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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! 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: http://aviationintel.com/2012/08/07/new-aggressor-in-the-commercial-adversary-support-game-draken-international-bets-big-on-red-air/

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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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