Jet Fridays!

We love fighter jets. In fact, we support jet aircraft like the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-5 Tiger II. We also love Fridays. Combine those two together and you have this collection of fun facts and interesting stories about fighter jets and jet engines. Enjoy our Jet Friday posts below.

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F-15 Sets World Record But Then The SU-27 Takes It Away

F-15 Sets World Record But Then The SU-27 Takes It Away

The F-4 Phantom and MiG-25 Foxbat were both fast and powerful fighter aircraft. Between the two, they held many world speed records for time to climb (time-to-altitude), meaning the time it takes to fly from the earth’s surface to certain known altitudes. One of those...

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Jet Friday: Train to Fight. Train to Win. Red Flag Exercise

Jet Friday: Train to Fight. Train to Win. Red Flag Exercise

“It’s not a contest or a competition. There are no winners or losers. It’s about training and saving lives.” ~ Narrator, Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag Above a 12,700 square mile area of desert in Nevada, F-15 Eagles from the United States Air Force, Eurofighter...

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Switzerland’s History With The F-5 Freedom Fighter

Switzerland’s History With The F-5 Freedom Fighter

The single-seat, supersonic light fighter F-5 has been in service since 1964 with the United States Air Force. This agile, reliable jet provided great engine performance to its user with low operational costs. Its service life began as the F-5A (single-seat) and F-5B...

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7 Fast Facts About the Mirage F1

7 Fast Facts About the Mirage F1

Flying low across the Chadian landscape, the two French Mirage F1 aircraft are hoping to see a radar signature from a radar station to their north. As they scream through the barren landscape, slipping between canyon rocks about 100 feet above the desert floor, a...

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Jet Friday: The SLUF A-7 Corsair II

Jet Friday: The SLUF A-7 Corsair II

The A-4 Skyhawk was a single-seat delta wing subsonic jet-powered carrier-capable aggressor aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. It was instrumental during the Vietnam War, launching from carriers stationed at Yankee Station in the South China Sea just...

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#JetFriday – This Pilot’s Jet Backpack Is Awesome!

#JetFriday – This Pilot’s Jet Backpack Is Awesome!

It is most kids' dream to have the ability to fly. Some take that dream and make it a career by learning to fly in the military, commercially, or even just privately. But many of us just continue to look up at the sky and dream about ‘what if’. During the Space Age,...

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Jet Friday – Low Flying Fighter Jets in the Mach Loop

Jet Friday – Low Flying Fighter Jets in the Mach Loop

When you see fast-moving military aircraft, you are usually always looking up. For that matter, anytime any aircraft is moving through the sky, unless you are also on another aircraft, your head is tilted back and your eyes are squinting as you try to catch a glimpse....

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Jet Friday: The F-16 Viper Pilot Dodging 6 SAMs

Jet Friday: The F-16 Viper Pilot Dodging 6 SAMs

Jump to Video 28 years ago on January 16, 1991, the Gulf War began with the largest aerial bombing campaign since World War II. Desert Storm began with a secret sortie codenamed Operation Senior Surprise but unofficially referred to as “Secret Squirrel” that departed...

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Jet Friday: This Aircraft Shot Its Ownself Down

Jet Friday: This Aircraft Shot Its Ownself Down

In early 1956, the United States Navy began testing a new single-seat supersonic fighter, the F11F Tiger. This new carrier-based aircraft was expected to be an upgraded replacement for the Navy’s first carrier-based fighter, the F9F Panther/Cougar, which was also...

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The Air Force Envisioned an Airborne Aircraft Carrier

The Air Force Envisioned an Airborne Aircraft Carrier

In the Avengers movies, the secret group SHIELD used a massive full-size aircraft carrier called a helicarrier. This mammoth ship contained four gigantic fans that provided enough lift to help hide the carrier amongst the clouds. From the carrier, SHIELD could launch...

