The date is Christmas Eve, 2019, and deep in the heart of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado, technicians working at the North American Aerospace Defense Command- otherwise known as NORAD- track the flight of a Russian rocket launch. In accordance with international regulations, the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, formally announced the launch weeks before, and filed… Read more The Airplane Ready For World War 3: E-6 Mercury
The year is 1917, and the French countryside, once some of the most beautiful land in Europe, is now a ruined craterscape that resembles the moon more than the earth. Two great opposing armies face against each other in trenches that span dozens of miles in places, and between them no man’s land, where not… Read more “Black Swallow of Death” – First African American World War I Fighter Pilot.
[slow inspirational music] (Lt. j.g. Kayla Alexander) I am a lieutenant junior grade and I’m currently a student naval aviator, though pretty soon I’ll just be an aviator . For me, I knew from the get-go I wanted helicopters. That’s what I wanted. That’s why I joined the Navy, to be a helicopter pilot. When… Read more Cool Jobs: Navy Helicopter Pilot
11 years after the Wright Brother’s first flight, World War I saw airplanes revolutionize the wars were fought, forever. So, just how have airplanes changed warfare? Well, before World War One, fighting was only possible on land or over the seas. But both land and sea have distinct military disadvantages, and led to incredibly inefficient… Read more When Did Airplanes Revolutionize War Strategy?
“Hi, I’m Flight Lieutenant Daley McLeod I am an F-A-M pilot with VMFA-224, the “Bengals”, from MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina. Orignially, though, I am an Australian F-A-M pilot on a three year exchange with the United States Marine Corps. I decided to join the Australian military ironically from spending time in America, and going… Read more Royal Australian Air Force pilot describes flying with VMFA(AW) 224
This job is all about everything. It’s all about people skills. It’s all about talking to people and taking care of people. I thought it was going to be an everyday fight kind of thing. Watching like Lock Up and all those jail shows, that’s not a typical day. That’s something you don’t see every… Read more Day in the Life of a CCA Corrections Transportation Officer
(truck engine whines) – [Voiceover] Transportation Companies are the backbone of a US Army that provide ground transportation of personnel, supplies, and equipment. The Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Transportation Company, based at Jefferson Barracks, regularly conducts drivers training for their motor transport operators at a training site in Weldon Spring, Missouri. – During our drill… Read more 1138th Transportation Company Driver Training
no I know they are over they are yes or no so keep your feet away from to the brakes alright fun I retired 30 years ago and I have not flown in an airplane since I had never flown in a biplane of all the different models that I have flown it just missed… Read more Retired Navy pilot feels the rush of flying again | Militarykind
The year is 1944, and on a distant French battlefield a column of Nazi tanks are making their way to a beleaguered American position. The German Panzer and Tiger tanks are amongst the best the world has ever seen, and heavily protected from the front and sides- American Sherman tanks often see their shells bounce… Read more Bazooka Charlie – Pilot Who Attached A Bazooka To Plane
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY BE LOOKED AT. I WENT AND FLEW WITH THE AIR FORCE ONE GUYS, THEY WENT AHEAD AND SELECTED ME TO BE ONE OF THEIR AUGMENTEES. I STARTED OUT AS A CO-PILOT WITH AIR FORCE ONE, AND SLOWLY WORKED MY WAY UP. TO SELECT THE PRESIDENTIAL,PILOT, THE WHITE HOUSE MILITARY… Read more Yesterday’s Air Force: The President’s Pilot on 9/11