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[Video] U.S. Marine Corps Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and (armed) Harrier refueled over the Mediterranean Sea

Oct 14 2014
Marines AV-8B Harrier jet and MV-22 Osprey aircraft from USS Bataan get refueled by KC-130s from Sigonella airbase.

The following video shows fixed-wing and rotary-wing aerial refueling exercise, involving AV-8B and MV-22s, over the Mediterranean Sea with Special Purpose Marine Air- ...

War in the Web 2.0 era: how Air Forces deal (or don’t) with Internet-based flight tracking tools

Oct 13 2014
During Libya air war, you could track Canadian tankers circling over the Mediterranean Sea while they refueled allied planes heading to bomb Gaddafi. Three years later, nothing has changed.

Flightradar24 and PlaneFinder are two famous Web-based services that let aviation enthusiasts, ...

Join the U.S. Army “Golden Knights” parachute team on a night skydive

Oct 12 2014
Here’s an interesting video of the the U.S Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” Gold Team during a night skydive event at the 2014 Oregon International Air Show.

Nicknamed and commonly known as the Golden Knights, the United States Army Parachute Team, ...

Photo shows Greek F-4 Phantom drop 12 bombs in Vietnam-style attack during Parmenion drills

Oct 11 2014
If you thought modern combat planes use only a handful of Laser Guided Bombs you were wrong.

On Oct. 2, several assets belonging to the Hellenic Armed Forces attended the final phase of the national joint exercise “PARMENION 2014”  held from ...

Raw footage from Yom Kippur War shows Israeli F-4 Phantom Shoot Down Egyptian Mig-17

Oct 10 2014
An amazing footage from 41 years ago shows a dogfight between an Israeli Phantom and an Egyptian Mig.

This clip, part of the documentary “Israel: A Home Movie” was filmed by Moshe Shargal who recalls the day when, in 1973, along ...

Operation Bolo: how U.S. F-4C Phantoms disguised as F-105 bombers set a trap for North Vietnam’s MiG-21s

Oct 09 2014
The famous mission planned to lure North Vietnamese MiGs into air-to-air combat.

During the last months of 1966 the North Vietnamese MiG-21s from Phuc Yen airfield claimed several victories against the American F-105 fighter bombers urging the Air Force to do ...

Military Aviation

Oct 29 2014
Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today. As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the Ger...
Oct 29 2014
M-346 Master is flying with the AIM-9 replacement: the IRIS-T missile. Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainer has star...

Drones

Oct 25 2014
Schiebel Camcopter used by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine made its first flight. On Oct. 23, the OSCE Special Monitori...
Sep 22 2014
It looks like Hezbollah is using its weaponized drones to attack Al Qaeda targets in Lebanon. Not only Hamas operates armed UAVs (...

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

Oct 29 2014
Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today. As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the Ger...
Oct 28 2014
NATO Baltic Air Policing mission is quite busy these days…. According to the Latvian military, on Oct. 28, the German Air Fo...

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