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An Italian AF Falcon 900 overshoots at Ciampino

Oct 15 2008

On Oct. 14, a Falcon 900 belonging to the 31° Stormo of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force, ItAF) overran the runway at Ciampino airport on landing and came to a stop just outside the tarmac 15/33. The aircraft ...

Sonic booms and condensation clouds (explained)

Oct 13 2008

Pictures taken at Axalp always rise the same question. People want to know if the condensation clouds surrounding the aircraft represent some kind of visual manifestation of the “sonic boom” or some other phenomenon tied to the flight at transonic ...

Another supersonic scramble

Oct 10 2008

Even if in the F-104 age there were many scrambles, I remember that only a few times the interceptor “broke” the sound barrier during the mission. Even in the post 911 period, until 2004, under highened security measures, the QRA ...

More from the GEA Reunion

Oct 10 2008

I have been receiving more pictures about the first GEA Reunion held in Cervia on Oct. 4. The following ones were provided by Matteo Marianeschi; noteworthy the image depicting the 9 ship formation being chased by the F-16B camera ship ...

Qantas flight forced to land: is turbulence dangerous?

Oct 07 2008

On Oct. 7, an A330-330 “VH-QPA”, flying from Singapore to Perth as Qantas 72 with 303 passengers and 10 crew members on board, made an emergency landing in Learmonth Western Australia after it suffered a sudden change in altitude that ...

Largest ItAF F-16 formation for the GEA reunion

Oct 05 2008

On Oct 4, the Gruppo Efficienza Aeromobili (GEA) of the 5° Stormo, at Cervia, celebrated its first Reunion. The “Primo Raduno GEA” was celebrated by a formation of 9 F-16s + 1 F-16B as photo chase, most probably the ...

Military Aviation

Jul 16 2018
More than 65 years after it was filmed, Jet Pilot movie features some of the most spectacular aerial photography in film history. ...
Jul 13 2018
Beautiful Aircraft are going to be a Treat for U.S. Spotters and Photographers Along Las Vegas Blvd. The crowd of aviation spotter...

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

Jun 27 2018
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has just released some photographs from an “undisclosed location”: geolocation proves ...
Jun 26 2018
New Video Screams “All Your Bases Are Belong to Us” With Awesome Music, Images. China Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) a...

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