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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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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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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: INVERTED AERIAL REFUELING!

You have to hand it to the Kiwis, they flew the hell out of their Skyhawks back in the day. Eight of which will be coming to the US as the cornerstone of Draken International’s blooming commerical adversary force. Read … Read the rest of this entry

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NEW AGGRESSOR IN THE COMMERCIAL ADVERSARY SUPPORT GAME: DRAKEN INTERNATIONAL BETS BIG ON RED AIR

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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The KAI T-50 Has Big Supporters In The Israeli Defense Industry

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=247085 This article fails to mention that the T-50’s competitor, the Aermacchi M346 crashed on its departure from the Dubai Air Show recently. Although this is a superficial fact at this time, crashes like this never bode well for a competitive program such as this. I … 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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SHAMELESS PLUG: SPECIAL FEATURE IN THIS MONTHS COMBAT AIRCRAFT MONTHLY

Go pick up the best military aviation magazine in the world for my in-depth special feature on the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC. These guys are a private air force for hire, flying retired fighter and attack … Read the rest of this entry

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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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