Under the callsign of “MIG One-One,” Lieutenant Colonel Cameron “Glover” Dadgar leads a two-ship of Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 64th Aggressor Squadron into the evening sky. Part of View More ›
On Thursday, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner openly critiqued the depth of President Obama’s publicly briefed strategy on dealing with ISIS, proclaiming, “An F-16 is View More ›
My 9/11 story is a little different than many. For me, it wasn’t a morning story. I was based in Germany at the time; the first plane’s impact didn’t even View More ›
The JTAC Advanced Instructor Course, where JTACs and TACPs from both conventional and special operations units would learn and improve on tactics, techniques, and procedures in use downrange…
When it comes to travel, there is an old adage that says, “Getting there is half the fun!” I considered those words and applied them to the context of my View More ›
Today we give you the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, named after its WWII-era ground attack predecessor, the P-47 Thunderbolt. The A-10 is the aircraft most requested by JTACs, the one whose View More ›
The fighter community has dirty laundry – there’s absolutely no denying it. But without that culture, the brotherhood and sisterhood that fighter pilots share would cease to exist.
If you don’t care about your people then you aren’t a leader, you’re just a manager and would be better served working in Corporate America – certainly not in the U.S. Military.
The same is expected of the men and women who actually fly them, and that is why fighter pilots are elite. To the chagrin of overly-sensitive and plainly ignorant folk – even the mainstream media – the fighter pilot’s culture is far from politically correct and, dare I say it, it shouldn’t be.
If you’re in High School and have dreams of becoming a U.S. Air Force pilot, here’s my advice: the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) is where you should go to View More ›