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Sorry I have taken a few days off guys, needed a little break, thanks for your patience…
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/
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.
*A big thanks to Rob “Nuts” DeStasio for sending this over.
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
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
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
*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
ATAC LOSES ANOTHER… I have to be honest here, I really hate writing anything having to do with the loss of an aircrew, but having done two of these with the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company in the headline within the … Read the rest of this entry
I have been following ECA Program’s progress, or seemingly lack thereof, for some time now. A couple of years ago it was said that the company was close to working out a deal with Iceland to base a substantially large … Read the rest of this entry
During a fantastic brief put on by the 99th ABW Public Affairs unit at Nellis AFB during last month’s RED FLAG air war exercise, I asked the commanding officer of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, the guys who fly those eclectically … Read the rest of this entry
My condolences to my friends over at the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC). They do amazing things training our service people for battle while saving the taxpayer money in the process. Its a risky job, and they are heroes for … Read the rest of this entry
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