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Spring Flag Media Day report (debrief part 2)

Apr 23 2008

The Media Day of the Spring Flag 2008 was focused on the press conference that provided lots of information about this year’s edition of the exercise. Here’s a summary of the main figures of the Spring Flag: SF08 was a Joint, Interdepartmental, ...

Another Scramble for the Italian F-16s

Apr 23 2008

On Apr. 18, a Kuwaitian C-130 UK-bound, coming from Athens and crossing the Italian airspace was intercepted by two F-16s of the 5th Stormo. The Italian fighters took off from Cervia, intercepted the “zombie” over PNZ (Ponza) radiobeacon at 08.45L, ...

Spring Flag 2008 debrief – part 1

Apr 18 2008

The VIP / Media Day held on Apr 17 at Decimommanu airbase was the final act of the Exercise Spring Flag. The final press conference provided lots of interesting details (that will be discussed in the next days in a ...

Spring Flag pictures – part 4

Apr 16 2008

The second week of the Ex. Spring Flag has begun on Apr 14. The scenario is always the same and the main difference with the first part of the Exercise is that from Apr 14 to 16, night missions have ...

Spring Flag – part 3 + log

Apr 13 2008

A log of the aircraft taking part in the Exercise Spring Flag 2008 from Decimomannu airport. Serials identified from the pictures.

LIED MM7132 51-01 AMX MM7144 51-03 AMX MM7146 51-25 AMX MM7133 51-32 AMX MM7007 6-01 Tornado MM7025 6-05 Tornado MM7035 6-27 Tornado MM7006 6-31 Tornado ‘Sp. Col. 154 ...

Spring Flag pictures – part 2

Apr 13 2008

More pictures about the first week of the Spring Flag 2008 taken by the correspondent Giovanni Maduli. To have an idea of the air operations taking place during a SF exercise just think that on Apr 9, between 0600Z and 1122Z ...

Military Aviation

Jun 22 2018
The Italian 5th generation jets have made another step to declare IOC (Initial Operational Capability). On Jun. 8, for Italian Air...
Jun 19 2018
Space May Be the “Final Frontier” Of a New Global Conflict Among Superpowers. U.S. President Donald Trump launched a thousand ...

Drones

Jun 10 2018
NBVC Point Mugu’s first two Triton drones commence operations (with interesting tail markings). On May 31, Unmanned Patrol S...
Jun 08 2018
In the Back Lot of the Pima Air & Space Museum You Can Discover History. 1547 Hrs. December 20, 2009. In the Back Storage Yard...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Jun 20 2018
New Bomber Crew Stayed with Aircraft After Ejection Seat Failed. In a stunning story of split-second decision-making under pressur...
Jun 14 2018
The 10-mile long Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) is a United States Air Force aerospace ground test facility used to perfo...

Rogue States

Jun 18 2018
The new Tu-214ON has carried out a series of test flights in southwest Russia, close to the border with Ukraine. Tupolev is contin...
Jun 10 2018
Here’s yet another ultra-low pass of a Ukrainian combat aircraft. The following footage was reportedly filmed in 2014. It sh...

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