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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

... to the Squadrons of the RAF. At times this could be up to 500 aircraft of all kinds in a month! Due to its late production and delivery shortly after the end of the war, TE148 was put into storage. On ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... will go down fast in Japan. The Land of the rising Sun introduced the Phantom into service in 1971 and was once a main operator of the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. Seven Squadrons of Phantoms ...

Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

... 28th February 2019. Where? RAF Marham, UK  When? 28/02/2019 The first Tornados GR1 entered service with the RAF four decades ago in 1979 and was assigned to frontline Squadrons in 1982. A total of ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... y a handful of ADTW test aircraft on the apron. No sign of the C-2 transport aircraft, and also no other regular Squadron aircraft anywhere apart from two helicopters. But there was the Extra 300 of Yos ...

Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

...  the 12 aged MiG-29s that are still operational of the 1st Tactical “Tiger” Squadron at Sliac. airshows/18_siaf/so2,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 Luckily the next SIAF airshows will thus stil ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... F-2 „Viper Zero“ Delights The flying display at Tsuiki was dominated by the Mitsubishi F-2 „Viper Zero“. With the 6 Hikotai (Squadron) and 8 Hikotai „Black Panthers“ the aerial displays focused on the ...

Iniochos Exercise 2018

...  of the more than 80 aircraft gathering at Andravida was an abundance of HAF F-16 Fighting Falcons of eight different Squadrons, the locally based F-4E Phantoms IIs, Dassault Mirage 2000 and the Embraer ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

Tsuiki Airbase on the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu hosts nowadays two Squadrons of the Mitsubishi F-2 jet. 6 Hikotai and 8 Hikotai are half of the JASDF Squadrons operating the indigenous, F-16-look-alike ...

LTG61 Penzing Farewell

... tradition-rich wing. Where? Landsberg/Lech, Penzing Airfield, Germany When? June / September 2017  airshows/17_penzing/5101 The Luftwaffe’s Lufttransportgeschwader 61 is not only the oldest Squadron, ...

Meiringen WK 2017

... t Squadrons, and is also home to the militia Squadron 8 "Destructors" ("Vandalos"), flying the F-5E Tiger II. Where? Meiringen, Switzerland When? March 2017 onbase/17_meiringen/so1 Cavern Operat ...

Neuburg Open House

...  A lot has happened since then, amongst others the Jagdgeschwader 74 has been renamed into „Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 74“ (Tactical Air Wing 74) in October 2013, the previous two Squadrons „Zapatas“ ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... ur years and brought it back to an immaculate condition, nowadays representing a light gray, shark-mouth paint scheme used by the USAF 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS) that was based at the B ...

Bulgarian Air Force - Thracian exercises

... actual enemy were still clearly defined, Graf Ignatievo became a popular destination for Squadron exchanges with its Western Allies in recent years. The “3rd Fighter Air Base” is Bulgaria’s sole remaining ...

Luftwaffe Bücker Bü133 Jungmeister

... G+07” biplane was painted in a scheme inspired by the one adorning Germany’s first-ever Luftwaffe’s aerobatic squadron. Where? above Saxony, Germany When? October 2015 air2air/15_bu133/2 Originating f ...

Seoul ADEX 2015

... C-17 transport aircraft was complemented on the ground by an Airbus A400M of the RAF with a crew from 70 Squadron and 24 Squadron based in RAF Brize Norton. The A400M brought the Royal Air Force Falcons ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

... strange to see such a tightened schedule in Japan. Your reporters choice fell on Hyakuri, where three Jet Squadrons flying two main jet types operate. Normally this is a safe bet for a nice flying program, ...

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 ...

Bangladesh Specials

... in the fighter jets operating from the military side of Dhaka airport. The airbases is home of two Squadrons flying single- and twin seat versions of the Chengdu F-7BG (5th Squadron "Supersonics Def ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

... orea. special/14_hokkaido/zs1 special/14_hokkaido/zs2 The JASDF operates three flying Squadrons at Chitose: the 201 and 203 Hikotai flying the F-15 Eagle, as well as the " Special Airlift Group " ...

Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow

... il sunset. Shortly after the Hunter the BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) formation of the Hurricane IIc LF363 in the brand-new 1 Squadron paint-scheme and Spitfire IX MK356 came for two short fly-b ...

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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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Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

It’s free, it’s fun, and it is a day packed with a nearly 12 hour long lasting flying display. The Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS 2018) is the largest air show in Romania and took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Bucharest International Airport Read More
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Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

Nine GR4 Tornados with their wings swept to 25° flying overhead in a close diamond nine formation was a sight to behold! The Royal Air  Force bid farewell to its Tornado Force in style at RAF Marham on 28th February 2019. Read More
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