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a c 2 greyhound pilot on the tradition of growing a mustache while underway on deployment
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A C-2 Greyhound Pilot On The Tradition Of Growing A Mustache While Underway On Deployment

Rob Roy and his copilot aboard a C-2 Greyhound. Here’s some background about one of the most famous traditions in the military. While their roots are not completely clear, “deployment mustaches” (i.e. a mustache grown by soldiers during a military deployment) have without any doubt become popular within the fighter pilot community during the Vietnam …

move over top gun maverick devotion is authentic aviation cinematography
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Move Over ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Devotion’ Is Authentic Aviation Cinematography

“Devotion” tells the true story of Korean War pilots Ensign Jesse Brown and Capt. Thomas Hudner. (Photo: via Sony Pictures) Devotion Tells Harrowing True Story with Incredible Aerial Scenes and Solid Cast. Let me save you some time: director J.D. Dillard’s new film, “Devotion”, really is better than “Top Gun: Maverick”. It really is. “Devotion” …

more than three dozen helicopters take part in exercise falcon autumn 2022
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More Than Three Dozen Helicopters Take Part In Exercise Falcon Autumn 2022

CH-47F Chinooks of 298 Squadron. (All images: Author) Falcon Autumn 2022 saw the participation of Dutch, U.S. and Polish helicopters. Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 18, 2022, exercise Falcon Autumn 2022 took place in the Netherlands. Over 1,000 troops and 37 helicopters from three nations trained together to prepare for large airborne operations. The participating …

u s and dutch f 35s have flown without radar reflectors during first week of falcon strike 2022
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U.S. And Dutch F-35s Have Flown Without Radar Reflectors During First Week Of ‘Falcon Strike 2022’

U.S. Air Force F-35A landing at Amendola without RCS Enhancers (All photos: Stefano D’Urso/The Aviationist) Some of 5th gen. aircraft have operated in “full stealth mode” to train in the most realistic scenarios. As we already reported, F-35s from Italy, United States and the Netherlands are training together at Amendola Air Base, in southern Italy, …

f 35s from italy u s and the netherlands train together during falcon strike 2022
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F-35s From Italy, U.S. And The Netherlands Train Together During ‘Falcon Strike 2022’

An Italian Air Force F-35A of the 6° Stormo (Wing) takes off for the daily main wave of the Exercise Falcon Strike 2022 at Amendola Air Base. (All photos: Stefano D’Urso/The Aviationist) The large-scale exercise focuses on fifth and fourth-generation integration, with F-35s flying both as Blue and Red Air. From November 15 to 28, …

multiple nations investigating chinaac280c299s efforts to recruit western pilots
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Multiple Nations Investigating China’s Efforts To Recruit Western Pilots

File photo of a Royal Air Force Typhoon pilot preparing to start the jet for a training mission. (Photo: Royal Air Force) Western pilots approached with remunerative contracts to provide training to Chinese pilots. After reports about British pilots being targeted by China trying to recruit them to train the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, …