Alpha Jets fly above the Arcachon Basin in western France. Founded in 1995, the Operational Transitional School at Cazaux has welcomed young fighter pilots from the French Air Force for over 18 years. Since 2005, it has also opened its doors to international pilots from Belgium and Germany. Having recently received their wings, these pilots take final advanced courses in air combat before being posted to their flight squadrons.
Edward Snowden's decision to miss his flight to Cuba – and apparently stay in Russia, at least for the moment – may lead the US to push harder on the Kremlin to turn him over.
The NSA leaker is traveling to Moscow en route to a third country. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told journalists Sunday that he knows nothing of Snowden's travel plans.
The late-model Russian Sukhoi SuperJet-100 was meant to revive Russia's aging and accident-prone airplane fleet. It disappeared on a demonstration flight.
Russia's Kremlin-backed businesses are snapping up assets in former Eastern Europe, though governments are still wary.
A Russian plane crash killed 44 of 52 aboard a Tu-134 today. While the age of the plane was questioned, some experts also point to need for better training and maintenance at smaller carriers.
Boeing 787 delivery may slip because of inspections and instrument changes on the flight test aircraft, the head of the program said Thursday.
Vietnam adopted the old Soviet model and offers a monthly salary to children as young as 4 who excel in tournaments.