Riverside Airshow 2006
Thunder Delfins- Aero L-29 Delfin

The L-29 Delfin was made in Czechoslovakia by Aerovodochody. It was first flown in 1959 and entered into competition to become the primary jet trainer for the Warsaw pact. It was challenged by the Yakovlev Yak-30 and the Polish TS-11 Iskra. It soon became the standard trainer for all of the Warsaw Pact, except Poland. It was produced from 1963 until 1974. Today they are a popular warbird for the jet warbird crowd.

The three aircraft pictured below are part of the Thunder Delfins display team. Usually, there are 5 on the team. Even with the three that were at Riverside, it was an impressive display of Eastern Bloc Cold War technology.

Riverside Airshow, 2006 Index


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