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ItAF C-130J Special Colour

Oct 15 2008

In order to celebrate the 75.000 flight hours with the C-130J, the 46^ Brigata Aerea of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) prepared an interesting Special Colour. Actually it is not a special coloured aircraft, since the C-130J serialled ...

An Italian AF Falcon 900 overshoots at Ciampino

Oct 15 2008

On Oct. 14, a Falcon 900 belonging to the 31° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, ItAF) overran the runway at Ciampino airport on landing and came to a stop just outside the tarmac 15/33. The aircraft ...

Sonic booms and condensation clouds (explained)

Oct 13 2008

Pictures taken at Axalp always rise the same question. People want to know if the condensation clouds surrounding the aircraft represent some kind of visual manifestation of the “sonic boom” or some other phenomenon tied to the flight at transonic ...

Another supersonic scramble

Oct 10 2008

Even if in the F-104 age there were many scrambles, I remember that only a few times the interceptor “broke” the sound barrier during the mission. Even in the post 911 period, until 2004, under highened security measures, the QRA ...

More from the GEA Reunion

Oct 10 2008

I have been receiving more pictures about the first GEA Reunion held in Cervia on Oct. 4. The following ones were provided by Matteo Marianeschi; noteworthy the image depicting the 9 ship formation being chased by the F-16B camera ship ...

Qantas flight forced to land: is turbulence dangerous?

Oct 07 2008

On Oct. 7, an A330-330 “VH-QPA”, flying from Singapore to Perth as Qantas 72 with 303 passengers and 10 crew members on board, made an emergency landing in Learmonth Western Australia after it suffered a sudden change in altitude that ...

Military Aviation

Jun 28 2017
Helicopter Attack in Venezuela Mimics Failed 2016 Turkish Coup. In a bizarre incident a man described as “rogue policeman Oscar ...
Jun 28 2017
Look at this Beautiful 70th Anniversary USAF F-16 from the Texas Air National Guard. Special paint schemes on combat aircraft are ...

Drones

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
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 ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
Jun 12 2017
The Su-27 intercept as seen from the cockpit of the B-1B bomber over the Baltic Sea. Our friends at Air Forces Monthly have obtain...

Rogue States

Jun 28 2017
Helicopter Attack in Venezuela Mimics Failed 2016 Turkish Coup. In a bizarre incident a man described as “rogue policeman Oscar ...
Jun 27 2017
U.S. RC-135 Rivet Joint and other spyplanes operating in international airspace off Syria. While a WC-135 “nuke sniffer̶...

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