The not quite right stuff - F-104 Starfighter
One of the best looking aircraft of all time. Everything about it says "Built for speed". The F-104 is one of those planes that seemed to have everything going for it. It's a specialized fighter, ...
Karina Miranda, Chilean. "Miranda earned her Air Force wings in 2003 and has continued her service as a military pilot. In 2006 she became Chile's first woman jet fighter pilot...In 2010, while at the controls of a Northrop Grumman F-5, she became the first Chilean woman to" break the sound barrier. (quote from museumofflight.org)
Congrats to you both: Staff Sgt. Samantha Navarrete, 11th Security Support Flight military working dog handler, presents a 2012 K-9 Medal for Exceptional Service to her dog, Besy, during a ceremony April 18, 2013, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Besy was one of only two honored in 2012 for demonstrating exceptional acts in the War on Terror. This is the first time an Air Force team has received this award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)
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The thrill of flying the SR-71 Blackbird
I can tell you about the SR-71 Blackbird's titanium frame, its Pratt&Whitney J58-P4 engines, or its genesis. But that's not important. What really matters is the thrill of flying it in an extremely dangerous mission, as remembered by this pilot.—JD
10 Air Force Basic Training Tips “That’s Weird Trainee”
I graduated from Air Force Basic Military training a about a month ago. If you are finding this post looking for advice I’m here to tell you to relax… stop asking everyone a million que…