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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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