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Added: 27 Nov 2017 | Section: Specials

Exercise BLUE FLAG 2017 Israel

Report on the Israeli Air Force hosted multi-national exercise Blue Flag 2017, which included participating by 8 air forces and some 70 aircraft. European fighters and fighter-bombers joined the F-15 Baz, F-16 Barak and F-16I Soufa of Israel, all deployed at Ovda airbase.
BLUE FLAG 2017 Exercise Photo Report

Added: 26 Nov 2017 | Section: Specials

Bright Armoured 2017 Helicopter Task Group

Report on the NATO exercise Bright Armoured 2017's Helicopter Task Group deployed at Aviano Air Base. Photos of the Italian Army UH-205, Slovenian Cougar, and US Army 12th CAB Apache helicopters.
Exercise Bright Armoured 2017 Helicopters

Added: 05 Nov 2017 | Section: Specials

Spanish Naval Aviation Centennial

The naval aviation arm of the Spanish Navy celebrated its 100 year anniversary in September 2017 at the naval base of Rota. The Flotilla de Aeronaves presented its helicopters and AV-8 Harriers during the parade and during the beachfront air display.
Centenario de la Aviación Naval Española

Added: 22 Oct 2017 | Section: Airshows

Athens Flying Week 2017 Air Show

Photo report from the 2017 Athens Flying Week air show at Tanagra air base, Greece, featuring Hellenic Armed Forces aircraft demonstrations. From abroad the RAF Red Arrows, Polish Air Force Team Iskry, MiG-29, F-16 Tiger demo, and the Egyptian Air Force Silver Stars flying the K-8W.
AFW 2017 Air Show - Tanagra Air Base, Greece

Added: 29 Sep 2017 | Section: Airshows

Westfield-Barnes Air Show 2017

The Westfield International Air Show 2017 at Barnes Air National Guard Base was headlined by the USAF Thunderbirds. A pair of Indiana ANG 122nd FW A-10s from Fort Wayne flew with Massachusetts' own 104th FW F-15s, the NY ANG provided a C-17 demonstration.
104th Fighter Wing Open House & Westfield Air Show

Added: 25 Sep 2017 | Section: Airshows

ARMY-2017 Military-Technical Forum Russia

Report on Russia's "ARMY" military forum and exhibition, covering the latest military aircraft and displays at the event's 'Air Force Cluster' at Kubinka air base. Sukhoi's T-50 5th gen fighter and the 4++ gen Su-35S and newest MiG-35 attended, as were the new Su-30SM and MiG-29K of the Russian Navy in addition to the various upgraded types, while the Russian Knights presented spectacular display with their new Flankers.
ARMY-2017 Photo Report Kubinka air base & Alabino firing range

Added: 21 Sep 2017 | Section: Specials

RCAF Colours Presentation 2017

The Royal Canadian Air Force received a new stand of Colours. The flags were presented in a ceremony in Toronto with a parade in the sky. The RCAF helicopters staging out of Buttonville Municipal Airport included the trusted Sea King as well as the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter.
RCAF Colours Ceremony and the RCAF Helicopter Participation

Added: 01 Sep 2017 | Section: Airshows

Barrie Air Show 2017

Late June the City of Barrie kicked off their Canada 150 celebrations with an air show over Kempenfelt Bay with the RCAF Snowbirds, CF-18 Demo and Great War Flying Museum replica aircraft. Air show report also includes the arrival and media day at Simcoe Regional Airport.
Barrie Air Show Report

Added: 24 Aug 2017 | Section: Specials

Leapfest 2017 Military Parachute Competition

The annual Leapfest international military static line parachute competition was held again in Rhode Island on August 6th. Photo report of the US and international airborne troops using the CH-47F Chinook as jump platform, while UH-60 Blackhawks flew photo flights.
Leapfest 2017 Airborne Competition

Added: 30 Jul 2017 | Section: Specials

Italian Air Force Multi-Engine Multi-Crew Pilot Training

The Centro Addestramento Equipaggi-Multi Crew (CAE-MC) at Pratica di Mare provides the final Phase of multi-engined aircraft flying training including the Multi-Crew Coordination course to the Italian Air Force future transport pilots. Report on the training syllabus with photos of the simulator and P-180 Avanti fleet.
Italian Air Force CAE - Multi Crew

Added: 29 Jul 2017 | Section: Airshows

Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, RIAT 2017 was attended by the USAF Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor Demo Team, and featured fly-overs by the B-2 Spirit and USAFE aircraft. Also in attendance were the AdlA Couteau Delta, Midnight Hawks, Italian Air Force Tornado, among many other wearing special markings.
RIAT 2017 air show report

Added: 17 Jul 2017 | Section: Specials

APROC 2017 Rivolto, Italy

Last June, the Air-centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course training exercise of the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) took place with French Caracals and Fennecs, Polish Mi-24s and W-3s, and Italian helicopters operating from Rivolto, Italy, with AMX air support.
APROC 2017 exercise photo report

Added: 09 Jul 2017 | Section: Specials

Italian Fighter Squadrons' Centennial

The Italian Air Force celebrates 100 years of its Gruppi Caccia this year. At the event at Grosseto air base. the IX, X, XII, and XVIII Gruppo each presented their Typhoon with centenary squadron markings, while.the XIII Gruppo of 32° Stormo presented their brand new F-35A Lightning II with unit markings.
Centenario Gruppi Caccia photo report Grosseto

