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US air force team to evaluate preparations for deployment of F-35 fighters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE team will visit Thailand later this year to evaluate the Thai air force’s preparations for future deployment of US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, an air force source said today (June 6). Though the Thai air force’s debatable plan to procure a startup couple of

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Opposition bloc to hammer Air Force’s plan to purchase unarmed F-35 fighters 

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE AIR FORCE’S reported plan to purchase a startup batch of two F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters without weapon systems aboard will likely draw a stern disapproval at parliament, according to an opposition lawmaker.  Pheu Thai MP Yutthapong Charatsathian said today (May 29) it will be “ultimately unusual” for the

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Silpakorn varsity president persuaded to resign over air hostess photos

THE President of Silpakorn University who was heavily criticised for sharing photos of air hostesses of various airlines as they worked on his personal Facebook page resigned today (May 2) after being persuaded to do so, Matichon newspaper said. Informed sources said Asst. Prof. Chaicharn Thavaravej, this university’s president, was urged to step down before

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Silpakorn varsity president gets flak for posting photos of air hostesses

  THE PRESIDENT of Silpakorn University said he will be more careful in future after one of a few photos he took of air hostesses with an accompanying message drew strong criticism on social media today (Apr. 27), Matichon newspaper said. Mr. Chaicharn Thavaravej, Silpakorn University’s president, admitted that he was the one who took

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Cabinet nod for Thai-India Air Travel Bubble, flights to start this month

  THE Cabinet today (Mar. 1) approved the Air Travel Bubble Agreement between Thailand and India to again resume commercial flights between the two countries after suspension since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amarin TV said. Airlines are expected to start flying between the two countries this month. Ms. Ratchada Thanadirek, deputy spokesperson for

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Ex-fighter pilot concerned about planned purchase of F-35 stealth fighters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A PHEU THAI MP today (Jan. 10) expressed caution over the Thai air force’s planned purchase of some US-made F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, given top-priority government projects to be carried out first. Fighter pilot-turned-MP Anudit Nakorntap advised that the air force take into account the country’s top-priority economic and

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F-5 Super Tigris fighter’s crash-landing caused by stray big bird

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FRIDAY’S INCIDENT IN WHICH an Air Force F-5 TH Super Tigris fighter crash-landed with the lone pilot jettisoning to safety in Lopburi was evidently caused by a stray big bird hitting the aircraft mid-air, said Air Force spokesman AVM Prapat Sonjaidee today (Dec. 5). The unspecified, large-sized type of bird

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Air Force blasted for handing out disciplinary penalties to police-bashing officer

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST GROUP United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration yesterday (Aug. 18) posted online to condemn the military for allegedly standing in the way of democratic rule by delivering disciplinary penalties to an air force officer who has criticised police crackdowns on anti-Prayut street protesters. On its Facebook page, the

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New round of air strikes against Karens as more refugees cross over

MYANMAR Air Force again bombed a Karen National Union (KNU) base within its zone of control yesterday afternoon (March 28) after the first aerial assault the previous day leading to more refugees fleeing across the border to Thailand’s Mae Hong Son province, Sanook.com reported this morning (March 29). At around 4.15 p.m. yesterday Myanmar Air

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