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A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in the F-16 Thunderbird accident

Dec 15 2016
“A throttle trigger malfunction and inadvertent throttle rotation resulted in an F-16CM being destroyed upon impacting the ground south of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado”

On Jun. 2, 2016, a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 crashed shortly after the demo team ...

U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth jets to fly out of northern Australia amid South China Sea tensions

Dec 14 2016
Starting in 2017, Australia will host U.S. military aircraft, including F-22 Raptors, to maintain a “credible combat power” in the region and send a convincing message to potential aggressors.

The Royal Australian Air Force will start joint training with U.S. ...

Watch some superb footage of the MC-130J of the 67th Special Operations Squadron at work

Dec 13 2016
A clip with stunning footage showing U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II Special Operations performing aerial refueling of SOF helicopter/tilt rotor aircraft, infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of SOF by airdrop and land.

Based at RAF Mildenhall, UK, the 67th Special Operations ...

Arrival of the first F-35A “Adir” in Israel delayed by heavy fog at departure airfield

Dec 12 2016
Heavy fog forced the F-35 to the ground, delaying the arrival of the first “Adir” jets in Israel. Not a good start, on the very same day Trump slammed the program’s cost for being “out of control.”

The arrival of the ...

Here Are The Photos Of The First Two F-35A Stealth Jets En Route To Give Israel The Edge In The Middle East

Dec 10 2016
The Israeli Air Force is being delivered the first two 5th Generation stealth jets on Monday. They will help Israel “retain its edge” in the Middle East.

The IAF is expected to take delivery of its first 2 F-35A Lightning II ...

NATO hunting at least one Russian Navy Oscar II Class submarine that is chasing aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea

Dec 09 2016
Several Maritime Patrol Aircraft are involved in a big hunt: one (possibly two) Oscar II-class submarine that Russia has sent after NATO warships.

According to military sources close to The Aviationist, a big hunt is underway in the eastern Med: several ...

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 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...
Jan 05 2017
A USAF Stratofortress bomber lost one of its 8 engines 25 miles to the northeast of Minot AFB, North Dakota. Type to re-engine the...

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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