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Air Force A-10 pilot earns prestigious award for pulling off an ‘extraordinary’ belly landing with no cockpit canopy and damaged landing gear

Maj. Brett DeVries, an A-10 pilot with the Michigan Air National Guard, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Friday for an “extraordinary” emergency landing. During a routine training flight, a gun failure caused an explosion that blew away the cockpit canopy, stripped the plane of several panels, and damaged […]
Air Force A-10 pilot earns prestigious award for pulling off an ‘extraordinary’ belly landing with no cockpit canopy and damaged landing gear
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How an A-10 Warthog pilot’s helmet keeps them alive and on target

The HGU-55/P helmet gives A-10 pilots a central interface for everything they need, from their oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. One of those add-ons, the Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker, or HObIT, allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
How an A-10 Warthog pilot’s helmet keeps them alive and on target
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A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona

A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally released munitions over Arizona on Thursday, according to an Air Force statement. The attack aircraft fired off a M-156 rocket, which landed in an area outside the designated firing range. This is the second time this year an A-10 has accidentally released munitions, […]
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally fired off a rocket over Arizona