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The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of the KC-135Q Stratotanker that flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
‘I could see the ground THROUGH the floor of the cockpit of the plane.’ The shocking story of the T-33 pilot who watched a nuclear bomb test without safety glasses
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
‘I could see the Ground THROUGH the Floor of the Cockpit of the Plane.’ The Shocking Story of the T-33 Pilot who Watched a Nuclear Bomb Test without Safety Glasses
Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
U-2 pilot describes how Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow, almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half while flying over Soviet Union
Supersonic Convertible Thud! The Story of the F-105 Driver who Flew his Aircraft with the Canopy Off at 695 Knots over North Vietnam
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how the iconic F-105 Thunderchief became known affectionately as the “Thud” by those who flew and maintained it
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US Navy F-4 RIO tells the story of when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by another US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 RIO tells the story of when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by another US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)
Intruder Vs Legacy Hornet: Naval Aviator who flew both explains why the A-6 was like a '65 Ford F-100 while the F/A-18 was like an '84 Pontiac Fiero
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Intruder Vs Legacy Hornet: Naval Aviator who flew both explains why the A-6 was like a ’65 Ford F-100 while the F/A-18 was like an ’84 Pontiac Fiero
Video shows F-89 Scorpion interceptor conducting the first and only live test of a USAF AIR-2 Genie nuclear-tipped air-to-air rocket
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
Video shows F-89 Scorpion interceptor conducting the first and only live test of a USAF AIR-2 Genie nuclear-tipped air-to-air rocket
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop, in full continuous AB to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the Blackbird crew that flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop to see how many times the SR-71 could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
US Naval Aviator tells the story of when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator tells the story of when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded
The tense story of the US Navy F-4 crew who had to eject while flying at high speed, low altitude over North Vietnam
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow F-4 Phantom II pilot had to eject because he ran out of fuel after he stayed in afterburner too long during ACM training
That time a French Mirage III unintentionally buzzed (and scared) a U-2 flying at 65,000ft during a mission aimed to monitor France’s nuclear facilities
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the French Air Force Mirage III that buzzed a U-2 flying at 65,000 ft on a mission to spy on France’s nuclear facilities
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why producing thousand gallons of JP-7 fuel used in the SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ Spy Plane caused a nationwide shortage of Flit insecticide
The mysteries behind KAL 007 shooting down: the night Soviet Su-15 fighters shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 over Sakhalin Island
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The mysteries behind KAL 007 shooting down: the night Soviet Su-15 fighters shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 over Sakhalin Island
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
USAF to host events to celebrate 50th Anniversary of the maiden flight of the mighty F-15 Eagle
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USAF celebrated F-15 Eagle undefeated air superiority fighter’s 50th birthday
T-33 Pilot tells the story of when he had to eject from his Shooting Star after its Engine suddenly Flamed Out
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
T-33 Pilot tells the story of when he had to eject from his Shooting Star after its Engine suddenly Flamed Out
‘From conducting a mock nuclear strike to evading USAF interceptors I was airborne close to 8 hours.’ F2H pilot tells the story of a memorable Banshee training mission
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
‘From conducting a mock nuclear strike to evading USAF interceptors I was airborne close to 8 hours.’ F2H pilot tells the story of a memorable Banshee training mission
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