Added: 30 Jun 2017 | Section: Specials

First Airbus A400M of the Spanish Air Force

The Spanish Air Force's new Airbus A400M turboprop transport aircraft has entered service with Ala 31 since its delivery late last year. Designated T.23-01 in Spain, the first A400M was formally presented to the media last month at Zaragoza and in flight.
Ejército del Aire A400M Zaragoza

Added: 25 Jun 2017 | Section: Specials

RCAF CF-18 Demo "Canada 150" visit CWH Museum

The RCAF CF-18 Hornet 'Canada 150' Demo aircraft visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, in support of the museum's involvement with the upcoming Brantford Community Charity Air Show. Photo report giving a good look at the 'Canada 150' paint job and markings, as well as the CWH Museum's Lancaster.
Canada 150 CF-18 Demo Aircraft

Added: 16 Jun 2017 | Section: Airshows

Rhode Island Air Show 2017

The Rhode Island Air Show 2017 hosted by the RI National Guard made up the absence of its jet formation display team with double performances by the USMC AV-8 Harrier, USN F/A-18F Super Hornet, and USAF F-16 Viper. AH-64 Apaches and a CH-47 Chinook joined this year's combined arms demonstration
2017 Rhode Island Air Show Report

Added: 14 Jun 2017 | Section: Specials

F-35A Lightning II First Deployment to Europe

In April 2017, the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fifth generation multi-role stealth fighters from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, started the F-35's first operational deployment to Europe. The F-35 deployed to RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom to fly exercises with the 48th Fighter Wing F-15C and F-15E.
Photo Report USAF F-35A at RAF Lakenheath

Added: 10 Jun 2017 | Section: Airshows

Planes of Fame 2017

The Planes of Fame Air Museum hosted its annual air show on May 6-7. The museum's P-38J Lightning joined the USAF F-35A Lightning II heritage flight. The museum's collection were joined by other flying warbirds, gathering five F4U/FG-1D Corsairs, two Japanese Zeros, and more. Report with 180 photos!
Planes of Fame Air Show 2017 Photo Report

Added: 05 Jun 2017 | Section: Specials

Exercise INIOHOS 2017 Andravida, Greece

The Hellenic Air Force hosted the annual multinational exercise "Iniohos" from March 27 to April 6. This year the United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16E/F Block 60 Desert Falcons deployed to Andravida to participate in the exercise, in addition to Italian AMX, Israeli F-16 "Barak 2020" fighters and G550 "Nahshon-Eitam", US and Greek Vipers.
Iniohos 2017 Exercise Photo Report

Added: 30 May 2017 | Section: Airshows

Aero 150 Air Show Gatineau, Canada

Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary the Aero150 air show was hosted at Gatineau, home of the Vintage Wings of Canada collection, and attended by the Patrouille de France on their North America Tour and of course the Canadian Snowbirds and other RCAF aircraft, the Hawk and Aurora flying displays too.
Gatineau Aero150 Air Show Report

Added: 14 May 2017 | Section: Specials

The End for the Greek RF-4E Phantoms : The end of the film!

On May 5th, 2017, the official retirement ceremony of the Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom II took place at Larissa air base. Along with the aircraft, the 348th TRS ceased operations indefinitely after 64 years of service. It was the end of the last Recce Phantoms remaining in Europe, the last Recce Phantoms of NATO. The end of the film!
HAF RF-4E Recce Phantom Special

Added: 06 May 2017 | Section: Airshows

RNZAF Air Tattoo 2017 Ohakea

The Royal New Zealand Air Force commemorated its 80th anniversary with a true Air Tattoo at Ohakea airbase in February 2017. In addition to the RNZAF heavies, helicopters and heritage, the Black Falcons aerobatic display team made their debut. The RAAF F/A-18 and PACAF F-16 delivered the jet noise. Includes article on the A400M as potential C-130H replacement.
Ohakea Air Tattoo 2017 Report

Added: 29 Apr 2017 | Section: Specials

The Italian Air Force's Helicopter Flight School

The Italian Air Force;s 72° Stormo located at Frosinone form the Helicopter Flight School for Italian rotary-winged units and also aims to increase the number of international students. Its TH-500 helicopters are nowadays joined by the two-engine UH-139 as well as a TH-500 simulator.
72° Stormo Helicopter Flight Training report

Added: 28 Feb 2017 | Section: Specials

HAF 117 Combat Wing - Greek F-4E Phantoms

The "Peace Icarus 2000" F-4E Phantoms of the Hellenic Air Force's 117 Combat Wing based at Andravida are still on duty defending Greece. History of the Greek Phantoms with photos of the 338 and 339 squadron Aegean Ghosts in action at their home, including aircraft walk-around.
HAF F-4E Phantom Phorever Photo Report

Added: 27 Jan 2017 | Section: Specials

Penzing Air Base - A Proud History Coming To Its End

Report on the history and today's status of the German Air Force's Penzing Air Base at Landsberg with base visit photos before Lufttransportgeschwader 61 flying the C-160D Transall disbands this year, and when the SAR UH-1D detachment of THR30 was still stationed there.
Penzing Base Visit 2016

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