VFA-147

The story of the US Navy F/A-18 that was able to land safely without canopy, with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe

The story of the US Navy F/A-18 that was able to land safely without canopy, with a KC-10 refueling basket stuck in its refueling probe

Air-to-Air Refueling, a dangerous process Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR) is a force multiplier. Aerial refueling allows aircraft to remain in the… Read More

3 months ago

Pilot Error After ‘Sierra Hotel Break’ behind last year South China Sea F-35C Lightning II Crash

An F-35C Joint Strike Fighter belonging to Strike Fighter Squadron 147 (VFA-147) “Argonauts” was lost on Jan. 24, 2022 due… Read More

1 year ago

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that Crashed in January in the South China Sea

The US Navy recovered the F-35C Lightning II that suffered a ramp strike on the deck of USS Carl Vinson… Read More

2 years ago

As US Navy Prepares Recovery Operations for crashed F-35C Lightning II, Japan Coast Guard Issues Salvage Warning in South China Sea

The US Navy is preparing salvage operations for an F-35C Lighting II lost on Jan. 24, 2022. As the US… Read More

2 years ago

The F-35C Lighting II that crashed Yesterday fell off USS Carl Vinson flight deck into South China Sea

USS Carl Vinson resumed flight operations shortly after the crash of the F-35C Lightning II. According to a statement released… Read More

2 years ago

F-35C Lightning II pilot forced to eject after landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson in South China Sea. Seven Sailors injured.

F-35C landing mishap on USS Carl Vinson An F-35C Lightning II [most probably belonging to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter… 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

First carrier air wing to incorporate E-2D and F-35C completes new syllabus ahead of upcoming deployment

This is the first time in naval history that the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, F-35C, and E-2D have been integrated together for… Read More

3 years ago

Highway to the danger zone – First two F-35C pilots graduate from Topgun

Maj. Derek Heinz from the VFA 125 Rough Raiders  and Lt. William Goodwin, III from the VFA 147 Argonauts successfully completed the 13-week… Read More

4 years ago

Report on U.S. Navy F/A-XX Next Generation Fighter will be ready in Summer

The F/A-XX air-dominance fighter will be a sixth-generation aircraft that eventually will replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter in… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy Declares F-35C Initial Operational Capability

F-35C IOC comes shortly after the Department of the Navy’s first Lightning II squadron, VFA 147, completed aircraft carrier qualifications… Read More

5 years ago

Two U.S. Navy F-35C fly in formation for a photo exercise and the result is simply stunning

VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore Taken on Nov. 16, 2018 the… Read More

5 years ago

F-35C makes precautionary landing in Fresno after indicator signal goes off in aircraft’s instruments

The F-35C incident was possibly related to a mechanical issue in the aircraft On Sep. 24, 2018 an F-35C attached… Read More

5 years ago