Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

F-5N Pilot Released from Hospital, Crash Investigation Continues

F-5N Pilot Released from Hospital, Crash Investigation Continues

An F-5N Tiger II assigned to the Sun Downers of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111 launches from Boca Chica Field in 2014. US Navy Phoro

The pilot of an F-5N Tiger II that crashed into the Atlantic off the Florida coast has been released from the hospital with no apparent injuries, according to a statement released Friday by the Navy. Read More

Marine Corps Orders 24-Hour Operational Pause for All Aviation Units Within Next 2 Weeks

Marine Corps Orders 24-Hour Operational Pause for All Aviation Units Within Next 2 Weeks

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jesse Schmitt, a powerline mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, gives directions to an F/A-18C Hornet at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2017. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps ordered all its aviation units to hold a 24-hour stand-down at some point in the next two weeks to take a break from operations and focus on flight safety and fundamentals, according to a service news release. Read More