Image description: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryce Benton, an aircraft electrical and environmental technician with the 149th Maintenance Squadron, performs maintenance on an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.
The squadron was responsible for repairing and maintaining a fleet of 23 F-16s, all of which required routine maintenance every 300 flying hours.
Photo by Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey, U.S. Air Force.
From the National Archives:
Wright Brothers Take Flight
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful sustained powered flight of a heavy-than-air vehicle near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Surfman John T. Daniel of the U.S. Life-Saving Service snapped this picture when the Wright Flyer made its historic first flight.
“Original Wright Brothers 1903 Aeroplane (‘Kitty Hawk’) in first flight, December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, NC. Orville Wright at controls. Wilbur Wright at right (First flight was 12 seconds)”
By Orville Wright and John T. Daniels, December 17, 1903 (165-WW-713-6); Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs; Record Group 165; National Archives.
via Archives.gov: Testimony to Flight
Image description: Royal Canadian Air Force Sgt. Richard Newman, a parachute instructor, falls backward out of a Canadian C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during CRUZEX 2013 exercise in Brazil.
CRUZEX is a Brazilian-led air-to-air, aerial refueling, and command-and-control training exercise focused on building interoperability between several partner nation air forces.
Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu, U.S. Air Force.
Image description: Fat Albert is a C-130 Hercules plane assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. In this picture, Fat Albert flies over San Francisco in preparation for an air show scheduled during San Francisco Fleet Week.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson, U.S. Navy.