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Hydrazine emergency

Jan 14 2007

Italian version available here

Hydrazine is a colorless liquid (for more info click here) that feeds the electrical systems and the EPU (Emergency Power Unit) in case of engine failure. Should a flame-out occur, hydraulic and electrical systems are fed by ...

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, ...

Military Aviation

Sep 22 2017
U.S. and South Korean intelligence gathering aircraft are monitoring Pyongyang’s next move. Kim Jong Un says North Korea may...
Sep 21 2017
The BR-1150 Atlantic is about to be retired and (partially) replaced by the Leonardo P-72A. With a ceremony held at Sigonella airb...

Drones

Sep 20 2017
Here’s the footage of a RAF Reaper drone unleashing Hellfire missile to stop a public execution in Syria. The news of a succ...
Sep 08 2017
SpaceX launched the Pentagon’s mysterious X-37B orbital space drone just before the Hurricane Irma hit Florida. While people...

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 23 2017
This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coas...
Sep 22 2017
U.S. and South Korean intelligence gathering aircraft are monitoring Pyongyang’s next move. Kim Jong Un says North Korea may...

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