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Weather emergency

Dec 18 2008

Since the last week, Italy has been interested by a wave of exceptionally bad weather conditions: torrential rains and thundestorms. Rome suffered many damages and according to Mayor Gianni Alemanno the flood emergency was equivalent to Rome being “hit by ...

Three HH-3F cleared to fly

Dec 11 2008

The Italian Air Force (ItAF) has ordered the return to their homebases of the 3 HH-3Fs of the 15th Stormo, that were on a deployment airport when all the “Pelikans” of the Aeronautica Militare were grounded following the Oct. ...

An F/A-18D crashes into a residential area in San Diego

Dec 10 2008

On Dec. 9, an F/A-18D belonging to the VMFAT-101 of the USMC crashed into San Diego following an engine failure. The aircraft had departed from a routine mission from the USS Abraham Lincoln sailing off shore San Diego when the ...

F-104 profiles

Dec 04 2008

Richard J. Caruana, an established aviation author and illustrator, sent me the following file f-104-layout_low containing an interesting series of F-104 profiles. The profiles were published on MODEL AIRPLANE INTERNATIONAL no. 41, December 2008 issue, within a feature that is ...

Inflight childbirth = lifetime free tickets?

Dec 03 2008

In the last days I’ve spent a lot of time on the following website: http://gc.kls2.com/

It provides an interesting and useful tool to draw Great Circle routes: a great circle is the shortest path interconnecting two points on a sphere.

Since Earth ...

On board the Cavour aircraft carrier

Nov 29 2008

On Nov. 9, during the Armed Forces Day celebrations (see also: November 4th 2008 – 90th Anniversary of the end of WWI) I went to Civitavecchia to visit the brand new Italian aircraft carrier Cavour.

Nave Cavour (550) was commissioned to ...

Military Aviation

Jan 19 2018
I’m often asked what flying in a military jet looks like and how I do prepare for such missions. Here are some tips that mig...
Jan 18 2018
The aircraft will be officially delivered to the Marina Militare next week. Today it flew for the first time in full Italian Navy ...

Drones

Jan 08 2018
One Aircraft Heavily Damaged in Most Recent in String of Low-Cost Insurgent Drone Attacks. It is the definition of asymmetrical wa...
Dec 19 2017
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system has been unveiled. After teasing its shape with a mysterious tweet that included a p...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jan 09 2018
FLIR Images Show F-15 Shoot-Down, Weapon Used May Have Been Repurposed AAM. Images and video have surfaced of what is claimed to b...
Dec 19 2017
The pilot survived the first Polish MiG-29 crash since July 1989. A Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum (“67” Blue, formerly known...

Rogue States

Jan 18 2018
Here’s one of the two Tu-160s as seen through the pilot’s JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System). On Jan. 15, two ...
Jan 17 2018
The Social Media Battlefield: Fighting a Confusing War on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. It is the new battlefield, the great equa...

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