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Qantas B747-438 emergency landing

Jul 25 2008

A Qantas Boeing 747-438, with 346 passengers and 19 crew members, flying from Hong Kong to Melbourne (it was a London – Melbourne flight with a stop in HKG), had to divert to Manila shortly after departure because of a ...

Rome seaplane station's project (and WWII anti-raid bunker)

Jul 23 2008

In April, I’ve had the opportunity to attend an interesting exhibition held in Rome that dealt with the project of the Magliana water airport. The exhibition, whose title was “L’aeroporto che non c’è” (whose translation could be more or less ...

Close up view of the cockpit of the NH90 before it crashed into the Bracciano Lake

Jul 22 2008

Giovanni Maduli, one of my co-workers, sent me the following picture he took at Bracciano a few minutes before the NH90 EI-202 crashed into the Bracciano Lake causing the death of Capt. Fornassi. The picture was taken with a Canon ...

Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 20.07.08

Jul 21 2008

A few hours before on the other side of the World Pope Benedict XVI boarded on the Qantas B747-400 “QF6035” departing from Sydney to Rome Ciampino via Darwin (as usual the return flight of the Pontiff arrives in Ciampino), I ...

AB.212 emergency landing

Jul 18 2008

According to a brief news published by the ecodicaserta.it website, on Jul 17, an AB.212 of the 9° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare, performed an emergency landing near Mondragone after experiencing an engine fire. The aircraft, belonging to the 21° ...

Pope Benedict XVI in Australia with the longest Alitalia twin engine flight ever

Jul 17 2008

When I visited St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney in May 2007 I was surprised to find a display above the Hyde Park gate of the largest Australian chuch. Interestingly, it displayed the countdown to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI ...

Military Aviation

May 19 2017
Can You Spot What’s New In This F-35A Heritage Flight Demo? If you are a keen observer of airshow flight demonstration routines ...
May 18 2017
New Caliber Gun Provides Close Air Support Capability for U.S. Marines. The U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II J...

Drones

May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit. The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned ...
May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above. ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, gre...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

May 14 2017
Helicopter Low Level Flying, Chechnya style. Filmed by a vehicle’s dash camera, the video below shows an Mi-8 Hip helicopter...
May 02 2017
Joint Flyover Last Wednesday With USAF Thunderbirds Nearly Ends in Disaster. A rare joint flyover last Wednesday, Apr. 26, with th...

Rogue States

May 22 2017
New Z-19E Black Whirlwind Flies for First Time in Harbin, China. Chinese aircraft company AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group debu...
May 19 2017
A Chinese fighter pilot performed a Top Gun stunt over a U.S. Air Force WC-135. On May 17, a Chinese Su-30 Flanker rolled over the...

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