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With U.S. airstrikes in progress airspace over Iraq has been closed to civilian flights

Aug 09 2014
One of the busiest commercial routes went over Iraq. Until it was closed because of the U.S. air strikes against ISIS positions.

Even if the situation in Iraq was already quite difficult, with Iraqi gunships and attack planes striking ISIS terrorists ...

[Photo] Aboard USS George H.W. Bush: the aircraft carrier that launched first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

Aug 08 2014
These are some action shots from the only photographer to have been on USS George H.W. Bush out in the Gulf few days before it launched the first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq.

On Aug. 8, at approximately 10:45 UTC, ...

This photo shows how F-22s get rid of external fuel tanks to achieve full stealthiness

Aug 08 2014
This is how an F-22 Raptor becomes (almost completely) stealth.

Even if it has internal weapons bays, the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter plane relies on unstealthy fuel tanks when it needs to increase its range. Obviously, air-to-air refueling from a tanker ...

The story of the pilot who flew the North American X-15 experimental rocket aircraft at the edge of outer space

Aug 07 2014
Designed to study the problems of hypersonic flight, the North American X-15, carrying only 90 seconds worth of fuel could reach Mach 5+ and altitudes between 100K and 300K feet.

The North American X-15 was a rocket-powered, missile-shaped manned aircraft operated ...

“I was sitting on top of a flying A-6” The story of a lucky Intruder crew member who survived a partial ejection from a KA-6D

Aug 06 2014
This things happen once every some million flights.

The KA-6D was a tanker version of the A-6 attack aircraft obtained by converting existing Intruder airframes: radar and bombing equipment were removed and replaced with an internal hose-and-reel refueling package, with the drogue fairing ...

[Photo] Croatian Mig-21 experiencing engine fire moments before crashing

Aug 06 2014
Impressive photo shows Croatian Air Force Mig-21 about to crash following engine failure.

On Aug. 5, at around 2:47 PM LT, a Croatian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed “121” crashed in an uninhabited the area at ​​Donja Lomnica near Velika Gorica, ...

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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