Aviation History

Hey Geeks! Here you can read all Aviation History stories published on The Aviation Geek Club site.

Thanks to our partners

“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber
Aviation History / Military Aviation
“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the B-17 after their first encounter with a captured Flying Fortress
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
Former F-4 Crew Members Point Out Phantom’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
F-4 Crew Members Speak about Phantom II’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
Jolly Green 22
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
This HH-3E Jolly Green Giant CSAR helicopter RTB with 68 bullet holes, a shot-out windshield and holes through the rotor blades
‘I was 59. My squadron commander was 39.’ Leading jet ace Giora Even-Epstein recalls being the eldest Israeli pilot to fly an F-16
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
‘I was 59. My squadron commander was 39.’ Leading jet ace Giora Even-Epstein recalls being the eldest Israeli F-16 pilot
The day Luftwaffe Bf 109Gs were overwhelmed by Fleet Air Arm F4Fs and why the little Wildcat could be more than a match for the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The day Luftwaffe Bf 109Gs were overwhelmed by Fleet Air Arm F4Fs and why the little Wildcat could be more than a match for the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109
The Pilot of This C-130 Landed Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Here’s how the Pilot of This C-130 was able to land Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine
Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Footage features Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast low pass at RAF Syerston in 1958
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Footage features Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast low pass at RAF Syerston in 1958
US Army UH-1 Huey crew member explains why he has great difficulty prepping raw meat for a meal since the mission where he had to evac seven KIA South Vietnam soldiers
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Army UH-1 Huey crew member explains why he has great difficulty prepping raw meat for a meal since the mission where he had to evac seven KIA South Vietnam soldiers
A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: Which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.
More than 40 F-16s to converge on Edwards AFB to celebrate the F-16 “First Flight” 50th Anniversary
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
More than 40 F-16s to converge on Edwards AFB to celebrate the F-16 “First Flight” 50th Anniversary
Beale retires TU-2S #1065, the Dragon Lady that served for 40 years, completed 11,450 sorties and 24,042 flight hours
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Beale retires TU-2S #1065, the Dragon Lady that served for 40 years, completed 11,450 sorties and 24,042 flight hours
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The F-15 that climbed faster than the Saturn V moon rocket: the story of the F-15 Streak Eagle
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Strtofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Mustang Vs Spitfire: when a RAF Mustang was fitted with a Merlin 61 engine it outpaced the Spitfire Mk IX even when the Spit pilot pushed the throttle in supercharger boost
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Mustang Vs Spitfire: when a RAF Mustang was fitted with a Merlin 61 engine it outpaced the Spitfire Mk IX even when the Spit pilot pushed the throttle in supercharger boost
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35 but it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s why even though the Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35, it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II
Advertise

Always up to date! News and offers delivered directly to you!

Get the best aviation news, stories and features from The Aviation Geek Club in our newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox.

Error: Contact form not found.

Back to top
My Agile Privacy
This website uses technical and profiling cookies. Clicking on "Accept" authorises all profiling cookies. Clicking on "Refuse" or the X will refuse all profiling cookies. By clicking on "Customise" you can select which profiling cookies to activate. In addition, this site installs Google Analytics in version 4 (GA4) with anonymous data transmission via proxy. By giving your consent, the data will be sent anonymously, thus protecting your privacy. We and our selected ad partners can store and/or access information on your device, such as cookies, unique identifiers, browsing data. You can always choose the specific purposes related to profiling by accessing the advertising preferences panel, and you can always withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on "Manage consent" at the bottom of the page.

List of some possible advertising permissions:

You can consult: our list of advertising partners, the Cookie Policy and the Privacy Policy.
Warning: some page functionalities could not work due to your privacy choices