(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

 Where? Paris, le Bourget
When? 15-20/06/2003

Finally, after a long wait, I have prepared the photos of the "Salon du Bourget 2003". Just see it as a pleasant anticipation for the airshow season 2004 ;)
Every 2 years the "Salon Internatiomaux de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace", or in English "Paris Air Show", is the big internationall aviation trade fair in Europe.

However, in 2003 things were a bit different. Due to political conflicts between France and the USA the participation from the other side of the Atlantic was drastically reduced and the SARS outbreak in Asia had its influence as well. The US companies were represented in the exhibition and with static displays, but did not send even one aircraft for the flight display.
So the visitor had the chance to have a look at the flight performances of the new Airbusses and the new generation fighters from Europe, namely the Rafale, Eurofighter and the Gripen.
Resuming the static and the flight display the 45th edition Aerosalon was good, but has definitely seen better times.
Let's hope for some more aircraft participation at the 46th Paris Air Show, which will take place at the traffic jammed Le Bourget airfield from the 12th to the 19th June 2005.

Dassault Rafale

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open
click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

Eurofighter Typhoon

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open
click to open ---- click to open

Saab Gripen

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

Dassault Mirage 2000

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

Aero Vodochody L-159 ALCA

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

recently published

Meiringen WK 2017

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

Meiringen Swiss Air Force WK 2017
Where? Meiringen, Switzerland
When? March 2017

Alpine Base Meiringen offers a gorgeous setting The airfield is nestled in a small valley in central Switzerland in the canton of Bern. Surrounded by mountains that partly rise up vertically for several hundred meters it is challenging flying terrain, but provides plenty of photo opportunities. Meiringen is the home of the Swiss Air Force's Fliegerstaffel 11 "Tigers", one of Switzerland three F/A-18 Hornet Squadrons, and is also home to the militia Squadron 8 "Destructors" ("Vandalos"), flying the F-5E Tiger II.

Read more ...

more Airshows

SIAF 2011

(Reading time: 4 - 8 minutes)

SIAF 2011 at Sliac

Where? Sliac Airport, Slovakia
When? 27-28/08/2011

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 part as Bratislava or Piestany, SIAF chose the Slovak MiG-29 home base Sliac in the Tatra region as the new location – and this was more than one good reason to come back.
Situated in a valley of the Tatra mountain region, Sliac is about a 2h drive from the capital Bratislava, with several picturesque cities nearby that make it easy to spent some nice evenings after the long and exhausting show days.

Read more ...

more Air-Air

Bf-108 D-ESBH - Smooth Taifun

(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

Messerschmitt  Bf 108

Bf-108 D-ESBH

"Bravo Hotel, line-up runway 07 right for photo mission"
Finally, after months of preparation and strong support by the Messerschmitt Stiftung and the EADS Heritage Flight I am sitting in the photo-ship on that hot August day 2003 and can listen to the radio traffic of the Messerschmitt Bf-108 D-ESBH that is lining up on the runway in front of us and which is the main target of that photoflight.

Read more ...

Twitter feed

My Warbird Book

photos on www.airfighters.com

More photos