25 November 2013

China launches stealth drone

China is going at drones as well! This morning has seen the maiden flight of the first Chinese stealth drone. The first Chinese stealth unmanned combat drone conducted a successful maiden flight according to accounts by Chinese media and photos taken from a popular Chinese military website. Lijian, or “sharp sword” in […]
17 November 2013

Declassified CIA documents finally acknowledges area 51

Declassified CIA documents finally acknowledges area 51.Groom Lake finally exists and is recognized. This has been one of the most and longest US national security denials. The revelation has come to light thanks to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request by the National Security Archive at George Washington University (GWU). Area 51, […]
4 November 2013

What is VSTOL ?

This strange acronym stands for Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing aircraft. It actually describes a system whereby the aircraft is designed to take-off and land on very short runways, and air strips. The technology has been developed in the 1950s, and pushed today to aircrafts capable of hovering to take off […]
7 October 2013

The F-35 has a few problems ? 719 exactly…

We love jet fighters, we fly them, and one of the greatest of all time is the F-35. Implemented with all forces, stealthy and truly able, the F-35 is one of those aircraft any pilot would dream of flying. However, a new report tends to demonstrate that the F-35 has a few […]
30 September 2013

Video – F-16 flies without pilot

23 September 2013

End of the fighter season

Summer has already gone and we are now looking at fall with some great experiences. First on the agenda, we will be flying in the South of France in Clermont Ferrand from the 11th October to the 15th October. We will take part in Cervolix, which is one of the best aerial […]
2 September 2013

Jet fighter rides this summer

We have been lazy on the blog front this summer primarily because we have been sooooo busy flying. What a great summer it has been. Great weather, good temperatures and a nice cold ice tea at the end of the day. We have met fantastic people during this past two months and […]
29 July 2013

The end of the Thunderbolt

That’s the end of the A-10 Thunderbolt operations in Europe as the last squadron was deactivated last June. For 71 years, the men and women of this fine squadron have ensured America’s security. The 81st Fighter Squadron piloted many of the most iconic and legendary aircraft the world has ever seen. Fiscal […]
15 July 2013

Testing the X-47B

Are we getting closer and closer to a world of aviation without pilots ? Recent tests have been carried out on a civilian airliner, and more currently, drones are setting up the pace in the Middle East. Now, on July 10th, the Navy moved one step closer to integrating unmanned aircraft into […]