2nd December 2020
  • 2nd December 2020

Articles Posted by Jacek Domański

First helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan

by on 8th November 2020 0

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) of the Russian Helicopters holding has delivered two Mi-8AMT helicopter knock-down kits to Kazakhstan, which would be assembled by their customer. The delivery is based on a trilateral contract for semi-knock-down (SKD) assembly of Mi-8AMT / Mi-171E helicopters, signed by Kazakhstan Engineering, Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 in Kazakhstan and […]

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Dornier Do 24T-3

by on 3rd November 2020 0

Dornier Do 24T-3, exhibited in Flugwerft Schleißheim (an aviation branch of the Deutsches Museum in Munich), Oberschleißheim, October 2019 In August of 1934, the Reich Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministerium – RLM) issued a request for the long-range, ocean-class reconnaissance flying boat. However, the initial requirements were just vague and the final specification, after several changes […]

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Live-fly exercise of the 6th Army

by on 2nd November 2020 0

In the first part of October, a mixed aviation group from the 6th Red Banner Leningrad Army of Air and Air Defence Forces (6-я Краснознамённая Ленинградская армия Военно-воздушных сил и противовоздушной обороны) took part in the large-scale, live-fly exercise organized in the Astrakhan and Voronezh regions. The mixed aviation group deployed for the exercise included […]

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´Grim Reapers´ over Iceland

by on 1st November 2020 0

On 8th October 2020, a detachment of fourteen F-15C/D Eagle aircraft belonging to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, left their home base at RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom and headed Keflavik Air Base. In this way, after more than two years gap, the 493rd Squadron returned to Iceland.   The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, nicknamed […]

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Letter from the Editor – November 2020

by on 1st November 2020 0

Dear Friends, Fans and Followers! The early November usually would be the time to talk about the recently concluded air show season, share our experiences from the visited events and making plans for the future. Regrettably, this year all is different… When our last editorial was issued, at the end of August, we really hoped […]

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72nd anniversary of Russian Army Aviation

by on 31st October 2020 0

On 28th October, the Russian Army Aviation (AA) celebrated its 72nd anniversary. On this occasion, several official celebrations were observed around the country, as well as the dedicated live-fly trainings. The history of Russian (then Soviet) army aviation dates back to 1948, when the first helicopter squadron was formed at Serpukhov, equipped with ´Omega-3´ (G-3) […]

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Mi-8 test operation programme launched in Indonesia

by on 28th October 2020 0

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) is currently launching a test operation programme in Indonesia. The programme, intended for Mi-8/171 helicopter family, is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helicopters real operation in conjunction with all available corporate support tools and implemented aftersales services of Russian Helicopters holding company. This pilot programme starts in […]

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The fascinating world of airships and naval aviation – Aeronauticum Nordholz

by on 24th October 2020 0

A few kilometres from Cuxhaven, the well-known tourist spot of the North Sea, the Nordholz Naval Airbase (Fliegerhorst Nordholz) is located. And next to the main entrance to the base, one of the most interesting aviation museums in Europe can be found – Deutsches Luftschiff- und Marinefliegermuseum Nordholz, commonly known as ´Aeronauticum´. The official German […]

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23 Oct 1987

by on 23rd October 2020 0

The last Lockheed F-104 Starfighter was withdrawn from the active service in Luftwaffe (West German Air Force) The Jagdbombergeschwader 34 ´Allgäu´, based at Memmingen in Bayern, was the last Luftwaffe combat squadron to withdraw the F-104 Starfighter jets and switch to the new Panavia Tornado fighter-bomber. The end of Starfighter-era was officially marked on 23rd […]

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Westland Sea King HU.5

by on 21st October 2020 0

Westland Sea King HU.5, XV670, Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy, static display at 100th anniversary of Marineflieger (German Naval Aviation), Fliegerhorst Nordholz, June 2013. Westland WS-61 Sea King is a medium-lift transport and utility helicopter, that was manufactured in the Great Britain between 1969 and 1995, under a licence from Sikorsky company. Most of the […]

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