“Dogfighting makes movies. Close Air Support wins wars.” With the drama surrounding the potential retirement of the Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II and the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s viability as View More ›
In October 1965, a group of ten specially-selected United States Air Force aviators were gathered at a remote part of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle. This highly-classified operation, called Project Weasel, was designed to develop new equipment and tactics to counter the SAM threat over Vietnam.
Like many of us, Captain William H. Dubois wanted to fly ever since he was a little boy. Moreover, it was important to him to serve his country.
He was fighting the squadron commander in a High Aspect (Neutral) BFM engagement and giving everything he had. At thirty-seven minutes into the mission, he was on his third or fourth set.
Happy Saturday, Fightersweep fans! Today we are going to look at the process of becoming a Naval Aviator, specifically a Strike Fighter Pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet community! We View More ›
In the back of my freezer resides a bottle of a chilled bourbon liqueur called “Jeremiah Weed.” Because most of my best friends wear G-suits for a living, I was View More ›
The Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) at MCAS Yuma covers mission planning, tactics and weapons employment, and it is badass!
In this video, we illustrate what it’s like to conduct a low-level, visual flight rules (VFR) sortie along a Military Training Route, or MTR.
By Nate S. Jaros I am often asked what it is like to be a fighter pilot. Sure, we boast about how fast we fly, how to shoot missiles, drop View More ›
The SR-71 Blackbird has had an almost immeasurable effect on the world we live in today. Its record as the fastest aircraft ever to take to the skies speaks to View More ›