“Well, you have astigmatism in both eyes,” the optometrist told me. “The good news is that we can get you a pair of glasses to help.” I was sixteen years View More ›
All Posts by C.W. Lemoine
Ask a Fighter Pilot: Dogfighting in the F-35!
Editor’s Note: Keep these questions coming, FighterSweep Fans! This is one of the advantages of having a pool of contributors who also happen to be still in the seat, be View More ›
What Close Air Support Is…And Isn’t! (Part Three)
In Part Two, we barely scratched the surface of some of the ways fighters and controllers coordinate to get bombs on target. Close Air Support is a very fluid and View More ›
What Exactly Is Auto GCAS?
Last year, I wrote an article in tribute to my friend, Lieutenant David “Jinxx” Mitchell, whose F-16 crashed after he lost consciousness during high-G maneuvering. It’s a phenomenon that has View More ›
What Close Air Support Is…And Isn’t! (Part Two)
En route to the target for a Close Air Support (CAS) mission, the fighters will check in with the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC). The ASOC will give information about View More ›
Ask a Fighter Pilot: Advice for Pilot Training Students
I’m a brand new AF officer, slated to start UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training) in a few months. It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember View More ›
SPECTRE RISING – Preview
Happy Monday to you all, FighterSweep Fans! We wanted to start our work week off on a bit of a different note, so here we go with a little experiment. View More ›
Why The F-35 Is The Right Aircraft To Defeat ISIS
If you’ve been paying attention to our coverage of the developing situation in Syria in this past week, you know one thing – it’s bad and getting worse by the View More ›
Head To Head: Turkish F-16C versus Russian Su-24M
Comparing a Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer to a Lockheed-Martin F-16 Viper (Fighting Falcon for the nerds at home) is like comparing a heavy duty, ¾-ton pickup truck to a Corvette on View More ›
Is the F-35 the worst fighter ever?
[Editor’s Note: To be perfectly clear yet again, we have no partnership with Lockheed-Martin or the F-35 program. In other words, we’re not getting paid by them to write these View More ›