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UAE cleared to buy RQ-21A

The U.S. Congress has been informed by the Trump administration on a potential Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of 20 RQ-21A Blackjack...

Su-30MKI tests indigenous guided bomb

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested a 500kg indigenous guided bomb from the Su-30MKI on May 24. Photo: India Ministry of...

First and final look inside VIP section of Japan Air Force One Boeing 747

The Japanese government allowed the media into the VIP section of the government Boeing 747 for the first and final time on May 24. The...

Watch the first flight of Ghost

A F-16 assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron with its new Ghost paint scheme has made its first flight on May 23. Source

Croatia turns to Sweden, U.S. for fighter purchase

After failing to secure second-hand F-16s from Israel, Croatia has approached Sweden and United States to buy new fighters, Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said. By...

China confirms failure to put SAR spy satellite into space

China has confirmed that the launch of Yaogan-33 satellite aboard a Long March 4C rocket on May 23 has failed. The third stage of the...

Indian Air Force chief said to be leading ‘missing man’ formation flight on May 27

Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa recently went solo on a MiG-21 last week and now there is news that he will...

Former JMSDF commanders say Tokyo should not convert Izumo-class for fixed-wing ops

Some Japanese officials and former senior Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) officers have pointed out that the conversion of the two Izumo-class helicopter destroyers into...

Britain releases details on testing of BriteCloud on Eurofighter

The Royal Air Force’s 41 Test and Evaluation Squadron has tested the Leonardo BriteCloud active missile decoy thirty-three times since April. This was disclosed by...



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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