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The Squadron Center has 10 simulators and each briefing and debriefing rooms are named after Israeli Air Force operations A former Israeli F-16 pilot who participated in Operation Outside the Box – the bombing of a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria – has started a civilian F-16 simulator center. “This is a two and a half hour adventure,” CEO and Founder...
Vermont ANG Commander fired after using an F-16 for romantic rendezvous
“Look forward to seeing the real deal in person soon!” Vermont ANG Col. Thomas Jackman wrote shortly before embarking on his trip As three former Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) members told to vtdigger.com, VTANG Col. Thomas Jackman used an F-16 supersonic jet “for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked...
Egyptian Air Force MiG-29M crashes during training flight. The Pilot ejected safely
An Egyptian Air Force spokesperson claimed that a technical malfunction of aircraft control system caused the incident As told by Sputnik News, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a MiG-29M fighter has crashed in Egypt during a training flight. The aircraft had been delivered to Egypt under a commercial contract in 2018. "We have operational information about a crash of an Egyptian...
Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the F-35 has been selected over the Eurofighter Typhoon by the country to replace its F-16 fleet. The country has been deliberating for months over a multibillion-dollar purchase of 34...
"Our Il-20 was shot down by Syrian S-200 SAM after attacking Israel’s F-16s used it as cover," Russsia's Defence Ministry says
A U.S. official said Washington believed the Il-20 Coot-A Elint aircraft was inadvertently shot down by anti-aircraft artillery operated by Moscow's ally, the Syrian Government Russia's defence ministry says one of its Il-20 Coot-A turbo-prop Electronic Intelligence (Elint) aircraft with 14 crew members disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean at the same time as Israeli and French forces were...
"The U.S. offered us to sell the F-16, but it would be utterly useless to buy it,” Philippine President Duterte says
"It would be utterly useless to buy the F-16. But I need attack helicopters and small planes for the counterinsurgency,” Rodrigo Duterte Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Washington had offered to sell the F-16 to Manila but he says the jets are “utterly useless.” According Bloomberg, after he took office in mid-2016, Duterte immediately took steps to revive once-frosty relations with...
I want a MiG-29!: the saga of Israel's Fulcrums
Unlike the other frontline fighters of the past, the Israelis seemed unable to obtain a MiG-29 through clandestine measures. But, with the end of the Cold War, a means of evaluating the jet became possible - simply rent one. This they did. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was keen to get a first-hand look at the systems and performance of...
USAF is testing Alpha Jet as chase plane to see if it can fill the F-16's role
"Although the Alpha Jet isn’t as capable as the F-16, it can service the part of the test support mission that doesn’t require the higher-end capabilities of the F-16,” Christopher Klug, 412th OG technical director Folks at the 412th Operations Group (OG) is running an experiment to see if they could swap out the F-16 and replace it with the...
Boeing cleared to deliver first KC-46A to USAF
The KC-46A completed tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October: the tanker is now cleared to refuel the F-16 and C-17 while receiving fuel from the KC-135 Boeing is now cleared to deliver the first KC-46A to the U.S. Air Force following the completion of the final flight tests required on Jul. 6. The aerial tanker is now...
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 Lancer crashes during airshow, killing pilot
The MiG-21 Lancer was flown by Lieutenant-commander Florin Rotaru, 36 Taken on Jul. 7, 2018 the video in this post shows a Romanian Air Force (RoAF) MiG-21 Lancer fighter jet crashing at Base 86 Borcea during Borcea Open Day, killing its pilot. According Reuters, eyewitnesses at the airshow, attended by about 4,000 people, said the plane exploded when it hit the...

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