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    New Video Shows F-15s Intercepting Russian Fighters Near The Baltics

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa this week released new video of two occasions in November and December 2017 where U.S. Air Force F-15s from RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, were called to intercept Russian fighters near the Baltics. Both intercepts were initiated because Russian Navy Su-30 Flankers “did not broadcast the appropriate codes required by […] More

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    Who Would’ve Guessed that An Airline in Columbus, Ohio Couldn’t Survive On $10 Fares?

    No connections, $10 airfares, and poor management…Skybus was a perfect case of poor execution by a startup airline. Skybus was a privately held ultra-low cost airline operating out of Columbus, Ohio whose goal was to be the least expensive carrier in the U.S. In fact, their company slogan was “Only Birds Fly Cheaper.” That may […] More

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    Watch as the US Navy Blue Angels Thrill the Crowds at EAA AirVenture 2017

    During the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2017 at Oshkosh in Wisconsin there were scores of thrilling airshow performances by everything from single aircraft to group formations and mass flyovers. But the highlight of the show was, for many in attendance, the performance by the US Navy Blue Angels on Fly-In Friday. The Blues were […] More

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    American Airlines Most Memorable Commercials Came After Tragedy

    Call us a sucker for sappy commercials, but even 16+ years later, these American commercials still hit you right in the feels. Less than five months after American acquired TWA, the 9-11 attacks shook the foundation of the airline industry.  American originally had high hopes for TWA. They planned to use St. Louis Lambert as […] More

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    Rare Footage of mid-1960s Navy Med Cruise On USS Saratoga

    Some time ago we wrote a piece about a British film by the name of “Operation Saratoga” which was shot aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) during her Mediterranean Sea (Med) cruise that took place between November 28th 1964 and July 12th 1965. Carrier Air Wing THREE (CVW-3) was embarked aboard Super Sara for […] More

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    Watch This Award-Winning USAFE F-15 Eagle Squadron Hone Their Exceptional Skills

    The Raytheon Trophy is presented to the best fighter squadron in the United States Air Force (USAF). Up until 2014 competition for this highly coveted award was open to Air Superiority or “pure” fighter squadrons only. Since then USAF fighter squadrons of all kinds have been allowed to compete for the prize. The 493rd Fighter […] More

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