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US Naval Aviator explains why even though the A-4 was agile enough to serve as adversary aircraft with the US Navy, the Skyhawk was not a great fighter
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator explains why even though the A-4 was agile enough to serve as adversary aircraft with the US Navy, the Skyhawk was not a great fighter
Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr., aka LT.(JG) Marcus "Sundown” Williams who briefly served as Maverick’s RIO in Top Gun, passed away
Military Aviation
Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr., aka LT.(JG) Marcus “Sundown” Williams who briefly served as Maverick’s RIO in Top Gun, passed away
Former F-14 RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot outran a USAF F-15 aggressor during a TOPGUN mission with their “Bombcat” fully loaded
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Former F-14 RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot outran a USAF F-15 aggressor during a TOPGUN mission with their “Bombcat” fully loaded
US Navy F-4 pilot recalls when he paralyzed during a near supersonic steep dive because he pinched a nerve in his neck while twisting his head back under very high Gs during an ACM engagement against A-4s
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 pilot recalls when he was paralyzed during a near supersonic steep dive because he pinched a nerve in his neck while twisting his head back under very high Gs during an ACM engagement against A-4s
Q&A with a former F-14 Tomcat RIO: Dave "Bio" Baranek answers your questions
Aviation History / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
From the F-14 retirement to dogfighting against the F/A-18: former Tomcat RIO answers your questions
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Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
F-14 Cockpit Selfie – The Untold Story
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Tomcat RIO tells the story behind this famed F-14 Cockpit Selfie
The Dream Machine: here's how to make a hop in the F-20 Tigershark, the Super Light-Fighter that Never Was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Dream Machine: here’s how to make a hop in the F-20 Tigershark, the Super Light-Fighter that Never Was
The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat aircrew that inspired the Legendary Top Gun Movie
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat aircrew that inspired the Legendary Top Gun Movie
No Internal Gun and Smoking Engines: former Topgun pilots explain why US Navy F-4s initially struggled to compete with North Vietnamese MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
No Internal Gun and Smoking Engines: former Topgun pilots explain why US Navy F-4s initially struggled to compete with North Vietnamese MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
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Did you know that as late as the early 1990s, some F/A-18 drivers were routinely losing a 1v1 dogfight against an F-14 because they persisted in flying the Hornet like a supersonic A-7?
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Did you know that as late as the early 1990s, some F/A-18 drivers were routinely losing a 1v1 dogfight against an F-14 because they persisted in flying the Hornet like a supersonic A-7?
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
US Naval Aviators explain why "a mixed division of F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets was devastating in aerial engagements"
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviators explain why “a mixed division of F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets was devastating in aerial engagements”
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Crew Chiefs have almost finished to rebuild the F-22 Raptor that belly landed at NAS Fallon in 2018
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Crew Chiefs have almost finished to rebuild the F-22 Raptor that belly landed at NAS Fallon in 2018
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