YF-17 Cobra

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

‘We used to have a joke in flight training: “What happens to a prop aircraft when it loses its engine?… Read More

12 months ago

YF-16 Flight Zero: Video features Test Pilot Phil Oestricher Recalling the First, Unintentional Flight of the YF-16

Test pilot Phil Oestricher was conducting high-speed taxi tests, the YF-16 lifted off the runway, and rather than risking damage… Read More

1 year ago

F-4 Pilot tells the story of when his Phantom II Outran an F/A-18 Hornet and Zoomed at 82,125 Feet per Minute

‘When the Hornet maxed out at Mach 1.6 (didn’t make its max), I was approaching Mach 2 and closing rapidly,’… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Longest Serving F-16: Development and Life of YF-16 #72-1568

Where YF-16 #72-1568 begins to stand out and helped change the fighter world are the innovative advantages the jet had… Read More

4 years ago

Vintage video shows Northrop YF-17 rollout

The Northrop YF-17 Cobra was a lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology… Read More

5 years ago