MiG-15 Fagot warbird loses canopy after taking off during the Classic Jet Aircraft Association air show

MiG-15 Fagot warbird loses canopy after taking off during the Classic Jet Aircraft Association air show

About 10 a.m. on Saturday Mar. 4, 2023 the MiG-15 Fagot took off from Fairhope Airport and shortly after liftoff,… Read More

3 months ago

Capt. E. Royce Williams, F9F-5 pilot who dogfight alone against 7 Soviet MiGs and shot down 4 of them, was awarded the Navy Cross but Medal of Honor still sought

The Navy Cross is an upgrade of the Silver Star Medal previously awarded to then-Lt. Williams on May 7, 1953,… Read More

5 months ago

The epic story of when F-86 pilot Robbie Risner Pushed his Wingman’s Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands

In an effort to help him reach Kimpo, Robbie Risner attempted to push 1st Lt. Joseph Logan's F-86 by having… Read More

7 months ago

During the Korean War Chinese MiG-15 pilot Fan Wanzhang claimed to have shot down 3 USAF F-86s in dogfight where he fought alone against 8 Sabres

According to the 7th Regiment bibliography of the then Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force not only Wanzhang scored three… Read More

8 months ago

The day he scored his fifth victory, World’s first jet-versus-jet ace Capt. James Jabara was nearly shot down by future ace Capt Boris Abakumov

Having shot down his fifth MiG during the late afternoon of May 20, 1951, thereby becoming the first “ace” of… Read More

11 months ago

The story of the Top-Secret Dogfight where legendary US Korean War F9F Naval Aviator E. Royce Williams, Jr., shot down 4 Soviet MiG-15s

Williams’ achievement was suppressed because of the political sensitivities about the long term effects of direct conflict with Soviet… Read More

1 year ago

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda

The MiGs were so good that in October 1951, they succeeded where the pilots of the Luftwaffe had failed in… Read More

2 years ago

The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.

On the night of Mar. 13, 1958, one Mig-17PF flown by Wang Guo Shan of the 18th Division was the… Read More

2 years ago

In 1953 this North Korean pilot flew its MiG-15 to South Korea. And Chuck Yeager flight-tested it.

Below the gunsight on Lt. No Kum-Sok’s MiG-15 was the following admonition in red Korean characters: "Pour out and zero… Read More

2 years ago

The day F-86 pilot “Robbie” Risner pursued MiG-15 flying between two hangars of an airfield 35 miles inside China

‘We were both at idle with our speed brakes out, just coasting. He looked over at me, raised his hand,… Read More

2 years ago

The story of E. Royce Williams, the Naval Aviator who became the only fighter pilot to shoot down four Soviet MiG-15s in one fight (confirmed by Russians but not by the US Navy)

On Nov. 18, 1952, Royce Williams became the top-scoring carrier-based naval aviator and the top-scoring naval aviator in Navy… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Soviet MiG-15 pilot who claimed to have shot down USAF F-80 in the first-ever dogfight between jet fighters

Snr Lt Khominich opened fire and peppered one of the F-80s with a three-second burst of cannon fire, ceasing when… Read More

3 years ago

RB-47 pilot explains how his aircraft was able to survive to multiple MiG-17 attacks in the skies over Soviet Union

‘The fourth MiG of this flight made firing pass and made a lucky hit through the top of our… Read More

3 years ago

Meet the Fairey Delta 2, the British supersonic research aircraft that led to the development of the French Dassault Mirage III

The Delta 2 would surprise everyone - including Fairey itself — by breaking the absolute World Speed Record by a… Read More

3 years ago

Medal of Honor sought for US Korean War F9F Naval Aviator who shot down 4 Soviet MiG-15s in single top-secret dogfight

Since his wingman guns jammed, E. Royce Williams was the only one to attack the MiG-15s during the dogfight which… Read More

3 years ago

RAF Avro Arrows: The Story of British CF-105 All-Weather Fighters that Never Were

It was on the basis of the CF-105's future potential, more than its then-current design, that it was considered as… Read More

3 years ago

Did you know the former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was good military pilot? Pt. 1: Spitfire Pilot

Very little is known about Hosni Mubarak’s military career in the public: at most, Egyptians might recall him as a… Read More

3 years ago