An elegant twin-engined Beechcraft C-45H flying in the US Air Force colours will be one of the many historic aircrafts, which will participate in this year’s Aviation Fair, held on 6 and 7 June. Although it is not apparent at first glance, this beautifully polished gem, manufactured during World War II, has a rich history and reportedly both General Patton and US president Eisenhower were on board the aircraft. It was taken to Europe in 2003 and since last year it has its home airport in the Czech Republic.
“Beechcraft C-45H is a military version of the civilian aircraft Beechcraft Model 18 Twin Beech, which took off for the first time in 1937 and had been manufactured for over thirty years until 1970. During that time, almost 8000 aircrafts in various modifications had been produced. Thus, this type has become the longest-manufactured twin-engined aircraft with piston engines in the world, ” says Jan Rudzinskyj from the Aviation Fair organizing team on the details of the historic type.
Every year, the Aviation Fair offers a varied program on the ground and this year is no exception. Members of the military history reenactment clubs will perform at the Pardubice Airport in period uniforms and with historic wheeled vehiclers. In their tents, they will also demonstrate many types of authentic weaponry to visitors.
For more information and latest updates on the program please visit www.aviatickapout.cz