Tag: Aviano Air Base

Hill AFB F-35As on way to Aviano diverted to Burlington International Airport due to weather and mid-air refueling issues
Air National Guard officials in a statement emphasized the F-35As were not attached to the Vermont Air National Guard or 158th Fighter Wing -- those jets are expected to arrive in September. As the video in this post shows, four F-35As assigned to Hill Air Force Base (AFB) were forced to divert to...
F-16 down: Scott O'Grady explains how he was shot down over Bosnia
"The missile had blindsided me, coming up through cloud cover be-low. It had struck the plane's underbelly, hitting one of the fuel tanks and cutting my F-16 in two," Capt. Scott O'Grady On Jun. 2, 1995 U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot Scott O'Grady (callsign Basher Five-Two) was flying a standard "two-ship" formation with Bob "Wilbur" Wright (callsign Basher Five-One)...
F-16 Vs MiG-29: when the mighty Viper dogfighted with the Fulcrum for the first time
The most impressive aspect of the Fulcrum's performance for the American pilots was its low-speed maneuverability combined with its helmet mounted sight system Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15 and F-16, the MiG-29 presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among the countries that purchased the Fulcrum there was also East Germany. Luftwaffe...
That time a RAF E-3D Sentry AEW&C aircraft was nearly shot down by a Serbian MiG-29  
On May 4, 1999 one of the RAF E-3D aircraft flown by a No. 23 Squadron crew was targeted by a Serbian MiG-29 flown by Lt. Colonel Pavlovic  Tense moments experienced by RAF E-3D AWACS aircrews during Operation Allied Force. Even if the end of the Cold War between 1989-1991 brought to a massive drawdown of offensive weapons systems, because of the...
Lakenheath HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters begin relocation to Aviano
The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and other equipment are projected to remain at Lakenheath until the beginning of June 2018 The relocation of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters belonging to 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons from RAF Lakenheath to Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, slated to be complete by the end of June 2018, is currently underway. As told by By Staff...
"We were kind of standoffish over the Gulf of Sidra, waiting to shoot down radars. That progressed into us going over land into Africa looking for surface-to-air radars and missile sites" The following story was originally titled Fighter pilot goes above, beyond call of duty and was written by staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr., 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  "It was...