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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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Tsuiki Airshow 2017

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Tsuiki Air Show 2017 - JASDF Air Festa
Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu, Japan
When? November 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 fighter, painted in an extraordinary and cool looking blue camouflage. The airshow at the end of October was a good possibility to see the pilots and their jets in action.

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Airbus Manching Family Day

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Airbus Manching Familientag 2016
Where? Manching, Bavaria, Germany
When?18/06/2016

On June, 18th, Airbus Defence&Space invited families and friends for an Open Doors day to their Manching plant. Apart from a view into the production and maintenance facilities a small flying program featuring current and past products of the company was also presented.

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Israeli Spitfire

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The Israeli Air Force's Spitfire Mk. IX
Where? Negev Desert
When?
November 2011

When talking about the "Black Spitfire", the sole example of this classic fighter to be airworthy in the Middle East region, everyone in Israel with an interest in classic airplanes or aviation history refers to it also as "Ezer's Spitfire".

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