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(Finally) a new BA038 crash landing investigation update

May 20 2008

As some of the visitors of this site commented in my previous posts dealing with the BA038 crash landing, it was at least strange that no new details dealing with the AAIB investigations had been surfacing. There is a lot ...

Giornata Azzurra 2008 preview: first pics of the tactical event's rehearsal

May 17 2008

One of the most interesting air display of the Giornata Azzurra 2008, that will be held at Pratica di Mare airport on May 24-25, is a tactical event lasting around 40 minutes and involving almost all the assets in the ...

Pratica di Mare – Giornata Azzurra 2008

May 10 2008

On May 25, Pratica di Mare airbase will host the most important ItAF event of the year: the Giornata Azzurra 2008. The Open Day is the only official air display of the Aeronautica Militare, held each year in the largest ...

Air to Air with the Trapani-based Italian F-16s

May 09 2008

According to the current plans, the ItAF is going to disband one of its most important Wing, the 37° Stormo, based in Trapani by the end of 2010 (or the following year, 2011) at the end of the Peace Caesar ...

An Italian HH-3F Pelican ditches in the Tyrrhenian Sea

May 08 2008

Yesterday I’ve had the possibility to fly in an HH-3F of the 82° CSAR of Trapani. We flew as “Palma 01” a so-called “SAR mare” a search and rescue mission above the sea. Before take off we made a detailed ...

Italian Army – 147th Anniversary

May 06 2008

On May 6th, the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) celebrated its 147th Anniversary with a show that was held in the Tor Di Quinto military hippodrome. The show comprised also an air display of the main AVES aircraft and the flyby ...

Military Aviation

Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...
Jun 21 2017
A Russian fighter flies within 2 meters a Swedish Air Force spyplane, causing the Swedish minister of defence to condemn the behav...

Drones

May 08 2017
Mission of Secret Space Drone Remains Unknown Following 717-Day Orbit. The secretive U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B orbital unmanned ...
May 04 2017
ISIS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fail as seen from above. ISIS is known to operate a wide variety of UAVs. Surveillance, Kamikaze, gre...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 12 2017
The Su-27 intercept as seen from the cockpit of the B-1B bomber over the Baltic Sea. Our friends at Air Forces Monthly have obtain...
Jun 12 2017
Spitfire Ground Rolls on Takeoff. Spitfire XIX PS890 was involved in a serious accident at the L’aérodrome de Longuyon – Vill...

Rogue States

Jun 22 2017
The Polish Air Force has received its new G550, the first post-Soviet VIP aircraft. The first of the new Polish Air Force’s ...
Jun 21 2017
A Russian fighter flies within 2 meters a Swedish Air Force spyplane, causing the Swedish minister of defence to condemn the behav...

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