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The "break"

Dec 27 2006

 

This is not a composite picture showing the same aircraft during a turn. It is a photo taken in 2004 at Grazzanise airbase and depicting the first section of the Frecce Tricolori performing the “break” over the runway. The “break” is a ...

Axalp 2006 report (in English)

Dec 21 2006

In the age of Google Earth and satellite pictures freely available on the Internet, hiding military installations or denying their existence is at least anachronistic.

“Confusing and camouflaging”, favoring the osmosis of the base with the surroundings urban conglomerate, it is ...

Condensation clouds & bang supersonici

Dec 19 2006

Spesso chi guarda le foto che ho scattato ad Axalp mi chiede se le nuvole di condensazione che circondano i velivoli in manovra siano la manifestazione del “bang sonico” o di qualche altro fenomeno legato al volo in regime transonico. In ...

Bambini code

Nov 10 2006

L’amico Boris Comazzi, pilota dei P-3 flyers (www.p3flyers.ch), mi ha inviato un’interessante descrizione del “Bambini Code”. Ecco cosa mi ha scritto circa il codice utilizzato fino ai primi anni ’90 dalla Swiss Air Force (e ancora oggi dai P-3 flyers):

..Il ...

Axalp 2006 report

Oct 26 2006

Nell’epoca di Google Earth e delle foto satellitari disponibili gratuitamente su Internet, nascondere le installazioni militari o addirittura negarne l’esistenza è una precauzione a dir poco anacronistica. Piuttosto che “celare” è meglio senz’altro “confondere e mimetizzare” favorendo, quanto più possibile, ...

Axalp 2006 (parte 2)

Oct 19 2006

Ancora qualche scatto relativo all’Axalp Fliegerdemo e alla base di Meiringen. Almeno una volta nella vita vale la pena andare a dare un’occhiata a quello che i piloti svizzeri riescono a fare in un poligono “incastonato” tra le montagne a 2.300 metri ...

Military Aviation

Apr 28 2017
The U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft continue their tour of eastern Europe. On Apr. 28, two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightni...
Apr 26 2017
Yesterday two USAF F-35A stealth aircraft performed a quick visit to Estonia. But their mission to the Baltic region was probably ...

Drones

Feb 05 2017
We can’t say whether it happened by accident or on purpose, but a U.S. unmanned spy aircraft broadcast its position for everyone...
Jan 11 2017
U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets released a swarm of 103 Perdix semi-autonomous drones in flight. Welcome to the future of war tech. The U...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Mar 30 2017
Take a seat inside the cockpit of KC-135 Stratotanker number 4 in a 5-ship “Tanker Cell.” You don’t happen to se...
Mar 29 2017
Legacy and Super Hornet showing a concerning steady increase in “physiological episodes” that U.S. Navy calls “N...

Rogue States

Apr 26 2017
Yesterday two USAF F-35A stealth aircraft performed a quick visit to Estonia. But their mission to the Baltic region was probably ...
Apr 24 2017
Some of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft currently at RAF Lakenheath will forward deploy to Estonia tomorrow. Meanwhile, the first ...

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