Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac AFB

Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Chrisse on Mon 27 Aug 2012, 3:02 pm

Doubt it'll be Serbia, they won't even do one at their own show. Only a dogfight demo with the Mig-29.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Screenes on Mon 27 Aug 2012, 5:41 pm

Most likely a mistake, there is no airworthy MiG-21 in Slovakia. It will probably be a retired MiG-21 for a static display (in the list that MiG-21 is from Slovakia, but no MiG-21 is in flying display schedule)
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Eizo on Mon 27 Aug 2012, 9:05 pm

Screenes wrote:Most likely a mistake, there is no airworthy MiG-21 in Slovakia. It will probably be a retired MiG-21 for a static display (in the list that MiG-21 is from Slovakia, but no MiG-21 is in flying display schedule)


Yeah, I thought maybe mistake with the flag... ;-) Already removed from Website in the meanwhile....
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Screenes on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 4:50 pm

Slovak Air Force will probably show a "special" L-39C Albatros with sqn. ldr. Otto Smik, DFC. (http://312.jinak.cz/home/history/smik1.html) painting on a tail on static display.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Traveller on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 8:13 pm

About time, it's been at Trencin for months waiting to be finished.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby DeanW on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 8:16 pm

Wasn't that the one that was meant to be at RIAT two years ago?!
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 9:58 pm

DeanW wrote:Wasn't that the one that was meant to be at RIAT two years ago?!
From what I understand this would be a plane with the man himself painted on the tail (a bit like the Polish Fulcrums at this year's RIAT). The one that was announced at RIAT was in the colours of his aircraft during the war:
mole wrote:But what about ‘Skim’ I hear you say. What was the significance of the word?

Well, as I said in my subsequent post, had I been feeling generous when I posted the original clue I would have put the word in italics thereby signifying an anagram. However, with only four letters I felt this might be a little too easy. Instead I thought I’d wait to see how far you got without it.

Had you Googled all the different combinations of the letters in ‘Skim’, you would have eventually come to ‘Smik’ – Maj Gen Otto Smik to be precise. Maj Gen Smik was one of the most successful Slovakian pilots (then Czechoslovakia) who served with the RAF during WW2.

The significance of mentioning him, though most of you would probably be unaware, is that the Slovakian Air Force hope to paint one of their L-39s in the colours of Otto Smik’s Spitfire as part of the RAF’s flagship commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Air Tattoo.

Even if you didn’t know this, Smik’s Slovakian link should still have been a help.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Traveller on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 8:23 pm

They are not paintings these days, they are decals. Sat with the Frecce right now at Kaskady Hotel and looking forward to B-52 cockpit tour tomorrow plus those SU22s that came over the hotel do well. For anyone in England moaning about freeloaders on the opposite site (of which I am not one) get a life, it is unbelievably better on the non health and safety side!!!
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Eizo on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 5:21 pm

Weather tomorrow is even worse than today. Poor SIAF! :sad:
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Leadfoot on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 10:24 am

Eizo wrote:Weather tomorrow is even worse than today. Poor SIAF! :sad:


We thought a lot about which day to choose. In the past week, I kept checking 6 or 7 weather sites and read 6 or 7 different forecasts, which changed fom day today (hour to hour, even).
Finally, we went for Saturday.

IMHO the weather was not that bad. Sure, lights were crap for photographers, but I prefer this weather to the scorching 35-38 degrees we had earlier this week. Noting a good raincoat can't handle.
Leadfoot

Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Traveller on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 9:40 pm

Did the British Spitfire turn up does anyone know?
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Leadfoot on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 10:42 am

Traveller wrote:Did the British Spitfire turn up does anyone know?


Not on Saturday. I was told it could not take off from Germany due to the unfavourable weather conditions. I have no info about Sunday.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Traveller on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 1:39 pm

Thanks. It was barely VFR Sunday so doubt it came.
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest 2012, 1-2 September, Sliac

Postby Screenes on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 6:17 pm

Commentators (horrible by the way, be glad you do not speak slovak) didnt even bother to inform the crowd that those planes would not perform the display
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