Many airliner aircraft that are withdrawn from use, sadly end their lives anonymously in a scrapyard awaiting their turn to be recycled into soda cans.
B737 PK-LII not did end in a scrapyard. Instead, after a life full of flights all over the world, it found itself a new job on the Indonesian island of Bali.
In October a team of Ukrainian specialists from Antonov and Motor Sich visited Zagreb-Pleso airbase to inspect the two An-32 transport aircraft that are stored there. The Croatian Air Force currently rely on a fleet of Mi-17 and Mi-171 helicopters for transport, but are examining the possibility of putting the An-32’s back in service. Continue reading
With D-day being 75 years ago, many larger and smaller events were held in the UK and France to commemorate the start of the liberation of Europe. One of those events was “L-birds back to Normandy” which was held at St. André de l’Eure airfield. Continue reading
When at the end of 2018 most of the aircraft of the former Royal Australian Navy Historical Flight (RANHF) came up for disposal, the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) managed to acquire all of them. Continue reading
Canada has a proud history regarding their participation during World War II and D-day. This year saw the 75th birthday of the famous day that started the liberation of Europe from the Nazis.
The Ghana Armed Forces have a small but capable Air Force. The key to their success is training, as we found out during a recent visit to Ghana.
US-2N MLD Aviodrome comes alive
On april 28th 2018 the US-2N with serial 151 was officially rolled out the T2 Hangar in her original coulour scheme at the Aviodrome museum at Lelystad airport, The Netherlands.
The Royal Canadian Air Force reached a new milestone this summer with the first operational deployment of the CH-148 Cyclone on board a ship. We were invited to interview Major Erik Weigelin on board the HMCS Ville de Québec. Continue reading
In October and November 2018 a large scale air war was fought in the skies above Norway and also parts of Sweden and Finland. Over 250 aircraft from 14 countries battled against each other. All this as part of Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold War. Continue reading
Local Dutch AH-64D providing air cover during a rescue operation
The twelfth edition of the Air-centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course (APROC) was held successfully in The Netherlands for the first time during May and June 2018. Airbase Gilze-Rijen hosted helicopters and aircraft from no less than 7 countries. Continue reading