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Rionegro and indeed Colombia is a place to return to. This year one of us could not resist the temptation and went there to see the ever impressive airshow.

The biennial LIMA exhibition is held at the summer holiday resort island of Langkawi, Malaysia. An excellent event that showcases the current airpower and naval assets of Malaysia. Also, many foreign forces contribute and make this a must-see airshow.

 

Ten years ago, one of the Aviagraphers went with two other photographers to Morocco during the 50th anniversary of the Air Force. To visit Meknes Open Doors was the primary goal. This was a couple of years before the first instalment of the now well-known bi-annual Marrakech airshow...

This yearly event offers an opportunity to take photographs of the current HAF fleet. It had been quite some years since we last went there, so about time for a re-visit. Having said that, the star visitor was not a Greek aircraft at all...

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Most of you cannot have missed that North Korea staged the very first Air Festival at Wonsan open to foreigners in September 2016. Of course, Aviagraphers were on scene.

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Less known than the international Dubai Air Show, the Al Ain Air Championships is another major aviation event organized in the United Arab Emirates. The airport of Al Ain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi hosts this spectacular biennial show. Desert sand dunes provide a great backdrop for the championships, in which the public is heavily involved by voting for the winner... The Saudi Hawks, displaying their green and white BAe Hawks jet trainers, were first to show off their display skills, to the delight of the local public who came out in numbers.

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Slovakia became an independent country after the peaceful break-up of Czechoslovakia in January 1993. As decided, the new air force inherited half of the former country’s fleet of MiG-29 fighters, including the type’s maintenance facilities. Additional deliveries of MiG-29s followed and gave air force a credible fighter force. Many years later, Slovakia remains one of only a few European countries that still flies these smoky twin tails. A good reason to visit Slovakia and get a taste of Eastern European military aviation, as it used to be.