Rise of a Cold War Phoenix!

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Welcome

This project started back at the end of the Cold War, when the former Eastern Bloc countries began to embrace freedom.  The military began to sell off their aircraft, including this one from the Polish Air Force.  This website tells the story of one such aircraft.....

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History of the Airplane

The Tadeusz Soltyk-11 (TS-11) Iskra is a two-seat primary jet trainer designed and developed by Poland-based Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL)-Mielec for the Polish Air Force (PoAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF). PZL-Mielec produced approximately 424 TS-11s between 1963 and 1987.

About Us

Pilot Background

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Pete Freeland was able to fly a plane by himself before he could drive a car alone.  With over 1500 hours in aircraft ranging from the B-52 bomber to Cessnas he is adding the Iskra to his resume.  As a former military pilot and civilian test pilot, and a working aerospace engineer he is the perfect person to lead this effort.


www.petefreeland.com


Aviator and Communicator

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Besides being an experienced engineer and pilot, Pete is also an accomplished film and television actor.  He has been featured on numerous TV networks including Discovery, Wings, National Geographic, Speed, and many others.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3062625/


As part of this project he is creating the documentary "Cold War Phoenix: Rise of the Iskra" to be released in 2020.



Video

Check out this great video

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The Iskra is part of the European flying demonstration team - great video to see what the plane can do!

Airshows, Appearances & Events

3/21-22/20

LA County Air Show

All day

Lancaster, CA

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3/21-22/20

LA County Air Show

All day

Lancaster, CA

3/28-29/20

March Air Show

All day

Riverside, CA

Event Details

3/28-29/20

All day

Riverside, CA

5/3/2020

Planes of Fame Airshow

All day

Chino, CA

Event Details

9/12-13/20

California Capitol Airshow

All day

Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA

Event Details

9/12-13/20

California Capitol Airshow

All day

Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA

9/16-20/2020

Reno Air Races

All day

Reno Stead Airport, NV

Event Details

9/16-20/2020

Reno Air Races

All day

Reno Stead Airport, NV

More Events

Our Partners

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Contact Us

We love to talk with fellow aviation enthusiasts!

Flyiskrajet.com

Crestline, California 92325, United States

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