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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

...  aircraft, gate guard and museum aircraft. more air-air photography of Spitfire LF Mk.XIV (G-MXVI) galleries/18_spitfire/4_4/,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 TE 184 today: reborn as G-MXVI I ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

  Back in 1917 Kakamigahara airfield was used as an army airfield and a airship landing site. Today it is named Gifu, and is the home of the JASDF Flight Test Centre ADTW (Air Development and Test Wing). ...

Bell P-63 P-39 Cobra Flight

... by the precursor of today’s NASA this P-63 was extensively used in aerodynamics research when the speed of propeller-driven aircraft reached their limits in the dawn of the jet age. air2air/17_cobra/form ...

Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" Vietnam Observer

... aircraft types flown during the Vietnam War, being manned by USAF and South Vietnamese pilots. Nevertheless some of the Bird Dog’s relive a renaissance today, as they are a cheap and affordable warbird, ...

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

... e build and used by many airforces worldwide, even still after the end of WWII. Many examples are left today in private hands. They are appreciated by their owners for the ease of maintainability and sh ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... ol aircraft (MPA), the domestically developed successor to the submarine hunter Lockheed P-3 Orion, the main activities at Gifu focus today on the XC-2, which will replace the Kawasaki C-1 transport aircr ...

Waddington Airshow

... County” era revived with in afternoon that week-end. airshows/14_waddo/so2 Today it is more peaceful at Waddington, though the strong presence of the RAF and the sound of jet engines persists. However ...

Hahnweide OTT 2013

...  Southern Germany When? 06-08/09/2013 Today it is still organized by a small group of volunteer forming part of the "Fliegergruppe Wolf Hirth". This club is very famous for its sailplane activities  ...

Israeli Air Force

...  aircraft of the "Desert Giants" Squadron as well as the many different versions of C-130 Hercules aircraft of the "The Knights of the Yellow Bird" and the "Elephants" Squadron share today a large apron  ...

Corsairs and Phantoms

...  it can still be visited today. Of course Andravida itself is not that historically relevant, but two Squadrons of F-4E (AUP) Phantom II were more than a good reason for a visit. The air base is hom ...

Weizmann's Israeli Black Spitfire

... ame President of the State of Israel in 1993. The history of this specific airframe can be traced back as follows: In the light of the phasing out the sale of 30 aircraft to Burma, today's Myanmar, was init ...

Bahrain International Airshow 2012

The Meteorology Department at the Civil Aviation Affairs expected a rather cold weather today with some clouds at times. The forecast was for maximum temperature of 20°C and minimums around 15°C - at the ...

Polikarpov I-16 "Ishak" Red Star

...  of the I-16 Type 18, whereas landing gear and the right cockpit door showed a Type 24. Today's colour scheme represents the original aircraft, as fabric samples still showed the then typical standard V ...

Japan & China 2010

... resent, and I saw and spoke to numerous Japanese, Brits and Finish enthusiasts. But today only a handful of the locals were present at their set-up spot, which provides even a fireplace to prepare some w ...

Aviasvit XXI

... that the airframe is still good today to be modified for future use: airshows/10_aviasvit/an2 airshows/10_aviasvit/an3t Apart from the above mentioned aircraft mainly some general aviation types were  ...

Flying Legends

... BoB, though less looked after today, was the Hawker Hurricane. At the beginning of the show however one example got the chance to 'fight' against a Messerschmitt Bf109 – well, actually it was a spanish-built ...

30 Jahre KHR 26

The Kampfhubschrauberregiment (KHR) 26 was founded in 1979 and received its first Bo 105 helicopters one year later, the same type which they are still flying today. The Open Doors Day at Roth (Franken/Northern ...

Meeting du Centenaire

The Meeting du Centenaire – "Meeting of the Centennial" – was announced as a big celebration of the first airshow held at Reims in August 1909, celebrated at the location that is today the airbase BA11 ...

50 Jahre JG 71

... Doors or other similar events. And the aircraft enthusiast is eagerly waiting for one of those rare chances to attend a "Photoday", regularly organized by the different wings. Where? Wittmund AF ...

The Spanish Bücker CASA 1.131 D-EIWW

...  built 1954 in Cadiz, found its way to Germany. One special fact of this aircraft is that this was the aircraft that flew the final farewell tour for the CASA 1.131-E around Spain. The aircraft is today ba ...
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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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