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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:13 pm

On 14 December 2020, the first Ejército del Aire (EdA, Spanish Air Force) Pilatus PC-21 conducted its maiden flight from the Pilatus Flugzeugwerke factor...

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:33 pm

Wow...what a shot! Check out the Warbird Heritage Foundation’s F-86 captured by Luigino Caliaro
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:54 pm

2020 revealed some nice Chinese gems. Depicted is a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN, China Naval Aviation) Xian H-6J bomber. The H-6J, with serial nu...

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:44 am

On 7 January 2021, two Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing flew towards the Middle East to conduct training operations with Royal ...

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:46 pm

The first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is seen at Everett/Snohomish County-Paine Field (WA). On 8 January 2021, Dan...

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:21 am

Touch-roll-touch in an F-104G by the legendary Belgian Air Force pilot Bill Ongena!

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:23 pm

With its nose wheel in height adjusted, North American FJ-3M Fury with BuNo 141379, is ready for take off from the US aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge III ...

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:09 pm

On 27 January 2021, US Air Force teams Barksdale and Travis hooked up over the US Central Command area of responsibility.

Depicted are 2nd Bomb Wing flagship B-52H Stratofortress with serial 60-0002/LA originating from Barksdale AFB (LA). The strategic bomber is being refueled by a KC-10A Extender of the 60th Air Mobility Wing with serial 83-0076. The tanker is normally based at Travis AFB (CA).

Sending again strategic message to Iran, the Stratofortress flew a long-range direct sortie from Barksdale to the Middle East. This was the third of such flights this year and the first under the new Biden administration. More flights are expected.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:01 pm

A Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-15SG has been adorned with special commemorative tail art representing ten years of F-15SG operations on Singapore soil.

The aircraft, tail number 8328, is seen here taking off from Paya Lebar air base during sunset on 2 February 2021, 18:45 hrs local time.

The first of forty ordered F-15SGs was rolled out in November 2008, with initial deliveries taking place with the 428th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home AFB (ID) in May 2009.

The first five airframes to arrive in Singapore landed at Paya Lebar on 5 April 2010. The first operational F-15SG squadron in Singapore was 149 Squadron.

SGN F 15E 1 320Two F-15SG squadron are active at Paya Lebar air base, 142 Squadron Gryphon and 149 Squadron Shikra. At Mountain Home AFB (ID), the 428th Fighter Squadron Buccaneers is the third RSAF Strike Eagle squadron.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:16 pm

Our Scramble Magazine military editor for the USA, Rob van Disseldorp is at the scene ...

USA USAF F 16 2 RobvD 320Red Flag 21-1 (see Scramble News 24 January 2021, "Peacetime Batlefield") is in full-swing and these are his first images.

This Red Flag edition only sees US based units from the US Air Force and the US Navy plus of course the Draken International adversary aircraft. Like Red Flag 21-1, the upcoming two Red Flag editions will see only US based units.

So write down in your calender the Red Flag 21-2 and Red Flage 21-3 editions in March 2021 (8 to 19 March 2021) and July/August 2021 (19 July to 6 August 2021).

Enjoy!
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