USS Nimitz

The sad Story of EA-3B Ranger 12 Crash on USS Nimitz and the End for the Whale in US Navy Service

The sad Story of EA-3B Ranger 12 Crash on USS Nimitz and the End for the Whale in US Navy Service

The deaths of seven crew in the crash of an EA-3B during a night recovery onboard USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in… Read More

4 years ago

F-14 Pilot’s Unreleased Notes on Filming “The Final Countdown”

One of the F-14 pilots who flew in The Final Countdown shares his personal notes on the movie that introduced… Read More

5 years ago

Former B-52 Pilot Tells the Story behind this Photo of two BUFFs Buzzing USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

‘We were tasked by the JCS to fly a mission deep into the Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf to surveil the Soviet… Read More

5 years ago

US Navy CSG kicks off Overseas Deployment Without its Broken-Down Aircraft Carrier

The ongoing maintenance backlog in the East Coast’s aircraft carrier fleet leaves the Navy with no ready aircraft carrier available… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

SHOCKING VIDEO SHOWS U.S. NAVY F/A-18F SUPER HORNET INTERCEPTING A UFO

The object peeled away. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Cmdr. Fravor said. He was, he explained, “pretty weirded… Read More

7 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY F/A-18E SUPER HORNET PREPARING TO LAND ON USS NIMITZ TAKES EVASIVE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION WITH 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… Read More

7 years ago

INDIAN NAVY MiG-29K FULCRUM FIGHTER JETS HAVE FLOWN OVER USS NIMITZ DURING EXERCISE MALABAR 2017

Only 3 MiG-29Ks out of a fleet of 10 were normally available for operations in 2016 because of problems with… Read More

7 years ago