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Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

...  was a more than welcome replacement. The former display pilots "Buker" and "Mat" showed of the two MiG-29s in close formation and with the distinctive black smoke trails in front the Tatra mountains. airshows/18_siaf/MiGs,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v ...

Axalp Shooting Range

... some snow remaining on the surrounding mountain tops and splendid sunshine throughout the week. Where? Axalp - Ebenfluh Shooting Range, Switzerland When? October 2017 airshows/17_axalp/so airshows/17_axalp/w5 ...

LTG61 Penzing Farewell

... it is also the most southerly located and close to the Alps. Even on days with just normal visibility the impressive mountain chain, cumulating in the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, can be seen ...

Meiringen WK 2017

Alpine Base Meiringen offers a gorgeous setting The airfield is nestled in a small valley in central Switzerland in the canton of Bern. Surrounded by mountains that partly rise up vertically for several ...

SIAF 2015

...  made their way to this small spa village, which is also a gate of the Tatra Mountains range. The Polish presence for example was quite strong with two CASA 295 transport aircraft in the static display ...

Classic Fighters Omaka

... its first post-restoration flight only the day before arriving at Classic Fighters. It arrived during darkness with its remarkable Griffon-sound reverberating off the nearby mountains. During the next ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

Hokkaido, Japan's Northern island, is a special experience and cannot really be compared with the rest of Japan. Vast landscapes and scenic mountain ranges prevail instead of megacities and densly populate ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

...  deck of the civil airport building offers a warm waiting room and the possible to get also some nice shots of civil traffic with the Hakusan mountain range in the background. Its peaks with a height o ...

Taiwan Air Force

...  a short one hour hop from Hong Kong the tropical island in the Taiwan Street is easily reached. However getting around the country is a bit more cumbersome due to high mountains that form the central par ...

Korea / Japan

... . The kilometre-long traffic jams leading back towards the city made it easy to guess that many people spent that beautiful day North of the city in the mountains enjoying the Autumn colours and some fres ...

SIAF 2011

... a mountain region, Sliac is about a 2h drive from the capital Bratislava, with several picturesque cities nearby that make it easy to spent some nice evenings after the long and exhausting show days.  ...

Airpower 2011

... , it was a sensation to see them in front of the Austrian mountain scenery. In addition to their presence there was also a Saudi Eurofighter Typhoon parked in the static display. airshows/11_airpower/sau ...

Japan & China 2010

... no mountain. A movie about Munich and its beer tradition made the flight pass by very quickly :) special/10_asien/01flug special/10_asien/01fahrt After the arrival in Fukuoka I headed North with Iwak ...

Japan December 2009

... e by this vulcano!! special/09_japan2/40_saku special/09_japan2/41_hostel The hostel at Kirishima was chosen because I wanted to visit the Kirishima mountains the next day, where amongst others pa ...

Japan March 2009

... t an amazing view that was! We quickly stopped and look for a good photo point to get a first photo of the holy mountain.   Finding Iruma airbase, in the middle of the city, with the help of the navi ...

Japan 2008 Trip

... ss. Kirishima was a strange place: there was a huge shrine, a kind of monastery and somehow it did not look really Japanese up there in the mountains. The phone number of the hostel for that night was ...

Planespotting Tour Japan 2008

... a a really strange place in the mountains. It is smelling everywhere from sulfur. We really have to find out about it via the internet after our trip. The town offers a lot of hotels, but obviously mo ...

USA South West

... ood at the Denver airport, I certainly had to order the breakfast Burrito, that filled me up until late in the afternoon… While we were sitting there, the sun came up over the mountains and we hurried a ...

Israel Base Visits

... salem... The drive from Be'er Sheva there was really amazing, first climbing up the mountains to 470m above sea level and then going down to more than -400m to reach the lowest point on earth. The lan ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... re and were at the spot at the "fighter paradise" Nyutabaru at 07h15. It was colder than the day before that morning, but the sky was even clearer and we could see the mountains in the background. Once again  ...
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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, Slovakia. But the SIAF airshow was also a clear Read More
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