Red Flag 17-3 Report

By: Category: EventsMilitary Exercise

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The first of two summer Red Flag exercises was held at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert from July 10th to 28th. This iteration of Flag (RF 17-3) is the one RF training event of the year to have no foreign participation. One of the biggest take-aways from this exercise was the ability to integrate four different fifth-generation platforms into a Red Flag exercise.

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For the first time, F-35As from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, F-35Bs from VMFA-211, MCAS Yuma, F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, and B-2s from the 393rd Bomber Squadron, Whiteman AFB, all shared the airspace and executed missions simultaneously over the Nevada Test and Training Range...

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The Stewart – New York Air Show in Review

By: Category: AirshowsLuke AFBMilitarySky Writing

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Here’s a story about a now firmly-established, mid-sized U.S. East Coast Air Show with a good cross section of local and national aviation talent that always is entertaining.

The 2017 New York Air Show blasted into Stewart International Airport, New York, on Saturday and Sunday July 1st and 2nd, 2017. It was a big hit! Normally it’s pretty quiet up here at Stewart, about five miles west of the Hudson River near the city of Newburgh, an old industrial town right on the river...

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T.F. Green Airport/KPVD, Friday July 14, 2017

By: Category: Airports Around the World

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Air Force 2 was an anticipated visitor on a cloudy, hazy day at KPVD, for the National Governors Association Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.   A group of corporate and state government aircraft were expected to arrive and depart during the last day of the gathering, but in the end, the amount of traffic wasn’t overwhelming. Still it was a great time to be outdoors and see a few different types of airliners and corporate transports, as well as the Vice President’s C-32A.

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“Hornet Zero One” Carries Canada 150 Color Scheme With It This Year

By: Category: AirshowsSpecial paint

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If you are anything like me, I enjoy seeing special paint schemes on fighter aircraft. Arguably, nobody is doing it better and more consistently than than the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Every year before the airshow season starts I anxiously await what supreme design will adorn the RCAF CF-118 known as ‘Hornet 01’. This years design theme is ‘Canada 150’ , a celebration of the nations 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The specially painted CF-118 Hornet features the official logo for ‘Canada 150′ placed throughout the design. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf...

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