F-111

EF-111A EWO recalls when his Raven with Asymmetric Slats had to do a departure end cable arrestment

EF-111A EWO recalls when his Raven with Asymmetric Slats had to do a departure end cable arrestment

The EF-111A Raven EF-111A Ravens, known affectionately as "Fat Tails" and "Spark Varks," (the F-111 is known as the Aardvark),… Read More

2 months ago

On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient

USAF FB-111 transports a Donor Heart On Feb. 14, 1986 a 48-year old Pine Plains, N.Y. man received a most… Read More

2 months ago

F-111 crew members explain why flying the Aardvark at low level with TFR was the BEST way to see the world during the daytime but it was EXCITING in clouds or at night

‘Things really got exciting when we flew in clouds or at night over the terrain with TFR,’ Paul Ghiron, former… Read More

1 year ago

KC-135 navigator tells the story of when his Stratotanker towed a badly damaged F-111 Fighter Bomber through the skies of North Vietnam back to Thailand

The KC-135 Stratotanker crew verified the location of the distressed F-111 Aardvark and headed north until the two aircraft were… Read More

1 year ago

USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work

‘Everyone knew that they had just lost two friends, whose F-111 terrain-following radar system had failed,’ Ron Wagner, former USAF… Read More

2 years ago

Australia buried 23 F-111 strike aircraft after the Pig’s retirement. Here’s why.

The decision to dispose of the F-111 aircraft in this manner incurred the displeasure of the nation’s aviation enthusiasts. The… Read More

2 years ago

The story of when Ayrton Senna Formula 1 Champion flew aboard FAB Mirage III and RAAF F-111

The interesting photos in this post feature Ayrton Senna three-time Formula 1 Champion in the cockpit of a FAB Mirage… Read More

3 years ago

F-15E instructor pilot reaches 4,000 flying hours in the Strike Eagle, aims to the 5,000 hour mark

Lt. Col. Eric “Dorf” Ostendorf began his flying career with the F-111 in 1991. In 1996, he transitioned to the… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why Australia buried 23 F-111s after the aircraft’s retirement

23 F-111 aircraft were buried at the Swanbank landfill site outside of Ipswich, Queensland, between Nov. 21 and 23, 2011.… Read More

4 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Five: why Soviet arms perform so poorly in Arab service

The available technology and know-how just couldn’t keep up: by the time the MiG-23 ‘had to enter series production’, it… Read More

5 years ago

Currently available on Ebay: the only restored F-111D Cockpit Crew Module (Auction is for U.S. Buyers only)

The cockpit crew module belonged to F-111D serial 68-0125 and has all real flight instruments, 100% complete Grab your chance… Read More

5 years ago

FORMER F-14 TOMCAT PRODUCTION FACILITY IS MANUFACTURING AIRCRAFT PARTS AGAIN

Hangar 6 was once used by Grumman to build F-14 Tomcat fighters and other jets for the U.S. Navy As reported… Read More

7 years ago

THAT TIME A ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE F-111 PERFORMED A BELLY LANDING

The reason behind the incident was the loss of the plane's port main wheel shortly after take-off The interesting video… Read More

7 years ago

THAT TIME A KC-135 TANKER TOWED A BADLY DAMAGED F-111 FIGHTER BOMBER IN THE SKIES OVER VIETNAM

We have a thing that we do called locking the toggles: when you lock the toggles on a receiver you… Read More

7 years ago