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From Missileer to Tomcat: The saga of the development of the F-14 out of the ashes of the Joint Service F-111B program – The Aviation Geek Club

July 1, 2022

The saga of the development of the F-14 Tomcat out of the ashes of the Joint Service F-111B program is quite a tale. The saga of the development of the F-14 Tomcat out of the ashes of the Joint Service F-111B program is quite a tale. Though widely derided for choosing the F-111 for commonality, …

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Greece signs Letter of Request for 20 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets with options for another 20 – The Aviation Geek Club

July 1, 2022

Dario Leone Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters …

Greece signs Letter of Request for 20 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets with options for another 20 – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

After Czech Republic mulled order for 24 F-35A Lightning II fighters, Sweden’s ambassador says the country can keep Gripen aircraft for free – The Aviation Geek Club

June 30, 2022

The Swedish ambassador to Czech Republic Fredrik Jörgensen said in an interview with Seznam Správy that Czech can keep the Gripens that it leased from Sweden for free. The Swedish ambassador to Czech Republic Fredrik Jörgensen said in an interview with Seznam Správy that Czech can keep the Gripens that it leased from Sweden for …

After Czech Republic mulled order for 24 F-35A Lightning II fighters, Sweden’s ambassador says the country can keep Gripen aircraft for free – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Video shows A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being loaded with weapons on a US Highway for the first time – The Aviation Geek Club

June 30, 2022

Dario Leone Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters …

Video shows A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being loaded with weapons on a US Highway for the first time – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

First American F-16 MiG killer gets Desert Camouflage paint scheme similar to that of the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War – The Aviation Geek Club

June 29, 2022

This ‘What if’ design pulls cues from the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War, and a similar experimental livery of camouflage that was tested at that time. The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona, unveiled an F-16D Fighting Falcon painted in a heritage color scheme at the …

First American F-16 MiG killer gets Desert Camouflage paint scheme similar to that of the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The White House announces four new recipients of Medal of Honor. A Medevac crew chief is among them. – The Aviation Geek Club

June 29, 2022

The White House has announced that President Biden will award the Medal of Honor to four U.S. Army Soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. The White House has announced that President Biden will award the Medal of Honor to four US Army Soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War: Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro …

The White House announces four new recipients of Medal of Honor. A Medevac crew chief is among them. – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The story behind this artwork featuring Jimmy Stewart’s B-52F dropping bombs on a daylight mission against Viet Cong infiltrators – The Aviation Geek Club

June 28, 2022

Stewart is seen here flying B-52F 57-0149 (on its 36th combat sortie) on a daylight bombing mission against Viet Cong infiltrators. Advertise The beautiful artwork by Mark Postlethwaite featured in this post shows bombs falling from a formation of B-52Fs of the 3960th Strategic Wing (SW) during an Arc Light bombing mission from Andersen AFB, …

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US Army and Sikorsky sign 10th multiple-year contract for H-60 Black Hawk Helicopter – The Aviation Geek Club

June 28, 2022

The “Multi-Year X” contract for UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft marks the 10th multiple-year contract for Sikorsky and the US government for H-60 helicopters. The US government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of …

US Army and Sikorsky sign 10th multiple-year contract for H-60 Black Hawk Helicopter – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

We shed light on the Kill scored by Commander Emory Brown against a North Vietnamese MiG-21 (Brown was VF-84 CO when the Jolly Rogers did the flying scenes for the movie “The Final Countdown”) – The Aviation Geek Club

June 27, 2022

We have been interviewing Commander Emory Brown, USN, Ret. who inspired us since childhood when his squadron VF-84, did the flying scenes for the classic Time Travel film “The Final Countdown.” A 54-Year-Old Mystery: Potentially Solved It is not often that you get to potentially solve a Half Century old Aviation mystery, but sometimes different …

We shed light on the Kill scored by Commander Emory Brown against a North Vietnamese MiG-21 (Brown was VF-84 CO when the Jolly Rogers did the flying scenes for the movie “The Final Countdown”) – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

Of Backfires and Kitchens: the importance of Integrated Air Defense Systems during Cold War, whose echoes resonate and literally explode in Ukraine today – The Aviation Geek Club

June 27, 2022

Tom Cooper Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in the worldwide transportation business – during which he established a network of contacts in the Middle East and Africa – he moved into narrow-focus analysis and writing on small, little-known air forces and conflicts, about which he has collected …

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From Missileer to Tomcat: The saga of the development of the F-14 out of the ashes of the Joint Service F-111B program – The Aviation Geek Club

July 1, 2022

Greece signs Letter of Request for 20 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets with options for another 20 – The Aviation Geek Club

After Czech Republic mulled order for 24 F-35A Lightning II fighters, Sweden’s ambassador says the country can keep Gripen aircraft for free – The Aviation Geek Club

Video shows A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being loaded with weapons on a US Highway for the first time – The Aviation Geek Club

First American F-16 MiG killer gets Desert Camouflage paint scheme similar to that of the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War – The Aviation Geek Club

The White House announces four new recipients of Medal of Honor. A Medevac crew chief is among them. – The Aviation Geek Club

The story behind this artwork featuring Jimmy Stewart’s B-52F dropping bombs on a daylight mission against Viet Cong infiltrators – The Aviation Geek Club

US Army and Sikorsky sign 10th multiple-year contract for H-60 Black Hawk Helicopter – The Aviation Geek Club

We shed light on the Kill scored by Commander Emory Brown against a North Vietnamese MiG-21 (Brown was VF-84 CO when the Jolly Rogers did the flying scenes for the movie “The Final Countdown”) – The Aviation Geek Club

Of Backfires and Kitchens: the importance of Integrated Air Defense Systems during Cold War, whose echoes resonate and literally explode in Ukraine today – The Aviation Geek Club

SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO were able to save their Blackbird after it had an engine explosion above 60,000 feet and Mach 2.5 – The Aviation Geek Club

Blackjack Down: the tragic crash of Russian Air Force first operational Tu-160 strategic bomber – The Aviation Geek Club

The story of Robin Olds’ “vengeful chase” after North Vietnamese MiG-17s which had shot down his wingman and that resulted in two Fresco kills by Olds – The Aviation Geek Club

Spanish Air Force has ordered another 20 Eurofighter fighter jets to replace part of its legacy F-18 fleet – The Aviation Geek Club

Former USAF Pilot tells the story of Bud Holland, the rogue pilot that crashed his B-52 during an airshow practice after having maneuvered it beyond its operational limits at low altitude – The Aviation Geek Club

“There’s nothing that compares to the Raptor, it’s the dominant one. It’s sad,” Hickam Airmen reflect as uncertainty radiates through the F-22 community – The Aviation Geek Club

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From Missileer to Tomcat: The saga of the development of the F-14 out of the ashes of the Joint Service F-111B program – The Aviation Geek Club
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First American F-16 MiG killer gets Desert Camouflage paint scheme similar to that of the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War – The Aviation Geek Club
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The White House announces four new recipients of Medal of Honor. A Medevac crew chief is among them. – The Aviation Geek Club
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The story behind this artwork featuring Jimmy Stewart’s B-52F dropping bombs on a daylight mission against Viet Cong infiltrators – The Aviation Geek Club
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Of Backfires and Kitchens: the importance of Integrated Air Defense Systems during Cold War, whose echoes resonate and literally explode in Ukraine today – The Aviation Geek Club
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Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs division was originally called “Skonk Works.” Here’s why it changed the name to “Skunk Works.” – The Aviation Geek Club

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