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[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 ...

How an Israeli F-15 Eagle managed to land with one wing

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 legendary Eagle is also a very robust aircraft, that can survive some serious damages. As shown ...

Extremely clear footage of Syrian Su-24 Fencer attack plane over Idlib

Sep 15 2014
Clear footage of a Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer in action over northwestern Syria

The Syrian Arab Air Force was believed to count on 20 Su-24 Fencer aircraft at the beginning of the uprising. The aircraft, based at Tiyas, have been rarely filmed ...

Following bomb threat two Italian Typhoon jets perform supersonic scramble to escort Lebanese Airbus 320

Sep 14 2014
Two Italian Eurofighter Typhoon in QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) were scrambled to intercept and escort MEA214 flight that reported a bomb threat aboard.

Two loud sonic booms were heard at around 1.45PM LT in Central Italy as two Italian Air Force ...

[Video] First flight of a new Iraqi Army Mi-28 gunship helicopter at Baghdad

Sep 14 2014
The Iraqi Army test flying their brand new Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters.

The first of three Mi-28NE gunships delivered to Iraq has been assembled and already performed a test flight.

Indeed, the following video shows the new desert camouflage-painted all-weather, day-night, ...

Military Aviation

Nov 18 2014
U.S. Air Force is starting to integrate its F-35s and F-22s to improve fifth-generation tactics. Four F-22 Raptors belonging to th...
Nov 17 2014
This is probably one of the coolest Thunderbirds video ever. Filmed from the cockpit of U.S. Air Force Flight Thunderbirds demo te...

Drones

Nov 21 2014
An interesting video shows the Ukrainian forces launching Soviet-era Tu-143 reconnaissance drones. Some months ago we published so...
Nov 19 2014
An MQ-8 Fire Scout was spotted on a trailer on I-405 at Newport Beach, California Few months ago we published an image of an MQ-8C...

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

Nov 21 2014
This is what is what a HVAAE (High Value Air Asset Escort) looks like from inside the plane being escorted! On Nov. 20, Secretary ...
Nov 21 2014
An interesting video shows the Ukrainian forces launching Soviet-era Tu-143 reconnaissance drones. Some months ago we published so...

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