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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  at Leconfield. Looking at TE184s logbook, it accumulated roughly 300 flying hours until the end of 1950. After that the Spitfire was flying for the Squadron only every now and then, and only for abou ...

Duxford Flying Legends 2018

... light until the last engine had shut down. airshows/18_duxford/so23/,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Looking at smiling and sometimes also sun-burned faces it was clear that proven concept of ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

Travelling to countries operating the MiG-29 is usually a safe bet to see this great looking jet from the Soviet-era in the air. This was also true for the Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) at Sliac, ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... looking JASDF fighter jets were countless: airshows/18_tsuiki/f-2duo4,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team and the USMC F-35B Lightning II Especially of interest ...

Shuttleworth Evening Display

... prepared their tables, chairs and blankets along the fence line. Looking at the progress of their picnic and the already emptied bottles of wine was a clear indication that the major part of the crowd ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... tail fin. air2air/17_cobra/p-63 P-39 Airacobra Looking at such a ‘not-so-famous’ combat history it is no wonder that Airacobras and Kingcobras are not in the same spotlight as a Mustang or Spitfire. ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

... fighter, painted in an extraordinary and cool looking blue camouflage. The airshow at the end of October was a good possibility to see the pilots and their jets in action. Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu, ...

Warbirds over the Beach

...  will be a brilliant feat of the mechanics and pilots of the Military Aviation Museum! I am looking forward to that! If you want to be kept informed about the event, the website of the show is http://www.vbairshow.com/ ...

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

... to larger average airshows the line-up of a dozen of P-51 Mustangs will leave one speechless. And looking for other warbirds just goes like: “You name it… you get it…” airshows/16_oshkosh/wwi airshows/16_oshkosh/wwii ...

Neuburg Open House

The TaktLwG74 celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2016. At the same time the German Luftwaffe is looking back at its foundation 60 years ago in 1956. Both events were a good reason to celebrate one event ...

Airpower Zeltweg - Airpower16

... rshows/16_zeltweg/orlik airshows/16_zeltweg/aguilla airshows/16_zeltweg/pc7team Verdict Looking at the crowd and the flying program Zeltweg was not only an airshow, it was a big party for crews and ...

Manching WTD61

... ost welcomed possibility, to see solo demonstrations of the Luftwaffe aircraft. Thanks to all WTD61 people involved in setting up this event. I am looking forward to 2017, which will see the 60th anniversary  ...

CAF Airsho 2014

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 ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... that were all within a more or less 3-4h driving time. A bit of time, though not far looking at the distance as it easily can take that long to cover around 150km on Japanese roads... Let's start in Komatsu ...

Flying Legends Duxford 2014

... hy Gloster Gladiators in the air at the same time. airshows/14_dux/p51 airshows/14_dux/buchon airshows/14_dux/bomber And looking to the big birds, Europe'€™s only flying B-17 Flying Fortress "S ...

ILA Berlin 2014

... so2 Looking at the flying program it was a great line-up, and even better to see that some of the (solo) demonstrations were using flares and the team displays were not so bad either, especially when conside ...

SIAF 2013

... slightly different... Where? Sliac, Slovakia When? 31/08 - 01/09/2013 The wind of change came from the North. As proud as the Slovaks are of their MiG-29 Fulcrum and looking at the recent modernizations ...

Israeli Air Force

... J Skyhawkys of the "Flying Tiger" Squadron will soon by replaced by the Aermacchi M346, providing in the IAF's view a proper tool for the advanced IAF pilot training, especially when looking at the subsequent ease ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... and F-16s. But even flying these high performance jets he is of the opinion that the Spitfire is "the Queen of the skies" and "flies like hell!". When looking at his fruitful military career in retros ...

Korea / Japan

... f (mental) balance and calmness, but looking at the omni-present tensions with its neighbour North Korea the reality is different. It is thus more than obvious that the Korean military is very restrict ...

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Wings over Houston 2018

Wings over Houston 2018 was headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels display team. With a big concentration of Commemorative Air Force (CAF) warbirds all around the oil-rich state of Texas the line-up of WW II airplanes was also strong. The most impressive airshow act Read More
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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

Nine Balkenkreuze and three silhouettes of the Fieseler Fi 103, aka „Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1)“ as kill markings depict this Spitfire Mk.XVI as the personal plane of Otto Smik. Smik was one of the most successfully Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. Read More
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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

Ten (R)F-4EJ Phantoms lined up in front of the crowd was a sight to behold! The Hyakuri Airshow 2018 was the last ever opportunity to see such a large number of mighty Phantoms in action as JASDF Phantom operations will dwindle down rapidly in the Read More
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Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

It’s free, it’s fun, and it is a day packed with a nearly 12 hour long lasting flying display. The Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS 2018) is the largest air show in Romania and took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Bucharest International Airport Read More
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