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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  an hour per sortie. The final logbook entry dates from 30th Januar 1951. A landing accident on that day meant the end of TE148 from active RAF service. Its subsequent future was that of a ground trainin ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... in the RAF, the F-35B could be seen in the air and this shortened the waiting time a bit. Two F-35B were on a training mission and the V/STOL-version of the JSF could be seen performing short take-offs ...

Wings over Houston Airshow

... Wing that is based at Ellington. They took of with a full afterburner as they departed on a training exercise. Unfortunately not much else was seen of these nicely decorated F-16s other than the take-off ...

Iniochos Exercise 2018

...  “Iniochos” aspires to become the most competitive exercise in Europe and the Mediterranean region, and provide participants with a high level of training and unique experience of participation. With th ...

Fliegerschiessen at Axalp Shooting Range

... range provides a unique training environment for Swiss Air Force pilots to exercise their air-ground gunnery skills. Weather conditions for the 2017 edition of this famous spectacle were just right with ...

Warbirds over the Beach

... Beach towards Pungo, which itself also hosts a former US Navy training airfield. airshows/17_wob/static It is an aviation-rich area that warbird collector and businessman Jerry Yagen chose as a home ...

Shuttleworth - Fly Navy!

... It was flown in formation with other training aircraft in one of these special Shuttleworth formations. airshows/17_shuttleworth/form As so often the the Old Warden-based Sea Hurricane opened the flying ...

Meiringen WK 2017

... , or just "WK" in Swiss abbreviation slang, is a yearly event of high intensity training. During a WK reservists train their skills during this three week course. This includes especially militia pilots  ...

Neuburg Open House

... he day to do some training for the next day and surprised the photographers with several low approaches. And just as the fly-in the fly-out on Monday was a nice chance to catch the participants once again  ...

Bulgarian Air Force - Thracian exercises

... July saw the visit of the US 117th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard to Graf Ignatievo from 13-24, July. The exercise was set-up as a bilateral, total force training event to enhance interoperability ...

Luftwaffe Bücker Bü133 Jungmeister

... om the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann biplane, used as a training aircraft for the German Luftwaffe in the 1930s, the single-seat Bü 133 Jungmeister was developed. Though featuring a very similar construction to i ...

Seoul ADEX 2015

... training session the previous day. airshows/15_adex/flyby airshows/15_adex/form The flying display of the KAI (Korean Aerospace Industries) TA-50 Fighting Eagle and even more its sales to Indonesia ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

... test centre and furthermore at Tsuiki on the Southern island of Kyushu. For the Japanese aviation photographers this meant traveling a lot, trying to catch if possible the display training at least once ...

F-AIR Colombia

...  airshows/15_fair/at373 The FAC thus changed their program and the opening act was a 5-ship formation of Cessna T-37 Tweet, which are still used for pilot training in Colombia. They lead the pilots ...

NATO Days Ostrava

... WWII livery and from the Czech side also a Mi-17 of the Flight Training Center (CLV) from Pardubice. A bit hidden in the static area amongst the C-130 Hercules was also a Swedish Air Force UH-60 / Hkp ...

SIAF 2015

... cancelled its visit to the static display and the Romanian LanceR also had to cancel due to ‘operational commitments’, which were most probably related to a training exercise with US ANG F-15 units going ...

Manching WTD61

... howcasing recent high tech developments and former technologies in the two main hangars. airshows/15_wtd61/static airshows/15_wtd61/static2 Decommissioned airframes still belonging to the training  ...

G7 Summit

... training flight of this baggage consisting of two VH-60 and three MV-22 escorted by a German police helicopter was an impressive sight. onbase/15_g7/mv22 onbase/15_g7/vh60 “Air Force One”, a highly ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... DF helicopter (training) units and greatly accessible for photography, especially early in the morning. Apart from the AH-64D Apache and CH-47 Chinook the based helicopters posed nicely in front of the l ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... dangling around them and even chairs as fast as they can to the desired spot. Some cope to cover the whole distance, but some have to stop in between. This kind of ‚airshow sport’ needs some special training ...

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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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