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    Wink New and Old ???????

    Got this email from a friend with a bunch of pictures..... Very interesting, what do you think?

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    Subject: Fw: OLD&New Ways To Fly & PleaseScrollDownToThe Last Pictrures WOW



    6tSome cool technology !



    HOLY SMOKES!!!!! CHECK OUT THE 'NEW WAY TO FLY'
    One of our newest on a carrier
    Check out the driver
    ....












    The plane in these pictures is still officially the 'Air

    Vehicle Number 1', a prototype, on board the USS George

    Washington CVN-73 for catapult fit checks. Not exactly still

    Top Secret but certainly not yet made public.

    It will be known as the F/A-37. Although specs are

    classified, it is believed to be Mach 3.5 (top speed in the

    Mach 4 range), super-cruise stealth

    fighter/bomber/interceptor with approximately a 4,000nm

    range. Awesome!

    Check out the Navy test pilot in the cockpit of the

    F/A-37...LT Kara Wade






    For the first time in over 20 some odd years, three carrier strike groups got together in formation

    for a great photo op.

    From top to bottom are the aircraft carriers, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, KITTY HAWK, and RONALD REAGAN.


    We even had Air Force planes fly-over, see the B-2 Stealth Bomber in the fifth & seventh picture down.

    The only warships not seen in the photos are the 4 nuclear powered submarines standing guard. WOW






    060618-N-8492C-276 PACIFIC OCEAN, (June 18, 2006) - USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (foreground), USS Kitty

    Hawk (CV 63) (middle), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and their associated carrier strike Groups steam in formation

    while 17 aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps fly over them During a joint photo exercise (PHOTOEX)

    while preparing for exercise Valiant Shield 2006.

    The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Valiant Shield 2006, the largest joint Exercise in

    recent history. Held in the Guam operating area June 19-23, the exercise includes 28 Naval vessels including three

    carrier strike groups. Nearly 300 aircraft and approximately 22,000 service members from the Navy, Air Force, Marine

    Corps, and Coast Guard are also participating in the exercise. Official U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate

    Todd P. Cichonowicz (RELEASED)







    Now this is an AIRPLANE!!!



    Look at this new aircraft....

    Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry

    for the next 100 years. The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by

    Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Center . The mammoth plane

    will have a wing span of 265 feet compared to the 747's 211 feet, and is designed to

    fit within the newly created terminals used for the 555 seat Airbus A380, which is 262

    feet wide.

    The new 797 is in direct response to the Airbus A380 which has racked up 159 orders,

    but has not yet flown any passengers. Boeing decide to kill its 747X stretched super jumbo

    in 2003 after little interest was shown by airline companies, but has continued to develop

    the ultimate Airbus crusher 797 for years at its Phantom Works research facility in Long

    Beach, Calif.

    The Airbus A380 has been in the works since 1999 and has accumulated $13 billion in

    development costs, which gives Boeing a huge advantage now that Airbus has committed

    to the older style tubular aircraft for decades to come.

    There are several big advantages to the blended wing design, the most important being

    the lift to drag ratio which is expected to increase by an amazing 50%, with overall weight

    reduced by 25%, making it an estimated 33% more efficient than the A380, and making

    Airbus's $13 billion dollar investment look pretty shaky.




    High body rigidity is another key factor in blended wing aircraft, It reduces turbulence and creates less stress on the air frame which

    adds to efficiency, giving the 797 a tremendous 8800 nautical mile range with its 1000 passengers flying comfortably at mach 0.88 or

    654 mph (+-1046km/h) cruising speed another advantage over the Airbus tube-and-wing designed A380's 570 mph (912 km/h).

    The exact date for introduction is unclear, yet the battle lines are clearly drawn in the

    high-stakes war for civilian air supremacy.
    Human Flying Jet Machine















    Well........ believe it or not!!!!! That's the question.

    Comments please......

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    Lots of cool stuff here Matt

    Isnt that Kara Wade from some movie???



    And that B797, that was a killer, hahaha

    Would love to go to work flying in that Modelplane-jet powered wing

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    Great Pics, thanks Matt.

    Not believing any of the 3 are for real ......

    (isn't it just a tad too 'hollywood' that the FA37 would be flight tested by a stunning female super-model type ?!! ).



    Amazing pics though!
    David R
    Durham, England

    1979 Mooney M20J Cockpit builder ......

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    Things that make you go Hummm

    Lt. Kara Wade AKA Jessica Biel

    It Sure looks Kool !

    To bad, I did a search and found that it was a Movie "Stealth" (2005)http://imdb.com/title/tt0382992/

    Look at the Flaps on the stealth,, New fwd flap tech?

    And the AC is actually the USS Abraham Lincoln.


    Found FusionHman http://www.jet-man.com/prod/index_en.html
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    Awesome pics Matt! Nice to have some fun !

    Happy New Year to all !!!!!!!
    Luis Gordo
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