3rd December 2020
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´Grim Reapers´ over Iceland

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On 8th October 2020, a detachment of fourteen F-15C/D Eagle aircraft belonging to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, left their home base at RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom and headed Keflavik Air Base. In this way, after more than two years gap, the 493rd Squadron returned to Iceland.   The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron,... Read More

18 Sep 1947

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The United States Air Force became the fully independent branch of the US armed forces. For the first time, an aviation unit within the United States Army was established on 1st August 1907, named the Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps. This organization lasted until 18th July 1914, when the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps... Read More

McDonnell Douglas A-4N ´Skyhawk´

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McDonnell Douglas A-4N ´Skyhawk´, N432FS (ex-US Navy, ex-Israeli Air Force), operated by the BAE Systems Flight Systems, Fliegerhorst Wittmundhafen, June 2013. Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, a light, single-seat and carrier-capable attack aircraft was developed in the early 1950s and manufactured by Douglas (later as McDonnel Douglas, after a merge of both companies in 1967) from... Read More

28 Aug 1963

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Collision of two KC-135A-BN Stratotankers from the USAF 19th Bomb Wing, west of Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean. Two flying tankers, 61-0322 (c/n 18229) and 61-0319 (c/n 18226) were on return flight to Homestead air base (Florida) after a mission of refuelling two Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers, somewhere 1,100 kilometres out from the coast. Stratotanker 61-0322... Read More

15 May 1953

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USAF tragic accident over Baden-Württemberg (Germany) The Republic F-84E Thunderjet (51-628) from 22nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, deviated from its course, crossed the way of formation of four USAF Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar aircraft. While performing the sharp turn in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid collision, F-84E firstly took off the wing of the leading C-119... Read More

FARP makes its debut in Arctic

by on 28th February 2020 0
During the exercise Emerald Warrior 20-1, Special Tactics Airmen performed a simulated Forward Arming and Refuelling Point (FARP) for F-22 Raptors. For the first time ever, FARP was carried out in an extreme cold weather conditions, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Forward Arming and Refuelling Point is aimed to provide fuel and ordnance for... Read More

500,000 flight hours for Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

by on 19th October 2019 0
According to the Boeing company information released at the beginning of October, the existing fleet of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft reached the 500,000 flight hours milestone. The aircraft have been developed since 1981, through the Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) programme, initially led by the US Department of Defence and the US... Read More

Another step towards integration of the 5th generation – exercise Astral Knight 2019

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Deepening the integration of the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II jets was one of the goals for the Astral Knight 2019 joint multinational exercise, that was organized late May and early June 2019, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, as well as other locations in Croatia, Germany, and Slovenia. The peak of the training missions... Read More
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