The L-410 Turbolet is at present the most commonly used Czechoslovak-made transport plane. It is particularly popular in Africa and South America.
The only aircraft of this type produced achieved fame for an uninterrupted flight from Prague’s Ruzyně Airport to Khartoum in Sudan in May 1938.
The JK-system Blériot plane on which Jan Kašpar undertook his first long-distance flight, from Pardubice to Prague, on 13 May 1911. More
In 1919, the Bohemia B-5 became the first aircraft built in the newly established Czechoslovakia.
The L-200 Morava is a Czechoslovak touring plane used as an air taxi. It is one of the few Czechoslovak-produced aircraft to have crossed the Atlantic.
The Letov Š-16 military plane. In August 1927, Lt. Col. Jaroslav Skála and mechanic Matěj Taufer flew this aircraft from Prague to Tokyo in stages.
František Mlejnecký and Jaroslav Saifrt traversed Africa in this Czechoslovak-made touring plane in 1947.
The Aero Ae-45 at Prague’s Ruzyně Airport. One of the most successful Czechoslovak planes of the turn of the 1940s and 1950s, it crossed the Sahara in 1950.
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