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Trapani – 08.06.09 – "Cheero" and "Masa" achieve 1000 hours on the F-16 – part 1

Jun 10 2009

On Jun. 8, the 37° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) presented two F-16 ADF (MM7240 and MM7249) painted in special colour schemes to celebrate the 1000 Flight Hours achieved by both commanders of the 10° and ...

The mysterious end of Air France flight 447 (AF447)

Jun 03 2009

As everybody knows, on Jun 1, 2009, an Airbus 330 of the Air France, flying as AF447 from Rio de Janeiro (SBGL) to Paris (LFPG) was reported missing while overflying the equatorial Atlantic Ocean. Although the pilot did not ...

Rome International Air Show (Ostia Air Show): 31.05.09

Jun 01 2009

I’ve already discussed the Eurofighter low passage in a dedicated post. Here are the pictures I took from both the small dock located to the left of the display area and from the top of the Plinius lido building, slightly ...

Rome International Air Show (Ostia Air Show): 30.05.09 (rehearsals)

Jun 01 2009

The following pictures represent a selection of all the images taken during the rehearsals of the Rome International Air Show. Full collection of pictures taken on May 30 and 31 is available at the following address: http://lowpassage.com/2009/06/01/rome-international-air-show-ostia-air-show-30-310509/

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Rome International Air Show (Ostia Air Show): the scary Eurofighter flyby

Jun 01 2009

On May 30 and 31, 2009, I’ve attended the Rome International Air Show 2009, held at Ostia. I’ve shot many interesting pictures and I will publish them on this website in the next days. In the meanwhile I’ve uploaded just ...

Push back from the tractor operator's point of view

May 29 2009

A few weeks ago, Des Barker sent me the following interesting pictures showing the impact of a civilian plane with a tractor. The text of the email explained that on Jan 1, 2009, “after pushback from the gate in LA, ...

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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