What’s the USAF Weapons School’s Integration Phase?

By: Category: Base VisitsMilitary Exercise

Twice a year, the very prestigious Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base comes to an end with the large-scale capstone phase known as the Weapon’s School Integration phase.

WSINT was held from November 20th through December 13th, 2017. On the last day of this phase, I was able to witness and photograph the nearly 100 aircraft that took to the skies for the final mission of this grueling 6-month course.

From the Nellis AFB website: “Training during WSINT follows lines of operations designed to support U.S. Air Force doctrinal missions. Currently, those lines of operations and mission sets include:

Operation MOJAVE SHIELD – Defensive counterair – Integrate air and missile defense to deter and defeat an adversary

Operation INSTANT THUNDER – Offensive counterair – Gain freedom of ma...

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MILWAUKEE’S HOMETOWN AIRLINE

By: Category: Air FreightersTransports

If you have spent any time around Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport then you have probably seen or heard the multi-colored turboprops coming and going. These would be the Beech’s and Embraer’s of Milwaukee based Freight Runners Express and Air Charter Express. Since 1983 Freight Runners Express has been providing scheduled and on-demand cargo charters. In 2014 Air Charter Express was formed flying passenger Embraer E-120 Brasillia’s providing on-demand passenger charters mostly for college sports teams. Milwaukee is and will continue to be its Primary Hub, Headquarters, and Maintenance Base.

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Freight Runners Express has very humble beginnings when current company president Chip Zens founded the airline with a single Piper Cherokee...

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Business Aviation Stands With Las Vegas 2017

By: Category: Events

NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) always represents the gathering of a large and diverse community to demonstrate the industry’s strength, as well as its resilience against numerous challenges. That theme carried added poignancy at the Opening General Session of NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, just nine days following the shooting that claimed 58 lives, and injured nearly 500 others.

”As we stand in Las Vegas, we’re aware that not only is it a pro-business place with great infrastructure and great energy, but we also see that is a city of remarkable strength, remarkable selflessness, remarkable compassion,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. ”Las Vegas is resilient. And we’re very proud be here at such an important time.”

Bolen then introduced ...

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