185 relations: A Good Clean Fight, Active radar homing, Adolf Galland, Adolph Malan, Aerial warfare, Aerobatics, Afghanistan, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9 Sidewinder, Air combat manoeuvring, Alexander Pokryshkin, Algerian Air Force, American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War, Antonina Lebedeva, Antonio Bautista, August 1st (aerobatic team), Avani Chaturvedi, Ayesha Farooq, Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, Beyond-visual-range missile, Bhawana Kanth, Billy Bishop, Buzz Aldrin, Cardiology, Caroline Aigle, Cecil Arthur Lewis, Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, Cessna T-37 Tweet, Chaff (countermeasure), Chandelle, Chengdu J-10, Chuck Yeager, Cockpit, Compressor stall, Dassault Mirage 2000, Dassault Mirage 2000N/2000D, Dee Brasseur, Derek Robinson (novelist), Dogfight, Douglas Bader, Duke Cunningham, Edirne, Electronic countermeasure, Erich Hartmann, Ernst Udet, Exercise Red Flag, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, Fighter aircraft, First Balkan War, Flare (countermeasure), ..., Flying ace, FMA IA 58 Pucará, Francesco Baracca, Frank Luke, Frederick E. Smith, G-force, G-LOC, G-suit, Gabby Gabreski, Günther Rall, General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, George Beurling, Georges Guynemer, Gerhard Barkhorn, Giora Epstein, Giora Romm, Goodbye, Mickey Mouse, Goshawk Squadron, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Heinrich Bär, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Herbst maneuver, Hermann Göring, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Iftach Spector, Ilmari Juutilainen, Immelmann turn, Infrared, Infrared homing, Iran–Iraq War, Iraq, Iraqi Air Force, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, Ivan Kozhedub, Jalil Zandi, James Jabara, James Salter, Jeannie Leavitt, Jo Salter, Joaquín García Morato, Johannes Steinhoff, John Boyd (military strategist), John Glenn, Kara Hultgreen, Karl W. Richter, Kurt Welter, Lavrentiy Beria, Len Deighton, Line Bonde, List of aces of aces, List of Iranian aerial victories during the Iran–Iraq war, List of Iraqi aerial victories during the Iran–Iraq war, List of World War II aces from Finland, List of World War II flying aces, Lydia Litvyak, Manfred von Richthofen, María Eugenia Etcheverry, Mariam al-Mansouri, Marium Mukhtiar, Mary Grace Baloyo, Matiur Rahman (military pilot), Max Immelmann, McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet, McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, Mette Grøtteland, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Military aviation, Mohommed Rayyan, Monath Perera, Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Nguyễn Văn Bảy, Nguyễn Văn Cốc, Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, No. 617 Squadron RAF, North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, Northrop F-5, Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, Officer (armed forces), Oswald Boelcke, Paddy Finucane, Panavia Tornado, Piece of Cake (novel), Pugachev's Cobra, Raisa Belyayeva, Rashid Minhas, Rayna Kasabova, Reference range, René Fonck, Richard Bong, Richard Stephen Ritchie, Robin Olds, Roni Zuckerman, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Saab 37 Viggen, Saab JAS 39 Gripen, Sabiha Gökçen, Saburō Sakai, Saiful Azam, Sattar Alvi, Scott O'Grady, Scott Speicher, Semi-active radar homing, Shahram Rostami, Sharkey Ward, Split S, Supercooling, Tetsuzō Iwamoto, Thach Weave, The Hunters (novel), The Scissors, Ulrike Flender, United States Air Force, United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, Uruguayan Air Force, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Valeria Khomyakova, Victor Maslin Yeates, Visual acuity, Voisin, Walter Nowotny, Władysław Turowicz, Werner Mölders, Winged Victory (novel), Yadollah Sharifirad, Yekaterina Budanova, Yekaterina Zelenko, Yevgeniya Prokhorova, Yu Xu, 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment. Expand index (135 more) » « Shrink index
A Good Clean Fight is a 1993 novel by Derek Robinson, and a sequel to Piece of Cake (1983), his famous and controversial novel of the Battle of Britain.
Active radar homing (ARH) is a missile guidance method in which a missile contains a radar transceiver (in contrast to semi-active radar homing, which uses only a receiver) and the electronics necessary for it to find and track its target autonomously.
Adolf Joseph Ferdinand Galland (19 March 1912 – 9 February 1996) was a German Luftwaffe general and flying ace who served throughout the Second World War in Europe.
