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All of the aircraft in the static display could be photographed nicely and some even from the inside and showed the huge variety of the aircraft that originate from Gostomel with the aim to transport large cargo as far and efficient as possible.

Though the propeller-driven planes such as the An-12, An-140 or An-22 did not take-off, flight presentations were shown by the civil An-148, its successor and stretched version An-158, An-74 STOL freighter, and the heavy transport An-124 'Ruslan'. They all showed nice take-offs with a slight bank to left and did one to three rounds in the air before coming back to the ground. Not too much as one might think, but seeing those aircraft flying is a rare, and thus lucky, opportunity, especially in such a close succession.

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Meiringen WK 2017

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Meiringen Swiss Air Force WK 2017
Where? Meiringen, Switzerland
When? March 2017

Alpine Base Meiringen offers a gorgeous setting The airfield is nestled in a small valley in central Switzerland in the canton of Bern. Surrounded by mountains that partly rise up vertically for several hundred meters it is challenging flying terrain, but provides plenty of photo opportunities. Meiringen is the home of the Swiss Air Force's Fliegerstaffel 11 "Tigers", one of Switzerland three F/A-18 Hornet Squadrons, and is also home to the militia Squadron 8 "Destructors" ("Vandalos"), flying the F-5E Tiger II.

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SIAF 2013

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SIAF 2013 Slovak International Air Fest
Where? Sliac, Slovakia
When? 31/08 - 01/09/2013

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 slightly different...

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Do-24 ATT - A flight for dreams

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Dornier  Do-24 ATT

Do-24 ATT RP-C2403

In September 2004 I have had the exclusive opportunity to do an air-air photo shoot with the Do-24 ATT which was staying in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich) at that time. Iren Dornier was keen on getting some photos of his aircraft in front of the stunning scenery of the German Alps. So we met on a nice and warm summer afternoon at the airfield and briefed the flight.

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