Aircraft

Russian planes intercepted over the North Sea by RAF planes

RAF fighter jets intercepted Russian military planes over the North Sea near British airspace, the air force said. The Typhoons Quick Reaction Alert were launched from RAF Lossiemouth in northern Scotland and were joined by an RAF Voyager to provide in-flight refueling. They intercepted a pair of TU-142 “Bear-F” maritime …

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Why are they called “moose”

Air Force jets have a lot of nicknames. The legendary A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is called the Warthog because of its odd appearance and pugnacious spirit; The F-16 Fighting Falcon is called the Viper because it resembles the eponymous Battlestar Galactica spacecraft (according to some accounts), and the 60-year-old …

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Matheson: Aviation training schools are great neighbors

By Neal Matheson Regarding the recent letter to the editor “Why can’t aviation schools be great neighbors? In the Apache Junction / Gold Canyon Independent newspaper from July 2021: Aviation training schools are great neighbors. Trainer aircraft have been flying safely from Williams / Gateway and Falcon Field airports for …

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