Adolph Gysbert Malan, (24 March 1910 – 17 September 1963), better known as Sailor Malan, was a South African World War 2 fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force who led No. 74 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain.
Aerial warfare is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare.
Aerobatics (a portmanteau of aerial-acrobatics) is the practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight.
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced "am-ram"), is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations.
The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy at China Lake, California, in the 1950s, and subsequently adopted by the United States Air Force.
Air combat manoeuvring (also known as ACM or dogfighting) is the tactical art of moving, turning and/or situating one's fighter aircraft in order to attain a position from which an attack can be made on another aircraft.
Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Покры́шкин; 6 March 1913 – 13 November 1985) was a top Soviet flying ace and a Marshal of the Soviet Air Force.
The Algerian Air Force (AAF) (القوات الجوية الجزائرية,; Armée de l'air algérienne), is the aerial arm of the Algerian People's Military.
The American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War refers to US support of Syrian opposition and the Federation of Northern Syria during the course of the Syrian Civil War, and active involvement of US military against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and against the al-Nusra Front from 2014.
Antonina Lebedeva (Антонина Васильевна Лебедева) (1916 – July 17, 1943) was a Soviet aviator and officer of the Soviet Air Force.
Antonio M. Bautista (September 17, 1937– January 11, 1974) was an F-86 Sabre pilot who served in the Philippine Air Force.
The August 1st or Ba Yi Aerobatics Team is the aerobatic demonstration team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
Avani Chaturvedi is one of the first female fighter pilots of India.
Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq (Urdu:عائشہ فاروق) (born August 24, 1987) is a Pakistani fighter pilot from Hasilpur, Bahawalpur District, who is the first female to become fighter pilot in Pakistan Air Force.
The Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range (BMGR, formerly known as Luke Air Force Range) is a bombing range in the U.S. state of Arizona, near the Mexico–United States border.
A beyond-visual-range missile (BVR) is an air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is capable of engaging at ranges of or beyond.
Bhawana Kanth is one of the first female pilots of India.
William Avery Bishop, (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace of the First World War, Victoria Cross recipient, and Air Marshal.
Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American engineer, former astronaut, and Command Pilot in the United States Air Force.
Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ kardiā, "heart" and -λογία -logia, "study") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart as well as parts of the circulatory system.
Commandant Caroline Aigle (12 September 1974 – 21 August 2007) was a French aviator who achieved a historical first when, at the age of 25, she became the first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force.
Cecil Arthur Lewis (29 March 1898 – 27 January 1997) was a British fighter pilot who flew in World War I. He went on to co-found the British Broadcasting Company and enjoy a long career as a writer, notably of the aviation classic Sagittarius Rising (some scenes from which were represented in the film Aces High).
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, or Super Tweet, is an American light attack aircraft developed from the T-37 Tweet basic trainer in the 1960s and 1970s by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas.
The Cessna T-37 Tweet (designated Model 318 by Cessna) is a small, economical twin-engined jet trainer type which flew for decades as a primary trainer for the United States Air Force (USAF) and in the air forces of several other nations.
Chaff, originally called Window by the British and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where it was first developed), is a radar countermeasure in which aircraft or other targets spread a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallized glass fibre or plastic, which either appears as a cluster of primary targets on radar screens or swamps the screen with multiple returns.
The chandelle is an aircraft control maneuver where the pilot combines a 180° turn with a climb.
The Chengdu J-10 (simplified Chinese: 歼-10; traditional Chinese: 殲-10; NATO reporting name: Firebird is a lightweight multirole fighter aircraft capable of all-weather operation, configured with a delta wing and canard design, with fly-by-wire flight controls, and produced by the People's Republic of China's Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot.
A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft or spacecraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft.
A compressor stall is a local disruption of the airflow in a gas turbine or turbocharger compressor.
The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation.
The Dassault Mirage 2000N is a variant of the Mirage 2000 designed for nuclear strike.
Major (Retired) Deanna Marie (Dee) Brasseur, (born September 9, 1953) is a retired Canadian military officer.
Derek Robinson (born 12 April 1932) is a British author best known for his military aviation novels full of black humour.
A dogfight, or dog fight, is an aerial battle between fighter aircraft, conducted at close range.
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War.
Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, is a United States Navy 20-year career pilot and officer, retiring as a commander; a Republican politician and a convicted felon.
