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.
Major General F.J. Ascani, USAF, remembers narrowly escaping from an XB-42, with two dead engines and no landing gear.
Brig. General Guy Townsend described the politics behind the XB-51 cancellation.
Vought Aircraft designer Everett Richard Atkins provides an in-depth analysis of the F-8U Crusader.
Col. Ken O. Chilstrom recalls the development of the XP-75, a hybrid built with components from other aircraft of the era.
Test Pilot and Engineer Philip F. Oestricher had a fatal attraction with the Douglas Skyray.
Pilot Tex Jones recalls how a hidden camera, planted during a NATO exercise, left the German and Belgian squads with red faces.
tags: Tex Jones, Pilot, Nato Exercices
While piloting B-29's, Lt. Col. Don Greer, USAF (ret), couldn't have found a better crewmate: his very own brother, Herb Greer.
Cpt. Eric Brown RN recalls his impressions of flying the fearsom Mitsubishi Zero.
Col. Ray Roberts, USAF, describes the challenges of the F-111 test program.
Vought Aircraft designer Everett Richard Atkins discusses the Navy's decision to adopt the Martin Baker ejection system.
Brig. Gen. Guy Townsend witnessed the genesis and metamorphosis of the jet-powered bomber leading to the B-47.
Luftwaffe pilot Wilhelm Kriessmann recounts the exhiliration and tactics of flying the jet powered Arado 234.
Commander J.R. "Hot Dog" Brown, USN (ret), remembers "flapping" the F-8's wings during carrier landings.
Col. Carl Ousley recalls the highlights of his career piloting and leading B-17's over Europe.
Capt. Roger A. Massey, USN, remembers practicing nuclear bomb drops with the prop-powered Douglas A-1 Skyraider.
tags: Capt Roger A. Massey, USN, Douglas A-1 Skyraider
When jets first appeared on the flight deck of the USS FDR, retired Air Traffic Controller Gene Baraw thought it was "Buck Rogers come to life".
Lt. Col. Don "Buzz" Wagner recalls delivering news of WWII's end to a camp who had survived the Bataan Death March.
tags: Buzz Wagner, POW, bataan death march
Testing the very first P-80 in the rain, retired USAD pilot Paul Chell had to deal with a dead engine and make a dead stick landing.
Col. Ken O. Chilstrom recalls the first jet accident over U.S. skies.
Carl Yoder recalls the WWII years at the Glenn L. Martin Company and the building of the B-26 Marauder.