Darin Chung's Articles

Brrrrt Day and a Haircut

The A-10 has been putting the "close" into Close Air Support for guys on the ground for over 40 years. Here's some great footage of...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Air Force

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  • 283 views
  • 2 years ago

Raptor Vapes

Caught this on SierraHotel.net today. What you have here is an USAF F-22 Raptor doing some type of high angle-of-attack (AOA) maneuver,...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot

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  • 2 years ago

"Doilies for all my pilots!"

Says North Korea's healthiest, and well-fed (if ever so slightly obese) citizen - and self-recognized demigod. Our friends over at...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Extreme Flight

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  • 590 views
  • 2 years ago

TransPac Mace in Your Face

It seems like VFA-27 (Strike Fighter Squadron 27), in addition to keeping the world safe from the spread of despotic, totalitarian...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Training

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  • 204 views
  • 2 years ago

A Phroggy Pharewell

On August 1, 2015 the United States Marine Corps will present a CH-46E Sea Knight to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Marine Corps

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  • 603 views
  • 2 years ago

Night Crew

Here's a great video displaying who REALLY makes our jets fly. Once flight ops are done for the day the aircraft are turned over to the...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Marine Corps

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  • 167 views
  • 3 years ago

One Hundred and ONE Things to do with a Helicopter

This video ranks up at the top of my list of "Most Awesome Things I've Ever Seen." For the uninitiated, Bob Burnquist is a professional...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Extreme Flight

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  • 102 views
  • 2 years ago

What's for launch?

The newest U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier (USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78) has a brand new catapult system to launch the future of...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Navy

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  • 475 views
  • 2 years ago

Anti-G Straining Maneuver - Technique Only

Couldn't pass this up. Note: All puns are intended. In military flight school (jet training) we learned the "hook" anti-G straining...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Navy

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  • 1336 views
  • 2 years ago

Who wants a U-2 ride?

A few years back Top Gear (UK) presenter James "Captain Slow" May took a trip up to Beale AFB for a ride in a 9th Reconnaissance Wing...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Air Force

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  • 812 views
  • 3 years ago

Car vs. Jet fighter

If you're a fan familiar with Top Gear you probably remember this race. If you've never heard of Top Gear then standby to have a new...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in International Military

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  • 276 views
  • 3 years ago

Polish FULCRUMs

Our brothers over at Fighter Pilot University just posted this great video of some Polish MiG 29s. I, like many other fighter pilots,...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in International Military

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  • 136 views
  • 3 years ago

Attack Friday!

What better way to end a week of office work? How about going flying in a bunch of attack helicopters. A few months ago I was afforded...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Helicopters

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  • 1508 views
  • 3 years ago

USAF vs. Godzilla... Yeah, I'd pay to see that.

Rebecca Maksel airspacemag.com and a few select Airmen seem to think that the U.S. Air Force 18th Wing at Kadena AB in Okinawa has the...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Air Force

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  • 293 views
  • 3 years ago

Aviation Museum Review: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air & Space Museum

So I found myself at a conference in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago... Having not visited D.C. in several years I was disappointed that...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Helicopters

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  • 716 views
  • 3 years ago

San Diego Aviation Hot Spots - Lindbergh Field & Balboa Park

With the Christmas break upon us, it was time to pack our bags and leave paradise in Hawaii and head home to San Diego to visit family....
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Airports & Destinations

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  • 583 views
  • 3 years ago

A Morning Flight Around the Island of Oahu, Hawaii

As a pilot, I love taking the opportunity to fly whatever I can. From an USMC F/A-18 Hornet, to a Cessna 172 as a recreational pilot -...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Airports & Destinations

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  • 755 views
  • 3 years ago

Never Say No to Gas

Good to see there might be more gas out there for probe and basket guys that ISN'T the "iron maiden" (did you see those pods?). U.S. DoD...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in Aircraft

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  • 357 views
  • 4 years ago

Book Review: Raid on the Sun

"Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign That Denied Saddam the Bomb", written by former Los Angeles magazine executive editor,...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in International Military

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  • 343 views
  • 4 years ago

Last Flight

All aviators have at least a few memorable flights. The first flight, the first solo, EVERY check ride, etc. Military aviators, but...
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Posted by Darin Chung
Military and Civilian Pilot
in US Marine Corps

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  • 608 views
  • 4 years ago