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One of the first Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots killed in K-8 trainer accident
It was initially reported that the crash involved a Dassault Rafale On Jan. 28, 2019 several media outlets reported that a Rafale fighter jet belonging to the Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya (Egyptian Air Force, EAF) crashed during a training sortie which coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo....
India to gift three airworthy MiG-21s to Russia
The MiG-21s are in flight-worthy condition and will get new registration numbers and may be adopted for vintage flight The Hindu is reporting that India plans to donate three MiG-21s to Russia when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits New Delhi on Oct. 4 for an official visit. “Three MiG-21s are scheduled to be handed over to Russians based on a request...
USAF is in need of 74 additional combat squadrons
Five more bomber squadrons are needed, there are now nine. The USAF also needs to add 14 refueling tanker squadrons to the 40 it has On Sep. 17, 2018 U.S. Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson and chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein has unveiled an initiative, titled “The Air Force We Need.” The new strategy calls for the service to...
Sale of 12 Rafale fighters to Egypt blocked by French ministry of finances
Cairo intends to purchase the Rafale fighters with a loan but the civil servants at the ministry are unwilling to grant the loan as Egypt had borrowed a huge amount to fund its weapons purchase from France A report by La Tribune says the French Ministry of Finances has blocked the sale of 12 Rafale fighters to Egypt. Cairo intends to...
Italian Air Force test pilot killed in Eurofighter Typhoon crash during Terracina Airshow
The Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft crashed at sea killing its pilot On Sep. 24, 2017 an Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI, Italian Air Force) Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft crashed at sea during the Terracina Airshow around 47 miles south of Rome killing its pilot. As it can be seen in the horrifying video in this post, the crash occurred when Captain Gabriele...
Retiring the F-15C/D Eagles would maximize the use of the USAF limited resources and minimize the kind of air assets the branch would use to perform its mission As reported by AirforceTimes, lawmakers at a House Armed Services readiness subcommittee hearing on Mar. 22, 2017 were told by Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard (ANG), about plans to...
U.S. Marine Corps aircrews didn't meet their goal of flight hours since 2012 As reported by Marine Corps Times, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) deputy commandant for Aviation, disclosed that the AV-8B Harrier that crashed in Sep. 2016, off Okinawa had went into a spin. “That bothers me because I grew up flying Harriers,” Davis said....

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