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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

...  time West-bound. Its new designated home was Trinidad, where the eight-man crew arrived on March 2, 1944. Over the warm waters of the South Atlantic and the Caribbean, VPB-92 often had to struggle wit ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

... role of performing air-sea warfare in Japan’s North. 8 Hikotai does not fit in the original 30X Hikotai naming scheme of Phantom Squadrons. It was originally a designated air-ground Squadron, operating ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

... Proverbially in the shade of the large Dakotas in Caen the L-Birds - L being the designation for American liaison aircraft - met. galleries/19_Normandy/6,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 These ...

Luftwaffe H145M LUH SOF operations

... o witness such a training course! This text is an excerpt of the article published in FlugRevue and Air Forces Monthly magazines. Sidenote: within the Luftwaffe the helicopter's designation has been ...

Air Legend 2019

...  Melun-Villaroche Airfield - a perfect location The Melun-Villaroche airfield is dominated by large aircraft hangars designed by Gustav Eiffel. They provide an impressive background for the static displa ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... e design concept, general wing shaping (complete with wingtip launchers) and the use of a single vertical tail fin show the influence of the Fighting Falcon on the F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo. Most obvious is al ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

...  the F-16. Even though this does not really sound fancy, one clearly has to admit that the designers did a stunning job with these restrictions. Belgian F-16A Fighting Falcon Display - An Airshow Favorit ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... The main difference from the Spitfire Mk.IX has been the US and licence-build Packard Merlin 266 engine. It was optimized to fly at low level, subsequently the Mk.XVI Spitfires also received the LF-designation ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... pilots, who fought in the aircraft at low level and close to their own airfields. P-63F Kingcobra The P-63 Kingcobra tried to compensate that lack of power, but due to the basic design achievable combat ...

Fliegerschiessen at Axalp Shooting Range

... the Ebenfluh range. Spectators of the Fliegerschiessen  then returned back home with happy and sometimes sunburned faces, as watching the show from the officially designated spectator areas makes the crowd ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... to the WWII Piper L-4 Grasshopper family of aircraft and designated as L-19 for a liaison aircraft and named the "Birddog". Many of the L-19's were immediately deployed to the war in Korea.Years later, Birddo ...

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies we ...

SIAF 2013

... into the newly designated Slovakian MiG-29AS to fulfill NATO-standards it was a strange view to spot the Swedish Saab Gripen NG as the headliner on the airshow posters and promotional acts. Was this a ...

Corsairs and Phantoms

... rom the outside remain the 4 IFF antennas in front of the cockpit. onbase/12_HAF/10 The name for the upgrade program used by the Germans was "Peace Icarus 2000", whereas Hellenic Aerospace Industries desig ...

Air Show Turkiye

... ry to Turkish Nation. The most important and significant symbols of our Republic, Turkish Nation and Turkish Air Force are included in the graphic design of SOLOTURK". And for sure the black / silver / gol ...

Japan & China 2010

... l/10_asien/05so And much to my joy - one of currently only two existing EC135 (or TH-135, which is the Japanese designation) training helicopters in the JMSDF fleet returned from a flight and could also  ...

Aviasvit XXI

Aerosvit-XXI 2010 was a good reason to go to the Ukraine. The airshow, which is actually more an Ukrainian aviation exhibition organized by and concentrated around the Antonov Design Bureau (ADB) was held ...

Göteborg Aero Show

...  Demo" was announced. With the hope being high for maybe some kind of airfield attack the disappointment was quite big when only a dog demo and a flight display of a Agusta A109 (Swedish designation Hp ...

Holloman 55.555FH

... ent. Celebrating - and flying - the 55.555th Flight Hour of a Holloman Tornado onbase/09_Holloman/2 onbase/09_Holloman/3 "The commander held a competition to choose the best art design concept, ...

The Spanish Bücker CASA 1.131 D-EIWW

... r new Spanish AF pilots. The type stayed within the Spanish AF with the military designation E-3B until 1986, thus making it the longest Jungmann-flying Air Force in the world – with an astonishing service t ...
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