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L39 crash in Boulder

Monday, May 21st, 2012
The pilot of the Aero Vodochody L39 that crashed near the Boulder City Airport has been identified as Douglass E. Gilliss, 65 of Solano Beach, Calif., according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The passenger on board, as reported by the LVRJ, was Richard A. Winslow, 65, of Palmdale, Calif. According to Red Steel Jet Team spokesperson, Gilliss was flying out of Boulder City for California where he was schedule to take a commercial flight to Kansas City, Mo. for an air show. The pilot of a jet fiRead More....

Japan goes for the F-35 JSF

Friday, May 18th, 2012
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress April 30 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan for a possible sale of an initial four F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft with an option to purchase an additional 38 F-35 CTOL aircraft. The estimated cost is $10 billion. All aircraft will be configured with the Pratt and Whitney F-135 engines, and 5 spare Pratt and Whitney F-135 engines. Other Aircraft Equipment includes: ERead More....

Do an aerial combat for real!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Become a fighter pilot for a day. Engage your enemy during a laser air combat dogfight in France. This is a unique aerial combat experience, done over the vineyards of Bordeaux. After a full morning briefing about flying techniques and air combat, you will be the top gun pilot engaging in a real dogfight. Each aircraft is equipped with a laser targeting system and smoke system. Aim, shoot, and see your rival aircraft smoke as you hit the plane. This amazing experience is done near Bordeaux in FrRead More....

Tour dates to fly a jet fighter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Tour dates to fly a jet fighter . We sometime like to travel and tour France to organise jet fighter rides at various locations, because it’s fun, and also because it gives us the opportunity to enjoy other sceneries. So here are a few other locations we will be flying from – on top of our everyday schedule: 3 MARCH: ABBEVILLE 1/2 APRIL: CAMBRAI 1/2/3/4 JUNE: MIMIZAN 12/13/14/15 OCTOBER: CLERMONT – FERRAND Note that in April and October, the dates are during an airshow, so it alsoRead More....

Fly a fighter jet

Monday, December 19th, 2011
It’s almost the end of the year, so before we get to it, let us wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2011 has been a fantastic year for us. We are thrilled that so many people, sometimes from really far away, travelled to come and fly in our jet fighters. This means a lot to us as it fulfills our passion. We love to share our passion and you have been so many this year to encourage us. So here are a few pictures of 2011, and we hope you will come back with friends and families in 2Read More....

Tracking Santa Claus on the 24th

Monday, December 12th, 2011
As each year since 1958, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has the most difficult task of tracking Santa. Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, they now track Santa using the Internet. Millions of people who want to know Santa’s whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website. NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa Read More....

The Rafale has lost again

Monday, December 5th, 2011
The Swiss army, who had a bit of spare cash to buy some brand new jet fighters, decided it would go with Saab’s Gripen. This jet fighter has proved to be one of the best exports of Sweden’s military industry. Sweden has many of them, but also do the UK, the Czech Republic, Thailand, South Africa, and now Switzerland. Added to the aircrafts are many layers of partnerships and technological transfer and support. So far so good, but the French who were pushing the Rafale on the deal, are now anRead More....

Formation flying – man vs jet fighter

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Can a man fly on his own with two jet fighters alongside him ? Say again ? Yves Rossi, whose nickname is “The Jetman”, has just done that. And this is simply mind-blowing. Yves Rossi is not your traditional thrill seeking crazy man. For one thing, he is 52 years old, so one could say he has reached wise age. He has been a military pilot, flying Hawker Hunter and Mirage III with the Swiss Air Force, and then flying as an airline pilot. But The Jetman always had the dream of flying the more naRead More....

In the cockpit of the F-16

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
If you are crazy about jet fighters, you will love this video. Take a tour of an F-16 with test pilot Desmond. He gives an introduction to the cockpit and instruments. The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force(USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,400 aircraft have been built since production was approved in Read More....

Fly a jet fighter in winter

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Winter is coming and we can feel the cold slowly but surely getting there. Fall is not the best month to fly a jet fighter because the weather is changing rapidly, the ceiling is very low, and it rains many days of the month. Winter on the contrary can offer some exquisite flying days. Ok the sun is not always there, and it may snow, but when the sun comes out and clears the sky, you get a pilot’s dream sky with a very pale blue sky, beautiful snowy scenery, a comfortable temperature in the coRead More....