Belgrade Air Show 2008

Yesterday, above heads of about 10 thousand people, Belgrade Air Show was held. About 60 pilots in 40 aircrafts gave their best to give us a lot of fun.

This air show was dedicated to pilot Istvan Kanas (43) who died about a month ago while training for this event. He was a member of acro group "Zvezda" and very experienced military pilot.

IΕ‘tvan Kanas in his Galeb G-2, photo taken from
More photos from this event you can find here.

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43 Responses to Belgrade Air Show 2008

  1. rose-marie says:

    I see many of the aircraft have YU in their code. Isn't that short for Yugoslavia?

  2. rose-marie says:

    That so tragic… But very nice shots!

  3. gdare says:

    Thanks Rose. I enjoyed very much being there πŸ˜€

  4. thaodp says:

    Darko, I'm jealous of you! It was so interesting.

  5. gdare says:

    Yes, it is still not changed to some code for Serbia, it will be SR probably. And some old military airplanes has star on the wings and flag with star on the tail, marks from old socialist Yugoslav military air force. I think it was left in purpose, but probably will be changed soon.

  6. Zaphira says:

    It would have been fun to see the show. I've not seen anything like it here. I just checked out the album, and the photos are great! :up:

  7. ricewood says:

    I grew up a few kilometres from a NATO airbase. At the age of 7 I was an avid plane-spotter. I could recognize the different airplanes by their sound alone.I loved, and love, airshows.Great photos.

  8. gdare says:

    Mit – do you have it in Vietnam? Air shows?Zap – awww, really? I thought every European country has its acro group… well I was probably wrong :left:

  9. PainterWoman says:

    Great post Darko! Would have loved to have seen this. Just the last two weekends my family and I went to two very tiny airports. They used to have more planes out for people to walk around and look at but since September 11, everything is barricaded off and you can't see up close. One airport had a classic car show at the same time but there were more cars than airplanes out. No acrobatics and only a few planes took off.

  10. thaodp says:

    No, we don't

  11. Words says:

    Good post. Airshows are wonderful spectacles, but sadly so dangerous for those who take part.

  12. ellinidata says:

    despite of how dangerous they are, air shows always have a special place in my heart !I am sure Istvan Kanas was there also in spirit…lovely photo album too :heart:

  13. CedarFox says:

    Nice post Darko! (and the pictures in the album are good too! :up:) I missed our air show this year, but you’ve definitely inspired me to go see next year’s. πŸ˜€

  14. gdare says:

    Mit – :awww:Pam – sorry to hear that; the 9/11 changed your lives in a big way; it would be better to make airplane museum with old unused airplanes, I know there are a graveyards of such military and civil airplanes, I think I have seen one in Nevada (with Google Earth, of course :D); and cars are not a planes, for sure :DAllan – we have a big air force base and Belgrade airport about 20km from where I live; everyday I could see military aircrafts on the right and civil ones on the left side of the sky πŸ˜€ Probably it made me choose to learn for airplane mechanic, but because of lack of the jobs I never worked as one 😦 During my military service I was in air base, as maintenance crew in squadron of MIG-21s :)Words – thanks; it is dangerous, indeed; there was a guest from Slovenia in this air show and I don`t even dare to think what his preparations and trainings look like :insane:Angeliki – thank you; I am sure he was there, in spirit, as you said :)Eric – do that; I decided in a last minute to go there and it was a good decision :yes:

  15. Cois says:

    Great shots :up: can't remember last I was at a airshow :awww:

  16. gdare says:

    Thanks Clint. Before that one, it has been about 18 years since I visited one πŸ˜€

  17. thatgirl says:

    Hi thereI was told about this post by PainterWoman, who i like to thank for pointing it out to me. the above pic is very good i really like that and if you taken any more would love to see em

  18. thatgirl says:

    OOooo cheeking

  19. gdare says:

    Hello Melissa and welcome here :)If you follow the link in the last sentence you will see about 20+ photos I put in my album here. Feel free to visit again πŸ™‚

  20. SittingFox says:

    Is it? I mean, if you look at a peak like Annapurna, something like 40% of people who have climbed it didn't survive. I meant mountain-climbing, rather than just walking in the mountains πŸ˜‰

  21. gdare says:

    It was a great fun, at least for all of us who were observing :DErr… I think this is a "little bit" more risky :left: πŸ˜€

  22. SittingFox says:

    Sounds like a fun day! :up:To be sure, it's a risky hobby…like mountaineering, I guess.

  23. MizzMartinez says:

    I wish I would have been there to see the Airshow. Never seen one. :p

  24. MizzMartinez says:

    I should travel to those countries then! πŸ˜†

  25. gdare says:

    Adele – well, you may be right, I remembered K2 in Pakistan, one of our climbers died there few months ago.Mizz – you should see some of the really BIG shows, like in Farnborrough, England or in Le Bourge, France; these are really something :up:

  26. gdare says:

    Or, you may go to meet Alla and together visit air show in Moscow πŸ˜‰

  27. MizzMartinez says:

    I'm going in May…but…when is the air show in Moscow!? :confused:

  28. MizzMartinez says:

    Bad timing! :down:

  29. gdare says:

    You can go again in August πŸ’‘ πŸ˜€

  30. MizzMartinez says:

    πŸ˜† No, I'll be abroad by then. Africa or South America! πŸ˜‰

  31. gdare says:


  32. Cois says:

    I can't wait for a airshow around here again.. πŸ™‚ to be close up to the old planes is way cool.. πŸ˜€

  33. gdare says:

    Then I hope you will blog about it πŸ˜€

  34. Cois says:

    I'm a blogger! :p its in my blood πŸ˜€

  35. gdare says:


  36. edwardpiercy says:

    I am reminded of that old phrase — "barn storming." Pilots would fly from place to place and charge people admission to watch them do stunts.

  37. gdare says:

    πŸ˜€ It was in USA before and after WWII?

  38. edwardpiercy says:

    Before, mostly — 20s and 30s. There's a movie, The Great Waldo Pepper that deals with some of that.

  39. gdare says:

    I haven`t heard for that movie but I will try to find it :up:

  40. photoboss says:

    Wowooogreat shotbeutiful:D

  41. gdare says:

    Thanks Photoboss, welcome to my blog πŸ˜€

  42. photoboss says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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