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USAF F-15 pilot explains why he had to buy beers after he took off without G-suit during his first scramble

USAF F-15 pilot explains why he had to buy beers after he took off without G-suit during his first scramble

Scramble In the event of a threat, military forces need to react quickly for safety reasons. Aircraft scrambling is a… Read More

1 month ago

USAF F-86D Sabre Dog Pilot tells the story of when He Lit the Afterburner in the Hangar to Take Off during a Scramble. And explains why He Never did it Again.

The F-86D Sabre Dog was equipped with an afterburning engine in the form of a General Electric J47-GE-17 turbojet. An… Read More

2 years ago

JASDF F-2 fighter lost canopy inflight during scramble in October because its pilot forgot to lock it before take-off

A JASDF F-2 fighter jet that scrambled from Tsuiki Airbase on Oct. 10, 2021 lost its canopy inflight while the… Read More

2 years ago

7 years after it was unable to scramble fighter jets to respond to a hijacking outside of business hours, Switzerland starts to provide 24 hours airspace protection

Starting from Dec. 31, 2020 two Swiss Air Force F/A-18 fighter jets will be operational 24/7 to protect the airspace… Read More

3 years ago

That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German Airspace: the Story of the Fourth of July Alpha Scramble

'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no… Read More

5 years ago

BRITISH, FRENCH AND SPANISH FIGHTERS SCRAMBLED TO INTERCEPT TWO RUSSIAN Tu-160 BLACKJACK STRATEGIC BOMBERS FLYING IN THE UK’s AREA OF INTEREST

Even though the Russian aircraft did not violate British territorial airspace, the RAF fighters were scrambled to monitor the Blackjacks… Read More

7 years ago

GORGEOUS COLD WAR ERA VIDEO SHOWS ROYAL AIR FORCE LIGHTNING INTERCEPTORS PERFORMING A SCRAMBLE

The iconic Lightning has been Britain's first and only entirely indigenous Mach 2 fighter aircraft produced After the article featuring… Read More

7 years ago