Archive for August 6th, 2017

F-35As from 62nd FS flew missing man formation for one of their P-47 pilot

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Two days before Christmas, 1944, 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson was shot down and killed in his P-47 over Europe. His remains were recovered last year and during his funeral service on Aug. 4 at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, his unit – the 62nd Fighter Squadron – flew a missing man formation fly-over with four F-35As.

Tech. Sgt. Courtne, the first female enlisted pilot for the U.S. Air Force

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Tech. Sgt. Courtney – her last name is censored – has become the U.S. Air Force’s first female enlisted pilot.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Courtneyv poses for a photo before the 558th Flying Training Squadron's Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training Course graduation August 4, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Courtney is the first-ever enlisted female to qualify as an RPA pilot. Name badges were blurred due to Air Force limits on disclosure of identifying information for RPA operators. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Courtneyv poses for a photo before the 558th Flying Training Squadron’s Undergraduate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training Course graduation August 4, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Courtney is the first-ever enlisted female to qualify as an RPA pilot. Name badges were blurred due to Air Force limits on disclosure of identifying information for RPA operators. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Tech. Sgt. Ave I. Young)


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USAF reactivates 8th FS at Holloman AFB

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The 8th Fighter Squadron has been reactivated at Holloman Air Force Base on Aug. 4, six years after its inactivation.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty
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Purported to be Saudi air defense system engaging incoming missile

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DH9 found in an elephants’ stable in India has been fully restored

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A rare DH9 has been painstakingly restored by the Historic Aircraft Collection and there are hopes to make it airworthy by end of this year.


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