Category Archives: pilots

2 pilots, one US, one Japanese, killed in training flight crash in Alabama

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Two pilots died when a training aircraft crashed outside Montgomery, Alabama on Friday evening, Air Force officials say. The cause of the plane crash is not immediately clear. A U.S. Air Force instructor pilot, 25, and a pilot from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force, 24, were on a training flight from Columbus Air Force […]

These F-35 pilots are the first to graduate from TOPGUN

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The first F-35C Lightning II pilots have graduated from the Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course ― best known as TOPGUN ― and are back in the fleet training others, according to the Navy. Marine Corps Maj. Derek Heinz, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 125, the “Rough Raiders,” and Navy Lt. William Goodwin III, assigned […]

These F-35 pilots are the first to graduate from TOPGUN

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The first F-35C Lightning II pilots have graduated from the Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course ― best known as TOPGUN ― and are back in the fleet training others, according to the Navy. Marine Corps Maj. Derek Heinz, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 125, the “Rough Raiders,” and Navy Lt. William Goodwin III, assigned […]

In bid for more female pilots, Air Force removes height requirement

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The Air Force has removed the initial height requirements for officers who wish to become aviators, which it feared was discouraging women from even applying to become pilots. As of May 13, the Air Force said in a Thursday release, initial applicants who want to become aviators no longer require waivers if they are shorter […]