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August 7, 2012

By Anna Meier

Air Force Still Not Opening Up About F-22 Safety Problems



After years of looking into the F-22’s pilot disorientation problems—alleged to be just “oxygen” problems—the Air Force has announced that it has everything under control. According to some defense experts, however, the Air Force still has a long way to go

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Topics: National Security

July 4, 2012

By Dana Liebelson

F-22 Fighter Jet Mishap Challenges Air Force Explanation of Flight Problems



dana liebelson Pilots flying America's most expensive fighter jet are suffering from mysterious health problems, and the Pentagon can’t explain why. The Air Force suggested last month that pressure vests worn by the pilots might be interfering with their ability to fly the plane, so it made the pilots remove them. But last week, an aviator flying the F-22 Raptor suffered another emergency, The New York Times reported.

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Topics: National Security

December 20, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Blaming Pilots, Instead of the Machine



Are military accident investigation reports objective or are the conclusions of some reports being bent to blame pilots rather than flaws with expensive, highly controversial weapons systems?

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Topics: National Security

July 12, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Is the F-22 Too Difficult to Use? Big Questions Surround Raptor's Grounding



Many pixels have been spilled on the recent grounding of the F-22 Raptor fleet, problems with the plane's oxygen systems, and the possible role of the oxygen system in the November 2010 crash of an F-22 in Alaska and death of its pilot. Here's a quick roun

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Topics: National Security

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