Edirne, historically known as Adrianople (Hadrianopolis in Latin or Adrianoupolis in Greek, founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian on the site of a previous Thracian settlement named Uskudama), is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria.
An electronic countermeasure (ECM) is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers.
Erich Alfred Hartmann (19 April 1922 – 20 September 1993), nicknamed "Bubi" ("The Kid") by his German comrades and the "Black Devil" by his Soviet adversaries, was a German fighter pilot during World War II and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare.
Ernst Udet (26 April 1896 – 17 November 1941) was a German pilot and air force general during World War II.
Exercise Red Flag is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.
The First Balkan War (Балканска война; Αʹ Βαλκανικός πόλεμος; Први балкански рат, Prvi Balkanski rat; Birinci Balkan Savaşı), lasted from October 1912 to May 1913 and comprised actions of the Balkan League (the kingdoms of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Montenegro) against the Ottoman Empire.
A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-seeking") surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile.
A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
The FMA IA 58 Pucará (Fortress) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft manufactured by the Fábrica Militar de Aviones.
Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy's top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories.
Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke's official score was 18).
Frederick Escreet Smith (4 April 1922 – 15 May 2012) was a British author, best known for his 1956 novel 633 Squadron about a Second World War RAF Mosquito squadron undertaking a seemingly impossible mission to bomb a well-protected German factory at the head of a Norwegian fjord.
The gravitational force, or more commonly, g-force, is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight.
G-force induced loss of consciousness (abbreviated as G-LOC, pronounced 'JEE-lock') is a term generally used in aerospace physiology to describe a loss of consciousness occurring from excessive and sustained g-forces draining blood away from the brain causing cerebral hypoxia.
A g-suit, or the more accurately named anti-g suit, is a flight suit worn by aviators and astronauts who are subject to high levels of acceleration force (g).
Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabreski (born Franciszek Stanisław Gabryszewski; January 28, 1919 – January 31, 2002) was a Polish-American career pilot in the United States Air Force, retiring as a colonel with 26 years of military service.
Günther Rall (10 March 1918 – 4 October 2009) was a German lieutenant-general, the third most successful fighter ace in history and later head of the West German Air Force during the Cold War.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).
George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling & Bar (6 December 1921 – 20 May 1948) was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War.
Georges Guynemer (24 December 1894 – 11 September 1917 missing) was a top fighter ace for France with 54 victories during World War I, and a French national hero at the time of his death.
Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn (20 March 1919 – 8 January 1983) was the second most successful fighter ace of all time after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann.
Colonel Giora "Hawkeye" Epstein (גיורא אפשטיין, born 1938), today Giora Even (גיורא אבן), is a retired colonel in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and a fighter ace credited with 17 victories, 16 against Egyptian jets, making Epstein the ace of aces of supersonic fighter jets and of the Israeli Air Force.
Giora Romm (גיורא רום, born 1945) is a former deputy commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), Israel's former military attaché in the United States and the current director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.
Goodbye, Mickey Mouse is a historical novel by Len Deighton published on 12 October 1982.
Goshawk Squadron is a 1971 black comedy novel by Derek Robinson which tells of the adventures of a squadron of SE5a pilots from January 1918 to the time of the German spring offensive of March 1918.
Hans-Joachim Walter Rudolf Siegfried Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) was a German fighter pilot during World War II.
Heinrich "Pritzl" Bär (25 May 1913 – 28 April 1957) was a German Luftwaffe flying ace who served throughout World War II in Europe.
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 – 15 July 1950) was a German Luftwaffe night-fighter pilot and the highest-scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare.
The Herbst maneuver (also known as a J-turn"Turn and Burn." Fulghum, D. A.; Fabey, M. J. Aviation Week & Space Technology. January 8, 2007."." Pike, J. GlobalSecurity.org.) is an air combat maneuver that uses post-stall technology such as thrust vectoring and advanced flight controls to achieve high angles of attack.
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering;; 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader as well as one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party (NSDAP) that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Lieutenant Junior Grade was an ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service during World War II.
Iftach Spector (born 20 October 1940) is a retired Israeli brigadier general, a former fighter pilot and commander of the airbases at Tel Nof and Ramat David.
Eino Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen (21 February 1914 – 21 February 1999) was a fighter pilot of the Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force), and the top scoring non-German fighter pilot of all time.
The term Immelmann turn refers to two different aircraft maneuvers.
Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, and is therefore generally invisible to the human eye (although IR at wavelengths up to 1050 nm from specially pulsed lasers can be seen by humans under certain conditions). It is sometimes called infrared light.
Infrared homing is a passive weapon guidance system which uses the infrared (IR) light emission from a target to track and follow it.
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq, beginning on 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, and ending on 20 August 1988, when Iran accepted the UN-brokered ceasefire.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF or IrAF; Arabic: القوات الجوية العراقية, Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Iraqiya) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Iraqi Armed Forces, responsible for the policing of international borders and surveillance of national assets.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF; نیروی هوایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران) is the aviation branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.
Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub (Russian: Иван Hикитович Кожедуб; Ukrainian: Іван Микитович Кожедуб; June 8, 1920 – August 8, 1991) was a Soviet military aviator and a World War II fighter ace.
Brig. General Jalil Zandi (جلیل زندی) (1951–2001) was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force who served during all of the Iran–Iraq War.
James "Jabby" Jabara (10 October 1923 – 17 November 1966) was the first American and United States Air Force jet ace in history.
James Arnold Horowitz (June 10, 1925 – June 19, 2015), better known as James Salter, his pen name and later-adopted legal name, was an American novelist and short-story writer.
Jeannie Marie Leavitt (née Flynn; born c. 1967) is a United States Air Force general officer.
Joanna Mary Salter (born 27 August 1968 in Bournemouth) was Britain's first female fast jet pilot flying the Panavia Tornado ground attack aircraft with 617 Squadron, she later became an inspirational speaker.
Joaquín García-Morato y Castaño, 1st Count of Jarama (4 May 1904 – 4 April 1939) was the leading Nationalist fighter ace of the Spanish Civil War.
Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff (15 September 1913 – 21 February 1994) was a Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II, German general, and NATO official.
John Richard Boyd (January 23, 1927 – March 9, 1997) was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation.
Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio.
Kara Spears Hultgreen (5 October 1965 – 25 October 1994) was a lieutenant and naval aviator in the United States Navy and the first female carrier-based fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy.
Karl Wendell Richter (October 4, 1942 – July 28, 1967) was an officer in the United States Air Force and an accomplished fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.
Kurt Welter (25 February 1916 – 7 March 1949) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and the most successful Jet Expert of World War II.
Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria (p; tr,; 29 March 1899 – 23 December 1953) was a Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin during World War II, and promoted to deputy premier under Stalin from 1941.
Leonard Cyril Deighton (born 18 February 1929), known as Len Deighton, is a British author.
Line Bonde (born c.1979) is a Danish fighter pilot.
Ace of aces is a title accorded to the top active ace within a branch of service in a nation's military in time of war. The title is most closely associated with fighter aces, though there are other types, such as tank aces and submarine aces.
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988.
The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988.
This list includes of all the 96 fighter aces of World War II from Finland.
This is a list of World War II flying aces.
Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Лидия Владимировна Литвяк, (August 18, 1921, in Moscow – August 1, 1943, in Krasnyi Luch), also known as Lilya, was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II.Goodpaster 2009, p. 27. With five solo victories, soviet propaganda claimed up to twelve solo victories and two to four shared kills in 66 combat sorties.Jackson 2003, p. 57.Seidl 1998, p. 323.Spick 1999, p. 120. In about two years of operations, she was the first female fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft, the first of two female fighter pilots who have earned the title of fighter ace and the holder of the record for the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot. She was shot down near Orel during the Battle of Kursk as she attacked a formation of German aeroplanes.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also known as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
María Eugenia Etcheverry is a Uruguayan pilot in the Uruguayan Air Force who holds the rank of Major.
Mariam al-Mansouri (مريم المنصوري), (born 1979 in Abu Dhabi), is the first female fighter pilot of the United Arab Emirates.
Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar TBt, PAF (مريم مختيار; May 18, 1992 November 24, 2015) was a Pakistani fighter pilot.
Mary Grace Baloyo was a First lieutenant in the Philippine Air Force who posthumously received the Philippines' highest military award for courage - the Medal of Valor.
Matiur Rahman (29 October 194120 August 1971) was a flight lieutenant of Pakistan Air Force and a recipient of Bir Sreshtho, Bangladesh's highest military gallantry award for his actions during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
Max Immelmann (21 September 1890 – 18 June 1916) PLM was the first German World War I flying ace.
The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter.
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an American all-weather multirole strike fighter derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation).
