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A-10 drivers receive Distinguished Flying Cross medals for strafing mission in Syria that saved over 50 U.S. personnel
"Area 51 is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces," USAF spokeswoman. It started as a bit of a joke, but now the US Air Force (USAF) has told people not to go near...
During the aforementioned landing, which occurred during dawn, the unfortunate F-117 Nighthawk was accompanied by its wingman. The latter did not land at AAS, but continued its route to its deployment base... As we highlighted after last month F-117 flights spotted in Nevada and Eastern California, Scramble Magazine “Back in 2017, Scramble received...
“Four ‘retired’ F-117 Stealth Fighters were secretly deployed to the Middle East and conducted air strikes in Syria and Iraq in 2017,” Scramble Magazine Says
One of the deployed F-117 Stealth Aircraft was involved in an in-flight emergency and landed far away from its temporary home base that was likely located in Saudi Arabia, the UAE or Qatar. After at least one F-117 had been spotted flying in Nevada and Eastern California last week, Scramble Magazine is...
Former F-117 Pilot tells the story of when his Nighthawk was nearly shot down over Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm
“There was AAA everywhere, and I could see these big white puffs and red ropes getting closer and closer. They were gaining on me every second, and were now only 25-30 ft off my wing...” Capt James R Mastny, former F-117 Pilot The end result of the USAF's Have Blue programme launched...
That time a RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at F-117's top-secret Tonopah Air Force Base
"The guys at Tonopah had a sense of humour after all, for the silhouette of an F-117 had been stencilled on each side of our tail fin," Squadron Leader Wally Grout, former RAF Tornado navigator The following article contains excerpts from Squadron Leader Wally Grout's story titled Still Learning After All Those Years which appears in Ian Hall’s book Tornado...
New video shows a pair of F-117 Black Jet stealth fighters flying over Nevada
With the appearance of this video, it seems the final chapter in Black Jet's life has not yet been written Taken on Jul. 26, 2018 the interesting footage in this post shows two F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters flying over Nevada. According the video description, the aircraft, callsigns Night 17 and 19, departed and tanked with Sierra 98 (KC-135 from Fairchild AFB)....
UFOs, Bandits and Martians: remembering the F-117 Nighthawk retirement
The F-117 Nighthawk was so secret that Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO. As told by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, in the article Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk, the Nighthawk pilots were known by the call...
"WHO'S RAM 01?!": the story of the F-16 SEAD mission flown in support of a mysterious air asset in the skies over Iraq
"I came out of the AOR, contacted the appropriate agency, and said, 'Copy. You're going to support 'Ram 01'.' That's all I got. Who's 'Ram 01!?'," Capt Paul Carlton 55th FS F-16 pilot The F-16, called Viper by her pilots, has been the most prolific fighter in U.S. and Coalition operation in the Middle East for over a decade. Since the 1991 Gulf...
Fireworks over Baghdad: when the F-117 stealth fighters dropped the first bombs of Operation Desert Storm
The F-117 illuminated the front door of the bunker and guided two 2,000 pound Paveway II LGBs into the target. The first blew down the door; the second one went inside and blew up the bunker. Again the F-117 pilot hit his target dead center... The Lockheed F-117 was developed in response to a U.S. Air Force (USAF) request for an aircraft...
Hailed as the world's first aircraft to use stealth technology, the F-117 continues to awe, inspire and confound anyone who sees it On Mar. 13, 2007 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) retired the first six examples of the famed F-117A Nighthawk. The service had originally planned to retire the F-117 in 2011, but due to proposed cuts, the early retirement was...

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