Pilot Who Landed KC-130J In A Farmer’s Field After Midair Collision With F-35 Receives Distinguished Flying Cross

The KC-130J pilot was awarded a DFC decoration, “the highest award in flying and the fourth highest award for bravery; awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.” On Sept. 29, 2020, […] The post Pilot Who Landed KC-130J In A Farmer’s Field After Midair Collision With F-35 Receives Distinguished Flying Cross appeared first on The Aviationist.

Watch This Insane Footage Of Two Su-25s Maneuvering At Ultra-Low Altitude To Evade MANPADS in Ukraine

Ultra-low level maneuvering is one of the tactics needed to dodge IR-guided MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense Systems). The video that you can find in this post has started doing the rounds in the last […] The post Watch This Insane Footage Of Two Su-25s Maneuvering At Ultra-Low Altitude To Evade MANPADS in Ukraine appeared first on The Aviationist.

F-22 Appears To Be Covered By Dust After About One Month Into Deployment To The Middle East

Pretty interesting photos show at least one Raptor with dust/sand deposits on most of its upper surfaces. A dozen U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors belonging to 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, deployed […] The post F-22 Appears To Be Covered By Dust After About One Month Into Deployment To The Middle East appeared first on The Aviationist.