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2013 / 09 The Books of Jonathan Pittaway

If you are interrested in the Rhodesian and South African Special Forces you will sooner or later meet Jonathan Pittaway. He’s an always helpful person and he provided endless assistance when we produced Incident at Jebel Sherif. Jonathan has already published three books and is working on several more about Special Forces of Southern Africa.

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28.09.2013 16:20 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 09 Antonov An-225 Mirya
The mighty Antonov

Ok, it is now the third article about aircraft in sequence – and none of them has anything to do with “Desert”. The next article will be avout “Desert” again – but now have a look at that:

Klick on the photo

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24.09.2013 22:39 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 09 Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

Despite the very bad weather, it was always worth to visit the Flugausstellung Hermeskeil. It displays about 100 aircraft, some of the very rare ones, and I presume that it is the biggest collection of aircraft in all Germany – and it is a private museum.

I know – it seems that photos of aircraft are slowly outnumbering those related to the desert. But before I change the title of the website: The next journey to the Sahara is planned for October…

21.09.2013 18:16 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 09 Oldtimer Fly In Hahnweide

On 7 September we attended the “Oldtimer Fly In Hahnweide”. Although the weather forecast was not really promising – once there, no sign of bad weather was seen any more. Hahnweise consists only of a small grass landing strip but it was crowded by about 300 A/C and thousands of people. In fact, I felt that the “Fly In” has grown too big in the meantime and I actually did not enjoy it since there were just too many people… at least for my taste.

21.09.2013 17:30 | Kuno Gross