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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 ...

C-17 gear up landing: investigation results

May 08 2009

After publishing the pictures of the famous C-17 gear up landing in Bagram there was much discussion among the visitors of this site about the root cause of the accident, the responsibilities etc. (you can see the pictures and read ...

Military Aviation

Jul 17 2018
Sacré Bleu! French Aerobatic Team Admits Color Blunder in Amazing Bastille Flyover. Following a week of spectacular flyovers begi...
Jul 17 2018
A concept model of the Tempest was unveiled yesterday. And here’s a first analysis. On Jul. 16, UK Defence Secretary Gavin W...

Drones

Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...
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...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jul 16 2018
Crew That Saved Burning Bomber Over Texas In May Finally Named, Awarded. After weeks of speculation about the circumstances surrou...
Jul 07 2018
A MiG-21 has crashed at 86th Base during Borcea Open Day. Pilot has died. A Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR has crashed at around...

Rogue States

Jul 18 2018
Could Russia Develop A Turboprop Light Combat Aircraft? Most probably, no. But discussion brings some weird concepts to light̷...
Jun 27 2018
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has just released some photographs from an “undisclosed location”: geolocation proves ...

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