On August 28, 1988, in one of the world's worst airshow disasters, three jets from the Italian Air Force display team, Frecce Tricolori, collided in mid-air and one crashed into the crowd during an airshow at Ramstein Air Base near Ramstein, Germany. Sixty seven spectators (as well as all three pilots) were killed and hundreds injured in the resulting explosion.
Starfighters are the only fully operational, civilian owned Supersonic Jet Team on the U.S. Airshow Circuit.
Rick Svetkoff began his search for an F-104 Starfighter in the fall of 1988. Talks of F-104s being shipped to the U.S. gave him hope, however, it was not until early 1995 that he purchased his first F-104.
In 1997, in its first season, Starfighters took th...
Vertical view of Berths 21 through 24, looking northwest, 12 July 1960, showing Pacific Reserve Fleet and other ships.<br>
Those present include (from top): Two Cleveland class light cruisers, USS Roanoke (CL-145), USS Worcester (CL-144), another Cleveland class light cruiser, USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) undergoing "FRAM II" modernization, two auxiliaries and a destroye...
The deepest point of the Mariana Trench is called The Challenger Deep, so named after the British exploration vessel HMS Challenger II, and it is located 210 miles south-west of Guam. A depth of -10,911 meters was reached in 1960 by the Trieste, a manned submersible owned by the U.S. Navy.
The descent took almost five hours and the two men spent barely twenty minutes on the ocean floo...
Maybe the remains of the blue Su-27 involved in the Sknyliv Airshow Disaster on 28th July 2002. 84 people were killed and more than 100 injured. The pilot and co-pilot survived and were each sentenced to eight years imprisonment for negligence. (Source: airliners.net http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1312536/L/ )
The Government Bunker (Regierungsbunker) in Germany, officially named Ausweichsitz der Verfassungsorgane des Bundes im Krisen- und Verteidigungsfall zur Wahrung von deren Funktionstüchtigkeit [AdVB] (Emergency Seat of the Federal Constitutional Organs in the event of Crisis or Defence Situations to maintain their Ability to Function) was a massive underground complex designed to house the Germa...
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