I’ve been using Spotify (free) since… 2013 at least. Not as long as some, but a long time. I’m invested, at least in time on the platform. My SO has a premium account but I’ve never taken the time to see if I can glom onto that. The ads suck ass but, to be fair, they don’t bother me thatmuch.
The BIG thing with Spotify, for me, has always been their lacking a few bands who I consider to be critical. A recent gift was Def Leppard’s first three albums. Rights to these albums had been tied up in a decade-long legal battle. The pop big-hair Def Leppard stuff has always been available; The good stuff, however, has not been.
Topping this list, though, has always been Tool. They’re an—dare I say—important band. I don’t know what the backstory is. I’m just happy to have Tool accessible to on Spotify, where I listen to all my other music.
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing early Wednesday morning in Primorsky Krai, Far East, Russia’s Eastern Military Press reported.
Initial findings from a special committee investigating onsite reported that while returning to Uglovaya military airport in Primorsky Krai after a night training flight, the aircraft signalled a failure in the hydraulic system of the nose landing gear during descent and the pilot subsequently decided to land. The pilot was uninjured in the incident.
During the forced landing, the Su-27 was not on fire and the aircraft was not loaded with ammunition, and could recover its technical abilities after an overhaul.
The six or seven Russian Su-27 Flankers deployed Bobruisk airfield in eastern Belarus were photographed carrying Vympel R-73 missiles (NATO reporting name AA-11 Archer). The aircraft were deployed to Belarus at the request of President Aleksandr Lukashenko amid concerns over increased NATO military activity in eastern Europe.
Satellite imagery captured on March 22, 2014 shows eight Su-27/30 Flankers at Primorko-Akhtarsk Air Base in southern Russia. These units could ostensibly be used in any military action against Ukraine.
Russia has reportedly deployed six Su-27 Flanker fighters to Belarus as the request of President Lukashenko amid concerns over instability in Ukraine and NATO’s deployment of USAF combat aircraft to Lithuania and Poland.
The Finnish Air Force has increased surveillance flights within its airspace in response to escalating tension between Russia and NATO. Russia has announced plans to deploy up to 24 Su-27 fighter aircraft to Belarus in response to NATO deployments of fighter aircraft to Lithuania and Poland as a result of the current crisis in Crimea.
By the end of the year 24 Su-27SM3 fighter jets will have been deployed at the Russian aviation base in Belarus.
Russian fighter jets regiment, composed of 24 Su-27SM3 fighter jets, will ensure the “Union State’s” air defense and the integrity of the air space, ITAR-TASS reports with a reference to the Commander in Chief of Russia’s air forces Viktor Bondarev.