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PACAF practice dispersing aircraft throughout Micronesia

F-16s, F-15s, F-22s, C-17s and C-130s assigned to Pacific Air Force (PACAF) practice dispersing to airports and airfields in Micronesia on Apr. 22. U.S. Air...

This elephant walk featuring 24 F-22s was possible after new checklist changes

The U.S. Air Force has implemented a new checklist for F-22 pilots who are flying with external fuel tanks attached. During the previous checklist guidance,...

Fast jet training at MCAS Yuma hampered by limited training areas and weapons availability

A formerly secret Pentagon report says USMC fast jet pilots training at MCAS Yuma are unable to “train as they would fight.” U.S. Department of...

Russia to replace its MiG-29s in Armenia with Su-30SMs

TASS reported on Apr. 23 that Moscow intends to replace the MiG-29s it deployed in Armenia with newer Su-30SM fighters. By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo,...

Wingman shot down MiG-31

A Russian MiG-31 was lost on Apr. 26, 2017. At that time, the Russian Ministry of Defense did not explain why the aircraft crashed. It...

Serial production of AL-41F-1 commences

Russia has started the serial production of the AL-41F-1 turbofan engine, which is the powerplant for the Su-57. By Vitaly Kuzmin ( [CC BY-SA 4.0...

Azerbaijan has started using Super Mushshak to train pilots

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Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company wants to buy A400M

Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina will buy the Airbus A400M, State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry undersecretary for financial, survey and consulting services Gatot...

Boeing ramping up production of F-15; can produce up to 3 new jets a month

Boeing is busy rejigging the F-15 assembly line in St Louis in order to meet the U.S. Air Force’s demand to deliver the F-15EX quickly....

Another MiG-35UB has flown

A new MiG-35UB with serial number 11 has flown at the P.A. Voronin Production Center outside Moscow. This is the second MiG-35UB. The first MiG-35UB...



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...

VFlyteAir Simulations Cherokees

On a recent weekend splurge, I picked up some aircraft from VFlyteAir Simulations that appealed to my sense of aviation nostalgia – it was money...

5 Years in Review: Building the AH-64D for ArmA

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years already; time has just flown by and a project that consumed mine and Nodunit’s time for almost...

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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.



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