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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 ...

Voli spaziali low cost

Jan 31 2008

Alzi la mano chi non ha almeno una volta alzato gli occhi al cielo per contemplare un il firmamento, per osservare un’eclissi o cercare una stella cadente. Alcuni (ed io sono tra quelli) avranno certamente sognato di viaggiare tra le ...

Military Aviation

Oct 15 2018
The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) achieved a new milestone performing a Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL...
Oct 12 2018
The 48th Fighter Wing hosts a big exercise, integrating joint service as well as 4th and 5th Generation capabilities. One of the b...

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

Oct 14 2018
Bizarre F-16’s “ground-to-ground” kill injures two. It’s the second accidental aerial weapon discharge in ...
Oct 11 2018
Suspected Fuel Problem Results in Grounding of Joint Strike Fighter. Not all of them actually… All Lockheed Martin F-35 Ligh...

Rogue States

Oct 09 2018
Using Datalink, an F-35B shared target data with an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). 5th Gen. aircraft increas...
Oct 06 2018
The F-15C from the California Air National Guard are taking part in Exercise “Clear Sky 2018”. On Oct. 6, 2018, U.S. A...

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