AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

18 June 1951

´Black day´ at the RAF Biggin Hill station, with three crew fatalities and three Gloster Meteor aircraft lost within a few minutes. The Royal Air Force station at Biggin Hill was an airfield well known […]

MILITARY AVIATION

Four more MiG-29s for Serbia

On 9th June 2021, during a ceremony being organized at Batajnica air base, four MiG-29 fighters were officially taken over by the Serbian Air Force and Air Defence (Ратно ваздухопловство и противваздухопловна одбрана Војске Србије). […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

11 June 1937

Kawanishi E11K, a Japanese experimental flying boat performed its first flight. The story of this aircraft began in 1936, when the Imperial Japanese Navy drew up a request for a new small flying boat, intended […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

4 June 1943

Flying Officer Jaroslav Čermák from No. 313 (Czech) Squadron RAF, crashes with his Spitfire Mk.V (AR512) near Taunton, after colliding with a train. Complicated wartime fortunes of Jaroslav Čermák may work as a perfect example […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger ´Charlie´s Heavy´ (HB-RDG, c/n 3381), taking-off for a flying display at Memorial Air Show, Roudnice nad Labem, June 2015. Distinctive silhouette and characteristic sound of TBM-3 Avenger, nicknamed ´Charlie´s Heavy´, is well […]