebook Admins would not allow a name change (because it might confuse followers - uhhh, ok). Feel free to bump over to Milavmedia - It has been quiet but we have some exciting ops we are working on that are nearing fruition for 2018. There'll be some hints coming your way as assignments are confirmed.

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03/04/2018

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01/31/2018
15th MEU, America ARG returns to Southern California after seven-month deployment

Welcome Home 15th MEU & America ARG! Your service demonstrates the finest of American youth and professionalism as USMC & U.S. Navy ensure a capable, rapid response force is always at the ready.

To all the Marines who shared their training experience with me in 2017 - Congratulations on a successful deployment.

15th MEU #USS America (LHA-6) 1st Battalion 5th Infantry Regiment #15thMarineExpeditionaryUnit #1stMEF

PACIFIC OCEAN – The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group are slated to return home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Yuma, and Naval Base San Diego in waves by Feb. 2 after completing a seven-month deployment to the I...

The Textron Scorpion is supporting the USAF with a couple of interesting initiatives - here's one... @https://theaviatio...
01/05/2018
Textron Scorpion Collaborates with U.S. AFRL on AgilePod Program

The Textron Scorpion is supporting the USAF with a couple of interesting initiatives - here's one... @

https://theaviationist.com/2018/01/04/textron-scorpion-collaborates-with-u-s-afrl-on-agilepod-program/#disqus_thread

Us.airforce Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL Wright-Patterson AFB Scorpion Jet Textron AirLand Scorpion Military.com U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Military and Defense Insider

In an encounter that could be described, “AgilePod meets AgilePlatform” the USAF AgilePod was recently fitted to a Textron Aviation Defense LLC Scorpion jet. The test fitment took place December 21…

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season to those who serve!
12/24/2017

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season to those who serve!

Taking to the Air in the Textron Scorpion.  A compelling aircraft for air operations in the permissive space, freeing mo...
11/16/2017
We Have Flown in Textron’s Scorpion Jet. Here’s What We Have Learned.

Taking to the Air in the Textron Scorpion. A compelling aircraft for air operations in the permissive space, freeing money and mission sets for the high end 4th & 5th Gen force to do what they do best.

https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/16/we-have-flown-in-textrons-scorpion-jet-heres-what-we-have-learned/

United States Air Force The Aviator Aviation Technology Military Aviation News Defense Intelligence Agency Dubai Airshow #DubaiAirshow Scorpion Jet #ScorpionJet Textron Aviation Textron AirLand Scorpion #Textron #LightAttack #ISR #OAX
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency

The Scorpion is the iPhone X of Military Aviation. To many, the Textron Aviation Defense LLC Scorpion is an enigma. Though it has capability overlap, the Scorpion is not a traditional Fighter, Atta…

AAR with the 305th AMW = Global ReachClick link for full story;https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/13/the-305th-air-mobil...
11/13/2017

AAR with the 305th AMW = Global Reach

Click link for full story;
https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/13/the-305th-air-mobility-wing-usaf-enabler-of-global-reach/

305th Air Mobility Wing Air Mobility Command Air Force Global Strike Command Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst U.S. Pacific Air Forces U.S. Air Force Recruiting United States Air Force Airman Magazine 32nd Air Refueling Squadron Air Combat Command 1st Fighter Wing Command Chief Barksdale Air Force Base Whiteman Air Force Base

The USMC 242 years in service! It is fashionable to think of US Marines in our environment as we wish them Happy Birthda...
11/11/2017
We Went Inside Realistic Urban Training with the U.S. Marine Corps 15th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit)

The USMC 242 years in service! It is fashionable to think of US Marines in our environment as we wish them Happy Birthday! However that overlooks how Marines serve the nation - and are on station around the globe today. Earlier this year I had but a brief glimpse as the Marines of the 15th MEU worked up towards deployment.

As I said then "The Marines of the 15th MEU (and the other 6 MEUs) represent the United States of America as the providers of sustenance after humanitarian disaster, as law and order on the high seas, or as the last act of diplomacy – military force. America has entrusted them with the Nation’s weightiest responsibilities and they do America proud."

