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Operation Magic Carpet and the Story of the British Mercenary Pilots who Flew Saudi Lightning Interceptors
Mercenary pilots were originally offered £4,000 annually, a considerable sum of money in 1966; later on they got £10,000! British mercenary pilots flew Saudi Lightnings. Following lengthy negotiation in January 1966 Saudi Arabia signed a contract worth US$154 million with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) and Airwork Services Ltd (UK),...
The Black Arrows and the story of the World record "22 Hunter Loop" formation
"All the Hunters are now standing vertically on their tails. For better or worse we are now virtually committed to completing this loop in some fashion or other. From this attitude there is little one can safety do with so many aircraft, other than loop them. It is the point of no return!" Squadron Leader Roger L.Topp The Black Arrows, one...
The story of the Hunter pilot who performed a flypast through Tower Bridge to mark RAF's 50th anniversary
"I'd had absolutely no idea that Tower Bridge would be there. It was easy enough to fly over it, but the idea of flying through the spans suddenly struck me. I had just ten seconds to grapple with the seductive proposition which few ground attack pilots of any nationality could have resisted. Years of fast low-level strike flying made...
Highlights of Hunterfest Airshow 2017 in Switzerland
The star of the airshow was the famous “Papyrus Hunter,” a special painted Hawker Hunter F.MK.58 which served in the Swiss Air Force as J-4040 Taken on Aug. 26, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show some of the aircraft that participated in Hunterfest 2017 airshow at St. Stephan Airport. Hosted by Fan Club Amici dell'Hunter (Hunter Friends Fan Club)...
The pilot was able to eject and was recovered by a helicopter attached to HSC-6 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt On Aug. 22, 2017 a Hawker Hunter aircraft operated by ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) defense contractor crashed about 100 miles off the coast of San Diego while it was “providing support to the Composite Training Unit Exercise...
How four Cold War Era Hunter strike-fighter jets can be a credible threat for the latest USMC fifth-generation fighter remains weird As reported by Lance Cpl. Ashley Phillips in the article ATAC touches down in Fightertown, trains with Warlords, on Apr. 13, 2017 the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) visited Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort to train with Marine Fighter Attack Training...

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