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USAF pilot killed as Ukrainian Su-27UB air force jet crashes during Ex. Clear Sky 2018

USAF pilot killed as Ukrainian Su-27UB air force jet crashes during Ex. Clear Sky...

The Su-27UB crash took place during Clear Sky 2018 joint multinational exerciseA U.S. pilot was among two crew who died when a Ukrainian Air...
South Wales to be new home of Legendary Phantom Black Mike

South Wales to be new home of Legendary Phantom Black Mike

One year after arriving at RAF Cosford and following its successful and popular appearance at the RAF100 celebration at the 2018 Cosford Airshow, Black...
Former North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a USAF B-52 during Operation Linebacker II

Former North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a...

"I launched two heat seeking missiles from a distance of 2 kilometers. Big flames were visible around the second B-52 when I broke sharply...
Seymour Johnson F-15E Strike Eagle hits 10,000 flying hours

Seymour Johnson F-15E Strike Eagle hits 10,000 flying hours

F-15E tail 472 is the first Strike Eagle assigned to a Seymour Johnson AFB training squadron, 333rd or 334th FS, to achieve this feat...
The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially. The lead plane aborted...
Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED

Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED

"The C-5 is marginally larger than a Boeing 747. I joked that if the 747 guys would keep their 'little' airplane out of my...

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LEGENDARY MOONWALKER BUZZ ALDRIN SOARS OVER CAPE CANAVERAL IN A THUNDERBIRDS F-16

In 1969 Buzz Aldrin broke barriers and he set foot on the MoonOn Apr. 2,...
USAF finds out that F-22 saves fuel by flying faster

USAF FINDS OUT THAT F-22 SAVES FUEL BY FLYING FASTER

As the largest consumer of fuel across the U.S. federal government the USAF aims to...
YF-23A thermal designer provides some interesting details about Northrop ATF

EXCLUSIVE: YF-23A THERMAL DESIGNER PROVIDES SOME INTERESTING DETAILS ABOUT NORTHROP ATF

"The USAF ATF requirements did not require the ATF design to have a lot of...

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SR-71... or RS-71? How the legendary Blackbird got her designation

SR-71… or RS-71? How the legendary Blackbird got her designation

The tale said that President Johnson was supposed to name the Blackbird the "RS-71" and that he confused the letters, reversed them, and said...
Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians

Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians

Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilitiesBoeing has secured a $242 million...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael

F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael

More than a dozen F-22 Raptors were left at Tyndall AFB for either mechanical or safety reasonsMore than a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were...