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Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018 ...

Travelling to countries operating the MiG-29 is usually a safe bet to see this great looking jet from the Soviet-era in the air. This was also true for the Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) at Sliac, ...

NLD Piestany - Slovak Air Show ...

An airshow in a spa town? That seems to be a highly unlikely combination, but it can be possible as proved recently in Slovakia. The 2. Národné Letecké Dni (National Air Day) was held on June, 14.-15. ...

Pilsen Air Show

... Czechoslovakia, an open-air opera performance was given on Pilsen’s central Republic Square. This was combined with a beer and pub night on that Friday evening, resulting for some in a slow start the next ...

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, ...

SIAF Airshow 2016 Sliac

... the Slovak International Airshow at Sliac, Slovakia, promised them, and delivered! Combined with many other flying displays these former Warsaw Pact aircraft highlighted a more than sunny airshow.  ...

Bulgarian Air Force - Thracian exercises

... due to the limits of their MiG-21 and MiG-29 aircraft. Compared to other countries such as Slovakia or Romania the Bulgarian fighters did not undergo an avionics modernization program, thus still lack ...

NATO Days Ostrava

... 16 Blackhawk helicopter. The Slovak AF put a special coloured MiG-29UBS in the dispersal area, and the ‘glas nose’ Let L-410FG for photogrammetry was a nother aircraft rarely seen around airshows. Aero ...

SIAF 2015

The Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 is always an interesting airshow option. Combined with the Sliac-based 1st “Tiger” Squadron of the Slovak Air Force flying the MiG-29 Fulcrum the announced highlights ...

Waddington Airshow

...  before the show. Also in this year the Spanish Air Force helicopter team „Patrulla ASPA“ did have its first visit to the UK at Waddington, and so came also a special painted Slovak AF L-39 to Lincolnshire ...

SIAF 2013

With the 1.Sqn and their MiG-29s the Slovak International Air Display (SIAF) at their home base Sliac seeing those amazing Fulcrum smoketrails in the sky is always a save bet. However, this year was ...

NATO Days Ostrava

...  Apart from that the program in the morning was dominated by the solo demonstrations of the Slovak MiG-29 solo display and the Italian C-27J Spartan impressed once more by its display including severa ...

Florennes Airshow

... of the Slovak MiG-29 after its flying display. Furthermore the show did feature the Belgian "Red Devils", Croatian "Wings of Storm", French "Patrouille de France", the Royal Jordanian Falcons and the Car ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... ice on May, 29th 1945 as TE554 (C/N 17-1351), the registration number this particular aircraft is mostly referred to nowadays. TE554 was then assigned No.310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, No.13 Group, Fighter  ...

SIAF 2011

After the SIAD and the NLD it was this year that Slovakia's big international airshow came to light as the SIAF. Whereas in recent years the big yearly Slovak Airshow NLD has been held in Slovakia's Weste ...

Airpower 2011

... rces. This included presentation of three displays from the Czech Republic (JAS39 Gripen – the Tiger jet -, Mi-35 Hind and the L-159 ALCA), the Slovak MiG-29 and a A109 and F-16 from Belgium. As another a ...

CIAF 2010

... el, turning around in steep curves. A formation of Aero L-29 Delfin and a Yak-52 was another civil act, as the times are long gone when both of these types were still in service within the Czechoslova ...

NLD Piestany

2010 saw the 4th edition of Slovakia’s „National Air Day“ (NLD = Národných leteckých dní), once again held at the airport of Piestany. Compared to the previous year’s, the 2010 event did not change that ...

90 years Czech Air Force

Time to celebrate! 2008 marked the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Air Force. And this was the main theme for this year's airshow at at Czech's only remaining fighter airbase Casla ...

CIAF 2008

... fires. Presumably for readiness reasons the Slovak Air Forces remained absent with their MiG-29s and did only send a Mi-24, to which another example from Macedonia should have been added, but this one ...

ILA Berlin 2008

... display was very difficult to photograph and the variety of the aircraft this year was not overwhelming. The highlight on the military side was surely the Slovakian MiG-29 in the new 'digital camouflag ...
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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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