Russia in talks with Turkey to sell Su-57 fighter jet after US suspends F-35

A prototype of the Su-57 in flight at the MAKS 2011 air show. (wikipedia coomons) Russia is in talks with Turkey to sell its Su-57 stealth fighter jet to the NATO member state, a senior Russian official said on Wednesday, state media reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was shown the advanced fighter [...]

By | August 28th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|1 Comment

Spanish Air Force commander dies after jet crashes into sea

A C-101 Aviojet aircraft of the Honduran air force sits on the flight line with its canopy open. Some of these Spanish-designed trainer/light attack jets in service in South America are manufactured under license in Chile. (Wikipedia Commons) A Spanish Air Force commander was killed Monday when his military aircraft plunged into the [...]

By | August 26th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

“We lost another one,” Shaw Air Force base confirms death of Airman

An Airman at South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base has been confirmed dead, according to the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing. “Here we are again, I can’t believe it,” 20th FW commander Colonel Derek O’Malley said in a Facebook video, announcing the death of one of his Airmen. “I wake up everyday, my command [...]

By | August 14th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured, General|9 Comments

Hackers expose 54 vulnerabilities within the Air Force cloud

Airmen with the 68th Network Warfare Squadron monitor Air Force communications to analyze disclosures of critical information and perform data loss prevention at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 25, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) The US Air Force’s cloud network has been strengthened, thanks to hackers willing to [...]

By | August 13th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Lt. Colonel at Dyess Air Force Base relieved of command

Lt. Col. Pete Leija, shown here as a major during a 2015 change of command ceremony, was removed from command of the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas Aug. 5, 2019. (Naoto Anazewa/Air Force) The commander of the 317th Maintenance Squadron in Texas has been relieved of command [...]

Air Force investigating whether fighter pilots are at increased risk of prostate cancer

U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper pilots assigned to the 20th Operations Group fly their aircraft in formation over Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, June 27, 2019. The pilots participated in a mass aircraft dispersal exercise which consisted of launching, flying and recovering approximately 60 F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn [...]

By | July 30th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|2 Comments

Body of Air Force lieutenant colonel has been found in Colorado

The body of an Air Force lieutenant colonel has been recovered after he was reported to have gone missing while hiking in the Colorado mountains.

By | July 29th, 2019|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments