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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  at Leconfield. Looking at TE184s logbook, it accumulated roughly 300 flying hours until the end of 1950. After that the Spitfire was flying for the Squadron only every now and then, and only for abou ...

Duxford Flying Legends 2018

... light until the last engine had shut down. airshows/18_duxford/so23/,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Looking at smiling and sometimes also sun-burned faces it was clear that proven concept of ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

Travelling to countries operating the MiG-29 is usually a safe bet to see this great looking jet from the Soviet-era in the air. This was also true for the Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) at Sliac, ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... capabilities of this indigenous (and F-16 lookalike) fighter jet. First was a formation of three jets of each of these two Squadrons, that first presented a nice fly-by as a six-ship formation. It was ...

Shuttleworth Evening Display

... prepared their tables, chairs and blankets along the fence line. Looking at the progress of their picnic and the already emptied bottles of wine was a clear indication that the major part of the crowd ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... tail fin. air2air/17_cobra/p-63 P-39 Airacobra Looking at such a ‘not-so-famous’ combat history it is no wonder that Airacobras and Kingcobras are not in the same spotlight as a Mustang or Spitfire. ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

Tsuiki Airbase on the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu hosts nowadays two Squadrons of the Mitsubishi F-2 jet. 6 Hikotai and 8 Hikotai are half of the JASDF Squadrons operating the indigenous, F-16-look-alike ...

Warbirds over the Beach

... Look up in the sky, where you will see fighters and bombers of our armed forces patrol the countryside to protect our homeland from the Axis forces”. airshows/17_wob/so1 The show itself offers that ...

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

... to larger average airshows the line-up of a dozen of P-51 Mustangs will leave one speechless. And looking for other warbirds just goes like: “You name it… you get it…” airshows/16_oshkosh/wwi airshows/16_oshkosh/wwii ...

Neuburg Open House

The TaktLwG74 celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2016. At the same time the German Luftwaffe is looking back at its foundation 60 years ago in 1956. Both events were a good reason to celebrate one event ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... Twice it presented to ‘tail-sitting’ cobra maneuver and of course the new ‘pixel camouflage’ looked stunning against the blue sky! airshows/16_siaf/su27 airshows/16_siaf/su272 airshows/16_siaf/su273 ...

Airpower Zeltweg - Airpower16

... rshows/16_zeltweg/orlik airshows/16_zeltweg/aguilla airshows/16_zeltweg/pc7team Verdict Looking at the crowd and the flying program Zeltweg was not only an airshow, it was a big party for crews and ...

Luftwaffe Bücker Bü133 Jungmeister

... ner, who look carefully after their gem. This Jungmeister for example for example had only three private owners in its previous life, and 2015 celebrates the 75th anniversary of this aircraft. As a li ...

Seoul ADEX 2015

A thick layer of haze above Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, made things look rather fuzzy for this year’s edition of ADEX 2015 (Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition). Flying displays ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

... '901' was unfortunately only placed in the static display during the show. It looked splendid, with two blue tones slightly lighter than those applied on the Mitsubishi F-2. Luckily it was placed quite ...

Dubai Airshow

... new Airbus A330MRTT tanker aircraft, which already looked quite faded by the sun. Coming from the same manufacturer and closely parked to the A330MRTT was an Airbus A400M from the French Air Force. airshows/15_dubai/m2000 ...

SIAF 2015

... AF (the same reason why the LanceR cancelled – talk about changing two F-15s on the ground against one MiG-21 in the air…). A rare appearance was also the Tiger helicopter of the German Army, which look ...

Manching WTD61

... ost welcomed possibility, to see solo demonstrations of the Luftwaffe aircraft. Thanks to all WTD61 people involved in setting up this event. I am looking forward to 2017, which will see the 60th anniversary  ...

Bangladesh Specials

...  some - nicely organized, and their number is growing. Just look at all the nice shots from Dhaka on airliners or jetphotos. And yes, they do get bored by the regular airline traffic that repeats day afte ...

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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

Nine Balkenkreuze and three silhouettes of the Fieseler Fi 103, aka „Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1)“ as kill markings depict this Spitfire Mk.XVI as the personal plane of Otto Smik. Smik was one of the most successfully Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. Read More
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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

Ten (R)F-4EJ Phantoms lined up in front of the crowd was a sight to behold! The Hyakuri Airshow 2018 was the last ever opportunity to see such a large number of mighty Phantoms in action as JASDF Phantom operations will dwindle down rapidly in the Read More
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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, July 28, 2018, at Bucharest International Airport Read More
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Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

Nine GR4 Tornados with their wings swept to 25° flying overhead in a close diamond nine formation was a sight to behold! The Royal Air  Force bid farewell to its Tornado Force in style at RAF Marham on 28th February 2019. Read More
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