November 04, 2018

50 years of the Aero L-39 Albatros

Maybe the half of actual military jet pilots had trained on this little jet - today 50 years ago was the first flight at Vodochody !

My first real encounter was Air'94 airshow in Buochs (Stans) with the retirement of our famous Hawker Hunter. Albatros and western counterpart BAe Hawk each had a demo.

Two years later I was already steering those beauties (from the backseat, and only some minutes each flight) with the famous russian display team ! Great memories and flights, repeated the following years too.