Athens Flying Week 2017 Returns to Host Famous Airshow on September 16-17

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Last Update: 14:13

The largest air show in Greece, Athens Flying Week (AFW) 2017, is taking off for the second consecutive year from Tanagra Air Force Base on September 11-17, with events culminating with the famous airshows held on the weekend of September 16-17.

More dynamic than ever, the 6th Athens Flying Week, Tanagra International Air Show 2017 has been redesigned in a much functional way, directly oriented to the spectators absolute pleasure, the organizers said in a press release.

The show will also feature for the first time flights of small drones. The small drones, flying at speeds of 150 km/h, follow the instructions of their operator and perform aerial demonstrations, offering a spectacular spectacle that can be watched either live or through the giant screens located around the air base.

Confirmed participants include:– The RAF Red Arrows from the United Kingdom will present their famous flight demonstration with BAE Systems Hawk T1

– The Polish Air Force will participate with the aerobatics team “Biao-Czerwone Iskry,” the F-16 Tiger Demo Team and a pair of MiG-29

– The Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display will present a dynamic air demonstration

– Germany’s Luftwaffe will participate with a Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat & Reconnaissance) assigned to 51st Tactical Air Wing “Immelmann”

– World Champion Johan Gustafsson from Sweden will fascinate public with his aerobatic maneuvers

– Italy’s Luca Salvadori with his unique airplane “The Silver Chicken” and World champion Luca Bertossio, professional Red Bull X Glider Official Pilot. Bertossio, beloved by the Greek audience, brings new amazing aerobatics and a surprise with his amazing night demonstration

– Schaerer & Partner Red Bull from Switzerland, with a unique demonstration by the official Red Bull athletes

– The Dutch Rush Aerobatics from the Netherlands is ready to amaze the audience with his Sukhoi 26M and unique aerobatic maneuvers

– Greece will be represented by the T-6A Demo Team in Europe, the beloved “Daedalus” of the Hellenic Air Force, the Zeus F-16 Demo Team and Wizard Helobatics Team

Hellenic Skydivers, Greece’s oldest sky diving school, will present their own show

An updated list of participants is available here.

Ticket sales have already started and are available here.

Special offers apply for bookings made until July 1, 2017.

Source: ANA-MPA

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