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Former USAF Pilot who Classified First in his UPT Class Explains why He Chose to Fly the T-39A Sabreliner Business Jet instead of the F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former USAF Pilot who Classified First in his UPT Class Explains why He Chose to Fly the T-39A Sabreliner Business Jet instead of the F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet
That time an SR-71 deployed Ladies Underwear (along with the drag chute) upon landing to adjust the attitude of a new Blackbird pilot
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane that lost the drag chute in-flight at Mach 1.5
A-10 Pilot explains how the CCIP Gun/Rockets mode on the Warthog calculate Range and Impact Point without Radar
Military Aviation
A-10 Pilot explains how the CCIP Gun/Rockets mode on the Warthog calculate Range and Impact Point without Radar
USAF Investigates Hurricane Hunters WC-130J Super Hercules crew for unplanned stop to pick up vintage BMW motorcycle at Martha’s Vineyard Airport
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF Investigates Hurricane Hunters WC-130J Super Hercules crew for unplanned stop to pick up vintage BMW motorcycle at Martha’s Vineyard Airport
Did you know? Jackie Cochran was the first woman to break the Sound Barrier (with Chuck Yeager flying the Chase Plane)
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Military Aviation
Did you know? Jackie Cochran was the First Woman to break the Sound Barrier (with Chuck Yeager flying the Chase Plane)
An In-Depth Analysis of why USAF wants to retire the F-22 Raptor
Military Aviation
USAF wants to retire 250 Old Aircraft including 33 F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighters, to purchase 82 New Airplanes, including an accelerated buy of F-15EX Eagle IIs
AC-130A crew reunited with “Spectre 17” Gunship 50 years after it was hit by 57mm round over Vietnam
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
AC-130A crew reunited with “Spectre 17” Gunship 50 years after it was hit by 57mm round over Vietnam
Here’s why the SR-71 Blackbird airframe was designed to leak fuel
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why the SR-71 Leaked Fuel (and why some Blackbird Spy Planes donated to Museums still Leak JP7)
RB-36 Crew member recalls when his Peacemaker Pilot did a Chandelle Maneuver on Takeoff during an Airshow and, on a separate occasion, did an Emergency Landing with a Loose Flap
Airshows / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
RB-36 Crew Member recalls when his Peacemaker Pilot did a Chandelle Maneuver on Takeoff during an Airshow and, on a separate occasion, did an Emergency Landing with a Loose Flap
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End of an Era: Nellis Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-15C Eagle
Military Aviation
End of an Era: Nellis Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-15C Eagle
F-22 suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base, F-16 crashed in a woodland area near the Louisiana-Texas border. Both Pilots are Safe.
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-22 suffered a mishap upon landing at Eglin Air Force Base, F-16 crashed in a woodland area near the Louisiana-Texas border. Both Pilots are Safe.
Maintenance Personnel tell the story behind the photo that shows a USAF F-15 badly damaged after being Hit by an AIM-9 fired by another USAF F-15
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Maintenance Personnel tell the story behind the photo that shows a USAF F-15 badly damaged after being Hit by an AIM-9 fired by another USAF F-15
LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft will no longer require JATO after engine upgrades
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft will no longer require JATO after engine upgrades
In the event of a No-Fly-Zone over Ukraine, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighters could sanitize the skies within an hour but they are not deployed to Eastern Europe. Here’s why.
Military Aviation
In the event of a No-Fly-Zone over Ukraine, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighters could sanitize the skies within an hour but they are not deployed to Eastern Europe. Here’s why.
Aviano F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets Deploy to Croatia after Crash of Tupolev Tu-141 drone from Russia-Ukraine War
Drones / Military Aviation
Aviano F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets Deploy to Croatia after Crash of Tupolev Tu-141 drone from Russia-Ukraine War
Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird pilots Survival Kit included a very rare Aluminum Gun (the Gun was made in Aluminum to keep it Lightweight)?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird Crew Members Survival Kit included a very rare Aluminum Gun (the Gun was made in Aluminum to keep it Lightweight)?
Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter
Military Aviation
Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter
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