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F-15 Eagle vs CF-18 Hornet vs F-16 Fighting Falcon: a pilot’s perspective

Sep 18 2014
Although they are two different airframes, the F-15 and the F-18 have similar avionics, as you can read in the following interesting story released by an experienced Eagle driver.

Disclaimer: the story is based on an interview to an F-15, published ...

We have visited California Firefighting Hub: San Bernardino Airtanker Base

Sep 17 2014
We have visited the Airtanker Firefighting Hub in California.

Located on the former grounds of Norton Air Force Base, closed under the BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) proceedings in the early 1990s, San Bernardino International Airport, to the east of Los ...

[Video] Buzzed by U.S. F/A-18 jets in the Death Valley

Sep 17 2014
The American “Mach Loop” is on the Death Valley

Beware: video contains strong language

There is a series of spotting places in Wales, UK, that aviation enthusiasts have nicknamed the “Mach Loop” after the small town at the circuits’ most southern point: ...

Danish F-16 fighter pilot grows a mustache to honor a legendary U.S. Air Force ace pilot and becomes his look-alike

Sep 16 2014
An F-16 fighter pilot grew a bulletproof mustache to honor a great fighter pilot and became Robin Olds’s look-alike.

Thomas “MET” Kristensen is a combat pilot of the Royal Danish Air Force.

Even though his name may be new to you, he’s ...

[Photo] French Rafale jets conduct first reconnaissance mission over Iraq

Sep 16 2014
Two Rafale have already flown over Iraq to perform reconnaissance missions over ISIS targets.

Two French Air Force Rafale jets, deployed to Al Dhafra airbase, in UAE, conducted France’s first reconnaissance mission over Iraq on Sept. 15.

The aircraft, carrying a Reco ...

Video of DC-10 Supertanker’s fire retardant drop on a mountain

Sep 15 2014
DC10 Air Tanker fighting a fire on a mountain

A cool video shows the DC10 Air Tanker (known as “Supertanker”) performing a nose dive (and subsequent high-G load pull-up) to drop fire retardant over a mountain.

Note the “pathfinder” King Air flying ...

Military Aviation

Sep 20 2014
Yesterday two Rafale jets conducted the first French air strike in Iraq. And here’s a video which shows the mission from beg...
Sep 19 2014
RAF Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland, intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers. This news would sound different if Scotland got in...

Drones

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 ...
Sep 09 2014
An interesting picture, shared by the U.S. Air Force, shows a Reaper UAS (Unmanned Air System) on the ground at Kandahar airbase, ...

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

Sep 20 2014
Yesterday two Rafale jets conducted the first French air strike in Iraq. And here’s a video which shows the mission from beg...
Sep 19 2014
The French Air Force has conducted the first air strike on a terrorist target in Iraq. Two Rafales, one C-135FR Tanker were involv...

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