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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, ...

NLD Piestany - Slovak Air Show

An airshow in a spa town? That seems to be a highly unlikely combination, but it can be possible as proved recently in Slovakia. The 2. Národné Letecké Dni (National Air Day) was held on June, 14.-15. ...

SIAF 2022

Politics couldn’t be left aside at this year’s Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) at Malacky-Kuchyna airbase in Western Slovakia. The country shares a border with Ukraine, a country under war that suffers ...

Pilsen Air Show

... Czechoslovakia, an open-air opera performance was given on Pilsen’s central Republic Square. This was combined with a beer and pub night on that Friday evening, resulting for some in a slow start the next ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE18

... Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. He crashed and died on 28 November 1944 near Zwolle after been hit by German AA fire. Smik’s aircraft has been re-created by the Spitfire’s owner, ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... the Slovak International Airshow at Sliac, Slovakia, promised them, and delivered! Combined with many other flying displays these former Warsaw Pact aircraft highlighted a more than sunny airshow.  ...

Bulgarian Air Force - Thracian exercises

... due to the limits of their MiG-21 and MiG-29 aircraft. Compared to other countries such as Slovakia or Romania the Bulgarian fighters did not undergo an avionics modernization program, thus still lack ...

NATO Days Ostrava

... 16 Blackhawk helicopter. The Slovak AF put a special coloured MiG-29UBS in the dispersal area, and the ‘glas nose’ Let L-410FG for photogrammetry was a nother aircraft rarely seen around airshows. Aero ...

SIAF 2015

The Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 is always an interesting airshow option. Combined with the Sliac-based 1st “Tiger” Squadron of the Slovak Air Force flying the MiG-29 Fulcrum the announced highlights ...

Waddington Airshow

... before the show. Also in this year the Spanish Air Force helicopter team „Patrulla ASPA“ did have its first visit to the UK at Waddington, and so came also a special painted Slovak AF L-39 to Lincolnshire. ...

SIAF 2013

With the 1.Sqn and their MiG-29s the Slovak International Air Display (SIAF) at their home base Sliac seeing those amazing Fulcrum smoketrails in the sky is always a save bet. However, this year was ...

NATO Days Ostrava

...  Apart from that the program in the morning was dominated by the solo demonstrations of the Slovak MiG-29 solo display and the Italian C-27J Spartan impressed once more by its display including several ...

Florennes Airshow

... the Slovak MiG-29 after its flying display. Furthermore the show did feature the Belgian "Red Devils", Croatian "Wings of Storm", French "Patrouille de France", the Royal Jordanian Falcons and the Cartouche ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfir

... May, 29th 1945 as TE554 (C/N 17-1351), the registration number this particular aircraft is mostly referred to nowadays. TE554 was then assigned No.310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, No.13 Group, Fighter command ...

SIAF 2011

After the SIAD and the NLD it was this year that Slovakia's big international airshow came to light as the SIAF. Whereas in recent years the big yearly Slovak Airshow NLD has been held in Slovakia's Western ...

Airpower 2011

... This included presentation of three displays from the Czech Republic (JAS39 Gripen – the Tiger jet -, Mi-35 Hind and the L-159 ALCA), the Slovak MiG-29 and a A109 and F-16 from Belgium. As another airshow ...

CIAF 2010

... turning around in steep curves. A formation of Aero L-29 Delfin and a Yak-52 was another civil act, as the times are long gone when both of these types were still in service within the Czechoslovakian ...

NLD Piestany

2010 saw the 4th edition of Slovakia’s „National Air Day“ (NLD = Národných leteckých dní), once again held at the airport of Piestany. Compared to the previous year’s, the 2010 event did not change that ...

90 years Czech Air Force

Time to celebrate! 2008 marked the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Air Force. And this was the main theme for this year's airshow at at Czech's only remaining fighter airbase Caslav, ...

CIAF 2008

... fires. Presumably for readiness reasons the Slovak Air Forces remained absent with their MiG-29s and did only send a Mi-24, to which another example from Macedonia should have been added, but this one ...
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