Lockheed U-2

November 30, 2008 0

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. […]

Chasing the C-17

November 23, 2008 0

Did I say the T-39, Sabreliner, once provided the best heavy aircraft chase in the world? That included safety chase, photo chase, pace chase, and any other chase you want to do at normal jet and turboprop airspeeds and altitudes. […]

Jackie Parker – Fighter Pilot

November 16, 2008 0

Soon after Defense Secretary Les Aspin announced in 1993 that women could be placed in US military combat roles, the New York Air National Guard offered Maj. Jackie Parker an F-16 assignment. […]

United States Navy Fighter Weapons School

November 16, 2008 0

TOPGUN is the popular name of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program. SFTI is the modern-day evolution of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School and carries out the same specialized fighter training as NFWS had from 1969 until 1996, when it was merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada. […]

U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet

November 16, 2008 0

Organization of the U.S. Air Force World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. […]

Beech Aircraft Corporation

November 9, 2008 0

Founded in 1932 by Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech, the Beech Aircraft Corporation has left an indelible mark on general aviation. […]

Veterans Day

November 9, 2008 0

Veterans Day is the American name for the international day of called Armistice Day. It falls on 11 November, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War One. […]

U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet: AIR COMBAT COMMAND

November 9, 2008 0

Air Combat Command, with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Va., is a major command created June 1, 1992 by combining its predecessors Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command . ACC is the primary provider of air combat forces to America’s warfighting commanders. […]

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