Pardubice Aviation Fair, 2017

June 3 and 4  of 2017 saw the annual air show in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

As usual, the event was civilian focused with replica and restored aircraft from several eras in aviation history in attendance.

The weather was hot and sunny with a lot of heat haze and the sun directly overhead and a bit behind the display line most of the day. As such, most of my flying shots weren’t really presentable.

A lot of regular performers for the event made their returns and a few new performers were in the mix:

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This preserved OV-10 Bronco, formerly of the Luftwaffe, came in from France.
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The Red Bull B-25 Mitchell gets a pre show polishing. Red Bull also brought their Douglas DC-6, T-28 Trojan and an Alpha Jet to the event.
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One of two T-28 Trojan aircraft in attendance.
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One of a Pair of Yakovlev Yak-3 fighters at the event. This particular one was built in 1944.
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This was the first time I’ve seen a Pilatus PC-7 at the event.
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This German registered Orličan L-40 Meta Sokol was a pleasant surprise when it arrived, it’s not the most common of GA types to see.
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One of the most attractive GA types, in my view anyway, is the Let L-200 Morava. As always, it was lovely to see one at the event.
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Spitfire TE184 is a regular at the event. It’s always interesting to see as the markings seem to change a bit every year.
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This locally based Let L-410 Turbolet was part of the official show opening flypast.
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The Bleriot XI replica seen just after landing.
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The Red Bull Douglas DC-6 touches down after a spectacular performance. Initially, the DC-6 was not scheduled for the event. However, it did a very good job of filling in as a last minute replacement for the scheduled Lockheed Constellation which had to cancel for technical reasons.
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2 thoughts on “Pardubice Aviation Fair, 2017

  1. richreynolds74 June 4, 2017 / 14:45

    You have a gift for photography Kevan. Those are some really beautiful shots. It looks like it was a terrific day, it’s a shame you couldn’t get your aerial shots.

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