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First SR-71 RSO explains why Reconnaissance Systems Officer cockpit had to be rearranged before the Blackbird maiden flight or the USAF would not buy the SR-71
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
First SR-71 RSO explains why Reconnaissance Systems Officer cockpit had to be rearranged before the Blackbird maiden flight or the USAF would not buy the SR-71
USS Ranger B-52
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the USAF B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that did a fly-by below the flight deck of USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier
The epic story of when F-86 pilot Robbie Risner Pushed his Wingman’s Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The epic story of when F-86 pilot Robbie Risner Pushed his Wingman’s Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands
F-8 Crusader Vs F-4 Phantom II: US Naval Aviators recall the rivalry between the “Last of the Gunfighters” and the first “All-Weather Interceptor”
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
F-8 Crusader Vs F-4 Phantom II: US Naval Aviators recall the rivalry between the “Last of the Gunfighters” and the first “All-Weather Interceptor”
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The story of the US Navy A-1H Skyraider attack aircraft that dropped a Toilet Bomb while on a mission over Mekong Delta during Vietnam War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy A-1H Skyraider attack aircraft that dropped a Toilet Bomb while on a mission over Mekong Delta during Vietnam War
When a FedEx Flight Engineer tried to hijack a company DC-10 cargo aircraft, its aircrew went inverted to keep him off his feet. The story of FedEx Flight 705.
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
When a FedEx Flight Engineer tried to hijack a company DC-10 cargo aircraft, its aircrew went inverted to keep him off his feet. The story of FedEx Flight 705.
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
New threat: US Navy F6F Hellcat pilots recall the first encounter with Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force’s potent N1K1-J Shiden fighter
Aviation History / Military Aviation
New threat: US Navy F6F Hellcat pilots recall the first encounter with Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force’s potent N1K1-J Shiden fighter
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Did you know the “extreme blending” of the futuristic XP-67 has been used in B-1 and B-2 bombers for their low observability properties? How the World War II prototype interceptor Moonbat influenced frontline types
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know the “extreme blending” of the futuristic XP-67 has been used in B-1 and B-2 bombers for their low observability properties? How the World War II prototype interceptor Moonbat influenced frontline types.
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 crew set off controlled explosions using Triethylborane (the most dangerous material after fissionable nuclear material) to start the Blackbird engines?
The story of the RAF Phantom that made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB and was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
This RAF Phantom was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB
The story of when legendary ace Robin Olds put on a Thunderbirds-style show with four F-101s to get off of the promotion list for brigadier general to become a combat wing commander in Vietnam
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of when legendary ace Robin Olds put on a Thunderbirds-style show with four F-101s to get off of the promotion list for brigadier general to become a combat wing commander in Vietnam
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
New supersonic corridor named "Bell X-1 Supersonic Corridor" unveiled at Edwards AFB during the 2022 Aerospace Valley Open House, Air Show & STEM Expo
Aviation History / Military Aviation
New supersonic corridor named “Bell X-1 Supersonic Corridor” unveiled at Edwards AFB during the 2022 Aerospace Valley Open House, Air Show & STEM Expo
US Naval Aviator explains why even according to the famed photo featuring the F-16 vs F-4 Minimum Turn Radius the Viper is the most successful fighter ever built
Aviation History / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator explains why even according to the famed photo featuring the F-16 vs F-4 Minimum Turn Radius the Viper is the most successful fighter ever built
These photos prove that the massive C-5 Galaxy can fly with only three engines
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Pictures feature C-5 Galaxy airlifters flying with only three engines
Aviation History / Military Aviation
American Fighter Aces Association Changes Policy to Include Back Seaters in its “Ace” Category
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