USS America

That time a former US Navy F-4 RIO undergoing pilot training flew an Unauthorized Engagement with his T-2 against another Buckeye student pilot

That time a former US Navy F-4 RIO undergoing pilot training flew an Unauthorized Engagement with his T-2 against another Buckeye student pilot

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

3 months ago

Here’s why Four Weeks were required to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk

USS America USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of three Kitty Hawk-class supercarriers built for the US Navy in the 1960s. Commissioned in 1965,… Read More

4 months ago

The lessons learned by US Navy F-4 crews from the exercise where French fighters trailed airliners and outmaneuvered and outclassed their Phantom IIs

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

4 months ago

The exercise where French Mystere IV and Super Mystere B2 fighters outmaneuvered and outclassed US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

5 months ago

‘It’s not risky at all with practice:’ legendary US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot Dale “Snort” Snodgrass recalls his famed super low Banana Pass

“It’s not risky at all with practice… it was my opening pass to a Tomcat tactical demonstration at sea,” Dale… Read More

11 months ago

Did you know that it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk? Here’s why.

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America was scuttled southeast of Cape Hatteras. She was the largest warship ever to be… Read More

2 years ago

Twenty-Six F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are operating aboard US Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific amid heightened tensions between the US and China

This represents the largest assembly of deployed US naval F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to date. Taken on Jan.… Read More

2 years ago

That time a US Navy helicopter released three greased pigs on USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier flight deck

‘The fighter jet jocks got with us and came up with this slant, on an age-old tradition, of releasing a… Read More

3 years ago

Intruders over Libya: former A-6 crew members remember their participation in Operation El Dorado Canyon

“They shot at least two missiles at us. I'm screaming at the pilot to get back down and move the… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America left Philadelphia under tow on its final mission. The America was towed off the… Read More

4 years ago

The story (and video) behind Dale “Snort” Snodgrass legendary super low Banana Pass

"This photo indeed has a surrealistic quality. I believe it is due to the focal length of the camera used.… Read More

6 years ago

This OV-10A has been the last USMC combat loss of a Bronco

OV-10A Bronco BuNo 155424 was shot down on Feb. 25, 1991 by an Iraqi SAM. The pilot (Major Joseph Small)… Read More

6 years ago

A quick look at the Star Wars capabilities that the F-35 Generation III Helmet Mounted Display System delivers to the Joint Strike Fighter pilots

F-35 Generation III Helmet Mounted Display System A vital element of the F-35 Lightning II’s unprecedented warfighter capability is the… Read More

8 years ago