The first Central Coast AirFest was held in 2018, and this was supposed to be the start of a yearly tradition. In 2019 the show was held again, but then the COVID-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works. However after two years of absence the third edition was held in October 2022 in the Californian city of Santa Maria. Despite the sunny reputation of California, the positioning of Santa Maria on the coast caused the weather to be rather grey during the air show. But nonetheless the event turned out a great success.Continue reading
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Kuwait Aviation Show 2020
In January, the second edition of the Kuwait Aviation Show was held under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. During four days over 60.000 visitors witnessed some 60 aircraft and helicopters on the ground and in the air and companies from no less than 37 countries presented themselves.Continue reading
A new lease of life
Many airliner aircraft that are withdrawn from use, sadly end their lives anonymously in a scrapyard awaiting their turn to be recycled into soda cans.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.
Meeting future air travel requirements in a rapidly growing global market
The South African aircraft builder Denel Aerostructures sees a growing need for regional air transport. To provide this need, Denel started the Small African Regional Aircraft (SARA) project.
Tipsy Nipper OO-PVA
On 2 December 1957 the first flight of a Tipsy Nipper took place. During a recent air-to-air photoshoot performed by Tristar Aviation, Nipper OO-PVA showed up as a suprise. Tristar took the oppertunity to take airborne shots of this unique aircraft.
CSA Cruiser PH-KMJ
The Tristar Aviation crew performed the air-to-air photo shoot with P-28 Cruiser RTC callsign”PH-KMJ” for an article in the prominent Dutch aviation magazine “Piloot en vliegtuig”.