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Let's Get Close - Blue Angels

Notice this is showing Blue Angel F-18 Hornets #1 to #4 in close formation during the the San Francisco Fleet week event.  They flew very close to each other  – within 18 inches of each other. 61 more words

Air Show

Tour de Sky 2016 -Return of the 'Balalaika'

This year’s main flying event in Finland has just been held in the form of Tour de Sky at Kuopio-Rissala, a joint civilian and military airfield. 554 more words


A Brief Update on HX

Next weekend will see this year’s main air show in Finland. This will see a lot of focus on the HX, with the different manufacturers trying to sell in why their aircraft is the best fit for Finland in particular. 1,133 more words


Liberal government’s fighter jet replacement process flawed, analyst argues

By Richard Shimooka

Defence Watch Guest Writer

As revealed on Sunday by the Ottawa Citizen, the Liberal Government is considering a sole source interim purchase of Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets, in order to cover an expected capability gap between the retirement of the CF-18 and the purchase of a next generation fighter. 1,218 more words

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The Future Finnish Air Force, Pt.2: Two Fighters for the Air Force?

The HX-project is often treated as a stand-alone program to replace the gap left by the upcoming retirement of Finland’s legacy F/A-18C/D Hornets. However, recent developments have opened up the field for a complete remake of the Finnish Air Force, something which, while unlikely, deserves a closer look. 733 more words