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Frecce Tricolori season's opening and Rome International Airshow

Apr 30 2009

With the mini-airshow that will be held in Rivolto, home of the Frecce Tricolori, on May 1, the airshow season of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) will officially start. Since the annual Giornata Azzurra (held each year at ...

Boeing KC-767A delay and the compromised Italian air-to-air refueling capabilities

Apr 29 2009

On Apr. 3, 2008, the last of 4 B.707TT of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) equipping the 8th Gruppo of the 14° Stormo based in Pratica di Mare made its last operative flight during the build up phase ...

About the hack into the F-35 Lightning II JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) project

Apr 23 2009

In the last couple of days, I was asked by many friends and colleagues about the recent Wall Street Journal news that top secret details about the Lockheed F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) were stolen by hackers that were able ...

Air India 101 conspiracy theory

Apr 21 2009

Thanks to Anand, a visitor of my site that manages the WordPress blog http://aviatingindia.wordpress.com/ (dealing with Indian Aviation), I’ve had the opportunity to read an interesting (conspiracy?) story about the Air India flight 101, that crashed in Mont Blanc in ...

Italian F-104 versions explained

Apr 21 2009

Following the requests I received from aircraft enthusiasts and modelers, I’ve decided to prepare a specific post to describe differences and peculiarities of the various F-104 versions that equipped the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) until Jul. 27, 2005 ...

154° Gruppo operations in Bosnia – the Red Devils in Operation Deliberate Force

Apr 17 2009

Giuseppe Scaglione is a former navigator of the 154° Gruppo of the 6° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). He’s no longer in the military: he’s been working from 8 years as a Software Designer and since ...

Military Aviation

Oct 20 2017
This Is Probably The First Clip Showing The B-2 As It Drops The GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber ...
Oct 19 2017
All Available Airborne Fire Fighting Assets Pressed into Service, Fires Continue. A massive combined military and contract air ope...

Drones

Sep 20 2017
Here’s the footage of a RAF Reaper drone unleashing Hellfire missile to stop a public execution in Syria. The news of a succ...
Sep 08 2017
SpaceX launched the Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B orbital space drone just before the Hurricane Irma hit Florida. While people...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Oct 18 2017
An Israeli Air Force F-35 has been involved in a bird strike during a training sortie. And the incident has fueled some weird spec...
Oct 18 2017
Hyakuri Phantom Burns on Ground, Reports Suggest Aircraft Written Off. A McDonnell-Douglas F-4EJ “Kai” Phantom II attached to ...

Rogue States

Oct 18 2017
An Israeli Air Force F-35 has been involved in a bird strike during a training sortie. And the incident has fueled some weird spec...
Oct 10 2017
A Russian Fencer has crashed shortly after (or during) take-off from airbase near Latakia, in western Syria. Pilot and Nav killed ...

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