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U.S. Marine Corps Got Its First Carrier-Based F-35C Fighter Jet

U.S. Marine Corps Got Its First Carrier-Based F-35C Fighter Jet

On January 21, 2020, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California — 3rd Marine Air Wing made history when it welcomed the Marine Corps’ first F-35C Joint Strike fighter jet. Lt. Col. Cedar Hinton, commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, flew the next-generation Lightning II fighter jet to Marine …

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That Time F-16 Accidentally Took Off During High Speed Ground Tests

That Time F-16 Accidentally Took Off During High Speed Ground Tests

On January 20, 1974, the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet prototype YF-16 jet accidentally took off and nearly crashed during high-speed ground tests. The accident could have killed the pilot and quite possibly the aircraft program itself. The pilot skillfully prevented disaster by taking the airplane into the air for …

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team Announces New Pilot

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team Announces New Pilot

In a Nellis Air Force Base press release U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team Announces New Pilot U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Gunderson takes over as the new F-22 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, Jan. 21, 2020, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Gunderson, who goes by the callsign “Cabo,” will …

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