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Added: APROC 2017 Rivolto, Italy

MilAvia - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:53
Last June, the Air-centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course training exercise of the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) took place with French Caracals and Fennecs, Polish Mi-24s and W-3s, and Italian helicopters operating from Rivolto, Italy, with AMX air support.

Added: Italian Fighter Squadrons' Centennial

MilAvia - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:46
The Italian Air Force celebrates 100 years of its Gruppi Caccia this year. At the event at Grosseto air base. the IX, X, XII, and XVIII Gruppo each presented their Typhoon with centenary squadron markings, while.the XIII Gruppo of 32° Stormo presented their brand new F-35A Lightning II with unit markings.

Upgraded: Air Shows Calendar Search

MilAvia - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:39
Upgraded the search function for the air shows calendar.

Added: First Airbus A400M of the Spanish Air Force

MilAvia - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 04:42
The Spanish Air Force's new Airbus A400M turboprop transport aircraft has entered service with Ala 31 since its delivery late last year. Designated T.23-01 in Spain, the first A400M was formally presented to the media last month at Zaragoza and in flight.

Added: RCAF CF-18 Demo "Canada 150" visit CWH Museum

MilAvia - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:25
The RCAF CF-18 Hornet 'Canada 150' Demo aircraft visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, in support of the museum's involvement with the upcoming Brantford Community Charity Air Show. Photo report giving a good look at the 'Canada 150' paintjob and markings, as well as the CWH Museum's Lancaster.

Added: Rhode Island Air Show 2017

MilAvia - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 19:05
The Rhode Island Air Show 2017 hosted by the RI National Guard made up the absence of its jet formation display team with double performances by the USMC AV-8 Harrier, USN F/A-18F Super Hornet, and USAF F-16 Viper. AH-64 Apaches and a CH-47 Chinook joined this year's combined arms demonstration

Added: F-35A Lightning II First Deployment to Europe

MilAvia - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:59
In April 2017, the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fifth generation multi-role stealth fighters from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, started the F-35's first operational deployment to Europe. The F-35 deployed to RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom to fly exercises with the 48th Fighter Wing F-15C and F-15E.

Added: Planes of Fame 2017

MilAvia - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:16
The Planes of Fame Air Museum hosted its annual air show on May 6-7. The museum's P-38J Lightning joined the USAF F-35A Lightning II heritage flight. The museum's collection were joined by other flying warbirds, gathering five F4U/FG-1D Corsairs, two Japanese Zeros, and more. Report with 180 photos!

Added: Exercise INIOHOS 2017 Andravida, Greece

MilAvia - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:08
The Hellenic Air Force hosted the annual multinational exercise "Iniohos" from March 27 to April 6. This year the United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16E/F Block 60 Desert Falcons deployed to Andravida to participate in the exercise, in addition to Italian AMX, Israeli F-16 "Barak 2020" fighters and G550 "Nahshon-Eitam", US and Greek Vipers.

Added: Aero 150 Air Show Gatineau, Canada

MilAvia - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 19:08
Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary the Aero150 air show was hosted at Gatineau, home of the Vintage Wings of Canada collection, and attended by the Patrouille de France on their North America Tour and of course the Canadian Snowbirds and other RCAF aircraft, the Hawk and Aurora flying displays too.

Added: The End for the Greek RF-4E Phantoms : The end of the film!

MilAvia - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 09:41
On May 5th, 2017, the official retirement ceremony of the Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom II took place at Larissa air base. Along with the aircraft, the 348th TRS ceased operations indefinitely after 64 years of service. It was the end of the last Recce Phantoms remaining in Europe, the last Recce Phantoms of NATO. The end of the film!

Added: RNZAF Air Tattoo 2017 Ohakea

MilAvia - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 14:06
The Royal New Zealand Air Force commemorated its 80th anniversary with a true Air Tattoo at Ohakea airbase in February 2017. In addition to the RNZAF heavies, helicopters and heritage, the Black Falcons aerobatic display team made their debut. The RAAF F/A-18 and PACAF F-16 delivered the jet noise. Includes article on the A400M as potential C-130H replacement.

Added: The Italian Air Force's Helicopter Flight School

MilAvia - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 08:03
The Italian Air Force;s 72° Stormo located at Frosinone form the Helicopter Flight School for Italian rotary-winged units and also aims to increase the number of international students. Its TH-500 helicopters are nowadays joined by the two-engine UH-139 as well as a TH-500 simulator.

Added: Hellenic Air Force 120 Air Training Wing

MilAvia - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:38
Added over 40 more images to the Hellenic Air Force 120 Air Training Wing photo report, including images of the T-6 simulator, T-6 Texan II tailart, T-2 Buckeye tailart, T-6 Texan II walk-around and the Daedalus demo aircraft.