Tag: Jump Jet

Exhilarating vintage video provides a unique insight into Harrier V/STOL operations
"The thrill of rising vertically on a column of thrust from a wooded site is an exhilarating experience...whether it's the first time or the hundredth!," Chuck deVlaming, USAF exchange pilot who flew with RAF No. 1 Squadron Harrier jump jets Called Harrier Strike and Survive, the cool promotional video in this post shows how the legendary jump jet was able...
The British-designed Harrier changed aviation when it became the only successful STOVL military jet following its development in the 1960s Commonly known as the 'Jump Jet' - the iconic Harrier GR.1 short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) jet aircraft performed its maiden flight on Dec. 28, 1967, 50 years ago. Still in service as AV-8B with the U.S. Marine Corps...