09:26, 8 June 1966. General Electric Aerial Publicity Photo Shoot. Flight Level 320, 17 Miles northeast of Barstow, California. “MIDAIR! MIDAIR!” … Continue reading Crash of The Valkyrie.
“We could not have saved them without all the crew members in both aircraft coordinating flawlessly to get the job … Continue reading North Star: How a KC-135 Crew Saved an F-4 Phantom Over the Atlantic
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. When a manned aircraft approaches the speed of the sound it is thought to … Continue reading 68 Years Ago Today: Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 29 December, 1966. SAC Chrome Dome II Patrol Route, Flight Level 370 over Queen … Continue reading Flight of the Valkyrie: The Mach 3 Mega-Bomber that Never Was.
On April 26, 1946, Admiral Chester Nimitz issued a directive ordering the formation of a flight demonstration team. The purpose … Continue reading The History Of The Blue Angels, Part One
In the days leading up to the 2nd of October, 2014, Sikorsky Aircraft took to social media to get people … Continue reading Raider Rollout
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. It flew at nearly Mach 7, seven times the speed of sound and twice … Continue reading 47 Years Ago Today: The Fastest Manned Aircraft Flight Ever.
Towards the end of the summer holiday, I had the chance to head to Toronto’s air show, closing off the … Continue reading It’s Time to Widen the Celebration of Aviation and Expand the Air Show!