Archive for March 15th, 2017

USAF U-28A crashes near Clovis Municipal Airport

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A U.S. Air Force U-28A assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing crashed in a field outside Clovis Municipal Airport on Mar. 14.

U-28A - RAF Mildenhall (8622429458)
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TNI AU F-16 runway excursion in Pekanbaru

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A Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) F-16 veered off the runway while landing at Pekanbaru, Sumatra on Mar. 14. Both pilots on the twin-seater were unharm by the incident.

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Photo: TNI AU

More J-15 variants in the works

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Chief designer of the Shenyang J-15 carrier-borne fighter recently disclosed that he is thinking on how to improve the fighter. Observers say this could mean that China is looking into introducing other variants of the heavy fighter.

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B-52 re-engine options

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James Drew at Aviation Week examines the options on the table for the U.S. Air Force to consider if the B-52H engine upgrade competition does take-off.

USAF B-52 Stratofortress Engines
By Landmark9254 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Inaugural Pacific Air Forces’ F-35 Symposium

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The F-35 operators from three branches of the U.S. military sat down with their counterparts from Japan, Australia and South Korea in Hawaii this week for the inaugural Pacific Air Forces’ F-35 Symposium.

A35-001 in flight
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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