Tag: fighter pilot

Meet Fanny “Shotty” Chollet, the first beautiful Swiss Air Force female fighter pilot
Fanny “Shotty” Chollet is one of only seven female pilots. The other six fly helicopters. Flying Officer (First Lieutenant) Fanny “Shotty” Chollet is the first woman in the Swiss Air Force to be qualified as a fighter pilot. "Shotty"started her training in 2012 and was awarded her...
RCAF fighter pilots are forbidden from dropping bombs below 1,000 feet
RCAF fighter pilot from 4 Wing Cold Lake was given a $2000 fine by a military court for flying below that altitude during a training mission to drop inert bombs An investigation into the crash of a CF-18 on Nov. 28, 2016 has revealed that according to the National Defence Flying Orders...
125 retired pilots, other officers to return to USAF since May to help alleviate manning shortages
Of the 125 total applicants, 50 are pilots The U.S. Air Force (USAF) says 125 retired pilots, combat systems officers and air battle managers have applied to return to active duty since May. As reported by Air Force Times in fact, the service is trying to bring...
USAF celebrates first flight of F-22 Raptor fifth-generation fighter
The way the USAF is operating its F-22 fleet leads to lower aircraft availability and less air superiority training for its pilots The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has noted that the way the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is operating its F-22 fleet leads to lower aircraft availability and less air superiority training for its pilots. For example according GAO, stealth...
336th Fighter Squadron CO hits 3,000 hours milestone on F-15E
According to Boeing, Col. Matthew Swanson is the 37th F-15E fighter pilot to eclipse that feat On Jun. 11, 2018 the commanding officer (CO) of the 336th Fighter Squadron, Lt. Col. Matthew Swanson, clocked 3,000 flight hours on the F-15E during a sortie from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB). According the article Rocketeer reaches 3K flying hours written by Tech....
Meet Poland’s First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot
“The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, we are all pilots,” Lt Katarzyna Tomiak-Siemieniewic, Polish Air Force First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot Lt Katarzyna Tomiak-Siemieniewic is the first female MiG-29 fighter pilot in the Polish Air Force. “The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man...
President Trump signs order allowing USAF to recall 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty
The U.S. military has said earlier that the USAF is lacking 1,500 pilots U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 20 that will allow the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty. As reported by The Hill, the White House announced that Trump would use powers under the National...
The iconic Lightning has been Britain's first and only entirely indigenous Mach 2 fighter aircraft produced After the article featuring the cool video of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-4 Phantoms performing a Zulu Alert Scramble we posted last month, here's another awesome short footage of a Cold War Era scramble, this time performed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Lightning...
U.S. Marine Corps aircrews didn't meet their goal of flight hours since 2012 As reported by Marine Corps Times, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) deputy commandant for Aviation, disclosed that the AV-8B Harrier that crashed in Sep. 2016, off Okinawa had went into a spin. “That bothers me because I grew up flying Harriers,” Davis said....
Flying the P-38 was just like you were driving along in a Cadillac: it just purrs out there with 1300 horses in each engine Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II (WWII) fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base (AFB) on Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the...