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Peruvian Air Force Puts on Show in Skies over Lima

Peru’s air force displayed its entire range of aircraft in an exhibition over Lima during the first Costa Verde Aero Sports Festival. The airplanes flew low along Lima’s coastline and over the districts of Chorrillos, Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Magdalena del Mar and San Miguel while thousands looked on. First …

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Russian Defense Ministry To Take Mi-38T This Year

An initial production batch of the Mi-38T rotorcraft is being prepared for manufacturer and customer acceptance trials ahead of the planned delivery to the Russian Air and Space Force (VKS). Flight-testing is to start in the second quarter of this year, while the shipment is set for the fourth quarter, …

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Maiden solo sortie by IAF first woman combat pilot

The country’s oldest airbase, Ambala, witnessed another landmark in the history of military aviation when the Air Force’s first woman combat pilot, Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth, flew her maiden solo sortie in a fighter aircraft from the base on Friday. Bhawana took off in a MiG-21 Bison belonging to the …

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In Memoriam: Thomas MacLean, Jr. (1932-2017)

Thomas MacLean (1932-2017) exceeded his wildest dreams by becoming a USAF F84 Thunderjet pilot right before the end of the Korean War. The Warwick native joined the RI Air National Guard, where he was active from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. He initially flew the C-46 Commando and the SA-16A …

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