Category: Notizie Estero

IJNAS ace Tomokazu Kasai has passed away

Former Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) ace Tomokazu Kasai has passed away on Jan. 9. He was 94 years old. Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons He flew the A6M and N1K-J. Scoring 10 kills. For more information, hit the Source below Source
Spitfire woman passed away at age 103

Spitfire woman passed away at age 103

Eleanor Wadsworth, one of the last surviving women who delivered warplanes to the frontlines during the second world war has passed away. Wadsworth had said that her favorite aircraft was the Spitfire and she flew more than 130 times on it. For more information, hit the Source below Source

Pentagon’s weapons tester faults EMALS and AAG

The Pentagon’s Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) latest assessment of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) installed on USS Gerald R. Ford remains pessimistic, Bloomberg reports. Robert Behler assessment covers 3,975 launches and landing operations that ran from November 2019 through September 2020. In his report, Behler said the […]

Five ANG F-16s sustained catastrophic damage in Kuwait 2 years ago

The U.S. Air Force has disclosed an accident in Kuwait two years ago that caused catastrophic damage to five F-16Cs from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard. While at Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, a severe windstorm hit the area and caused sunshades to collapse on seven of the F-16s parked on the flight […]

Sri Lanka in talks to overhaul five Kfirs

Sri Lanka Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana has disclosed that his service is in talks with Israel to overhaul five Kfir fighters. Chamal Pathirana, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Pathirana added that the cabinet has allocated $49 million for the upgrade. The talks will be finalized this month. He added that two […]