Tag: 124th Fighter Wing

Hawgs in the Wild: USAF A-10s train to land in austere environments
Landing in austere conditions is a task the A-10 Thunderbolt II is well designed for. The aircraft’s twin engines are placed high on the aircraft, minimizing the risk the engines could be damaged during landing. During combat operations, there’s no substitute for the ability to talk face-to-face with a supporting unit. For pilots...
ANG A-10 makes emergency landing after partial loss of canopy
The A-10 pilot was evaluated by medical personnel and appears to be uninjured On Nov. 7, 2018 at about 12:30 pm local time, the 185th Air Refueling Wing received notification of an in-flight emergency from an Air National Guard A-10. The pilot, a member of the Idaho Air National Guard, reported a partial loss of the aircraft's canopy. According to the...