Air Combat Command

B-52 pilots recall performing the Whifferdill turn during aerial refuelings at 70 Deg bank angle

B-52 pilots recall performing the Whifferdill turn during aerial refuelings at 70 Deg bank angle

B-52 Stratofortress performing Whifferdill turn while refueling from Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker The impressive photos in this post show US Air… Read More

2 months ago

USAF establishes Black Flag Exercise, the test counterpart to Red Flag

Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the… Read More

3 years ago

Department of the Air Force awards Boeing $1.2 billion contract for first lot of F-15EX fighter aircraft

The first eight F-15EX aircraft will be fielded at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to support testing efforts. The Department of… Read More

4 years ago

USAF could use older F-22 Raptors for Red Air role (instead of upgrading them)

The F-22s already fly some Red Air, augmenting T-38s employed in that role. On Jun. 22, 2020, Air Combat Command… Read More

4 years ago

USAF wants to lease KAI T-50A Trainers to help its pilots develop tactical skills before they begin their training with the Boeing T-7A

Though KAI lost the competition in 2018 to a consortium comprising Boeing and Saab, the lease of four to eight… Read More

4 years ago

National Defense Authorization Act fully funds A-10 Warthog upgrades

Over the past several years the A-10 Warthog received little support from the USAF that pushed to retire the Warthog… Read More

5 years ago

USAF is getting ready for next A-10 re-winging contract

The next contract for the A-10 Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit is going through source selection and is expected to… Read More

5 years ago

Commander of Air Combat Command to consider letting Air Mobility pilots transition to fighters or bombers

But since transitioning a pilot from flying mobility aircraft to fighters or bombers would require about the same time for… Read More

6 years ago

USAF releases RFP to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force… Read More

6 years ago

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OA-X “COMPETITION” CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT HOLLOMAN AFB

During the month long experiment, Air Force pilots are flying basic surface attack missions in Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine turboprop… Read More

7 years ago

COOL PHOTOS SHOW USAF F-35As DURING A TRAINING SORTIE OF THEIR FIRST-EVER DEPLOYMENT TO EUROPE

“The Lightning’s European deployment is another great opportunity to exercise the capabilities of this aircraft. Our strength is the ability… Read More

7 years ago

20th ANNUAL HERITAGE FLIGHT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION COURSE UNDERWAY AT DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB

Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Air Combat Command is hosting the 20th annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course… Read More

7 years ago

CONSTANT PEG PROGRAM MiG-23 FLOGGER FIGHTER JET HAS BEEN NAMED AFTER AIR COMBAT COMMAND COMMANDER

CONSTANT PEG MiG-23 named after ACC Commander As explained by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs… Read More

7 years ago