Text & Pictures: Anthony Graulus   sbap 2013

It was at the end of August I decided to go back to SIAF for the second time in a row.

I did not intend to go in the first place, but the Ukranian delegation having confirmed its participation, made me change my mind.

Each year, the Slovak Air Fest is hosted at the Sliac airbase, one of the main airbases of the Slovakian Air Force, with a "Tiger"squadron flying the Mig-29 Fulcrum and a squadron flying the L-39 Albatross.

Compared to last year, the program was quite light, but the organizers managed to have 3 Ukrainian aircraft, a SU-27UB Flanker demo and a SU-25 Frogfoot and An-26 support aircraft in the static display zone. It was also the first time the Spanish Patrulla Aguila went to Sliac, not to forget the Belgian delegation with F-16 and ERJ-135

The remainder of the program was more classic with the Dutch F-16 Solo Display, an Austrian Eurofighter, the Czech Republic and the Flygvapnet Gripen solo displays, an Austrian UH-60 Blackhawk, the Red Bull Corsair and some nice warbirds.

Sadly at Sliac, from noon on, the sun is directly in front of the public so taking pictures is quite challenging, but the good part is the proximity of the demo-axis to the public and an organization without any glitches which make this indeed a very attractive event highly appreciated by the numerous visitors.

SBAP would like to thank the organizers for the dedicated press and well thought photographers zone. This is an airshow with photographers in mind and this is why I strongly recommend you to attend their next event.

Mil-Mi 17 (Anthony Graulus) L-39 CM Albatros (Anthony Graulus)
Mig-21 MF (Anthony Graulus) Mil-Mi 2 (Anthony Graulus)
Czech Casa C295M (Anthony Graulus) Polish Casa C295M (Anthony Graulus)
Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-25M1 (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
Belgian Embaer ERJ-135 (Anthony Graulus) F-16AM 349 Sqn (Anthony Graulus)
F-16Am 31 Sqn (Anthony Graulus) Mirage F-1CT (Anthony Graulus)
RAF Hawk T.1 (Anthony Graulus) Aero Viper SD-4 (Anthony Graulus)
Aero L-39 CM (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
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Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter replica (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
Fokker E III "Eindeker" replica (Anthony Graulus) Mil-Mi 17 SAR demo (Anthony Graulus)
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Mig-29UBS (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
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(Anthony Graulus) Saab JAS 39C Czech Air Force (Anthony Graulus)
Antonov AN-26 (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
Mig-29AS solo display (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
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(Anthony Graulus) Red Bull Corsair (Anthony Graulus)
Mil-Mi 35 display (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
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Zlin Z-137T Turbočmelάk (Anthony Graulus) Austrian Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk (Anthony Graulus)
Extra 300 (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
(Anthony Graulus) Pitts S-2C (Anthony Graulus)
Spitfire LF.XVIe (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
(Anthony Graulus) Patrula Aguila (Anthony Graulus)
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Aero L-29 Delfin (Anthony Graulus) Sukhoi Su-22M-4 Fitter from Poland (Anthony Graulus)
KLU F-16AM solo display (Anthony Graulus) a
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(Anthony Graulus) North American P-51D Mustang (Anthony Graulus)
Mig-15UTI (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
EF2000 Typhoon from Austria (Anthony Graulus) Yak-3M (Anthony Graulus)
Ukainian Sukhoi Su-27UB solo display (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
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L-159A Alka from Czech Republic (Anthony Graulus) (Anthony Graulus)
(Anthony Graulus) Saab JAS-39C from Sweden (Anthony Graulus)

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