10 July 2008:
F-15K formally joins ROKAF.
Can't read/understand Korean (OK, I'm not perfect), so checked non-Korean sites.
"Scarf for pilots: Fashion designer Andre Kim ties a red neck scarf round Capt. Ha Jeong-mi, the first South Korean female pilot for the KF-16 fighter, during a ceremony in Seoul to designate July 3 as 窶徼he Day of Pilots.窶・"
3 July was Pilots' Day in ROK.
The KF-16 crash on 20 July 2007, involved a ROKAF Captain whose father was also a ROKAF pilot killed in accident in 1984.
After this crash, ROKAF decided to remake the pilot's red scarf, to raise pilots' morale, and requested fashion designer Andre KIM. He agreed and accepted no design fee.
During ceremony with ROKAF REMFs, Korean War ROKAF retired/veteran pilots, and ROKAF active-duty pilots, in Seoul, on 3 July 2008, he presented the first redesigned red scarfs to ROKAF.
The redesigned red scarfs will be distributed to all ROKAF active-duty and Korean War retired/veteran pilots.
] Even though I was interviewed, I'm not in the video.
The vid seems to show more of the JASDF pilot, if only because his flag is more salient on his shoulder, and not because he looks vaguely like Ichiro.
] Mongol, (air defense)
Isn't Outer Mongolia more pro-Russia/pro-USSR, than pro-ROK/pro-USA?
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10 July 2008:
F-15K formally joins ROKAF.
Last edited by Don Chan; 11th July 2008 at 07:28.
Message #587 has a list of ROKAF accidents/crashes, from 1994.05.20 to 2006.06.07, but this message board is in Jap, and although the place names are in Chinese words, I don't know their Korean pronunciations. 8b
Message #211 and #291 have a list of ROKAF F-16/KF-16 accidents/crashes, from 1993.04.08 to 2007.02.13. Same linguistic problem to me. 8(
I know it's the modern military aviation forum but are there any good pics of South Korean Mustangs on the web?
The North Korean Air Force would last about two seconds vs the ROKAF. Then its army would be crushed..........and let's no even talk about its Navy!
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Some news photos of the ROKAF red scarf ceremony.
ROKAF vs its neighbours?
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The first time the F-15K gets out of town, eh, country.
13 August 2008:
Nellis AFB, Nevada, CONUS.
F-15K, about 20 pilots, and about 60 other personnel, at Red Flag.
"South Korea Air Force F-4E Phantom fighter is frozen during a Snow and Freezing Rain Test and Climatic Environmental Test at the Agency for Defense Development in Seosan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.
"The 188,000 square-meter facility is the second largest in the world after one in the United States."
Photos with captions in English:
Photos with captions in Korean:
A future lost through a lack of vision!
9 September 2008:
19th FW, ROKAF.
ROKAF 60th anniversary.
From what I can figure out from a translation site, she's Professor Lee, probably the first South Korean female astronaut. Flew for about an hour.
YI So Yeon. First South Korean female astronaut.
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Can't read/understand Korean (OK, I'm not perfect).
ROKAF, 20th FW, first KF-16 female pilot Captain HA Jeong Mi (29) and ROKAF aircraft mechanic Sergeant First Class YI In Deuk (30) were married on 30 August 2008.
(Obviously, will someone who can read Korean, fill in the blanks, and verify their ranks?)
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4 November 2008:
8th FW, ROKAF, based at Won Ju AB, Gang Won Do.
About 10:30, during Ho Guk Exercise ("Protect Country Exercise"), while CAS training with ROKA, collided.
First F-5E crashed into a farm, in/near Il Dong Myeon, Po Cheon City, Gyeong Gi Do. 46 klicks north of Seoul.
One pilot ejected. Captain Lee (28).
Second F-5E tail and wing(s) damaged, and RTB, to Won Ju AB.
Each F-5E carried two AIM-9Ls. During the accident, the two F-5Es dropped all four missiles.
One missile recovered from beside wreck.
Another missile recovered from a hill behind a church in a nearby residential area.
Another missile recovered from a farm, 2.5 km from the crash site.
Another missile missing.
10:00, took off at Won Ju AB.
Both F-5Es were flying at 630 km/h, and 500 m apart.
No reported casualty on ground.
All F-5Es grounded.
Reportedly, both pilots have five years of flight experience. Captain Lee has 590 flight hours.
Second pilot has 260 flight hours.
has a four-panel comic
that graphically shows how the accident happened.
has a drawing that graphically shows how the accident happened.
The wingman apparently (failed to maintain 500 m separation from the leader, tried to pull up at the last moment, and) rammed the leader from behind.
After ROKAF Captain Lee ejected, he landed in a nearby hill. Practically not wounded, he walked to a nearby house, and phoned the ROK military.
A ROK military HH-60P SAR helo, already scrambled after Lee's F-5E was "contact lost" about 10:29 AM, went to recover him.
(IMO, this sortie was fortunately a milk run.)
Last edited by Don Chan; 9th November 2008 at 16:44.
While yomping through Yahoo! Korea News (and I can't read/understand Korean) for details of the ROKAF F-5E crash on 4 November 2008...
Blog articles dated before/on 23 February 2007.
Captain BAK Ji Yeon (28), with (then) 652 flight hours. Jet fighter female pilot of 8th FW, ROKAF.
First ROKAF jet fighter female pilot qualified as flight leader of a four-aircraft flight.
Also, first female graduate of ROKAF academy, first ROKAF jet fighter female pilot, and first ROKAF couple with both spouses are combat pilots.
Hi, does anyone have any information/ photos about Korean UH-1 helicopters in the Vietnam war? I will appreciate any help on this, as I cannot find anythind.
I would assume the Historical part of the forum maybe of more help on that subject than Modern Aviation. Also, you may want to do a google search.....seem like I once came across a good UH-1 Huey Site! Sorry, it was along time go and I don't remember the site's name???
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And you must not forget that South Vietnamese government was corrupt and economy was a mess. Not the same with South Korea. And they will be fighting for their country so its really different I would say.
They probably don't want to add to the humanitarian crisis there. The condition is not the same in korea. And the yanks did fight a Korean war under UN banner, which but for Chinese intervention would have been a total victory. Clearly the South Koreans can handle the Northies pretty easily, the Chinese well thats another issue altogether.
Don't underestimate the North Koreans. A few preemptive missile strikes on key southern airfields and other strategic locations can very quickly equalize things. I am not saying that North Koreans will win but don't write them off as you are doing.
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Clearly, the US and its Allies didn't loose because of North Vietnams Superior Technology or Military Tactics. Regardless, I am not going to get into any flame wars over the subject. The topic is the ROKAF (i.e. South Korean Air Force) not the politics of the Vietnam War.
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...and I don't disagree with you?
The only point I agree with the other person is that it would be folly to underestimate North Korean military, but we aren't doing that (if you bother to follow South Korean military build-up programs), so that whole point is moot.
Trying to compare the entire Vietnam war to Korean peninsula is just stupid in my opinion. We don't have an armed, hostile populace. Well, we don't have an armed populace period, so aside from few commando raids, the entire South Korea rear is relatively safe. Neither is our government and military as corrupt as South Vietnam, and we've had 50+ years to prepare for a war with the North.
True in the sense that you should be wary of Chinese assets being passed over.it would be folly to underestimate North Korean military
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