the unique duel
Artur Kielak and L-29 “Delfin” in Nowy Targ 2016
My excitement rises every day since only one week left to Radom Airshow 2017, where, I hope I will finally see Xtreme Sky Force – the duel of XA-41 piloted by Artur Kielak and Polish Air Force MiG-29 (Lt. Jacek Stolarek from 23rd Air Base). For now I just would like to show some photos of not such spectacular display, but IMHO very unique, because it was spontaneous display, which happened only once and it is very unlikely that it will be repeated on the future.
In 2016, during Aviation Picnic in Nowy Targ Artur Kielak and Aero L-29 “Delfin” (unfortunately I don’t know crew names) had their own solo displays. When Artur had finished his display, he hadn’t landed, but he was cruising high over the airfield, when L-29 took off, then Atrur dived at full speed like genuine ‘boom-and-zoomer’ from WWII era and joined into close formation with L-29. They flew a few rounds and after split L-29 was continuing solo display.
They have given me a very nice surprise, which left nice memories and some, not very good but valuable for me photos:
At the end, for the visitors who were enough patient to scroll down those few photos and read less then 200 words: link to the great photo gallery by Slawek ‘Hesja’ Krajniewski where you can see how such display really looks like.