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Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to board a CH-46 helicopter on their way to the East African nation of Djibouti Thursday to begin their first training exercise since returning to the Central Command area of operations.
Marines board the reliable aircraft before its recent retirement. Photo courtesy of the United States Marine Core.

USMC says goodbye to Sea Knight

  Few aircraft have seen as much conflict as the venerable Sea Knight, but as of 1 Aug. 2015 the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has put the old bird to rest. The retirement of the CH-46 was a part of a cost-savings program to pave [...]

Internship Insanity

As the year came to a close many opportunities began open up including numerous internships. RAHS has a very extensive internship program which has offered a wider range of opportunities that many other high schools don’t have the fortune [...]

Summer air shows take off

The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be another amazing summer of airshows all over the Northwest and Puget Sound Region. The calendar is plotted with shows at many airports, from Paine Field to SeaTac, boasting aircraft of all types. Taking [...]

Airplane CPR

World War Two airplanes are expensive to restore and maintain, and even more costly to keep flight-worthy. The Flying Heritage Collection, a museum funded by Paul Allen, specializes in making vintage planes able to take to the sky once again. Restoring [...]

Museum unveils restored B-25J Mitchell to the public

On April 9th, the Flying Heritage Collection hosted the Meet the Mitchell Event, in which participants could climb into a restored B-25 Mitchell. Attendees were allowed in the tail section, the bomb bay, and the cockpit of the B-25. The Flying [...]

Cold War Test Aircraft Restored

The Museum of Flight revealed a newly restored XF8U-1 Crusader that was subjected to a 30-year restoration effort that is nearing its completion. The prototype for the aircraft that would be dubbed by the military and enthusiasts “The [...]

B-29 “Doc” is delivered again

The hangar doors open as a beautiful, sleek aircraft comes into view. Four metallic engines are revealed and the iconic glass of a the B-29 can be seen as another national treasure re-enters the world. In 1987, a man by the name of Tony [...]

Soaring Expo 2015 to be held at Museum of Flight

  The Soaring Expo 2015 will include insights and artifacts of the gliding community in the Northwest on Saturday, March 14. The gliding community in Washington is mainly represented by its larger organizations, such as Evergreen Soaring and [...]

Passions ignite over FTC

At Raisbeck Aviation High School, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), a completely separate competition from FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), is used as the junior varsity team for the more prestigious FRC team. FTC was originally created by FIRST [...]

SeaTac sets sights on the future of passenger needs

By 2020, the passenger flow both in and out of SeaTac is expected to nearly double that of 2014. To adapt to this rapid increase, the Port of Seattle, in correspondence with Alaska Airlines, has come up with a series of plans to expand. SeaTac [...]

Lockheed Martin announces Mach six aircraft

  The SR-71 Blackbird was a remarkably advanced airplane for the 1960s, as the Blackbird could fly up to Mach three at 85,000 feet. This made it impossible for enemies to shoot down the aircraft with air to air missiles. Lockheed Martin has [...]
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