CAF to vote on new HQ.

The Texas-based Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has recently decided to update its planning strategy in order to increase its profile and the relevance of its message to the general public, reports Richard Mallory Allnutt. The organisation will establish several «Airbases» around the USA which will be, for the most part, existing, well-established facilities within the CAF structure, featuring some of the more prominent aircraft within the fleet. However, each of these operations will transition into a more formal aviation museum, open to the general public on a daily basis with interactive displays, educational activities and events, which will include an

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STARTED FINAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 100th AND FIRST PLANE F-35 for the air base HATCH

In a press release, «Lockheed Martin» on July 25 reported that the plant in Fort Worth (Texas) started the final assembly of the 100th and the first F-35 aircraft that was created for the air base in the town Grendeyl flap, pcs . Arizona.   Ordinary plane takeoff and landing (CTOL), recognized as the AF-41, scheduled to arrive at an air base in the coming year. During the final assembly will be completed aircraft design, equipped with electronic and hydraulic systems. In addition, these systems will be tested in the process of testing the fuel system and the engine is

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STARTED FINAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 100th AND FIRST PLANE F-35 for the air base HATCH

In a press release, «Lockheed Martin» on July 25 reported that the plant in Fort Worth (Texas) started the final assembly of the 100th and the first F-35 aircraft that was created for the air base in the town Grendeyl flap, pcs . Arizona.   Ordinary plane takeoff and landing (CTOL), recognized as the AF-41, scheduled to arrive at an air base in the coming year. During the final assembly will be completed aircraft design, equipped with electronic and hydraulic systems. In addition, these systems will be tested in the process of testing the fuel system and the engine is

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At the airbase Eglin EXECUTED FIRST FLIGHT 500 F-35

On Friday, November 2, in Pervading training center on Eglin AFB (Fla.) made the 500th flight of aircraft F-35A ordinary takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35B and non-long takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL). Here F-35 flights were launched on March 6. Currently, the training center has 22 F-35 aircraft.   So Makar, for 238 days on Eglin AFB committed 500 flights, closing the gap before every 100 departures:   100th flight — July 12, made 123 for a day or 200th flight — August 24, made on a day or 44 300th flight — September 21, made 28 days 400th

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The crews of the Northern Fleet naval aviation work out the tactics of anti-submarine warfare

The crews of anti-submarine aircraft from the airbase naval aviation of the Northern Fleet (NF) started working out of the anti-submarine warfare tactics. With military airfields stationed in Murmansk and Vologda regions, naval aviation pilots lifted into the sky Tu-142 and Il-38.   In the course of the flight operations division airbase work out tactics, search, classification and tracking of submarines using sonar radar and anti-submarine detection, conduct training bombing of the marine and coastal landfills SF.

In addition to working out methods of combat training exercises marine pilots improve their skills over the course of

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Tomsk State airbase filled with pilot-observers

In Tomsk base of aviation protection of forests came two observer-pilot, trained at the Central database of aviation protection of forests in the Moscow region town of Pushkin. Before the arrival of newcomers in the region were only three such specialist.

Now the pilots are trained: to be eligible for independent flight operations, landing paratroopers and commandos they need to "bump" is not less than 100 hours.

During the execution of patrol missions airplane observer plots, acting as the navigator determines the coordinates of the detected fire, decides and makes landing or parachute troopers

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Construction vehicles on the Severnaya Verf

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At a certain web-site appeared forums.airbase.ru made during the second half of October 2011, the latest photos showing the current state of finish building the afloat at JSC "Shipyard" Severnaya Verf " St. Petersburg orders for the Russian Navy — the head of Project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" (serial number 921, launched on October 29, 2010) and the third series of the 20380 corvette "Courageous" (serial number 1003, was launched on April 15, 2011).

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Under construction corvette "Courageous" project 20381, photo taken 21.10.2011 (c) Curious / forums.airbase.ru

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Air Force specialists have begun to receive the second squadron of Su-34

Experts Voronezh Air Force Base began to receive a second squadron of Su-34 bombers, the press service of the Western Military District.

20 representatives of the aviation engineering service airbase arrived in Novosibirsk Production Association and began examination of the first pair of aircraft. This procedure involves running all the systems and functional test of each mechanism.

— In the near future will give airbase aircraft factory 10 Su-34 — the press-service.

Construction vehicles on the Northern shipyard

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At a certain web-site appeared forums.airbase.ru made during the second half of October 2011 fresh photos that show the current state of finish building the afloat at JSC "Shipyard" Severnaya Verf " St. Petersburg orders for the Russian Navy — the head of Project 22350 frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" (serial number 921, launched on October 29, 2010) and the third series of the 20380 corvette "Courageous" (serial number 1003, was launched on April 15, 2011).

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Under construction corvette "Courageous" project 20381, photo taken 21.10.2011 (c) Curious / forums.airbase.ru

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Five new Terminators came in BBO

MOSCOW, Oct. 10 — Reuters

East Military District (OIE) added five new transport and attack helicopters Mi-8 AMTSH, which are known informally as "The Terminator", the press service of the OIE on Thursday.

"In the Eastern Military District received five new Mi-8 AMTSH. Representatives from the Air Force and Air Defense District in the factory in Buryatia spent the acceptance of combat helicopters and necessary documentation. Currently pilots depart length of about three thousand kilometers from Ulan-Ude the airbase TSBs stationed in Khabarovsk. Soon new combat helicopters will be put into operation and will

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