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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 ...

German Air Force Typhoons have just completed the very last training campaign at Decimomannu airbase

Sep 14 2016
After 56 years, the German Air Force is leaving Decimomannu. Typhoons from Norvenich deployed there for what is probably the very last use of the Italian training facilities by Luftwaffe since 1960.

A dozen German Eurofighter Typhoons, including a couple of ...

Watch an F-16’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System save an unconscious pilot from certain death

Sep 13 2016
The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) recognized the F-16’s dangerous attitude and automatically performed the recovery that saved the life of an unconscious student pilot.

Obtained by Aviation Week, the declassified footage below shows the importance of Ground Collision Avoidance ...

U.S. B-1 bombers fly over South Korea in response to the recent nuclear test by North Korea

Sep 13 2016
Two U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam performed a “show of force” in South Korea following Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test.

On Sept. 12, two B-1B bombers flew over Osan airbase, South Korea, in a show of force against North ...

This New Video Shows What It’s Like to Fly to the Stratosphere at Supersonic Speed in a Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum

Sep 12 2016
Here’s what it’s like to prepare and fly to the Edge of Space in a MiG-29 Fulcrum.

The following footage was shot by famous aviation video producer Artur Sarkysian for MigFlug, the company that offers fighter jet flying experiences to their ...

This photo shows 13 F-22 Raptors squeezed into the NASA Langley Research Center hangar for Hurricane protection

Sep 11 2016
13 F-22 Raptors and 9 other aircraft found a shelter in the NASA hangar at Langley.

The image above was posted by the Commander of the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

It shows 13 F-22 Raptors along with 9 other ...

Military Aviation

Sep 28 2016
A deafening late take off of a B-1B Lancer from RAF Fairford. Video is a bit shaky but cool. The following clip was filmed a few w...
Sep 27 2016
Two Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flankers and one accompanying Il-76 have been among the highlights of the Malta International Airsho...

Drones

Aug 31 2016
During the last flight, the unmanned Phantom served as an aerial target and was shot at by an F-35 with two AIM-120s. Nevertheless...
Mar 13 2016
What might be an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is circling over the border between Turkey and Iraq. Increasingly, military aircraft as w...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Sep 21 2016
Dramatic footage of an AH-64D Apache helicopter crashing into the sea. On Sept. 20, at around 09.00AM LT a Greek Army Apache helic...
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 assig...

Rogue States

Sep 26 2016
As U.S. B-1Bs fly south of the DMZ, the rather geriatric North Korean aircraft take part in the nation’s first-ever airshow ...
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 cou...

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