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Tag: U.S. Naval Aviator

No Kill like a Guns Kill! Remembering Joe “Hoser” Satrapa, the F-14 Driver who scored two simulated gun kills on USAF F-15s for two times in the same mission
Hoser quickly bagged two gun kills, maneuvering through missile ranges until he was close enough to trigger his 20 mm cannon. In round two, he flat outmaneuvered the F-15 pilots for two more gun kills. On Mar. 17, 2019 former F-14 Tomcat Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) David “Hey Joe” Parsons announced on...
U.S. Navy Suspends Blue Angels’ member
The Blue Angel suspension follows Tuesday’s unrelated announcement about the Air Force’s firing of Capt. Zoe “SiS" Kotnik A member belonging to the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron has been suspended pending the findings in an ongoing investigation that kicked off in late January, according to U.S. Navy officials....
The Story of Butch O’Hare, the F4F Wildcat Pilot that shot down 5 Japanese Bombers Expending only 60 Rounds of 0.50-caliber ammunition
The captain of the Lexington, Frederick Sherman, recommended O'Hare for the Congressional Medal of Honor but O'Hare refused, insisting to his captain that any one of his squadron mates would have done the same thing The first six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor were dark days for the American public....
"Work Hard Play Hard!" Here's 2018 East Coast Strike Fighter Ball Video
The clip documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana The super cool footage in this post is a montage from the East Coast VFA squadrons of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. This video was first released at the annual Strike Fighter Ball 2018. It documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval...
The story behind this famous F7U Cutlass ramp strike
F7U pilots told LCDR Jay Alkire that he should have to use the afterburner in case of a wave-off, but he replied: "I don't need afterburner. I never taken a wave-off in my life." The famous video in this post shows U.S. Navy Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo 129595) from VF-124 Stingrays suffering ramp strike on landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Boat Captain to U.S. Naval Aviator: "Buzz Us Like Tom Cruise Did The Tower In Top Gun"video
"When the U.S. Navy asks if you would like a fly by the only appropriate response is…. Please buzz us like Tom Cruise did on Top Gun!" Matt Wirt, U.S. Coast Guard Charter Captain Matt Wirt, a U.S. Coast Guard Charter Captain from Wilmington got a surprise fly-by guest on Aug. 29, 2018 after an unusual transmission came over the...
Speed & Angels: an exclusive look at the making of the movie which featured the last U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats in action
"Since their childhoods, Jay and Meagan have dreamt of becoming fighter pilots. Speed & Angels captures these young naval aviators in their efforts to realize their childhood dreams," Francesco “Paco” Chierici, Speed & Angels producer Brought to my attention by former F-14 driver Francesco "Paco" Chierici, the cool videos in this post give you the chance to look behind the...
Grumman F-14 Tomcat in HD: spectacular video features excerpts from the movie "Speed & Angels"
Produced by former F-14 driver Francesco "Paco" Chierici, Speed & Angels follows Jay and Meagan as they chase their childhood dream of becoming naval aviators flying the mighty Tomcat Featuring several scenes from Speed & Angels movie, the spectacular video in this post shows the last U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats in action. The motion picture was filmed in 2003-2006 period, while...
This U.S. Naval Aviator helped renconstruct and train the Kuwait Air Force after invasion of Kuwait by Iraq
"There was a day we returned from an air strike and a Kuwaiti A-4KU pilot was as happy as he could be when he delivered a 500-pound bomb right to the front door of the headquarters office — until he realized that it was his old office," Commander Robert E. Noziglia, Jr. On Jan. 17, 1991, the U.S. and other...
USMC aviators are flying more than USAF pilots
The Marines have steadily been pushing to increase flight hours and to get more aircraft and pilots in the air Although both the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are facing pilot shortages and aircraft readiness problems that have left a large number of aircraft grounded, according Marine Corps Times the USMC aviators have increased their monthly...

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