Where? Hahnweide, Southern Germany
The Hahnweide Oldtimer meeting is Germany's biggest warbird airshow. Held bi-annually on the first week-end of September it is by enthusiasts very often rated being on the same level as the other major European warbird shows Duxford in the UK and La Ferté-Alais in France. 2013 year was the 17th edition of the show that has its origins as a simple oldtimer fly-in 34 years ago.
- Published: 05 March 2014
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Vietnam and aviation brings to most peoples minds probably Phantoms fighting against MiGs, B-52 Stratofortresses acting as bombs trucks and napalm and "Agent Orange" over the jungle. However, as Uncle Ho's-led North Vietnam finally defeated the Western-supported South with the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, the dark history of the Vietnam War from 1956 to 1975 is being presented with a different view in the museums stretching all over the country from Ho Chi Minh City up to Hanoi.
- Published: 24 January 2014
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Where? Russia, several airbases
The 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii - ВВС России) in August 2012 was celebrated with a huge airshow at Moscow Zhukovsky. Loads of aircraft from all eras filled the sky during the parade and for different solo displays.
- Published: 25 October 2013
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Where? Zhuhai, People's Republic of China
When? November 2012
The bi-annual Airshow China at Zhuhai is more or less the only chance to get a view on modern Chinese aviation hardware, and to take some legal photos of it. That was the main reason to go there once again, and this is how it came out in the end.
- Published: 13 November 2012
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Where? Taiwan / Republic of China (ROC)
When? November 2012
Once upon a time, the ROCAF (Republic of China Air Force) – aka Taiwanese Air Force – caught my eye: an interesting mix of aircraft types, still some colourful schemes and nice photos were seen floating around the web. The plan to go there was kept in mind and finally realized in connection with a visit to the "Airshow China" in 2012.
- Published: 25 January 2013
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Where? Southern Israel
When? October 2012
A large veil of secrecy lies above the Israeli Air Force (IAF – or Heyl Ha'Avir). The air arm is combat proven at an extremly high degree, but due to the sensitivity of their operations only very few information is being spread. Despite these conditions the visit to Nevatim and Hatzerim was very worthwhile.
- Published: 14 May 2013
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Where? Manching, Germany
After the show of Jagdgeschwader 71 (JG71) at Wittmund to honour the end of the F-4F Phantom II service for the Luftwaffe at the end of June 2013, the two remaining Phantoms of WTD61 soldiered on for one more month. End of July was the offical end for all German Phantoms due to legal reasons, and the German Flight Test Center used the remaining time to fly their F-4s until the very end.
- Published: 06 August 2013
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Where? Nyutabaru, Kyushu, Japan
The annual airshow at Nyutabaru is always a safe bet to see some amazing aerial displays of the JASDF. Three Squadron, either equipped with F-4EJ Phantoms or F-15(D)J Eagles, amongst them the nicely painted Aggressors, assure a stunning and varied display even without any other participants flying in from other airfields.
- Published: 11 February 2013
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