Joint Base Andrews

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

McDonnell Douglas YC-15 Vs Boeing YC-14 The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) YC-15 was a four-engine short take-off and landing (STOL)… Read More

3 months ago

The story of the Blue Angels F11F pilots that developed the team’s trademark Back-to-Back Pass maneuver

The two solo pilots on the 1958 team, John Damian and John Dewenter developed the back-to-back pass. The origins of… Read More

8 months ago

ANG F-16 pilots who were tasked to ram United Airlines Flight 93 recall being ready to Sacrifice their Lives on 9/11

“Sass would ram his aircraft into the cockpit where the terrorists were, to destroy the flight controls, I would take… Read More

9 months ago

Airline pilot explains why future passenger jets could be Windowless

Boeing built its first windowless jet airliners in the 1960s—and they flew as passenger-carrying jets from 1968 to 1992. Why… Read More

1 year ago

The story behind this photo of an SR-71 afterburner blowing apart during an air show (according to Kelly Johnson this Blackbird was structurally unsound)

Taken at Andrews Air Force Base during an Air Show in May 1984 the main image in this post features… Read More

1 year 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

RAF pilot to become first non-American to fly Air Force One

The plans represent the symbolic culmination of a four-decades-old and deep-rooted exchange programme between the USAF and RAF founded on… Read More

4 years ago

Former FRED Pilot Explains What it is like landing a C-5 Cargo Aircraft in Heavy Fog

‘The pilot flying the plane would never look outside; he would fly to minimums on his altimeter and commence a… Read More

4 years ago

Air National Guard’s F-16s at Joint Base Andrews now Equipped with AN/APG-83 SABR Radar

The radar upgrade of select Air National Guard F-16s extends the operational viability and reliability of that fleet while providing… Read More

4 years ago

The 1959 Khrushchev visit to Washington marked the first Tupolev Tu-114 flight to America

The flight went off without a hitch and the Tupolev Tu-114 was quite the superstar when it landed at Andrews… Read More

5 years ago

IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF MAIN ENGINE CONTROL CAUSED F-16C CRASH AT JOINT BASE ANDREWS LAST APRIL

The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries, while the F-16C, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed… Read More

7 years ago

BOEING CONTRACTOR MECHANICS CAUSED $4 MILION DAMAGE TO AIR FORCE ONE

Three Boeing mechanics contaminated Air Force One oxygen system by using tools, parts, and components that did not comply with cleanliness… Read More

7 years ago

THE STORY OF THE KC-135 CREW CHIEF WHO LOGGED 10,000 FLYING HOURS IN THE STRATOTANKER

Retired Sgt. Bobby McCasland, former KC-135 crew chief, was impressed by how easy the Stratotanker was to maintain compared to… Read More

7 years ago