In my second post I want to tell you about this…
The Airshow is located at the airport near the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. This is one of the most popular aviation shows and takes place every year in the European Aviation Calendar. I had been thinking about going there for sometime. When the time finally came, a few of my photographer friends and I got in the car and set off to go there. We had been in Ostrava for 4 days and… I was shocked! Why? Because it was the first time I had ever seen how close to the ground the jets and helicopters were flying. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. For the first two days I saw training flights and arrivals of Mirages, F-16’s, F-15’s, “AWACS-es”, government planes and support planes for the jets.
The B-52 Stratofortress
The second Typhoon demo were planes and pilots from Italy’s Air Force. They flew with a smokers:
Then It Was MIG Time!
A Mig-29 in “pixelated” camouflage.
The French Brought Their Deltas
Poland Brought Sukhois
Beautiful Birds of Prey
Czech Air Force L-159 ALCA’s
A Boeing Tanker flown by the French Air Force
The Red Bull Mitchell Bomber
At the end of each day of the weekend we were able to admire The Royal Air Force “Red Arrows”.
“Nowhere else will you see the planes flying so close. Nowhere else this close to the rotating propellers… Nowhere else will you see afterburner flames so near as they flash low over you!”
The show in Ostrava will always be on my mind!
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