U.S. Naval Aviator

Boat Captain to F/A-18 pilot: “Buzz Us Like Tom Cruise Did On Top Gun”

Boat Captain to F/A-18 pilot: “Buzz Us Like Tom Cruise Did On Top Gun”

"When the U.S. Navy asks if you would like a fly by the only appropriate response is…. Please buzz us… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Check out this spectacular video featuring 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS COMPLETE THEIR 1000TH TRAP FLYING TOGETHER

Since naval aviation began in 1911, only less than 360 pilots and 120 NFOs have achieved the milestone of 1,000… Read More

6 years ago

BOOK PROVIDES NEVER TOLD STORIES OF VF-14 TOPHATTERS SQUADRON AND THE F-14 TOMCAT

"The F-14 Tomcat was a pure air-to-air fighter and our mission, in the words of Manfred von Richthofen (the Red… Read More

6 years ago

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: FORMER U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR DESCRIBES HIS FAVORITE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER MISSILE LAUNCH

"As a veteran of many missile shots, both AIM-9 and AIM-7, this was the most challenging due to the speeds involved… Read More

7 years ago

BOOK TELLS THE INSIDE STORY OF “TOP GUN” AND THE F-14 TOMCAT

Do you remember the Top Gun movie scene where Maverick and Goose’s F-14 flies inverted above the black two-seat F-5F… Read More

7 years ago

SECOND U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR SELECTED TO DUAL QUALIFY IN THE U.S. NAVY’S F-35C AND THE USAF F-35A

Lt. Cmdr. Escher was selected to fly the Air Force’s variant because of his knowledge and experience across a wide… Read More

7 years ago

BEFORE TOPGUN DAYS: REVEALING TRUE STORY ABOUT U.S. NAVY FIGHTER TRAINING

U.S. Navy fighter training to become F-14 Tomcat RIO The U.S. Navy fighter training required to become an F-14 Tomcat… Read More

7 years ago

“MOW EM DOWN!” THE GRIM REAPERS LEGACY

Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 After having been reestablished in May 2012, the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 was officially… Read More

7 years ago

Nice clip features Tom “Maverick” Cruise explaining what it’s like flying in an F-14 Tomcat driven by a U.S. Naval Aviator

Tom "Maverick" Cruise on what it's like flying in an F-14 driven by a U.S. Naval Aviator In the year… Read More

8 years ago