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saab #tbt to December 9, 1988 when test pilot Stig Holmström took off from Linköping airfield at 12.21 for the first #Gripen flight. The new Swedish fighter was set to replace Saab 37 Viggen. Demands were sky high. Gripen had to be fully computerised and easily switch between air combat, attack and reconnaissance. An enormous challenge as the computers and systems needed did not yet exist. Mission accomplished. Since the first delivery 1993, 204 multi-role fighters have been delivered to the Swedish Air Force. On May 18 we take the next step in the evolution of the #smartfighter when we unveil the very first Gripen E test aircraft.

#gripenevolution #rollout #GripenE #aviationhistory #avigeek #avigeeks #historicflight #aviation #history
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flyboy.shota Flew to Santa Barbara then flew again and spent evening in San Diego, CA Full video is now up on my YouTube chanel! Link is on my profile.
#pilot #pilotlife #instapilot #aviators #aviation #avigeek #crew #crewlife #fly #flying #flight #travel #traveling #traveller #california #californialife #californialove #cali #calilife #socal #sandiego #life #lifestyle #youtubechannel #youtubevideo #youtube
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