Archive for February, 2011

Strikemaster crashed in Hudson, pilot killed

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A privately-owned BAC Strikemaster crashed into the Hudson River, New York on Saturday afternoon. The pilot did not survive the crash.

Construction Begins on U.S. Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier

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A “first cut of steel” ceremony was held at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News on Feb. 25. The steel plate cut will be used in the construction of the carrier, which has yet to be named, but will be designated CVN 79.

YouTube HD: RTAF Gripens arriving at Surat Thani

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Former RoCAF RF-101 pilot gets medal 47 years after capture

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In the first step towards recognizing the sacrifice by former RoCAF fighter pilot Hsieh Hsiang-ho, who was shot down while on a reconnaissance mission in 1964 over China, the Taiwan government awarded him the Medal of Victorious Garrison A-Second Class ribbon on Saturday.

Blue Angels recall Hornet from Boneyard

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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron has recalled one of their F/A-18 Hornet from the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for return to active duty.

U.S. Navy photo by Marsha Child

Former Russian official jailed 11 years for sell 4 MiG-31s at $5 each

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

A Russian court on Friday sentenced a former official for 11 years for selling four MiG-31 airframes at $5 each.
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Test pilots give thumbs-up for F-35

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Despite teething problems along its development path, test pilots are generally happy with flying the F-35.

Russia vows to sell SS-N-26 to Syria

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Russian Defense Minister Serdyukov reaffirmed plans to sell the SS-N-26 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles to Syria.
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Afghan government says NATO air strike killed 62 civilians

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

An Afghan government investigation into a NATO air strike in an eastern Afghanistan valley concluded that 62 civilians including women and children were killed.
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Fleet Air Arm Museum restoring world’s oldest aircraft carrier

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26th, 2011 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset, U.K. is restoring the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, a 1918 Thorneycroft Seaplane Lighter.
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