AV-8 Harrier

All good things must come to an end: USMC marks graduation of last AV-8B Harrier II pilots

Graduation of last USMC AV-8B Harrier II pilots The AV-8B Harrier II Fleet Replacement Detachment (FRD), Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)… Read More

3 months ago

USMC AH-1W and UH-1Y crews who were able to take off during the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion recall providing CAS to the airfield defenders

Taliban attack on Camp Bastion US and British forces, strongly supported by air power, invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 in… Read More

10 months ago

The story of the man that sued Pepsi for Not Giving him a Harrier Jump Jet

The campaign was simple: you could collect points from Pepsi labels by buying Pepsi products. Once you collected points you… Read More

1 year ago

Former USMC Harrier pilot who worked in China arrested in Australia

The arrest came the same week Britain warned dozens of former military pilots to stop working in China or face… Read More

2 years ago

VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.

VMAT-203 was established in 1972 and in 1983 was tasked with the mission of training Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier pilots.… Read More

3 years ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds clearly shows why the BUFF needs outrigger wheels

Since the fuselage is so narrow, the “track” of the main landing gear is also fairly narrow, which means it… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why “VIFFing” in a Harrier Jump Jet is an “interesting technical capability, with virtually no real-world utility”

The Harrier VTOL jet is able to rotate its engine nozzles at any speed & power setting. Not only for… Read More

4 years ago


F-14A Tomcat taking off from a "ski-jump" The interesting photo in this post was taken in 1982 at Naval Air… Read More

7 years ago