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Knights of the Sky

By Rowdy on June 26, 2008 in Nature of the Beast

Here's a way kickass video put together by a fan of this new French movie "Les Chevaliers Du Ciel", Knights of the Sky. Now I realize this a movie and these are staged scenes but take a look at about the 00:13 second point of the video to see how a typical French Air Force crew chief is depicted.Read More >

Fighter Pilot Movies

By Rowdy on June 25, 2008 in Nature of the Beast

Like advertising executives, moviemakers know that if you want to make money, put fighter pilots in your production. Hollywood has been making fighter pilot movies as early as 1930 with the release of Dawn Patrol and Howard Hughes’s Hell’s Angels.Read More >

NATO Tiger Meet

By Rowdy on June 19, 2008 in Nature of the Beast

There are events that occur around the world that bring fighter pilots together for kickass flying and kickass camaraderie.Read More >

LPA Alive and Well

By admin on June 2, 2008 in Nature of the Beast

IRON MAN LPA SETS NEW BAR Most of you, I’m sure, are familiar with the “Lieutenants Protection Association” or LPA, at least that's what it's referred to in the USAF, and every military flying organization, what ever you call it, has something like it at the squadron level.Read More >

Launch Traditions

By Rowdy on May 22, 2008 in Nature of the Beast

We didn't write this. Got it from Atze.  We're not witty enough to come with something like this.Naval Strike Pilot:   On a carrier, the Naval Aviator looks over at the Catapult Officer ("Shooter") who gives the run up engines signal by rotating his finger above his head.Read More >

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