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Photo: Tornado night take off with full afterburner

Apr 03 2012

Here’s what a flight of Italian Tornados taking off from Decimomannu airbase for a night mission looks like.

All the images were taken by Giampaolo Mallei on Apr. 2, 2012.

All images by Giampaolo Mallei




Flying machine becomes reality: PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) makes successful maiden flight

Apr 02 2012

Update Apr. 2, 2012 20.05 GMT

It was uploaded to Youtube on Apr. 1 hence, I initially though it was an April Fool, however the video shows a genuine flying car registered on the civil Rotorcraft Register of The Netherlands on ...

Night vision footage of U.S. Air Force C-17 dropping U.S. Army personnel onto a Drop Zone

Apr 02 2012

U.S. Air Force C-17s dropping U.S. Army personnel from Fort Bragg, NC at Holland Drop Zone, Fort Bragg Pope Airfield, N.C. in support of Joint Operations Access Exercise JOAX 12-01.

Take off, landing, unloading of vehicles, and airdrops through the green ...

Video: Algerian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKA refueling from Il-78 Midas

Apr 02 2012

Even if some images have been disclosed in the most authoritative military forums (ACIG,, etc), there are not so many videos about the Algerian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30s on the Internet.

One was posted on Youtube on Mar. 30, 2012. ...

Latest updates from Syria: tank shelling on Homs and new video from Hamah airbase

Apr 01 2012

After publishing the Special feature: all the weapons used by the Syrian regime on Homs, Bjørn Holst Jespersen, a contributor of The Aviationist, has continued to analyse the footage of the Syrian uprising made available on Youtube to update the article ...

New China's J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter prototype spotted at Chengdu

Mar 31 2012

New images of the Chengdu J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter often appear on the Chinese Internet.

Those published in this post were taken in the last few days at Chengdu airport and uploaded on one of the most interesting  Chinese military ...

Military Aviation

Oct 24 2014
Video shows what happened to a hill near Kobane. Wiped out by an air strike conducted by US-led coalition bombers. This is a strik...
Oct 23 2014
Once again, Hornet Ball is the best naval aviation video of the year. The Hornet Ball (Strike Fighter Ball Pacific) is an annual e...


Sep 22 2014
It looks like Hezbollah is using its weaponized drones to attack Al Qaeda targets in Lebanon. Not only Hamas operates armed UAVs (...
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 ...

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

Oct 24 2014
Video shows what happened to a hill near Kobane. Wiped out by an air strike conducted by US-led coalition bombers. This is a strik...
Oct 23 2014
Some interesting markings were noticed on the fuselage of a U.S. surveillance plane at RAF Mildenhall, in the UK. The reason behin...

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