AIReel videos focus on special events and activities that happen across the command with comments from attendees and participants.

58 Videos

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AIReel: NAVAIR Change of Command 2018

Date Uploaded: 05-Jun-2018

Vice Adm. Dean Peters relieves Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags as NAVAIR commander in a May 31 change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Hear Grosklags applaud the Command's efforts to deliver capability to the fleet faster; and Peters' plans for continued focus on readiness and speed, through emphasis on people, relationships and mission execution.

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AIReel: Sea-Air-Space 2018

Date Uploaded: 04-May-2018

Sea Air Space brings together military, government and industry with one goal in mind – helping the warfighter. Hear NAVAIR leadership’s powerful message to industry and the value the face-to-face meet up brings to the organization.

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AIReel: NAWCWD 2018 Change of Command

Date Uploaded: 26-Apr-2018

Rear Adm. William Dillon relieves Rear Adm. Brian Corey as Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander in an April 19 ceremony in China Lake, California.

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AIReel: NAVAIR Commander's Awards 2018

Date Uploaded: 26-Mar-2018

The NAVAIR Commander's Awards recognize teams and individuals for their contributions in the areas of speed to fleet, readiness and innovation. Hear from this year's award winners; their motivation and what contributed to their success.

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AIReel: Capabilities Based Test & Evaluation Town Hall

Date Uploaded: 26-Mar-2018

Leadership from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force hold a town hall to discuss Capabilities Based Test and Evaluation. Why they say this new way of doing business will help NAVAIR delivery products to the fleet faster.

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Data Challenge 2016: Where are they now?

Date Uploaded: 24-Oct-2017

Teams from across NAVAIR compete in the first of its kind Data Challenge to solve issues within the fleet.  See where they are now,  and what comes next for the winners.  

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AIReel: 46th Annual Collabrative Electronic Warfare Symposium

Date Uploaded: 08-May-2017

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, under a co-sponsorship agreement with the Association of Old Crows, hosted the 46th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium April 25-27 in Point Mugu, California. The symposium brings together military, industry and academic electronic warfare experts and partners to discuss the future of collaborative EW.

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AIReel: 2017 Sea-Air-Space

Date Uploaded: 11-Apr-2017

Military leaders from across the Navy, Marine Corps and our international partners joined with our industry partners at this year's Sea-Air-Space exposition at National Harbor, Md. to discuss new technologies, capabilities, and operating concepts that will enable the U.S. Navy's continued competitiveness and success in the future.


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AIReel: 2016 Commander's Awards

Date Uploaded: 11-Apr-2017

Watch highlights from the 2016 NAVAIR Commander's Awards ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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AIReel: Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference

Date Uploaded: 03-Feb-2017

Celebrating 50 years of I/ITSEC -- the world's largest convention focused on training systems, education and simulation technologies. Learn more about this unique gathering of government, industry and academia and hear why leadership says it's enabling opportunities to meet the needs of the fleet.

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AIReel: NAVAIR Commander's Awards 2016

Date Uploaded: 14-Jun-2016

The 2016 NAVAIR Commander's National Awards Ceremony held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. celebrates hard work and innovation across the command. Learn more about this year's award winners and the important message NAVAIR Commander, Vice Admiral Paul Grosklags, has for the workforce.

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AIReel: AUVSI Conference 2016

Date Uploaded: 06-Jun-2016

NAVAIR junior personnel attended the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference May 3 in New Orleans, La. to learn about emerging technologies in the field and how the Navy can take advantage of these capabilities.

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AIReel: Sea-Air-Space 2016

Date Uploaded: 01-Jun-2016

The Naval Air Systems command joined hundreds of government and industry organizations at this year's Sea Air Space exposition in Washington D.C.  Learn more about this annual event and how it's helping NAVAIR to meet its goals of delivering products to the fleet faster and at a lower cost.

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AIReel: 45th Annual Collaborative EW Symposium

Date Uploaded: 18-May-2016

More than 600 industry and government leaders in electronic warfare gathered for the 45th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, April 5 – 7. The symposium, jointly hosted by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and the Association of Old Crows under a co-sponsorship agreement, focused on collaboration and innovation in the world of electronic warfare.

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AIReel: Wounded Warrior Program

Date Uploaded: 12-May-2016

Helping veterans transition from warfighter to workforce; that's the goal of NAVAIR's Wounded Warrior program. Learn what's being done to help military members transition into civilian life and the valuable skills veterans bring to our organization.

