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F-35B carried out first live-firing of AIM-9X in Indo-Pacific region

A F-35B from VMFA-121 has carried out the first operational live-fire of the AIM-9X missile in the Indo-Pacific region on Aug. 7. For more information,...

Thai UH-60s with MAWS

Photos from the Thai military taken during a recent exercise shows the UH-60 equipped with a missile approach warning system (MAWS) similar to the Elbit...

DSCA has announced FMS package of 66 F-16C/D Block 70s to Taiwan

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the Foreign Military Sale of 66 F-16C/D Block 70 fighters to Taiwan. According to Transmittal...

USAF to have 2,936 aircraft with ADS-B out by Jan. 1

The U.S. Air Force will have 1,129 helicopters, 923 mobility aircraft, 259 C2/ISR aircraft, and 625 trainers with ADS-B out on Jan. 1. U.S. Air...

Tu-2 being restored for flight by Novosibirsk State Technical University

The Novosibirsk State Technical University will be restoring a Tu-2 that it bought from the Wings of Victory Foundation. The intention is to restore it...

USAF has started to operate flights at Air Base 201 in Niger

A C-130J assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s 37th Airlift Squadron has landed at Air Base 201, Niger to kick off Visual Flight Rules operations...

Four more F-35As to reach South Korea this week

Four F-35As ordered by South Korea will go home this week. The jets are expected to arrive at 17th Fighter Wing after Wednesday. The total...

India gives up plan to upgrade Jaguar’s engines

India has decided that upgrading the Jaguar’s engines with Honeywell’s F-125IN is an expensive option and will shelve the idea. By SSGT Mathew Hannen, USAF,...

Japan wants to develop killer satellite

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports that Tokyo is studying a plan to develop a killer satellite that can take down another satellite in space using a...


X-Crafts Embraer ERJ Family

The Embraer ERJ Family package by X-Crafts offers a superb collection of five new models for X-Plane 11. Around four decades ago, a major shift...

Cut the Cord, Man!

Guest Contributor Eric “smokinhole” Anderson gives us some insight on his shift from hardware to virtual controllers in his quest for full immersion virtual reality....


VTOL VR is one of the most unique and revolutionary simulations ever released. With a unique visual style, superb gameplay, and shockingly deep systems functionality,...

DCS: The Enemy Within 3.0

A look at the greatly expanded and improved campaign from legendary DCS World campaign maker Baltic Dragon. A fresh take on an old classic Back...

DCS: Heatblur F-14B Tomcat Preview

Guest contributor “Chuck Owl” takes a look at the Heatblur F-14B Tomcat as it nears a wider Early Access release… PART 1 Introduction Unless you’ve...

DCS: AvioDev C-101EB/CC

A long time coming, the AvioDev C-101 trainer/light attack jet has reached full maturity, providing an exceptional DCS World experience. Announced four and a half...

To the Kármán Line

Doing what X-Plane makes fun and exciting, we take a ride to the edge of space in the X-Aerodynamics White Knight Two and SpaceShip Two....

Mudspike 4th Annual DCS Fall Fly-In

Well now! Another year has passed and it seems like it is time for another Mudspike DCS Fall Fly-In. Again, although we may be stretching...

DCS: Yak-52

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet military trainer that fits nicely into the hierarchy of DCS World. Fully aerobatic with high G-limits and a snappy...

4th Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight

Welcome again to our annual Mudspike Christmas Flight – 2018 Edition! For our fourth year running, we will deliver packages, hopes, (beverages), and spread good...

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f99th hall of fame



This page is to honor those who have distinguished themselves and been recognized by their peers as some of F99th's best. Every member contributes and steers the development of our group, but the following people have done so on a level that made the F99th measurably better for all of us. We sincerely thank them for their efforts.



Pilot of the Year



Squid and Beanie



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