The substantial proposed cuts to the Air Force's fleet include dozens of legacy fighter jets and attack aircraft.
Capt. Taylor Bye is getting not one but two awards for landing her A-10 attack aircraft safely after a serious in-flight emergency.
The 75th Fighter Squadron's Capt. Taylor Bye safely landed the damaged fighter with no cockpit canopy and landing gear that would not deploy.
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 […]
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt accidentally dropped an apparent training munition during a flight over South Korea earlier this month, Stars and Stripes first reported Tuesday. US and South Korean military personnel searched for three days but came up empty handed. They assessed that the inert munition probably did […]
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 […]
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, […]
The US Air Force says an A-10 Thunderbolt collided with a bird over Florida on Monday, causing it to inadvertently release three training munitions over the state. The BDU-33s – 25-pound inert bombs – are not explosive, though they do have a pyrotechnic charge that can be dangerous if mishandled. […]