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Former BUFF driver shares Near-Death Experiences he had as B-52 pilot

Former BUFF driver shares Near-Death Experiences he had as B-52 pilot

"The B-52 suddenly snapped nose down ten degrees, a horrendous and panic-inducing loss of control that promised to kill us… Read More

6 years ago

The Death Spiral of Swoon 52: the story of the B-52 bomber that crashed into Hunt’s Mesa during a low level training sortie

"As the plane leveled off, Hunt’s Mesa suddenly appeared above the aircraft on the crew’s radar scopes that displayed the… Read More

6 years ago

The incredible story of the B-52 that landed with two engines “dancing on the wing”

"'Ah, IP, copilot!' Oh, great, I thought, what problem could this rookie have now? I told him to go ahead.… Read More

6 years ago

Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel remembers his time as a T-38 student pilot

"The sky turned a deeper and darker blue as the sun moved farther below the horizon, and soon it seemed… Read More

6 years ago

Investigation board determines that “T-45C instructor pilot was flat hatting” before last October fatal crash

The instructor pilot was “flat hatting,” which the investigation board described as “flight conduced at low altitude and/or a high rate… Read More

6 years ago

Lt Col Cheryl Buehn is the only female T-38 instructor pilot to dogfight against F-22 drivers

Lt Col Cheryl Buehn has flown a number of aircraft in the USAF, such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, T-38C Talon… Read More

6 years ago

RCAF CF-18s RECENTLY CONDUCTED DACT ENGAGEMENTS AGAINST HOLLOMAN’s F-16s

“We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons) and CF-18 (Hornets) and fly against each other in an environment… Read More

6 years ago

TWO KILLED IN U.S. NAVY T-45C GOSHAWK CRASH

An instructor pilot and a student, whose names have not yet been released, were aboard the T-45C Goshawk As reported… Read More

7 years ago

PILOT ERROR BEHIND LAST YEAR’s TU-2S CRASH

The mishap occurred because the pilot who was flying the TU-2S for the first time made a mistake during a… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S HOW TWO AIR NATIONAL GUARD INSTRUCTOR PILOTS ARE SETTING FUNDAMENTALS OF F-35 TRAINING

F-35 instructor pilots As the skies over Valparaiso, Florida, play host to numerous aircraft from multiple branches of the Department… Read More

7 years ago

READ THE STORY OF THIS FORMER B-52 STRATOFORTRESS PILOT WHO COMPLETED 25 COMBAT MISSIONS DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

B-52 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm Jim Bowles, an Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) program analyst and a… Read More

8 years ago

U.S. Air Force F-16 and F-35 fighter jets have started integrated training at Luke AFB

F-16 and F-35 fighter jets have started integrated training at Luke AFB A new era has just begun at Luke… Read More

8 years ago

This is what’s like performing aerobatic maneuvers in the legendary P-51 Mustang

Performing aerobatic maneuvers in the legendary P-51 Mustang If you ever wondered what it is like learning to fly the… Read More

8 years ago