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Tomcats 2-Fitters 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi's Su-22s over the Gulf of Sidra on Aug. 19, 1981
Kleemann waited about 5 seconds for the Libyan to clear the sun, then pulled the trigger The following article titled Sudden Victory, The Gulf of Sidra Incident of August 1981 and written by LCdr. Joseph T. Stanik, USN (Ret.) appeared in July-August 1996 issue of Naval Aviation News. When Libyan aircraft unsuccessfully attempted to shoot down a U.S. plane conducting reconnaissance...
Check out this video of when a typical U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing was filled with many beautiful, colorful and different aircraft
There was a time when the Carrier Air Wings crowded the decks with airplanes of different shapes, sizes and capabilities Today a typical U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing (CVW) is associated with the McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, F/A-18 variants. In fact the typical mix of a current CVW is one F/A-18F (two-seat) Super Hornet squadron, and three single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet...
Shocking video shows U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet intercepting an UFO
The object peeled away. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Cmdr. Fravor said. He was, he explained, “pretty weirded out.” The Pentagon has given The New York Times the following video video which shows a F/A-18F from USS Nimitz aircraft carrier – flown by a former CO of VFA-41 Black Aces – encountering an unidentified flying object (UFO) in...
Remembering Jim Huston, the Naval Flight Officer who filmed the aerial sequences of "The Final Countdown" cult movie
While in the Jolly Rogers, Jim Huston participated in making the movie “The Final Countdown,” filming several scenes with a camera in the back seat of the F-14 Jim Huston, one the F-14 Tomcat Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) from VF-84 Jolly Rogers who participated in making the cult movie "The Final Countdown," passed away at the age of 62 on Apr....
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 than two-centuries-old relationship between the U.S. and Libya has long been punctuated by moments of unfortunate conflict. In the opening years of the 19th century, the young U.S. Navy battled the Barbary state of Tripoli...
VFA-147 F/A-18E Super Hornet harassed by Iranian Drone
The Iranian QOM-1 drone flew at the F/A-18E Super Hornet and came within 100 feet vertically and 200 feet laterally As reported in an article appeared on USNI News brought to my attention by Jared Smith, an aviation enthusiast and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, on Aug. 8, 2017 an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68)...
Only 3 MiG-29Ks out of a fleet of 10 were normally available for operations in 2016 because of problems with engines and electronic control system Taken on Jul. 16, 2017 the interesting photos in this post feature Indian Navy MiG-29K Fulcrum fighter jets flying over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise Malabar...

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