This Iraqi Mirage F.1EQ-5 made an Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia after being Hit by an AIM-7E Fired by an IRIAF F-14A Tomcat

This Iraqi Mirage F.1EQ-5 made an Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia after being Hit...

The Iraqi said that their Mirage F.1EQ-5 was hit by a 'Strela' MANPAD, fired by the IRGC: actually, there was no MANPAD: it was an AIM-7E fired by an F-14A, scrambled...
From 173 to 173: A-10 Re-Winging Program Complete

This A-10 is The Last Hog to receive New Wings (For Now)

The new wings for the A-10 fleet are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a depot inspection. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics...
Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and his Stricken A-4

Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and...

LTJG Al Crebo wasn't able to get his stricken A-4E back aboard USS Bon Homme Richard but it did keep flying long enough for him to get back out over the...
Two former Royal Navy (Sea) Harrier Jump Jets could Fly Again Soon

Two former Royal Navy (Sea) Harrier Jump Jets could Fly Again Soon

On Aug. 7, 2019 two former Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighter jets were registered in British Civil Aviation Authority record book, gaining their civil registrations. On Aug. 7,...
The Story of the Crippled SR-71 Blackbird that Overflew Hanoi at Just Mach 1.1, at Just 41,000ft. And Got Away Safely.

The Story of the Crippled SR-71 Blackbird that Overflew Hanoi at Just Mach 1.1,...

Majs Tom Pugh and Ronnie Rice had been extremely lucky, considering the number of SAMs that encircled Hanoi. It appeared that the Vietnamese radar operators and their Soviet advisers had been...
Meet Capt. Anneliese Satz, the first female Marine F-35B pilot

Meet Capt. Anneliese Satz, the first female Marine F-35B pilot

It’s a historic feat for the U.S. Marine Corps, as Capt. Anneliese Satz joins a relatively small field of Marine F-35 pilots. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz has become...
The F-117 Stealth Fighter and the ‘Nuclear’ Explosions during Operation Desert Storm

The F-117 Stealth Fighter and the ‘Nuclear’ Explosions during Operation Desert Storm

On several missions F-117 pilots saw spectacular explosions in the distance, with some being so impressive that they resembled a nuclear mushroom cloud. The end result of the...
USAF Awards Boeing $55 Million Contract to fix Too Stiff KC-46 Refueling Boom

USAF Awards Boeing $55 Million Contract to fix Too Stiff KC-46 Refueling Boom

The Government Accountability Office said in a June report that it could take years to fix the tanker's refueling boom, which has been described as "too stiff" for lighter aircraft to receive fuel.
That Time and F-4 Phantom II “Protected” a Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane from a Meteor Attack

That Time and F-4 Phantom II “Protected” an SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane...

‘This rock is going God only knows how fast and is fifty miles straight up. If I can't shoot down a SR-71, how in hell am I going to even begin...
1st Lt. Catherine Stark is the First female Marine selected to fly the F-35C

1st Lt. Catherine Stark is the First female Marine selected to fly the F-35C

The first female Marine F-35B pilot is about to graduate as well. While her graduation is fast approaching, 1st Lt. Catherine Stark, was recently the first female Marine selected to fly...