Archive for March 26th, 2017

Airmen salvage vertical tail of crashed Thunderbird 6

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The Thunderbird F-16 that went down in Colorado last year had its vertical tail removed on Mar. 14 at Peterson Air Force Base.

U.S. Airmen from the Colorado Air National Guard, Crash Damage Disabled Aircraft Recovery team, work to remove the vertical tail from the fuselage of a damage Thunderbird F-16, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 14, 2017.  The F-16 aircraft was returning to Peterson AFB after completing a flyover for the Air Force Academy graduation when the pilot encountered a throttle malfunction and successfully ejected from the jet.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt.  Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea)

U.S. Airmen from the Colorado Air National Guard, Crash Damage Disabled Aircraft Recovery team, work to remove the vertical tail from the fuselage of a damage Thunderbird F-16, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 14, 2017. The F-16 aircraft was returning to Peterson AFB after completing a flyover for the Air Force Academy graduation when the pilot encountered a throttle malfunction and successfully ejected from the jet. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez-Rea)


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RoKAF Black Eagles & TNI AU Jupiter Friendship Flight at #LIMA17

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Our friend the “Butcher” has upload his latest video taken at Langkawi.

Philippine Navy cutter spots unidentified aircraft, might just be P-8A

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An unidentified aircraft was seen near Philippine Navy cutter BRP Ramon Alcara at Benham Rise recently and some speculated that it could be a drone sent by China or Taiwan.

BRP RAMON ALCARAZ
By Philippine Navy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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CF-18s to take over Icelandic Air Policing mission in May

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Canada will send six of its CF-18s to Iceland for the Icelandic Air Policing mission in May. Later in September, there will be another air policing mission in Romania.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A), Canada - Air Force AN0914155
By John Davies – CYOW Airport Watch [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

Royal Navy not getting V-22s for its new carriers

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In a written parliamentary reply to Lord West, the British government said it has no plans to buy the V-22 tiltrotor for its Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force prepares to depart 131112-M-PJ295-933
By LCpl Diamond N. Peden [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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