About Mike

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Mike has created 18 blog entries.

Spec. Ops. Ariman missing at sea after falling out of a C-130

U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School instructors jump from an Air Force C-130 in February after departing from Naval Air Station Key West. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. (U.S. Navy Photo [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|Featured, General|0 Comments

Danish company given $60 million to build 3D sound system for A-10 aircraft

A Danish company has been awarded a contract to provide an improved audio system that warns A-10 pilots about incoming threats. The North American branch of Terma Inc., in Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $60 million contract to provide a 3D sound system for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, a [...]

By | October 28th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

USAF pilot in hospital after ejecting from F-16 in Germany

A US military fighter jet crashed on Tuesday near the south-western German city of Trier, leaving its pilot with minor injuries. The F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed around 3 pm (1300 GMT) during a routine training excercise, according to a report posted on the website of the Spangdahlem Air Base, to which the aircraft was assigned. [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Senator asks FAA to look into exemption allowing B-17 aircraft to carry passengers

Following last week's crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport that killed seven people and injured seven others, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is asking the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to look into "what specific inspection protocols" went into allowing passengers to fly aboard the 75-year-old aircraft.

By | October 8th, 2019|Featured|2 Comments

Three men dead after they attempt to drive through gate at Robbins AFB

(Sue Sapp/ Air Force) Three men were killed late Friday when their vehicle drove attempted to drive through a gate at Robins Air Force Base. Their vehicle collided with a security barrier at the Georgia base's gate, base officials said. The male driver of a vehicle and two male passengers were killed after [...]

By | October 7th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|8 Comments

Airman killed in murder suicide that claims three lives

A 24-year-old Adams County native serving in the U.S. Air Force was one of three people found dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Wyoming Tuesday.

By | October 3rd, 2019|General|3 Comments

Air Force A-10 accidentally fires live rocket near Tucson

An A-10 went “hog wild” and accidentally fired an unguided rocket over the Arizona skies near Tucson Thursday morning, prompting an investigation. The rocket, which was inadvertently launched in military-controlled airspace, was a white phosphorous M156, better known as part of the Hydra 70 series of rockets. While useful against soft vehicle targets and other [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|2 Comments