Losses and Aviation Safety

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Naval Flight Officer explains why the EA-6B Prowler had “nuclear trefoil nose art”

‘The “trefoil” helped Paddles confirm visually whether it was a Prowler or Intruder in the groove,’ Andy Burns, US Navy… Read More

3 days ago

F-15D Eagle Skids Off the Runway into Canal at Kingsley Field, pilot exits the aircraft safely

A USAF F-15D Eagle departed the runway during landing at approximately 3:15 p.m. on May 15, 2023 at Kingsley Field… Read More

2 weeks ago

Navy Pilot explains what would have happened in real life to Maverick after having buzzed the tower in full AB and broken the hard deck on the first day of his Top Gun training

‘Since we’ve stopped flying rubber dog s**t out of Hong Kong for environmental reasons, you will likely never fly a… Read More

2 weeks ago

F-4 WSO tells the story of when his pilot fell asleep during ferry flight of four Phantom IIs from Kadena AB to Clark AB and their F-4 drifted out of formation

What happens if a fighter jet pilot fell asleep while flying? More than half of airline and commercial pilots have… Read More

3 weeks ago

F-22 Raptor that belly landed at NAS Fallon in 2018 is back flying again after 5-years of restoration

It was April 2018 when failed takeoff at NAS Fallon, Nevada, left one of the 3rd Wing’s F-22 Raptors… Read More

3 weeks ago

Habu Pilot reveals why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff (it’s not because the SR-71 leaked fuel)

No story on the SR-71 would be complete without an understanding and appreciation of just how valuable the KC-135Q model… Read More

3 weeks ago

Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy can’t “mothball” aircraft carriers instead of scrapping them

‘As sturdy and reliable as they’ve been, by the time they’re put out to pasture, they’re pretty well used up,’… Read More

3 weeks ago

US Reveals that Russian SA-22 Pantsir surface-to-air missile damaged MQ-9 Drone over Syria

In November 2022 a Russian surface-to-air missile came close to striking an American MQ-9 Reaper drone over Syria, passing and… Read More

4 weeks ago

US Naval Aviator who flew both the F-4 and F-14 tells about the negative and positive attributes of the Phantom II and Tomcat during Carrier Landing

The approach speed of the F-4 was little slower than the F-8, the view looking forward in the F-14… Read More

1 month ago

Former Lockheed Martin Flightline Quality Assurance Manager explains why the first F-35s required chilled fuel if temperatures on the day of flight were above 80°F

‘The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet to date in terms of technology and that requires tremendous amount… Read More

1 month ago