18th April 2024
  • AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

    19 April 2021 – first flight of the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity

    On 19th April 2021, the autonomous NASA helicopter Ingenuity made its first flight at Wright Brothers Field on Mars. Ingenuity (also nicknamed Ginny) became the first aircraft to perform powered and controlled extra-terrestrial flight. Although originally planned to make not [...]
  • MILITARY AVIATION

    Last graduates – two new Harrier pilots for the USMC

    At the beginning of April 2024, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) informed that the final two pilots graduated from the AV-8B Harrier II Fleet Replacement Detachment (FRD) of the Marine Aircraft Group 14. Capt. Joshua Corbett and Capt. Sven [...]
  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    Thunder Tigers

    Thunder Tigers (a four-ship formation of F-16AM fighters – FA-136, FA-95, FA-102 and FA-126 of the Belgian Air Component), performing a flying display during the Belgian Air Force Days 2023, Kleine-Brogel, September 2023. The Thunder Tigers is an unofficial display [...]
  • CIVIL AVIATION

    Modern Russian airliners – where the mistake was made?

    In the Cold War era, the Soviet Union developed and then introduced into active service several aircraft of the whole range of passenger air transport – from short regional travels to long haul, transcontinental flights. Airliners such as Tu-134, Tu-154 [...]

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