Aviation Humor

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The story of “Lulubelle,” Pappy Boyington’s F4U Corsair Nose Art that Never was

The story of “Lulubelle,” Pappy Boyington’s F4U Corsair Nose Art that Never was

Pappy Boyington and Lulubelle Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (ret.), USMC was the "bad boy" hero of World War II that… Read More

3 weeks ago

Avro Vulcan Pilot recalls when his bomber was ‘zapped’ with kiwis within the roundels on either side of the nose during New Zealand Ranger

RAF Akrotiri RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, began on Jul. 1, 1955 when the first 30 personnel posted to the ‘Unit’ established… Read More

1 month ago

Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check

“‘Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?’ There was a longer than normal pause … ‘Aspen,… Read More

3 months ago

That time a Marine landed his AH-1W Attack Helicopter at Ball Field to retrieve Cell Phone he left at local Restaurant

The AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter landed at the town athletic fields to retrieve a cell phone one of the… Read More

3 months ago

The story of the RAF Phantom crew that jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands

One of the Hercules’ men grinned at the Phantom crew and gave a thumbs up sign. Thus encouraged, Archie manoeuvred… Read More

4 months ago

The Marine guard that inadvertently jettisoned the canopy from a parked F-14 to sit in the Tomcat cockpit. The missiles aboard (1 AIM-54, 1 AIM-7 and 1 AIM-9) did not have the pins but were not damaged.

Key explanatory text within the message was encrypted in "aviator acronyms” - "GF," YGTBSM," WTFO,” and "HS," and other coded… Read More

5 months ago

The story of How the U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier flipped off Kelly Johnson, Johnson flipped off in return LeVier and yelled, “U-2” [You Too]!

‘Tony LeVier [the test pilot who flew the first flight of the U-2] was sitting at Bob Gilliland’s bar when… Read More

5 months ago

CH-46 crew member tells the story of when his Phrog Bombed Vandenberg AFB with Ketchup and Mustard Completing the Only Successful Bombing Raid on a USAF Missile Base in American History

“It was hilarious, and those boys found out you don’t mess with Marines without getting some ‘feedback,’” Alex Landi former… Read More

6 months ago

From “the Asset” to “the Cockroach:” F-117 pilot on Nighthawk’s nicknames when it was a highly classified program and when its existence became public knowledge

‘Black humor and a lack of restraint are common in the community when it comes to airplane nicknames, so I… Read More

8 months ago