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90 years Czech Air Force ...

Time to celebrate! 2008 marked the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Air Force. And this was the main theme for this year's airshow at at Czech's only remaining fighter airbase Casla ...

Czech MiG-21 Farewell ...

After the farewell cermony for the Starfighter last year in Pratica di mare another area came to its end this year in May. On May, 21st the Czech Air Force held on open day at Caslav AFB (~80km east ...

Pilsen Air Show

This airshow was held to celebrate 100 years of aviation in Pilsen / Plzeň. Even though this fourth most populous city in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic, is undeniably better known for the type of blond ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. He crashed and died on 28 November 1944 near Zwolle after been hit by German AA fire. Smik’s aircraft has been re-created by the Spitfire’s owner, ...

Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

...  Foreign air arms participation was present by the Czech and Hungarian Saab Gripen, the Austrian Air Force Saab105OE, and the Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornet, which presented an impressive demo with plent ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

... 10 Opening Formations at SIAF 2018 - Centenary of the Czechoslovak Air Force A pair of MiG-29 also escorted Slovakia’s state aircraft, an Airbus A319, during the fly-by of the opening ceremony. It star ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... was performed with the aircraft wearing the special marking to celebrate Slovak (actually Czechoslovakian at that time) aviation legend Otto Smik. airshows/16_siaf/l39 Also new in this year was a two-ship ...

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

... s former German biplane based on a licence, which it obtained from the Czech Tatra company. Tatra itself licence-build the Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann as T-131 in 1936. air2air/15_t131/2 The result of t ...

NATO Days Ostrava

... days at the end of September are full of events and at the same time used to celebrate the Czech Air Force Days. NATO Days ostrava thus not only provide an extensive display of ground hardware, but also ...

SIAF 2015

...  are ordered to replace the venerable An-26. Also in spring an agreement has been signed with the Czech Air Force and Saab to prepare a future acquisition of the Gripen as a replacement for the Fulcrum ...

ILA Berlin 2014

... er helicopter from the German-French Training Centre at Le Luc and solo display by the Czech Gripen and "Solo Türk" presenting the F-16 from Turkey, this year's partner nation of ILA 2014. Unfortunately ...

Hahnweide OTT 2013

... ways a joy to see. Pilots not only from neighbouring countries as Austria or the Czech Republic attend, but also from as far as Sweden as Hungaria, to show their planes, fly them during the show, or ju ...

SIAF 2013

...  Tiger aircraft with the pixel camouflage scheme and the MiG-29 "Tiger" twinseater, that flew with the opening formation. This was a very special one, as it was in combination with a Czech Gripen and a Slovaki ...

NATO Days Ostrava

...  event. Where? Ostrava, Czech Republic When? 22-23/09/2012 Not only focused around aircraft the event itself did also present ground demonstrations of security and armed forces, tank driving an ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... ice on May, 29th 1945 as TE554 (C/N 17-1351), the registration number this particular aircraft is mostly referred to nowadays. TE554 was then assigned No.310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, No.13 Group, Fighter  ...

SIAF 2011

... y, though the Austrian AF did show of what it is capable at the Zeltweg airshow. The same applies for the Czech Gripen from Caslav, who were present at the same time with their ALCA and Gripen display ...

Airpower 2011

... rces. This included presentation of three displays from the Czech Republic (JAS39 Gripen – the Tiger jet -, Mi-35 Hind and the L-159 ALCA), the Slovak MiG-29 and a A109 and F-16 from Belgium. As another a ...

50 years JG74

... the current war in Libya did have its implications on the invited participants, but nevertheless a Belgian F-16, Czech Gripen, Swiss Hornet and a French Alpha Jet did attend the show. airshows/11_neuburg/static3 ...

Aero India 2011

... t also the "Flying Bulls" team from the Czech Republic and their 4 Zlin 50 LX.  airshows/11_aeroindia/bulls From the civil side Sukhoi presented its Superjet also in the flight display as did Saab wi ...

Aviasvit XXI

... ipant from Russia was the L-39 formation "Vyazma Russ" flying four of this Czech-built trainer aircraft. Their display however was once again difficult to capture and in comparison to other Russian displa ...
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