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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

... at received an additional landing gear in 1941. Despite some drawbacks by the airframe, this opened up a lot more possibilities for this long-range airplane. This early design can be seen in its hydrodynami ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

... of this McDonnell Douglas-build fighter jet in the Land of the Rising Sun. JASDF Phantoms - a brief summary During high times in the 1980s nearly 150 F-4 Phantom IIs were in service with the Japanese ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

The 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy also brought some highlights for the aviation enthusiast. Nearly two dozen Dakotas made their way from Duxford in England over the English Channel to the Caen ...

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 ...

Scenic Switzerland - Tigers and Hornets fighting at Meiringen

... a week off additional night flying practice. Take-offs happened already early in the morning at 8am when the sun got barely over the mountains and shed its first rays into the valley. airshows/20_Meiringen/5,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

... es not only adapt this recognition feature from its predecessor with an even larger number of high visibility orange panels, it also brings several new and vital capabilities. When compared to the nearly 5 ...

Blue Wings 2020 Exercise

...  “Scorpion” Squadron. The deployment was complemented by one Gulfstream G550 „Eitam“ Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platform. Two Boeing 707 „Re’em“ transport and air-air refuelling jets supported the tr ...

Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda

... the Italian Air Force were included as another nation’s "5th Generation" jet. Furthermore an Italian and Israeli Gulfstream G.550 CAEW (Conformal Airborne Early Warning) equipped with the IAI EL / W-2085 rada ...

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

... ing the original text: However, it has been announced in early 2019 that the airshow days for the public on the weekend will not be continued. A sad decision for airshow enthusiasts, but likely also a consequ ...

Hahnweide OTT 2019

...  only meters away from the public, and their take-off run isn’t much more distant. It is actually so close that visitors can clearly feel the strong power of those mighty piston engines agitating thei ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... 0 The participation of became General Dynamics as primary US defense contractor clearly brought in the influence of the F-16 in the finalized F-CK-1. Particularly the use of blended wing root/fusela ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

10.000ft above Belgium the howling sound of the Lockheed Martin’s F-16AM Fighting Falcon F100 jet engine could clearly be heard. No wonder, as the Demo Pilot for the Belgian Air Force, Sr. Cpt Darte, callsign ...

Pilsen Air Show

... of Pilsen’s city center. Getting there in the early morning was no issue at all, and parking places were well dimensioned. Anyway the event was not promoted as a major airshow, even though it brought together ...

Wings over Houston 2018

... a lot of ‘no shows’ that could not fly to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, but also led to the cancellation of nearly the whole flying display on Saturday. With the cloud cover hanging low at around ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... operations will dwindle down rapidly in the coming years. The two special marked F-4EJ Phantom II in black & white celebrating the "302sqn final Year 2019" clearly stood out from the rest and were the ...

Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

It’s free, it’s fun, and it is a day packed with a nearly 12 hour long lasting flying display. The Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS 2018) is the largest air show in Romania and took place on Saturday, ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... Tornados were on deployment nearly non-stop until their recent retirement. The return from of Operation SHADER on 31 January 2019 concluded that long history that spanned the conflicts over the skies of ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... d in the Gifu skies. airshows/17_gifu/f-2,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 Luckily in the early morning the sun was still out for the flying demonstration of the ADTW’s aircraft: the special color ...

Duxford Flying Legends 2018

... formations, amongst them a stunning 4-ship formation of Buchons - a real treat not seen for ages! And not to forget the seemingly endless line-up of nearly 50 airworthy warbirds along Duxford’s grass runway. ...

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