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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, ...

Axalp 2006 (parte 2)

Oct 19 2006

Ancora qualche scatto relativo all’Axalp Fliegerdemo e alla base di Meiringen. Almeno una volta nella vita vale la pena andare a dare un’occhiata a quello che i piloti svizzeri riescono a fare in un poligono “incastonato” tra le montagne a 2.300 metri ...

Military Aviation

Jan 19 2018
I’m often asked what flying in a military jet looks like and how I do prepare for such missions. Here are some tips that mig...
Jan 18 2018
The aircraft will be officially delivered to the Marina Militare next week. Today it flew for the first time in full Italian Navy ...

Drones

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...
Dec 19 2017
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system has been unveiled. After teasing its shape with a mysterious tweet that included a p...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jan 09 2018
FLIR Images Show F-15 Shoot-Down, Weapon Used May Have Been Repurposed AAM. Images and video have surfaced of what is claimed to b...
Dec 19 2017
The pilot survived the first Polish MiG-29 crash since July 1989. A Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum (“67” Blue, formerly known...

Rogue States

Jan 18 2018
Here’s one of the two Tu-160s as seen through the pilot’s JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System). On Jan. 15, two ...
Jan 17 2018
The Social Media Battlefield: Fighting a Confusing War on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook. It is the new battlefield, the great equa...

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