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 Where? Twenthe - Netherlands
When? 20-21/05/2003

The Royal Netherlands Airforce (RNLAF) organized this year once again an excellent open doors day. After last year's event has been held at the airbase Gilze-Rijen, another base has been chosen for this year's event, namely Twenthe.
Both airshow days saw clouds and sun, together with a sometimes cold breeze and temperatures in the low 20's. Not the best weather but good enough to get a nice sunburn and have a great day out to watch an superb airdisplay.

Read more: Open Dagen 2003

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 Where? Coventry - UK
When? 31/06/2003

The sound of piston engines filled the air at Coventry Airfield, Warwickshire, UK, the week-end of the 31st May, 1st June. It was one of the few rare airshows that give the possibility to see the beautiful propliners of the forties and fifties in the air together with a nice selection of early jets.
The main organiser of the airshow is Mike Collett, Chairman of the Air Atlantique Group. He together with his team organised an excellent show with rare sights on the ground and in the air.

Read more: Coventry Classics

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 Where? Payerne - Switzerland
When? 25/04/2003

The same procedure as every year...
For the beginng of the last Airshow season I have chosen to go to the Payerne Open Doors display. The report about last year can be read here. Hearing some rumours about special acts that year I have been very eager to go there! And I have not been disappointed!!

Read more: WK Payerne

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45 years WTD61Where? Manching AB, Germany
When? 28/09/2002

A formation of a MiG-29, F-4F, Tornado and Eurofighter - quite an uncommon sight today in 2007. But nearly everyday business back in 2002 at Germany's Flight Test Centre WTD 61 (Wehrtechnische Dienststelle) in Manching.

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 Where? Colmar - France
When? 30/06/2002

Nice week-end, good weather forecast, so why not heading to an Airshow in the beautiful Alsace, France...? The show has been held at the Base Aérienne (Air Base) 132 at Colmar-Meyenheim, which is not far from the border to Switzerland and Germany. Due to that the public (about 30.000 in total) that attended that show was international, as were the presented aircraft as well.

Read more: BA132 Open Doors

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 Where? Oberschleißheim - Germany
When? 17-18/05/2002

With the centennial in mind a pretty nice fly-in was organized at the Deutsches Museum Oberschleißheim to celebrate the Centennial of Flight as well as the 100th anniversary of the Deutsches Museum. The nearby runway and the nice scenery combined with perfect weather draw the attentention of a lot of people, who schose the event as the destination of their week-end trip. And I think the pilots enjoyed their stay as well!

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 Where? Bratislava - Slovak Republic
When? 08-09/06/2002

SIAD 2002 has been the 5th International Air Display in the young history of the Slovak Republic. It was held the weekend of the 8th an 9th of June at the M.R. Stefanika Airport, which is Bratislava's International Airport and situated in the east of the capital of Slovakia.

Read more: SIAD 2002

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 Where? Edwards AFB, USA
When? 26/10/2002

Located in the centre of the californian dessert Edwards AFB is the main location for research and flight test of new US aircraft and aerial vehicles. This is mainly due to the fact of the excellent weather conditions with nearly no rain days during the year and the great salt lake which has been an ideal runway used for the first landings.

Read more: Edwards Open House

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 Where? Berlin-Schönefeld - Germany
When? 06-12/05/02

Thursday, May 9th
After an excellent day at the ILA I do not have to much time now to write a lot because it is very late, I am quite tired and I would really like to go to bed now.

Read more: ILA Berlin

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 Where? NAS Miramar, USA
When? 19-20/10/2002

The Miramar Airshow is the largest airshow in the world and the performing aircraft did range from civilian aerial aerobatics to the Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration and the famous Blue Angels.
The 2002 show theme was 'A Salute to the Flying Leathernecks' in honor of the Marine aviators.

Read more: Miramar Airshow

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 Where? Payerne - Switzerland
When? 26/04/2002

This open doors day at Payerne AF Base, located near Bern, was originally meant as a celebration day for young recruits of the Swiss AF, who officially got their promotion that day. For the parents and the public, which assisted that ceremony, some activities were presented around the base.
At the outside a simulated fire rescue mission was presented as well as the flight preparations on F-5 Tigers and Alouette III helicopters.

Read more: Payerne

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Bell Cobra Flight

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Bell P-39 P-63 Cobras air-air at EAA Airventure Oshkosh
Where? Oshkosh, WI, USA
When?July 2017

EAA Airventure at Oshkosh in 2017 saw a rare gathering of Bell Aircraft Cobras. Three P-63 Kingcobras and a P-39 Airacobra attended the ‘World’s greatest Aviation Celebration’, amongst them all Cobras belonging to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF): the P-39Q of the Central Texas Wing, the world’s sole flying P-63F of the “P-63 Sponsor Group” and the most recent addition, the P-63A of the Dixie Wing from Peachtree City, Georgia.

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Florennes

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Florennes Airshow 2012
Where? Florennes, Belgium
When? 23-24/06/2012

The Florennes Air Show 2012, coinciding with the 70 years of military aviation at Florennes, promissed to become the biggest military airshow on the European continent. Planned in the middle of June the weather unfortunately did not play completely ball, but the flying program promissed many highlights.

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I-16 "Ishak"

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Polikarpov I-16
Where? Palatinate Forest
When?
 June 2010

The big news on the German Warbird scene in 2009 was the arrival on one of the rare airworthy Polikarpov I-16 "Ishak". It reflects the pleasant trend to operate an ever growing number of historic aircraft in Germany and for sure this special example adds an additional flavour to the already existing fleet.

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