For your delectation, an assemblage of vintage aircraft vigorously attempting to tie the low altitude record.
How low do they go?
Lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut.
VFA-25 in Lemoore, California was my first fleet squadron, back in 1987-1990. The “Fist of the Fleet” had a long and storied history, including the last shootdown of a jet powered fighter by a radial engine attack aircraft. They also had the baddest squadron logo in the fleet, as evidenced in part by its [...]
A World War II era Navy fighter was brought up from the bottom of Lake Michigan yesterday, evoking strong memories of a vanished time to the aviator who put her there:
Walter Elcock, 89, said he remembers the day as though it was yesterday.
During a training exercise during which Elcock was practising landing [...]