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YEAR AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
2001 D. A-4N Advanced Training Systems Inc. N262WL 21 26 c/n 14465, Bu 159545, Ex-Israeli AF 744.
2001 D. A-4N Advanced Training Systems Inc. N263WL 21 26 c/n 14443, Bu 159523, Israeli AF 344. Destroyed on 10.05.03 after impact with the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City following a loss of engine power. First warbirds to participate during Malta Int’l Airshow.
2001 D. TA-4J Advanced Training Systems Inc. N251WL 21 26 c/n 13566, Bu 153500, Israeli AF 748. On delivery to the US.
2005 H. Hurricane Historic aircraft Collection G-HURI 22 29 First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show. Made five passes over Grand Harbour at 18.00, to Mdina for a photo sortie before coming in for a low-level beat up runway 24 and landing. Performed on both days. An additional flight on Sunday over War memorial, Floriana, with Red Arrows, as well as a flyby over Ta’ Qali on 28.09.
2005 Me-108   G-EMTE/KG-EM 23 26 Displayed on both days. First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show.
2012 S. Spitfire IX   G-ASJV/MH434/ZD-B 26/09 01/10 Flew over Grand Harbour on the 28th, displayed both days, including a flypast with Air Malta A. 320 9H-AEN on Sunday.
2005 S. Spitfire Historic aircraft Collection G-MKVB 22 29 First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show. Flying programme as for Hurricane above.
        
 

Maltese


YEAR AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
2003 BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk87 Fast Aerospace NZ6361/61 Towed from/to Safi on Friday/Monday.
2010 DH Tiger Moth Malta Aviation Museum Foundation 9H-RAF Transported from the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta’ Qali to Lufthansa Technik hangar at MIA on the 22nd. Late evening brief flight on the 23rd. Another flight on the 24th. Display on Sunday only, due to strong winds on Saturday.
2011 DH Tiger Moth Malta Aviation Museum Foundation 9H-RAF Carries serial number DE730.
1999 H. Sea Hawk   WV826 “Royal Navy” titles and colours. Towed over from the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta’ Qali.
2012 EE Canberra T.4   WT483 Aircraft normally on static display near airports’ control tower.
1993 Supermarine Spitfire   EN199 Static display, w/o wings brought over from its place of restoration. Last served with 73 Sqn in Malta, damaged in gale on 23.12.46, struck off charge 30.01.47.
        
 
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