Category: Featured articles

“Close Encounters” by George Karavantos

Planespotting from the ground is definitely one of the best hobbies ever, but Planespotting from the air is ever better! Our new contributor George Karavantos, is an airline pilot and works with Aegean Airlines, the main air carrier of Greece.…

The 74th “Flying Tiger” EFS in action in Bulgaria

Twelve A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Wing “Flying Tigers,” along with 350 supporting airmen, arrived in Amari Air Base, Estonia, Sept. 21st. The A-10s, pilots, and maintainers, are part of a Theater Security Package deployment out…

The Green Fleet Project by Raffaele Fusilli

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) entered the Mediterranean Sea June 13, in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Ike CSG ships are the centerpiece of the Great Green Fleet initiative, which emphasizes use of…

NATO Trident Juncture by Massimo Rossi

The NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise involved 36,000 personnel from more than 30 Allied and Partner Nations and took place throughout Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and also Canada, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Trident Juncture…

Italian Blade by Bruno Bevivino

From June 22 to July 3, Viterbo military airport, central Italy, hosted the Italian Blade exercise which involved 30 helicopters and 1000 people from 7 different European nations. The goal of this exercise was to create greater harmony, through their…

CONNIE! by Shervin Fonooni

The Super Constellation is a unique shape aircraft, with his dolphin shaped fuselage, four engines, a triple drift and long legs. This magnificent long-haul symbolizes the excellence of air transport in the 1950s, when air traveling was still a privilege…

… in Flight! by Simone Ciaralli

“India-November-November, cleared for line up and take-off, runway two-eight Right”. The words from Torino Aeritalia´s tower reach us like a relief. A relief from the heat that, at 9 o´clock in the morning, it´s already making its presence felt. Finally…

NATO TIGER MEET 2015

(by Csaba Czeilinger) The Tiger Meet, the annual NATO exercise, this year was hosted by the 192th squadron of the Turkish Air Force at Konya Airbase. The exercise run between 4th May and 16th May for the spottersday they choosed…