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Happy birthday to the Grumman A-6 Intruder!

This attack aircraft flew for the first time 54 years ago.  During its many years of service, several variants were flown - the attack version, a tanker model and an electronic surveillance version.  One of the primary attack aircraft of Operation Desert Storm, the A-6 flew 6,444 combat sorties.

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Happy belated birthday to Red Nose, the Commemorative Air Force’s (Dixie Wing) P-51 Mustang!  Rolled out April 11, 1945.

For more history:
http://dixiewing.org/aircraft/104-North_American_P_51_Mustang_.html

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OK - a couple of these can apply to me.  See what your chice of beer says about you.

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2014/04/11/what-your-beer-choice-says-about-you-comic/

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Bugatti Model 100P - the 500 mph super plane that was hid from the Nazis

GIZMODO - http://gizmodo.com/the-500-mph-superplane-that-buggati-had-to-hide-from-th-1535579524

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Induction heater levitates and then melts almost 3 grams of aluminum

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F-22 Raptor and its awesome rainbow vapor trail

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8 hours worth of departures from LAX’s South Complex

Wake Turbulence by Mike Kelley http://www.purephoto.com/MikeKelley/art/80930#.UzykhPm5Tmf

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Balckbird

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MiG-29s from the Russian Swifts aerobatic flight team