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Watch A USAF C-17 Air-Launch An Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Target Over The Pacific Ocean During A THAAD Test

Jul 24 2017
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean.

On July 11, a U.S. Air Force C-17 airlifter supported a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense test at Pacific Spaceport Complex ...

Take A Look At These Interesting Photographs Of UAE’s New Intelligence Gathering Plane During Flight Trials In The UK

Jul 24 2017
One of two Bombardier Global Express 6000 being modified by Marshall Group of Cambridge undertook flight tests at the beginning of July. And these photographs unveil some interesting details.

The photographs in this post were taken by The Aviationist’s contributor Tony ...

What These Pictures Of Two Russian Yak-130 Jets That Crash Landed Almost Simultaneously in Russia Say About The Causes Of The Mishaps

Jul 23 2017
Two Yak-130 Jets Have Crashed Simultaneously in Armavir and Borisoglebsk Last Month. And Here’s An Investigation On The Root Causes.

According to several reports, two Russian Air Force Yak-130 Trainer/Light Attack (LA) Aircraft (Tail number 43white/RF-44496 from Borisoglebsk airbase and 55red/RF-44583 ...

U.S. Commissioning New Class of Supercarrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Tomorrow

Jul 21 2017
UK, China and U.S. Launch New Carrier Classes in 2017, Russia Lags Behind.

The U.S Navy and Newport News Ship Building Company officially commissioned a new class of “supercarrier” advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier tomorrow at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, ...

New Russian Su-35S Super-Maneuverability Display Wows MAKS Crowds, Videos Go Viral

Jul 21 2017
Following New F-35 Display at Paris, Moscow Wows with Sukhoi Su-35 Super-Maneuverability Display: But Does it Matter?

Video of Sukhoi’s Su-35 super-maneuverable aircraft flying an impressive new demonstration routine at the MAKS airshow in Russia this week has gone viral on ...

Here Is The Route A U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone Is Currently Flying During A Surveillance Mission Over The Black Sea And Ukraine

Jul 20 2017
A gigantic U.S. Air Force RQ-4 is currently flying over Ukraine, broadcasting its position for everyone to see.

U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) belonging to the 9th Operations Group/Detachment 4th of the U.S. Air Force deployed to Sigonella ...

Military Aviation

Aug 23 2017
Beware of road signs when you landi your combat aircraft on a public road! On Aug. 10, one of the ten A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraf...
Aug 22 2017
F-35A Mini-Heritage Flight and First Lightning II at Selfridge ANGB for 100th Anniversary. The USAF F-35A Lightning II made histor...


Aug 17 2017
We Went Inside USAF MQ-9 Reaper Training and Operations at Holloman AFB. We never heard it. Out of the corner of my eye in a cloud...
Aug 08 2017
Several people have spotted a drone apparently too close to the U.S. Navy display team’s F/A-18 Hornets. On Aug. 4, 2017, th...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Aug 23 2017
Beware of road signs when you landi your combat aircraft on a public road! On Aug. 10, one of the ten A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraf...
Aug 16 2017
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. The A-10 is famous for being exceptionally tough and able to survive direct ...

Rogue States

Aug 18 2017
Check Out These Cool Photos of the F-35C That Would Make Maverick and Goose and Jealous. How many chances will the U.S. Navy’s F...
Aug 13 2017
A “what if” story. Disclaimer: this story contains some “poetic licenses” to make the fictional scenario m...

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