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RIP Dale “Snort” Snodgrass – Naval Aviator Par Excellence

By now, most of you would know that Snort has sadly passed away due to an aviation accident. Not only has the F-14 Tomcat community lost one of its best, but Naval Aviation (and aviation in general) have also lost a superstar. If you don’t know much about Snort and what made him famous, then…
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[Interview] Kedar Karmarkar – Aviation Photographer Extraordinaire

This video is an interview I did with famous aviation photographer Kedar Karmarkar back in July 2020. You can enjoy the video above and also read the transcript below. Each bullet point is a switch between speakers. Sorry, but I don’t have time to swap those bullets for a name, but I’m confident you’ll find…
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The Fighter Mafia

The Fighter Mafia was a controversial group of U.S. Air Force officers and civilian defense analysts who, in the 1970s, advocated for fighter design criteria that challenged the conventional thinking and ideologies of the time. Their assertions were that: Air Force generals established the wrong criteria for combat effectiveness, ignoring combat history. High technology and…
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Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass Lectures At The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

RIP Dale “Snort” Snodgrass In Celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation. The first Navy Flight School graduate to be selected for F-14 Tomcat training, Capt. Dale “Snort” Snodgrass was the Navy’s Fighter Pilot of the Year in 1985. The former Top Gun instructor also holds the distinction of having logged the most hours as…
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Robin Olds – USAF Legend

Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a “triple ace”, with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general. The son of Army Air…
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