Includes the following: World
War I Flying Ace Stamp (DU)
(Includes 32 jokes and articles, 27 1063n,34,cf,wXT1a,24)
Blue Angels' Cockpit Footage (S954)
Pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter - Video (S939)
Reel for 'Above and Beyond' (S924)
With A US Fighter Pilot (S348b, S585c)
'Hal' Halvorsen, The Candy Bomber - Video (S890)
Is Why We Fly.... - Video (S878)
Sunday Comic Strip III (S954)
Strike Fighter Pilot Commercial (S729, S823)
Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel 2002 - Video (S727)
Looping On Take-Off - Video (S680)
Martin And Foster Brooks - Video (S655, S824)
US Bomber And The German Fighter (S643)
Believe It Or Not! (S643c)
Jessica Cox - Video (S641)
Eye View Of Carrier Landing! - Video (S629)
SR-71 Driver Speaks - Video/PPS (S567)
Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul - Video (S616b)
Has A Runway Problem (S564c)
Fable Of The Happy Pilot (S855)
Sunday Comic Strip II (S826)
Sunday Comic Strip (S821)
Does Smooth Roll - Video (S683b)
Peters Editorial (S665)
Pilot Shoots Terriorists - Video (S658b)
w/Audio Of Sully's Landing - Video (S637c)
Man! - Video (S575c)
All Female Flight Crew (S568c, S754)
Lawn Chair Man (S565c)
War I Flying Ace Stamp (DU)
Issued on May 17,2001
Created by Charles
Angels video is insane footage taken from inside the cockpit.
to watch the look on the pilot's face during each maneuver.
SR-71 Pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter (S939d)
Produced by LockheedMartinVideos
From: AFine963 on 1/7/2015
(Also see 'An
SR-71 Driver Speaks'
and 'SR-71 Blackbird
Pilot Brian Shul' in Plane-Supp)
The SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft
flew missions around the
globe at speeds above Mach 3
and altitudes of 85,000 feet
or more. Many of it's
contributions to national security
will never be fully revealed
to the public. The SR-71
holds many world aviation records
for its speed and altitude.
||In this interview with
pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter, you'll
hear a first-hand account of the
aircraft's power and majesty.
Painting from JeffLewis.net
to see this awesome interview.
Sample Reel for 'Above and Beyond' (S924d)
Created by: Playmount Productions
This is a Sample Reel for documentary
feature "Above and Beyond".
The only FOUR (4) Airplanes
Israel had when the War of Independence
began (May 1948) were smuggled
from Czech Republic. They were
German Messerschmidt BF-109's,
assembled overnight in Tel Aviv
and were never flight tested.
Click 'HERE' to learn about
men and women who risked everything
against impossible odds to
form the new country of Israel.
With A US Fighter Pilot (S348b, S585c)
From: FridaySilliness on 8/15/2003
From: rfslick on 4/5/2008
Biff and the Airplane by Rick
Reily, "Sports Illustrated"
"Now this message for America's
most famous athletes: Someday
you may be invited to flyin
the back-seat of one of your
country's most powerful fighter
jets. Many of you already
have: John Elway, John Stockton,
Tiger Woods to name a few.
If you get this opportunity,
let me urge you, with the greatest
sincerity. Move to Guam.
Change your name. Fake your own
death! Whatever you do,
do not go. I know. The U.S. Navy
invited me to try it.
I was thrilled. I was pumped. I was
toast! I should've known
when they told me my pilot would be
Chip (Biff) King of Fighter
Squadron213 at Naval Air Station
Oceana in Virginia Beach.
Whatever you're thinking a Top
Gun named Chip (Biff) King
looks like, triple it. He's
about six-foot, tan, ice-blue
eyes, wavy surfer hair, finger-crippling
handshake ... the
kind of man who wrestles dyspeptic
alligators in his leisure
time. If you see this man, run
the other way. Fast. Biff
King was born to fly.
His father, Jack King, was for years
the voice of NASA missions.
("T-minus 15 seconds and counting
..."Remember?) Chip would
charge neighborhood kids a quarter
each to hear his dad. Jack would
wake up from naps surrounded
by nine-year-olds waiting for
him to say, "We have a liftoff."
||Biff was to fly me in
an F-14D Tomcat,
a ridiculously powerful $60 million
weapon with nearly as much thrust
weight, not unlike Colin Montgomerie.
