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Close encounters (snapshots from the Cold War)

Sep 07 2007

As written in a previous post (Typhoon Block 5 and Cold War alert) on Aug. 17, 2007, Russia has begun 20 hours long strategic flights around the globe, like those carried out during the Cold War.

So far, no Russian Tu-95 has ...

Grosseto airbase

Aug 30 2007

Grosseto airbase has changed a lot in the last 10 years. As described in my previous posts, today the airport it is the MOB of the ItAF Eurofighters (the Gioia del Colle and its 12th Gruppo/36th Stormo will be delivered ...

Flying with the MB.339CD

Aug 27 2007

In a previous post dealing with the Air-to-Air photography, I explained just a few of my air-to-air pictures are 3/4 frontal (thus taken looking in the circular area behind the airplane, from 4 to 8 o’clock) and depicts the subject ...

Typhoon Block 5 and Cold War alert

Aug 23 2007

Claudio Carretta left an interesting comment on my post Eurofighter Typhoon activity at Grosseto advising that among the aircraft spotted on Aug. 6, MM7285 “4-16” was the first Eurofighter Typhoon Block 5 delivered to the Italian Air Force.

I consequently checked ...

Kingscote airport (and CTAF), Kangaroo Island

Aug 21 2007

Kingscote Airport, located on Kangaroo Island (the third largest island of Australia), is probably one of the smallest airports I’ve ever reached. Its coordinates are 35° 42.8′ S 137° 31.3′ E, meaning some 67 miles off shore Adelaide, in South Australia. It’s ...

Airborne pickup – part 2

Aug 18 2007

Dan Canin provided some more info concerning the Airborne pickup described in the post titled “Airborne pickup (rejoining with an F-104)“:

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I took a look at your description of the airborne pickup, and it’s good. I don’t really have much to add, ...

Military Aviation

Feb 24 2017
World’s Oldest Aerobatic Team to Fly 9 Full Demos Plus Flyovers in USA. The world’s oldest aerobatic demonstration team, the F...
Feb 23 2017
Poland is about to support the air policing mission over the Baltic States. The Polish Air Force is to commit some of its F-16 jet...

Drones

Feb 05 2017
We can’t say whether it happened by accident or on purpose, but a U.S. unmanned spy aircraft broadcast its position for everyone...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Feb 16 2017
A Soviet-era helicopter landed on a highway and blocked a truck convoy…to ask for directions to the closest village. An Mi-8...
Feb 04 2017
Swiss Boeing 777-300 Bound for L.A. from Zurich Makes Arctic Emergency Landing of Snowy Runway On Feb. 1, Swiss Airlines Boeing 77...

Rogue States

Feb 22 2017
The WC-135 Constant Phoenix has launched from RAF Mildenhall earlier today for a mission towards northern Europe and the Barents S...
Feb 21 2017
The venerable B-52 strategic bombers have been quite busy fighting ISIL in the last months. Six B-52 Stratofortress bombers are de...

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