(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

User Rating: 0 / 5

Please rate this article:
0 of 5 - 0 votes
Thank you for rating this article.

jaboG32

Where? Lagerlechfeld, Germany
When? 01/2011

Night flying is an essential part in the training of every jet pilot, and the ground crews as well. To lessen the noise disturbance in the neighbouring communities, the Luftwaffe conducts night flying training and operations only in the winter season when the dawn already starts at around 5pm. With around 10 jets flying in the afternoon and during the night period again this was quite a busy day with plenty of photo opportunities.

The main focus of this day were the two special coloured jets currently based at Lagerlechfeld:

  • Tornado ECR 46+29, the JaboG 32 1st Squadron's Tiger Scheme from 2010
  • Tornado IDS(T) 45+99, celebrating 55.555 flight hours at Holloman AFB, the Luftwaffe training centre in the United State

To see the Holloman jet was a special treat and rare opportunity, as this jet was transferred back from the US in late 2010 and with only a few remaining flight hours will soon be history... After seeing this scheme under the blue New Mexican sky a special set-up at dawn unveiled the silver colours with good effect.

The "Tiger Jet" participated in the daily flying routine, which restricted the access to the aircraft - but nevertheless very nice photo opportunities were provided to document this good looking scheme.
Besides these two colourful aircraft, plenty of the gray Tornados could be seen as well with the Luftwaffe pilots performing their daily training flights.

Some links to photos in higher resolution:

  

I would like to express my sincere thanks to JaboG32 Public Affairs for their generous support and approval of this visit!

recently published

Bell Cobra Flight

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

Bell P-39 P-63 Cobras air-air at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Where? Oshkosh, WI, USA
When?July 2017

EAA Airventure at Oshkosh in 2017 saw a rare gathering of Bell Aircraft Cobras. Three P-63 Kingcobras and a P-39 Airacobra attended the ‘World’s greatest Aviation Celebration’, amongst them all Cobras belonging to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF): the P-39Q of the Central Texas Wing, the world’s sole flying P-63F of the “P-63 Sponsor Group” and the most recent addition, the P-63A of the Dixie Wing from Peachtree City, Georgia.

Read more ...

more Airshows

Tsuiki Airshow

(Reading time: 4 - 8 minutes)

JASDF Tsuiki Airshow 2014
Where? Tsuiki, Japan
When? 30/11/2014

The souvenir booths are buzzing with business, and a mix of white steam and smoke rises up as thick smoke from the food stalls of the “Yatai” market, whose crews get ready for the day. The sun has not even risen yet, but some hundreds of Japanese airshow enthusiasts already flock around the shopping street set up for the 2014 Airshow at the Tsuiki airbase.

Read more ...

more Air-Air

I-16 "Ishak"

(Reading time: 3 - 5 minutes)

Polikarpov I-16
Where? Palatinate Forest
When?
 June 2010

The big news on the German Warbird scene in 2009 was the arrival on one of the rare airworthy Polikarpov I-16 "Ishak". It reflects the pleasant trend to operate an ever growing number of historic aircraft in Germany and for sure this special example adds an additional flavour to the already existing fleet.

Read more ...

Twitter feed

My Warbird Book

photos on www.airfighters.com