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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, ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

... Slovakia. But the SIAF airshow was also a clear sign that the Slovak Air Force is in the state of transition to Western equipment. UH-60 Blackhawks were flying in formation with the venerable Mil Mi-17, ...

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 ...

SIAF 2015

... for this year included the Romanian MiG-21 LanceR and the B-52 Stratofortress. Where? Sliac Air Base, Slovakia When? 28-29/08/2015 airshows/15_siaf/opening2  In the end the “Buff” unfortunatly ...

SIAF 2013

... slightly different... Where? Sliac, Slovakia When? 31/08 - 01/09/2013 The wind of change came from the North. As proud as the Slovaks are of their MiG-29 Fulcrum and looking at the recent modernizations ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... ommand based at Manston, Kent, and flown to Czechoslovakia in August of the same year. Withdrawn from use at some point it was subsequently stored at Pardubice and became part of the patch of aircraft th ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Warsaw Pact Trainer Yakovlev Yak-11

... to Czechoslovakia. During the 1950s 707 Yak-11 left the Let aircraft factory in Kunovice. Czech aircraft were designated C-11 (civicny: exercise). Yak-11 OK-JZE The origins of the Yak-11 lie in ...

Kecskemet Air Show

... ouch a lot of eastern and still exotic acts were flying as well as the Hungarian organizers did very well in inviting the neighbouring countries: Slovakia provided a Mi-24 and a L-39 in "Biele Albatrosy" ...

SIAD 2004

Every two years the Slovak International Air Display (SIAD) is held at the airport of Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. This year's event was not only seen by the officials as an simple airshow ...

SIAD 2002

...  International Airport and situated in the east of the capital of Slovakia. Where? Bratislava - Slovak Republic When? 08-09/06/2002 Going there seemed a god idea to me as I expected to see some easter ...

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18 Pilsen 1809 8264

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
18 Houston Airshow 1810 4192

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
18 Pilsen 1809 8699

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
18 Hyakuri Show 1812 5433

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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