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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... w the clipped and elliptical version. The different schemes however do always have one commonality: they represent aircraft of Czechoslovakian or Polish pilots in order to pay tribute to the contributio ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... take-off of the two special schemes and photographing them from the famous ‘the Towers’ location was the shot of the day. airshows/18_Hyakuri/towers_2,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 Hyakuri ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

...  RAF Tornado GR.4 Commemorative Schemes The main farewell scheme of RAF Marham has been a tribute to the Tornado‘s first camouflage in RAF service, the distinctive dark green and dark grey scheme that ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... 2017 thus saw this wing’s home airfield centenary and was this was the main topic for the 2017 Gifu airshow. In previous years the ADTW always came up for the airshow with very nice special schemes on ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... of aircraft taxiing about 10 minutes before take-off. Luckily the apron opened this year rather early around 7.30am. Therefore it was possible to catch the two F-2A special schemes of 6 and 8 Hikotai already ...

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

... paint schemes they proudly displayed in combat. Seeing those planes in action and the air usually twice that week their owners have the chance to present them live during the warbirds part in the afternoon ...

Neuburg Open House

... for this event such as the recent Tiger schemes from Belgium or Switzerland. airshows/16_neuburg/static airshows/16_neuburg/static2 As a result of this the wing surprises with special schemes, and ...

Manching WTD61

... nd education section were also displayed around the extensive ground displays, including also several aircraft wearing special anniversary or ‘last flight’ schemes. It was good to see them once again,  ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

The 60th anniversary of the JASDF in 2014 promised many special schemes on their aircraft, though the amount and variety of the 50th anniversary would most probably not be matched. Nevertheless this was ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... was high for two cool special schemes. The F-15 has a lot a space to apply a scheme and the dark blue camouflage of the F-2 surely provides for a nice contrast! Not a lot was known about the special ...

Luftwaffe Phantom Pharewell Photo Phlight

... w, the basis for one of the most spectacular F-4F Phantom II schemes was put in place quite easily. With the great idea to add a highly visible checkerboard pattern and the Spooky as the Phantom-communit ...

F-4F Phantom Pharewell

... e was actually quite good. Many special schemes of the Luftwaffe and foreign nations were present as well as the main acts for the flying display the next day were well placed in front of the shelters witho ...

Kyushu Warriors

...  the photographers that several different schemes will fly during the day. The jets are parked outside on the ramp and clearly visible, though if one is lucky or not can only be seen when the canopies ar ...

Taiwan Air Force

Once upon a time, the ROCAF (Republic of China Air Force) – aka Taiwanese Air Force – caught my eye: an interesting mix of aircraft types, still some colourful schemes and nice photos were seen floating ...

CoNA Oceana

... ched and created aircraft wearing CoNA schemes were missing, and with more than 100 Oceana-based F/A-18E/F Super Hornets it was more than remarkable that none of these jets was presented in the static dis ...

Japan December 2009

...  UH-60Js in three different colourschemes as well as the OH-6 training helicopters and P-3 Orions returning from their mission. special/09_japan2/31kanoya special/09_japan2/32kanoya My presence on  ...

Nyutabaru Airshow

... eir colorschemes. special/09_japan2/54 The Ground attack demo of the Phantoms was also very nice, with two pairs of F-4EJ Kai flying different ground attack pattern releasing virtual weapons against t ...

Meeting du Centenaire

... nning French special schemes in the static display made up for this, but nonetheless I skipped the second day at the show against a lazy Sunday back at home...  ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... for me. After having missed the 50th anniversdary of the Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) in 2004 with all the numerous special colour schemes I finally decided that 2005 will be the year to discover ...

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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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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

Ten (R)F-4EJ Phantoms lined up in front of the crowd was a sight to behold! The Hyakuri Airshow 2018 was the last ever opportunity to see such a large number of mighty Phantoms in action as JASDF Phantom operations will dwindle down rapidly in the Read More
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