1st April 2020
  • 1st April 2020

Articles Posted by Kacper Kolibowski

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´

by on 25th March 2020 0

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 ´Red 3´, serial number 163306, exhibited during Open Day of Aviation Legends Foundation (Fundacja Legendy Lotnictwa), Biała Podlaska (Poland), 2014. This ´Gustav´ is one of about 12,000 examples of Bf 109 manufactured in G-6 variant, which constituted about one-third of all Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft totally produced. The pictured aeroplane left the […]

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Letter from the editor – February 2020

by on 13th February 2020 0

Dear Readers, Followers, Friends of Afterburner, It seems, as we have celebrated the New Year yesterday, but in fact it was already over a month ago. Yes, time flies fast, there is no denying… As fast as aerobatic champion from Poland, Maciej Pospieszyński in his Extra 330, who is pictured above. The flow of time […]

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Letter from the editor – December 2019

by on 16th December 2019 0

December… The smell of mistletoe, pine mixed with the sound of jingle bells, Christmas carols and… song-which-we-all-know-but-rather-not-mention by Wham…  This last month of the year usually makes us stop and think about the passing year – was it good, or just so-so; did we realize all our plans or not? Here, at Afterburner – The […]

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The Spitfire is making history again!

by on 8th December 2019 0

On 5th August 2019, the eyes of the aviation world, were focused on the Goodwood Aerodrome in Chichester, the United Kingdom. Just then, from that very airfield, a restored and properly modified for the task, shiny bare-metal style Spitfire Mk.IX (MJ271, G-IRTY) manufactured in 1943, took-off for its record breaking flight around the world, within […]

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Antonov An-2TD ´Wiedeńczyk´ (Viennese) / XtremeAir XA41 / Sukhoi Su-26

by on 3rd December 2019 0

Antonov An-2TD ´Wiedeńczyk´, being tail chased by two aerobatic masters – Artur Kielak (Poland), in XtremeAir XA-41 and Jurgis Kairys (Lithuania), in Sukhoi Su-26. All aeroplanes are pictured while performing a joint display during the Central Air Show celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Aero Club, on 31st August 2019. Through the 72 years […]

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Maintenance agreement for Ansat engines concluded at Dubai Airshow 2019

by on 19th November 2019 0

The Helicopter Service Company (HSC), a member of the ‘Russian Helicopters’ holding has become a designated maintenance facility for PW207K Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The relevant agreement was signed with Pratt & Whitney company during the Dubai Airshow 2019. The validity of the signed document […]

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Boeing N2S-3 Stearman and Riley 12/4 Special

by on 12th November 2019 0

A race between Boeing N2S-3 Stearman biplane and Riley 12/4 Special roadster car, organized during the air show concluding the 20th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships 2017, hosted by Pomeranian Aeroclub in Toruń, Poland. There is no exaggeration in saying that the history of air shows is as long as the history of aviation itself. […]

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Panavia Tornado ECR

by on 1st October 2019 0

Panavia Tornado ECR from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 ´Immelmann´ (TaktLwG 51 ‘I’), German Air Force, is touching down on the runway at the 31st Tactical Air Base in Poznań – Krzesiny, Poland, during NATO Tiger Meet 2018.  NATO Tiger Meet is the world’s famous, annual live-fly exercise, gathering the military aircraft from so-called ´Tiger-units´ from NATO […]

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XA41/XA42 aircraft family prohibited from performing aerobatics

by on 26th September 2019 0

Effective on 26th September 2019, all aeroplanes belonging to the XA41 and XA42 family are prohibited from performing aerobatic manoeuvres, following the Emergency Airworthiness Directive of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  In the beginning of 2018, during a scheduled maintenance inspection of XA42 aerobatic aeroplane, the crack on one of the diagonal struts […]

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