The images are already splashed all over the media: an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III rolling down the taxiway of Kabul’s airport while Afghan civilians run alongside it. Views cut View More ›
The Road to Wings: OTS, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve
So far in our examination of Air Force commissioning sources we’ve looked at the U.S Air Force Academy and Air Force ROTC. Both of these provide an excellent path for View More ›
The A-10 Warthog debate: A fate worse than death
You don’t want the A-10 Warthog retired? Do you understand both sides of the argument, or are you basing your feelings on emotion and nostalgia? Scott Wolff sounds off.
Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hand Signals On The Flight Deck!
Question: I really enjoy the cruise videos from the Navy guys. There’s just something about the teamwork and precision required by everyone on deck that I find both fascinating and View More ›
The Non-Flying Side of being a Military Pilot
Beyond the “show up and go up” myth of military flying, the second biggest myth is that all pilots do is fly and go home to their hot supermodel wives View More ›
How Do You Earn The Coveted Wings of Gold?
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 ›
Fighter Pilot Traditions: Jeremiah Weed
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 ›
A Toast to Moose: A Husband, Father, Fighter Pilot…and Friend
Fighter pilots spend countless hours in their training memorizing checklists, learning aircraft systems, and repeating emergency procedures in nightmarish simulator rides. Since flying high-performance jets is inherently dangerous, they must be safety View More ›
Watch: See what it’s like to be on the receiving end of an A-10 Warthog strafing run
The 30 mm General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger rotary canon first entered into service in 1977. The 619 pound monster Gatling gun measured just shy of 2 feet wide and 20 View More ›
Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!
“Something I’d like to see in the future is an article talking about the performance of the Hornet versus the Super Hornet. I often times see people comment that the View More ›
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