Pardubice Aviation Fair, 2015 Edition

Yesterday, I went to the central Czech city of Pardubice for their annual Aviation Fair. It was a largely vintage affair this year with a few modern military acts thrown into the mix.

It was relentlessly hot and sunny, so heat distortion was a constant problem for taking photographs. However, here’s a few of the better shots on the day for your perusal:

The gorgeous Lockheed P-38 Lightning from the Red Bull fleet.
The gorgeous Lockheed P-38 Lightning from the Red Bull fleet.
A Hispano HA-1112 Buchón dressed up as a Messerschmitt Bf-109.
A Hispano HA-1112 Buchón dressed up as a Messerschmitt Bf-109.
An Aero Ae-145 from the Czech civil register.
An Aero Ae-145 from the Czech civil register.
A Czech air force Mi-24 Hind in a special scheme to commemorate Czechoslovak airmen who served in the RAF in WWII. It's based on the camouflage used on Liberator bombers in RAF Coastal Command.
A Czech air force Mi-24 Hind in a special scheme to commemorate Czechoslovak airmen who served in the RAF in WWII. It’s based on the camouflage used on Liberator bombers in RAF Coastal Command.
Czech aerobatics and fighter pilot, Martin Šonka, wows the crowd.
Czech aerobatics and fighter pilot, Martin Šonka, wows the crowd.
A Hawker Hurricane goes aloft to take part in a WWII aircraft formation.
A Hawker Hurricane goes aloft to take part in a WWII aircraft formation.
This Lockheed Electra 10A recently came "home" to the Czech lands after 75 years away.
This Lockheed Electra 10A recently came “home” to the Czech lands after 75 years away.
Shining in the sun, the Red Bull B-25 Mitchell makes a fly past.
Shining in the sun, the Red Bull B-25 Mitchell makes a fly past.
Peggy Walentin, a wing walker in from Austria.
Peggy Walentin, a wing walker in from Austria.
A Beech C-45, formerly of the British civil register, now under Czech ownership.
A Beech C-45, formerly of the British civil register, now under Czech ownership.
An Mi-17 and Mi-24 of the Czech air force "rescue" a downed airman.
An Mi-17 and Mi-24 of the Czech air force “rescue” a downed airman.
A DeHavilland DH-82 Tiger Moth buzzes past the crowd.
A DeHavilland DH-82 Tiger Moth buzzes past the crowd.