World War I

US Navy A-4 pilot recalls when a WWI biplane made a simulated attack on his Skyhawk reaching a guns-tracking position only a few feet away from his A-4

US Navy A-4 pilot recalls when a WWI biplane made a simulated attack on his Skyhawk reaching a guns-tracking position only a few feet away from his A-4

World War I aircraft World War I witnessed unprecedented growth and innovation in aircraft design, construction, and as the war… Read More

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‘Being “quiet” is more than not talking.’ US Navy Submarine Officer explains why to submariners “stealth is life”

‘To military aircraft pilot’s, “speed is life”. To submariners today, “stealth is life”,’ Dave Corley, former US Navy Submarine officer.… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Red Baron’s First Aerial Victory

When Manfred von Richthofen flying an Albatros DII found a British F.E. 2b at the tail end of the British… Read More

3 years ago

The fatal flaw that plagued the Fokker Dr. I, the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s favorite aircraft

Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen’s Fokker DR. I Manfred von Richthofen, the famed Red Baron, first flew the Fokker Dr.… Read More

3 years ago

Camel pilots explain why the iconic Sopwith fighter was a formidable weapon in the right hands but unforgiving with students

Training deaths (380) almost equaled combat deaths (420) for the Sopwith Camel. The most iconic of the Sopwith fighters—the Camel—appeared… Read More

3 years ago

How Italian Caproni and S.V.A. First World War aircraft performed the first real military airlift in the history of aviation

These missions clearly illustrated the possibilities offered by transport aeroplanes. From 1912 to 1927, the territory which became modern Libya… Read More

3 years ago

The story of Katherine Stinson the first woman (and only the fourth American pilot) to perform a loop

In 1912 Katherine Stinson became one of the first women in the United States to receive a pilot’s license at… Read More

4 years ago

The story behind Military aviation salute: the tradition that signals bond between aviator, maintainer

This salute exchange tradition has continued from the Lafayette Escadrille, across services and nations through World War I, World War… Read More

4 years ago

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson Declared RAF Group Captain

Bruce Dickinson formed a close alliance with the service in 2008, when he took the controls of an MoD-chartered 747… Read More

4 years ago

American Fighter Ace Eddie Rickenbacker Was Flying the Day Great War Ended. Here’s his Touching Account.

"Suddenly gray uniforms mixed with brown. I could see them hugging each other, dancing, jumping. Americans were passing out cigarettes… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY USAF A-1 SKYRAIDERs IN VIETNAM

The main missions performed by the Skyraider during the Vietnam Conflict had been CAS to ground forces and protection to… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT PATROUILLE DE FRANCE AIR SHOW IN SACRAMENTO

The Patrouille de France is the oldest formal flying aerobatic team having originated in 1931, 15 years before the Blue… Read More

7 years ago