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U.S. Naval Aviator who Scored First F/A-18E air-to-air kill since Operation Desert Storm by shooting down SYRIAN Su-22 FITTER

U.S. Naval Aviator who Scored First F/A-18E air-to-air kill since Operation Desert Storm by shooting down SYRIAN Su-22 FITTER

On Jun. 18, 2017 U.S. Naval Aviator Lt. Cmdr. Michael “M.O.B.” Tremel shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 He was flying the F/A-18E ‘AJ302’ BuNo. 168914 (whose modex has apparently been changed from 304 to 302) when he downed the Fitter near Tabqah, 20 miles …

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The Story of USAF SR-71 Blackbird inflight emergency while on a secret mission over the Golan Heights

The Story of USAF SR-71 Blackbird inflight emergency while on a secret mission over the Golan Heights

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square miles of Earth’s surface per hour. The following account of one mission during the Yom Kippur War is told by SR-71 pilot Jim Wilson and it …

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