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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

...  assigned to VPB-92, she received the code ‚P-3‘ on her nose and the main area of ​​operation was in the area between ​​the Canary Islands up to to the Strait of Gibraltar and to the Azores. The stay i ...

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

...  England, before the AJBS acquired it in the 1990s. Discovering its German Origin During the disassembly of the aircraft a surprise was revealed. In the main fuselage, which was due to its long us ...

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

The thundering noise of a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18C fighter jet astonished the visitors of the 2019 airshow at Omaka. That is no wonder, as fighter jets are a rare view in New Zealand since 2001, ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

...  year old Bell UH-1D, the H145 LUH SAR crew now has an EO-sensor including a thermal imaging camera and search landing light at its disposal that will ease the search for missing persons during day and n ...

Polikarpov I-16 Mosca at Madrid

... flying experience in aerobatic aircraft such as the Czech-build Zlins was vital in mastering the I-16. And still compared to the joy of flying, the take-off and especially the landing is a different story ...

Luftwaffe H145M LUH SOF operations

... moment. Only shortly before their landing zone the machines gain height, just to come to a quick stop under the crunching sound of the landing skids on the top of a shipping container. Quickly the soldiers ...

Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda

...  the "Blue Force" and have to protect the territory of the "Falcon State". With a fight over water and other natural resources, it is threatened by the aggressive neighboring country "Nowhereland". This ...

Air Legend 2019

... ail in the colours of the French flag, the Tricolore, behind. This was a fitting tribute to D-Day, the 75th anniversary of the landing of the Allies in Normandy this June. And it was certainly the most patri ...

Radom Airshow 2018

... Su-27 Flanker or the JF-17 from Pakistan for the flying display. In the end, however, it were also not only the bad weather conditions that left some disappointment. Where? Radom, Poland When?  23-24/08/2018 ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... With the aim to photograph some aircraft of the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) around the island and a visit to the airshow at Hualien, this planned tour promised some good results. In the end, however, ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

... e landing beaches in Normandy. They were marked to commemorate the D-Day 75th anniversary, the landing of the Allies in Normandy and the beginning of the end of the World War II. They showed up first  ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  an hour per sortie. The final logbook entry dates from 30th Januar 1951. A landing accident on that day meant the end of TE148 from active RAF service. Its subsequent future was that of a ground trainin ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... sunrise. airshows/18_Hyakuri/intro_2,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 But the numbers of flying Phantoms will go down fast in Japan. The Land of the rising Sun introduced the Phantom into service ...

Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

...  Romanian Aeroclub participated strongly with Aerobatics, parachutists jumping out of Blue Wings Antonov An-2, the White Wings sailplane duo, a 3-ship formation of BN-2 Islanders and last but not leas ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... and a vertical landing. airshows/19_Marham/F-35B3,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 As a very nice gesture the Station Commander “Cab” Townsend also paid the waiting enthusiasts a visit and RAF ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

  Back in 1917 Kakamigahara airfield was used as an army airfield and a airship landing site. Today it is named Gifu, and is the home of the JASDF Flight Test Centre ADTW (Air Development and Test Wing). ...

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