Lockheed Constellation ‘Pegasus’ crash landed onto the icy fields of Antarctica on October 8, 1970. The ill-fated flight had run into a storm and was forced to crash land in impossible weather conditions. Where the aircraft dramatically slid to a halt nearly 35 years ago is the exact same positionRead More →

September 17th to 24th 1944, marks the 76th anniversary of the start of the largest airbourne operation in history. On the opening day, more than 1,500 Allied aircraft and 500 gliders landed 20,000 troops to capture strategic bridges behind German lines. Despite its boldness, a shortage of transport aircraft, poor weather,Read More →

Before ‘photoshop’, many believed that this ‘now’ famous photo was a fake, with many still believing it is so today. The photograph shows a pilot’s ejection from a jet fighter watched by a tractor driver. According to some sources, including the tractor driver who appears in the picture, the photographerRead More →

Do you remember these guys? Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 during its first-run broadcast on the American television network CBS. According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first fiveRead More →

The world’s most famous Mirage III, number 159 attained its 13th kill on the first day of the 1973 Israel/Egyptian Yom Kippur War. The following day while taking off, it blew a tire and veered off the runway, trapping its pilot Israel Baharav in the cockpit. Baharav managed to escapeRead More →

Over a hundred years ago, Captain Carlo Piazza climbed onto his spindly Blériot XI and made military history. On October 23, 1911, Captain Carlo Piazza climbed onto his spindly Blériot XI and made military history by spying on the enemy below. At the start of the Italo-Turkish War, the ItalianRead More →

The Ultimate Display of Ingenuity, Courage and Airmanship. On the 10th of March 1967, US Air Force Captain Bob Pardo and wingman, Captain Earl Aman, were each flying their McDonnell F-4C Phantoms on a mission to attack the Thai Nguyen steel mill, north of Hanoi, North Vietnam North of Hanoi, Aman’s aircraft wasRead More →

60 years ago today, U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger made a record-setting high altitude parachute jump, stepping from a balloon-supported gondola at the altitude of 102,800 ft. In free fall for 4 minutes and 36 seconds at speeds up to 614 mph, he opened his parachute at 17,500Read More →