The History and Development of The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
The Dassault/Dornier alpha jet has had a long history, from its initial inception to its gradual retirement from service, and is still used today in more civilian pursuits.
Over the years, many adaptations have been made – from the French/German prototype to the MS1 model fighting in Egypt – and each country has had its own view on the worth and purpose of this impressive aircraft Read More...
Dornier Alpha Jet: Facts and Specifications
Dornier Alpha Jet
The Dornier Alpha jet is a model that is celebrated across the world for its role in aviation history. Developed in the 1960s as a light-attack training jet by France and Germany, this plane has proven to be a vital asset to many air forces in Europe and beyond.
Red Bull Owns An Alpha Jet
Red Bull's Aircraft
Red Bull is a company that is now famed for much more than its potent energy drinks and sponsorship of top racing cars.
The slogan for this company has always been that Red Bull 'gives you wings'. A trip to Hangar 7 shows that this has taken on a whole new meaning as the company showcases their collection of aircraft, including some impressive alpha jets Read More...
Is it true that Google has bought a military alpha jet?
Google's Alpha Jet
Residents of Santa Clara, California are used to seeing aircraft of all shapes and sizes arriving at Moffett Airfield, but the arrival of an alpha jet has created a lot of interest and questions.
Is it true that Google have bought a military alpha jet and what are they planning to do with it? While it is indeed true that Google executives have purchased a Dornier Alpha Jet and regularly use the airfield, there is more to the story Read More...
Blue Angels Don't Want the Navy's New Planes. Here's Why?
The Blue Angels have been a beloved part of American air shows for decades and this is largely due to the speed and aerial acrobatics of the squad's alpha jets. This fleet can perform slick maneuvers and a precision turns because of their shape, weight and the pilot's familiarity with the systems. If the Navy go ahead with plans to upgrade the fleet, this could change Read More...
France Is in the Move of Replacing Alpha Jets
France is replacing alpha jets
The alpha jet has been an important symbol of French aviation and warfare for decades now, but it seems that the air force is about to call time on its service in favor of new and improved models. It is believed that France currently has 86 of these Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet trainers in active service but, after years of fantastic service and training for the next generation of pilots, the time has clearly come to upgrade with a new fleet. The question is, which plan is the likely replacement? Read More...
France is creating goals for its new pilots
French Air Force
Days Gone By and the French Speed Record
French Speed Record
When we think of French aviation and high-speed jets, we automatically think of the striking French-made alpha jets that have been sold across the world for military purposes.
Speed and maneuverability have actually been incredibly important in French aviation over the past century, however, and the nation once ruled the skies in speed records. Read More...
RAF and French Air Force Pilot's achieved a double first
Double first by French and British air force pilot's
The French and British air forces are right proud of their prized aircraft. Not only are their planes some of the most impressive, technologically advanced machines around, they also own some of the fastest alpha jets available.
It takes a lot of skill, training, and trust to earn the right to fly these jets and those that make it are celebrated for their achievements. It is this prestige that makes the events of 2013 so important. An exchange of pilots took place to that would result in a historic double first. Read More...
Patrouille de France: France's leading demonstration teams
Patrouille de France
If you think of French air displays and the grand sight of the French Tricolour streaming across the sky in smoke, you are sure to be thinking of Patrouille de France.
Is it Possible to Replace Drones with Alpha Jets?
Drones Vs Alphajets
Drones have become the must have aerial gadget for photographers, businesses, delivery services, everyday people and even the military.
The simple controls, small size, and maneuverability mean that they can easy get to difficult sites, and they can also provide images, information or supplies without the need to put men in a dangerous position.
The World's Fastest Business Jet?
Fastest Business Jet
Business jets are one of the must-have items are CEOs, billionaires and those that require their own personal form of air travel to get across the country in a hurry.
The problem is that with so many companies, stars and individuals all buying these planes, how do they stand out from the crowd and show that not only is their jet the most lavish option available, it is also the fastest?