Midnight Hawks – Precision Flying At Its Best

The Finnish Air Force Hawk Display Team will be at RIAT at Fairford in July to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hawk. Perttu Karivalo offers an insight into how the team operates.

THE MIDNIGHT Hawks, the Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat) display team, is the biggest name in the Finnish airshow season, and a familiar sight to domestic audiences every summer. The tight and beautiful diamond formation of the four BAe Hawk Mk 51 advanced jet trainers against the ‘midnight sun’ in a clear blue sky is an unforgettable sight.

The Finnish Air Force was founded on March 6, 1918,

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Formation of representations of the relationship between «one to many» — the traditional theme of mathematical education of preschool children. For a long time this subject during the second youngest group of 10-13 sessions withdrawn. Today’s program gives it even less training. Obviously, because they consider irrelevant topic. It is no secret: in most cases, children 3-4 years own account within five (instead of the expected response «Many birds» can clearly hear: «Four birds»). However, not rushed me? Maybe methodical value of the theme is still unconditional? But not in the traditional interpretation (when the objective is to develop quantitative concepts), and its significance — form and develop basic mental operations (mental activities).

What we see the flaw? In most cases, the group «one-many» forms educator, children demonstrating results. The last remains only to fix the result (ie to perform the reproductive activities). In addition, a similar methodical approach brings children to act in accordance with the instructions: «Put here a fungus, and here — a lot of» (the reproductive effects), «Find one item», «Find things a lot.» And the teacher (especially in the first session on the subject) as recommended picks homogeneous didactic material (the same birds, Christmas trees, mushrooms, mugs, etc.). In our view, the task totally motivated and children is

Continue reading Formation of representations of the relationship between «one to many» — the traditional theme of mathematical education of preschool children. For a long time this subject during the second youngest group of 10-13 sessions withdrawn. Today’s program gives it even less training. Obviously, because they consider irrelevant topic. It is no secret: in most cases, children 3-4 years own account within five (instead of the expected response «Many birds» can clearly hear: «Four birds»). However, not rushed me? Maybe methodical value of the theme is still unconditional? But not in the traditional interpretation (when the objective is to develop quantitative concepts), and its significance — form and develop basic mental operations (mental activities).

Formation of the 426 th Air Group as part of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia has begun in accordance with directives of the General Staff of the Russian Federation on September 29, 1994 placement of Russian military in Armenia, quite logically, both for Russia and for the Armenian side.

The situation in the Caucasus did not differ stability ever, and the collapse of the Soviet Union only added «fuel» to never fire damped inter-state, inter-religious and inter-ethnic differences. Of all the countries of the Caucasus, Armenia found itself in the most difficult position: landlocked, sandwiched between openly hostile to Turkey and Azerbaijan, Georgia Christian unstable and stable Islamic Iran. Not surprisingly, that if Georgia in the second half of the 1990s. all the forces sought the presence of the Russian military to get rid of (and eventually get rid of), Armenia deployment of Russian troops on its territory welcomed.

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Gromit Formation

During AFM’s visit to 100 Squadron, one of the sorties flown involved a student WSO tasked with practice intercepts (PIs) as part of the Hawk Air Defence syllabus. This is an account of that mission as followed by the author.

Three aircraft were involved: radio call signs Gromit 1,2 and 3, operating in a 2vl scenario. Gromit 1 and 2 worked as a two-ship simulating Tornado F.3s. Gromit 3, the opposing aircraft, was simulating a MiG-21 Fishbed.

Take-off from RAF Leeming was set for 09:00, transiting at 21,000ft (6,400m) to an area of airspace over the North Sea. Each Hawk

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Air power experts.

DURING A TWO-week period four months ago, units from across the UK and selected NATO assets deployed to RAF Leuchars to participate in Combined Qualified Weapons Instructor (CQWI) Operational Phase 2 of 1998. The course is designed to take the most promising pilots and navigators from the front line and turn them into weapons, systems and tactical experts. Upon completion, the QWIs return to the squadrons and instruct junior and senior aircrews alike in all aspects of weaponry and tactical employment of air power.

The QWI courses from the Tornado GR.l, F.3, Jaguar and Harrier were linked together in June

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Alaska — the land of maar

June 2, 2013. Maar called relatively flat craters created by underground explosions. Commented James Bedzhet volcanologist from the University of Alaska Volcano Observatory: "The magma rises to the surface and at some point in contact with groundwater. When contacting the water turns to steam, increasing in volume in 1000, which is a bombshell. "

Most maars have a diameter of 300 meters. Few of them reaching a width of up to 1.6 kilometers. The youngest of maar Native — 21,000 years. Age most of them ranges from 40,000 to 100,000 years. To study maar Alaska established a National Nature

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Asteroid Lutetia was a relative of the Earth

Asteroid Lutetia was a relative of the Earth Facts

In the study of asteroid Lutetia was that it is formed from the same materials that the Earth, Venus and Mars. This is the conclusion reached by scientists complete analysis of data from the interplanetary probe Rosetta, telescopes of the European Southern Observatory and NASA. Spectral analysis showed that Lu can be compared only with one type of meteorites found on Earth — enstatite chondrites.

Mystery is the question of how Lu was able to leave the inner solar system and reach the main-belt asteroids. Scientists estimate that less than 2%

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On Madagascar, a new cyclone

On Madagascar, a new cyclone Natural Disasters

According to the latest information received from the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre, within the next day on the line from 13.7 S — 53.3 E to 14.9 S — 44.0 E, the formation of a new powerful tropical cyclone. Wind speed in the zone reaches 45-55 km / h The system moves along the northern edge of. Madagascar to Mozambique Channel and continues to gain momentum. Pressure in the formation of a cyclone is one thousand millibars.

Fig. 2. Updated track cyclone.

Fig. 3. Track cyclone over Madagascar.

After tropical cyclone death toll

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Noctilucent clouds — the harbinger of global climate change?

The clouds in the sky over the Estonian National Park Soomaa

June 17, 2013. Night glowing noctilucent clouds are another unusual and little-studied type of clouds. They were first seen in 1885 after the eruption of Krakatoa. It is therefore considered that they are formed by the condensation of water vapor on the dust particles, followed by its transformation into ice. All this occurs at high altitudes (noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds).

Recently these clouds appear increasingly, including in the lower latitudes.

A number of scientists is of the opinion that the increase in emissions of methane,

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Astronomers estimate the colors of the Milky Way

Astronomers estimate the colors of the Milky Way's interesting

Astronomers have determined that our galaxy is named according to its color scheme. The aim of the study was to detect the appearance of the Milky Way — a difficult task, given that the land is located within the galaxy.

Comparison of stars other galaxies allows us to conclude no wonder that the Milky Way is white in color. At 219 Meeting of the American astronomical community announced the results of research. "The most important parameter for astronomers is the color of the galaxy. On it you can determine the age

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