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It was not a useless "show of force": this video shows that the nearly 70 F-15Es took off after Elephant Walk

Apr 18 2012

Some readers of this blog sent me comments and emails after I published the article about the “insane” line up at Seymour Johnson AFB on Apr. 16. Although almost everyone was impressed by the amount of fighters (with inert armament) ...

Photo: How to launch an RQ-11B man-portable Raven drone

Apr 18 2012

Published by AFRICOM’s Flickr photostream this interesting picture shows how an RQ-11B Raven mini-drone should be launched.

According to the caption, the demonstration was provided by Lance Cpl. Richard Hager, an intelligence analyst with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine ...

Low level flying in the age of stealth bombers and standoff weapons: welcome to the famous "Mach Loop"

Apr 18 2012

Although it might be hard to believe, in the age of stealth bombers, standoff weapons, drones, cyberwar, electronic warfare, etc. low-level high-speed flying is still one of the most important parts of both planes and helicopters combat pilot training.

Since a 20mm ...

Photo report: French Mirage 2000s and Italian Typhoons at Grosseto airbase

Apr 18 2012

Taken at Grosseto airbase by Alessandro Fucito, the following pictures show the two French Air Force Mirage 2000s that paid a visit to the local-based 4° Stormo’s Eurofighter Typhoons on Apr. 12.

Noteworthy, the two French Mirages still wore the markings ...

Space Shuttle Discovery flying over the Washington skyline as seen from a NASA T-38 (very low on gas…)

Apr 17 2012

On Apr. 17, Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA  B747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) (NASA 905 – radio callsign “Pluto 95 Heavy”) flew  over the Washington skyline.

Chased by a NASA T-38 (radio callsign “Pluto 98″), the SCA, that had ...

Another day, another military parade: Iran celebrates Armed Forces Day

Apr 17 2012

Just a couple of days after North Korea displayed its military hardware in Pyongyang, during which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered his first public televised speech since the failed rocket launch, a new military parade took place in ...

Military Aviation

Nov 23 2014
B-1B Lancer bombers at work at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and over the Southern California desert during Green Flag exercise. ...
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...

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 22 2014
French C-135FR refueling Belgian Air Force F-16 and E-3F AWACS over Iraq during air strikes on ISIS. You don’t see an AWACS ...
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 ...

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