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Seymour Johnson F-15E Strike Eagle hits 10,000 flying hours

Seymour Johnson F-15E Strike Eagle hits 10,000 flying hours

F-15E tail 472 is the first Strike Eagle assigned to a Seymour Johnson AFB training squadron, 333rd or 334th FS, to achieve this feat and is the 10th overall 4th Fighter Wing jet to...
The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially. The lead plane aborted takeoff, ran off the runway, and exploded. The wingman went...
Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED

Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED

"The C-5 is marginally larger than a Boeing 747. I joked that if the 747 guys would keep their 'little' airplane out of my way, I'd keep my little wallet out of their way."...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael

F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael

More than a dozen F-22 Raptors were left at Tyndall AFB for either mechanical or safety reasonsMore than a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters were left behind as Hurricane Michael bore down on Tyndall Air...
A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558

A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558

Those who have seen Vulcan XH558 display can’t fail to have been impressed. Few aircraft have had such an impact on air shows in recent years.The following article titled Vulcan display appeared in Issue...
Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians

Boeing awarded contract to remanufacture 8 and build 9 UAE AH-64E Apache Guardians

Formerly known as AH-64D Block III, in 2012, the Guardian was redesignated as AH-64E to represent its increased capabilitiesBoeing has secured a $242 million contract to remanufacture eight and build nine new AH-64E Apache...
Former RAF Jaguar pilot tells the story of when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor

Former RAF Jaguar pilot tells the story of when he was shot down by...

"Giving up on the medics, we decided it was time for the bar and he offered me a lift home. Only on the way back to Brüggen did I find out what had happened....
Worldwide F-35 fleet grounded in the wake of September 28 crash

Worldwide F-35 fleet grounded in the wake of September 28 crash

Investigation into Sep. 28 USMC F-35B crash determined that a fuel tube in the F135 engine needs inspection and replacementAll F-35 Lightning IIs with U.S. and foreign militaries were ordered to be grounded after...
U.S. Army to build F-22 Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

U.S. Army to build F-22 Alert Facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The Alert Facility is expected to be ready by end of 2020The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-189-18 that the U.S. Army has awarded Nordic PCL Construction Inc. a $41 million contract to build...
The story behind this famous F7U Cutlass ramp strike

THE STORY BEHIND THIS FAMOUS F7U CUTLASS RAMP STRIKE

F7U pilots told LCDR Jay Alkire that he should have to use the afterburner in case of a wave-off, but he replied: "I don't need afterburner. I never taken a wave-off in my life."The famous...