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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 ...

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 ge ...

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

... me 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 P ...

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

... elicopter 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

... 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

... on 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 sig ...

Hahnweide OTT 2019

...  a lot further away. And there is backlight throughout the day. This drawback is fortunately compensated by many other highlights throughout the week-end, so that missing those photos of the flying displa ...

Radom Airshow 2018

Radom Airshow 2018 had the Polish Air Force’s 100th anniversary as a main theme. Concluding from past events the expectations were very high, and the event attracted highlights such as the Ukrainian Suchoi ...

Taiwan Planespotting

This was another plane spotting trip to Taiwan. Even though it has a vivid aviation photography scene, it’s tropical climate and a military on high alert do not make it an easy country to pursue this hobby. ...

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