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High Performance Glider - DG-800S

The DG Flugzeugbau DG-800S is a high performance single-seat glider with an impressive wingspan of 18m and a maximum glide ratio of 51,5 with winglets installed. As for comparable gliders it becomes obvious ...

Flying with the CAF high above Texas

While being at the FINA CAF Airsho (2004 report) I was fortunate to get the possibility for several flights in historic aircraft, including one in a Curits C-46 Command to go on a photo mission. While ...

La Ferté-Alais 2021

... from all eras The first aerial battles of World War I war shown by some of the French based aircraft, but the high highlight turned out to be the "Pterodactyl Flight" from the Czech Republic. Using scale ...

Axalp Alpine Airshow 2021

... in the afternoon. At the Tschingel area, the highest and largest of the three spectator areas, visitors are at eye level with the pilots and can even look down into the cockpits during some of their maneuvers. ...

Bavarian Tiger on the prowl

... of NATO’s Tiger Association (NTA). Where? flying high over Bavaria When? 05/2021 According to the designer of this Tiger design, Alexander Hamm, the white and blue stripes of this Tiger jet do not ...

Frecce Tricolori 60th Anniversary Airshow

... the flying displays was once again opened by the AW-139 rescue helicopter carrying the Italian flag. However before a formation was presented, which might have been the highlight of the event. It represented ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

... of this McDonnell Douglas-build fighter jet in the Land of the Rising Sun. JASDF Phantoms - a brief summary During high times in the 1980s nearly 150 F-4 Phantom IIs were in service with the Japanese ...

F-AZJU - La Ferté-Alais' Ju-52/3m

... companies have flown into the reconstruction of this Ju 52. The whole effort lasted for 13 years. A main issue during this time was not only to keep the spirit of the team high and alive, but also to get ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

The 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy also brought some highlights for the aviation enthusiast. Nearly two dozen Dakotas made their way from Duxford in England over the English Channel to the Caen ...

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

... its landing accident four years ago. This warbird dominated a highly diverse flying program. Where? Omaka, New Zealand When? 19-21/04/2019 Easter weekend 2019, it is mid-April. The hot summer months ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

... time and on cost, which was well highlighted from all sides during the official handover ceremony at Niederstetten. With reference to the helicopter’s medical missions, the commander of THR 30, Colonels ...

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

... day on each first Sunday of the month. The only exception are January and the hot summer months July and August. The chances are high that you get to see their I-16 Mosca flying during this event. Check ...

Hatzerim - Israel AF Flight Course 176 Graduation

... of force’ presentation that concluded the ceremony. With the M-346 Lavi, the IAF has a modern and highly sophisticated jet trainer that has now replaced all the veteran Tzukit (Magister) trainers at Hatzerim. ...

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 ...

COVID-19

... and for sure there will be more cancellations in the following weeks and months to come. Chances are high that 2020 might even become a year without any airshow if the spread of the Corona virus cannot ...

Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda

... 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. Where? ...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

... going on to get out of the show with the highest number of orders. Looking for military related activities at Farnborough one had to dig deeper as current and hot topics were not obvious at first sight. ...

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