On Asian Skies, Greg Waldron analysed Taiwan's fighter acquisition plans and commented: "Virtually every pundit, journalist, official, and industry executive I've spoken to privately feels that Taiwan won't get new F-16 C/Ds. Washington's fear of angering China is simply to great."
Look out for Waldron's upcoming Flight International feature on the subject.
The DEW Line carried video of the Sukhoi T-50-2 fighter's flameout at the end of MAKS 2011, and quoted an eye witness, namely our Russian correspondent Vladimir Karnozov: "Two bursts of flame erupted from the right engine and two loud bumps were heard."
Blog author Stephen Trimble also drew attention to footage from the MAKS debut of Sukhoi's Su-35S, which he billed "an air show stud".
And, in rare form, he managed to pen an analysis of the Lockheed Martin F-35's grounding in the style of Naughty by Nature's early-'90s rap hit 'OPP'. Yes, really.