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.
IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) has just released some quite interesting pictures of an exhibition of IRIAF planes and equipment that took place at Tabriz, in northwest of Iran. Among the images made public by […]
The Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft is nearing fleet service with the U.S. Navy (USN). USN VP-16 is approaching completion of a training syllabus at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida […]
Better, much better than any Top Gun footage! There are not so many videos showing the U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat on the range, perfoming some insane, treetop flybys before being cleared for a gun strafing […]
It seems Instant hearing damage provokes hilarious laughter.
I’m not sure what I like better….the incredible sneak pass, or the fact that the Blue Angels hometown locals react to their tents and chairs going flying with laughs and claps. There’s places in this country where the phone calls to the lawyers would be made before #5 even landed.
Chris, I agree. I did not see anyone who seemed upset in the video.
As I recall (from 60 years ago) the low speed pass with a high speed single plane going by is a standard part of the program. This time the high speed single was a little lower than planned as it came into position.