Saab Gripen Farnborough 2012 (Tuesday)

The Saab Gripen flight demonstration at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow (Tuesday) Click to subscribe! The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube.

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F-35 First Flight - Farnborough 2016
The Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II STOVL At Trade Tuesday Farnborough Airshow 2016. First flying appearance at FIA after RIAT16. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development and testing by the United States. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defense missions. The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) variant. On 31 July 2015, the first squadron was declared ready for deployment after intensive testing by the United States. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the aircraft. Similar in size to the A variant, the B sacrifices about a third of the A variant's fuel volume to accommodate the vertical flight system. Vertical takeoffs and landings are riskier because of threats such as foreign object damage. Whereas the F-35A is stressed to 9 g, the F-35B's stress goal is 7 g. As of 2014, the F-35B is limited to 4.5 g and 400 knots. The next software upgrade includes weapons, and allows 5.5 g and Mach 1.2, with a final target of 7 g and Mach 1.6. The first test flight of the F-35B was conducted on 11 June 2008. Another milestone, the first successful ski-jump launch was carried out by BAE test pilot Peter Wilson on 24 June 2015. Click to subscribe! The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. F-35B Flight Demonstration - Farnborough Airshow 2016

MIKOYAN MIG 29M OVT Vectored Thrust Demo - Farnborough (airshowvision)
Quite simply one of the most legendary fast jet demos of recent years, showing the possibilities available to a pilot when he has 360 degrees of Vectored Thrust to play with. This aircraft is one of the Mig29M prototypes, retro fitted with 360 degree thrust vectoring nozzles, enabling it to turn within its' own axis and produce the amazing manouvers you see here, including the backflip, the super cobra, and the flat spin. All under total control. Also, during the final part of the display, we see the pilot stop playing around and open the jet up and really let rip with a very high speed rolling loop, for me possibly the highlight of the display. This aircraft is still in this colour scheme, but sadly, like most Russian fighters rarely ventures outside Russia, but it came over in 2006 to do Farnborough and the Paris air show. Here is its' moment of magic . . . Please note the new Airshowvision facebook page is now up and running at:

T-50 Golden Eagle Farnborough 2012 (Monday)
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle flight demonstration at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow (Monday) Click to subscribe! The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube.

SAAB Gripen STOL Capabilities
The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" (Griffin or "Gryphon") is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. Gripen International acts as a prime contracting organisation and is responsible for marketing, selling and supporting the Gripen fighter around the world. The aircraft is in service with the Swedish Air Force, the Czech Republic Air Force and the Hungarian Air Force, and has been ordered by the South African Air Force. General characteristics Crew: 1--2 Length: 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in) Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in) Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in) Wing area: 25.54 m (274.9 ft) Empty weight: 6,620 kg (14,600 lb) Loaded weight: 8,720 kg (19,200 lb) Max takeoff weight: 14,000 kg (31,000 lb) Powerplant: 1× Volvo Aero RM12 (GE F404) afterburning turbofan, 54 kN dry, 80 kN with afterburner (12,000 lbf / 18,100 lbf) Wheel track: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) Performance Maximum speed: Mach 2 Range: Combat radius 800 km, (500 mi), (430 NM). () Service ceiling: 15,000 m (50,000 ft) Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min) Wing loading: 341 kg/m² (70,3 lb/ft²) Thrust/weight: 0.94 Armament 1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon 6 × Rb 74 or Rb 98 4 × Rb 99, Rb 71, MICA or Meteor 4 x Rb 75 2 x KEPD 350 4 x laser-guided bomb 4 x CRV7 rocket pod 2 x Rb 15F anti-ship missile 2 x Bk 90 cluster bomb