How is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School candidate chosen? What kind of person winds up on the career path placing them at Nellis Air Force Base for six months?
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 ›
Let me give you my completely biased opinion: the Lockeed-Martin C-130 Hercules is THE greatest American airplane ever built. It’s not pretty and it’s not glamorous. It’s a down and dirty, View More ›
Tomcat. Turkey. Bombcat. Peeping Tom. The Big Fighter. The first flight of the Grumman F-14 was 21 December 1970 and was made its first deployment aboard the USS Enterprise in September 1974. It saw 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 ›
Jet pilots never plan to get in a dogfight—it is more survivable and cheaper (think gas) to pick the enemy off well outside of visual range—but as Paco alludes to, 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 ›
Over the course of five and a half months, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School makes its students the very best mission commanders in their particular disciplines, and ultimately they View More ›
As the F-4G retired from service in 1996, a new aircraft stepped in: the Block 50/52 configuration of the Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, commonly referred to as the Viper. The delineation View More ›
Great video of Captain Scott WORF Eshelman refueling his F-16C at night off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker in a Green Flag-West exercise.