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Published on 5th June 2011 by Oldrich Chmel, 3486 views
Aviation Fair's (Aviatická pouť) 21st year took place during the first weekend of June (Jun 4-5th) at the Pardubice airport (LKPD, former military airbase). The show celebrated 100th anniversary of the first successful flight of Jan Kašpar (a Czech aviation pioneer) from Pardubice to Prague (more than 100km), other major themes were reminding events of the WWII (the Battle of France, Normandy landings).
Aviation Fair is one of the biggest Czech aviation shows in the calendar. The organizers brought in historic flights, but also modern machines. Visitors could see many WWII warbirds (Curtiss Hawk, Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, Messerschmitt Me-109, Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun, North American P-51D Mustang), among the highlights were Douglases DC-6B and DC-3, PZL-Lim-2 (a Polish clone of MiG-15).
Unfortunately the North American B-25 Mitchell has not arrived, as the plane suffered an emergency landing few days earlier, and is currently unable to fly.
The weather was fine, and AP thus can share some photos with you.