The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter made its first ever vertical landing on an aircraft carrier–the USS Wasp–today. The U.S. Navy guys set a video (below) to loud, rockin’ music, so bring the volume down now. Here you go.
Archive for October, 2011
Cubs will once again gather among the fall foliage in the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest Oct. 7 through 9. The East Tennessee Fall Super Cub Fly-in at Elizabethton Municipal (pronounced e liz uh BETH un by the locals) 0A9 attracted 50 airplanes last year, most of them Cubs. Pilots camp on the airport, swap stories that don’t necessarily have to be true, and have mass fly-outs for meals to nearby airports. If you don’t have a story, make one up. If you haven’t been to this mountainous airport near Johnson City, Tennessee, there are steep hills right next to the airport. If the leaves turn quickly, it should be a spectacular backdrop. Call the airport for details at 423/543-2801. I discovered the airport while doing a story in Johnson City on rubber band airplanes.
Don’t want to go upside down? OK. If you would rather look at Las Vegas or visit the Grand Canyon for a few hours or a whole day, that same flight school operates Vegas 500, an aerial tour company. Or call 888/494-5850, the same number as above.