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74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
“I loved the A-10 and its mission. It’s like a flying tank. A very raw flying experience,” Capt. James Rosenau, former A-10 pilot The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of...
F-16/Su-57 and F-35/J-31 Aggressor Paint Schemes unveiled
The F-16/Su-57 camo will be most probably realized for early summer The interesting pictures in this post show the new paint scheme (aimed to reproduce the Russian Su-57 Stealth Fighter) of Nellis F-16 Aggressors which will be most probably realized for early summer.
That time a RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at F-117's top-secret Tonopah Air Force Base
"The guys at Tonopah had a sense of humour after all, for the silhouette of an F-117 had been stencilled on each side of our tail fin," Squadron Leader Wally Grout, former RAF Tornado navigator The following article contains excerpts from Squadron Leader Wally Grout's story titled Still Learning After All Those Years which appears in Ian Hall’s book Tornado...
Engine component failure behind last month RAAF EA-18G incident at Nellis
“We are confident we have identified what we think is the likely cause,” RAAF Group Capt. Tim Alsop Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Group Capt. Tim Alsop told Las Vegas Review-Journal that “a particular component failure” on one of the engines of EA-18G had a role to play in the fire at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on Jan. 27,...
Footage shows RAAF EA-18G Growler incident at Nellis AirForce Base
The EA-18G Growler incident on Saturday was an aborted takeoff. The aircraft subsequently caught fire As we have previously reported, on Jan. 27, 2018 a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas has a video of the incident. According to Nellis AFB officials,...
RAAF EA-18G Growler skids off runway and catches fire at Nellis AFB
Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1 As reported by Daily Express, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) EA-18G Growler experienced an engine failure and skidded off the runway at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). Currently four RAAF EA-18Gs from 6SQN are deployed at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-1. Daily Express reports a...
The Aviation Geek Club yearly summary for 2017 through our top 5 posts
You can read all 2017 (and of course all 2016) The Aviation Geek Club articles by browsing our blog and selecting the proper category or tag As 2017 comes to an end we've compiled the top 5 most read and shared posts in case you missed them or want to re-read them. During the first year of life The Aviation Geek Club...
ATAC has bought 63 Mirage F1s
ATAC CEO Jeffrey Parker said that Mirage F1 fighters, the company is still sourcing for additional aircraft in order to meet USAF requirements As we have already reported Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) had bought 63 ex-French Mirage F1 fighters for 21 million euros. Now ATAC CEO Jeffrey Parker said to Flight Global that the aircraft will be upgraded to compete...
While Iron Eagle was not a major success at the cinema, the aerial photography of the motion picture was quite cool Enroute to the Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia airshow earlier this month, a pair of F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard had radio drills and intercepts with Colombian Air Force Kfirs based in Palenquero. The aim of the...
This “interaction ensures the services are flying with standardized F-35 tactics across the fleet and share best-practices,” Col. Ryan Suttlemyre, 33rd Operations Group commander Red Flag 17-3, which started on Jul. 10 and runs till Jul. 28, will see the F-35A from the Air Force and F-35B from the Marine Corps participating together in the exercise for the first time. As reported...

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