Tag: F-117

Norman “Ken” Dyson, the First Man to fly “Have Blue” and “Tacit Blue” Experimental Stealth Aircraft, Passed Away
Norman “Ken” Dyson was flying Have Blue No. 2 in July 1979 when an engine fire caused a violent oscillation of the fly-by-wire aircraft, forcing him to eject. The jet was destroyed but Dyson survived and went on to fly the Northrop “Tacit Blue.” On Aug. 15, 2019 Norman “Ken” Dyson, a U.S. Air...
The F-117 Stealth Fighter and the ‘Nuclear’ Explosions during Operation Desert Storm
On several missions F-117 pilots saw spectacular explosions in the distance, with some being so impressive that they resembled a nuclear mushroom cloud. The end result of the USAF’s Have Blue programme launched in the mid-1970s, the F-117 was developed by Lockheed’s legendary Advanced Development Company. Embodying Stealth technology which made the jet virtually invisible to...
‘I felt as pleased as an Indian who had just taken a scalp, or even more,’ Lt.-Col. Gvozden Djukic, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29 “supposed pilot.”
‘I felt as pleased as an Indian who had just taken a scalp, or even more,’ Lt.-Col. Gvozden Djukic, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29 “supposed pilot.” The MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) created a sensation when it became the first Soviet combat aircraft to be displayed at a western air show. By the...
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...

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