Wed, Apr 10, 2002
Courage Under Fire Wins Much Deserved Recognition
Maj. Henry Thompson, a 1987 graduate of the US Air Force
Academy, is the winner of the 2002 Jabara Award for Airmanship for
his outstanding contributions to airpower during operations
Northern Watch and Allied Force.
The Jabara Award, named in honor of Col. James Jabara,
America’s first jet ace, is given annually to an academy
graduate whose actions directly associated with an aerospace
vehicle set him or her apart from contemporaries.
Thompson, chief of the tactical air support branch at Hickam Air
Force Base, Hawaii, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
while serving as a strike mission commander and a weapons system
officer during Operation Allied Force.
According to Thompson's award nomination, during this strike
mission, "Thompson's flight was attacked by eleven surface-to-air
missiles fired in rapid succession from all directions. While his
pilot executed defensive maneuvers, Thompson dispensed
countermeasures and visually tracked the airborne missiles.
"Despite numerous explosions directly in front of and above his
own aircraft, he selflessly directed defensive reactions for the
three other aircraft in his formation. Additionally, Thompson
further directed both geographic and altitude deconflictions to
ensure all aircraft were safely separated and later rejoined the
formation during the return from enemy territory."
Also: Airborne Unlimited Under The Weather (In More Ways Than One), House GA Caucus, New CubCrafters Boss, NAB Featuring UAVs, House Checks FAA Cert Processes, FAA Goes Off On Slee>[...]
President And First Lady Were Not At The Residence At The Time Maybe there's a lesson here about not flying your quadcopter near the White House at three o'clock in the morning.>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2015-01-03 PRODUCT: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes.>[...]
AD NUMBER: 2014-23-15 PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes.>[...]
Air And Space Museum - Winglets Have you ever wondered why something that looks as simple as winglets are always cited as improving aerodynamics, efficiency, and fuel economy in ai>[...]