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Video shows U.S. B-1B bomber circling over Kobane during Syria air strike (with strobe lights turned on)

Oct 08 2014
Several media outlets have filmed a U.S. B-1 circling over Kobane during the air strikes on ISIS. Footage shows flashing light come out of the plane: most probably nothing more than a strobe light.

On Oct. 8, a B-1B “Lancer” from ...

New Photos of the F-117 Black Jet flying over Tonopah Test Range in 2014

Oct 08 2014
Some new photos, taken few months ago, show the F-117 stealth fighter jet flying over Tonopah Test Range.

As explained in a previous post, the F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack plane, officially retired in 2008, is still flying at Tonopah Test Range, ...

French Air Force celebrates 50th Anniversary of Strategic Air Forces with three stunning special colors

Oct 08 2014
Armée de l’air celebrated the 50th anniversary of the FAS (forces aériennes stratégiques) with three special colored planes.

On Oct. 3, with a ceremony held at Istres airbase, the French Air Force celebrated 50 years of French deterrence by the Forces ...

In photos: B-1B bomber refueled on its way to Syria air strike

Oct 07 2014
A B-1B Lancer was refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker enroute to its targets in Syria.

On Sept. 27, a U.S. Air Force B-1B “Lancer” from 7 Bomb Wing, deployed at Al Udeid, Qatar, was part of a large coalition strike package ...

Dissimilar Air Combat Training in the Canary Islands: DACT 2014

Oct 07 2014
Once again we visited Gando, Gran Canaria, to see the Spanish Air Force aircraft taking part in DACT 2014 drills.

From Sept. 1 to 12, Gando airbase, Gran Canaria, Spain, hosted DACT (Dissimilar Air Combat Training) 2014, the annual air combat ...

[Photo] U.S. Navy’s Last EA-6B Prowlers and F/A-18C Legacy Hornets take fuel over Iraq

Oct 06 2014
U.S. Navy aircraft, launched from USS George H.W. Bush are taking part in the air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

On Aug. 8, the U.S. military launched the first targeted airstrike against ISIS terrorists. The raid involved aircraft belonging ...

Military Aviation

Dec 19 2014
The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet landed at Luke Air Force Base marking the first international partner ...
Dec 18 2014
According to Lockheed Martin the U.S. Air Force granted a consent to start mass production of the extended range variant of the Jo...

Drones

Dec 13 2014
The video of the Orion crew module Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) as it descended through the atmosphere until splashdown into ...
Dec 04 2014
It’s not easy to launch a drone. Some of our readers may have seen it already. For all the others, here is a funny video fil...

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

Dec 20 2014
While we wait for some official footage of the A-10s at work in Iraq, here’s a clip where you can hear and see the Air Force...
Dec 19 2014
Here’s a nice collection of images shot by the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the recent close encounters with Russians of...

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