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US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot explains why pulling 9Gs feels like an elephant is standing on your chest (and it very quickly begins damaging your body)
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot explains why pulling 9Gs feels like an elephant is standing on your chest (and it very quickly begins damaging your body)
US Navy F-4 RIO recalls when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by a US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 RIO recalls when his Phantom II was mistakenly shot down by a US Navy F-4 (flown by a USAF exchange pilot)
From damaged neck discs to being momentarily incapacitated doing a dogfight: US Navy fighter pilot tells how high Gs over many years damaged his body
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
From damaged neck discs to being momentarily incapacitated during a dogfight: US Navy fighter pilot tells how high Gs over many years damaged his body
Two Tu-160s staged a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Blackjack. But they had to fly with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on both aircraft.
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Two Blackjacks did a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Tu-160. Both flew with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on each aircraft.
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RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
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North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the only Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane hit by a SAM: the day a North Vietnamese SA-2 damaged an A-12 Oxcart
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How the flawed L-188 Electra airliner originated the P-3 Orion, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation
Civil Aviation / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
How the flawed L-188 Electra airliner originated the P-3 Orion, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
US Naval Aviator recalls when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator recalls when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded
Crusader Spinning: The US Navy F-8 pilot who went into a spin after an unauthorized ACM engagement with US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Crusader Spinning: The US Navy F-8 pilot who went into a spin after an unauthorized ACM engagement with US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs
That time USAF used the debris of a crashed F-101 Voodoo to replace those of a crashed F-117 to keep the Nighthawk Secret
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
That time USAF used the debris of a crashed F-101 Voodoo to replace those of a crashed F-117 to keep the Nighthawk Secret
USAF F-15 maintainer recalls when an Eagle pilot lost his F-15 canopy in flight after he forgot to lock it down before launch and explains why the Walk Around is always an important pre-flight routine
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF F-15 maintainer recalls when an Eagle pilot lost his F-15 canopy in flight after he forgot to lock it down before launch and explains why the Walk Around is always an important pre-flight routine
The Story of the RB-47H ELINT Plane shot down by a Soviet MiG-19 over the Barents Sea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Story of the RB-47H ELINT Plane shot down by a Soviet MiG-19 over the Barents Sea
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The F-105 pilot who made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The F-105 pilot who made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
US Army Officer tells the true story behind the famous sequence of Lone Survivor movie featuring the CH-47 Chinook helicopter shootdown
Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Army Officer tells the true story behind the famous sequence of Lone Survivor movie featuring the CH-47 Chinook helicopter shootdown
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 with an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
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