Gene Baraw recalls the two "severe mishaps" he witnessed working on the flight deck of the USS FDR.
In 1945, Captain Eric Brown, RN, questioned Reichsmarshall Herman Goring, then prisoner, about the failings of the Luftwaffe.
Author Richard Kirkland recalls the Spruce Goose's nerve-wracking first flight, as told to him by the project's chief engineer Rea Hopper.
Retired Red Arrow Terry Kinsley recalls how an aerobatic display for the Queen resulted in a court martial for the team's leader.
tags: RAF, Terry Kingsley, Red Arrows
Having worked abroad the USS FDR, Gene Baraw recalls the flight deck was categorized as "the most dangerous place in the world to be around airplanes."
Cmdr. J.R. "Hot Dog" Brown, USN (ret) describes the transition from the F-8 to the F-4.
Col. E.P. Deatrick, USAF, survived crashing a PBY seaplane during a jet-fuel assisted take off from the frigid waters of Alaska.
Air Vice Marshall Eric Macey, RAF (ret), recalls the special delivery he made, in his Avro Vulcan, during Winston Churchill's state funeral.
With his home airfield fogged in, RAF pilot Terry Kingsley used all his flying savvy to navigate his Avro Anson to a safe landing.
tags: RAF, Terry Kingsley, Avro Anson
RADM Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner recalls waiting for the crash after not a single JATO bottle fired on the mammoth R60 Consitution.
tags: Whitey Feightner, Lockheed R60 Constitution, RADM Edward L. Fightner
Retired Air Traffic Controller Gene Baraw recalls the challenges transitioning from prop planes, to jets, to the supersonic Concorde.
Author Richard C. Kirkland played the daredevil to convince Air Force base commanders around the country to add the HH-43 Huksie to their rescue vehicle inventory.
Brig. Gen. Guy Townsend recalls landing his Piper Cub on the USS Enterprise on an ice-cream run.
Brig Gen. Robert F. Titus, USAF ret., faced resistance when he proposed taking his F-100 over the North Pole!
tags: F-100, Robert Titus, Super Sabre
Aviator John Kummer's twin punchouts landed him a special spot in the Caterpillar Club.
Captain Eric Brown, RN, faced an usual foe after bailing out of his plane during an engine test.
A trip to the Paris airshow in 1967 produced some unexpected opportunities to test the F-111's avionics.
tags: Col. Ray O. Roberts, F-111
Captain Eric Brown, RN, reveals his impressions of flying the German Bv 141 asymmetric plane.
Vought Aircraft designer Everett Richard Atkins recalls the plan to utilize Chengdu F-7II's in U.S. Navy Training.
RADM Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner describes the futility of trying to build a single aircraft to meet the needs of all the branches.
Captain Eric Brown, RN, recounts hunting through Europe for a German Arado 240.
Col. Wendell Shawler, USAF (ret), fired thousands of rounds into the ground working out the engine issues with Fairchild's A-10.
P-51 pilot John Wilkinson was eyewitness to an Me 163 rocket powered attack.
Stranded on a short runway, Luftwaffe bomber pilot Wilhelm Kriessmann, needed a rocket boost to take off in his Arado 234.
Former RAF pilot Tex Jones describes how crashing his Gnat due to a bird strike led to a court martial.
Brig. Gen. Robert F. Titus, USAF (ret.), recalls how a conversation with Israel's Maj. Gen. Hod helped secure guns for the F-15.
RADM Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner christened the O'Hare airport by landing his F7U-1 onto a runway of peach baskets.
Maj. General Fred J. Ascani, USAF shares this thoughts and experiences with the B-36 Peacemaker.
Captain Eric Brown, RN, recalls his experiences with German WWI ace and future head of the Luftwaffe development, Ernst Udet.
tags: Ernst Udet, Eric Brown, ace, Luftwaffe, WWI
Author Richard C. Kirkland recalls Charles Lindbergh providing him with special instruction to extend the range of his P-38.
In June of 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz launched into the skies with an experimental rocket plane, the He 176.
Col. Charles Edward McGee, USAF (ret) describes the journey that led him to become a Tuskegee Airman.
Captain Eric Brown, RN, shares his opinions on the German Bv 222 as a weapon to attack America.
Distinguished Flying Cross recipient John Wilkinson recalls two of his dogfights with the Fw 190.
tags: Fw 190, Focke Wulf, John Wilkinson, Dogfight
Captain Eric Brown, RN, describes the threat and weaknesses of the German Fw 200.
Luftwaffe pilot Wilhelm Kriessman risked a transfer to a penal batallion spiriting a Bf 108 Typhoon to his hometown.
tags: Wilhelm Kriessmann, Bf 108, luftwaffe
Col. Ken O. Chilstrom, USAF, used "a little skill and a lot of luck" to survive the test flight of a German Fw 190.
Flying over Canada, test pilot John Fitzpatrick had an unexpected toboggan ride in his F-84.
Col. Walter Boyne, USAF, believed the dangers of flying the B-47 were balanced by the safety its high speed provided against enemy aircraft.
Maj. Gen F.J. Ascani, USAF, recalls the trial and tribulations as program director of the XB-70 Valkyrie.
An F-80 tip tank test brough Lt. Col. Norvin "Bud" Evans into hostile Korean airspace for the first time.