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US Naval Aviator recalls when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded

US Naval Aviator recalls when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded

Folding wings The US Navy has got folding wing aircraft since essentially the dawn of carrier aviation. They are pretty… Read More

2 weeks ago

US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advance throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

Aircraft carrier landing operations It takes skills and nerves of ice for a US Navy pilot to take off and… Read More

6 months ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of the A-7 pilot that ejected three times from the Corsair II, survived and returned to flight status

Ejection seat Most military aircraft are equipped with ejection seats to allow pilots to escape from damaged or malfunctioning airplanes.… Read More

6 months ago

A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: Which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.

The A-7E Corsair II Developed to replace the legendary A-4, the A-7 Corsair II brought no significant advantage in speed… Read More

6 months ago

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight

TRANSPAC flight A transpacific (TRANSPAC) flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Pacific Ocean from Australasia, East and… Read More

7 months ago

US Navy A-7E Corsair II tanker pilot explains why air refueling at night is a challenge for a single-piloted tanker aircraft

‘When I was flying an A-7E configured with a buddy store tanking pod, the lowest I would go to catch… Read More

1 year ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded

‘I did fly with a Naval Aviator who had once taken off in the venerable A-7E with the wings folded.… Read More

2 years ago

Former A-7 Corsair II pilot explains what made the iconic SLUF a great attack aircraft

What did the A-7 Corsair II have that gave it such a great combat record and a devoted pilot community,… Read More

3 years ago

From bolter to hook skip: former US Navy A-7 pilot explains why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

‘Upon contact with the flight deck, the throttle is advanced to full power. Prior to that, the pilot modulates throttle… Read More

3 years ago

Former US Naval Aviator tells the story of the Corsair II pilot who had three ejections from the A-7E, survived and returned to flight status

‘I flew with a Navy pilot who had three ejections from the A-7E Corsair II aircraft. I was with him… Read More

3 years ago

Former US Naval Aviator provides an A-4 Vs A-7 Technical Comparison

‘It came down to a great little airplane, the A-4, being less capable overall than a larger and more efficient… Read More

5 years ago

Here are the Female Naval Aviators who will honor U.S. Navy First Female Fighter Pilot

Rosemary Mariner had personally mentored some of the women involved in the flyover On Feb. 2, 2019 the U.S. Navy… Read More

5 years ago

This A-7 Corsair made an emergency barricade landing with live ordnance aboard USS John F. Kennedy

When the A-7 was launched from the catapult an incorrect weight estimation caused the aircraft to outrun the shuttle. The… Read More

6 years ago

SLUF Vs FRESCO: HOW AN UNARMED A-7 WAS ABLE TO FEND OFF A MiG-17 IN THE SKIES OVER NORTH VIETNAM

Junker's SLUF was devoid of the usually standard AIM-9D Sidewinder And to make matter worse, his A-7 had no working… Read More

7 years ago

THE STORY OF “CAPTAIN MESSERSCHMITT,” THE PILOT WHO LOVED TO SHOOT THE A-7 CORSAIR II’S GUN

"One white hat laid into me, calling me 'Captain Messerschmitt.' I thought it had to do with my German name.… Read More

7 years ago