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U.S. Air Force A-10 pilot who took part in a famous mission that knocked out 23 Iraqi tanks logs 6,000 hours in the Warthog

Dec 02 2016
Whiteman Thunderbolt pilot has spent the equivalent of 250 days flying the A-10 “tankbuster” across the world (including 11 combat deployments.)

On Nov. 14, 2016, Lt. Col. John Marks, a pilot with the 303rd Fighter Squadron, logged his 6,000th hour in ...

The story of the KC-135 tankers that saved another KC-135 flying for 13.5 hours in support of a CAS mission over Afghanistan

Dec 01 2016
After being unexpectedly requested to refuel a CAS (Close Air Support) aircraft targeting a high-level enemy leader, a KC-135 found itself “below bingo.”

Although they usually offload fuel to other aircraft, aerial refuelers may have to take gas from other tankers ...

The F-4 Phantom II, in the QF-4 Aerial Target variant, performs final display before retiring from USAF

Nov 30 2016
After more than 50 years of service, the F-4 Phantom II is about to be retired by the U.S. Air Force.

The final F-4 Phantom appearance at an airshow while in USAF service occurred during Nellis Air Force Base’s Aviation Nation ...

F-35B completes DT-III with Heavy Sea State & Weapons Focus

Nov 29 2016
The two platforms (United States Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II and U.S. Navy USS America) represent a quantum leap in Marine aviation capability, particularly when considered in combination with the MV-22B Osprey, AH-1Z, UH-1Y and incoming CH-53K.

The fourth ship to ...

Canadian CF-18 crashes near Cold Lake killing pilot. It’s the eighth Legacy Hornet lost in 6 months

Nov 29 2016
Legacy Hornets are crashing at an alarming rate!

A Royal Canadian Air Force single-seat CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan, on Nov. 28. The pilot died in the incident.

The rate ...

Watch an Etihad Airbus 380 fly in formation with the Al Fursan aerobatic display team over Abu Dhabi

Nov 28 2016
The UAE Air Force aerobatic display team formed up with an Etihad Airways A380 for the 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

On Nov. 27, an Etihad Airways A380 performed the traditional pre-Grand Prix race flypast in formation with the ...

Military Aviation

Dec 02 2016
Whiteman Thunderbolt pilot has spent the equivalent of 250 days flying the A-10 “tankbuster” across the world (includi...
Dec 01 2016
After being unexpectedly requested to refuel a CAS (Close Air Support) aircraft targeting a high-level enemy leader, a KC-135 foun...

Drones

Oct 19 2016
MQ-4C, E-2C, C-2A, P-8A, F-35 and SH-60R flew over USS Zumwalt in Chesapeake USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest and most te...
Oct 18 2016
U.S. Air Force’s gigantic Global Hawk drones have been flying over Ukraine for about two years. However, they recently let e...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Nov 29 2016
Legacy Hornets are crashing at an alarming rate! A Royal Canadian Air Force single-seat CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashe...
Nov 22 2016
This time a Flanker gets a handful of meters from the ground and a bystander… Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and...

Rogue States

Nov 27 2016
Despite criticism, Israel decided to exercise the option for another 17 aircraft. And there might also be some F-35Bs at the horiz...
Nov 22 2016
This time a Flanker gets a handful of meters from the ground and a bystander… Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and...

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