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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 ...

Hahnweide OTT 2019

...  only meters away from the public, and their take-off run isn’t much more distant. It is actually so close that visitors can clearly feel the strong power of those mighty piston engines agitating thei ...

Radom Airshow 2018

... highlight for the flying display was for the sure the Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder. The jet was unfortunately not based at Radom, but at the nearby Deblin. As it only flew for the public on Saturday ...

Taiwan Planespotting

... With the aim to photograph some aircraft of the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) around the island and a visit to the airshow at Hualien, this planned tour promised some good results. In the end, however, ...

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 ...

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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 biggest aviation event. It is an avgeek festival, and an aviation Read More
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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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