JAN 19 2007, Owens Lake, CA-An F-16C (84-1279) assigned to the 194th “Griffins” FS , 144th FW, Fresno ANG Base, crashed near Owens Lake in remote eastern California, but the pilot safely ejected and was not hurt. An engine failure in the jet caused the pilot to bail out, Guard officials said. The jet (#84-1279) [...]
I was a Flight Chief as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force.
It was 1983 at Laughlin AFB, Texas. I was working in Whiskey Flight in the T-38 Branch when Chief Melton called me to his office. When I got there, my neighbor and friend Alan Jones was already there. The Chief got right down to business.
Real Thunderbirds will get this.
HUD recording with audio. This post is exclusively for Patrons of the Lucky Puppy. This happened in 1989.
Yeah, I’m going to charge you to see this video because I bare my soul. Become my Patron and I’ll tell you how I was falsely accused of rape.
14 MAR 1961, Yuba City CA– A United States Air Force B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress bomber, AF Serial No. 57-0166, call sign DOE11,of the 72d Bombardment Squadron, 4134th Strategic Wing crashed after fuel starvation. The aircraft, carrying two nuclear weapons departed from Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento. Major Raymond V Clay, pilot and aircraft commander. Twenty minutes [...]
When the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed to Desert Storm 247 people went through the DT’s.
The First Rat Mass is a time-honored, solemn ceremony that the Virginia Military Institute has held for 179 years. General Marshall participated. General Patton participated. It has not changed for 179 years.
Maybe he just came in hot, forgot to lower the flaps, forgot to deploy the speed brakes and fucked up.
At one point in the Italian Campaign, the U.S. Army Air Force built a dummy airfield to confuse the Germans and get them to attack it instead of the nearby real airfield. The Germans saw it and dropped dummy bombs on the dummy airfield. Two British columns were passing by each. Field Marshall Montgomery [...]