Let’s Talk About The Secretive RQ-170 Sentinel Photographed In Flight Over California Desert Recently

The RQ-170 Sentinel photographed over the Californian desert a week ago. (Photo: @point_mugu_skies) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Secretive_RQ-170_Sentinel_Spotted_1.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Secretive_RQ-170_Sentinel_Spotted_1.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> The drone, apparently in a test configuration, was spotted over the desert south

Read More

WATCH: The Challengers Go Air-to-Air in Their TA-4J Skyhawks

VC-10 Flew an Amazing Array of Aircraft Over Nearly 50 Years of History Fleet Composite Squadron TEN (VC-10) flew McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawks modified to carry air-to-ground ordnance and AIM-9…

Read More

WATCH: Fat Albert Rockets Into Airshow Skies

JATO Takeoffs Were Both Awesome to Behold and to Experience The Blue Angels retired their long-serving Lockheed Martin C-130T Hercules, AKA Fat Albert, AKA C-130T Bureau Number (BuNo) 164763 and…

Read More

Draken International Acquires Soon-To-Be Retired F-16s From Netherlands And Norway

File photo of a Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 landing during the recent exercise “Gioia Falcon”. (Photo: Author) ” data-medium-file=”https://i0.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Draken_Buys_F-16_Fleet_1.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i0.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Draken_Buys_F-16_Fleet_1.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> The 24 Vipers will join the company’s fleet

Read More

This Video Provides Another Look At The F-22 Raptor Covered With A Mirror-Like Coating

A screenshot from the video embedded in the article, showing the F-22 Raptor in mirror-like coating about to land at Nellis AFB. (Image credit: via Rich Traiano/The Nellis Spotter) ”

Read More

Quick Thoughts From My Return to Long-Haul Flying

Is it time to fly again? It’s a decision we all need to make for ourselves. But as COVID rates downtrended in some parts of the world, and with at

Read More

Wreckage Of The British F-35B Ditched In the Mediterranean Sea Has Been Recovered

A Royal Air Force F-35B prepares to depart from the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier during the CSG21 cruise. (Photo: Royal Navy). In the box: a screenshot of the video

Read More

Polish Air Force F-16s Carry Out First Intercept during ‘PKW Orlik 10’ Baltic Air Policing Rotation

The Russian Il-20 intercepted by the Polish Air Force over the Baltic. (Image Credit: Polish Air Force/NATO Aircom) ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Polish-Air-Force-first-intercept.jpg?fit=460%2C257&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Polish-Air-Force-first-intercept.jpg?fit=706%2C394&ssl=1″ /> The Polish Vipers have intercepted a Russian Il-20

Read More

Flying a Cessna over western New England – an AvGeek’s childhood dream achieved

0B5, aka Turners Falls Municipal Airport in Turners Falls, Mass. This is the airport where my AvGeek obsession first took flight, and I finally got to land and take off

Read More

Exploring an Abandoned L1011 TriStar on a Beach in West Africa

What a view! Could you imagine just seeing an L1011 on the beach? – Photo: Jerome de Vries I was recently in Cotonou for a 24-hour layover. Cotonou is the

Read More