Category: air force

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An Aggressive Launch

The 18th Aggressor Squadron (18 AGRS) has called Alaska’s Eielson AFB home since 2007.  Flying modified F-16 jet fighters, the 18th AGRS “prepares Combat Air Force, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow’s victories through challenging,...

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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,...

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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...

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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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40 Years Panavia Tornado

Panavia Tornado celebrates 40 years of flight this week in Manching, Germany the site of the aircraft’s maiden test flight on August 14th 1974. It is a story which has seen the Panavia Tornado...