Naval Air Station Key West

F-8 pilot tells why while RTBing with his Crusader extremely low on fuel after a mock dogfight, on his last day in the Navy, his Biggest Concern was his CO

F-8 pilot tells why while RTBing with his Crusader extremely low on fuel after a mock dogfight, on his last day in the Navy, his Biggest Concern was his CO

My last 90 days on active duty In my last 90 days on active duty, our skipper, Pete Easterling*, wanted… Read More

3 weeks ago

The day a Cuban Air Force pilot defected to the US with his MiG-23. He then borrowed a Cessna 310, flew back to Cuba and brought his family to America.

The MiG-23 The MiG-23 is a variable swept wing, single-engine aircraft designed as a follow-on to the MiG-21 Fishbed. It… Read More

5 months ago

The story of the Cuban Air Force pilot that defected to the US with his MiG-23, borrowed a Cessna 310, flew back to Cuba and brought his family to America

During a training mission on Mar. 20, 1991, Orestes Lorenzo Perez flew the MiG-23 from Cuba to Key West. When… Read More

1 year ago

Final Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon B-Course training at NAS Key West

The trip to NAS Key West is significant because this is the last Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon… Read More

2 years ago

The Cuban Air Force pilot that defected to the US with his MiG-23. He then borrowed a Cessna 310, flew back to Cuba and brought his family to America.

On Mar. 20, 1991 MiG-23 pilot Orestes Lorenzo Perez circled the Naval Air Station Key West three times, waggling the… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of how US Navy F-14 Tomcat crews learned to score simulated Gun Kills against the lethal 9G capable F-16N (Captured in a Beautiful Artwork)

In a close air-to-air combat scenario, who will win? The F-14 Tomcat or the F-16N Viper? The answer is not… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s why a Theoretical S-400 Deployment to Cuba would not Pose a Credible Threat to US Combat Planes

In terms of military air traffic, there are only two airbases that would feel the effects of the S-400: Naval… Read More

4 years ago

[Updated] VFA-213 Blacklions F/A-18F crashes off the coast of Key West

The VFA-213 crew ejected from the F/A-18F, and were recovered by SAR air assets As reported by Fox News, a U.S. Navy F/A-18F… Read More

6 years ago

BRAVO ZULU TO U.S. NAVAL AVIATION FOR HAVING FLOWN 100,000 SORTIES USING TACTICAL COMBAT TRAINING SYSTEM

"Tactical Combat Training System Ranges across the country allow fighter aircraft and aircrew to conduct the most realistic training possible… Read More

7 years ago

VFC-111 SUNDOWNERS F-5N TIGER II CRASHES OFF THE COAST OF KEY WEST

According to the U.S. Navy the circumstances around the F-5N crash are now under investigation As reported by USNI News… Read More

7 years ago