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DOT&E leaked memo suggests F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat. F-35 pilot doesn’t agree.

Sep 20 2016
Here’s the latest chapter of the saga: F-35  pilot counters Director Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) leaked memo.

Three weeks ago, a memo dated Aug. 9 (one week after the Air Force declared the IOC – Initial Operational Capability – of ...

U.S. Air Force TU-2S crashes in California. Two pilots aboard eject.

Sep 20 2016
A two seater variant of the U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base has just crashed in Sutter County, California.

A TU-2S assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, from Beale AFB, crashed about 9.05 AM LT near West Butte and ...

From the cockpit: Libyan Air Force MiG-23 performs ultra low level pass followed by aileron roll

Sep 19 2016
Libyan MiG-23 Flogger performs yet another stunt. This time filmed from the cockpit.

Last year we posted some cool shots and a couple video of the two Libyan Air Force MiG-23MLs (6472 based at Benina and 6132 based at al-Watiya) perfoming ...

Video of live fire tests of the Russian T-50 stealth fighter’s 30 mm gun appears online

Sep 18 2016
A new video showing the tests of the T-50 PAK FA’s 9-A1-4071K cannon has appeared on Youtube.

The Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA, Russia’s 5th generation radar-evading jet, has undertaken live testing of its 30 mm cannon.

Footage reportedly filmed at a range ...

15 F-35As (13 USAF and 2 RNoAF) Grounded By “Several faulty cooling lines discovered in their wings”

Sep 16 2016
15 F-35A have been grounded at Luke Air Force Base after faulty cooling lines were discovered.

Several faulty cooling lines have been identified in the wings of some F-35A aircraft at Luke Air Force Base, leading to the decision to temporarily ...

Watch a U.S. C-17 Globemaster III cargo fly through the famous Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley

Sep 15 2016
Something you don’t see too often: a giant U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flying through the famous Star Wars Canyon.

The following footage was shot by The Aviationist’s contributor Eric Bowen.

Along with some pretty common Super Hornets, it ...

Military Aviation

Jan 16 2017
VFA-131 Operation Inherent Resolve Cruise Video includes rare footage of Russian Flanker (and Iranian F-4 Phantom) encountered by ...
Jan 14 2017
A Royal Thai Air Force JAS-39 Gripen has crashed in Thailand. Pilot dead. On Jan. 14, at 09.27 LT, a RTAF JAS-39 Gripen crashed at...

Drones

Jan 11 2017
U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets released a swarm of 103 Perdix semi-autonomous drones in flight. Welcome to the future of war tech. The U...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jan 16 2017
Boeing 747-400 freighter crashed while attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan’s main airport in thick fog. News media and intellig...
Jan 14 2017
A Royal Thai Air Force JAS-39 Gripen has crashed in Thailand. Pilot dead. On Jan. 14, at 09.27 LT, a RTAF JAS-39 Gripen crashed at...

Rogue States

Jan 16 2017
VFA-131 Operation Inherent Resolve Cruise Video includes rare footage of Russian Flanker (and Iranian F-4 Phantom) encountered by ...
Jan 14 2017
An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 on “a military passenger charter flight” for the U.S. Defense Department’s (DoD) lan...

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