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.
U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C in Adversary role at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. Eye-catching paint schemes which make fighter planes similar to their Russian counterparts have become a distinguishing feature of U.S. Aggressors and […]
From Mar. 31 to Apr. 11, 60 aircraft from eight different European countries will take part to NATO Exercise Frisian Flag 2014 whose purpose is to train for complex, multinational operations, like those over Libya […]
I really wish you’d refer to the the F-16 by its proper name, the Fighting Falcon.
Find me a “Fighting Falcon” pilot and I’ll find you a fucking nerd.
The only folks who actually call it the “Fighting Falcon” are 10 year old kids getting their first aircraft picture books.
Check out at 9:34 behind the mugging pilot. There’s a Mig-23 with another pilot sitting in it. Tonapah Test? Any other ideas where a spare Mig-23 might be sitting around with USAF pilots hanging about?
That’s the Threat Training Center at Nellis AFB, also known as “The Petting Zoo”.