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  • Point of Recovery: Ground Collision Avoidance System saving pilots lives

    Frantic calls of “Two recover, Two recover, Two recover,” echoed across the airwaves.Maj. Luke O’Sullivan, F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot, watched helplessly from his cockpit as his student’s jet descended from an altitude of over 3 miles to under 4,400 feet in a matter of seconds.While


    An F-16CM and a Cessna 150M collided on July 7, 2015 near Moncks Corner, S.C., due to both pilots’ inability to see and avoid the other aircraft, and direction given by the air traffic controller, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today.

  • Thunderbirds perform last show of 2016

    The Thunderbirds’ performance at Aviation Nation marked their final show of the 2016 season. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions of people across the United States, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power.

  • Tigers take roar downrange

    The 79th Fighter Squadron deployed members to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during the month of October.

  • Keeping ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    The whole country watched with bated breath as the threat of Hurricane Matthew loomed ever closer. U.S. military bases all along the East Coast, including Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, weighed their options to evacuate ahead of Hurricanw Matthew.