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14 F-15 Eagle fighters from Kadena air base have reached Kingsley Field. The jets were ‘Code-1’ within 24-hours of their arrival.
Military Aviation
14 F-15 Eagle fighters from Kadena air base have reached Kingsley Field. The jets were ‘Code-1’ within 24-hours of their arrival.
Kadena bids F-15 farewell as phased withdrawal begins. First Eagles Leave the base for ANG Units or the Boneyard.
Military Aviation
Kadena bids F-15 farewell as phased withdrawal begins. First Eagles Leave the base for ANG Units or the Boneyard.
The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
Kadena Lines Up Six Kinds of Aircraft for Elephant Walk on the same day US Defense Secretary asks his Chinese counterpart to refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan
Military Aviation
Kadena Lines Up Six Kinds of Aircraft for Elephant Walk on the same day US Defense Secretary asks his Chinese counterpart to refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan
F-15 Eagle Vs F-22 Raptor: Fighter Pilot who flew both explains why the F-22 versus the F-15 is like having two Football Teams against each other and one of them [the Raptor] is invisible
Military Aviation
USAF rotating about a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into Kadena Air Base as F-15C Eagles begin withdrawal
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
Military Aviation
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
The Story of the SR-71 Blackbird that crashed while attempting to land at Kadena AB during extreme crosswinds caused by an oncoming typhoon
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The Story of the SR-71 Blackbird that crashed while attempting to land at Kadena AB during extreme crosswinds caused by an oncoming typhoon
Former Blackbird pilot tells the story of one of only two successful SR-71 Barrier Engagements
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when He and his RSO were almost forced to ditch their Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane after an Engine Fire
That time an SR-71 deployed Ladies Underwear (along with the drag chute) upon landing to adjust the attitude of a new Blackbird pilot
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane that lost the drag chute in-flight at Mach 1.5
The story of the first SR-71 crew to deploy a Blackbird in Japan that landed at Kadena two hours before the take off from Beale beating the sun
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the first SR-71 crew to deploy a Blackbird in Japan that landed at Kadena two hours before the take off from Beale beating the sun
The SR-71 crew that ejected and was whisked away to mayor’s house while USAF frantically looked for them
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 crew that ejected and was whisked away to mayor’s house while USAF frantically looked for them
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that slid on JP7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot, crew chief tell the story of when a Blackbird slid on JP-7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Ichiban Wreckage: The story of how SR-71 Blackbird #61-17974 was recovered and buried at sea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Ichiban Wreckage: The story of how SR-71 Blackbird #61-7974 was recovered and buried at sea
Kadena’s F-15C MiG killer special color celebrates the 60th anniversary of the defense alliance between the US and Japan
MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Kadena’s F-15C MiG killer special color celebrates the 60th anniversary of the defense alliance between the US and Japan
The Incredible story of the KC-135 crew Who Recovered a Stratotanker that had been on Fire Under the Floor while Flying 200+ miles west of Hawaii
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Incredible story of the KC-135 crew Who Recovered a Stratotanker that had been on Fire Under the Floor while Flying 200+ miles west of Hawaii
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