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UK Fighter Pilots Fly F-35 Lightning Straight from Training for First Time

A pair of fighter pilots have become the first in their services to fly the F-35 Lightning straight from training. Flight Lieutenant Liam and...

US Navy T-45C Operational Pause Implemented

The Navy implemented a three-day operational pause for its T-45C fleet Wednesday at the direction of Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces. The...

US Congress probes military pilot shortage

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29. Marine Corps Deputy...
F-35A Lightning II

Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots

Red Flag 17-1 is living up to its reputation as a grueling and rigorous test of fighter pilot skills, according to Hill Air Force...

A-10 Pilots, Army Brigade Combat Teams Train at Green Flag

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base. GFW...
J-10 Fighter Aircraft

First woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter killed in crash

The first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday. Yu Xu,...

US Army Helicopter Pilots Train with UAS Operators

A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled...

First Israeli Cadets Fly on Aermacchi M-346

Earlier this week, IAF flight school cadets flew on the new instructional plane, the Aermacchi M-346, for the first time. Its predecessor, the Skyhawk,...

US Air Force moves to stem shortage of drone pilots

Facing a shortage of drone pilots, the US Air Force said Thursday it will increase pay for those who operate the robotic planes...

Iraqi Pilots to Train On Iraqi-Purchased F-16s In Arizona

The initial group of F-16 fighter jets purchased by Iraq will be delivered to Tucson, Arizona, for Iraqi pilot training due to the security...