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Video shows Russian Su-27 Flanker and Belarusian Mig-29 Fulcrum jets during air defense training

Mar 19 2014
Cool footage shows Belarus and Russia’s warplanes intercept and escort an Antonov An-26 transport plane.

As explained last week, Russia deployed six Sukhoi-27 Flankers and three support transport planes to Bobruisk airfield in eastern Belarus to perform joint drills with local ...

What if MH370 was (mistakenly or purposely) shot down?

Mar 19 2014
We can’t rule out anything. Not even the most unbelievable of explanations: that Malaysia Airlines MH370′s Boeing 777 was downed by missile.

Since Mar. 7, when Boeing 777 9M-MRO flying from Kuala Lumpur has vanished enroute to Beijing, we have analysed ...

“I’m sure: MH370 escaped in the shadow of another plane” retired Air Force Colonel says

Mar 18 2014
A retired trained radar navigator and tactics officer is sure: the MH370 flight escaped detection trailing another plane met somewhere over the Strait of Malacca.

There’s an old adage “hide in plain sight,” says Ed Pernotto, a reader of The Aviationist ...

Plane Plotter animation shows the moment an F-15E Strike Eagle went supersonic over UK

Mar 17 2014
Here is how an F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath went supersonic over Wales, UK, during air combat training with other aircraft of the 48th Fighter Wing.

Courtesy of Plane Plotter you can now see the F-15E breaking through Mach 1 ...

Selfie with stealth: French pilot takes shot while U.S. F-22 Raptor formates on his left wing

Mar 17 2014
A French Mirage 2000 pilot in a cool selfie as a U.S. F-22 stealth fighter formates on his wing during a joint exercise.

The image (a frame of GoPro video) was probably taken during the deployment at Al Dhafra airbase, in ...

What SATCOM, ACARS and Pings tell us about the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

Mar 16 2014
Eight days since the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared somewhere over southeast Asia, the last known details about the missing Boeing 777 come from the onboard SATCOM system.

Very few details about the MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappered ...

Military Aviation

Apr 16 2014
Ukrainian Air Force once again active in the eastern Russian-speaking part of the country. With Mig-29 Fulcrum aircraft still wearing the national display ...
Apr 16 2014
It looks like Chinese pilots like self-portrait photos as their “Western” colleagues We have already published an interesting “selfie” (as self-potrait shots are ...

Drones

Apr 14 2014
This video shows how difficult shooting down a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) can be. Along with larger UAVs, armed forces around the ...
Apr 11 2014
A better look at the images of the Iranian drone emerged so far highlighted something interesting. New screenshots coming from Syria give a ...

Aviation Safety

Apr 05 2014
A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in the Indian Ocean reportedly detected an underwater ping like ...
Mar 29 2014
Quite unusual: an Egyptian Air Force plane is forced to perform a belly landing with extended nose gear. You don’t see this kind ...

Rogue States

Apr 16 2014
It looks like Chinese pilots like self-portrait photos as their “Western” colleagues We have already published an interesting “selfie” (as self-potrait shots are ...
Apr 15 2014
One Su-27 Flanker aircraft supporting a special operation to regain control on a military airfield taken from pro-Moscow separatists was reportedly shot down. ...

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