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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
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
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
JASDF F-15J Eagle fighters take over the street during 2024 Hualien earthquake after tsunami warning
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
JASDF F-15J Eagle fighters take over the street during 2024 Hualien earthquake after tsunami warning
B-58 navigator recalls when his pilot turned in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-58 navigator recalls his pilot turning in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas
Out of the boneyard and into the force: B-1B Lancer to be resurrected from AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Out of the boneyard and into the force: B-1B Lancer to be resurrected from AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety
The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Here’s why the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R” and why the Blackbird had engine and afterburner fuel control cable pulleys
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know a Blackbird was damaged after its engines were placed in the wrong inlet (So, the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R”)?
After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”
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