The Air Force Desperately Needs More Fighter Pilots

Hamilton Nolan · 07/22/13 08:38AM

It used to be that every red-blooded young boy watched Top Gun and dreamed of growing up to be a fighter pilot, though hopefully not one killed during an emergency ejection. Today, the Air Force cannot get enough fighter pilots to fill its fancy planes.

The Story of the 9/11 Air Force Kamikaze Pilot

Hamilton Nolan · 09/09/11 08:46AM

It seems like we've heard every last story remotely connected to the events of 9/11. But I'd never heard this one: the one about the female fighter pilot who came thisclose to a patriotic suicide mission that day.