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Display pilot

May 25 2009

Some of the most rare and interesting patches are the Display Pilot / Display crew ones worn by the pilots of the RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo, Test Wing) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF). Two patches are assigned ...

Frecce Tricolori season's first display – Rivolto May 1, 2009

May 20 2009

On May 1, 2009, the traditional Frecce Tricolori’ season’s opening, held each year at Rivolto, became a sort of mini-airshow enriched by the presence of the RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo) displays. In fact, since the annual Giornata Azzurra (held each ...

Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) in combat

May 18 2009

As I explained in a previous post, during my travel in Syria in November 2008, I had the opportunity to visit an interesting museum: the “Tishreen War Panorama Museum”, in Damascus. The Museum was built to celebrate the War that ...

Helicopters and the risk of RFID hacks

May 13 2009

Eurocopter and Telit recently signed a contract according to which, Telit RF Technology will develop a wireless communication system to monitor helicopters critical systems and to improve aircraft maintenance. According to the information that have been released so far, each ...

F-104 air-to-air pictures by Katsuhiko Tokunaga

May 11 2009

Many visitors of my site and photo gallery ask me questions about aviation photography and especially about shooting air-to-air from a chase plane. I’ve already written about the difficulties of taking nice pictures when strapped on an ejection seat inside ...

157th Anniversary of the Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police)

May 08 2009

The Polizia di Stato (PS, Italian for State Police), the Armed Corps depending on the Ministry of the Interior celebrated on May 8, its 157th anniversary. Among the ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary, an interesting event was organised at ...

Military Aviation

Jun 22 2018
The Italian 5th generation jets have made another step to declare IOC (Initial Operational Capability). On Jun. 8, for Italian Air...
Jun 19 2018
Space May Be the “Final Frontier” Of a New Global Conflict Among Superpowers. U.S. President Donald Trump launched a thousand ...

Drones

Jun 24 2018
The missile launch did not result in a downing: the UAV moved away from the border and was not hit by the Patriot. The Israeli Air...
Jun 10 2018
NBVC Point Mugu’s first two Triton drones commence operations (with interesting tail markings). On May 31, Unmanned Patrol S...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 20 2018
New Bomber Crew Stayed with Aircraft After Ejection Seat Failed. In a stunning story of split-second decision-making under pressur...
Jun 14 2018
The 10-mile long Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) is a United States Air Force aerospace ground test facility used to perfo...

Rogue States

Jun 24 2018
The missile launch did not result in a downing: the UAV moved away from the border and was not hit by the Patriot. The Israeli Air...
Jun 18 2018
The new Tu-214ON has carried out a series of test flights in southwest Russia, close to the border with Ukraine. Tupolev is contin...

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