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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

...  Cope are the only two pilots being allowed to fly the Catalina. They can look back to an impressive flying career on various cargo planes such as the DC-3 or DC-4, and Bob even did log more than 2700 hour ...

Sayonara Samurai Phantoms

... JASDF Phantom Squadron it was founded at Hyakuri in 1972. 301 was responsible to train the new Phantom pilots before they moved to the frontline squadrons. In 1985 the „Frogs“ moved to Nyutabaru, where ...

F-AZJU - La Ferté-Alais' Ju-52/3m

... , describes the work on the radial engines. For the first training courses on this new type, pilots of the AJBS received support by the Lufthansa crews that accumulated lots of flying experience with the ...

D-Day - 75th anniversary in Normandy

... and warships on them. Also those tiny planes were the first allied aircraft that landed in Normandy. Using improvised auxiliary tanks, which were fastened behind the pilots, they had the necessary range ...

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

... on the Friday of the airshow when one of the two landing gear brakes failed. Pilot Frank Parker was able to get out unscathed, but the reconstruction of the machine took a long time and was only finis ...

Good Bye SAR Huey at THR 30

... ter Göhringer described the transition phase from the Huey to the H145 as an „operation at the open heart“. It had the particular challenge for the SAR Squadron to manage the training of all 51 pilots an ...

Blue Wings 2020 Exercise

... enced Israeli pilots surely brought a steep learning curve for the German pilots, while at the same time the IAF had the opportunity to operate in a dense airspace and under NATO procedures. airshows/20_BlueWings/3-4,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Not ...

Polikarpov I-16 Mosca at Madrid

... obvious that this warbird is demanding to fly. For Carlos Valle, the FIO’s president and currently only pilot to fly this I-16, sitting behind the controls of the Mosca is fun. But he emphasizes that extensive ...

Hatzerim - Israel AF Flight Course 176 Graduation

Twice a year, around three-dozen Israeli Air Force (IAF) officers receive their wings. Of these, roughly half will go on to become fighter pilots or weapons system officers, a third will fly helicopters, ...

Luftwaffe H145M LUH SOF operations

... s the co-operation between the German Army soldiers of the Special Operation Forces (SOFs) from Calw and Luftwaffe pilots, flying the German Armed Force’s newest aerial asset, the Airbus Helicopters H ...

Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda

... sert landscape and the pilots' gaze extends to the neighboring countries. The main aspect of this year's exercise was the participation of 5th generation jets in such a complex training scenarios. The I ...

Air Legend 2019

...  Legends”. And this is also an excellent opportunity to get some detail photos of the aircraft or to talk to pilots and ground crews. airshows/19_Melun/static_6,width=260,height=300,gap_h=11,gap_v=1 ...

Hahnweide OTT 2019

2019 saw the 19th edition of the Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide. You may also call it a fly-in, a pilot meeting or a warbird airshow, and with around 400 participating aircraft it is arguably Germany’s ...

Radom Airshow 2018

... display. And their pilots and crew were a real enrichment and attraction also on ground. airshows/18_Radom/Pakistan_4,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 Other jet displays included F-16s from Belgium, ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... r II and deriving from the typ of flying and the high number of operating F-5F twin-seaters, Taitung’s main task is the training of future ROCAF fighter pilots. Apart from numerous twin-seat F-5F Tiger  ...

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

... the programme was however a fiction end-of-Second-World-War battle between German and American pilots. There were also be paratroopers and ground troops, a German field camp and an American airport camp ...

Wings over Houston 2018

... in bad weather. This is especially valid for the warbird ramp, as either way pilots or owners would not want to risk being stranded somewhere on route. Static Display However it was also very regrettable ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. He crashed and died on 28 November 1944 near Zwolle after been hit by German AA fire. Smik’s aircraft has been re-created by the Spitfire’s owner, ...

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