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A-10 pilot who landed his Hog gear up has been awarded Joe Foss Award for Excellence
During a strafing run in the A-10 on Jul. 20, 2017, the cannon jammed which caused the canopy to jettison in mid-air. Compounding the issue, the attack jet’s landing gear was locked in the up position. Despite the difficulties, Maj. Brett DeVries was able to recover the aircraft and performing an emergency landing For the first time since 2013, the...
How this A-10 was able to RTB after her right engine had been struck by an Iraqi SAM [today the aircraft's damaged cowling is on display at the National Guard Museum]
"This is a true testament to the combat survivability of the A-10," Maj. Gary "Wolfman" Wolf (retired), former A-10 pilot During the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the then 110th Fighter Wing (FW) was flying A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft in direct support of Coalition ground forces. Affectionately known as "Warthog," the A-10 has a well-deserved reputation for toughness...
A-29 and AT-6 shortlisted for OA-X, Scorpion rejected
The news comes as a blow for joint venture Textron AirLand’s five-year-old campaign to win the endorsement of the USAF for the company-funded Scorpion As reported by Flight Global, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has excluded the Textron AirLand Scorpion light-attack aircraft from the next phase of its OA-X experiment, leaving Textron Aviation's Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer...
BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! How USAF A-10 tank busters shot down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm
"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it had been hit by a bomb," Capt. Robert "Swaino" Swain, A-10 pilot The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground...
Impressive footage shows the F-35B testing the podded GAU-22/A Gun. But it's not a BRRRRRTTTTTTT video
Even if the GAU-22/A gun doesn't feature the same raw power of the A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger, the Joint Strike Fighter is ready for next year CAS flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 Taken at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pax River, the interesting video in this post shows F-35B BF-01 completing the first ever aircraft-mounted test-fire of the podded GAU-22/A gun. According...
A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team to perform at 14 airshows in 2018
In 2018, the A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration team will fly a full aerobatic demonstration in addition to performing in Heritage Flight demonstrations According to The International Council of Air Shows Facebook page, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will once again display the capabilities of the beloved "Hog" (as the A-10 is dubbed by its aircrews) at...
Edwards test pilots fly experimental light attack aircraft at OA-X competition
The missions flown during OA-X include close air support (CAS), air interdiction (AI), combat search and rescue (CSAR) and strike coordination and reconnaissance (SCAR) The 416th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) recently sent three test pilots and two flight test engineers to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to participate in the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment (OA-X). As told by...
A-10 pilot who landed his Hog gear up has been awarded Joe Foss Award for Excellence
On his second pass, Capt. Brett DeVries' gun malfunctioned. Simultaneously, the canopy of his aircraft blew off. The following article, titled ‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing, and written by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Heaton, 127th Wing, tells the story of a recent, successful emergency landing performed by an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter...
During the month long experiment, Air Force pilots are flying basic surface attack missions in Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine turboprop and Scorpion jet, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano, along with the L3 Platform Integration Division’s AT-802L Longsword U.S. Air Force (USAF) Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) is underway at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M.. As told by Master...
“The A-10 is an inimitable platform, bringing an unmatched ability to the fight. With its low airspeed, it can quickly change directions and deliver precise firepower,” Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th EOSS commander and A-10 pilot The following article, titled Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in fight against ISIS, and written by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan, 407th Air...

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