RE(TRO)VIEWS

Since Checksix first went online in 1997 many things have changed, digital photography has revolutionized the web, the speed of the Internet has multiplied considerably and state of the art web editing software now offers possibilities only dreamed of some 20+ years previously. Sadly though, what has also changed within this short period of time is not only the number of aircraft attending an airshow (it used to be up to 400+ aircraft at a single event!) but also the quality. By reading our archieved articles you can still get a feeling of what is was like to be in the presence of classics such as the Grumman F-14 TOMCAT as it thrills an airshow audience!

Unfortunately, we cannot put all our older articles and reviews into our Archive section, but we have included some of the more exciting and thrilling shows. Have a look!

USAF GOLDEN JUBILEE 1997
Nellis AFB / USA

For many tourists visiting the USA the City of Las Vegas is at the very top of their must-see list. This surreal, artificial creation in the middle of ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

AIR FETE 2000
RAF MILDENHALL / UK

Sun, Rain, Wind and hot Jets could have been the motto for the 2000 USAFE show in Mildenhall. The bitterly cold wind and frequent downpours ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

AIR POWER 2000
Hinterstoisser AB / Zeltweg / Austria

In cooperation with the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF, several civilian co-organizers and the regional tourist office, the Austrian Air Force ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

AUSTRALIAN INT. AIRSHOW 2001
Avalon Airport / Victoria

This year, one of the oldest independent Air Forces in the world, the Royal Australian Air Force ( RAAF), celebrates its 80th anniversary. On ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

PHANTOM PHLYOUT 2013
JG 71 “R“ / Wittmund AB / Germany

On the 31st of August 1973 the first of two McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II landed at the Luftwaffe airbase in Wittmundhafen. Almost ... reviewed by Rob Kysela

QUINTE INT. AIRSHOW 2016
CFB Trenton / Canada

In June of 2016 Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton hosted the Quinte International Air Show (QIAS) with a theme centred ... reviewed by Shawn Clish

SEASON PREMIERE 2018
Shuttleworth Collection / Old Warden / UK

The United Kingdom (UK) can claim to have founded the very first independent air force in the world. Before the end of the First ... reviewed by Will Moore & Rob Kysela

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