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On May 6th, 1983; Sub Lieutenant Ian "Soapy" Watson was operating off the coast of Portugal. Watson was launched in a pair of aircraft tasked with locating a French aircraft carrier under combat conditions including radio silence and radar switched...
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US Naval tradition dictates that when a pilot mistakenly lands on the wrong aircraft carrier... fellow crew members do their absolute best to remain discreet so as not to embarrass the pilot. Yet It has been rumoured that in some extremely rare and...
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In recognition of the upcoming Star Wars Day "May the Fourth" celebrations, we have decided to share a peek behind the scenes, and allow the public to see how production test/film pilots were forced to learn about their aircraft/spacecraft performance and handling...
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The Lockheed A-12 was a top secret reconnaissance aircraft built for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by Lockheed's Skunk Works, based on the designs of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. The aircraft was designated A-12, the 12th in a series of internal design...
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"The first few minutes of the hop were busy. Concentrating on the package-check and consolidation, as well as trying to keep track of my initial customers, dispelled my uneasiness. As we approached mid-cycle, that most boring time in a tanker...
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