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The Indonesian Army Anniversary is a momentous occasion that honors the courageous men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting the nation’s sovereignty. Among the many ways this milestone is celebrated, one event stands out as a true spectacle of amazement—the Aerobatic airshow parade. Witnessing the Indonesian Army’s skilled pilots maneuvering their aircraft in perfect harmony is a breathtaking experience that leaves spectators in awe. As the roaring jets paint the sky with vibrant colors and execute daring aerobatic maneuvers, the crowd is captivated by the display of precision, bravery, and unwavering commitment. The airshow parade is a testament to the Indonesian Army’s unwavering dedication to excellence, and it serves as a reminder of the nation’s strong defense capabilities.

Congratulations to the Indonesia Army on their anniversary, and may their legacy of valor continue to inspire generations to come.

Again, Aerobatic airshows are a fascinating spectacle, a testament to both human ingenuity and the thrill of flight.

Airshow Aerobatics require aircraft that can withstand extreme maneuvers, from loops and rolls to spins and tumbles. The most commonly used aircraft for these performances are high-performance aircraft, such as the Extra 300, Pitts Special, and the Sukhoi Su-31. These aircraft are known for their power, agility, and structural strength.

The Extra 300, for example, is a purpose-built aerobatic plane with a powerful engine and a lightweight design that allows it to perform intense maneuvers with ease. The Pitts Special is another popular choice due to its exceptional maneuverability and robust construction. Meanwhile, the Sukhoi Su-31 is respected for its superior power-to-weight ratio and controllability.

These aircraft types appear to have their specific design and engineering features., The Aircrafts have lightweight structures, usually made of composite materials, which enhance their maneuverability and they are also equipped with powerful engines that provide the thrust needed for high-speed maneuvers and sudden changes in direction.

Furthermore, these aircraft have a low wing loading (the total weight of the aircraft divided by the wing area), which allows for tight turns and quick responses to control inputs. They also have large control surfaces, including ailerons, elevators, and rudders, which provide excellent control authority and allow pilots to execute precise maneuvers.

Many other fighter jets are below :

  1. F-22 Raptor – Produced by Lockheed Martin (United States)
  2. F-35 Lightning II – Produced by Lockheed Martin (United States)
  3. F-16 Fighting Falcon – Produced by Lockheed Martin (United States)
  4. F/A-18 Super Hornet – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  5. Eurofighter Typhoon – Produced by a consortium of European companies including Airbus, BAE Systems, and Leonardo.
  6. Dassault Rafale – Produced by Dassault Aviation (France)
  7. Sukhoi Su-35 – Produced by Sukhoi (Russia)
  8. MiG-29 Fulcrum – Produced by Mikoyan (Russia)
  9. JAS-39 Gripen – Produced by Saab (Sweden)
  10. Chengdu J-20 – Produced by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (China)
  11. Shenyang J-31 – Produced by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (China)
  12. Mitsubishi F-2 – Produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan)
  13. HAL Tejas – Produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (India)
  14. KAI T-50 Golden Eagle – Produced by Korea Aerospace Industries (South Korea)
  15. Saab JAS 39E Gripen – Produced by Saab (Sweden)

Apart from that the old Douglas DC3 is also like treasure. This fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner that had its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, is now a coveted item among aircraft collectors. The DC3 is appreciated for its historical significance, its role in transforming commercial aviation, and its robustness and reliability. It is a symbol of an era when aviation was still in its infancy, and it elicits a sense of nostalgia among aviation enthusiasts.

Unlike the fighter jets, modern commercial aircraft are increasingly focused on carrying more payloads. This trend is driven by the need to improve efficiency and profitability in the highly competitive aviation industry. More payload means more passengers or cargo, which directly translates into higher revenues.

Additionally, advancements in technology have allowed for the design of larger, more fuel-efficient aircraft that can carry heavier loads without compromising performance. These aircraft also have advanced systems that reduce pilot workload and enhance safety, making them more suitable for commercial operations than for aerobatic performances.

Commercial Passenger Aircrafts:

  1. Boeing 737 – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  2. Airbus A320 – Produced by Airbus (European consortium)
  3. Boeing 747 – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  4. Airbus A380 – Produced by Airbus (European consortium)
  5. Boeing 777 – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  6. Airbus A350 – Produced by Airbus (European consortium)
  7. Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  8. Embraer E-Jet E2 – Produced by Embraer (Brazil)
  9. Bombardier CRJ Series – Produced by Bombardier (Canada)
  10. Sukhoi Superjet 100 – Produced by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Russia)
  11. Mitsubishi SpaceJet – Produced by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Japan)
  12. Many others that are not many used in recent years like B757/B727/A310/F100/MD82

Freighter Aircrafts:

  1. Boeing 747-8F – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  2. Boeing 777F – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  3. Airbus A330-200F – Produced by Airbus (European consortium)
  4. Airbus A300-600F – Produced by Airbus (European consortium)
  5. Boeing 767-300F – Produced by Boeing (United States)
  6. Antonov An-124 Ruslan – Produced by Antonov (Ukraine)
  7. McDonnell Douglas MD-11F – Produced by McDonnell Douglas (United States)
  8. Bombardier Q400F – Converted version of Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Canada)

In short, the high-performance aircrafts are dependent on their function like ones used in aerobatic airshows are specifically designed for agility, power, and structural strength, enabling them to execute complex maneuvers with apparent ease. The Douglas DC3 remains a collector’s favorite due to its historical significance and enduring design. Meanwhile, modern aircraft prioritize payload capacity to enhance efficiency.


We wish so proudful Congratulations to the Indonesian Army on this 78th Anniversary year 2023, and May Army legacy of valor continue to inspire generations to come.

Salam Sehat Semangat Sukses

Bambang Purnomo , SS-BA, CSCA, CAVM Solution Consultant

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