25 June 2012

Norway places firm order for the F-35

Norwegian Defence Minister Espen Barth Eide said the decision to move forward came after U.S. authorities confirmed their support to integrate a joint strike missile developed by the Norwegian conglomerate Kongsberg Gruppen ASA into the F-35 aircraft. The two aircraft authorized today are expected to be joined by a second pair in […]
18 June 2012

Raptor & Eurofighter in RedFlag Alaska

The US Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors are participating in their first Red Flag-Alaska war-games with German Eurofighter Typhoon fighters and other foreign aircraft. Poland is flying its first Red Flag with its new F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft while Japan has brought its Boeing F-15J Eagles. Pilots from the 3rd Wing’s […]
28 May 2012

Be a fighter pilot for a day!

Be a real fighter pilot ! We have started to have some serious fun with our friends in France, offering real air combat experience. Except of course, the shooting is laser guided, and if you shoot right, the smoke system engages and you can see your opponent smoking, just like the plane […]
8 May 2012

Fly the Fouga Magister in France

If you are travelling to France, there is one experience you should definitely try with us, and it is a reason on its own to travel to France : come and fly the Fouga Magister jet fighter. This aircraft is a beauty, with its recognizable V tail, but most importantly, it is […]
2 April 2012

Controlling aircrafts by gestures

Controlling drone aircraft could one day be as simple as waving your arms. Yale Song and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way of controlling drones taxiing on a runway using gestures. Drones can already land autonomously on aircraft carrier decks, but humans control them during taxiing. With […]
26 March 2012

In the cockpit of the F-22 Raptor

Want to see what it is like to fly the F-22 Raptor ? Check out this video. The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic […]
19 March 2012

Roll out of the last F-22 for USAF

The last F-22 Raptor to be built for the US Air Force took-off on its inaugural test flight earlier today with a company pilot at the helm, a Lockheed Martin executive says. “I was just watching the take-off of aircraft 4195, so it’s now made its first flight on its way to […]
13 March 2012

Air Combat and dogfight

It’s live very very soon and this is going to be very fun indeed : Air combat ! We have worked hard on this new experience where you take the controls of a light aircraft to experience something truly amazing: a real dogfight experience. After a morning briefing about flying an aircraft […]
15 February 2012

When Russia is playing with fire

Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force had to scramble fighter jets in response to flights by Russian military aircraft near Japanese airspace on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday citing the Defense Ministry. According to the ministry, a total of five Russian planes, including two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers, two Su-24 Fencer reconnaissance […]