November 2004

Vol. 87, No. 11

The Sharper Talon

The T-38C has the basic T-38 airframe, but it is an altogether different bird to fly.

Igloo White

It began as “the McNamara Line” across Vietnam. It led to the seeding of the Ho Chi Minh Trail by air

Technology Exposition

AFA’s technology showcase offered conference attendees a glimpse of tomorrow’s advanced capabilities.

Aerospace World

Tanker Lease Is Dead Congress has stopped the Air Force plan to lease aerial refueling aircraft, shifting USAF to an all-procurement strategy. However, the way ahead on new tankers was not made immediately clear. The 2005 Defense Authorization Bill, which...


NORAD Sees All “On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, there were 3,000 aircraft flying, and NORAD saw less than 20 percent of those because of where our radars were. Now we have the means to cover 100 percent of...