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Pilots

You send them to school, pay them big bucks and they still act like boys (and girls) on bikes.

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Airline Slang

In the military or in the private sector, every subculture has its own language.  Airlines are no exception. Baby Jesus An infant passenger whose parents treat it with utmost importance, which may result in a lack of polite behavior like incessant crying..   Blue Juice The lavatory water is blue. So when we call the [...]

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North Sea Ejection

The North Sea,22 NOV 1975- Captain Jim Evans (33), pilot and Lt George Kuprian (29), WSO flying an F-4D Phantom II (66-0256) call sign “Trest One” were conducting air combat training over the North sea, 60 to 80 miles east of Great Yarmouth. Nearest…” (Great Yarmouth is a coastal town in Norfolk, east England). Trest Two was flown by Frank Chuba. Trest Three was flown by Ed Daniel. The aircraft was assigned to the 492nd TFS (48th TFW), RAF Lakenheath, UK.

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The T-Bird Crash at Indian Springs

INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev., Jan. 18, 1982— At 0923 PST, four T-38A’s (68-8156, 8175, 8176 & 8184) from an Air Force Thunderbirds Team crashed, one after another, into the Nevada desert , killing all four pilots. The Air Force said the four planes struck nose first into the sand while practicing a ”loop” maneuver, . ”The [...]

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F-16 Tips Over….Twice

F-16C, 90-0718. A maintenance crew was performing a hot oil servicing run following a phase inspection in front of nose dock 7. The aircraft traveled approximately 400 feet and came to a stop on the right wingtip, right main landing gear and nose landing gear.

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Tomcat Versus Eagle

This story is no shit because I was there. You civilians try to stay up and if you have to, Google it . The Air Force was thinking about acquiring the F-14 Tomcat.  The ones that were sold to Iran were built to Air Force specifications, mainly not carrier capable because the Iranians didn’t have [...]

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T Bird Flips at Dayton

Dayton, OH- 23 JUN 2017, at 1230 HRS a two seat Thunderbird F-16D was taxing to a staging area after landing when a gust of wind forced from the taxiway and into the grass.  At this time the aircraft flipped onto its back.  The two man crew was extracted with minor injuries.  The crew consisted [...]

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Why the Navy is Cooler than the Air Force

MiG-28! No one’s been this close before!

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Training Films

No not those “training films”. These are real yet dated military training films. We present them to inform the civilian world and to spark memories in our veterans.

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F-117 Desert Storm Trivia

Right after we enjoyed a nice Christmas Season complete with a tree (with decorations) that we looted from the Rhien Mein AB BX, we started bombing the shit out of Iraq.

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