15thMEU USMC Forever 3rdMarDiv @IIIMEF 2nd Marine Division @thecombatcenter

https://theaviationist.com/2017/03/27/we-went-inside-realistic-urban-training-with-the-u-s-marine-corps-15th-meu-marine-expeditionary-unit/

Recently Todd Miller of The Aviationist joined the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for “Realistic Urban Training” (RUT), a live fire assault on an “urban complex” on the ranges at the Marine C…

https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/09/we-encountered-the-b-2-stealth-bomber-at-night-in-stormy-skies-to-get-these-crazy-...
10/09/2017
We Encountered The B-2 Stealth Bomber At Night in Stormy Skies To Get These Crazy Cool Photos. Here’s How It Went.

https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/09/we-encountered-the-b-2-stealth-bomber-at-night-in-stormy-skies-to-get-these-crazy-photos-heres-how-it-went/

32nd Air Refueling Squadron Air Mobility Command Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst USAF Basic Military Training United States Air Force Airman Magazine B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Air Force Global Strike Command Northrop Grumman Corporation

Close Encounter With Two Ghostly B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers At Night. “It’s go time!” The crew announcement snaps me from my sleep. It’s near zero hundred and we fly in dark skies over western Miss…

10/08/2017
Textron Scorpion, Scalable, Flexible Light/Attack ISR for the ...

Cutting clouds in the Textron Scorpion, a Node in the Information Battlespace. Light Attack - Check, Economy - Outstanding, ISR Capabilities - Exceptional. Article pending - waiting on clearances....

Textron Aviation Scorpion Jet Light attack aircraft Wescam C4ISRNET Defence24.pl Defence Blog Defence IQ Defense One Defense News Military.com Military and Defense Insider .

Atlantic Trident 17 - In the backseat of a T-38 Talon flown by "Code" of the 71st FTS, JBLE.  Red Air Encounter, rolling...
10/08/2017

Atlantic Trident 17 - In the backseat of a T-38 Talon flown by "Code" of the 71st FTS, JBLE. Red Air Encounter, rolling out of dive, pulling some G after dropping 10K ft in about 30 seconds.

It is just after 12:00 midnight and we fly in dark skies over southwest Missouri.  Force 26 a KC-10 from the 305th AMW s...
10/04/2017

It is just after 12:00 midnight and we fly in dark skies over southwest Missouri. Force 26 a KC-10 from the 305th AMW skims the top of a storm front, slipping in and out of the of the clouds. The KC-10 rattles, thumps and bounces around in the bone jarring turbulence. I struggle to get seated and configure my camera for a hopeful, if not mercilessly difficult shot. I can see nothing through the viewfinder but black skies and heavy grey cloud.

To my right the Boom Operator is powering through systems checks when a warning light flashes and an audible alarm sounds. Additional drama not required. This is a check ride for the operators return to the in flight refueling community after an 18-month hiatus. Despite over 10 years on the boom, Senior Master Sergeant Carl Wise must be subject to a training program and peer review for requalification. To his right sits active instructor and his assessor, Tech Sergeant Adam Sochia.
The tension in their voices is palpable.

Radios crackle between Wise and the flight crew up front in the KC-10 cockpit. Despite years of experience Wise is tested by the system and the conditions. His decision making and skillset evaluated during an air to air refueling at visibility and turbulence limits involving the USAF’s most prized asset.

Eyes outward, I am only peripherally aware of their challenges. I have my own. I frantically scramble through camera settings – looking for something, anything that will work in these conditions. Autofocus is out of the question. ISO settings are through the roof. I am out of time. In the thick blackness I see her coming. Strobes flashing and moving at a constant speed the receiver draws near. Like a wraith, she comes to take our…..fuel.

