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"Tall Man 55": B-58 Hustler supersonic bomber propaganda movie aimed at scaring the Soviets during the Cold War

Jun 20 2012

The following is an interesting ’60s propaganda movie about the Convair B-58 Hustler whose purpose was to raise the awareness of the Americans about the U.S. Air Force operations (“jet noise is the sound of freedom” kind of message) and, ...

Russian Attack helicopter shipment to Syria stopped. By cancelled insurance.

Jun 20 2012

Many media outlets are reporting the fact that Syria is expecting a shipment of Mil Mi-35 attack helicopters which were in Russia for maintenance, and were being returned.

The MV Alaed had picked up its cargo at the Russian port of ...

This impressive photo of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130J clearly shows what wingtip vortices look like.

Jun 20 2012

This dramatic image shows a U.S. Coast Guard C-130J from Air Station Elizabeth City, NC. The USCG is flying a version of the C-130 since the first one was delivered to Air Station Elizabeth City in December 1959.

Image credit: U.S. ...

World Exclusive: U.S. Navy MQ-8B Firescout drone copter returns to service after grounding. And conducts Dual Air Vehicle operations too.

Jun 19 2012

Following two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, in April 2012, the U.S. Navy temporarily suspended flight operations for 14 air vehicles in inventory while reviewing system performance and operational procedures.

The grounding came after a Fire ...

B-52 "cart-start" and Minimum Interval Take-Off (MITO)

Jun 19 2012

The rapid launch of 17 B-52 Stratofortresses, that was the highlight of Constant Vigilance exercise held at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, on Jun, 11, 2012 was just the last of a series of event that have the aim ...

Naval Aviation as you've never seen it. Some of the coolest pictures of the U.S. Navy hardware at work

Jun 19 2012

The amount of positive feedbacks I’ve received after publishing an article about aircraft carrier’s recovery operations, proves that Naval Aviation is one of the aircraft enthusiasts’ most loved subjects.

Although I don’t usually publish book reviews, I think there’s a book ...

Military Aviation

Apr 25 2015
It’s the first time the Frecce Tricolori paint one of their aircraft with a special color scheme. The “Frecce Tricolori”...
Apr 24 2015
An impressive flypast took place over Tel Aviv. On Apr. 23, Israel celebrated its 67th Independence Day with the traditional flypa...

Drones

Apr 24 2015
Someone said we are one step closer to Skynet.. On Apr. 16, one of the two Unmanned Carrier Air Vehicle demonstrator (UCAS-D) airc...
Apr 22 2015
From a certain angle, the nEUROn drone is  an F-117 look-alike. The image in this post was taken by The Aviationist’s contr...

Aviation Safety

Apr 06 2015
Several articles have mentioned the A-GCAS (Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System) as the military tech capable to avert the...
Apr 01 2015
Firefighters at airbases all around the world have to be familiar with egress procedures. The images in this post show firefighter...

Rogue States

Apr 26 2015
An A-10 pilot had to land his Thunderbolt at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province. A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbo...
Apr 23 2015
“What passes for dangerous and provocative today was ho-hum to recon crews of my generation” former RC-135 commander says On A...

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