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Kecskemet 2013, Part V

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We often see photos from the airshows… But we seldom see the photos of a reason for airshows existence – the people! Here is a humble try to represent a part of the feeling among the crowds – and Italian ones being very specific. 


Most convinient transport across the vast expands of the public areas of the airfield. For a kid anyway 🙂

Italians second most worshiped thing behind the God, must be food. A reason powerful enough even to stop the flying display and take 1 hour of launch break.

Identity Crisis???

It is good to wear some head cover under the burning hot sun – add a few national coloured ribbons and you have a winner!

Italians are also famous for the love of cell phones – this guy was not lonely in his doing

Never question the Italian fashion! If an Italian wears a shirt with raised collar, then it must be fashionable. Period!

When it’s hot, Italians are not shy to strip their clothes off – and showing off their bodies to the female crowd…

Attending the airshow in Italy, it’s a family get together and a daily trip… with everything that makes them comfortable…

Tornado IDS

AMX International AMX

Eurofighter F-2000 Typhoon

Beside the rich display team schedule, there were also 6 solo displays of the Italian Air Force, flown by the pilots and the aircraft of Reparto Sperimentale Volo/ Italian flight test squadron.

Alenia Aermacchi Mb.339CD

Alenia Aermacchi M.346

Alenia Aermacchi/Lockheed Martin C-27J Spartan

Patrouille de France

Country: France

Type of aircraft: 8x Alpha Jet

Red Arrows

Country: United Kingdom

Type of aircraft: 9x BAe Hawk T.1

Patrulla Aguila (Eagle Patrol)

Country: Spain

Type of aircraft: 7x Casa C-101 Aviojet

Patrouille Suisse

Country: Switzerland

Type of aircraft: 6x F-5E Tiger II

Frecce Tricolori, Italian Air Force display team celebrated their 50th anniversary this year and invited a number of display teams to the anniversary airshow. A number of Italian solo displays were also shoed, most memorable being the Tornado and Eurofighter.

The show opened with the flyby of the Italian flag by an AB-212 utility helicopter.

Bialo-Czerwone Iskry (White-Red sparks)

Country: Poland

Type of aircraft: 7x TS-11 Iskra

Krila Oluje (Wings of Storm)

Country: Croatia

Type of aircraft: 6x Pilatus PC-9M

Royal Jordanian Falcons

Country: Jordania

Type of aircraft: 4x Extra E300

MAKS 2009, pt.1

MAKS – Moscow Aeronautical Cosmonautical Salon – is a biannual event held at Zhukovksy Air Base, just outside Moscow. Although by intent being similar to Farnborough or Le Bourget Salons, MAKS is different by offering the visitor an insight view of mainly the future of Russian aircraft development along with a flying display of most of the current and future aircraft and helicopters, along with some foreign guests. This year, they were Italian aerobatical group Frecce Tricolori, French group Patrouille France and French demo display Rafale.

The pictures show some of the Wednesdays flying display. I will be adding Thursdays display pics in the near future.

For more pics from Wednesday, click on the photo below