Tag: 31st Fighter Wing

F-16 down: Scott O'Grady explains how he was shot down over Bosnia
"The missile had blindsided me, coming up through cloud cover be-low. It had struck the plane's underbelly, hitting one of the fuel tanks and cutting my F-16 in two," Capt. Scott O'Grady On Jun. 2, 1995 U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot Scott O'Grady (callsign Basher Five-Two) was flying a standard "two-ship" formation with Bob "Wilbur" Wright (callsign Basher Five-One)...
F-16 Vs MiG-29: when the mighty Viper dogfighted with the Fulcrum for the first time
The most impressive aspect of the Fulcrum's performance for the American pilots was its low-speed maneuverability combined with its helmet mounted sight system Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15 and F-16, the MiG-29 presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among the countries that purchased the Fulcrum there was also East Germany. Luftwaffe...