You may or may not have already read my piece on the unarmed EF-111 Raven that scored a kill on an Iraqi … Continue reading A Zero and a .45
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.
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!
On Friday the 21st, 1956, one of Grumman’s in-house test pilots, Thomas W. Attridge Jr. climed into a borrowed Navy … Continue reading Tigers, Dives and 20 mm Cannons
It’s #warbirdwednesday, a celebration of those fantastic aircraft of the past. Here’s the B-25J named Panchito, at the 2012 Westmoreland … Continue reading #warbirdwednesday – Panchito
“Through the skill and devotion to duty of their armed forces of all branches in the Midway area our citizens … Continue reading Midway to Our Objective!
On this day in 1942, The United States performed the first air raid on the Japanese Homeland. This raid has, overtime, come to be known as The Doolittle Raid.
The Doolittle raid was a daring strike of Tokyo and other locations on Honshu island by 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers. What made this raid particularly noteworthy is the fact that the bombers were launched not from a land base, but from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
Earlier today, we had posted this picture on Facebook of what happens to an aircraft that lands on the wrong … Continue reading Wrong Ship, Sherlock
The 588th Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Air Forces was no ordinary aviation formation. Formed in 1942, the 588th … Continue reading Night Witches