The eagle-eyed Brummies have their eyes on the skies following recent sightings of rare and striking military aircraft flying over the Midlands. As if the amazing Air Beluga’s emergency landing at Birmingham Airport hadn’t generated enough excitement, plane-spotters have had their fill of intriguing military planes to film over theRead More →

The Russian A-100 ‘Premier’ Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft made its first flight with its radar system on, Tass reported. The test flight was announcement on February 10 by the state-owned company Rostec. The A-100, also known as the “flying radar”, took off from aircraft manufacturer Beriev’sRead More →

The National Museum of the US Air Force will continue to offer visitors unique opportunities to see up close inside a different aircraft in the collection each month on select days. Visitors have the chance to take a look inside the McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom IIRead More →

Critics of the government have no shortage of legitimate things to complain about. Even putting ‘partygate’ aside, there is a buffet of disappointments ranging from the abandonment of planning reform to the facilitation of Pen Farthing’s senseless airlift of animals from Kabul. But Liz Truss’ decision to fly to AustraliaRead More →

Commercial aircraft manufacturers have long engaged in lucrative business to support the defense industry, and Airbus is no different. While the public marvels at Airbus’ latest jetliners, the top brass of national armies marvel at its war-ready troop transport, in-flight refueling and military cargo planes. A German Luftwaffe Airbus A400.Read More →

Acclaimed author Robert Whiting has such close ties to Japan that the first edition of his memoir Tokyo Junkie: 60 years of bright lights and alleyways…and baseball was released in Japanese. Then the editors of the English edition, for some reason, decided not to include his material on espionage. ThisRead More →

Recreational aircraft at an Icon Aircraft manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: Bloomberg) The FBI and a US investment screening committee are investigating a Chinese investment in an aerospace startup following allegations of improper technology transfer to China, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by TheRead More →

Publication date: 01/17/2022 Dangerous weather conditions and poor aircraft maintenance played a role in the Murcia plane crash A military judge investigating the tragic death of a pilot after his plane crashed in the Mediterranean off La Manga has found serious clues that the Spanish Air Force may be ‘directlyRead More →