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One of a kind variants of the mighty F-5 fighter
The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which required extensive modifications to the airframe The following article titled Ultimate and unusual F-5s  appeared in issue 19 – Northrop F-5 of Aviation Classic. The simple and lightweight F-5 airframe proved to be extremely adaptable to a variety of uses, some of which...
Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase
The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets in 2014 Switzerland will ask its citizens to vote whether to buy a new fighter for the country by 2020, Swissinfo.ch reports. However, the type of aircraft will only be known after the voting process. Noteworthy the purchasing of new fighter planes has...
Remembering the F-16/79, the low cost Viper powered by the J79 turbojet engine
Test pilots reported that the F-16/79 demonstrated the same 9G capability of the basic F-16, but the former seemed to perform easily at or near Mach 2 In response to President Jimmy Carter's February 1977 directive to curtail arms proliferation by selling only reduced-capability weapons to foreign countries, General Dynamics privately developed a modified export-oriented version of the F-16A/B designed...
To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT sorties Replicating the real world threat that American fighter pilots can encounter in an air-to-air engagement is the primary task of U.S. Navy adversary pilots, hence to realistically carry out their duty, they need the best aircraft to simulate the...
The Aviation Geek Club will fly aboard Swiss Air Force helicopter to attend Axalp 2017
We will have the unique chance to fly aboard one of the service helicopters to reach the spot from which we will attend the Axalp live fire event The Aviation Geek Club has been officially invited to attend the annual Swiss Air Force live fire event at the Axalp-Ebenfluh air force shooting range, in the canton of Bern. We will have...
While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the stall warnings did not activate until 24 seconds later The Swiss military has enlisted the help of U.S. Navy and Boeing to investigate the cause of the crash of an F/A-18D in October, 2015. According to Swissinfo.ch, while...
Highlights of Hunterfest Airshow 2017 in Switzerland
The star of the airshow was the famous “Papyrus Hunter,” a special painted Hawker Hunter F.MK.58 which served in the Swiss Air Force as J-4040 Taken on Aug. 26, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show some of the aircraft that participated in Hunterfest 2017 airshow at St. Stephan Airport. Hosted by Fan Club Amici dell'Hunter (Hunter Friends Fan Club)...
The following investigation cleared the F-20 of mechanical or design issues since it concluded that Cornell had blacked out due to excessive g-forces Taken on Oct. 10, 1984 the impressive video in this post features the first prototype (serial 82-0062, c/n GG1001, registered N4416T) of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark crashing at Suwon Airbase, South Korea, killing Northrop pilot Darrell Cornell. Actually...
Fighting Saints' F-5 Tiger IIs, are all painted in a variety of colorful paint schemes of blue, gray, brown and even black camouflage  Even if Fighter Composite Squadron (VFC) 13 "Fighting Saints" origins can be traced back to 1946, when VF-753 was commissioned flying F6F-5 Hellcats, today's squadron was born on Sept. 1, 1973, at Naval Air Station (NAS) New...
The F/A-18 fighter jets will reach the end of their lifespans of 5,000 flight hours in 2025 On. Nov. 21, 2016, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin revealed that his ministry will seek permission from Parliament next year for $486 million to extend the lifespan of the Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fleet. In fact as reported by Swissinfo.ch the F/A-18 fighter...

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