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Spring Flag Media Day report (debrief part 2)

Apr 23 2008

The Media Day of the Spring Flag 2008 was focused on the press conference that provided lots of information about this year’s edition of the exercise. Here’s a summary of the main figures of the Spring Flag: SF08 was a Joint, Interdepartmental, ...

Another Scramble for the Italian F-16s

Apr 23 2008

On Apr. 18, a Kuwaitian C-130 UK-bound, coming from Athens and crossing the Italian airspace was intercepted by two F-16s of the 5th Stormo. The Italian fighters took off from Cervia, intercepted the “zombie” over PNZ (Ponza) radiobeacon at 08.45L, ...

Spring Flag 2008 debrief – part 1

Apr 18 2008

The VIP / Media Day held on Apr 17 at Decimommanu airbase was the final act of the Exercise Spring Flag. The final press conference provided lots of interesting details (that will be discussed in the next days in a ...

Spring Flag pictures – part 4

Apr 16 2008

The second week of the Ex. Spring Flag has begun on Apr 14. The scenario is always the same and the main difference with the first part of the Exercise is that from Apr 14 to 16, night missions have ...

Spring Flag – part 3 + log

Apr 13 2008

A log of the aircraft taking part in the Exercise Spring Flag 2008 from Decimomannu airport. Serials identified from the pictures.

LIED MM7132 51-01 AMX MM7144 51-03 AMX MM7146 51-25 AMX MM7133 51-32 AMX MM7007 6-01 Tornado MM7025 6-05 Tornado MM7035 6-27 Tornado MM7006 6-31 Tornado ‘Sp. Col. 154 ...

Spring Flag pictures – part 2

Apr 13 2008

More pictures about the first week of the Spring Flag 2008 taken by the correspondent Giovanni Maduli. To have an idea of the air operations taking place during a SF exercise just think that on Apr 9, between 0600Z and 1122Z ...

Military Aviation

Feb 20 2018
The chute, housed under a small fairing on the upper rear fuselage between the vertical tails, is unique to the Norwegian aircraft...
Feb 19 2018
Check out what happens inside the cockpit of a VFA-143 “Rhino” performing a Case II recovery procedure. The footage be...

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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