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Former F-4 Crew Members Point Out Phantom’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
F-4 Crew Members Speak about Phantom II’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
The story of the US Navy F/A-18 pilot that made a night trap on a carrier having the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (AKA ball) turned off
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Naval Aviator recalls when an F/A-18 pilot made a night trap on a carrier having the Ball (Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System) turned off
US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advanced throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advance throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier
SEAL JTAC explains why the Navy F-14 Tomcat crews were the best for Close Air Support (Only matched by those of USMC F/A-18Ds)
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
SEAL JTAC explains why the Navy F-14 Tomcat crews were the best for Close Air Support (Only matched by those of USMC F/A-18Ds)
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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
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
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
Here’s why this Top Gun: Maverick scene is Impossible According to a real-life Fighter Pilot
Military Aviation
“There is a jet waiting for me in the future,” Glen “Hangman” Powell teases Top Gun 3
US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells why Hornet drivers cut the fingertips off their gloves
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells why Hornet drivers cut the fingertips off their gloves
“We were not just fleet air defenders:” F-14 RIO tells why Tomcat crews could prevail against anyone in a dogfight
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
“We were not just fleet air defenders:” F-14 RIO tells why Tomcat crews could prevail against anyone in a dogfight
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A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: Which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.
The right airplane at the wrong time: Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why US continues to upgrade and produce F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 but not the F-22
Military Aviation
The right airplane at the wrong time: Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why US continues to upgrade and produce F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 but not the F-22
The night carrier landing where a US Navy F-4 had both main landing gear tires blown after snagging the one wire in mid-flight and impacting on top of the third arresting wire
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The night carrier landing where a Navy F-4 pilot turned in his wings after blowing his Phantom II main landing gear tires because it snagged the one wire in mid-flight, impacted on top of the third arresting wire
Original Top Gun editor Chris Lebenzon returns to work on Top Gun: Maverick
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
Maverick has some gas left in the tank: Top Gun 3 allegedly in Development, Tom Cruise, Glen Powell and Miles Teller to Return
The Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35 but it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s why even though the Boeing F-32 may have had some advantages over the F-35, it would have had the same issues of the Lightning II
Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
"Jackie, we are at Mach 2." " You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Jackie, we are at Mach 2.” ” You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
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The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
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