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Vigna di Valle Italian Air Force Museum update

Feb 18 2009

On Feb. 15 I visited once again the Italian Air Force Museum, located in Vigna di Valle, on the Bracciano Lake, some 25 chilometers from Rome. I went there because I wanted to take the pictures I needed to update e ...

The famous C-17 gear up landing at Bagram and the need for more Globemasters

Feb 16 2009

I’ve recently published the pictures of the C-17 performing a gear up landing at Bagram, Afghanistan (to read the post click here:http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/c-17-gear-up-landing-in-bagram-images/). I don’t know if the damages on the transport aircraft are beyond repair, but for sure the C-17 ...

Nose wheel steering problem?

Feb 16 2009

When Giovanni Maduli sent me the pictures he took at Pratica di Mare on Feb 13 (that you can find here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/pratica-di-mare-130209/), he suggested me to look at the nose landing gear of the HH-3F. Here’s the picture and a close ...

Pratica di Mare 13.02.09

Feb 16 2009

The following pictures were taken by Giovanni Maduli on Feb. 13 at Pratica di Mare. Interestingly, the G.222 MM62146 is still flying a lot for the locally-based 14° Stormo.

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British Airways BA146 hard landing in London City Airport: is media over reacting to any aviation safety issue?

Feb 14 2009

Today I had lunch with a friend of mine who commented on yesterday accident of Colgan Air DHC-8 saying: “….David, am I wrong if I claim that most of times aviation accidents happen one after another?”. At that time, I ...

Colgan Air Dash 800 crashes in Buffalo

Feb 13 2009

On Feb 12, at 22.20LT, a Colgan Air De Havilland Canada DHC-8-204 Q400, N200WQ, flying from Newark to Buffalo Niagara International Airport as Continental 3407 (CO3407), crashed 6.1 miles to the NE of BUF causing 49 dead (44 passengers, 4 ...

Military Aviation

Aug 22 2017
F-35A Mini-Heritage Flight and First Lightning II at Selfridge ANGB for 100th Anniversary. The USAF F-35A Lightning II made histor...
Aug 21 2017
NASA is about to launch two retrofitted WB-57F aircraft to follow the shadow of the moon. The last of a long series of interesting...

Drones

Aug 17 2017
We Went Inside USAF MQ-9 Reaper Training and Operations at Holloman AFB. We never heard it. Out of the corner of my eye in a cloud...
Aug 08 2017
Several people have spotted a drone apparently too close to the U.S. Navy display team’s F/A-18 Hornets. On Aug. 4, 2017, th...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Aug 16 2017
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. The A-10 is famous for being exceptionally tough and able to survive direct ...
Aug 14 2017
Yet another “Rhino” has crashed. It’s the second Super Hornet this year, the fourth one since May 2016. As you p...

Rogue States

Aug 18 2017
Check Out These Cool Photos of the F-35C That Would Make Maverick and Goose and Jealous. How many chances will the U.S. Navy’s F...
Aug 13 2017
A “what if” story. Disclaimer: this story contains some “poetic licenses” to make the fictional scenario m...

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