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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