I was worried about getting air sick,
so the night before the flight I asked
Biff if there was something I should
eat the nextmorning.
"Bananas," he said.
"For the potassium?" I asked.
"No," Biff said, "because they
taste about the same coming up
as they do going down."
The next morning, out on the
tarmac, I had on my flight suit
with my name sewn over the leftbreast.
(No call sign like
Crash or Sticky or Leadfoot
but, still, very cool.) I carried
my helmet in the crook of my
arm, as Biff had instructed. If
ever in my life I had a chance
to nail Nicole Kidman, this was
A fighter pilot named Psycho
gave me a safety briefing and then
fastened me into my ejection
seat, which, when employed, would
"egress" me out of the plane
at such a velocity that I would be
immediately knocked unconscious.
Just as I was thinking about
aborting the flight,the canopy
closed over me, and Biff gave
the ground crew a thumbs-up.
In minutes we were firing nose up
at 600 mph. We leveled
out and then canopy-rolled over another
Those 20 minutes were the rush
of my life. Unfortunately, the
ride lasted 80. It was
like being on the roller coaster at Six
Flags Over Hell. Only
without rails. We did barrel rolls, sap
rolls, loops, yanks and banks.
We dived, rose and dived again,
sometimes with a vertical velocity
of 10,000 feet per minute.
We chased another F-14, and
it chased us. We broke the speed
of sound. Sea was sky
and sky was sea. Flying at 200 feet we
did 90-degree turns at 550 mph,
creating a G force of 6.5, which
is to say I felt as if 6.5 times
my body weight was smashing
against me, thereby approximating
life as Mrs. Colin Montgomerie.
And I egressed the bananas.
I egressed the pizza from the night
before. And the lunch
before that. I egressed a box of Milk
Duds from the sixth grade.
I made Linda Blair look polite.
Because of the G's, I was egressing
stuff that did not even want
to be egressed. I went
through not one airsick bag, but two.
Biff said I passed out.
Twice. I was coated in sweat. At one
point, as we were coming in
upside down in a banked curve on a
mock bombing target and the
G's were flattening me like a
tortilla and I was in and out
of consciousness, I realized I was
the first person in history
to throw down.
I used to know cool. Cool was
Elway throwing a touchdown pass,
or Norman making a five-ironbite.
But now I really know cool.
Cool is guys like Biff, men
with cast-iron stomachs and freon
nerves. I wouldn't go up there
again for Derek Jeter's black
book, but I'm glad Biff does
everyday, and for less a year than
a rookie reliever makes in a
A week later, when the spins
finally stopped, Biff called. He
said he and the fighters had
the perfect call sign for me. Said
he'd send it on a patch for
my flight suit.
What is it? I asked.
To get another perspective on
fighter pilot's thinking, click
for a very cool picture.
Concrete Arrows (S886d)
From: bill7808 on 11/25/2013
Every so often, usually in the
vast deserts of the American
Southwest, a hiker or a backpacker
will run across something
puzzling: a large concrete arrow,
as much as seventy feet in
length, sitting in the middle
of scrub-covered nowhere.
What are these giant arrows?
Some kind of surveying mark?
Landing beacons for flying saucers?
Earth's turn signals?
to learn about these concrete arrows.
Gail 'Hal' Halvorsen, The Candy Bomber
Made by Chapman University
From: sam.hutkins on 2/1/14 (S890d)
Text at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Halvorsen
This video features Lt. Gail
Halvorsen, Sgt. Earl Albers,
and Michael Ott discussing the
Berlin Airlift, the Cold War,
and the Berlin Candy Bomber.
Gail 'Hal' Halvorsen was a pilot
at the start of the Berlin
Airlift. Hal flew three
cargo planes full of supplies each
day into Berlin. One day
he started by giving a few treats
to children watching the planes
from outside the Tempelhof
base. Wanting to give more,
he promised to drop more candy
from his plane the next day.
Because the planes would arrive
nearly every three minutes,
the children naturally couldn't
distinguish his aircraft from
the others. However, Halvorsen
promised to wiggle the wings
to identify himself, which led
to his nickname "Onkel Wackelflugel"
("Uncle Wiggle Wings").