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AIReel: Boots on the Ground - NAE Leadership Visits MALS-16

Date Uploaded: 29-Apr-2016

Leaders from the Naval Aviation Enterprise visited Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 16, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, during "Boots on the Ground" aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 5.

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Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter visits NAWCWD China Lake

Date Uploaded: 08-Feb-2016

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake on Feb. 2 for tours and discussions about the innovative work going on at the command. SECDEF toured a few of NAWCWD's one-of-a-kind laboratories, talked with scientists and engineers about the latest advancements in technology, and met with members of the workforce to thank them for their hard work and dedication in support of the warfighter.

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AIReel: Town Hall - CNO Adm. John Richardson

Date Uploaded: 19-Jan-2016

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson visits Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., to speak to the Naval Air Systems Command workforce about readiness. Learn more about his challenge to the NAVAIR team and his plan to get products to the fleet faster.

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AIReel: NAWCWD Change of Command

Date Uploaded: 03-Nov-2015

Rear Adm. Brian Corey returns for his third tour at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, this time as commander. Corey took the reins from Rear Adm. Mike Moran during a change of command ceremony Oct. 29 in China Lake, California.

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AIReel: Manned Flight Simulator 30th Anniversary

Date Uploaded: 28-Oct-2015

This year marks the 30th anniversary of NAVAIR’s Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) facility at Patuxent River, Md., a center of excellence for aircraft simulation. Watch the video to learn about MFS' contributions to our warfighters and how it's poised to play a major role in Naval Aviation for another 30 years.

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NAVAIR AIReel: Engaging the Fleet

Date Uploaded: 14-Oct-2015

NAWCWD takes its workforce out of the office and puts them face-to-face with the men and women that operate their weapons systems. This is the sixth tour group from China Lake and Point Mugu (August 26, 2015) to connect with the warfighter over a planned, two-day excursion to naval installations around San Diego, California.

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AIReel: NAVAIR Change of Command 2015

Date Uploaded: 08-Oct-2015

Watch as Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags assumes command of NAVAIR from retiring commander Vice Adm. David "Decoy" Dunaway Friday Oct. 2, before hundreds of NAVAIR employees, distinguished guests and members of the Naval Academy class of 1982.

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NAVAIR AIReel: Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet

Date Uploaded: 10-Sep-2014

What is MMOWGLI? It's a Massive Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet. As part of the workforce, it's also your opportunity to help strategically shape the future of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Watch this video to find out how.

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NAVAIR AIReel: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

Date Uploaded: 20-Aug-2014

Watch as students from around the world design and develop unmanned aerial vehicles to compete in this year's Association for Unmanned Vehicle System International competition held at Webster Field Annex in St. Inigoes, Maryland.

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NAVAIR AIReel - Meet the people of NAVAIR: Mini Balachandran

Date Uploaded: 22-Jul-2014

Meet the people of NAVAIR.  Mini Balachandran, lead manufacturer and quality engineer for the EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack system and for the next generation jammer program, talks about her job at NAVAIR, her heritage and her passion for inspiring the next generation of women scientists and engineers.

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NAVAIR AIReel - STEM-ing: Inspiring the next generation

Date Uploaded: 21-Jul-2014

What do rock climbing, crime scene investigation and toothpaste have in common?  They're all part of the second annual STEM-ing event at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, Maryland. NAVAIR employees volunteered their time to lead hands-on STEM related workshops to inspire middle school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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AIReel: DoN's 4th Annual Wounded Warrior & Veteran Hiring and Support Conference

Date Uploaded: 10-Jul-2014

Learn how the DoN's 4th Wounded Warrior & Veteran Hiring and Support Conference helps pair employers with well-qualified wounded warriors and veterans. NAVAIR co-hosted this year's conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit for more information.

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AIReel: The Engineer & Scientist Development Program

Date Uploaded: 08-Jul-2014

Watch as the Engineer & Scientist Development Program (ESDP) helps to grow the future workforce on the heritage of the past. During this training event held at the Naval Air Museum in Patuxent River, Md., Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division employees participating in ESDP have the opportunity to network, learn from leadership and discover how their work affects the fleet.

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AIReel: STEM Survivability

Date Uploaded: 05-May-2014

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineers put student's survival skills to the test at this year's Great Mills High School Survivability Challenge at NAS Patuxent River, Md. This event is part of an outreach program aimed at increasing student interest in science-, technology-, engineering- and math- (STEM) related careers.

