In 1952, a group of aircrew assigned to the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron out of Andersen Air Force Base in … Continue reading Operation Christmas Drop
Pictured above is an F-106 of the California Air National Guard as it deploys an inert version of the infamous … Continue reading I Dream of Genie
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.
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.
In the wee hours of the 17th of January, 1991, the aerial campaign to gain air superiority over Iraq and … Continue reading Wolfhounds and Floggers
I recently saw this picture floating around Facebook with the caption “F-15s vs MiG-29s during Operation Desert Storm, 1991”. While … Continue reading Intercepting a MiG
A video from the 67th Fighter Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, made to commemorate 67FS winning the 2011 … Continue reading Just Plain Badass
On this day in 1952, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress made its first flight. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing … Continue reading The Stratofortress’ First Flight
Today, Milaviate remembers the men of Apollo 1 who lost their lives in a fire in the command module during a training … Continue reading Apollo 1
The first 5th generation fighter, Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor, entered active military service with the United States Air Force in December … Continue reading 6G