fighter aircraft

Former Nigerian Air Force MiG-21 pilot tells the story of when he blacked out from extreme g-forces during an air display with its Fishbed

Former Nigerian Air Force MiG-21 pilot tells the story of when he blacked out from extreme g-forces during an air display with its Fishbed

G-LOC G-induced Loss Of Consciousness (abbreviated as G-LOC) is a term generally used in aerospace physiology to describe a loss… Read More

1 month ago

The English Electric Canberra P.12: the story of the RAF all-weather fighter that never was

The RAF English Electric Canberra The Canberra was the first jet-powered bomber to enter service with the Royal Air Force… Read More

7 months ago

Meet the Gloster Meteor F8 “Prone Pilot:” The Fighter Jet used to evaluate the advantages of coping with the effects of Gravity while flying Lying Down

Meteor F8 WK935 was selected for modification and joined the Institute of Aviation Medicine in the autumn of 1954. A… Read More

2 years ago

Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet cut across nose of RAAF P-8 and Released Chaff and Flares. Some Chaff were Sucked into the Engines of the Poseidon.

The RAAF P-8 Poseidon was conducting routine surveillance in international airspace above the South China Sea on May 26 when… Read More

2 years ago

Chinese Fighter Jets are frequently Buzzing Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora taking part in Operation NEON

Chinese fighter aircraft are frequently flying so close that Canadian pilots can make eye contact with the Chinese pilots, and… Read More

2 years ago

The incredible story of the RAF Mosquito Pilot that was able to land his Aircraft with the Tip of a Bullet from a Luftwaffe Ju 188 in his Liver

A good Ju 188 gunner could make his mark even on a Mosquito, as happened over the English Channel, some… Read More

2 years ago

Bayraktar TB2-taken video features Ukrainian Su-27 nearly blowing up his wingman with a dumb bomb delivered against Russian garrison of Snake Island

Somebody has released the Bayraktar TB2-taken video featured in this post of two Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jets bombing the Russian… Read More

2 years ago

Ukraine wants F-16 fighter jets, but “You just don’t throw somebody an F-16 and wish them good luck. That is not a recipe for success,” USAF officials say

“To effectively protect our territory, Ukraine requires at least one squadron of modern fighter jets, such as American-made F-16s or… Read More

2 years ago

Former Ejection Seat Maintainer explains why “Ejection is a Punishment” for Military Pilots

‘Every aviator knows in their heart that nobody would eject unless it's absolutely necessary because it's THE final action,’ Umair… Read More

2 years ago

The story behind the famed photo of a MiG-17 having a Tail Strike after completing a Loop during an Airshow (the Aircraft landed with very Minor Damage)

The incredible photo in this post features a MiG-17 fighter aircraft having a tail strike after his pilot completed a… Read More

2 years ago

South African Air Force Gripen fighter jets are grounded since September and they won’t fly again until late January 2022 at the earliest. Here’s why.

The Gripen fighter jets belonging to the South African Air Force are temporarily grounded due to a lack of funding… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Red Baron’s First Aerial Victory

When Manfred von Richthofen flying an Albatros DII found a British F.E. 2b at the tail end of the British… Read More

2 years ago

The fatal flaw that plagued the Fokker Dr. I, the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s favorite aircraft

Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s Fokker DR. I Manfred von Richthofen, the famed Red Baron, first flew the Fokker Dr.… Read More

2 years ago

Camel pilots explain why the iconic Sopwith fighter was a formidable weapon in the right hands but unforgiving with students

Training deaths (380) almost equaled combat deaths (420) for the Sopwith Camel. The most iconic of the Sopwith fighters—the Camel—appeared… Read More

2 years ago

Former Naval Aviator explains why a fighter pilot prefers a longer-range (effective) missile over a faster and better maneuvering aircraft and over an outstanding radar

‘Long ago in flight school, I remember an instructor told us that we were not flying aircraft or fighters. No… Read More

3 years ago

Japan would like to export F-X fighter to offset development costs

The cost of each fighter is expected to exceed $185 million and it is hoped that by selling the fighter… Read More

4 years ago