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I have no clue what it is, but my Facebook news feed on Sundays always delivers some fantastic aviation and military related video content. Today was especially good so I decided to share a few of the highlights with you … Read the rest of this entry

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PIGS FLY? Nah Even More Improbable- Ex-Kiwi A-4K Skyhawks Return To The Sky Once Again!

                Draken International has done it, the first of the APG-66 radar equipped ex-New Zealand Air Force A-4k Skyhawks, some of the most advanced ever built, and a gaggle of MB-339 trainers have … Read the rest of this entry

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I have no idea how it missed this video! http://youtu.be/srJcq6F-qCo These jets will soon be operating in the US providing adversary support for the DoD and other functions for various customers. More on Draken International and the ex-New Zealand A-4Ks: … Read the rest of this entry

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There has been lots of rumblings in the military aviation community about the future of the Black Diamond Jet Team and the possible establishment of a commercial adversary support arm of the group, known mysteriously as Draken International. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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Jet Trainer Wars Heat Up!

Korea and Italy are colliding over the billion dollar Israeli replacement program for their ageing A-4 Skyhawks, which are still flying in the advanced jet trainer role. This will surely not be the last time that KAI and Aermacchi will directly compete for marketshare in the increasingly relevant … Read the rest of this entry

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Eight New Zealand AF Skyhawks Sold To US Company

The New Zealand Skyhawk Saga has lasted over a decade, in which one suitor after another proposed to buy the highly capable A-4s, Aermacchi trainers and spares for over 100 million dollars. This final, last-minute deal would only be for only 8 … Read the rest of this entry

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Great Little Clip From A Couple Decades Back…

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BRAZIL NAVAL AVIATION: A 40 Ton Floating Time Machine!

The Brazilian Navy is a true believer in robust fixed wing Naval Aviation and they put their money where their mouth is by operating the ex-French carrier Foch now named the Sao Paulo and vintage A-4 Skyhawks, known locally as AF1s as well as … Read the rest of this entry

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TOPGUN: The Best Of Times…

The summer of 1991 was really the hi-point of NAVAIR, they “won” the Cold War, they kicked Saddam’s ass and the “peace dividend” cutbacks had not begun. This video shows Miramar in full swing with F-16Ns, F-5s, and A-4s on the … Read the rest of this entry

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