In November 1982 a Force 14 pilot crashed while flying a MiG-21 fighter in Yemen, which at this time appears to have provided the force with all its fixed-wing training.
Flying Officer Raimund Sanders Draper (born London, England, 1914; died age 29, 24 March 1943), known as "Smudge", was an American volunteer World War II Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot of No. 64 Squadron.
Captain Ahmet was of Arab-African origin and may have been the first 'black' Air Force pilot in aviation history, having received his 'wings' in 1914-15.
Formed on 18 December 1943, the 1 GAVCA (1st Fighter Group) was composed of volunteer Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, or FAB) pilots.
In recent decades, Air Force pilots dubbed Guam "the world's largest gas station."
On August 31, 2006 a Royal Netherlands Air Force (Michael "Sofac" Donkervoort) pilot was killed when his plane crashed during a mission to support British ground troops in Helmand province.
Wing Commander Adrian "Warby" Warburton DSO & Bar, DFC & Two Bars (10 March 1918 - 12 April 1944) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during World War II.
"We went camping out in the desert and ended up next to a bunch of Bedouin racing their camels," said Linda Wagner, whose husband trains Royal Saudi Air Force pilots.
Robin Skynner (16 August 1922, Cornwall - September 2000, Islington, London) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot who flew the Mosquito twin-engined fighter bomber, and was also a psychiatric pioneer and innovator in the field of treating mental illness.
Unlike the BEF's Army component, the 1GAVCA had personnel who were experienced Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, or FAB) pilots.