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AIReel: Atomic Magneto-Optical Trapping Laboratory Interns

Date Uploaded: 11-Mar-2014

Watch this unique collaboration between St Mary's College of Maryland and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md., that allows students to step out of the classroom and into a laboratory for hands-on career experience. Learn how this internship benefits the students and the scientists volunteering their time to educate the young minds of tomorrow.

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AIReel: Search and Rescue cold water training

Date Uploaded: 22-May-2013

Search and rescue teams braved the cold Chesapeake Bay to take part in open water survival training at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The Aviation Survival Training Center organized the demonstration to better understand what happens to aircraft crewmembers involved in a splashdown.

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AIReel: NAVAIR energy savings

Date Uploaded: 22-Apr-2013

The NAVAIR Energy Team (NET) challenges you to conserve energy and identify mission-related energy efficiency projects. The less we spend on energy, the more we have in our General & Administrative (G&A) account, which includes training, supplies and travel. Watch this video for ideas on how to save energy at the office.

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AIReel: Celebrating 35 Years of Hornet Excellence

Date Uploaded: 27-Feb-2013

Capt. Frank Morley, F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager, discusses the Legacy Hornet, Super Hornet and Growler.

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AIReel: CNO visits Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

Date Uploaded: 26-Feb-2013

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert called Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division a "crown jewel" during a recent visit to China Lake, Calif., where he toured the Advanced Weapons Laboratory and heard briefs on some of the command's unique capabilities and national assets. House of Representatives Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy joined Greenert for the visit.

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AIReel: NAVAIR Wounded Warrior Wheelchair Basketball

Date Uploaded: 29-Nov-2012

Watch as military leadership compete alongside wounded warriors from all branches of military in a basketball game hosted by the Naval Medical Center San Diego on Oct. 29. The game was held in conjunction with the Department of the Navy’s third annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference.

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AIReel: Former Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee

Date Uploaded: 01-Mar-2012

NAVAIR celebrated Black History Month by inviting former Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee, retired U.S. Air Force, to speak about the"Tuskegee Airman Experience" to several hundred NAVAIR employees Feb. 27.

A living legend, McGee fought in World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in World War II.

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AIReel: F-35C first launch from EMALS

Date Uploaded: 01-Dec-2011

The Navy demonstrated early integration of the future of naval aviation Nov. 18 when it launched F-35C test aircraft CF-3 with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS).

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AIReel: Blue Angels Biofuel Demonstration

Date Uploaded: 13-Sep-2011

Watch the Blue Angels take flight using a camelina based biofuel blend at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. ... (more info) (less info)

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AIReel: First F-35C catapult launch

Date Uploaded: 28-Jul-2011

Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert takes to the sky July 27 in an F-35C test aircraft launched by a steam catapult for the first time. CF-3 is the designated carrier suitability testing aircraft, and is in Lakehurst for catapult and jet blast deflector testing. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants. It has larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for slower catapult launch and landing approach speeds and deck impacts associated with the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. The F-35C is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River prior to eventual delivery to the fleet.

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AIReel: STEM Bullet Proof Survivability Challenge

Date Uploaded: 27-Jun-2011

A hallmark of the NAWCAD Education Partnership Program is the collaboration between educators and practitioners in the development of curriculum that highlights the real-world application of science and technology.

Imagine this scenario: There is a United States operative stranded in a war zone with valuable intelligence information, but in order to escape, he needs an energy boost (i.e. a can of Red Bull energy drink.) The students are challenged to design and build an aircraft not only capable of transporting the energy drink to the operative and bringing back the intelligence information, but also to survive the infrared missile and small arms threat in the region. The designs are judged on the basis of meeting size, weight, and accessibility requirements, as well as being the most survivable and crashworthy.

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AIReel: EMALS C-2 launch

Date Uploaded: 16-Jun-2011

Check out footage of the C-2A Greyhound successfully launching from the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System at NAVAIR Lakehurst, N.J., June 8.

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AIReel: Fire Scout Deployment

Date Uploaded: 20-Apr-2011

Watch as the Navy's Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicle system prepares for its first land-based deployment from Patuxent River, Md., to U.S. Central Command this month.

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AIReel: Meet the Fleet USS Truman

Date Uploaded: 10-Mar-2011

Watch what USS Harry S. Truman commanders have to say about NAVAIR's impact on the battlefield during the NAVAIR Meet the Fleet event March 1.

