Among the Aviation Fair visitors, spectacular scenes illustrating significant historical events are very popular. The story takes place both in the sky and directly in front of the spectators where enthusiasts in period uniforms and with authentic weapons reenact what was happening on the ground as well. One of this year's scenes to be seen by the Aviation Fair visitors at the Pardubice Airport on 28th and 29th May will commemorate the fights in the Pacific.
"This December, it will have been 75 years since the Japanese strike against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941. The following day, the United States and the United Kingdom declared war on Japan, making the war a world war. Besides the navy, the air force also played a major role in the Pacific theatre. Some of the aircraft types involved in the battles will be introduced at this year's Aviation Fair as well. Above all, it will be the two-engine Catalina flying boat, a true highlight of this year. The scene will also involve the impressively massive American Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber with a folding wing for easier hangaring on aircraft carriers. The enemy will be played by a replica of the famous Japanese Zero fighter aircraft," said Jan Rudzinskyj, one of the Aviation Fair organizers.
The ground scene will be lively thanks to enthusiasts from military history clubs. It will again be a unique show as these historical reenactments of Pacific battles are unparalleled in Europe. The experience will be topped off by pyrotechnics and expert commentaries. The military clubs equipment will also be seen on the ground as both on 28th and 29th May 2016, Pardubice Airport will feature a varied programme on the ground from the morning.