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Hornet Ball 2014: the best naval aviation video of the year

Oct 23 2014
Once again, Hornet Ball is the best naval aviation video of the year.

The Hornet Ball (Strike Fighter Ball Pacific) is an annual event consisting of all the West coast Naval F/A-18C Legacy Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet squadrons, their pilots ...

“Soviet mission markings” on a U.S. RC-135U spyplane used to monitor the Ukrainian crisis

Oct 23 2014
Some interesting markings were noticed on the fuselage of a U.S. surveillance plane at RAF Mildenhall, in the UK. The reason behind them, is (somehow) unknown.

Traditionally, fighter jets that scored an air-to-air kill sport special markings (that may have the ...

NATO jets, including Canadian Hornets, scrambled twice in two days to intercept Russian spyplane

Oct 22 2014
NATO QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) jets scrambled twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft

The Il-20 is the most frequent Russian Air Force aircraft intercepted by NATO fighter jets in the Baltics.

Noteworthy, as the Swedish Air Force is hunting ...

Photo shows F-35 SOM-J Air-Launched Cruise Missile separation tests in wind tunnel

Oct 22 2014
Turkish air-launched cruise missile is being tested for integration on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

SOM (Stand-Off Missile) is a high precision cruise missile, developed since 2006 and unveiled for the first time during the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Turkish ...

U.S. Air Force pilot reaches 9,000 flying hours on the B-52 Stratofortress bomber

Oct 21 2014
A U.S. Air Force pilot has celebrated 9,000 flying hours on the B-52.

Lt. Col. Steve Smith, with 93rd Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, has the most flying hours in the B-52 Stratofortress: on Oct. 8, 2014, he ...

[Photo] F/A-18E lands on USS Nimitz with SLAM-ER stand-off missile

Oct 20 2014
An interesting shot, shows a Super Hornet land on aircraft carrier with an AGM-84 Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response weapon.

This image shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet belonging to the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 Argonauts as it performs an arrested ...

Military Aviation

Oct 23 2014
Once again, Hornet Ball is the best naval aviation video of the year. The Hornet Ball (Strike Fighter Ball Pacific) is an annual e...
Oct 23 2014
Some interesting markings were noticed on the fuselage of a U.S. surveillance plane at RAF Mildenhall, in the UK. The reason behin...

Drones

Sep 22 2014
It looks like Hezbollah is using its weaponized drones to attack Al Qaeda targets in Lebanon. Not only Hamas operates armed UAVs (...
Sep 19 2014
Did you know RAF delivered its five Reaper UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) as if they were model kits? The Royal Air Force has just ...

Aviation Safety

Sep 15 2014
The famous episode when an Israeli Air Force F-15 was able to land with one wing. The F-15 is not only a famous MiG Killer. The le...
Sep 11 2014
Take off and landing from an aircraft carrier can be extremely dangerous. Even if they are extremely important to project power ac...

Rogue States

Oct 23 2014
Some interesting markings were noticed on the fuselage of a U.S. surveillance plane at RAF Mildenhall, in the UK. The reason behin...
Oct 22 2014
NATO QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) jets scrambled twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft The Il-20 is the most freq...

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