Pardo’s Push

Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.

Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.

Bob Pardo has passed away Decorated US Air Force (USAF) fighter pilot and Vietnam veteran Retired Lt. Col. Bob Pardo… Read More

2 months ago

The Pardo’s Push: USAF F-4 Phantom II pilot Bob Pardo remembers the most exciting day of his life

‘The F-4 was an awesome aeroplane in combat. It could even push a 28,000-lb aeroplane on a piece of one-inch… Read More

12 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

1 year ago

This F-86 Pilot Pushed his Wingman’s Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands

"Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. "Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded… Read More

5 years ago

Pardo’s Push: how an F-4 pushed a crippled F-4 to safety

"Drop your tail-hook!" Pardo cried. The steel tail-hook, designed to halt the aircraft after landing on an aircraft carrier, was… Read More

5 years ago