The other American candy bombers
became known as the Rosinen-
bomber (Raisin Bombers). Halvorsen's
initiative drew the
attention of the operation's
commanding officer, Lieutenant
General William H. Tunner, who
approved of it and ordered it
expanded into Operation Little
to learn about the Berlin Airlift and Candy
This Is Why We Fly.... (S878d)
Sometimes what a pilot sees in
a day, people won't see in
their lifetimes. This
amazing video is a pilot's perspective
of landing in Queenstown, New
Zealand. Click 'HERE'
this magnificent video.
Sunday Comic Strip III (S954)
By Charles M.
Schulz on 5/3/2015
Lucky Strike Fighter Pilot Commercial
From: darrellvip (S729, S823d)
on 1/6/2011 (in Hearlines-Supp)
This very cute, old commercial
shows the thrills of being
a fighter pilot, and having
Lucky Strike Cigarettes. Click
to see this great ad.
Tibbets by Studs Terkel. Studs
Terkel was a master reporter,
Paul Tibbets Interview by Studs Terkel 2002 (S727d)
From: darrellvip on 12/22/2010
Photo from SuperStock.com
a oral historian, and a great
writer. Click 'HERE'
this interesting interview.
above source to see this video.
to see this video.
mission dropping the atomic bomb
on Hiroshima Japan. Click on the
above source to see this video.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning
II is a single-seat,
single-engine, stealth multi-role
fighter, that can
perform close air support, tactical
bombing, and air
defense missions. The
F-35 has three different models;
one is the conventional takeoff
and landing variant,
the second is short takeoff
and vertical-landing variant,
and the third is a carrier-based
to watch this pilot have engine problems
after a carrier takeoff. He
has to have ice water in his
veins to regains control of
his $70 million fighter jet.
Dean Martin And Foster Brooks (S655d, S824)
From: LABLaughsClean on 7/15/2009
In this cute, comedy routine,
Foster Brooks plays a drunk
airline pilot. Click 'HERE'
to see this short video.
The US Bomber And The German Fighter
From: darrellvip on 5/7/2009 (S643)
During WWII, a B-17 Flying Fortress
was damaged over
Europe. A German pilot
named Franz Steigler was
ordered to take off and shoot
down the B-17. Click
to read their story.
Pilot Jessica Cox (S641d)
From: tom on 4/23/2009
Jessica Cox was born with no
arms. At an early age, Jessica
learned to feed herself, write
with her feet and play the
piano. Putting in contact
lenses, washing and brushing her
hair, and fixing breakfast in
the morning are all tasks that
come second-nature to her.
Jessica is a black belt in Tae
Kwon-Do and is a professional
When first learning to drive,
Jessica was encouraged to use
Even after her car was modified, she
decided to remove them and drive
without. She holds an
unrestricted driver's license.
As an undergraduate at the University
of Arizona, Jessica
attended classes taking notes
with her feet. At 25 words
per minute, Jessica was able
to type out her papers with a
regular computer keyboard on
In order to overcome her fear
of flying, Jessica became
the first pilot licensed to
fly using only her feet.
to see a video about her flying.
Landing an S-3 Viking jet on
an aircraft carrier from
the Navy pilot's view.
This home video will make your
heart start racing. It is very
cool. Click 'HERE'
see what it feels like to land
on a carrier.
An SR-71 Driver Speaks (S567 in Plane-Supp)
From: rfslick on 12/4/2007
Photo from LoneStarAeroClub
If you love aviation stories,
you will enjoy this first
person story of flying an SR-71
for seventeen years.
Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul (S616b)
From: gattica30 on 10/29/2008(in Plane-Sup)
This movie is the true story
of when Brian Shul piloted
the SR-71 over Libya and surface-to-air
of Mach 5 speed were launched
at his SR-71 plane. It is
the same story as told above,
but done in a movie.
to see the video.
Has A Runway Problem (S564c)
From: LABLaughsAdult on 11/11/2007
Back in the 60's we used to fly
747's. Well one of the
airlines came up with a fuel
savings procedure that shuts
down various systems and engines
during taxi into the gate.
