AV-8B Harrier

Iconic USMC AV-8B Harrier jump jet flies final public performance at Cherry Point Air Show

AV-8B Harrier jump jet flies final public performance On May 11 and 12, 2024, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry… Read More

2 months ago

With 7 confirmed Houthi drones shot down, this USMC AV-8B Harrier pilot could be the First American ace since the Vietnam War: Meet USMC Captain Earl Ehrhart V

USMC Captain Earl Ehrhart V cuold be the first American ace since the Vietnam War In the skies above the… Read More

5 months ago

USMC AV-8B Harrier II pilot explains how fighter pilots can talk to an enemy aircraft in an air engagement

Fighter pilots do not chat with each other in the way you see in Top Gun Radio signals can be… Read More

7 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

Despite facing retirement within this decade, USMC AV-8B Harrier mission capable rate is now at 83 percent

The AV-8B Harrier Integrated Weapon Support Team total backorders have decreased by 75% over the last 3 years. Naval Supply… Read More

2 years ago

VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast

As part of the transition from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35B Lightning II, VMA-214 was re-designated as VMFA-214. Marine… 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

VMA-311 deactivates as USMC retires iconic Harrier Jump Jet. Tomcats will reactivate as VMFA-311 operating the F-35C Lightning II.

Similarly, VMA-214 will begin flying the F-35B as VMFA-214. As shown by the photo in this post, Marine Attack Squadron… Read More

4 years ago

USMC East Coast Harrier squadrons gather together for a few last group shots before transitioning to the F-35B

The F-35B will replace the AV-8B Harrier for the US Marine Corps (USMC) in the coming years. Taken on Sep.… Read More

4 years ago

Fire erupts aboard USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship. 18 sailors injured.

Local news reported explosion from the fire while the San Diego Fire department said that several sailors are being treated… Read More

4 years ago

[Video] AV-8B Vs Super Étendard: former SEM pilot explains how to dogfight against the Harrier Jump Jet

‘I was wingman, flying the #2 SEM [Super Etendard Modernizé], and we got the chance to perform an ACM DACT… Read More

4 years ago

USMC Offers Former Reserve Pilots $30K to Return to Service

Priority will be given to former F/A-18 Hornet and MV-22B Osprey drivers, along with KC-130 Hercules aircraft commanders. The US Marine Corps (USMC) offered former Reserve… Read More

5 years ago

This USMC AV-8B Harrier is the fourth US military plane crash in the month of May

The AV-8B was based at nearby Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (NC) and belonged to the 2nd Marine Air… Read More

5 years ago

Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base

The F-16 crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range A U.S.… Read More

6 years ago