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RAF Lightning pilot recalls when with both engines missing compressor blades from stage eight onwards he was able to land after having experiencing a double engine failure on take-off
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAF Lightning pilot recalls when with both engines missing compressor blades from stage eight onwards he was able to land after having experiencing a double engine failure on take-off
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The story of the USAF RB-66 shot down by Soviet MiG-19s after it strayed into East German airspace
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the USAF RB-66 shot down by Soviet MiG-19s after it strayed into East German airspace
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Promoting the Behemoth: The Strategic Air Command Movie and the B-36 Peacemaker-boosting campaign
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Epic video shows B-36 takeoff and landing in James Stewart’s Strategic Air Command Re-edited in 4 K
USAF pilot recalls when a B-52 Bombardier-Radar Navigator survived although he couldn’t eject from his exploding BUFF after it was hit by a SAM during Operation Linebacker II
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF pilot recalls when a B-52 Bombardier-Radar Navigator survived although he couldn’t eject from his exploding BUFF after it was hit by a SAM during Operation Linebacker II
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
F-102 pilot explains why Deuce drivers always worn the oxygen mask only for takeoffs and landings
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety
F-102 pilot explains why Deuce drivers always worn the oxygen mask only for takeoffs and landings
Videos feature First Flight (and First Crash) of the Iconic F-14 Tomcat
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety
Videos feature First Flight (and First Crash) of the Iconic F-14 Tomcat
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
US Navy F-4 pilot who provided MiG CAP support for B-52s during Operation Linebacker II explains why BUFF Crews were scared of flying over Hanoi
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 pilot who provided MiG CAP support for B-52s during Operation Linebacker II explains why BUFF Crews were scared of flying over Hanoi
When Shah of Iran said he liked the F-15 because it was an Air Superiority Fighter but he liked the F-14 even more because he Needed an Air Supremacy Fighter
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
When Shah of Iran said he liked the F-15 because it was an Air Superiority Fighter but he liked the F-14 even more because he Needed an Air Supremacy Fighter
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
40 Years ago the USAF retired the last B-52D, the BUFF model used to bomb North Vietnamese targets during Christmas Bombing Operation Linebacker II
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
40 Years ago the USAF retired the last B-52D, the BUFF model used to bomb North Vietnamese targets during Christmas Bombing Operation Linebacker II
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
SR-71 pilot recalls when a Blackbird buzzed Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp after protest women threw paint on that very same SR-71
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when a Blackbird buzzed Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp after protest women threw paint on that very same SR-71
The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed
Project Blue Book and the story of how UFO sightings were used to cover high altitude U-2 flights
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when a Taiwanese U-2 pilot flamed out at 70,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains and glided to a rough night landing at a remote airport in Colorado
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