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About Aviation Safety: what’s the safest seat?

Aug 29 2008

Each time a mishap occurs in the World of aviation, one of the side effects is that people ask me if flying is dangerous (or more dangerous than before). I think that I have explained my point of view many ...

Italian F-16s get new tail markings!

Aug 28 2008

On Aug. 27, Vincenzo Smriglio went to Trapani-Birgi airbase, home of the 37° Stormo where he discovered that the F-16s of the locally-based 10° and 18° Gruppo are receiving new tail markings. Since the two Squadrons share the aircraft that ...

An Air France B747-400 skids off Montreal runway

Aug 27 2008

On Aug. 26, at 17.47LT, an Air France B747-400 flying from Paris as AF346, with 508 people on board (480 passengers and 18 crew members), skidded off runway 24R in Montreal. The aircraft (according to the first reports serialled F-GITC), ...

Italian Eurofighters visiting Germany

Aug 27 2008

Twice during the last month, two Italian Air Force F-2000s (it must be remembered that according to the Mission Design Series, the Italian single seat Typhoon is designated F-2000A while the dual seat is TF-2000A) belonging to the 4° Stormo ...

Spanair 5022: latest update

Aug 26 2008

In the last couple of days, new details about the Spanair 5022 surfaced, each one pointing to a different cause of the crash or possible description of the catastrophic chain of events that led to the accident. The first one was ...

The MM6833 mistery solved

Aug 25 2008

My previous post dealing with the so-called Warner Village F-104 that I published here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/the-mm6833-or-6785-mistery/ ended with the following question: “Which F-104 was on the truck on May 9 2008 and where was it going?”. Well, after investigating a lot, I finally can ...

Military Aviation

Feb 16 2018
In the premiere episode covering the history of the Polish Air Force we made the readers acquainted with the Polish Air Force’s ...
Feb 12 2018
A lightning struck a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing upon final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base: the tai...

Drones

Feb 16 2018
One of the RQ-4B Global Hawk drone converted into EQ-4 has logged 20,000 flight hours operating as a “flying gateway” ...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Feb 12 2018
A lightning struck a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing upon final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base: the tai...
Feb 06 2018
A Republic of Korea Air Force T-50 trainer belonging to the Black Eagle aerobatic team suffered a burst tyre and flipped over, res...

Rogue States

Feb 16 2018
One of the RQ-4B Global Hawk drone converted into EQ-4 has logged 20,000 flight hours operating as a “flying gateway” ...
Feb 14 2018
The U.S. Air Force Central Command has released the video of a T-72 tank destroyed by a drone in Syria. The following video shows ...

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