there are times, when photo cannot be sharp, well exposed – simply correct, when you are standing next to the mighty wall of sounds, when four seemingly uncontrollable lunatics push you to the insanity… earplugs are highly advised…
Apart from “Bialo-Czerwone Iskry”, another Polish Air Forces Aerobatic Team is “Orlik”. Their name comes from the aircraft they use: PZL-130 TC-II “Orlik”. Team has been formed in 1998, then in 2005 their activities have been suspended for two years. Fortunately there were some thinking guys in Polish Air Forces staff, and had restored them – after withdrawal of TS-11 Iskra Poland would have no demo team. So now, as befits a superpower-air-forces we have two teams ;) and we can admire both of them during airshows :D, at least for a next year or two. Another interesting fact, they used to fly in group of nine planes, so they were most numerous demo team among turboprop ones, now they fly in group of seven and as far I know they are still most numerous one. They belong to 4th Flight Training Wing (4. SLSz) and their homebase is 42nd Flight Training Base in Radom-Sadkow (42. BLSz).
The date of International Air Show in Radom has just been approved – 24-25th of August 2013 , it will be culminating moment of Polish Aviation Feast celebration (anniversary of victory in Challenge in 1932 by Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura). Next year airshow will be also occasion to celebrate 95th anniversary of Polish Military Aviation and 50th anniversary of TS-11 Iskra in active duty (I had wrote about 50 years of Iskra HERE).
Radom-Sadkow airbase will host for many teams from Europe (and I hope not only from Europe), so far confirmed teams are:
and B-52 (static display most likely).
On the base of last edition I hope that Polish Air/Ground Forces will show in dynamic display:
You can find some information on the official website: www.airshow.sp.mil.pl however there is no English translation yet, so I’ll try to post any news on my blog.
Finally I had caught him! As usually, the weather was nasty – clouds, hazy, drizzle and strong wind, but who cares – most modern airliner – Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrived at Krakow Airport during test and crew training flights. This one is the first European – bought by LOT Polish Airlines, inforation about regular flights can be found on www.lot.com
It is hard to say if they are the best, undoubtedly they are one of the best of European Demo Teams. 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico known to everybody as Frecce Tricolori. Here are a few my photos from their display at Radom Airshow 2011, enjoy.
More of my photos from Radom: http://cezet.wordpress.com/tag/radom-airshow-2011/
It’s been a long time since I published any photos from my home yard – Krakow Balice Airport (KRK/EPKK). Well, nothing changed, sometimes I think it is most boring airport I’ve ever visited: Ryan, Easy, fog, fog, Ryan, fog, fog, fog, LOT, fog, Ryan, rain, fog, rain, snow, fog, fog, fog… It is third week of fog every single day, mental and spotting misery.
It supposed to be my first photo of 787 Dreamliner over Krakow Airport, but heavy fog thwarted my plans, so here is also Boeing and Red Arrows as solace.
First of all, no one calls F-16 “Fighting Falcon” (except officials, politicians or ignorant reporters), every pilot says “Viper”, howgh!
Quick poll, which of those below is best looking one?
Shes humpy and awkward, no wonder it was called the “Frogfoot”; vulgar display of power, pure evil – call it as you want. My favorite plane in Flaming Cliffs, hundreds of hours… I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.