Tag Archive: Alpha Jet

Early morning departure of Austrian AF C-130K Hercules which later performed in aerial assault and intercept demos.

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Aviofun 2011 Civies

On Friday, 3rd June 2011, airshow called Aviofun 2011 was held at Maribor airport in NE part of Slovenia. Organized by Slovenj Gradec based Aviofun private aviation company it was meant to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Slovenian Air Force and hence the slogan 20 flights for 20 years. Airshow promissed a lot but unfortunately things were not smooth and the last minute cancellations of DB-5 and Croatian MiG-21 removed two very interesting displays from the list of participants. I managed to get the press photo accreditation but unfortunately due to total mess in organizations and some irrational decisions I remained in the crowd and tried to enjoy the programme as much as I could. Unfortunately as has happened before, and this airshow was no exception, it is of utter importance to make the airshow last 8hrs – it’s ok at RIAT but not here with such a small list of participating aircraft… Why not make a 4 hour airshow and that one packed with nice flying displays without pauses? And of course Mother Nature had her own plans for that fateful Friday and supplied all kinds of weather – from bright sunshine to heavy downpour; and everything in between and thus making photography quite challenging.

Anyway here’s the first  part of my report – some of the civilian aircraft on display

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Patrouille de France

Country: France

Type of aircraft: 8x Alpha Jet

Red Arrows

Country: United Kingdom

Type of aircraft: 9x BAe Hawk T.1

Royal International Air Tattoo or RIAT is Europe’s and probably even world’s biggest military airshow based at RAF Fairford in England. My wish to visit it for more than a decade has finally been realised and together with Duxford Flying Legends airshow a week earlier and a whole week in between of exlporing the sights and wonders of Southern England with my girlfriend, set an amazing experience that will hardly be forgotten.

Since I’ve managed to take around 1000 photos, I’ll try to divide them in separate posts depending on the theme of aircraft participating

And since all pilots start their careers with trainer aircraft I’ll start as well.

RAF Tutor

Elementary training aircraft

RAF Tucano T1

Advanced training aircraft

wearing the special WW2 like paint scheme

RAF King Air

Multi engine and multi crew training aircraft

RAF Hawk T1

Advanced jet training aircraft

wearing a special Solo Display 2010 paint scheme

French AF Alpha Jet

Advanced jet aircraft