General Electric J79

Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper

Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper

‘For all the bad-mouthing the F-104 has received in the past, if I had the money (and my wife would… Read More

9 months ago

Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom II Footage in History: J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying

The sierra hotel video in this post is possibly the coolest F-4 Phantom II footage ever filmed. The Noise You… Read More

11 months ago

F-4 Phantom II pilot recalls an Exhilarating Mach 2 Test Flight

‘There it is! Mach 2.0, twice the speed of sound. I could go on, Mach 2.4 is probably within reach,’… Read More

1 year ago

Former US Naval Aviator explains why of all the aircraft he has flown the iconic F-4 Phantom is his favorite

‘Although some thought it “ugly”, and it had a nickname of “double ugly” I loved its lines,’ John Chesire, Former… Read More

3 years ago

J79 Noise, Sonic Booms and Extremely Low Flying: Watch the Greatest F-4 Phantom Footage in History

The footage features USAF F-4 and RF-4 Phantom IIs flying extremely low with J79 noise (along with some spectacular sonic… Read More

4 years ago

Former F-4 Phantom Driver tells the story of an Exhilarating Mach 2 Test Flight

‘We are supersonic and still accelerating, the maniacal engines will not be denied. With nothing else to do, I watch… Read More

4 years ago

REMEMBERING THE F-16/79, THE LOW-COST VIPER POWERED BY THE J79 TURBOJET ENGINE

Test pilots reported that the F-16/79 demonstrated the same 9G capability of the basic F-16, but the former seemed to… Read More

6 years ago