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USAF F-16 Pilot explains why he would Rather Fly the F-35 in combat than the F-22 (even in a War against Russia or China)
Military Aviation
USAF F-16 Pilot explains why in a War against Russia or China he would Rather Fly the F-35 in combat than the F-22
After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan, the 355th Wing begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft
Military Aviation
After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan, the 355th Wing begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft
“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
World's high-time F-16 pilot recalls when he hit 6000 hours in the Viper and explains why flying the Fighting Falcon is challenging
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Rather than move up the ranking ladder, he just wanted to fly: The story of World’s high-time F-16 pilot
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
In 1987 an Iranian F-4 attacked a US Navy P-3: the Orion was saved by a US Navy F-14 that fired an AIM-7 Sparrow at the IRIAF Phantom II damaging it
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
In 1987 an Iranian F-4 attacked a US Navy P-3: the Orion was saved by a US Navy F-14 that fired an AIM-7 Sparrow at the IRIAF Phantom II damaging it
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Here’s why the F-22 Uses Rectangular Exhaust Nozzles (and F-35, Su-57 and Chinese Stealth Fighters don’t)
Military Aviation
The F-22 Uses Rectangular Exhaust Nozzles (and F-35, Su-57 and Chinese Stealth Fighters don’t), here’s why
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.
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USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Lockheed Martin offers C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Swedish Air Force
Military Aviation
Lockheed Martin offers C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Swedish Air Force
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
KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
Ukrainian F-16s Vs Russian Su-35s: why Vipers with AN/APG-83 AESA radar may hold the advantage in the long-range against Flanker-Es
Military Aviation
Ukrainian F-16s Vs Russian Su-35s: why Vipers with AN/APG-83 AESA radar may hold the advantage in the long-range against Flanker-Es
A-10 Pilot explains how the Mighty Warthog Stacks Up Against MANPADS
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A-10 Pilot explains why MANPADS are like Gollum, the Warthog like Frodo and why the Thunderbolt II is quite survivable against them
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The DON'T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
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