Tag: World War I

The story of Roland Garros: the Playboy who Invented Air Combat and became the First Fighter Pilot
Thanks to his machine gun system, by Apr. 18, 1915 Garros had three kills under his belt. At this time, the entire French Air Force had managed to down five German planes. Roland Garros accounted for three of these. Never before had a lone pilot hunted other men in the air. Roland Garros...
The first CSAR missions and the story of how the A-1 Skyraider became known as "Sandy"
The main missions performed by the Skyraider during the Vietnam Conflict had been CAS to ground forces and protection to helicopters rescuing airmen downed in enemy territory Developed during World War II for the U.S. Navy, the Douglas AD Skyraider almost disappeared before having the chance to excel during the Vietnam War: in the high-speed, jet-age world of the late...
The Patrouille de France is the oldest formal flying aerobatic team having originated in 1931, 15 years before the Blue Angels On Apr. 15, 2017, the Patrouille de France, Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) aerobatic jet team, held an air show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, as part of their 2017 tour of the U.S. The Patrouille de France is the...

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