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C-130 crew members explain why they didn’t carry parachutes to abandon the Hercules in flight
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-130 crew members explain why they didn’t carry parachutes to abandon the Hercules in flight
The F-105 pilot who glided his Thud to a safe landing with the fuel gauge reading "empty" after He directed a tanker to another F-105 dangerously low on fuel during a CSAR mission over North Vietnam
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The F-105 pilot who glided his Thud to a safe landing with the fuel gauge reading “empty” after He directed a tanker to another F-105 dangerously low on fuel during a CSAR mission over North Vietnam
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SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
Chinese fighter drops flares 300 meters in front of Australian MH-60R helicopter over the Yellow Sea
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Chinese fighter drops flares 300 meters in front of Australian MH-60R helicopter over the Yellow Sea
Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder
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The Odyssey of Bat 21, Part One: the most famous EB-66 loss
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Odyssey of Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss
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Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot recalls when he landed his F-15 with One Wing Missing after a collision with an A-4
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot recalls when he landed his F-15 with One Wing Missing after a collision with an A-4
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The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
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US Navy Aircrewman recalls seeing Japanese Military Helicopters Hovering in place all day long at NAF Atsugi
Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy Aircrewman recalls seeing Japanese Military Helicopters Hovering in place all day long at NAF Atsugi
SR-71 RSO recalls when after a mission flown the day of Chernobyl Disaster his Blackbird could not taxy into the hangar until he, his pilot and their aircraft were checked with a Geiger counter
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when after a mission flown the day of Chernobyl Disaster his Blackbird could not taxy into the hangar until he, his pilot and their aircraft were checked with a Geiger counter
Alligator blocks USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, fights with FWC Officers at MacDill AFB
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Alligator blocks USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, fights with FWC Officers at MacDill AFB
RAF Tornado pilot recalls when a Crewless Tonka Flew Away After the Navigator Ejected Himself and his Pilot from Their perfectly Serviceable Aircraft
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAF Tornado pilot recalls when a Crewless Tonka Flew Away After the Navigator Ejected Himself and his Pilot from Their perfectly Serviceable Aircraft
Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective
Russia wants to develop a new fighter based on MiG-23 and MiG-27 aircraft. US Navy Operations Specialist explains why it’s not a wise idea.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Russia wants to develop a new fighter based on MiG-23 and MiG-27 aircraft. US Navy Operations Specialist explains why it’s not a wise idea.
Meet B-1B “Lancelot,” the Lancer pulled from the 309th AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Meet B-1B “Lancelot,” the Lancer pulled from the 309th AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet
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 recalls when a KC-135Q Stratotanker flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
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