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F-104 profiles

Dec 04 2008

Richard J. Caruana, an established aviation author and illustrator, sent me the following file f-104-layout_low containing an interesting series of F-104 profiles. The profiles were published on MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL no. 41, December 2008 issue, within a feature that is ...

Inflight childbirth = lifetime free tickets?

Dec 03 2008

In the last days I’ve spent a lot of time on the following website: http://gc.kls2.com/

It provides an interesting and useful tool to draw Great Circle routes: a great circle is the shortest path interconnecting two points on a sphere.

Since Earth ...

On board the Cavour aircraft carrier

Nov 29 2008

On Nov. 9, during the Armed Forces Day celebrations (see also: November 4th 2008 – 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI) I went to Civitavecchia to visit the brand new Italian aircraft carrier Cavour.

Nave Cavour (550) was commissioned to ...

Tishreen War Panorama Museum, Damascus, Syria

Nov 24 2008

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Damascus, in Syria, one of the most wonderful and interesting towns of the Middle East. Damascus is an ancient town (for some historical sources, it is the oldest of the World), absolutely safe ...

November 9th – Florence Armed Forces Day

Nov 20 2008

As I explained in a previous post (November 4th 2008 – 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI) between Nov 4 and Nov 9, the major Italian towns hosted the celebrations of the Armed Forces Day and the 90th anniversary ...

November 4th 2008 – 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI

Nov 18 2008

Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 9, the most important Italian towns hosted the celebrations for Armed Forces day and the 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI. In particular, Rome Circus Maximus hosted an interesting static display of aircraft, helicopters ...

Military Aviation

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 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 ...

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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