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USAF instructor pilot retires with over 10,000 flying hours

USAF instructor pilot retires with over 10,000 flying hours

USAF instructor pilot with over 10,000 flying hours Lt. Col. Bob Volpe, call sign “Legend,” has flown more than 10,000… Read More

2 weeks ago

US Navy Flight Instructor explains why cross training an experienced Ukrainian fighter pilot on the F-16 could likely take longer than anticipated

Ukrainian Air Force F-16 fighter jet American-made F-16 fighters will arrive in Ukraine this summer: in fact as already reported, the… Read More

3 months ago

Captain & Instructor on several Airbus and Boeing types explains why the Boeing 777 is the best long-range twin jet in the world

The Boeing 777 The Boeing 777 is the largest twin-engine commercial jet transport in service today. In 1990, approval to… Read More

4 months ago

USAF C-17 Instructor recalls that time a student accidentally Deployed the Globemaster III Thrust Reversers during Aerial Refueling

‘The pilot flying got his sleeve caught around the #1 throttle somehow and pulled it into reverse with 2 through… Read More

1 year ago

T-6 Texan II instructor hits 5,000 flight hours milestone

Lt. Col. Ian Bass, 5th Flying Training Squadron Assistant director of operations and T-6 instructor pilot, received a congratulatory welcome… Read More

2 years ago

Airman recalls how the crash where a student and his instructor were killed sparked the fear of flying in his classmates during his year of USAF pilot training

‘Four of my classmates quit, which was more than 10 percent of my class,’ Ron Wagner, Former USAF pilot in… Read More

2 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

Scary Video Shows Bird Crashing Into T-38 Talon Trainer’s Cockpit

A USAF instructor pilot (IP) and his student are flying at 400 miles per hour aboard their T-38 Talon trainer… Read More

5 years ago

F-35 Instructor Teaches his Former F-16 Instructor

Lt. Col. Nathan Graber, a pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron of the Vermont Air National Guard, once was… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Here’s how you can take off, fly and land a C-5 carrying the massive Navy SEAL Boat

'The SEAL boat, officially termed the “Mark V Special Operations Craft,” is a monster. It is 82 feet long, 17.5… Read More

6 years ago

T-38C Talon that crashed in November was doing an emergency landing when it went down

AETC said the pilots were completing a training mission but provided no answer when asked if the flyers had reported… Read More

6 years ago

USAF identifies Pilots involved in fatal T-38 Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base

The incident marks the second fatal crash of a T-38 at Laughlin in 12 months The U.S. Air Force (USAF)… Read More

6 years ago

RAAF unveils new paint scheme for Roulettes aerobatic team

RAAF Roulettes new painte scheme On Oct. 17, 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has unveiled the new paint… Read More

6 years ago

A-10 Hog driver hits 5,000 hours milestone

Lt. Col. Sandifer reached he milestone of 5,000 flight hours in the A-10 Hog after flying the aircraft for the… Read More

6 years ago

Former B-52 Instructor Pilot remembers Training Incidents

"We could have been throwing up dust clouds behind us, we were so low. One wrong move and we'd have… Read More

6 years ago

T-38 jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma; pilot ejected safely.

At the time of the accident, the T-38 was performing a training mission. One instructor pilot was on board and… Read More

6 years ago