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From C******g in a glove aboard an F4U to declaring physiology emergency in an F-14: Diarrhea is fighter pilot’s greatest fear. Naval Aviator explains why.

From C******g in a glove aboard an F4U to declaring physiology emergency in an F-14: Diarrhea is fighter pilot’s greatest fear. Naval Aviator explains why.

Diarrhea in the cockpit Diarrhea was a common and serious medical condition that afflicted many US troops in Vietnam, in… Read More

1 month ago

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

4 months ago

US military pilots tell why an experienced fighter jock can’t fly a Cessna 172 without training

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk The Cessna 172 Skyhawk piston is the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built and has achieved… Read More

7 months ago

USAF F-16 Viper driver explains why flying fast and low is one of the better perks of being a Fighter Pilot

Low flying military training Low flying military training involves military aircraft flying at low altitude to prepare their aircrew, and… Read More

9 months ago

Chicks dig ‘em! US Naval Aviator explains why fighter pilots wear sunglasses

What is the real reason why pilots wear sunglasses? Sunglasses help safeguard a pilot’s most important sensory asset – vision.… Read More

2 years ago

USAF Pilot recalls when he got sick while flying a T-28, he tried to throw the barf bag overboard and the bag tore apart. He got barf inside and out the Canopy.

Even the most experienced pilots still get motion sickness once in a while. If you’ve ever been one to wonder… Read More

2 years 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

Here’s how much Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin earned for their moonwalk on the Apollo 11 Mission

How much money did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin earn for their moonwalk on the Apollo 11 mission? Did they… Read More

2 years ago

Legendary Luftwaffe Bf 109 Ace Werner Mölders tells the story of when he was shot down by Armée de l’Air D.520 Ace René Pomier Layrargues

‘I am at about 800m, when suddenly there is a bang and the sparks fly across the cockpit. The throttle… 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

Former USAF Fighter Pilot explains why Flying across the pond in the F-4 could be miserable, but pond crossings in the F-16 were absolutely wonderful

‘Flying across the pond, US to Europe, in the F-4, could be miserable at times. In contrast, my pond crossings… 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 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

3 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

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