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Latest news on Spanair 5022 and Qantas decompression

Sep 04 2008

According to the Wall Street Journal, an error with the flaps configuration may have caused the Spanair crash last month. As I wrote analysing the mishap in my post “Spanair 5022: a video doesn’t show any explosion. Did the MD82 ...

Largest Eurofighter formation ever?

Sep 02 2008

On Sept. 1, Grosseto airbase hosted the hosted the ceremony for the 4° Stormo Change of Command. The new Cdr, Col. Achille Cazzaniga, replaced the former one Col. Vincenzo Nuzzo. The ceremony was attended by the Frecce Tricolori, by one ...

About Aviation Safety: what’s the safest seat?

Aug 29 2008

Each time a mishap occurs in the World of aviation, one of the side effects is that people ask me if flying is dangerous (or more dangerous than before). I think that I have explained my point of view many ...

Italian F-16s get new tail markings!

Aug 28 2008

On Aug. 27, Vincenzo Smriglio went to Trapani-Birgi airbase, home of the 37° Stormo where he discovered that the F-16s of the locally-based 10° and 18° Gruppo are receiving new tail markings. Since the two Squadrons share the aircraft that ...

An Air France B747-400 skids off Montreal runway

Aug 27 2008

On Aug. 26, at 17.47LT, an Air France B747-400 flying from Paris as AF346, with 508 people on board (480 passengers and 18 crew members), skidded off runway 24R in Montreal. The aircraft (according to the first reports serialled F-GITC), ...

Italian Eurofighters visiting Germany

Aug 27 2008

Twice during the last month, two Italian Air Force F-2000s (it must be remembered that according to the Mission Design Series, the Italian single seat Typhoon is designated F-2000A while the dual seat is TF-2000A) belonging to the 4° Stormo ...

Military Aviation

Nov 21 2018
New F-35A Demo May Transition from Heritage Flight to Solo F-35A Demo. The U.S. Air Force has posted limited information about a n...
Nov 19 2018
This is the JSF’s first “Elephant Walk”. According to the Hill Air Force Base FB page this is happening now: F-3...

Drones

Nov 04 2018
A drone with a significant resemblance to the Northrop Grumman X-47B has been unveiled at China’s biggest airshow. A new dro...
Aug 06 2018
Drone attack on President Maduro caught on video. According to press reports and official reports two drones armed with explosives...

Aviation Safety / Air Crashes

Nov 19 2018
“The Accident Investigation Board (AIB) president found by a preponderance of evidence that the cause of the accident was pi...
Nov 14 2018
One Pilot Confirmed Dead, One Hospitalized in Latest USAF Trainer Crash. One crew member is confirmed dead and another hospitalize...

Rogue States

Nov 10 2018
A Look Back at the F-35Bs deployed to the Middle East on the 243rd Birthday of the USMC. Today is the 243rd Anniversary of the Uni...
Nov 08 2018
Russia’s Newest Fifth Generation Fighter Dances Behind An-12 In Unique Photo-Op. Great video of Russia’s latest Sukhoi Su-57 f...

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