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AIReel: F-35C First Navy Test Pilot Flight

Date Uploaded: 22-Feb-2011

Watch the first Navy flight of the CF-1, the first F-35C Joint Strike Fighter variant undergoing test and evaluation at Patuxent River, Md. The F-35C is designed to be the first stealth strike fighter for the U.S. Navy. It has larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing systems for the demanding carrier environment. (Flight footage courtesy Lockheed Martin)

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AIReel: EMALS First Launch

Date Uploaded: 22-Dec-2010

The Navy made history Saturday (December 18, 2010) when it launched the first aircraft from NAVAIR's Lakehurst, N.J., test site using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, technology.

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AIReel: 100th Anniversary First Shipboard Launch

Date Uploaded: 17-Nov-2010

Watch the first shipboard aircraft takeoff anniversary event held at Patuxent River, Md., that commemorated the day Eugene Ely took off in a Curtiss pusher from USS Birmingham Nov. 14, 1910.

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AIReel: Individuals with Disabilities Job Fair, FRC East

Date Uploaded: 07-Oct-2010

FRC East hosted its first "Individuals with Disabilities Job Fair" Aug. 26 in Havelock, N.C. The event promoted a diverse workforce by matching qualified candidates with job openings that meet their skills.

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AIReel: Tenth Annual Commander's National Awards Ceremony

Date Uploaded: 09-Aug-2010

Join the celebration of the 10th Annual Commander's National Awards Ceremony and hear from some of the winners.

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AIReel: V-22 Embassy Day

Date Uploaded: 09-Aug-2010

Watch as Embassy personnel discover V-22's capabilities during the V-22 Embassy Day June 17 at Patuxent River, Md.

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AIReel: Aircraft Prototype Facility Ribbon Cutting

Date Uploaded: 23-Jun-2010

Listen as Rep. Steny Hoyer and other NAVAIR leaders introduce the new Aircraft Prototype Facility (APF) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Patuxent River, Md. The APF makes it possible to rapidly prototype Navy and Marine Corps air vehicles and combat systems to enhance our warfighting capability.

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AIReel: NAVAIR Change of Command

Date Uploaded: 20-May-2010

NAVAIR welcomes Vice Adm. David Architzel as the new commander in a change of command ceremony May 18, 2010, at Patuxent River, Md.

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AIReel: China Lake celebrates Earth Day

Date Uploaded: 05-May-2010

Watch as Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., marks Earth Day by breaking ground for the installation of three sets of photovoltaic carpots, which are expected to save the government about $85,000 annually.

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AIReel: Green Hornet test flight

Date Uploaded: 05-May-2010

Catch the Green Hornet flight here. The Navy celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by showcasing a flight test of the "Green Hornet," an F/A-18 Super Hornet multi-role fighter jet powered by a biofuel blend. (There is no audio with this video.)

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AIReel: P-8A arrives at Patuxent River

Date Uploaded: 05-May-2010

Welcome the first P-8A Poseidon test aircraft to Patuxent River, Md.

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AIReel: In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Date Uploaded: 04-Feb-2010

Four local NAVAIR sites celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his significant contributions of courageously standing up to the challenges, injustices and legal and social barriers to pursue equality and freedom.

North Island, Calif., and Patuxent River, Md., hosted inspirational events honoring Dr. King, while China Lake, Calif., and Point Mugu, Calif., participated in an event hosted by NAVSEA. This video captures NAVAIR employees as they partake in these stirring events and share their poignant thoughts on the day, the man, the past and the future.

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Date Uploaded: 08-Feb-2010

Watch the AIReel of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems ribbon cutting Nov. 12 at the system functional demonstration site on Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst, N.J.

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NAVAIR AIReel - Energy Forum

Date Uploaded: 08-Feb-2010

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced five ambitious energy targets at the Naval Energy Forum Oct. 14. This video from the forum provides some insight into how they might be achieved.

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NAVAIR AIReel - F/A-18 Engine on Biofuel

Date Uploaded: 04-Feb-2010

Watch as an F404 engine from an F/A-18 Hornet runs smoothly on jet fuel made from oil produced by the seeds of the camelina plant. This Initial test on 'green fuel' certification for naval aircraft took place in the Aircraft Test and Evaluation Facility at NAS Patuxent River, Md.

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