David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
Helicopter Low Level Flying, Chechnya style. Filmed by a vehicle’s dash camera, the video below shows an Mi-8 Hip helicopter buzzing the cars on the Rostov-Baku highway, near Gudermes in Russia’s Chechen Republic, earlier in […]
Imagery taken on Sept. 21 shows 28 aircraft on the ground at Latakia airbase. A satellite image has finally unveiled the whole Russian Air Force contingent made of 28 combat planes deployed to Syria: taken […]
The mission of escorting large aircraft and act as a “bait” for MANPADS dates back to the the Soviet-Afghan War when it was dubbed “Mandatory Matsurov”. The Russian Ministry of Defense has released an interesting […]
Judging by the soil in the wake turbulence, I’d say he used MORE than every inch of runway!
Well said! :-)
Chinese Backfires could be refueled in-flight since their not part of START or SALT right?
Theoretically yes, since the Russian planes have the required equipment and probe.