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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:

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

Sep 18 2017
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Sep 17 2017
A new video provides a glimpse of the 6th Gen. fighter concept that could replace the F-22. But it’s probably not the real o...

Drones

Sep 08 2017
SpaceX launched the Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B orbital space drone just before the Hurricane Irma hit Florida. While people...
Aug 17 2017
We Went Inside USAF MQ-9 Reaper Training and Operations at Holloman AFB. We never heard it. Out of the corner of my eye in a cloud...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Sep 19 2017
Close call: This Is What It Looks Like When An Attack Helicopter Fires At You. The following video is pretty scary: it shows a Ka-...
Sep 15 2017
A Russian Air Force bomber skidded off the runway in western Russia. On Sept. 14, 2017, a Russian Air Force Tu-22М3 RF-94233 / 20...

Rogue States

Sep 15 2017
A Russian Air Force bomber skidded off the runway in western Russia. On Sept. 14, 2017, a Russian Air Force Tu-22М3 RF-94233 / 20...
Sep 14 2017
A Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon has crashed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, Yemen, killing the pilot. A RSAF Typhoon comb...

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