David Knights' Weblog

July 27, 2021

How the mighty have fallen

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:02 am
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MiG isn’t what it use to be.

June 11, 2021

MiG-21 or MiG-23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:35 pm
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Friend of the blog Jim “X-Acto” Bates recently told me about this story.  I’d like to know more, including whether it was a MiG-21 or MiG-23.  The story says both.  Anyone know?

June 9, 2021

Sonic booms

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:09 am
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I am betting these are sonic booms.  But, from what?  Someone is testing something.

May 22, 2021

Me want

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:40 pm
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A Greek 151 is a must have.

May 19, 2021

Canadians everywhere rejoice

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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Answer Plastic Kits has announced a CASA C295.  This is the latest aircraft to be operated by the CAF.

May 18, 2021

This can’t possibly be true

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:19 pm
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Chinese pilots training in Canadian airspace?

May 9, 2021

Modelsvit Mirage III CJ

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:41 pm
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When I got back into modeling in the early 1980s, one of the first models I built was a Matchbox Mirage as an Israeli Mirage IIICJ.  As you can imagine, it was a rough kit.  We’ve really needed a new IIICJ.  Modelsvit has come thru for us and I must say I want one, or two.

April 29, 2021

The Roc is airborne again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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This is good news.  I was worried after Paul Allen died, that it would never be used.

Ukraine moves west

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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This seems to be a very sane move by Ukraine.  Sadly, I am not sure that the current administration is willing to support them.

April 14, 2021

A new kit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:42 pm
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A new kit, a Bu-181, from a manufacturer I have never heard of. (h/t to Jim Bates)

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