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Taiwan Planespotting

... home… Amongst them were a few of the F-16V Block 70, that were upgraded from Taiwan’s legacy F-16A/Bs under a project codenamed „Phoenix Rising“. Those modernized feature mainly a new AESA radar, improved ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  Flying School (to be renamed later to No.226 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU)). Its next move occured on 27th February 1950 to No.607 RAuxAF at Ouston. Apart from another Spitfire TE184 was the sole Mk.1 ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... was scheduled for 28th February. airshows/19_Marham/Tornado3,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Nicknamed „the Fin“ due to its large tail fin, or „Tonka“ by the RAF personnel, this remarkable swing-wing ...

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). ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

... Eagle moved to Nyutabaru and was followed by the “Black Panthers” 8 Hikotai from Misawa, which in 2008 converted from the F-4EJ Phantom II to the F-2. The nicknamed “Viper Zero” is a 4.5th generation multirole ...

Neuburg Open House

...  A lot has happened since then, amongst others the Jagdgeschwader 74 has been renamed into „Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74“ (Tactical Air Wing 74) in October 2013, the previous two Squadrons „Zapatas“ ...

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 ...

Amberley Air Show 2008

... converted into the reconnaissance version and named RF-111C. After some aircraft losses surplus F-111A/G were bought in 1981/1992 from the US Air Force as attrition replacements and to extend the types  ...

Warsaw Pact Trainer Yakovlev Yak-11

... was subsequently called Yak-3UTI. In October 1946 it was already renamed to Yak-11 and the series production for the Soviet Air Force began. The Czechoslovakian Airt Force aircraft served well into the ...

Jacqueline Cochran Airshow

... airshow and the Thermal Airport in Riverside County, California, were named after her. The 4th annual airshow in 2007 on the first Saturday in November fitted quite well into the trip to the South West ...

USA South West

... in Riverside County, California, were named after her. She was a long-time resident of the Coachella Valley, and is buried in the nearby Coachella Valley Cemetery. She regularly utilized Thermal Airpo ...

Pratica di Mare Airshow - Arrivederci Spillone

... as well to celebrate their famous plane. The AMI is the only airforce that is still flying the Starfighter in the F-104S ASA-M version, nicknamed "Spillone" (great sting). However the number of airworth ...

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Radom Airshow 2018

Radom Airshow 2018 had the Polish Air Force’s 100th anniversary as a main theme. Concluding from past events the expectations were very high, and the event attracted highlights such as the Ukrainian Suchoi Su-27 Flanker or the JF-17 from Pakistan for the flying display. In Read More
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Taiwan Planespotting

This was another plane spotting trip to Taiwan. Even though it has a vivid aviation photography scene, it’s tropical climate and a military on high alert do not make it an easy country to pursue this hobby. With the aim to photograph some aircraft of Read More
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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 „Vador“, knows how to place his jet only meters behind Read More
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Pilsen Air Show

This airshow was held to celebrate 100 years of aviation in Pilsen / Plzeň. Even though this fourth most populous city in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic, is undeniably better known for the type of blond lager beer to which the city gave its name, it also Read More
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