Goodbye (and Good Riddance) 2020: Our Best Stories From the Worst Year

Happy new year, AvGeeks! As you might know, at the end of every year we take a walk down memory lane, reviewing our favorite stories from the previous 365 days

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We Went To Los Llanos Air Base For Tactical Leadership Programme 2021-4

https:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/davidparody\/) These images are protected by copyright. You CANNOT copy or republish any of these photos without written consent of the photographer even if you retain the watermark (if present)

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The Sriwijaya Air Crash: A Brief Rundown of What We Know

Unfortunately we’re only a few days into 2021 and we already have our first major airline crash. Keeping it brief, here’s the basics of what we know: The airline: Sriwijaya

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Score! GOL Airlines 737 Flight Review

Are you in the mood for a trip down to South America? I was down in Brazil last year and got my first chance to fly a couple of local

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Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s Successfully Complete Ex. ‘Gioia Falcon’ With The Italian Air Force

A F-16 of the RNLAF with a celebratory special tail takes off for a training mission during Gioia Falcon. In the corner: the patch created for the exercise. (All images

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Head-to-Head Battle: Comparing Air France and KLM in Business Class

Just like the 2020 Olympics, the AvGeek sports circuit has been on hold while we’ve been socially distancing. What AvGeek sports circuit, you might ask? Well, there’s the 100m sprint

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We Tried America’s Newest Airline and It Was a Breeze

We recently flew Breeze Airways from Tampa (TPA) to Tulsa (TUL). Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of the airline, as it launched barely four months ago. Two Breeze

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F-35B Drops First GBU-53/B StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II

F-35B of VX-23 dropping for the first time the GBU-53/B StormBreaker. In the box: the bomb with its wings unfolded. (Photos: Raytheon) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/F-35B_First_SDBII_Drop_1-1.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/F-35B_First_SDBII_Drop_1-1.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> During the test, a

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Croatia Buys Second-Hand Rafales From France To Replace MiG-21s

File photo of two French Rafales. (Photo: Dassault) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Croatia_Second-Hand_Rafale_top.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Croatia_Second-Hand_Rafale_top.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> The signing of the contract follows the selection of Rafale earlier this year, after a first acquisition of

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RAAF Bids Farewell To The F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet

Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A Hornet aircraft, A21-002, departs for the last time from RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory. (Image credit: RAAF) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/RAAF-Legacy-Hornet-retirement.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/RAAF-Legacy-Hornet-retirement.jpg?fit=706%2C395&ssl=1″ /> Australia formally retired the

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