VMFA-232 pilot went below Safe Escape altitude during strafing run

Posted in Marines on March 27th, 2017 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps had determined that the crash of a VMFA-232 F/A-18C that claimed the life of Maj. R. Sterling Norton was an accident.

Maj Norton
Photo: U.S. Marine Corps
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Airmen salvage vertical tail of crashed Thunderbird 6

Posted in Air Force on March 26th, 2017 Be the first to comment

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

Posted in Air Force, Airshow on March 26th, 2017 Be the first to comment

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

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

Posted in Navy on March 26th, 2017 Be the first to comment

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

Posted in Air Force on March 26th, 2017 Be the first to comment

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


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