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U.S. plane carrying Special Forces makes emergency landing on a road in Uganda

Jul 20 2014
This will remind you a famous scene of “Lord of War” movie.

On Jul. 18, a Construcciones Aeronauticas SA Casa 212-200, N604AR flying from Entebbe International to Juba, in South Sudan, performed a successful emergency landing on a road in Kiwawu, ...

What it’s like to be sitting behind a radar screen of an SA-11 Buk SAM system

Jul 20 2014
If you thought Buk (SA-11) SAM operators had a clear view of the airspace around their vehicle you were wrong.

The images and video in this post show the inside of a Buk (SA-11) SAM (surface to air missile) system’s TELAR ...

Here’s why Malaysia Airlines MH17 overflew Ukraine on its way to Malaysia

Jul 18 2014
In order to save time, fuel airliners to fly from departure airport to destination as close as possible to a Great Circle.

A great circle is the shortest path interconnecting two points on a sphere.

Since Earth is almost spherical, routes followed ...

It was just a matter of time before a civil plane was shot down in Ukraine’s SAM-infested airspace

Jul 17 2014
In spite of the amount of aircraft shot down by the rebels, civil airliners flew through the SAM-infested airspace of Eastern Ukraine with the risk of being mistakenly hit. As happened to the Malaysian Boeing 777.

It’s not a secret separatists ...

Malaysian Boeing 777 with 295 people on board shot down over Eastern Ukraine

Jul 17 2014
A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border after being hit from a surface to air missile.

A Boeing 777 (9M-MRD) with 280 passengers and 15 crew members, flying from Amsterdam to ...

[Video] U-2 spyplane landing as seen from chase car

Jul 17 2014
A unique view, from inside a U-2 chase car.

Pilots are not supposed to have a car entering the active runway as they are about to land, unless they are on board a legendary U-2 Dragon Lady spyplane.

Based at Beale Air ...

Military Aviation

Jul 29 2014
Pilots from all around the world continue to send us cool, really cool “selfies”. Here’s the latest from a Typho...
Jul 28 2014
During the early days of Vietnam Conflict, the US developed a special kind of attack aircraft to stop the flow of enemy troops and...

Drones

Jul 25 2014
An MQ-1 Predator drone was filmed near Mosul, Iraq. Allegedly filmed in the skies over Anbar, south of Mosul, in Iraq, the video b...
Jul 23 2014
Drones are escorting Costa Concordia providing a different point of the giant ship’s final journey to the scrapyard. On Jan....

Aviation Safety

Jul 22 2014
Tel Aviv airport is almost isolated following the decision of several U.S. and European airlines to cancel all flights to Israel a...
Jul 18 2014
In order to save time, fuel airliners to fly from departure airport to destination as close as possible to a Great Circle. A great...

Rogue States

Jul 27 2014
U.S. Embassy “relocation” was supported by F-16, MV-22 Osprey as well as EP-3E Aries II aircraft The US embassy in Tri...
Jul 25 2014
Two Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes were shot down in eastern Ukraine lately. Here’s the video of pro-Russi...

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