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482 such planes have crashed in 30 years. There is someone risking a lot more than F-22 pilots.

May 02 2012

As already explained in a previous post, there’s a very small number of U.S. combat pilots who have asked not to fly the F-22 Raptor fighter jets, or to be reassigned to other units, because of the oxygen-deprivation problems with ...

Soyuz spacecraft's search and rescue helicopters

May 02 2012

Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft with Expedition 30 crew members landed at Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Apr. 27, 2012, when the capsule brought Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin back to Earth from more than five months on ...

You won't believe it: UK considered bringing back one aircraft carrier and the Harrier for Libya

May 02 2012

Can you remember the famous possible, reportedly imminent, UK’s U-turn on the F-35 version that we already discussed here?

It looks like another resounding decision could have been reversed during last year’s Libya operations, when London considered bringing back to operative ...

The (not-so) secret Air Force One trip to Afghanistan

May 02 2012

Hiding a large aircraft is not easy. If such plane is the world’s most famous Boeing 747, the undertaking will be even more challenging.

As you already know by now, President Obama arrived in Afghanistan on May 1 at 10.30PM (Kabul ...

This picture proves the importance of fighter jets camouflage schemes for survival

May 01 2012

Although the majority of modern combat planes sport overall grey color schemes, there are still some scenarios where (pretty cool) camouflage color schemes are still important for survival.

Look at the following picture.

Taken on May 1, 2012, it shows a pair ...

Here we go again: second China's J-20 stealth fighter prototype getting ready for first flight

May 01 2012

The second prototype of the Chengdu J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter, coded 2002, could soon fly along the first one, coded 2001, that has been involved in the testing activities since Jan. 11, 2011.

The following video, filmed on May 1, 2012, ...

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 19 2014
Here’s a nice collection of images shot by the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the recent close encounters with Russians of...
Dec 17 2014
According to the Joint Stock Company UAC (United Aircraft-building Corporation), Russia has produced more combat aircraft than the...

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