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5 differences between Navy and Air Force fighter pilots

Both the Navy and Air Force fly jets, right? So what’s the difference between fighter pilots from the two branches of service?


The Air Force scored the world’s only supersonic air-to-air gun kill in Vietnam

The supersonic air-to-air missiles of the F-4 Phantom II were notoriously unreliable in the skies over Vietnam. If the Phantom a pilot was flying was an early model and those…

7 thoughts a fighter pilot has during a dogfight

Requirements officers at the Pentagon and defense companies like to tout the “beyond visual range” capabilities of modern aircraft. On paper, these days a pilot could earn ace status and never see his or her opponents.


However, air wars…

How well do you speak fighter pilot?

You can’t launch if you don’t know the lingo. Take this quiz and see if you’re ready to strap on your oxygen mask and talk to your wingman.


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