News archive June 2014

23rd June 2014

16 June: An ultra-rare warbird has once again taken to the skies for the first time in 48 years! A 1947 deHavilland B.35 Mosquito, CF-HML (s/n VR796), made its first post-restoration flight at Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. The pilot was Steve Hinton. The aircraft will soon be based in Vancouver, BC. There are now two airworthy Mosquitos in the world.

15 June: A 1961 Lockheed SP-2H Neptune firebomber, N4692A (Tanker 48), was forced to land with its nose landing gear not locked in the “down” position at Fresno, California., USA. Despite putting out a dramatic shower of sparks as its nose touched down on the runway, the aircraft was not believed to seriously damaged.

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Apache Guardians deploy to Hawaii

6 Squadron Mark Relocation to RAF Lossiemouth

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Mig-29 Fulcrum jets releasing flares over Armenia from the GoPro camera point of view

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[Video] B-2 Stealth Bomber refuels over UK

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Photo brings you aboard F-16 flying along with an AH-64 Apache

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Unique formation: F-15, F-22, Su-30, Mig-29N, BAE Hawk and F/A-18 flying together

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Australia’s first EA-18G enters production

US House approves defence spending bill, blocks A-10 retirement

Sikorsky-Boeing select T55 to power SB-1 Defiant demonstrator

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Saab flies new countermeasures pod on Gripen

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France retires last Mirage F1s

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Martin-Baker replaces final T-38 ejection seat

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Jordan to expand gunship fleet with C295 conversion

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UK orders lightweight missiles for naval Wildcat

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Royal Air Force Typhoons Intercept Multiple Russian Aircraft

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Canada, Sikorsky Agree New Deal on CH-148 Helicopter Deliveries

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Airbus Helicopters presents defense lineup at Eurosatory 2014

The Bell 429 Completing Successful EMS Missions in Russia

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3rd CAB upgraded with UH-60M

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Osprey awareness key to understanding

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Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Simultaneous Manned, Unmanned Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the Littoral Combat Ship

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US Army Europe aviators arrive in Poland

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RAF Soars Over Buckingham Palace for Queen’s Birthday

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RAF Flying High In New Chinook Helicopter

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Awesome GoPro video gives flight deck inspector’s view of F/A-18 final check and cat launch

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Is this Japan’s First Indigenous Stealth Jet Prototype?

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Russian Bombers Fly 50 Miles off California. F-22s and F-15s intercept them

US offers Singapore F-16 training deal worth $251 million

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A400M delivery rate poised to take off

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Airbus tanker customers to get enhanced MRTT

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Irkut bullish on Yak-130 prospects

US House panel backs EA-18 and, F-35, but nixes A-10 and OH-58

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Saudi Arabia gets first six PC-21 trainers

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Airbus discloses multiple C295 orders

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Fire damages PAK-FA prototype on landing

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Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets

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Saudi Air Force Completes Transatlantic F-15 Deployment for Red Flag 2014

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Above the Battlefield: Israel’s Intelligence in the Air

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F-22s Deploy to Malaysia for Exercise

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Army aviators fill Washington skies

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Selfie with Dreamliner: F-16 pilot takes self-portrait photo with Boeing 787 on his left wing

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Video shows Iraqi Mi-35 gunships attack and destroy ISIS terrorists convoy

Lockheed bullish on F-16 upgrade revival

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Iraq Accepts First Lockheed Martin F-16 Aircraft

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Canadian, Jordanian SOF conduct CBRN training during Eager Lion 2014

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VMM-363 celebrates 62nd anniversary of service, unveils new insignia

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Armed EC725 undergoes flight tests in Brazil

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10,000 Flight Hours for Italian A129 in Afghanistan

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D-Day Typhoon Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

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[Photos & Video] Two U.S. B-2 Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford, UK

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Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers have just arrived in UK for a quite unusual overseas deployment

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Videos show Ukrainian surveillance plane shot down by MANPADS (and crew jump from it)

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Poland opens a new highway strip in southeast part of country

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Taliban Video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchange reveals several details about U.S. Army planes and choppers involved in the handover

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AN-70 transport aircraft makes test flight progress

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Ecuador Air Force orders three C295 aircraft

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Poland moves ahead with helicopter purchase

Russia selects engine supplier for new bomber: report

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Three F-35B Lightning IIs to fly at RIAT 2014

Pentagon report highlights China’s airpower development

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Iraq regains fighter power with F-16IQ delivery

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RAC MiG boss eyes fifth-generation fighter

Boeing defence chief guns for fighter deals

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Canadian fighter debate intensifies

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F-35 Lightning II Aircraft Demonstrates Air-To-Air Combat Capability

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Final F-35A Delivered to Eglin AFB

1 June: A 1968 SIAI-Marchetti/Aermacchi F.260, N7895 (c/n 123), landed in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA with the nose landing gear only partially extended, leading to substantial damage. The pilot was not injured.

3 June: A 1943 Boeing PT-17/A75N1 Stearman, N505V, ground-looped after landing in McCall, Idaho, USA. The pilot was not injured.