Just so happened it was a Chief
Pilot that was the first
to try out this new procedure.
His name was John Chenault
and he was the Chief at LAX.
As John was approaching the ramp
and turning into the gate
after a long flight, the flight
engineer was running the
"new" taxi checklist and shutting
down engines and switches.
Shut down #3 and #4. Hydraulic
system two "b" pump ---off.
etc.. Then as he finishes
shutting down these systems,
the Flight Engineer says...
"What f ... ing knucklehead
thought this up"!
Just about that time Captain
Chenault applied the brakes to
stop the 747. No brakes.
Caught on voice recorder: "we
haven't got any brakes...s ..t!"
The 747 entered Terminal Two
at LAX through the glass
and penetrated about 25 feet.
At the FAA hearing all were sitting
around the table
listening to the voice recorder
(CVR). At about the time
the recording aired the FE saying
: "who the f..k thought
this one up?" All eyes
trained on the person sitting there
who DID think it up....laughter
FAA does not like laughter.
In an effort to bring some
decorum back to the hearing
an FAA inspector said "Captain
Chenault...um...at what point
did you realize you had a
His (no s .. t answer) was ...."I
think it was when I
passed the cigarette machine
in the terminal".
Virtual Pilot (S622b,d)
From: ginafm on 12/8/2008
This game is a wonderful test
of your knowledge of
the location of major cities
throughout the world.
You can play it by clicking
to read the fable of the happy pilot.
to see our WWII flying ace get shot down
behind enemy lines.
to see Snoopy do battle with The Red Baron.
Pilot Does Smooth Roll (S683b,d)
From: LABLaughsClean on 2/10/2010
to watch a pilot due a barrel roll so smoothly
that a cup of coffee doesn't
spill. Then he does a barrell
roll while pouring a cup of
This Mike Peters political cartoon
is about the two
Northwest Flight pilots who
flew 150 miles past the
Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport by mistake.
to see this cute cartoon.
USAF A-10 at Work
READ BEFORE WATCHING
US Pilot Shoots Terriorists (S658b,dwmv)
From: tom on 8/16/2009
This video was taken from inside
the cockpit of an A-10
by the pilot. It was a
night view. What you see is from
9,700 feet away (almost two
miles). Four terrorists are
walking along a street with
no clue that someone is watching
them.....from almost 2 miles
away in the dark..
The A-10 fired a 30 mm cannon
WITHOUT injuring the dog nearby,
who escaped unharmed.
You can see the gun camera shake a
bit as the pilot fires.
Then count about 4 seconds for the
rounds to travel 2 miles.
Every tenth round is a tracer,
so the bullets you actually
see are every tenth. They are
getting hit with hundreds of
rounds, but the dog is unscathed.
Muzzle velocity on the 30mm cannon
is 2,430 feet per second.
The result is that four fewer
guys won't be blowing up women
and children anymore!
The dog, in the upper right, just
safely gets the hell out of
Only click 'HERE'
if you are NOT faint of heart.
US Airways flight 1549 made an emergency
into the Hudson River on Thursday,
January 15, 2009.
All 155 people on board were
brought to safety. The
miraculous landing took place
after the plane struck
at least one bird upon takeoff
from New York's LaGuardia
Watch this professional 3D animation
to see for your-
self what really happened.
Click 'HERE' to see this
What an amazing thing! This
Human Flying Jet Machine is
Rocket Man! (S575c)
From: rfslick on 1/18/2008
my hero. Click 'HERE'
to view these twenty-four pictures.
Pilot flies Up to back door of a
C-130 for Photo Op.
Close Enough????? (S573b)
From: rfslick on 1/10/2008
to see how close he was willing to fly
his jet in this five photo sequence.
(Also see 'All
Female Flight Crew' in Plane2)
C-5 All Female Flight Crew (S568c, S754)
From: tom on 12/10/2007
From: lubin100 on 6/6/2011
to read about this all female flight crew,
and see their picture.
A man in LA bought 45 weather balloons,
attached them to
The Lawn Chair Man (S565c)
From: LABLaughsClean on 11/15/2007
Source: (Removed from lablaughs.com)
lawn chair, and went for a ride.
You can read the article
by clicking 'HERE'.
darrell94590 on 8/3/06.