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How to take pictures of your flight helmets, militaria and collectibles

Oct 06 2009

Each time I took pictures of my pieces, flight helmets, navigation instruments, radios, fuel gauges, aircraft antennas, etc, I always faced with the problem of getting a blank, clear background to the object. I always struggled to find a white ...

RFID at Luke AFB

Oct 05 2009

As I explained in a previous post (Helicopter and the risk of RFID hacks) RFID applications are spreading also within the world of aviation. The article I propose below deals with the implementation of an RFID inventory tracking system to ...

Airspace violations – Episode 2

Sep 28 2009
Cold Baltic Sea, hot Baltic skies (U.S. PB4Y-2 Privateer vs. Soviet La-11s)

In the years of Cold War, the usual crossroads of the International spying was the Baltic Sea, a narrow part of sea overlooking the Soviet Union, DDR and Poland for ...

Latina 19.09.09: SF-260AM's last flight

Sep 22 2009

On Sept. 19, the 70° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) held a ceremony for the last flight of the SF-260AM (replaced by the SF-260EA). The last example, serialled MM54436 “70-63”, led a formation of 4 SIAIs ...

The Frecce Tricolori' sightseeing tour of Rome

Sep 15 2009

On Sept. 13, between 14.30 and 16.00LT, as widely advertised by the media and by a specific NOTAM, the Frecce Tricolori of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) overflew some of the most important sights of Rome along with ...

The Italian AMX return from Nellis AFB

Sep 08 2009

The 10 Italian AMXs that had departed from Istrana on Aug. 1 to attend both the Green and Red Flag in Nellis, returned to their homebase (after a fuel stop in Lajes) on Sep. 8. The aircraft involved in the detachment ...

Military Aviation

Dec 17 2017
This video shows the weird object as seen from a U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet’s ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking...
Dec 15 2017
The composite photo gives a pretty good idea of how the cockpit of supersonic heavy bombers has evolved in about 50 years. With a ...

Drones

Oct 27 2017
A B-52 from the 419th Flight Test Squadron was given a new nose art to commemorate the Buff’s involvement in a top-secret te...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Dec 11 2017
A belly landing for a giant C-5 Galaxy. The photo in this post was taken by one of our readers, Tyll Parker, at Travis Air Force B...
Dec 04 2017
“Because I was….inverted!”: Top Gun stunt performed near a Russian strategic bomber. In the last few years, we h...

Rogue States

Dec 15 2017
Are U.S. And Russia in Last-Minute Intelligence Grab Over Syria? International news media has been crackling with reports of inter...
Dec 13 2017
The AC-130 Spectre Gunship Still Plays a Critical Role in America’s Close Air Support Capability. It is large, slow and vulnerab...

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