Replacement Air Group

Former US Navy F-8 Pilot explains why a carrier landing in the legendary Crusader was a real challenge

Former US Navy F-8 Pilot explains why a carrier landing in the legendary Crusader was a real challenge

“Because of approach speed and scan, you had to work your ass off. But I liked the F-8 because it… Read More

1 year ago

Bringing Home the Legends: Carrier Landing in the F-8, F-4, and F-14

We spoke with CAPT Bill “Striker” Switzer, a former Navy fighter pilot who has carrier landings in three legendary fighters… Read More

3 years ago

F-14A Tomcat Pilot tells the story of the real life Goose and explains how Nick Bradshaw could have survived the flat spin featured in Top Gun Movie

‘The real RIO was Lt. David J. “Goose” Lortscher. His callsign Goose later became part of the movie,’ John Chesire,… Read More

3 years ago

HERE’S A PHOTO OF AN S-3 VIKING KEEPING UP FOREIGN RELATIONS

Hey Geeks do you think this S-3 aircrew was searching for a MiG-28 underneath their Viking? Inverted S-3 Viking. Hey… Read More

6 years ago

BEFORE TOPGUN DAYS: REVEALING TRUE STORY ABOUT U.S. NAVY FIGHTER TRAINING

Actually after one year spent at Naval Air Station Pensacola, future RIOs progressed to the Replacement Air Group (RAG), a… Read More

7 years ago