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Publications by the author appear regularly in several international magazines, including several cover stories. Recent examples are:  Aircraft Magazine - February 2010: "Honouring the Past", a trave ...

Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

... ! Note: text written using excerpts from „F-16 Dark Falcon“, a special limited edition of the Duke Hawkins series, published by HMH Publications. Belgian Air Force F-16AM "Dark Falcon" Air-Air Photo Gall ...

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 ...

Wings over Houston 2018

... opened about 90 minutes late for the general public that had thus less time to enjoy being up close to the dozens of warbirds parked there. Maybe choosing another location for start-up and shut down would ...

Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... Stephen Stead, who deliberately stationed this warbird in the Czech Republic. He presents it at airshows around central Europe to pay tribute to the contributions of Czechoslovak and Polish pilots in fighting ...

Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

...  very well accepted by the public. Especially for foreign visitors of the show the hope is that future editions of BIAS will still see the participation of the legendary MiG-21 LanceR, a jet that has shape ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... for this event. Thanks to RAF Marham, their public affairs and the local spotting community for giving us enthusiasts such a fine opportunity to pay a final tribute to the Panavia Tornado! airshows/19_Marham/gallery,width=260,height=400,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 ...

Duxford Flying Legends 2018

... The Republic P-47D “Nellie” is well known at Duxford, as the airframe was last present at the show in 2006, but that time with big invasion stripes and “No Guts No Glory” markings on the nose. After its ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

... 10 Czech this out: Gripen and Combat Helicopters A big player at SIAF was also the Czech Air Force. With the CIAF at Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, being held at the same week-end, it was amazing ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... Luckily none of these flying acts missed the opportunity to present the aircraft to the public on the apron, and the many photographers alike. Opportunities to get nice photos of arguably one of the bast ...

Iniochos Exercise 2018

...  from the big Iniochos mission packages, but the Israeli participation saw official recognition from the Hellenic Republic’s Defence Minister Panos Kammenos as a strong sign of the axis of stability tha ...

Fliegerschiessen at Axalp Shooting Range

... Demonstration Traditionally this opening of the shooting season is also combined with a small airshow to present the capabilities of the Swiss Air Force to the general public. During two days of the ...

LTG61 Penzing Farewell

... present the different tasks of the Bundeswehr to the public. This also includes the Luftwaffe. After last year’s major location Neuburg in 2017 once again Southern Germany did host one of the major Luftwaffe ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... display pilot when he taxied out for his demonstration showed clearly that the crews are still very proud to present their Fulcrums to the public. airshows/16_siaf/mig29 airshows/16_siaf/mig292 airshows/16_siaf/mig293 ...

Seoul ADEX 2015

... Airbase, South Korea When?20-25/10/2015 airshows/15_adex/flyby1 The strength and variety of South Korea’s Air Force (ROKAF – Republic of Korea Air Force) could nevertheless be viewed during the opening ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

... 501 Hikotai. airshows/15_hyakuri/f-42 The Blue Impulse display team, highly popular for the Japanese public, was set for Tsuiki, which influenced the number of public attendance at the two remaining ...

Dubai Airshow

... also part of the flying display and the F-22 Rapter demo team presented the capabilities – or at least the public part thereof – in the air. All to show their strong commitment to support their Allies ...

F-AIR Colombia

... entertained the public in the morning hours, whereas the FAC took it to the sky in the afternoon in strong numbers. airshows/15_fair/fac3 airshows/15_fair/so Compared to previous year and with the ...

NATO Days Ostrava

... a great flying display, often combined with a ground show to demonstrate the the combination of air and ground power. Where? Ostrava Airport, Czech Republic When? 19-20/09/2015 airshows/15_ostrava/so ...

SIAF 2015

...  of cooperation and heritage! airshows/15_siaf/29slo2 airshows/15_siaf/29slo airshows/15_siaf/migubs airshows/15_siaf/mi17 airshows/15_siaf/l39 Further NATO partners of the Slovak republic als ...

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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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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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