Cold War Era

The story of the A-6 Intruder that careened out of control across USS Midway flight deck, crashed into parked aircraft and burst into flames nearly starting a catastrophic fire on Yankee Station – The Aviation Geek Club

The story of the A-6 Intruder that careened out of control across USS Midway flight deck, crashed into parked aircraft and burst into flames nearly starting a catastrophic fire on Yankee Station – The Aviation Geek Club …

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The story of the Marine mechanic who stole an A-4M Skyhawk for a joyride – The Aviation Geek Club

Lance Cpl. Howard Foote wanted to be a fighter pilot but an injury prevented him from qualifying. On Ju. 4, 1986 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Howard Foote, a Marine mechanic at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, stole an A-4M Skyhawk, an $18 million military jet, for a 45 minute joyride during which time he …

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So Long, Hoover: NASA to retire last flying S-3 Viking – The Aviation Geek Club

“This is the last S-3B flying today anywhere in the world. It’s been a workhorse for NASA, but we just can’t source its unique parts anymore,” Jim Demers, Glenn’s Flight Operations Manager. When the US Navy retired its fleet of S-3B Vikings from active duty in 2009, not all of them were grounded. Actually, as …

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Did you know the average life expectancy of a US Army Huey pilot in combat in Vietnam was only 19 minutes? Some interesting facts about UH-1 aircrew training during the Vietnam War. – The Aviation Geek Club

Did you know the average life expectancy of a US Army Huey pilot in combat in Vietnam was only 19 minutes? Some interesting facts about UH-1 aircrew training during the Vietnam War. – The Aviation Geek Club …

Did you know the average life expectancy of a US Army Huey pilot in combat in Vietnam was only 19 minutes? Some interesting facts about UH-1 aircrew training during the Vietnam War. – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The “ADCOM F-14:” the Tomcat that USAF never bought – The Aviation Geek Club

Studies indicated 170 “ADCOM F-14 Tomcats” could provide the same level of Defense as 290 F-15 Eagles Taken at the Grumman Calverton test facility in the summer of 1972, the interesting photos in this post show the mock-up of the so called “ADCOM F-14” created by Grumman in response to an U.S. Air Force (USAF) …

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