Finally, I discern her outline a mere 100 ft off the boom, some 150 ft below us. Masked in clouds she stops and holds position. As if to watch and study before she closes in. The cloud periodically breaks revealing her awesome form. Traces of cloud wisp eerily over her surface. Bat 71 simply hangs there, stable and at home in the darkness and turbulent skies. An unearthly and ghostly Spirit.

Radios crackle…

To be continued at The Aviationist
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber 305th Air Mobility Wing USAF Weapons School Airman Magazine Air Mobility Command United States Air Force

09/22/2017

A view, much deeper than "the view." Payloads that see far more than the naked eye. A flight in the Textron Scorpion reveals flight and sensor/payload insights. Story coming together for The Aviationist & www.sldinfo.com.

Scorpion Jet Textron Aviation Wescam Raytheon C4ISRNET Military and Defense Insider World Defence Forum Aviacion Defensa Defence Technology. Defence IQ

09/17/2017
Scorpion Jet

This is why they would not carry ordnance during my flight....

Scorpion Jet - Capable. Versatile. Affordable. #AndrewsOpenHouse #USAF

09/17/2017
Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3

The 15th MEU / America ARG is exercising in the middle of a war zone off the East Coast of Africa. These Marines have come a long way and traveled a long way since I first spent time with them during RUT at 29 Palms. With great assistance from the 15th MEU, I soon hope to publish a window into their world. Stay tuned.

ALLIGATOR DAGGER 2017

“This exercise acclimated us to operating in 5th Fleet’s environment,” said 1st Lt. Patrick Neichter, the platoon commander of 2nd platoon, Company B. “Alligator Dagger was necessary so we are prepared to respond to any type of crises situation while the 15th MEU is operating in the 5th Fleet area of operation.” #AlligatorDagger2017

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"Eyes, Ears and Ordnance on Target" Hot off the USAF OA-X Experiment we fly the Textron Scorpion over Virginia and gathe...
09/15/2017

"Eyes, Ears and Ordnance on Target" Hot off the USAF OA-X Experiment we fly the Textron Scorpion over Virginia and gather performance and sensor insights. Story coming to The Aviationist and SLDinfo.com.

#TheAviationist Secretary of the U.S. Air Force U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Air Force Materiel Command Air Combat Command Holloman AFB - 49th Wing AFMC #ScorpionJet Scorpion Jet Textron Aviation

The Scorpion is rising. Capable. Economical. Flexible. Relevant.  A manned ISR asset with strike capability.https://thea...
09/06/2017
Up Close And Personal With Textron’s Scorpion Light Attack Jet During Weapons Separation Testing

The Scorpion is rising. Capable. Economical. Flexible. Relevant. A manned ISR asset with strike capability.

https://theaviationist.com/2017/09/06/up-close-and-personal-with-textrons-scorpion-light-attack-jet-during-weapons-separation-testing/

United States Air Force Air Force Materiel Command The Pentagon U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Scorpion Jet Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) VX 23 Salty Dogs Air Combat Command

Textron’s Scorpion Aces Weapons Separation Testing. Going five for five in the complex, methodical and engineering-driven military aircraft test regimes is rare. Weather, range logistics, rec…

The USAF OA-X Experiment represents a new approach to "Getting Things Done" in the USAF.  Hear it direct from leadership...
08/15/2017
The OA-X Experiment: A New Way Ahead for USAF Acquisition? | SLDInfo

The USAF OA-X Experiment represents a new approach to "Getting Things Done" in the USAF. Hear it direct from leadership.

http://www.sldinfo.com/the-oa-x-experiment-a-new-way-ahead-for-usaf-acquisition/

United States Air Force Holloman AFB Top III Scorpion Jet U.S. Secretary of Defense USAF Weapons School 49th Wing Commander Air Combat Command Air Force Materiel Command SOFWERX #SECAF

The USAF leaderhip is touting the light attack aircraft competition as the harbinger of change. Will it be?

AT-6 Wolverine & Textron Scorpion at Holloman AFB for Light Attack Experiment. Austere environment arming...
08/09/2017

AT-6 Wolverine & Textron Scorpion at Holloman AFB for Light Attack Experiment. Austere environment arming...

