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Hahnweide OTT 2019

... in the East of Stuttgart and at the foot of the Teck castle. From the focus of sailplanes and a relaxed fly-in 34 years ago the event grew bigger and bigger throughout the years. Today roughly 35-40.000 ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

... that tradition today. In 2018 Vador became the 19th F-16 pilot to continue that tradition for three consecutive years. Obviously the everyday job of the whole Demo Team is to promote the capabilities of ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  aircraft, gate guard and museum aircraft. more air-air photography of Spitfire LF Mk.XIV (G-MXVI) galleries/18_spitfire/4_4/,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 TE 184 today: reborn as G-MXVI I ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

  Back in 1917 Kakamigahara airfield was used as an army airfield and a airship landing site. Today it is named Gifu, and is the home of the JASDF Flight Test Centre ADTW (Air Development and Test Wing). ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... by the precursor of today’s NASA this P-63 was extensively used in aerodynamics research when the speed of propeller-driven aircraft reached their limits in the dawn of the jet age. air2air/17_cobra/form ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... aircraft types flown during the Vietnam War, being manned by USAF and South Vietnamese pilots. Nevertheless some of the Bird Dog’s relive a renaissance today, as they are a cheap and affordable warbird, ...

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

... e build and used by many airforces worldwide, even still after the end of WWII. Many examples are left today in private hands. They are appreciated by their owners for the ease of maintainability and sh ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... ol aircraft (MPA), the domestically developed successor to the submarine hunter Lockheed P-3 Orion, the main activities at Gifu focus today on the XC-2, which will replace the Kawasaki C-1 transport aircr ...

Waddington Airshow

... County” era revived with in afternoon that week-end. airshows/14_waddo/so2 Today it is more peaceful at Waddington, though the strong presence of the RAF and the sound of jet engines persists. However ...

Hahnweide OTT 2013

...  Southern Germany When? 06-08/09/2013 Today it is still organized by a small group of volunteer forming part of the "Fliegergruppe Wolf Hirth". This club is very famous for its sailplane activities  ...

Israeli Air Force

...  aircraft of the "Desert Giants" Squadron as well as the many different versions of C-130 Hercules aircraft of the "The Knights of the Yellow Bird" and the "Elephants" Squadron share today a large apron  ...

Corsairs and Phantoms

...  it can still be visited today. Of course Andravida itself is not that historically relevant, but two Squadrons of F-4E (AUP) Phantom II were more than a good reason for a visit. The air base is hom ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... ame President of the State of Israel in 1993. The history of this specific airframe can be traced back as follows: In the light of the phasing out the sale of 30 aircraft to Burma, today's Myanmar, was init ...

Bahrain International Airshow 2012

The Meteorology Department at the Civil Aviation Affairs expected a rather cold weather today with some clouds at times. The forecast was for maximum temperature of 20°C and minimums around 15°C - at the ...

Polikarpov I-16 "Ishak" Red Star

...  of the I-16 Type 18, whereas landing gear and the right cockpit door showed a Type 24. Today's colour scheme represents the original aircraft, as fabric samples still showed the then typical standard V ...

Japan & China 2010

... resent, and I saw and spoke to numerous Japanese, Brits and Finish enthusiasts. But today only a handful of the locals were present at their set-up spot, which provides even a fireplace to prepare some w ...

Aviasvit XXI

... that the airframe is still good today to be modified for future use: airshows/10_aviasvit/an2 airshows/10_aviasvit/an3t Apart from the above mentioned aircraft mainly some general aviation types were  ...

Flying Legends

... BoB, though less looked after today, was the Hawker Hurricane. At the beginning of the show however one example got the chance to 'fight' against a Messerschmitt Bf109 – well, actually it was a spanish-built ...

30 Jahre KHR 26

The Kampfhubschrauberregiment (KHR) 26 was founded in 1979 and received its first Bo 105 helicopters one year later, the same type which they are still flying today. The Open Doors Day at Roth (Franken/Northern ...

Meeting du Centenaire

The Meeting du Centenaire – "Meeting of the Centennial" – was announced as a big celebration of the first airshow held at Reims in August 1909, celebrated at the location that is today the airbase BA11 ...
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Air Legend 2019

"Air Legend" at the Melun-Villaroche airfield in the South of Paris is a new airshow establishing itself firmly on the European circuit. The second edition in 2019 focused on Cold War jets and succeeded with a well balanced mix of those Cold War warriors, warbirds Read More
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Hahnweide OTT 2019

2019 saw the 19th edition of the Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide. You may also call it a fly-in, a pilot meeting or a warbird airshow, and with around 400 participating aircraft it is arguably Germany’s biggest aviation event. It is an avgeek festival, and an aviation Read More
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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 Su-27 Flanker or the JF-17 from Pakistan for the flying display. In Read More
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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. With the aim to photograph some aircraft of Read More
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