1st August 2020
  • 1st August 2020

Light and shadow of Jester – a story of Marineflieger P-3C Orion MPA (1)

by 17th July 2020 0

Already shortly after its creation, the post-World War II German naval aviation (Marineflieger), started to play a significant role within the NATO structure in Northern Europe. Officially established in 1956, the naval aviation arm of Bundeswehr was developed with a considerable assistance of the United Kingdom that offered knowledge, training and also aircraft. The...

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Over the Atlantic Ocean in a suit – Stanisław Skarżyński

by 17th May 2020 0

Those roaring twenties, the ´golden years´ of aviation… This was a time when aviators outdo themselves, pushing the limits of what is possible. Aviation records were set one after another and reports of new outstanding achievements circulated the media on regular basis. Among those amazing aviation pioneers was a Polish pilot – Stanisław Skarżyński....

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Flying the impossible – an incredible story of daring flights

by 25th April 2020 0

Since the beginning of aviation, pulling off the impossible was a quite popular stunt among the pilots. Especially the well-known landmarks were seducing aviators for a spectacular flight around or through them, that could bring popularity and attention. Some of those incredible tricks were carefully planned in advance, but many were done spontaneously. Just...

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In search of the successor – An-2 for the 21st century

by 9th February 2020 0

Who hasn´t heard about Antonov An-2? An aeroplane that earned a worldwide recognition as icon of Soviet civil aviation, and even the Soviet Union era. Antonov An-2 is also the second biggest serial-manufactured single-engine biplane and is among the most-produced aircraft ever. In addition, due to its durability, incredibly long service life, capability to...

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Barkhane, Serval, Newcombe – the little-known operations in Africa.

by 1st December 2019 0

The sad news about the mid-air collision of two French helicopters in Mali, killing thirteen, flashed around the world a few days ago. This tragedy, paradoxically, recalled the world about ´Operation Barkhane´, the French-led mission in Africa, which so far was overshadowed by other military conflicts and counter-terrorism operation. When we speak about the...

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Failed dreams – unfinished projects of Czech aviation industry (1)

by 8th October 2019 0

Czech Republic (and earlier Czechoslovakia) is the country with long aviation tradition, dating back to 1918, when the first aviation manufacturing company was established. Before the World War II, the Czechoslovak aviation industry was comparable to the level of the most advanced countries, as France, Germany or the Great Britain. This, exceptional for such...

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