I’ve been hearing and telling “There I was…” stories for my entire adult life. It started for me in flight school, listening to a grizzled old sim instructor tell me about View More ›
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Navy Fighter Pilot Jay “Faceshot” Consalvi talks about Czech Mate and the Reno Air Races
Jay flew the F-14D Tomcat and F/A-18 C/D/Fs in the Navy. After leaving the service he has become an emerging figure in the rarified world of unlimited air racing. We View More ›
There I was…I am the Aurora, hear me roar
By far my favorite line, however, was the conclusion: “This reporter believes it was the secret Air Force spy plane, the Aurora, returning to its base in the California desert.”
The Ultimate Carrier Break: Nasty SHB
The SHB. It’s a Navy thing. More, it’s a CV thing, ‘CV’ being the code for carrier, the kind of carrier that has cross-deck pendants and planes with hooks. The View More ›
Naval Aviation Author has Serious Chops in the Cockpit and on the Page
Fighter Sweep has the privilege of interviewing author and former Commanding Officer of VFA-105, Kevin Miller. Kevin accumulated 3,600 total hours and 1,000 carrier landings in the A-7E and F/A-18. View More ›
Stunning Aviation Coffee Table Books by Renown Photographer Erik Hildebrandt
Still just as inspiring as when it was first released in 2011 to commemorate the Centennial of Naval Aviation, FLY NAVY remains a historic freeze frame of America’s men and View More ›
A Day in the Life. VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet.
A day in the life of an F/A-18E fighter pilot deployed on USS Harry S. Truman in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Interview with Wingnut: VFA-25 and Air Wing-7 taking the fight to ISIS
Air Wing: CVW-7 Ship: CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman Squadron: VFA-25 Fist of the Fleet A good friend of mine, LT C. “Wingnut” Wickware, has just returned from a deployment View More ›
Initial findings for Egyptair 804 mishap released
Investigators release initial report on Egyptair 804 mishap
Breaking news: FAA bans all flights from Turkey
Breaking news: As security situation in Turkey continues to deteriorate, FAA bans all flights to and from.
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