Mette Grøtteland (born 1969) became the first female fighter pilot in the Royal Norwegian Air Force after qualifying to fly jet fighter aircraft in 1992.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15; USAF/DoD designation: Type 14; NATO reporting name: Fagot) is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17; NATO reporting name: Fresco) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.
Military aviation is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of conducting or enabling aerial warfare, including national airlift (air cargo) capacity to provide logistical supply to forces stationed in a theater or along a front.
Colonel Mohommed Rayyan (died 1986), nicknamed "Sky Falcon," was a fighter pilot with the Iraqi Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War.
Squadron Leader Monath Erash Perera was a fighter jet pilot who served in the No. 10 squadron of Sri Lanka Air Force.
Muhammad Mahmood Alam SJ (محمد محمود عالم, মোহাম্মদ মাহমূদ আলম); 6 July 1935 – 18 March 2013) was a Pakistani fighter pilot who was credited by the Pakistanis with having downed nine Indian Air Force aircraft during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, including five Hawker Hunter aircraft on one sortie on 7 September 1965. He was a F-86 Sabre flying ace as per Pakistan records and one-star general in the Pakistan Air Force. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat ("The star of courage"), the nation's third highest military award and Bar for his actions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
Nguyễn Văn Bảy (Born in Lai Vung, 1936) was a jet fighter ace for the Vietnam People's Air Force (North Vietnamese Air Force) during the Vietnam War.
Nguyễn Văn Cốc (born 1943) is a former North Vietnamese MiG-21 fighter ace of the Vietnamese People's Air Force's (also known as the North Vietnamese Air Force) 921st Fighter Regiment.
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC (17 July 1943 – 14 December 1971) was an officer of the Indian Air Force.
The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is an American twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft.
The Northrop F-5A and F-5B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E and F-5F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation.
The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.
Oswald Boelcke (19 May 1891 – 28 October 1916) PLM was a German flying ace of the First World War credited with 40 victories; he was one of the most influential patrol leaders and tacticians of the early years of air combat.
Wing Commander Brendan Eamonn Fergus Finucane, (16 October 1920 – 15 July 1942), known as Paddy Finucane amongst his colleagues, was a Second World War Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot and flying ace—defined as an aviator credited with five or more enemy aircraft destroyed in aerial combat, and is also noted for being the youngest person to ever become wing leader of a fighter wing.
The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany.
Piece of Cake is a 1983 novel by Derek Robinson which follows a fictional Royal Air Force fighter squadron through the first year of World War II, and the Battle of Britain.
In aerobatics, Pugachev's Cobra (or Pugachev Cobra) is a dramatic and demanding maneuver in which an airplane flying at a moderate speed suddenly raises the nose momentarily to the vertical position and slightly beyond, before dropping it back to normal flight.
Raisa Vasil'evna Beliaeva was one of the first Russian female fighter pilots.
Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas or Rashid Minhas Shaheed,, PAF (راشد منہاس شہید.) (February 17, 1951 – August 20, 1971) was a Pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Rayna Kasabova (Cyrillic: Райна Касабова, 1 May 1897, Karlovo - 25 May 1969) was a Bulgarian Air Force aviator and the first woman in the world who participated in a military flight.
In health-related fields, a reference range or reference interval is the range of values for a physiologic measurement in healthy persons (for example, the amount of creatinine in the blood, or the partial pressure of oxygen).
Colonel René Paul Fonck (27 March 1894 – 18 June 1953) was a French aviator who ended the First World War as the top ''Allied'' fighter ace, and when all succeeding aerial conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries are also considered, Fonck still holds the title of "all-time Allied Ace of Aces".
Richard Ira Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces major and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II.
Brigadier General Richard Stephen "Steve" Ritchie (born June 25, 1942) was an officer in the United States Air Force and the Colorado Air National Guard, and a general officer in the Air Force Reserve.
Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Roni Zuckerman, the first female jet fighter pilot for the Israeli Air Force, received her wings in 2001.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF; Aviation royale canadienne, ARC) is the air force of Canada.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway.
The Saab 37 Viggen ("Thunderbolt") is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: "griffin") is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab.
Sabiha Gökçen (22 March 1913 – 22 March 2001) was a Turkish aviator.
Sub-Lieutenant was a Japanese naval aviator and flying ace ("Gekitsui-O", 撃墜王) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
Saiful Azam (born 1941) is a retired Pakistani/Bangladeshi air force officer, who served as a fighter pilot with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (1960-1971) and the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) (1971-1979).
