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Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 16.02.08

Feb 18 2008

Some of the traffic spotted at Rome Fiumicino airport on Feb 16 2008:

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A lightning strike causes the loss of an Italian F-16. Are lightnings a risk for aviation safety?

Feb 15 2008

On Feb. 11, an F-16 of the 37° Stormo of the Italian Air Force, crashed into the sea between Levanzo and Marettimo, not far from Trapani Birgi airbase.

The aircraft had been involved in a night training sortie and was returning ...

Alitalia B.767 gets new livery (and latest news about the B.777s and BA038)

Feb 13 2008

On Feb. 10 I spent a few hours at Fiumicino airport. I was curious to see if it was true that the AZA 611 was no longer operated with the B.777 but with the B.764. The aircraft arrived a little ...

The Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva in the harbour of Civitavecchia

Feb 09 2008

The Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva”, the flagship of the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet, made a port visit to Civitavecchia (some 30 miles to the NW of Rome) with the Italian Frigate Maestrale before departing for a joint naval exercise ...

Another grounding story

Feb 08 2008

Looks like some fleets are suffering problems these days. On Feb. 3, an Hawaii Air National Guard F-15D, departed from Hickam AFB for a training alert mission, crashed in the Pacific, some 60NM to the South of Oahu. The pilot ejected ...

BA038, engine problems and WiFi/mobile phone interferences: is the B777 safe?

Feb 01 2008

Recently, a visitor left a comment to one of my posts dealing with the B777, actually it was a question. He was worried about the crash landing of the British Airways 038 and since he’s going to board a “triple ...

Military Aviation

Jun 23 2017
Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. The new Royal Air Force Airbus A400M tactical tra...
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 ...

Drones

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
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 ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 23 2017
RQ-4 Long Range RPV From Beale AFB Crashes in Mountains, Thunderbirds F-16D Crashes In Runway Rollover. In two separate, unrelated...
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...

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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