Tag: A-10 Thunderbolt II

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...
Short is the firs female to command the storied unit and the first time a fighter pilot will command the 23d Wing since its reactivation at Moody AFB in 2006 The Flying Tigers welcomed Col. Jennifer Short as she took command of the installation during a change of command ceremony on Jul. 10. Noteworthy, as told by Andrea Jenkins, 23d Wing...
The contracted specifications directed the GAU-8/A Avenger be capable of destroying not only a wide variety of targets expected to be encountered during a CAS mission such as light, medium and heavy tanks, armored personnel carriers, and fixed or mobile artillery, but also hardened targets like bunkers and equipment within revetments The impressive video in this post is probably the...
“The A-10 belongs right there with the war birds, as it is legendary itself,” Master Sgt. Mark Aube, A-10 West Heritage Flight Team maintenance superintendent On Mar. 25-26, 2017 the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team (WHFT) performed at its first air show after nearly five years of inactivation. As reported by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public...
The flying scenarios involved the ground-attack aircraft seeking, identifying and destroying simulated enemy targets Buddy Wing 17-3 kicked off on Feb. 13, 2017 sparking a week of training and the exchange of knowledge between U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) pilots. Members of the 25th Fighter Squadron (FS), flying the A-10 Thunderbolt II, worked alongside their...
Pentagon completes A-10, F-35 CAS Comparative Testing
Because of its stealthiness and enhanced situational awareness, the F-35 will have an edge over the A-10 in contested or “non-permissive” operating environments According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, who is member of the the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program’s integration office, the close air support (CAS) flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 could start as early as next year. “It’ll...