And they weren't delivering lumps of coal.
Both pilot and passenger raved about the new jet's abilities over the short test flight.
The Air Force budgeted $2.9B for research and development, and $1 billion for acquisition of the two 747-8-based airliners.
Afraid of helicopters, rough seas, or ships? Don't watch this video.
Wing-mounted guns were still popular, but the synchronization gear promised more precise killing.
There are a whole lot of enlisted airmen interested in flying the Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone.
The jet, probably an A-10 Warthog, was flying from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in metro Detroit to Camp Grayling, in Michigan's northern lower peninsula.
C-17 Globemasters, F-22 Raptors, and T-38 Talons are all shipping to bases further inland while Navy ships either shelter in place or sail for northern waters.
How to kill rust-causing germs: take one F-16, drop it in a huge oven, bake at 180 degrees until tender.
Sorry fans of Stealthy McHidden, but the US Air Force takes the naming of its newest bomber a little more seriously than you do.
The Air Force wants to replace its aging fleet of T-38 Talon training jets with 350 new, advanced trainers. Boeing's entry is the first clean-sheet design we've seen.
The Soviet Union's MiG-25 was a big, scary, high-speed fighter. That is, until Western governments got their hands on it, thanks to Soviet Flight Lieutenant Viktor Ivanovich Belenko.
Footage from a US Air Force drop at Fort Bragg, NC has emerged showing the loading and far more dramatic unloading of Humvees from a C-17 Globemaster.
Nigeria's Alpha Jet might be cheap, easy to fly, and small, but it's also been a highly effective foil to the Islamic extremists in Boko Haram.
A new paper is calling for the US military to overhaul its space defense systems as rivals from around the globe increase their ability to wage war in space.