Author: Peter Boschert

Changing of the Guard at MCAS Yuma

Since 2012, the first active F-35B squadron of the US Marines Corps has been based at MCAS Yuma. This first squadron is VMFA-121 “Green Knights”, which flew the FA-18D Night Attack Hornet out of MCAS Miramar...

F-111 Aardvark in Europe

During the Cold War, the United States based the EF-111A/F-111E & F-111F with the 20th & 48th TFW in the United Kingdom. While the 20th TFW received the F-111E and later the EF-111A Raven,...

Lakenheath´s Strike Eagles

The 48th FW is home-based at the largest US Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. 4,600 active soldiers and 900 civilians from the UK are working and caring for 50 F-15E Strike Eagles...

The Last Tomcat Cruise

The Atlantic Ocean, near the coast of Florida. One loud “bang” and the C-2A Greyhound catches one of the cables to land on the aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt”. We leave the plane, a dream...

Who is nearer the edge ?

For a few years I’ve asked myself, who has the toughest, but also the coolest job? Members of the extreme motorsport (Formula 1, DTM and MotoGP and NASCAR) or jet pilots? In the end, all...

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