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Jet Friday – F-15 Eagle Pilot Landing On One Wing

Jet Friday – F-15 Eagle Pilot Landing On One Wing

The F-15 Eagle is a large, highly capable beast of a fighter aircraft. Normally piloted by a single crew member, on a training mission in 1983, one two-seat trainer would be tested under some incredible flying circumstances. F-15 Eagle - a rocket with wings The F-15...

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Jet Friday – The Caspian Sea Monster

Jet Friday – The Caspian Sea Monster

It was the mid-1960s and the United States and Russia were both embroiled in Cold War secrets. When it came to winning a potential war, both countries were determined to find new ways to stay ahead of the other in technology and weapons. Each was determined to know...

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Jet Friday: The Black Eagles Aerobatic Team of South Korea

Jet Friday: The Black Eagles Aerobatic Team of South Korea

We have previously showcased the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ flight demonstration team that flies the F-18 Hornet. We have also provided you with articles about the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force aerobatic team who fly the F-16 Viper. These teams are great recruiting...

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Jet Friday: Fastest U-turn in History

Jet Friday: Fastest U-turn in History

Black Rock Desert is a very flat and open expanse 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada. It’s also the home of two successful land speed records. This is not the story of one of those. A professional race car driver, Craig Breedlove, was determined to set the land speed...

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The First Flight That Technically Wasn’t

The First Flight That Technically Wasn’t

As popular an aircraft as the F-16 Fighting Falcon (Viper) is, it was not warmly welcomed when it was in development. Those against this small single-engine air superiority fighter were concerned it would be a threat to its larger big brother, the F-15 Eagle, a...

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Jet Friday: How Do You Start a Jet Engine

Jet Friday: How Do You Start a Jet Engine

In previous Jet Friday articles, we have covered the jet engine by showing how one works and how turbojets operate in extremely high altitudes at very high speeds. In this article, we will show you how a jet engine gets started. Though there are differences in how a...

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Jet Friday: The Hustler – An Air Force Record Setter

Jet Friday: The Hustler – An Air Force Record Setter

In the new jet era following WWII, America needed to upgrade its bomber fleet from turboprop aircraft like the B-36 Peacemaker to faster, jet engine powered aircraft. The B-47 Stratojet and B-52 Stratofortress both met the need for higher altitude and speed to get...

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The U-2 Spy Plane, Difficult to Fly, Land, and Launch

The U-2 Spy Plane, Difficult to Fly, Land, and Launch

An all black, single-engine aircraft soars through the sky above 70,000 feet. It's at the edge of space, 13 miles above sea level, so without radar, it will likely go unnoticed by anyone on the ground below. It is flying over an undisclosed region of the world...

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Jet Friday: The 1st at Mach 1, Chuck Yeager

Jet Friday: The 1st at Mach 1, Chuck Yeager

A B-29 Superfortress cruises over the Mojave Desert. The heavy bomber is not on a training mission, but rather participating in an event that will shape the future of flight. Strapped to the bottom of the Superfortress is a rocket-powered experimental aircraft and...

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Jet Friday: USAF Thunderbirds Lifting Up The Airshow Crowd

Jet Friday: USAF Thunderbirds Lifting Up The Airshow Crowd

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a 40-year-old fighter aircraft that was designed to win and maintain air superiority. Its designers developed innovative technology for the time, like the pilot’s seat that is elevated and set at 30 degree incline to enable the pilot to...

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Jet Friday: 2 Tours of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Cockpit

Jet Friday: 2 Tours of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Cockpit

Ever wanted to see the inside of an operational jet fighter cockpit? More than that, are you interested in having a professional explain what this stick controls and what action that button performs in one of the most successful fighters in the world, the F-16...

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Jet Friday: Tales of the SR-71 from a Blackbird Pilot

Jet Friday: Tales of the SR-71 from a Blackbird Pilot

As a reconnaissance plane that flew missions during the Cold War across foreign lands like Russia to find out just what they were up to, a pilot needed something that flew high and flew fast. With the ability to cruise at +2,200 MPH in excess of 80,000 ft, the SR-71...

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