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Six Russian fighter jets intercepted off Alaska

Source BBC, 19 September 2014

Six Russian fighter jets were intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials have confirmed. 120 more words

World At WAR

Russian jets encroach US air zone

An interesting story on Russian Air Force jets apparently flying into the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over Alaska. Although the jets did not enter US or Canadian airspace (i.e. 49 more words


Standard training activities? Russian military aircraft buzz Alaska, Canada, Sweden, UK

Norad spox: "we think these are standard training activities…but we'll continue to monitor all air activity approaching American airspace"

— Kirit Radia (@KiritRadia) September 19, 2014…

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International Events

Russian Jets Spotted in Swedish Airspace

Link to article.

Russian Su-24 medium-range bomber, known by Nato as ‘Fencer,’ flies at undisclosed location in Russia in 2002. File photo: AP

UPDATED: Two Russian fighter jets violated Swedish airspace on Wednesday, prompting the government to request an urgent report from the Armed Forces. 163 more words


Stephanie Sherman wins Virginia Space Grant Consortium Grant and Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award

Update: Stephanie Sherman’s work on air traffic management has won her a Virginia Space Grant Consortium graduate student research grant and an Airport Cooperative Research Program Graduate Research Award!   138 more words


Drone-based businesses soar in Canada, as FAA grounds US entrepreneurs

When the producers of The Amazing Race decided to make a Canadian version of the reality TV show, they were delighted to discover that they could use unmanned aircraft to film teams of contestants scrambling from place to place. 736 more words

In Iranian Airspace

I’ll admit I was at first aghast at yesterday’s headline saying a commercial jet carrying Americans from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, was intercepted and forced to land in Iran. 506 more words