Odds and Ends: Gooney Bird; UAV helicopter

Gooney Bird: Britain’s The Economist has an interesting look back at The Gooney Bird, one of the affectionate names of the Douglas DC-3. Any aviation enthusiast knows the DC-3 has a unique place in history, a description that… Read More

Buying Russian for US lift

We have, from time-to-time, joked that the USAF ought to buy a Russian aerial tanker as a way to avoid the Boeing-EADS-Northrop-Airbus rhubarb in the long-running KC-X saga. Well, here’s news that the US Navy is planning to… Read More