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Video: Rebels down Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-23BN fighter jet in East Syria

Aug 13 2012

The following video clearly shows a Syrian Arab Air Force Mig-23BN hit by anti-aircraft artillery fire on Aug. 13, 2012 over MoHasen town near Deir Ezzour, in eastern Syria.

Therefore, not only the L-39 combat trainers and the Mil Mi-8/17 Hip ...

Ten Minnesota Air National Guard F-16s (including a "Viper" with a new paint scheme) enroute to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Aug 12 2012

On Aug. 12, ten Minnesota Air National Guard F-16CJs belonging to the 148th FW “Bulldogs” from Duluth International Airport arrived in Morón, Spain.

The two flights, respectively using the radio callsigns “Cube 21-26” and “Cube 31-36”, are enroute to Kandahar, in ...

Photo: This is what being intercepted inside a No-Fly Zone by an F-16 fighter jet looks like

Aug 11 2012

I took the following picture few years ago while flying a so-called SMI (Slow Mover Interception) exercise from Trapani airbase, in Sicily, Italy.

On board a slow moving Siai 208 single engine light plane, whose task was to simulate a renegade ...

Photo: F-35 Completes first airborne weapons separation

Aug 09 2012

Traveling at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 ft, F-35 BF-3, a STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) JSF variant, released an inert 1,000 lb GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test ...

Photo: Drunken man gets a full body X-ray after falling asleep on baggage inspection machine at Rome Fiumicino airport

Aug 09 2012

On Jul. 23, at about 18.00 local time, a drunken Norwegian man fell asleep on the conveyor belt of the baggage inspection machine of the Rome Fiumicino airport Terminal 3’s check in desks.

While having his quick alcohol-induced nap, the inebriated ...

Video: Syrian Arab Air Force L-39 firing rockets

Aug 09 2012

Since the first videos of L-39 Albatros, mistakenly identified by several media outlets as “Migs”, made their first appearance on Youtube on Jul. 24, the combat trainer equipped with an under fuselage gun pod and external stores, have become the ...

Military Aviation

Aug 24 2015
Bad OPSEC (Operations Security) exposed by Air War on ISIS? “Loose Tweets Destroy Fleets” is the slogan (based on the U.S....
Aug 23 2015
Another package of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes has arrived in Estonia. Eight A-10s and approximately 170 rese...

Drones

Aug 27 2015
The nEUROn has conducted 12 highly sensitive sorties to verify the characteristics of radar-cross section and infrared signature i...
Aug 10 2015
Poland’s Ministry of Defense, in the light of the wide scope of UAV procurement programmes, decided to create a dedicated ai...

Aviation Safety

Aug 26 2015
Disaster averted at Offut Air Force Base last April. On Apr. 30 2015, RC-135V Rivet Joint, 64-14848, belonging to the 343rd Reconn...
Aug 22 2015
Major incident at UK airshow. At about 1.20PM LT the two seat Hawker Hunter T.Mk.7 WV372 crashed into cars on A27 in West Sussex d...

Rogue States

Aug 29 2015
It looks like the F-22s may move to Poland. Soon. According to the Polish Media outlet Głos Wielkopolski, the U.S. Air Force F-22...
Aug 28 2015
“Tabor 11” taking off at night for the F-22A inaugural deployment to Europe. We have already posted some cool pictures...

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