ON MARCH 5 the USAF announced the structure and changes to be implemented as the force moves from being a US-based air force to a rapidly deployable one….

NAVIGATION is both an art and a science and, like both disciplines, must develop to meet changing environments and scenarios This is particularly true of military air navigation….

The purpose of Aerial Reconnaissance is twofold. There is reconnaissance that is confined to the environs of the battlefield, the purpose of which is to gather intelligence about…

Sending humans to the largest planet in our Solar System might sound like something plucked from the annals of science fiction, but if the experts are to be…

Name: Galileo Launch: 18 October 1989 Orbital insertion: 8 December 1995 Launch vehicle: Space Shuttle Atlantis Vehicle mass (orbiter): 2,380kg (5,200lb) Spacecraft dimensions (orbiter): 5.2m (17ft) high, 11m…

The Lunar Module was the first manned spacecraft specifically built to deliver men to the Moon. This two-stage spacecraft was built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation to…

EUMEROUS’ AND ‘widespread’ are two words which describe the fielding of the F-16 Fighting Falcon with Air Forces around the world. The most prolific is the United States…

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….

Interviewed by Jonathan O’Callaghan Having served as both the first female pilot and first female commander of NASA’s Space Shuttle, Eileen Collins boosted the involvement of women in…