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That Time a Crewless RAF Tornado Flew Away After the Navigator...

We may only imagine the front-seater's feelings as, from his parachute, he watched his Tornado disappearing over the horizonThe following article contains excerpts from...

That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German...

'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no pilot!,' Bill "Turf" Murphy F-15...

That time two RAF Phantoms shadowed two Soviet Bears over France...

"I could not avoid a feeling of irritation when I pictured our Mirage colleagues as they attended their Bastille barbecues on this mid-summer's day," Alan...

Swiss Air Force plans to retire 27 F-5 fighters this year

The service will be left with 26 active F-5 fightersThe Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire 27 Northrop F-5s from service....

That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an...

Archie's fingers felt carefully for the in-flight refuelling probe switch. When he operated the switch, Archie and his navigator heard the typical thumps and clunks...

The unknown story of the RAF Phantom crew that intercepted a...

"Keeping the Phantom in that position for about six or seven minutes, my navigator and I grinned at the cameras, struck tops of our...

Meet Poland’s First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot

“The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, we are all pilots,” Lt Katarzyna Tomiak-Siemieniewic,...

Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase

The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets in 2014Switzerland will ask...

HERE’S HOW YOU COULD SCRAMBLE A VULCAN STRATEGIC BOMBER IN 2...

Vulcan aircraft featured a rapid start system to allow the bombers to take-off in very short time to head for enemy targets before any incoming...

HERE’S HOW BRAZILIAN MIRAGE FIGHTERS INTERCEPTED AN Il-62 THAT WAS BRINGING...

The two Mirage fighters climbed above the clouds and increased their speed from Mach 0.98 to Mach 1.15, while both the leader and the...

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