Tag: U.S. Marine Corps

That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter
“I walked out there and said, ‘You’re in the ‘Danger Zone,’" Kenny Loggins. Taken on Apr. 15, 2015 the impressive video in this post shows a massive 100-foot-long U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter doing an emergency landing in Solana Beach in southern California. The CH-53E from...
This F/A-18 Pilot Survived 75G Impact in Horror Hornet Crash
The maneuver that Jerry Cadick was performing that day is known as a “square Immelman.” Things began to go wrong as Cadick pulled out of his climb. His airspeed was dangerously low… Filmed on Apr. 24, 1988 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro during the local air show, the infamous video...
That Time a man Sued Pepsi for Not Giving him a Harrier Jump Jet
"People say, 'well didn't you want a t-shirt?' and I say, well when there's a Harrier out there for 7 million Pepsi points why not aim your sights a little higher," John Leonard. In the mid-90s one of Pepsi-Cola commercials sparked controversy while the company was airing its Pepsi Stuff promotional campaign.
Meet Capt. Anneliese Satz, the first female Marine F-35B pilot
It’s a historic feat for the U.S. Marine Corps, as Capt. Anneliese Satz joins a relatively small field of Marine F-35 pilots. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz has become the first female Marine F-35B pilot having completed the syllabus on the STOVL version of the Lightning II on Jun. 27, 2019 at the Marine Corps...
1st Lt. Catherine Stark is the First female Marine selected to fly the F-35C
The first female Marine F-35B pilot is about to graduate as well. While her graduation is fast approaching, 1st Lt. Catherine Stark, was recently the first female Marine selected to fly the F-35C. 1st Lt. Catherine Stark from Erie has been selected to fly the F-35C, she is the first female U.S. Marine Corps...
Watch Blue Angels Helping actor Rob Riggle with an Audition Tape for Top Gun: Maverick
Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Rob Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn. Taken on May 6, 2014 the funny video in this post shows actor Rob Riggle trying to get into the action of Top Gun: Maverick by shooting an auditioning tape, flying...
This Nostalgic, cool video Reminds us that the A-6 Intruder was an Ass Kickin’ Machine
The nostalgic, cool video in this post reminds us that the A-6 Intruder was a no-nonsense, payload carrying, bomb droppin’, ass kickin’ machine. Composed by a former A-6 crew member (who spent many happy flight hours with the aircraft), the nostalgic, cool video in this post reminds us that the Intruder...
Sikorsky to build six LRIP VH-92A presidential helicopters
The VH-92A will replace two current presidential helicopters, the VH-3D and the VH-60N. On Jun. 10, 2019 Sikorsky has received a $542 million contract to build six low-rate initial production VH-92A presidential helicopters. Work is expected to be completed in April 2022, the Pentagon says. The contract was announced...
Check out video and photos of Elephant Walk conducted by USMC MV-22Bs and CH-53Es to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with MAG 16, 3rd MAW, lined up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., on Jun. 6, 2019. Elephant Walk USMC style. Twenty seven MV-22Bs and 16 CH-53Es with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up...
Sikorsky Secures Contract To Build 12 LRIP CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters
The CH-53K is the only aircraft able to provide the USMC with the heavy-lift capability it needs to meet future operational requirements for the vertical lift mission. On May 17, 2019 the Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $1.3 billion Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lots 2 and 3 contract for 12 aircraft...

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