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French Rafale fighters to operate from USS George H.W. Bush this spring
The deployment will occur just before French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) is expected to complete a major maintenance period which started in 2015 The French Navy is bringing 12 Rafale Ms and one E-2C to Hampton Roads, Virginia for a deployment that will eventually see them embarking aboard USS George H.W. Bush. Twenty-seven naval aviators will practice...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
As the Su-22 climbed after dropping ordnance, Tremel would respond, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which missed the Fitter. Then Tremel fired another missile, this time an AIM-120 AMRAAM, which shot down the Su-22 As we have previously reported, on Jul. 30, 2017 LCDR Michael "MOB" Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot...
The Aviation Geek Club yearly summary for 2017 through our top 5 posts
The F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-87 Golden Warriors apparently fired two missiles: one AIM-9X Sidewinder from a range of just 0.6 miles which missed the Sukhoi; and then an AIM-120 AMRAAM which shot down the Su-22 As we have reported yesterday, on Jun. 18, 2017, the Pentagon claimed that a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter bomber shot down a...
The precision strike operations being carried out by the Bush Carrier Strike Group in the eastern Mediterranean Sea continue to demonstrate the tremendous warfighting capability and flexibility of the U.S. Navy Despite being plagued by lack of spare parts to fix their strike fighters and funds required to fully undertake their mission, U.S. Navy carrier strike groups are still able to...
  The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 was mainly due to high amount of maintenance required to keep the Tomcats operational On Feb. 8, 2006 a chapter in naval aviation history was closed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission. Piloted by then-Capt. William G. Sizemore...

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