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Preparing for the Spring Flag 2008

Mar 13 2008

The Spring Flag (SF) is the Italian Air Force’s most important annual day and night exercise. The main objective of the Exercise, organized and managed by the COFA (Comando Operativo Forze Aeree) in Poggio Renatico (Ferrara), is to verify the ...

More pictures from the 20° Gruppo Change of Command

Mar 12 2008

Here are some more pictures from Adriano Bonelli about the 20° Gruppo Change of Command that took place at Grosseto on Mar 10.

Grosseto 10.03.08: 20° Gruppo Change of Command

Mar 11 2008

On Mar. 10, Grosseto airbase hosted a ceremony to celebrate the Change of Command of the 20th Gruppo between the outgoing, Maj. Marco Amort, and the incoming, Maj. Andrea Truppo. Interestingly, I know Maj. Andrea Truppo, since I flew with ...

BA038 crash landing investigation update

Mar 07 2008

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has recently published a Special Bulletin (that is available here) dealing with the BA038 incident at London Heathrow. Even if the investigation is still underway, the bulletin is particularly interesting since it indicates that ...

Lufthansa A320 wingstrike at Hamburg

Mar 04 2008

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions dealing with the LH Airbus 320 D-AIQP crosswind landing incident occurred on Mar. 1 at Hamburg airport. For those who don’t know yet what happened, I suggest having a look at the following ...

Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 24.02.08

Feb 26 2008

Some of the departures from RWY 25 between 11.55L and 12.46L.

Military Aviation

Aug 16 2018
The internal 25mm cannon fires up to 50 rounds per second. On Aug. 13, pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron...
Aug 16 2018
New, Larger Aircraft Will Change Display Routine, Add Range for Ferry Flights. After several seasons of speculation, official U.S....

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

Aug 14 2018
Video shows a C-5 performing a nose gear-up landing at JB San Antonio last March. As you may remember, on Mar. 15, 2018, an Air Fo...
Aug 11 2018
Questions Remain in Stolen Airliner Crash: How Could It Happen? What is The Response? Nearly 17 years after the 9/11 terror attack...

Rogue States

Aug 08 2018
Live AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile Still Missing with Search Underway. A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft accidently...
Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...

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