30th July 2021
  • AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

    30 July 1921 – François Durafour lands at Dôme du Goûter

    François Durafour, a Swiss aviation pioneer, was born on 27th November 1888 in Geneva. After completing his mechanical studies, Durafour initially worked at Ateliers Sécherons and then in 1910 he was employed as Hanriot aeroplane mechanic at flying school in [...]
  • MILITARY AVIATION

    ´Combat Raider´ strikes in South Dakota

    This year´s edition of a Large Force Exercise ´Combat Raider´ was held between 19th and 23rd July 2021 in South Dakota. As usual, that training was focused on testing skills of pilots and aircrews in realistic air-to-air and air-to-ground combat [...]
  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    Junkers A50ci ´Junior´

    Junkers A50ci ´Junior´, exhibited at Deutsches Museum Munich, October 2013 In the early years of aviation, an aircraft was usually associated with a wooden structure, strengthened with wires and being partially covered by fabric. That was until 1915, when a [...]
  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    Zlín Z-50LX

    A formation of four Zlín Z-50LX aerobatic aircraft from the Flying Bulls Aerobatic Team, flying display during an open doors event at Aeroklub Jaroměř, May 2013. Back in 1973, a development of a new single seat aerobatic aircraft was launched [...]
  • MILITARY AVIATION

    Russia is getting ready to celebrate the Navy Day

    The Day of the Russian Navy (День Военно-Морского Флота) is not only the biggest gala of the Russian fleet, but usually is recognized as the second largest military holiday in Russia (after the Victory Day on 9th May) with a [...]

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