The Last of the Dogfighters! A little eye candy and laughs from the badass adversary pilots of VFC-13.
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My buddy Wingnut is not only an intrepid and steely-eyed fighter pilot who has already garnered some well deserved ink here on FighterSweep, but he also happens to be a pretty damn View More ›
Today, the Navy released the name of the F/A-18 pilot who lost his life a few days ago flying from the USS Carl Vinson. It was a tragic incident in View More ›
The F-5 was the enabler of this amazing flying club. It was a link between the pure era of fighting machines to the modern age of digital combat. The plane View More ›
Last week we wrote about whether or not the airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS had a chance to be effective and what their objectives and scope should be. As it View More ›
An in-house BFM sortie between two seasoned pilots would consist of a short brief, a quick candy bar and a walk from the Ready Room 20 to 30 minutes before View More ›
An F-5 against an F/A-18 is not a fair fight. The Hornet has a spectacular radar with extremely capable ACM modes. At “Fight’s On,” a pilot has just to flick on View More ›
As a reservist who flew no more than 120 hours per year, .8 at a time, the F-5 was a dream. It is inexpensive to operate, therefore plentiful, and painfully View More ›
Putin has ordered a resumption of a Cold War favorite. In the past few days there has been a marked increase of Russian bombers sniffing around the edges of U.S. airspace.
Jorge Canyon. The Centroid. The Six-Pack. Sperm Lake. Circle Squares. The Dong. These are the inside names of some of the secret hiding spots in the greatest aerial playground in the United States. For 10 View More ›