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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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Outrage after friend of Taiwan Air Force mechanic takes selfies in F-16

Confusion and controversy erupted Saturday after Taiwan media outlets reported that an air force mechanic posted photos of him and two civilian friends both inside and around an F-16 fighter jet. The mechanic surnamed Li, who held the rank of sergeant, has already been decommissioned for dereliction of duty and violating confidentiality, according to Apple Daily. Li failed to …

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Paragliding becoming popular in Dharan

Paragliding is becoming popular lately among the people who love adventure sports. And Dharan is no exception. The adventure sports are attracting an increasing flow of tourists. Paragliders are seen flying in the sky in Dharan and surrounding areas like Chinde, Danda, Gorkha Park and Bhedetar. Although Dharan tested paragliding …

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Increased activity at RAF Wittering to mark 100th anniversary

Royal Air Force Wittering is well known for training tomorrow’s RAF pilots in elementary flying and for teaching qualified pilots to become instructors. The Grob Tutor Aircraft has become a familiar sight in the skies of north Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland. Chinook helicopters are regular visitors and the station, with …

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