Tag: U.S. Navy

REMEMBERING JIM HUSTON, THE NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER WHO FILMED THE AERIAL...

While in the Jolly Rogers, Jim Huston participated in making the movie “The Final Countdown,” filming several scenes with a Panavision camera in the...

THE STORY OF CHRISTINE, THE LONGEST SERVING F-14 TOMCAT IN THE...

While F-14 BuNo. 159600 was participating in the Tomcat’s final cruise a bulkhead would blow out during routine maintenance and the aircraft would spend most of the next...

TWO KILLED IN U.S. NAVY T-45C GOSHAWK CRASH

An instructor pilot and a student, whose names have not yet been released, were aboard the T-45C Goshawk As reported by Task & Purpose, on...

WORLDWIDE FLEET OF F/A-18 AND EA-18 HITS 10 MILLION FLIGHT-HOURS MILESTONE

Today there are more than 1,200 F/A-18 and EA-18 aircraft flying in 71 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps squadrons, including the Blue Angels flight...

THE LAST “AGGRESSOR” DAYS OF VF-74 BE-DEVILERS F-14 TOMCATS

VF-74 Be-Devilers F-14B Tomcats proved to be an extremely effective aggressor, providing capabilities akin to those of the Su-27 and MiG-31 The interesting photos in...

U.S. COULD KEEP SOME F-35s WITHOUT COMBAT CAPABILITIES

The F-35 program office is considering an option to keep some F-35s in the U.S. fleet with a software operating system rated below combat-grade,...

INTERESTING VIDEO FEATURES U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS DESCRIBING THE SHOOTING DOWN OF...

As the Su-22 climbed after dropping ordnance, Tremel would respond, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which missed the Fitter. Then Tremel fired another missile,...

U.S. NAVY TO HELP SWISS AIR FORCE INVESTIGATE 2015 F/A-18D CRASH

While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the...

BRAVO ZULU TO U.S. NAVAL AVIATION FOR HAVING FLOWN 100,000 SORTIES...

"Tactical Combat Training System Ranges across the country allow fighter aircraft and aircrew to conduct the most realistic training possible without going into actual...

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE F-14 TOMCAT’s FIRST AIR-TO-AIR VICTORY

The F-14 Tomcats were fired on by the Libyans, turning what had been a game of cat and mouse into a deadly encounter The more...

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