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Stealth Black Hawks! But it's only another Hangar Foam Party.

May 18 2012

After publishing the articles about Eglin Air Force Base, Charleston AFB and Portland ANGB with images showing several hangars filled with foam after fire suppression systems accidentally went off at various U.S. bases, a reader of my blog sent me ...

"You are cleared to the scrap yard": Italy's leased combat-proven F-16s returned to the U.S. to be cockooned again.

May 18 2012

Updated May 18, 2012 17.00 GMT

On May 8, eight of the remaining U.S. F-16 fighter jets leased by the Italian Air Force to strengthen Italy’s air defense until the full maturity of the Eurofighter Typhoon made a stopover at Lajes ...

Stealth Yanshuf: the Israeli top secret radar-evading chopper used to drop spies in Iran

May 17 2012

According to F. Michael Maloof, a former Pentagon senior policy analyst the Israeli Air Force is equipped with the same Stealth Black Hawk helicopter used by the U.S. Navy SEALs to kill Osama Bin Laden last year.

Believed to be an ...

Video: First flight of China's second J-20 Mighty Dragon prototype

May 17 2012

After the images appeared on the Chinese Internet few hours after the aircraft had landed, a video showing the China’s second J-20 stealth fighter prototype performing its first flight at Chengdu on May 16, 2012 has just been uploaded to ...

Langley's F-22 pilot oxygen emergency during Red Flag caught on audio tape

May 17 2012

The F-22 Raptor was among the players of the recent Red Flag 12-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Belonging to the 27th FS from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, the planes did not feature the famous Increment 3.1 that gives ...

Video: Armed MQ-1 Predator drone quietly flying at low altitude over Elgin, Illinois

May 16 2012

Filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago, the following video (uploaded to Youtube on May 13) shows what seems to be an MQ-1 Predator drone. Armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles.

Noteworthy the drone is flying quite low (maybe ...

Military Aviation

Feb 01 2015
A new Northrop Grumman ad teases new stealth bomber. And it may be a manned one. Two aerospace giants are competing to build Penta...
Jan 30 2015
The Italian Eurofighter Typhoon interceptors have had their first close encounter with a Russian jet since taking over the lead na...

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

Jan 28 2015
An Alaskan Raptor suffered a landing accident at Hawaii. A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor, belonging to the 3rd Wing from Joint Base ...
Jan 26 2015
Interesting footage of a Cirrus ditching in the Pacific Ocean filmed by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules. On Jan. 26, a Cirrus SR...

Rogue States

Jan 30 2015
The Italian Eurofighter Typhoon interceptors have had their first close encounter with a Russian jet since taking over the lead na...
Jan 29 2015
Two Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers performed a 19-hour mission over the Atlantic Ocean. They were intercepted multiple times al...

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