Air Commodore Abdus Sattar Alvi (Urdu: عبد ستار ىلوى),, is a retired one-star rank air force general and a fighter pilot in the Pakistan Air Force, who is renown for his gallantry actions during his participation in the third Indo-Pakistani in 1971, and served as an military advisor in the Syrian Air Force during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Scott Francis O'Grady (born October 12, 1965) is a former United States Air Force fighter pilot.
Michael Scott Speicher (12 July 1957 – January 17, 1991) was a United States Navy pilot who was shot down over Iraq during the Persian Gulf War becoming the first American combat casualty of the war.
Semi-active radar homing (SARH) is a common type of missile guidance system, perhaps the most common type for longer-range air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems.
Shahram Rostami (شهرام رستمی) was an Iranian fighter pilot in the Iran-Iraq War.
Commander Nigel David "Sharkey" Ward, (born 1943), born Nigel David MacCartan-Ward, is a former Royal Navy officer and Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot who commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron during the 1982 Falklands War.
The Split S is an air combat maneuver mostly used to disengage from combat.
Supercooling, also known as undercooling, is the process of lowering the temperature of a liquid or a gas below its freezing point without it becoming a solid.
Lieutenant Junior Grade was one of the top scoring aces among Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) fighter pilots.
The Thach Weave (also known as a Beam Defense Position) is an aerial combat tactic developed by naval aviator John S. Thach and named by James H. Flatley of the United States Navy soon after the United States' entry into World War II.
The Hunters is James Salter's debut novel and a tale of USAF fighter pilots during the Korean War, first published in 1956.
The Scissors is an aerial dog fighting maneuver commonly used by military fighter pilots.
Ulrike Fitzer (née Flender, born 1982 in Aidlingen) is a female German Air Force pilot.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), more popularly known as Topgun or TOPGUN, teaches fighter and strike tactics and techniques to selected Naval Aviators and Naval flight officers, who return to their operating units as surrogate instructors.
The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya, abbreviated FAU) is one of the three main branches of the Armed Forces of Uruguay under the Uruguayan Ministry of Defense.
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth in the United States Navy.
Valeria Dmitrievna Khomyakova (Валерия Дмитриевна Хомякова) (1914 – October 6, 1942) was a Soviet fighter pilot and military officer during World War II.
Victor Maslin Yeates (30 September 1897 — 15 December 1934), often abbreviated to V. M. Yeates, was a British fighter pilot in World War I. He wrote Winged Victory, a semi-autobiographical work widely regarded as one of the most realistic and moving accounts of aerial combat and the futility of war.
Visual acuity (VA) commonly refers to the clarity of vision.
Voisin was a French aircraft manufacturing company, one of the first in the world.
Walter Nowotny (7 December 1920 – 8 November 1944) was an Austrian-born fighter ace of the Luftwaffe in World War II.
Air Commodore Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz (ولوادیسیوف دورووچ) (23 April 1908 – 8 January 1980), usually referred to as W. J. M. Turowicz, was a Polish-Pakistani aviator, military scientist and aeronautical engineer.
Werner Mölders (18 March 1913 – 22 November 1941) was a German fighter pilot during World War II and a leading German fighter ace.
Winged Victory is a 1934 novel by English World War I fighter pilot Victor Maslin Yeates that is widely regarded as a classic description of aerial combat and the futility of war.
Yadollah Sharifirad (یدالله شریفیراد) (born 24 March 1946 in Taleqan) is an Iranian former fighter pilot, former military attaché and writer.
Yekaterina Vasylievna Budanova (Cyrillic: Екатерина Васильевна Буданова), nicknamed Katya (Катя), (6 December 1916 – 19 July 1943),Polunina 2004, p. 137.
Yekaterina Ivanovna Zelenko (September 14, 1916 – September 12, 1941) was a Soviet Ukrainian war pilot.
Yevgeniya Prokhorova (Евгения Филипповна Прохорова; occasionally spelled as Evguenia or Ievguenia Filipovna Prokhorova) (1912–1942) was a Soviet aviator and military commander who was killed in action during World War II.
Yu Xu (1986 – November 12, 2016) was a Chinese pilot who served as a flight squadron leader in the August 1st aerobatic team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
The 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment was one of the three Soviet women's aviation regiments founded by Marina Raskova at the start of the Second World War after she convinced Joseph Stalin to allow her to form three all-female aviation regiments.