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Fox 2! F/A-18 AIM-9 missile shot explained

Mover explains the complex procedures behind the live-shooting of a AIM-9 missile.

Russia to form 21st mixed aviation division

Russia’s Central Military District will stand up a new unit – the 21st mixed aviation division. The unit will comprise of MiG-31s and Su-34s. Photo:...

INS Vikramaditya completes refit, to enter sea trials next week

India’s lone aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has completed its second refit and will commence its sea trials next week. Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in...

Production of B61-12 canned subassembly approved

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge has been approved to produce the canned subassembly for the B61-12 nuclear bomb. The part will be...

Belgium said to have chosen the F-35

Belgium news agency Belga has reported that the country has selected the F-35 to replace its F-16 fleet. By Alf van Beem [Public domain], from...

Report out for F/A-18E incident at Bahrain International Airport

The investigation into the runway excursion of a VFA-146 F/A-18E BuNo. 165865 at Bahrain International Airport on Aug. 17, 2017 has been completed. It was...

Mexican Navy Mi-17 crashes

A Mexican Navy MI-17 helicopter crashed into waters off Beja California on Oct. 20. There were 12 people on board and one went missing after...

Elta secures repeat order for ELM-2032 radar from Asian country

An unidentified Asian country has placed a repeat order for Elta’s ELM-2032 Fire Control Radar. The company said the contract is worth $55 million. The...

France sending Charles de Gaulle to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom of...

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said Paris will dispatch its sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom...

Belgium could decide on F-16’s successor by end of this month

Reuters is saying that Belgium will pick the winner of its fighter competition by end of this month. By Gerard van der Schaaf (FA-72) [CC...


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...

Hornet Love = Bush Love

The verdict is in – the DCS Hornet is insanely fun – might you be a backcountry aviator in fighter pilot clothing? It’s the flying…...

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Early Access Preview

Guest writer @Chuck_Owl gives us a great preliminary look at some of the features of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet which is entering Early Access… The...

ARMA 3 – Tanks

The recently released Tanks DLC for ARMA 3 provides armor enthusiasts with some new assets to explore while expanding the core game for all… As...

Flight Factor A320 Ultimate

One of our resident real world Airbus A320 pilots takes the recently released Flight Factor A320 Ultimate for a test flight, wringing it out in...

Read It / Do It #01: North American X-15

Take a ride in a marvel of aerospace engineering that helped pave the road to space with the hypersonic North American X-15 rocket powered research...

M2000C Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon

Introduction Baltic Dragon. If you fly single player campaigns in DCS World, by now you must surely know this name. He has become a prolific,...

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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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