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SIAF 2022

... I somehow doubted about the farewell event during the show. Words were furthermore that Slovakia only had four flyable MiGs and only three current pilots left. Fortunately by then, my minimum expectation ...

Kiwi Aviation Adventures

... village. You can reserve the flights, but from personal experience it is also possible to show up and jump on a flight as there are usually some seats available. The flights usually land on the Tasman ...

Boeing PT-17B Kaydet

The Boeing Stearman must be the world’s mostly known biplane. More than 8500 airplanes were build, and the „Model 75“ has been used to train an uncountable number of military pilots in the late 1930s and ...

La Ferté-Alais 2021

... for a rather low number of spectators of the La Ferté-Alais airshow in its 48th addition. 15.000 people attended on both days, and tickets were available on pre-sale only. airshows/21_laferte/so14,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

Axalp Alpine Airshow 2021

... into an internationally known event. In previous years, a total of more than 10,000 visitors flocked to the shooting range. This year the number of tickets available per day was limited to 4,000 due to ...

Frecce Tricolori 60th Anniversary Airshow

...  A larger area was closed off around the F-35A, which was parked a bit aside from the other fast jets. Obviously this is the Italian Air Force’s most modern and most valuable asset. And this was it… walking ...

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

... (NAS) San Diego. But only two weeks later, the aircraft was already transfer to Norfolk, Virginia, on the East Coast. The flight crew at the time carried out the transfer non-stop in a remarkable 19.2 ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II had a remarkable 50 year long lasting career in Japan. This is a personal review of Phantom encounters in the Land of the Rising Sun. It covers the final 16 years of ...

F-AZJU - La Ferté-Alais' Ju-52/3m

... they had on stock and that were suitable to be put into an to-become-airworthy aircraft. During the restoration process the main fuselage as well as the wings were completely stripped from their paint. ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

... and uncoordinated, the aircraft were parked too far away from the spectators, and necessary facilities were not available. After all, this not worth attending and in strong contrast to the event at Duxford ...

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

...  But oil pans are also noticeable under some of the World War I aircraft. This clearly indicates they are airworthy and includes an impressive number of five Fokker triplanes. An impressively large triplane ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

Time to say farewell to a legend! The SAR command of the Transport Helicopter Regiment 30 (Transporthubschrauberregiment 30 / THR 30) at Niederstetten changed from the venerable Bell UH-1D „Huey“ to the ...

Blue Wings 2020 Exercise

... most memorable day of the deployment. On this day a mixed formation of two Luftwaffe Eurofighters and two IAF F-16s led by an IAF G550 aircraft performed a fly-by of the Dachau concentration camp and Fürstenfeldbruck ...

Polikarpov I-16 Mosca at Madrid

... to its small fuselage it is very agile, and don’t forget it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear. It was only the closed canopy that was missing to ...

Luftwaffe H145M LUH SOF operations

... helicopter is highly suitable. The LUH SOF therefore does not only cover the range of missions of its two predecessor, the MBB BO105 and Bell UH-1D, in only one platform, but extends them noticeably. This ...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

... A previous generation Boeing airplane, the venerable B727, was presented by T2 Aviation in its role as “Oil Spill Response” demonstrating liquid spraying capabilities. airshows/18_Farnborough/Boeing_4,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

Air Legend 2019

... from Duxford, three Yaks in different configurations, but all wearing the unmistakable markings of the Normandy-Niemen squadron, or a trio of Spitfires. airshows/19_Melun/YakSpit_8,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

Radom Airshow 2018

... visibility. Around midday the whole flying was understandably cancelled due to those miserable conditions. As a side aspect there remained more time to have a look at the rather extensive static display ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... as just very few hours after landing I was able to catch the first Mirages. This included also the twin eater wearing the special scheme celebrating 20 years of Mirages on Taiwan and a pair of Mirage 2000 ...

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