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FACEBOOK FEED VIDEO GLORY!

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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ATAC BRINGS THE HEAT: PREMIER PRIVATE AGGRESSORS NOW FLYING WITH THE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER

The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC, has made another large leap in the commercial adversary support marketplace with the addition of the captive training AIM-9M Sidewinder to their fleet’s quiver. In the past, ATAC pilots would only be able to … 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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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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THE LATEST FROM “NUTS,” ATAC’S FIGHTER FLYING PHOTOG

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RIDE ALONG WITH NAS FALLON AGGRESSORS!

Sorry I have taken a few days off guys, needed a little break, thanks for your patience…

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AMAZING KIWI A-4K SKYHAWK FOOTAGE!

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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“EVIL” ESCORT: ATAC F-21 KFIRS FORM UP ON THE HAWKEYE

More fantastic air to air photography from Rob DeStasio, it doesn’t get much more unique than this! The shot was taken after a successful Air Intercept Controlling (AIC) training mission with VAW-124, who are based out of NAS Norfolk.  

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: ATAC KFIRS OVER NAS OCEANA

              *A big thanks to Rob “Nuts” DeStasio for sending this over.

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A RARE VIEW FROM INSIDE THE COCKPIT OF AN ATAC F-21 KFIR

These videos were apparently taken by Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon before his passing last spring. Lex was a big-time aviation blogger, check out his site to learn more about him and hear about his adventures here:  http://www.neptunuslex.com/ The Kfir is … Read the rest of this entry

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WHY IS THE STEALTHY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STILL FLYING?

I am trying to catch up with reader requests and one common strain of emails pertains to questions surrounding why the F-117 Nighthawk, America’s first stealth attack aircraft, is still flying around the Nellis Range Complex years after it’s official … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: VFC-12 “FIGHTING OMARS” GET FULLY SPLINTERED!

Previous posts: http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/24/vfc-12-fighting-omars-are-about-to-get-splintered/ http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/31/splinter-hornet-update/ We have been following F/A-18A+ #162909’s progression from vanilla line Hornet to SU-35 imposter for a couple weeks now and here she finally is in her new duds, ready to ambush experienced and inexperienced naval aviators … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: NAVAIR’S F-5N FLEET GROUNDED DUE TO EXTENSIVE WING CRACKING?

I just got a good tip on this, I am in the process of finding out more. The Navy’s fleet of ex-Swiss F-5Es, now referred to as F-5Ns for NAVAIR’s use, apparently has been totally grounded after wing cracks were … Read the rest of this entry

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VFC-12 “FIGHTING OMARS” ARE ABOUT TO GET SPLINTERED!

*UPDATE: Click Here! Posted below is a little hint of things to come on the NAS Oceana apron. VFC-12 is painting one of their A+ Hornets up in splinter camouflage, similar to what has been seen flying on the latest … Read the rest of this entry

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