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Israel Base Visits ...

... ed the history and the current status of Sde Dov. Build in 1938 the airfield served as the homebases for Tiger Moths that were used for powerline recconaissance flights. In the course of the time it bec ...

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

... are still left today in flying condition. One is located not far away from its former wartime base Norfolk, Virgina, at the Military Aviation Museum just South of Virgina Beach. It represents one of the ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

... airbases that were most busy with intercepting foreign intruders into Japanese airspace. During my first visit to Japan in 2005, already some of those Squadrons have either been disbanded or already ...

F-AZJU - La Ferté-Alais' Ju-52/3m

The Junkers Ju-52 is an aviation legend, and "F-AZJU" is a true piece of jewelry for the French Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis. The aircraft is based at the Amicale’s homebase La Ferté-Alais in the South o ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

... small aircraft took the indispensable tasks of transport duties and were also used for aerial reconnaissance. They were used to search for ground targets and to direct the firepower of ground-based artillery ...

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

...  using the aircraft based at Omaka. This was partly due to troubles going on around "The Vintage Aviator" custom aircraft manufacturer, very well known for its replicas of aircraft from the WW I era, a ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

...  Niederstetten became the first of a total of three German SAR bases to make the transfer to this new Light Utility Helicopter for Search And Rescue (LUH SAR) tasks of the Bundeswehr. Nörvenich will  ...

Blue Wings 2020 Exercise

A historic first! August 2020 saw the visit of Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16C/D “Barak” fighter jets deploying to Germany. With security on high alert and very restricted access to Nörvenich air base,  ...

Polikarpov I-16 Mosca at Madrid

... 1990s. Amongst them the Madrid-based I-16 “Mosca” in the hands of the Spanish Fundación de Infante de Orleans (FIO) is the only one to fly regularly. I was fortunate to go up in the air with it for an ...

Hatzerim - Israel AF Flight Course 176 Graduation

... while the rest are destined to join the transport fleet in different roles. The event is celebrated with a ceremony at Hatzerim Air Base, in the northern Negev, that brings the cadets’ three-year syllabus ...

Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda

... can become a realistic scenario in this part of the world and was certainly not chosen by chance as a theme for the high-value exercise "Blue Flag 2019" at Ovda Air Force Base in southern Israel. W ...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

... ays The only ‘real’ military flying display on the FIA18 trade days was the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) F-16 Demo Team, flying a Spangdahlem-based USAFE Fighting Falcon in the usual gray sky of Farnboro ...

Air Legend 2019

...  grouped together according to their age and theme. airshows/19_Melun/warbirds_8,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 There was a classiv Navy Duo of the La Ferté-Alais based F4U Corsair and the Bearca ...

Radom Airshow 2018

... highlight for the flying display was for the sure the Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder. The jet was unfortunately not based at Radom, but at the nearby Deblin. As it only flew for the public on Saturday ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... with a long telephoto lens. Actually this fear turned out to be partly true, as was the prevailing typhoon season. But the announced airshow at Hualien airbase with its F-16 fighter Squadrons and the reconnaissance ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

...  Belgian Airspace / Florennes Airbase When? May 2019 air2air/19_DarkFalcon/close_4,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 In 1979 the first F-16 joined the fleet of the Belgium Air Force (BAF) to ...

Pilsen Air Show

... some nice flying displays and lots of entertainment. A big and interesting part for the fans of warbirds of classic aviation was provided by the locally based “Classic Trainers” club (www.classictrainers.cz). ...

Wings over Houston 2018

... a lot of ‘no shows’ that could not fly to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, but also led to the cancellation of nearly the whole flying display on Saturday. With the cloud cover hanging low at around ...

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