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The Universal Studios B-747 crash set

Aug 20 2009

I took the following pictures in 2007, during the Universal Studios tour in Hollywood, CA, USA. They depicts the outdoor airplane crash set built for War of the Worlds movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. The outdoor set, where Spielberg and ...

Back up is a must: the AVSIM hack story

Aug 18 2009

A press release, a few months ago struck my attention. AVSIM, one of the leading Flight Simulation sites, that was operating since 1996, issued the following press release:

“We regret to inform the flight simulation community that on Tuesday, May 12, ...

Avialsa's Air Tractor AT-802F FireBoss

Aug 15 2009

I’ve recently written about the Italian Canadairs (read here: http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/the-italian-canadairs-in-seasonal-firefighting-service/), however, there a lot of other type of aircraft involved in the seasonal firefighting service that can be spotted in the Italian airports. These aircraft are occasionally leased for a single ...

Small airplane and tour helicopter collide over Hudson River, NYC

Aug 09 2009

A the helicopter Eurocopter AS350 (N401LH), operated by Liberty Tours, which conduct tours of NYC and the harbor, carrying a pilot and 5 Italian passengers and a Piper PA-32R Lance (N71MC), collided and crashed into the Hudson River on Aug. ...

US Air Traffic Control system at hackers risk

Aug 08 2009

During the recent Defcon hacker conference held in Las Vegas, a security researcher explained how’s the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) air traffic control system is vulnerable to hackers attacks. Even though he did not show how to that, Righter ...

Wind correction angle

Aug 06 2009

I recently explained how approaches to RWY 13 in Hong Kong Kai Tak airport could be spectacular, thrilling and somehow dangerous, especially with crosswinds.

I’ve often discussed crosswind (xwind) approaches (type “crab” in the search box to find the related posts) ...

Military Aviation

Sep 21 2018
Photos show Marines F-35B aircraft carrying the external gun pod during exercise off the coast of Djibouti. For the last two weeks...
Sep 20 2018
Among all the other things, Tom Cruise Has Emergency “Flap Caution” Landing During “Top Gun” Sequel Filming. Hollywood act...

Drones

Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...
Jun 28 2018
U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” belonging to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron One Nine (VUP-19) DET Point Mugu conducted ...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Sep 19 2018
Accident is Eighth USAF Loss This Year, Second Trainer Crash in a Week. A U.S. Air Force T-6A Texan II single-engine, two-seat tur...
Sep 19 2018
The Il-20M was shot down off Syria shortly after an Israeli air strike had hit targets in the Latakia Province. Written with The A...

Rogue States

Sep 21 2018
Photos show Marines F-35B aircraft carrying the external gun pod during exercise off the coast of Djibouti. For the last two weeks...
Sep 18 2018
Confusion surrounds the causes of the loss. U.S. military says they believe the aircraft was shot down by Syrian Air Defense. Russ...

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