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Exercise INIOHOS 2018 “Act with awareness”

The largest joint medium scale air warfare exercise in Greece, named INIOHOS 2018, took place from March 12 until March 23 2018. The INIOHOS exercise was first created in the 80s for the Hellenic Forces as a small scale air…

Dream Soar

In a very hot afternoon of the end of June, Cagliari Elmas International Airport welcomed the arrival of Shaesta Waiz’s piston powered Beechcraft Bonanza A36. The 29 y.o. girl is the first certified civilian female Afghan pilot who is making…

NATO E-3A Component 35th Anniversary

GEILENKIRCHEN, Germany – The NATO Air Base has celebrated 35 years of NATO AWACS presence in Geilenkirchen with an Open Days event. Over 37,000 guests passed through the air base from July 1 – 2, 2017 to mark this special occasion.…

Rockwell B-1Bs LANCERs strategic bombers at RAF Fairford

Last June 2017 three Rockwell B-1B Lancers strategic bombers from the 28th Bomb Wing (BW) assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, joined three B-52H Stratofortresses strategic bombers at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire, in order to support the exercises…

EBACE 2017

The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry’s most important event in Europe. EBACE is jointly hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)…

A La Chasse! 100th Anniversary ItAF’s Fighters Groups

On Saturday morning, June 24, 2017 the airport “Corrado Baccarini ” of Grosseto, home of the 4° Stormo, hosted the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Gruppi Caccia (Fighters Squadrons) of the Aeronautica Militare. This important event has been…

“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…