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USAF Eagle aviatrix recalls when she blacked out after sustaining 8.5/9G’s for more than a minute in a mock dogfight against another F-15
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF Eagle aviatrix recalls when she blacked out after sustaining 8.5/9G’s for more than a minute in a mock dogfight against another F-15
USAF pilot recalls when a B-52 Bombardier-Radar Navigator survived although he couldn’t eject from his exploding BUFF after it was hit by a SAM during Operation Linebacker II
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF pilot recalls when a B-52 Bombardier-Radar Navigator survived although he couldn’t eject from his exploding BUFF after it was hit by a SAM during Operation Linebacker II
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Navy Pilot who took part in F-22, F-35 development tells why most of new US fighter jets have the control stick on the right instead of the middle
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Navy Pilot who took part in F-22, F-35 development tells why most of new US fighter jets have the control stick on the right instead of the middle
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Boeing 737 UFO
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
“That aircraft defied physics.” Boeing 737 pilot recalls the odd UFO sighting he had in the skies above Los Angeles
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
F-102 pilot explains why Deuce drivers always worn the oxygen mask only for takeoffs and landings
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety
F-102 pilot explains why Deuce drivers always worn the oxygen mask only for takeoffs and landings
Videos feature First Flight (and First Crash) of the Iconic F-14 Tomcat
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety
Videos feature First Flight (and First Crash) of the Iconic F-14 Tomcat
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight
US Navy F-4 pilot who provided MiG CAP support for B-52s during Operation Linebacker II explains why BUFF Crews were scared of flying over Hanoi
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 pilot who provided MiG CAP support for B-52s during Operation Linebacker II explains why BUFF Crews were scared of flying over Hanoi
C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-5M offloads 23,500 pounds of fuel to KC-10 in reverse air refueling proof of concept to enhance tanker aircraft capability
A Christmas miracle: the German Bf 109 Ace who saved the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A Christmas miracle: the German Bf 109 Ace who saved the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea
The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The X-15 Ejection Seat: Bailing Out at Hypersonic Speed
Project Blue Book and the story of how UFO sightings were used to cover high altitude U-2 flights
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when a Taiwanese U-2 pilot flamed out at 70,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains and glided to a rough night landing at a remote airport in Colorado
US Naval Aviator explains why an F-22 pilot out of gas, with his ejection seat jammed and its canopy sealed shut could never do an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F/A-18 pilot explains why an F-22 pilot out of gas, with his ejection seat jammed and its canopy sealed shut could never do an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier
L-1011 TriStar pilot tells the story of when he and his entire crew were fired with no notice in the middle of a transatlantic flight
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
L-1011 TriStar pilot recalls when he and his crew were fired with no notice in the middle of a transatlantic flight
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