Discover the untamed beauty of the 23 August beach

23 August. A village with an untouched beach In June 2016, we rode on highway A1 toward the Romanian Black Sea coast. Our destination? A small village called 23 August, located on the southern part of the coast, about 30 km from Constanta. We arrived here as volunteers for an annual airshow, Aeromania. For the […]

Sukhoi Su-17/22M3, SMER, 1:48 Scale – In Box Review

The Kit – Sukhoi Su-17/22M3, SMER, 1:48 scale Sukhoi Su-17/22M3 from SMER, 1:48 scale. You might say it’s a bad idea! But I’ve been dealing with SMER aviation scale models before, and despite the fact that many modelers are not very happy with this company’s models I kind of like them. They do tend to […]

Lavochkin La-9. Mikro Mir 1:48 scale in box review

Lavochkin La-9 The story of this plane begins in 1946 and ends quite quickly in 1948. During this period 1559 Lavochkin La-9 aircraft were built. Among NATO forces it was known as Lavochkin La-9 Fritz. This is most likely due to the resemblance to the Focke Wulf Fw-190. I will not insist on the history […]

Yak-23DC – A&A Models 1:48 Scale In Box Review

Short history The Soviet Union offered Yak-23 to Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania. After 1950, Romania remained the only country that was still flying Yak-23 military jets. It was retired from service by the Air Force of the Socialist Republic of Romania in 1960. Romania owned 62 Yak-23 planes. Of these 2 were converted […]

SPAD Revell 1:28

SPAD S.XIII – Revell 1:28 Scale Model In Box Review

SPAD XIII – short history The SPAD S.XIII aircraft was developed by the French manufacturer SPAD – Societe Pour L’Aviation et ses Derives, in 1917. It was equipped with a Hispano-Suiza 8Ba, Bb or Bd V type 8 cylinder water-cooled engine. It ensured a speed of 211 km / h , a service ceiling of […]

Aeromania – The Story of An Aviation Event On the Black Sea Coast

Aeromania 2016 On June 26th, 2016, we arrived at Tuzla, Constanta County. A busy week would follow. In the following seven days, the organizers and the volunteers would work together to finish the last organizing details of the 10th edition of the Aeromania 2016 airshow, which would take place on July 2nd. The story of […]

Ilyushin Il-28 – BOBCAT 1:48 Scale Model In Box Review

Ilysuhin Il-28 – short history Ilyushin Il-28 was built in the Soviet Union in the immediate aftermath of World War II. 6316 IIyushin Il-28 aircraft were manufactured in the USSR and 316, named Harbin H-5, aircraft were build under license in China. The plane was equipped with two RD-45 engines that ensured a maximum speed […]

Aerobatic Yakers – the story of an aerobatic team

I had the opportunity to “meet” the Aerobatic Yakers for the first time in 2012, on the occasion of the Lake Surduc Aeronautic Show. They were the main reason I went there. I had found out about the Yakers from other people’s stories and photographs. Then many opportunities arose, as I am passionate about aviation […]