Latest Posts

Memorial Day 2017: Shot Down with an A-20G Low-Level Bomber in a Hail of Flak During WWII

May 26 2017
We Find Treasured Historical Records of Heroism in Celebration of U.S. Memorial Day.

October 16, 1944. Inside Douglas A-20G over Bologna, Italy.

Staff Sergeant Raymond M. Trzeciak,

86th Bomb Squadron, 47th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Corps.

Hurtling headlong into a vertical hail of ...

30 A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets Take Part In Elephant Walk Exercise At Moody AFB

May 23 2017
Surge Exercise at Moody Air Force Base involved A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft.

On May 22, aircraft from the 23d Wing, conducted a “surge exercise” at their home base at Moody Air Force Base, ...

[Updated] U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy Performs Nose Gear Up Landing At Rota Air Base in Spain

May 23 2017
A USAF C-5 Galaxy airlifter has made a successful emergency landing in Spain.

The top image was reportedly taken yesterday at Rota Air Base, Spain.

Sent us by one of our Twitter followers (thank you @asetanton), it shows a U.S. Air Force ...

NATO E-3A Sentry AWACS Gets Tiger Markings

May 23 2017
A NATO E-3A Sentry has been given some cool tiger markings in anticipation of NTM2017.

A full member of the NATO Tiger Association since 1984, Flying Squadron 1 belonging to the NATO E-3A Component of the NATO Airborne Early Warning & ...

China Debuts New Indigenous Attack Helicopter for Export Market in First Flight

May 22 2017
New Z-19E Black Whirlwind Flies for First Time in Harbin, China.

Chinese aircraft company AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group debuted its new Z-19E “Black Whirlwind” attack helicopter during its first flight at Harbin Airport in Harbin, Heilongjiang, northeastern China.

The first flight ...

F-35A Apparently Cleared for More Aerobatics During Airshows: New Video Shows A Full Aileron Roll Eventually Added To The Display

May 19 2017
Can You Spot What’s New In This F-35A Heritage Flight Demo?

If you are a keen observer of airshow flight demonstration routines then you already know the USAF F-35A has not flown inverted as a part of its demonstration routine during ...

Military Aviation

May 26 2017
We Find Treasured Historical Records of Heroism in Celebration of U.S. Memorial Day. October 16, 1944. Inside Douglas A-20G over B...
May 23 2017
Surge Exercise at Moody Air Force Base involved A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. On ...

Drones

May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit. The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned ...
May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above. ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, gre...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

May 23 2017
A USAF C-5 Galaxy airlifter has made a successful emergency landing in Spain. The top image was reportedly taken yesterday at Rota...
May 14 2017
Helicopter Low Level Flying, Chechnya style. Filmed by a vehicle’s dash camera, the video below shows an Mi-8 Hip helicopter...

Rogue States

May 22 2017
New Z-19E Black Whirlwind Flies for First Time in Harbin, China. Chinese aircraft company AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group debu...
May 19 2017
A Chinese fighter pilot performed a Top Gun stunt over a U.S. Air Force WC-135. On May 17, a Chinese Su-30 Flanker rolled over the...

Special Topics

Citations