Archive for December 16th, 2016

Throttle trigger malfunction caused Thunderbird crash

Posted in Air Force on December 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The lost of a F-16 flown by Thunderbird 6 in Colorado Springs this June was determined to have been caused by a throttle trigger that became stuck during flight.

Thunderbirds perform at March Air Reserve Base
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Lebanese Air Force’s A-29 training will be at Moody Air Force Base

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The 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base has a new assignment. The unit, which trains the Afghan Air Force to fly the A-29, will also train Lebanese Air Force pilots and maintainers on the turboprop aircraft.

Super Tucano at Moody
By USA Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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First two of four P-72As delivered to Italian Air Force

Posted in Air Force, Industry on December 16th, 2016 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has delivered the first two of a total four ATR 72MPs to the Italian Air Force.

ATR P-72A MPA
Photo: Leonardo
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U.S. will strike ISIL in Palmyra if Russia, Syria fail to retake city

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A U.S. general has warned that unless Russia and Syria take back Palmyra from ISIL, the United States will be forced to carry out air strikes on the extremist group there.

Liberation of Palmyra by RSII coalition (1)
By Jawad Shaar [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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