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Bucharest International Air Show 2017


From 10.00 hrs., on Saturday, July 22, „Aurel Vlaicu” București - Băneasa International Airport will host the 9th edition of the biggest air event to take place in Romania, Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS).

The Romanian pilots will make demonstrative flights with IAR-330 Puma and IAR-316 Alouette helicopters, C-27J Spartan and C-130 Hercules airlift aircraft, IAR-99 Șoim and the training aircraft, IAK-52. MiG-21 LanceR aircraft and F-16 Fighting Falcon will perform demonstrative flights, from solo flights that outline pilots’ and aircraft’s performance to tactical and air policing exercises that highlight the tactical training.

The still display will include MiG-21 LanceR, IAR-99 Șoim, C-27J Spartan, a low/medium range radar TPS-79R and a HAWK ground-to-air launching system. An information point will be organized with the educational offer of the Ministry of National Defence.

At the invitation of the Romanian Air Forces Staff, troops from the Air Forces of Germany, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain and the USA will participate with displays as well demonstration flights at this year’s edition of BIAS. Two F-15 Eagle aircraft of the US National Guard will be on still display, along a Mirage-2000 of the Hellenic Air Forces, a Typhoon and a Tornado aircraft of the German Air Forces, one Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force. Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and one MiG-29 Fulcrum of the Polish Air Forces, along an F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Turkish Air Force and a JAS-39C Gripen of the Hungarian Air Force can be watched during air demonstrations.
The largest aircraft of this year’s still display will be a NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS. AWACS aircraft are part of the NATO’s early warning system being operated by multinational personnel, Romanian servicemen included.

This year’s edition of BIAS is dedicated to the acquisition of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft by the Romanian Air Forces.

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Actualizare: 19.08.2017