Saturday, December 4
USAF Maj. Michelle “Mace” Curran, Thunderbird #5, to Leave Team
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USAF Maj. Michelle “Mace” Curran, Thunderbird #5, to Leave Team

Facebook Post Announces “Career Pivot” For Popular F-16 Lead Solo. In a Facebook post from Wednesday afternoon, October 27, 2021, USAF Maj. Michelle Curran, call sign “Mace”, announced she is, “about to make a big [...] The post USAF Maj. Michelle “Mace” Curran, Thunderbird #5, to Leave Team appeared first on The Aviationist.
Ladies And Gentlemen, Here’s The World’s First Two-Seat Stealth Fighter. And It’s Chinese.
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Ladies And Gentlemen, Here’s The World’s First Two-Seat Stealth Fighter. And It’s Chinese.

After a lot of rumours, the two-seater J-20 eventually broke cover. Its official designation is not known yet. Someone called it the J-20S or the J-20B. Whatever, the world’s first ever two-seat stealth fighter jet [...] The post Ladies And Gentlemen, Here’s The World’s First Two-Seat Stealth Fighter. And It’s Chinese. appeared first on The Aviationist.
Watch The Thunderous Night Launch Of Two B-1 Bombers From RAF Fairford
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Watch The Thunderous Night Launch Of Two B-1 Bombers From RAF Fairford

Stunning video shows two BONEs taking off after sunset. The B-1 bombers of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently deployed to RAF Fairford, UK, as part of Bomber Task Force Europe, are quite busy (even [...] The post Watch The Thunderous Night Launch Of Two B-1 Bombers From RAF Fairford appeared first on The Aviationist.
Let’s Have A Closer Look At Leonardo’s Miysis Laser-Based Directional IR Countermeasure
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Let’s Have A Closer Look At Leonardo’s Miysis Laser-Based Directional IR Countermeasure

The Miysis DIRCM, already operational with multiple customers, is built on the company’s expertise on laser and electro-optic pointing and stabilisation systems. MAN-Portable Air-Defense Systems (MANPADS) are among the the biggest threats for low-flying aircraft: [...] The post Let’s Have A Closer Look At Leonardo’s Miysis Laser-Based Directional IR Countermeasure appeared first on The Aviationist.
U.S. MC-130J Lands On Highway In Sweden To Unload HIMARS Artillery System During Special Ops Exercise
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U.S. MC-130J Lands On Highway In Sweden To Unload HIMARS Artillery System During Special Ops Exercise

The MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft unloaded an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System that was then loaded onto a Swedish C-130 during recent drills on Gotland island. A really interesting training mission was [...] The post U.S. MC-130J Lands On Highway In Sweden To Unload HIMARS Artillery System During Special Ops Exercise appeared first on The Aviationist.
Up Close And Personal With The Polish MiG-29s At Minsk Mazowiecki Air Base
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Up Close And Personal With The Polish MiG-29s At Minsk Mazowiecki Air Base

Polish Air Force MiG-29s at work: night sorties of the Fulcrum are spectacular! Two weeks ago we were invited to visit the Minsk Mazowiecki airbase, near Warsaw, to witness the training sorties performed by the [...] The post Up Close And Personal With The Polish MiG-29s At Minsk Mazowiecki Air Base appeared first on The Aviationist.
Listen To The Russian Su-57 Felon’s Distinctive ‘Creepy’ Sound
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Listen To The Russian Su-57 Felon’s Distinctive ‘Creepy’ Sound

The Sukhoi Su-57’s engines generate a peculiar noise; a sort of “howl”. We have already talked about the peculiar engine sound of the Su-57 Felon, Russia’s 5th generation aircraft earlier this year, commenting a video [...] The post Listen To The Russian Su-57 Felon’s Distinctive ‘Creepy’ Sound appeared first on The Aviationist.
NATO’s Annual Nuclear Strike Exercise Underway In Southern Europe
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NATO’s Annual Nuclear Strike Exercise Underway In Southern Europe

“Steadfast Noon” gathers aircraft and personnel from 14 NATO countries. The bases used for the drills are Aviano AB and Ghedi, in Italy. NATO’s yearly “deterrence” exercise, codenamed “Steadfast Noon”, kicked off on Oct. 18, [...] The post NATO’s Annual Nuclear Strike Exercise Underway In Southern Europe appeared first on The Aviationist.