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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

...  (NAS) San Diego. But only two weeks later, the aircraft was already transfer to Norfolk, Virginia, on the East Coast. The flight crew at the time carried out the transfer non-stop in a remarkable 19. ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II had a remarkable 50 year long lasting career in Japan. This is a personal review of Phantom encounters in the Land of the Rising Sun. It covers the final 16 years of ...

F-AZJU - La Ferté-Alais' Ju-52/3m

...  they had on stock and that were suitable to be put into an to-become-airworthy aircraft. During the restoration process the main fuselage as well as the wings were completely stripped from their paint ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

... and uncoordinated, the aircraft were parked too far away from the spectators, and necessary facilities were not available. After all, this not worth attending and in strong contrast to the event at Duxford ...

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

...  But oil pans are also noticeable under some of the World War I aircraft. This clearly indicates they are airworthy and includes an impressive number of five Fokker triplanes. An impressively large triplan ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

Time to say farewell to a legend! The SAR command of the Transport Helicopter Regiment 30 (Transporthubschrauberregiment 30 / THR 30) at Niederstetten changed from the venerable Bell UH-1D „Huey“ to the ...

Blue Wings 2020 Exercise

...  memorable day of the deployment. On this day a mixed formation of two Luftwaffe Eurofighters and two IAF F-16s led by an IAF G550 aircraft performed a fly-by of the Dachau concentration camp and Fürstenfeldbruck airp ...

Polikarpov I-16 Mosca at Madrid

... to its small fuselage it is very agile, and don’t forget it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear. It was only the closed canopy that was missing to ...

Luftwaffe H145M LUH SOF operations

... elicopter is highly suitable. The LUH SOF therefore does not only cover the range of missions of its two predecessor, the MBB BO105 and Bell UH-1D, in only one platform, but extends them noticeably. This  ...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

... s. A previous generation Boeing airplane, the venerable B727, was presented by T2 Aviation in its role as “Oil Spill Response” demonstrating liquid spraying capabilities. airshows/18_Farnborough/Boeing_4,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v ...

Air Legend 2019

...  from Duxford, three Yaks in different configurations, but all wearing the unmistakable markings of the Normandy-Niemen squadron, or a trio of Spitfires. airshows/19_Melun/YakSpit_8,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=1 ...

Radom Airshow 2018

...  visibility. Around midday the whole flying was understandably cancelled due to those miserable conditions. As a side aspect there remained more time to have a look at the rather extensive static displa ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... as just very few hours after landing I was able to catch the first Mirages. This included also the twin eater wearing the special scheme celebrating 20 years of Mirages on Taiwan and a pair of Mirage 2000 ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

... replace the venerable F-104 Starfigher. That was 40 years ago. Since that day the BAF has decided to set up an F-16 Demo Team to present their jet and Belgian military pilot skills , and it still continues ...

Pilsen Air Show

... in Line. Of course the W-3A Sokol also gave a flying demonstration during the show. Another flying highlight was the venerable Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter of the Czech Air Force’s CLV Flight Test Centre ...

Wings over Houston 2018

... goes without saying that it is unfortunate, but very understandable that the static display was rather thin, as a lot of invitees just could not make it to the Houston area due to limitations of flying ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... Nazi Germany. It was an honour to be able to photograph this aircraft flying over the Czech Republic! Where? Plzen, Czech Republic When? September 2018 Spitfire LF Mk. XVI.RV TE184 History Spitfire ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... was scheduled for 28th February. airshows/19_Marham/Tornado3,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Nicknamed „the Fin“ due to its large tail fin, or „Tonka“ by the RAF personnel, this remarkable swing-wing ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... . As photographing them against a grey and dull sky from the outside, which is the preferred place to get some nice photos of the flying display, was not worth it, getting on the airshow ground was a viab ...

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