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India’s AH-64Es arriving home Jul. 27

The first batch of AH-64E attack helicopters for India will arrive home on Jul. 27 at Hindon Airbase. Arriving on a An-224, the helicopters will...

Chinese aircraft carrier passed through Sibutu Passage last month

A Filipino judge has confirmed that Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning had sailed south of the Philippines and entered the South China Sea. Baycrest [CC BY-SA...

DoD had “a senior subject matter expert” on hand during filming of Top Gun: Maverick

The Pentagon gave Paramount Pictures Corp. extensive access to its facilities and personnel during the filming of Top Gun: Maverick. The production assistance agreement was...

Serbia is 32nd operator of Mistral SHORADS

Serbia has placed an order for the MBDA Mistral 3 short-range air defense system (SHORADS). The acquisition was announced during French President Emmanuel Macron to...

Tiangong 2 space laboratory deorbited

China has successfully deorbited its Tiangong 2 space laboratory on Jul. 19 at 2106 local time.

NAS Keflavik to support one squadron of aerial refueling tankers

The U.S. government has plans to boost the facilities at NAS Keflavik, Iceland so that one squadron of aerial refueling tankers can be stationed there....

VH-92A’s exhaust scorches White House South Lawn

The U.S. Navy has found a “high risk” issue with the VH-92A Marine One Presidential helicopter. Apparently, the exhaust from the helicopter left scorch marks...

Netherlands will be buying 8 to 9 more F-35s

Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld has confirmed that Netherlands will seek to buy eight to nine more F-35s. Defensie [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons So far,...

F-15Js will be getting the APG-82

When the first upgraded F-15J rolls out in June 2023, the fighter jet will have the APG-82 AESA radar as its main sensor, Aviation Week...


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...

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...

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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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Squid and Beanie



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