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Here’s how two little Dents on the SR-71 Nose prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s how two little Dents on the SR-71 Nose prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
Ukrainian Air Force says it has shot down another Russian A-50 AEW&C aircraft
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Ukrainian Air Force says it has shot down another Russian A-50 AEW&C aircraft
The Sad Story of the B-1B Weapons Crew who was crushed between Lancer's Bomb Bay Doors (Luckily, he survived the incident)
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-1B Instrument Flight Controls Specialist recalls when a Lancer Weapons Crew was crushed between B-1B’s Bomb Bay Doors (Luckily, he survived the incident)
French Air Force E-3F AWACS threatened to be shot down by Russian Forces
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
French Air Force E-3F AWACS threatened to be shot down by Russian Forces
The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety
The story of how the iconic Vought F4U Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The French Mirage 2000 shot down by Serbs during Operation Deliberate Force and the three unsuccessful CSAR missions to save its crew members (they had already been secretly captured by General Mladić)
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The French Mirage 2000 shot down by Serbs during Operation Deliberate Force and the three unsuccessful CSAR missions to save its crew members (they had already been secretly captured by General Mladić)
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
EF-111A EWO recalls when his Raven with Asymmetric Slats had to do a departure end cable arrestment
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
EF-111A EWO recalls when his Raven with Asymmetric Slats had to do a departure end cable arrestment
Former US Navy Submariner explains why K-314 Captain was at fault when his submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
US Navy Submariner explains why the Soviet Captain was at fault when K-314 submarine rammed USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier
DC-8 flight engineer recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 4 hours after its autopilot failed
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
DC-8 flight engineer recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 4 hours after its autopilot failed
The only KC-10 lost by the USAF: the sad story of the Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The only KC-10 lost by the USAF: the sad story of the Extender that exploded on the ramp at Barksdale AFB
Old warriors never die: US Navy Surging C-2A Greyhound COD aircraft as V-22 Groundings Continue
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Old warriors never die: US Navy Surging C-2A Greyhound COD aircraft as V-22 Groundings Continue
On Valentine's Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
U-2 Avionics Technician explains why Dragon Lady pilots breathe pure oxygen for as much as 14 hours straight
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
U-2 Avionics Technician explains why Dragon Lady pilots breathe pure oxygen for as much as 14 hours straight
USAF F-86D Pilot recalls when He Lit his Sabre Dog’s Afterburner in the Hangar to Take Off during a Scramble. And tells why He Never did it Again.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF F-86D Pilot recalls when He Lit his Sabre Dog’s Afterburner in the Hangar to Take Off during a Scramble. And tells why He Never did it Again.
C-130 Hercules
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-130 Spare 617 landed safely after the cargo compartment caught fire, 2 ammo pallets exploded mid-air, 87 rounds hit its right side and engines 3 and 4 took 12 rounds of 51-cal shells
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