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Landing a flying bullet: former F-14 pilot explains how he was able to land his crippled Tomcat with the wings swept back
F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-14 pilot tells the story of when he landed his crippled Tomcat with the wings swept back
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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
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)
F/A-18 Super Hornet on USS Harry S. Truman blown off deck in Mediterranean Sea due to unexpected heavy weather
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
F/A-18E Super Hornet Blown off Deck of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier recovered
Here's why Australia buried 23 F-111s after the aircraft’s retirement
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Australia buried 23 F-111 strike aircraft after the Pig’s retirement. Here’s why.
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
B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
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
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
At least 10 US Navy helicopters (5 MH-60S Knight Hawks, 1 MH-60R Sea Hawk and 4 MH-53E Sea Dragons) Suffer Major Damage, Several Blown Over in Sudden Norfolk Storm
Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
At least 10 US Navy helicopters (5 MH-60S Knight Hawks, 1 MH-60R Sea Hawk and 4 MH-53E Sea Dragons) Suffer Major Damage, Several Blown Over in Sudden Norfolk Storm
A Life-or-Death Experience: Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his RIO had a Tomcat single-engine cat shot
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A Life-or-Death Experience: Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his RIO had a Tomcat single-engine cat shot
When a British Airways Captain got sucked out of a BAC One-Eleven a flight attendant grabbed his legs and avoided him going out completely
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
When a British Airways Captain got sucked out of a BAC One-Eleven a flight attendant grabbed his legs and avoided him going out completely
A-10 Pilot explains why Flying the Hog without Earplugs is like attending the biggest heavy metal concert in the world
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
‘It was like attending the biggest heavy metal concert in the world!’ A-10 pilot tells the story of when he flew his Warthog without wearing the earplugs
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F/A-18 pilot remembers the mid-air misses he had with two USAF F-16s and a B-1 during Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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