Sanicole Airshow with some NATO Tigers support

After the Corona Year 2020, all aviation enthusiasts were looking forward to the first normal airshows with spectators. However, the number of participants at the 42nd Sanicole International Airshow is still limited to 7,500. In addition, proof of vaccination and or testing must be presented upon entry. The Sunset Airshow on Friday kicked things off.Continue reading “Sanicole Airshow with some NATO Tigers support”

Italian Tornado deployment to Büchel

The Italian Air Force deployed 6 Panavia Tornado aircraft to Büchel Air Base July 12-23. The crews were able to train electronic warfare at the POLYGONE Range southwest of Kaiserslautern.  The Multinational Aircrew Electronic Warfare Tactics Facility Polygone – POLYGONE is a trinatioanal training area used by France, Germany and the USA. These 6 aircraftContinue reading “Italian Tornado deployment to Büchel”

Cancelled F-16 flyout Leeuwarden 1st of July

Actually, on July 1, the last remaining F-16s of 322 Squadron were to withdraw their F-16s from Leeuwarden Air Base and fly to Volkel. Only the aircraft needed for the currently running Weapon Instructor Course (WIC) were to remain at the base. A final formation flyover of the base and Soesterberg airfield was planned beforeContinue reading “Cancelled F-16 flyout Leeuwarden 1st of July”

Mirage 5 BD 09 Restoration Group Brustem

Since February 2018, a group of volunteers brought back one of the Belgian Mirage 5 to its old glory. Mirage 5BD 09 was stored on former Brustem Air Base. We visited this iconic delta wing on October 27th 2019 for an exclusive night shooting with some other aviation enthusiasts. In the meantime, it moved toContinue reading “Mirage 5 BD 09 Restoration Group Brustem”

60 Years Tactical Fighter Wing 74

Normally, Tactical Fighter Wing 74 in Neuburg an der Donau celebrates its milestone birthdays with a big open day. So it was planned this year in connection with “Tag der Bundeswehr”. But unfortunately, the still ongoing pandemic has its influence and so there was only a digital edition of “Tag der Bundeswehr”. The squadron celebratedContinue reading “60 Years Tactical Fighter Wing 74”

Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode

Aproximately in the middle of Leipzig and Hannover, the best private aviation museum in Germany is located: the Luftahrtmuseum Wernigerode. Some people call it (Flugwerft) “Oberschleißheim of the east”, because of the selection of rare and well-preserved exhibits . In 2012 we were already impressed with this collection: A Swiss Mirage IIIRS and Venom, BritishContinue reading “Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode”

NATO Days Ostrava 2020 / Čáslav Air Base

This years edition of NATO Days at the town of Ostrava in Czech Republic took place, despite COVID-19. But there were some shortfalls: The static display was cancelled and only flying displays took place above Leoš Janáček Aiport. A web stream of the dispalys was set up for all aircraft enthusiasts around the world. NextContinue reading “NATO Days Ostrava 2020 / Čáslav Air Base”

Private collection Zehdenick

The owner of the joinery Schlöpping has built up a considerable private collection. Among them are some really rare exhibits in Germany like the specially painted F-4F Phantom II 38+49, one of eight Su-22UM3K of the NVA LSK and one Su-7 of the Russian Air Force. Also two Panavia Tornado IDS can be found here.Continue reading “Private collection Zehdenick”