Fragments of metal found in doomed Texas plane’s oil filter

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) – A mechanic found metal particles in an oil filter while servicing a small plane before it crashed in central Texas, killing its pilot, federal investigators. In a preliminary reportThe National Transportation Safety Board said the mechanic at the Drafton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple told …

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Hermeus plans to fly Quarterhorse hypersonic aircraft in 2022

Hypersonic aircraft developer Hermeus is due to fly test its first aircraft, named Quarterhorse, next year after securing a $ 60 million contract from the US Air Force. The Mach 5 (3,000 mph) capable Quarterhorse will validate the company’s proprietary combined cycle turbine engine (TBCC), based on the GE J85 …

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Fort Worth Veterans’ House to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

The Texas Veterans Land Board voted on Thursday to name the state’s new home for veterans in Fort Worth after airmen from Tuskegee at a virtual meeting honoring the first black military aviators in the U.S. military. The State Veterans Home, Texas’ 10th, will officially open Aug. 19 at 9 …

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Russian planes intercepted over the North Sea by RAF planes

RAF fighter jets intercepted Russian military planes over the North Sea near British airspace, the air force said. The Typhoons Quick Reaction Alert were launched from RAF Lossiemouth in northern Scotland and were joined by an RAF Voyager to provide in-flight refueling. They intercepted a pair of TU-142 “Bear-F” maritime …

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