Where? Ostrava Airport, Czech Republic
The NATO Days in Ostrava have risen to the biggest security show in Europe since its first issue in 2001 and nowadays regularly attracts an amazing number of 225.000 visitors over the week-end. These two days at the end of September are full of events and at the same time used to celebrate the Czech Air Force Days. NATO Days ostrava thus not only provide an extensive display of ground hardware, but also a great flying display, often combined with a ground show to demonstrate the the combination of air and ground power.
- Published: 27 September 2015
- Hits: 18685
Where? Sliac Air Base, Slovakia
The Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 is always an interesting airshow option. Combined with the Sliac-based 1st “Tiger” Squadron of the Slovak Air Force flying the MiG-29 Fulcrum the announced highlights for this year included the Romanian MiG-21 LanceR and the B-52 Stratofortress.
- Published: 14 September 2015
- Hits: 1097
Where? Aerodrome de Cerny, Paris area, France
Original flying engines from the 1910s up to the latest military jets is something that only very few airshows worldwide can offer. Amongst them is the event of the Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis (AJBS) at La Ferté-Alais, which once again has proved this year in its 43rd edition that quality and quantity can be mixed really well.
- Published: 23 August 2015
- Hits: 1373
Where? Manching, Bavaria, Germany
Open days of the Luftwaffe in Germany do happen regularly, but events with a flying display are few and far between. To mark the 60th anniversary of the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) and 25 years of the German “Unity Army” the “Tag der Bundeswehr” was celebrated on different locations all around Germany on June, 13th. Amongst others also at the WTD61 in Manching, being the only location to feature a flying display of jet aircraft.
- Published: 18 June 2015
- Hits: 7135
Where? Omaka, Blenheim, New Zealand
The bi-annual Classic Fighters air show in Omaka, New Zealand is one of the best warbird events in the Southern Hemisphere and ranks very highly against any of the more well known and prestigious flying displays elsewhere in the world. This year marked the air show’s 8th edition, and it clearly has a promising future.
- Published: 11 June 2015
- Hits: 7708
Where? Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh is neither a common tourist destination, nor is it likely the first country that would make it on top of the list of "popular planespotting destinations". Nevertheless the trip to Dhaka was most interesting, making for some long-lasting impressions from a diversified country!
- Published: 19 May 2015
- Hits: 5784
Where? Waterkloof AB, South Africa
African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) is cited as being Africa’s premier air, sea and land defence exhibition. The 2014 edition was set to be the biggest in its 14 year history, when it opened its doors from 17 – 21 September at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria. Irrespectively of what has been announced, AAD it is a great opportunity to see the South African Air Force (SAAF) live and in action.
- Published: 14 March 2015
- Hits: 16166
Where? Hokkaido, Japan
Hokkaido, Japan's Northern island, is a special experience and cannot really be compared with the rest of Japan. Vast landscapes and scenic mountain ranges prevail instead of megacities and densly populated areas. And in the winter months this experience is even more exciting! Birds of all species populate the air, and Chitose's International Airport is busy with winter operations, assuring the safe handling of civil and military air traffic alike.
- Published: 06 March 2015
- Hits: 31262
Where? Midland, Tx, USA
Looking to the horizon around Midland the width of the Texan landscape is interrupted by oil pumps, and with the sweetish smell of oil also the smell of the money lies in air. High above a stairway of clouds leads from the horizon into the big blue, proudly supported by the clear air of the Texan sky. Historic bombers and warbird fighters would soon sneak through those skies, giving plenty of photogenic topside passes for the Airsho crowd.
- Published: 15 February 2015
- Hits: 7270
Where? Old Warden, Biggleswade, UK
The Shuttleworth Collection has not been particularly lucky with the airshow weather in 2014. The main shows in August had to be cancelled, and for some other events the sun either did not want to come out or the winds were too strong for some of the aircraft to fly. However, for their Pageant Airshow in September everything went just right! And the DH.88 Comet was finally in the air again!
- Published: 31 January 2015
- Hits: 8319
When? November 2014
The 60th anniversary of the JASDF in 2014 promised many special schemes on their aircraft, though the amount and variety of the 50th anniversary would most probably not be matched. Nevertheless this was the motivation for another trip to the land of the rising sun.
- Published: 10 January 2015
- Hits: 1691195