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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  ...

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, ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... of the day role demonstrations of the jets prevailed. The pilots showed the Phantoms doing Recce runs on the airfield, did some aerial maneuvering, or were flying different ground attack patterns. airshows/18_Hyakuri/f-4display_2,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

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 ...

Shuttleworth Evening Display

...  dictated by the engine installation and small wings for high speed one had to wonder about the pilots sight out of the cockpit. But of course he did his job perfectly well and the topside passes were jus ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... pilots, who fought in the aircraft at low level and close to their own airfields. P-63F Kingcobra The P-63 Kingcobra tried to compensate that lack of power, but due to the basic design achievable combat ...

Fliegerschiessen at Axalp Shooting Range

... range provides a unique training environment for Swiss Air Force pilots to exercise their air-ground gunnery skills. Weather conditions for the 2017 edition of this famous spectacle were just right with ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

... fighter, painted in an extraordinary and cool looking blue camouflage. The airshow at the end of October was a good possibility to see the pilots and their jets in action. Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu, ...

Warbirds over the Beach

...  will be a brilliant feat of the mechanics and pilots of the Military Aviation Museum! I am looking forward to that! If you want to be kept informed about the event, the website of the show is http://www.vbairshow.com/ ...

Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017

... it at that time the busiest airport in the world with approximately 123 aircraft movements per hour. For the pilots it was once again the great fly-in, and the highlight for the airshow this year were ...

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

... out of Barksdale to chase and train U-2 pilots, a US Navy EA-18G Growler, several more F/A-18 Hornet variants featuring an impressive number of mission markings of recent deployments, as well as a large ...

Meiringen WK 2017

... , or just "WK" in Swiss abbreviation slang, is a yearly event of high intensity training. During a WK reservists train their skills during this three week course. This includes especially militia pilots  ...

Neuburg Open House

... the Eurofighter’s introduction into service more than 10 years ago the Luftwaffe provides a solo display with the Eurofighter, proudly presented by one of Neuburg’s pilots! This day was officially part ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... aircraft types flown during the Vietnam War, being manned by USAF and South Vietnamese pilots. Nevertheless some of the Bird Dog’s relive a renaissance today, as they are a cheap and affordable warbird, ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... formation of the Let L-410 transport aircraft. Their pilots even wore “L-410 display team” patches. Flying such aircraft in formation was a great change compared to jet displays and presented their aircraft ...

Bulgarian Air Force - Thracian exercises

... for jet fighter training, e.g. intercepts against the MiG-29 Fulcrums, and difficulties in keeping pilots and technicians proficient. This resulted also in a higher risk for flight safety on daily operations ...

Luftwaffe Bücker Bü133 Jungmeister

...  into the civil register as HB-MKP until the move to Germany. air2air/15_bu133/4 The Bücker Jungmeister and Jungmann are obviously very popular amongst their pilots. Very rarely they change their o ...

F-AIR Colombia

...  airshows/15_fair/at373 The FAC thus changed their program and the opening act was a 5-ship formation of Cessna T-37 Tweet, which are still used for pilot training in Colombia. They lead the pilots ...

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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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Wings over Houston 2018

Wings over Houston 2018 was headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels display team. With a big concentration of Commemorative Air Force (CAF) warbirds all around the oil-rich state of Texas the line-up of WW II airplanes was also strong. The most impressive airshow act Read More
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