U.S. Naval Aviator

US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advance throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advance throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

Aircraft carrier landing operations It takes skills and nerves of ice for a US Navy pilot to take off and… Read More

4 months ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of the A-7 pilot that ejected three times from the Corsair II, survived and returned to flight status

Ejection seat Most military aircraft are equipped with ejection seats to allow pilots to escape from damaged or malfunctioning airplanes.… Read More

4 months ago

US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

The F-117 Nighthawk The F-117 is the world’s first operational stealth aircraft. The Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack… Read More

6 months ago

Naval Aviator explains why USAF Pilots land softer than US Navy Pilots

Landing on an aircraft carrier. It takes skills and nerves of ice for a US Navy pilot to land an… Read More

6 months ago

US Navy Test Pilot tells the story of the F-14 Tomcat Fatal Flat Spin Mode That Was Never Supposed to Happen

‘Within seconds the F-14 Tomcat rotation rate shot up to 180deg/sec and g forces reached 7.8g eyeballs-out! My head was… Read More

1 year ago

Meet the all-female Navy aviation team that conducted the flyover at Super Bowl LVII commemorating 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

Three US Navy tactical aircraft squadrons conducted an integrated flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem during Super Bowl… Read More

1 year ago

F-35Cs, F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs to Perform Super Bowl LVII Flyover To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

The formation will feature F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the “Argonauts” of VFA-147, EA-18G Growlers from the “Vikings”… Read More

1 year ago

Chicks dig ‘em! US Naval Aviator explains why fighter pilots wear sunglasses

What is the real reason why pilots wear sunglasses? Sunglasses help safeguard a pilot’s most important sensory asset – vision.… Read More

1 year ago

US Naval Aviator explains why even according to the famed photo featuring the F-16 vs F-4 Minimum Turn Radius the Viper is the most successful fighter ever built

‘F-16 vs F-4 max performance turn. I once saw this performed live. Stunning,’ David Tussey, former US Navy A-7E Corsair… Read More

2 years ago

UFOs: Pentagon releases New Video of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena observed from a US Navy F/A-18 last year

The video in this post, captured by the pilot in the cockpit of a Navy F/A-18 fighter jet, demonstrates the… Read More

2 years ago

Remembering Captain Carroll “Lex” Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog and Patriarch of online Aviation Communities

Captain Carroll "Lex" Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog, was a Naval Aviator, Husband, Father, and Patriarch of… Read More

2 years ago