After two years of training, two new candidate rescue divers from the 40th Squadron SAR (search and rescue) of the Belgian Air Force to their final exams in December 2020.
40th Squadron is a helicopter squadron based at the Koksijde Air Base. It is dedicated to search and rescue (SAR), antisubmarine warfare and troop transportation operations. It operates four NH90 NFH helicopters which have replaced the Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters. On average, around ninety life-saving interventions are carried out annually by the NH90 NFH helicopters and its crews.
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IAI Concludes Independence day flyover
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), concluded its first Israel Independence Day flyover in 33 years. As part of the flyover IAI flew two Gulfstream 280 business jets as well as the Boeing 777-300ER “Big Twin” passenger-to-cargo conversion prototype aircraft.
ITALIAN NAVY MariStaEli Luni5° Gruppo Elicotteri
The 5th Helicopter Group was the first operational group at the La Spezia naval base, established on 1 November 1969, together with technical and logistical support for the helicopters.
Contrails AND Climate Change
Five years ago I wrote an article in this magazine saying that science was starting to suggest that contrails, which we’re all used to seeing in clear skies anywhere in the world, are a significant player in climate change.
The Magical Place
As a young boy our holiday destinations were fairly limited owing to a war that was raging and of course because Dad spent lots of time away from home fighting. Growing up on the farm meant that I had plenty of space to roam and discover and then of course, the concept of bigger territory by being a small kid.
Travelling around the world during COVID-19
If I were to ask you if you have travelled overseas recently or if you have any travel plans to visit another continent in the near future, you will probably dismiss that as a bizarre inquiry or may even possibly doubt my sense of judgement!
SPACE PLANES: The return of the reusable spacecraft?
A spaceplane is a vehicle that can fly/ glide like an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere and manoeuvre like a spacecraft in outer space.
Rolls-Royce: Reaches new milestone as world's largest aero-engine build starts
Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan®, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come.
Aircraft on the edge of safety
Over the last couple of years there have been a number of accidents that have cost hundred of lives but are there aircraft that are inherently unsafe? Aircraft have been involved in accidents since the time of the Wright brothers. As from this month we will be taking a look at some of the aircraft types that are regarded as unsafe.
Bali: The Island of Gods
Bali – An ancient land first discovered by the Chinese in 2500 B.C. - has over centuries been occupied and influenced by many Asian migrants who brought various cultures and religions to the island. Buddhism and Hinduism were practised by the early settlers and are still the major religions to this day.
How To Be Eco-Friendly In The Aviation Industry!
Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground.