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Pope Benedict XVI in Australia with the longest Alitalia twin engine flight ever

Jul 17 2008

When I visited St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney in May 2007 I was surprised to find a display above the Hyde Park gate of the largest Australian chuch. Interestingly, it displayed the countdown to the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI ...

Helmet Mounted Display for the C-27J & Sky-X automatic refueling

Jul 17 2008

Until I received the press release and the following pictures from Alenia Aeronautica, I’d always thought that Helmet Mounted Displays were available only on fighters. And I was wrong, since Alenia and Elbit Systems demonstrated how the Elbit HMD LITE ...

Air-to-Air videos

Jul 11 2008

Each time I fly I have at least one camera with me. Doesn’t matter if I’m in a B747-400, an MD-80 or a Siai 208. I like to take as many pictures as possible from the windows and for this ...

RAF Typhoons deployed to Grosseto

Jul 09 2008

Four RAF Typhoons belonging to the 29 Sqn OCU of Coningsby are currently deployed to Grosseto to operate with the F-2000 of the 20° Gruppo OCU of the Aeronautica Militare. Adriano Bonelli took the following pictures on Jul 8 while ...

Exclusive pictures: two Tunisian SF-260 deployed to Latina airbase for a Sqn Exchange

Jul 07 2008

An interesting one-way Sqn Exchange between the Aeronautica Militare Italiana and the Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriyah At’Tunisia (Tunisian Air Force), took place from Jun 30 to Jul 4. Two SF-260W of the 14 Sqn of the Tunisian Air Force from ...

The Italian Tornado fleet reorganises

Jul 03 2008

With the arrival of a formation of 10 Tornado IDS of the 156° Gruppo in Ghedi on Jul. 1, the relocation that was described in a previous post on this site (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/06/14/italian-tornados-relocation/) officially took place. The 156° joined the 102° ...

Military Aviation

Sep 24 2018
Hot-pit refueling is required to operate out of locations with limited support and infrastructures. On Sept. 14, two U.S. Air Forc...
Sep 24 2018
All the most interesting “hardware” we have seen at Ostrava Air Show 2018. On Sep. 14 – Sep. 16 we attended the ...

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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