This story gets you behind the scenes and into the seat of a fast jet during a Red Air flight with plenty of photo docum...
06/11/2017
Aviation Photography Digest | Fly with Red Air during Atlantic Trident ’17

This story gets you behind the scenes and into the seat of a fast jet during a Red Air flight with plenty of photo documentation. The experience comes compliments of the USAFs incredible professionals of the 1st FW & 71st FTS. I hope you enjoy!

Aviation Photography Digest Joint Base Langley-Eustis 1st Fighter Wing Northrop T-38 Talon Airman Magazine AirTeamCanon United States Air Force USAF Weapons School Air Combat Command 391st Fighter Squadron
http://aviationphotodigest.com/red-air-during-atlantic-trident-17/

Todd Miller got an opportunity to fly in the backseat of of a USAF T-38 Talon as ‘Red Air’ during Atlantic Trident ’17 and tells us about his experience.

I recently had the opportunity to take a short flight in Philadelphia in the Boeing MH139/Leonardo AW139. This is a very...
05/19/2017
Aviation Photography Digest | The Boeing MH-139

I recently had the opportunity to take a short flight in Philadelphia in the Boeing MH139/Leonardo AW139. This is a very fine helicopter, very successful in Military, Para-Military & Commercial applications. Boeing is working with Leonardo to propose the helicopter for an USAF requirement.

The Boeing Company Boeing Intelligence & Analytics Boeing MH-139 United States Air Force Heliweb Magazine Leonardo Helicopter Division Aviation Photography Digest

http://aviationphotodigest.com/boeing-mh-139/

The USAF has plans to replace their aging UH-1N Huey fleet. Todd Miller traveled to Philadelphia to take a closer look at one potential replacement, the Boeing MH-139

IMAX film that highlights the importance of U.S. naval carrier aviation to audiences worldwide. 'Aircraft Carrier: Guard...
05/15/2017
Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea - Official Trailer

IMAX film that highlights the importance of U.S. naval carrier aviation to audiences worldwide. 'Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea' premieres May 24th at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and is scheduled for a Memorial Day weekend release in several theaters across the country. A phased worldwide release will then follow during the next three years.

PAX River F-35 Naval Variants footage is featured for more than eight minutes during the 40-minute film.

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) U.S. Naval Air Forces USS George Washington (CVN 73) USS Nimitz (CVN 68) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qvGZQHG1680

The mission to protect and defend the world's oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly ...

05/05/2017
The Aviationist

It happens fast, pulled a manageable 4 G's at a point in this clip. 1st FW & 71st FTS are top of the class!

1st Fighter Wing Joint Base Langley-Eustis Airman Magazine Air Combat Command

This clip shows our contributor Todd Miller flying adversary air against F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, Rafales and Typhoons in a 71st Fighter Training Squadron (FTS) T-38A Talon during Atlantic Trident 17.
Full report here: https://wp.me/p2TYIs-aX3

Red Air - an inside story!  https://theaviationist.com/2017/05/05/we-flew-red-air-against-f-22-raptors-f-35-lightning-ii...
05/05/2017
We Flew Red Air against F-22 Raptors, F-35 Lightning IIs, Rafales and Typhoons in Atlantic Trident ’17. Here’s How It Went.

Red Air - an inside story! https://theaviationist.com/2017/05/05/we-flew-red-air-against-f-22-raptors-f-35-lightning-iis-rafales-and-typhoons-in-atlantic-trident-17-heres-how-it-went/

Joint Base Langley-Eustis United States Air Force F-22 Raptor F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin Armée de l'air Royal Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle Northrop T-38 Talon USAF Weapons School USAF Basic Military Training Air Combat Command

Flying adversary air in a 71st Fighter Training Squadron (FTS) T-38A Talon during Atlantic Trident 17. Facing off against a historic gathering of the most formidable fighter aircraft in the western…

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