Radom gears up for landmark air show
PR dla Zagranicy
Organizers have announced that some 260 planes and helicopters will take part in this weekend’s Radom Air Show, the most important event of its type in Poland.
Photo: Facebook/Air Show Radom
According to the organizers, roughly 200 flying machines from various air forces of Europe will be present, as well as around 60 from the Polish Aero Club.
Apart from Poland, 19 other countries will be represented.
“This year’s show will be the largest air show in Poland and one of the largest in Europe,” General Jerzy Fryczyński, organizer of the event, said at a press conference.
“The airfield will be completely packed with machines and there is logistically no way to increase the number of participants further,” he added.
Eight aerobatic teams from across Europe will fly during the weekend in addition to the Royal Jordanian Falcons, with ten hours of shows planned for each day.
Meanwhile military fighter jets represented will include both Western-produced ones such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, Rafale jets and F-16s, as well as Soviet MiG-29s and MiG-21s.
The Air Show moved to Radom, central Poland, in 2000 and has been a biennial event since 2003. During the last show two years ago almost 200,000 people came to witness the aerobatics.
For the first time the Air Show will now include displays of military equipment on the ground, from all branches of the Polish Armed Forces. (sl/nh)