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Fiumicino (LIRF / FCO) 16.02.08

Feb 18 2008

Some of the traffic spotted at Rome Fiumicino airport on Feb 16 2008:

A lightning strike causes the loss of an Italian F-16. Are lightnings a risk for aviation safety?

Feb 15 2008

On Feb. 11, an F-16 of the 37° Stormo of the Italian Air Force, crashed into the sea between Levanzo and Marettimo, not far from Trapani Birgi airbase.

The aircraft had been involved in a night training sortie and was returning ...

Alitalia B.767 gets new livery (and latest news about the B.777s and BA038)

Feb 13 2008

On Feb. 10 I spent a few hours at Fiumicino airport. I was curious to see if it was true that the AZA 611 was no longer operated with the B.777 but with the B.764. The aircraft arrived a little ...

The Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva in the harbour of Civitavecchia

Feb 09 2008

The Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva”, the flagship of the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet, made a port visit to Civitavecchia (some 30 miles to the NW of Rome) with the Italian Frigate Maestrale before departing for a joint naval exercise ...

Another grounding story

Feb 08 2008

Looks like some fleets are suffering problems these days. On Feb. 3, an Hawaii Air National Guard F-15D, departed from Hickam AFB for a training alert mission, crashed in the Pacific, some 60NM to the South of Oahu. The pilot ejected ...

BA038, engine problems and WiFi/mobile phone interferences: is the B777 safe?

Feb 01 2008

Recently, a visitor left a comment to one of my posts dealing with the B777, actually it was a question. He was worried about the crash landing of the British Airways 038 and since he’s going to board a “triple ...

Military Aviation

Aug 16 2018
New, Larger Aircraft Will Change Display Routine, Add Range for Ferry Flights. After several seasons of speculation, official U.S....
Aug 15 2018
Turkey Would Have Operated Both the F-35 and the Russian Engineered S-400 Missile System. On Monday, August 13, 2018, U.S. Preside...

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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