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Exercise Grifone 2010

Oct 06 2010

On Sept. 24, 2010, Grosseto airbase, home of the 4° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF), hosted the Media Day of the Exercise Grifone 2010. Coordinated by the COFA (Comando Operativo Forze Aeree, Operative Air Forces Command) ...

The false problem of the armed Predators

Sep 26 2010

On Sept. 18, 2010, Lt. Alessandro Romani of the Col. Moschin was killed by the Afghan insurgents in a shooting in the area to the East of Farah, Afghanistan. Lt. Romani was a member of the Italian Special Forces team ...

Ciao German Phantoms!

Sep 25 2010

Even if it was initially expected to come to an end on Sept. 16, the German F-4 Phantoms of the JG71 detached to Decimomannu airbase, home of the ItAF AWTI (Air Weapons Training Installation) since Aug.2 headed back to ...

Compressor stalls

Sep 24 2010

When, last year, I visited the USS Nimitz and had the opportunity to take the following picture (Part 1 and Part 2)

I didn’t think that compressor stalls during “cat shots” (catapult lauches) were frequent events. However, a quick look at ...

Farewell Aussie F-111: RAAF Williamtown airshow

Sep 23 2010

A week after the two days event held in Rivolto to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori, an extremely interesting airshow took place Down Under, in Australia, where the RAAF Williamtown airshow saw the last public appearance of ...

A "near miss" wildlife strike

Sep 22 2010

People usually thinks that aircraft are subject to “bird strikes” collisions between airborne animals (usually birds) with flying aircraft. However, until the aircraft is on the ground, taxiing or rolling for take off, it is at risk of collisions with ...

Military Aviation

May 23 2018
F-35, T-346, Typhoon, AV-8B, CAEW among the assets involved Italy’s largest exercise supported (for the first time) by the U...
May 22 2018
The Israeli Air Force Has Launched World’s First Air Strikes Using The F-35I Adir, IAF Chief Says. Israel is the first count...

Drones

Feb 28 2018
Photos shot from UFO Seekers allegedly show unknown, triangular object interacting with two U.S. Air Force F-16s. But it’s p...
Feb 16 2018
One of the RQ-4B Global Hawk drone converted into EQ-4 has logged 20,000 flight hours operating as a “flying gateway” ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

May 13 2018
This is why aircraft carriers have JBD (Jet Blast Deflectors). The videos below show an incident that occurred aboard USS Independ...
May 09 2018
Caught on video: an RNoAF F-16 ingests a bird during take off. Birds ingested in aircraft engines can have devastating effects. Th...

Rogue States

May 22 2018
The Israeli Air Force Has Launched World’s First Air Strikes Using The F-35I Adir, IAF Chief Says. Israel is the first count...
May 18 2018
The Russian Air Force has released a video that includes a short clip filmed from inside a Bear bomber escorted by two F-22 stealt...

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