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First MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft arrive in Japan

Jul 23 2012

The following picture is particularly interesting as it shows a still “packaged” MV-22 Osprey belonging to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 as it is unloaded from the cargo ship Green Ridge on arrival at the Marine Corps Air Station ...

HMS Illustrious is preparing mass evacuation of Britons from Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Jul 23 2012

The British helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious (nicknamed “Lusty”)  along with the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark are part of contingency plans drawn up by the Royal Navy  for a possible mass evacuation of British Passport holders from Syria and bordering ...

F-22 Raptor kill markings shown off by German Eurofighter Typhoons. "The F-22 is not invincible" saga continues.

Jul 23 2012

As the majority of the readers of The Aviationist already know, there are very different opinions as to the outcomes of the dogfights between the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and the German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons during the recent ...

Video: The C-17 Globemaster that made an "unscheduled stop" at Tampa's Peter O. Knight departs from the small regional airport

Jul 21 2012

The U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III belonging to the 305th Air Mobility Wing that mistakenly landed at Tampa’s Peter O. Knight Airport in, Florida at the end of a ferry flight from southwest Asia, departed from the small regional ...

"Operation Mikado": A one way mission to wipe out Argentine Exocet Missiles during the Falklands War

Jul 21 2012

Thirty years ago, during the Falklands conflict (Malvinas for the Argentine people) shipping loses to the Royal Navy were beginning to mount.

Something had to be done to remove the threat of attack from the Argentine Air Force and more specifically ...

Video: C-17 Globemaster III tactical airlifter lands at the wrong airport in Florida

Jul 21 2012

On Jul. 20, a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III belonging to the 305th Air Mobility Wing at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, mistakenly landed at Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa, Florida.

The plane, with actual destination MacDill Air Force Base, ...

Military Aviation

Jul 26 2015
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is still one of the toughest planes around. On Jul. 16, two U.S. Air Force A-10s belonging to the 75th Fig...
Jul 22 2015
The Flankers are involved in exercise Indradhanush 2015. Delayed by one day, on Friday morning Jul. 17, four Indian Air Force Su-3...

Drones

Jun 25 2015
One of our readers has spotted something interesting in a satellite image Although Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAS (Unmanned A...
May 11 2015
The nEUROn stealth combat drone as seen from a different point of view. The first example of the nEUROn UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aeri...

Aviation Safety

Jul 28 2015
“Any landing you can walk away, is a good landing.” The following video was shot at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on Jul....
Jul 19 2015
A pilot landed his 80% replica Spitfire without landing gear. On Jul. 19, a pilot carried out a perfect emergency landing of his r...

Rogue States

Jul 30 2015
Last Friday was quite a busy day for the RAF Typhoons supporting NATO Baltic Air Patrol mission. On Jul. 24, the Royal Air Force E...
Jul 28 2015
This is how you depart the tanker like a boss! Taken on Jul. 23, during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, this c...

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