Category: europe

Mirage 2000 family in France from Peter Boschert

France is well versed with the technology of modern combat aircraft; lately they’ve produced delta-winged jets, very often with only one engine. If you look at accident statistics, then you’ll agree how well this concept works. The Mirage 2000 was a further development...

Who is nearer the edge ?

For a few years I’ve asked myself, who has the toughest, but also the coolest job? Members of the extreme motorsport (Formula 1, DTM and MotoGP and NASCAR) or jet pilots? In the end, all “professional groups“ are related by having...

40 Years Panavia Tornado

Panavia Tornado celebrates 40 years of flight this week in Manching, Germany the site of the aircraft’s maiden test flight on August 14th 1974. It is a story which has seen the Panavia Tornado complete over three million flying...

Bahrain International Air Show

With an ever smaller world the time that you could use a long winter to sort out your photos of the previous year is well behind us. Nowadays there is an air show in reach every month of the...

Iskra Jet Passes 50 Sparkling Years In Service

Poland’s TS-11 Iskra is a training aircraft that was produced by PZL Mielec (Poland’s State Aircraft Works located in the city of Mielec) during the height of the Cold War.  The design has been operational for half a century...