ntsb calls for special operating rules for alaska air tours
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NTSB Calls For Special Operating Rules for Alaska Air Tours

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday published a letter urging the FAA to develop and implement new airspace regulations for Ketchikan, Alaska, a popular air tour area. The proposed framework of regulations would be, according to the NTSB release, “…specific to Ketchikan to require more conservative flight visibility minimums and enhanced weather training …

lessons learned in ukraine helped shape falcon strike 22 the 5th gen centric european red flag
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Lessons Learned In Ukraine Helped Shape Falcon Strike 22, The 5th Gen-Centric ‘European Red Flag’

Italian F-35A and F-35B closely follow a C-130J during a photographic session for Falcon Strike 2022. (Photo: Alessandro Fucito) Designed for 5th gen fighter jets, Falcon Strike 2022 increased interoperability and cooperation to obtain the air dominance, taking also into account the lessons learned from the current situation in Ukraine. Exercise Falcon Strike 2002, held …

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 …

turkeys first indigenous unmanned fighter aircraft carries out autonomous taxi tests
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Turkey’s First Indigenous Unmanned Fighter Aircraft Carries Out Autonomous Taxi Tests

The new Kizilelma drone during its ground tests. (Image credit: Baykar) The Bayraktar Kizilelma drone has successfully completed the first autonomous taxi and take-off roll test. Baykar, the Turkish aerospace company that produces the Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Combat Vehicles which have played a starring role both in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War and in the Ukrainian war, …