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Vulcan Navigator Radar recalls when due to hydrazine vapors caused by the crash of an F-16 all the crews taking part in a Red Flag sortie had to stay closed inside their aircraft and could not take off
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Vulcan Navigator Radar recalls when due to hydrazine vapors caused by the crash of an F-16 all the crews taking part in a Red Flag sortie had to stay closed inside their aircraft and could not take off
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Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper
F-4 pilot recalls when during a "snake check" down a jeep trail he had to do a 6-G pullup to avoid a pickup truck. He was accused by his neighbor of running him off the road with his Phantom II.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-4 pilot recalls when during a “snake check” down a jeep trail he had to do a 6-G pullup to avoid a pickup truck. He was accused by his neighbor of running him off the road with his Phantom II.
USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
FB-111 Pilot recalls when flying at Mach 1.2 at 200 feet during a Red Flag exercise he blew out the windows and a door of a Winnebago type RV that got lost into a restricted area
In 1949 Tuskegee Airmen won the first ever USAF Weapons' Meet flying obsolete F-47 Thunderbolts. But their victory was hidden and the trophy stored at the USAF Museum for years.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
In 1949 Tuskegee Airmen won the first ever USAF Weapons’ Meet flying obsolete F-47 Thunderbolts. But their victory was hidden and the trophy stored at the USAF Museum for years.
Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir participates in Red Flag for first time
Military Aviation
Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir stealth fighters participate in Red Flag for first time
RAAF EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft to get Jammer Upgrades
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G to replace a Growler lost in an accident at Nellis AFB in 2018
Here’s why the USAF F-22 used the AIM-9X rather than the gun to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon (and why the Sidewinder don’t need to “see” something hot in order to track a target)
Military Aviation
Here’s why the USAF F-22 used the AIM-9X rather than the gun to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon (and why the Sidewinder don’t need to “see” something hot in order to track a target)
Chinese surveillance balloon flies over US: Nellis AFB scrambles two F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Chinese surveillance balloon flies over US: Nellis AFB scrambles two F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets
USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander is the first general officer to be certified as fifth-generation aggressor pilot on the F-35A Lightning II
Military Aviation
USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander is the first general officer to be certified as fifth-generation aggressor pilot on the F-35A Lightning II
This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces
Military Aviation
This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces
USAF conducts First F-22 Raptor In-Flight Tests for Aircrew Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF conducts First F-22 Raptor In-Flight Tests for Aircrew Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection
First operational F-16 pilot to fly with Auto GCAS reaches 4000-hour milestone in the Viper
Military Aviation
First operational F-16 pilot to fly with Auto GCAS reaches 4000-hour milestone in the Viper
Red Flag training area expanded by almost three times the size as prior iterations during exercise Red Flag 22-3 because of dedicated fifth-generation aggressors
Military Aviation
Red Flag training area expanded by almost three times the size as prior iterations during exercise Red Flag 22-3 because of dedicated fifth-generation aggressors
First J-20 representing F-35 Aggressor Aircraft unveiled at Nellis AFB
Military Aviation
First J-20 representing F-35 Aggressor Aircraft unveiled at Nellis AFB
Former T-39A Pilot tells the story of when a Saudi Prince arrived in the US to buy F-15s pulled out a Roll of $1,000 Bills and asked him how many he needed to pay for the Sabreliner Fuel
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former T-39A Pilot tells the story of when a Saudi Prince arrived in the US to buy F-15s pulled out a Roll of $1,000 Bills and asked him how many he needed to pay for the Sabreliner Fuel
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