Aviatická pouť 2021
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Aviation Fairs from 1991

11 May 1991 – re-enactment of the historic flight of J. Kašpar from Pardubice to Prague on a replica aircraft Demoiselle on the occasion of its 80th anniversary

24 May 1992 – 6th edition of the Jan Kašpar Memorial – restoring the pre-war tradition of aviation competitions and launching the 1st“Masaryk Cross Country” competition.

23 May 1993 – first speed pylon race, 2nd edition of the “Masaryk Cross Country”, visit by T. Baťa – the winner of the J. Kašpar Memorial in 1935.

21 – 22 May 1994 – for the first time as a two-day event, performance by the Display Team of the Army of the Czech Republic and aircrafts from the US and France, national meeting of Honda motorcycles

3 – 4 June 1995 – masterly aerobatics by former world champions Petr Jirmus with the JAK 11 and Ivan Tuček with the Z-142 aircraft, performance by the SKY BOX group.

31 August – 1 September 1996 - subtitled “Spitfire Meet” to mark the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the most famous British fighter, altogether 201 aircrafts participated, first flight of the replica of Kašpar’s Bleriot.

31 May – 1 June 1997 – “Mustang Meet” with the P-51D Mustang fighters, a group of Mi-24combat helicopters, “Militari Car Meet”, autograph session with RAF veterans.

5 – 6 June 1999 – 55th anniversary of the “Operation Overlord”, Grumman TBF - Avenger, a static demonstration of flight techniques, traditional motor show, Militari Car Meet.

3 – 4 June 2000 – looking back at the decade of aviation fairs at the end of the millennium, with a new concept and an extended program. First participation of B-25 and A-26 Invader bombers in the Czech Republic.

2 – 3 June 2001 - 90th anniversary of Jan Kašpar’s flight from Pardubice to Prague, with the participation of filmmakers, actors, aircrafts and equipment from the Dark Blue World film, replicas from WWI

1 – 2 June 2002 – conceptual program from the pioneering era to the present time with period music, traditional ground program, premieres, air circus

31 May – 1 June 2003 –comprehensive flight program, world record of an aerotow with six gliders was established

5 – 6 June 2004 – a unique world record of an aerotow with seven gliders. A comprehensive flight program in blocks. Return of the “Czech” C-11. Pyrotechnic effects and flight program accompanied by music.

4 – 5 June 2005 (15th edition) - marking the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII. Meeting of Jak aircrafts. Gliding program from its beginnings to top aerobatics. Mig-21 fleet was replaced by Jas-39 Gripen aircrafts for the airspace surveillance of the Czech Republic.

3 – 4 June 2006 – original of the historic aircraft Bleriot XI (production year 1918) and re-enactment of the historic flight of Jan Kašpar from Pardubice to Prague. Group performances, pyrotechnic effects and aerobatic program of military aircrafts.

2 – 3 June 2007 - the first international meeting of Aero aircrafts in their country of origin, aerobatic Extra by F. Pytlík from Slovakia, simulation of air raids by the Army of the Czech Republic, aviation history, combats of historic replicas from WWI

31 May – 1 June 2008 – 2nd international meeting of Aero aircrafts. “Heavenly scenes” 16x Zlín. Premieres of aircrafts and performance in the Czech sky, team (60x) parachute jumps. In the ground program - a record row of Jeep vehicles.

6 – 7 June 2009 - 3. Fly-in Aero, a unique performance by the only P-38 Lightning aircraft in Europe, Peter Besenyei show, premiere of the Czech ultralight replica of Bleriot XI, a simultaneous performance by L-159, the development of aviation.

5 – 6 June 2010 – official celebrations of 100 years of flying in the Czech lands. A spectacular 3D theatre performance “100 years of aviation” showed the history of Czech and Czechoslovak aviation. A record number of aircrafts and visitors, critical acclaim and excellent weather.

4 – 5 June 2011 – continuation of the spectacular 3D performance in the air and on the ground. Official ceremony marking the 95th birth anniversary of Karel Kuttelwascher, a visit by historic aircrafts of the Royal Air Force (Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota), the return of Jan Kašpar, aircrafts used in the Battle of France – Morane 406 and Hawk 75, Douglas DC-6B and others. 

2 – 3 June 2012 – A Century of Air Combats, re-enactment of the greatest air combats from WWI to the present day. Shooting down a UFO over Pardubice and capturing the alien crew. Celebration of the 10th birth anniversary of František Fajtl and Josef Koukal. The return of Su-25 to Pardubice.

1 – 2 June 2013 - Once Upon a Time in the East, for the first time in 23 years it was raining on both days. Nevertheless, great atmosphere and excellent performances by the Air Force of the Czech army, the Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team, Mustang from the Czech aviation paradise and Polish Mig – 15 and many others.  Unfortunately, the biggest star - B-17 from Duxford could not come. Yet, it was a successful Aviation Fair.

31 May – 1 June 2014 – the Pardubice Airport hosted the 24th Aviation Fair subtitled “Knights of the Sky”. On both days, visitors could enjoy a rich flight program featuring over sixty aircrafts. This year, for the first time, the program was launched at noon by a group flypast of the aircrafts from the Flight Training Centre. In the large-scale theatre scenes on the ground, several dozen enthusiasts from military history clubs demonstrated fighting in war conflicts. Although the originally announced stars of the program – the legendary Lightning and Mitchell aircrafts – could not come due to technical faults, they were replaced by such gems as the historic four-engine transport aircraft Douglas DC-6B and aerobatic helicopter Bo 105CB. The program also included the legendary Spitfire, which arrived in the colours inspired by the aircraft used by Oto Smik, a Czechoslovak fighter pilot in WWII. Top flying together with the roar of jet engines and the rescue of a pilot by two helicopters were part of the bloc presented by the Czech Army. Visitors could also enjoy many aerobatic performances. For the last time at the Aviation Fair they could watch a world famous group Flying Bulls Aerobatic Team on Z 50LX aircrafts. A beautiful heart “painted” in the sky by Xtreme XA42 aircrafts of the Flying Bulls Duo was greeted with a rapturous applause. On the other hand, the stunning aerobatics by Martin Šonka was watched with bated breath.

The Aviation Fair does not offer only the flight program, but also a wide selection of activities on the ground. Children could take part in various attractive competitions, prepared on the occasion of children's day.

The 2014 Aviation Fair was visited by 25,000 spectators. The 25th edition will be held on 6 and 7 June 2015 at the Pardubice Airport. 

On 7th June 2015, the 25th Aviation Fair saw several première performances. Probably the most spectacular one was the presentation of Bata Shoes’ legendary Lockheed L-10A Electra, which had only been in the Czech Republic for a week. Visitors were also able to admire the beautiful Lightning, which together with Corsair showed the much awaited group loop with smoke effects. Also the historical aircraft B-25J Mitchell arrived in Red Bull colours. Yet another treat for admirers of historical aircraft was the first Czech presentation of the silver Hurricane Mk IIB. The 25th Aviation Fair programme also included a novelty in the shape of Balbo, a group performance of several historical aircraft. The more than 26,000 visitors of the two-day Fair witnessed an unparalleled show. The group of historical aircraft accompanied by the sound of legendary aircraft engines is an experience not to forget. It was not only an anniversary for the Aviation Fair, but also for LOM Praha operating the CLV Flight Training Centre at the Pardubice Airport. It was the CLV aircraft and helicopters that opened the 25th Aviation Fair at 12 p.m. sharp with an impressive flyover. A much appreciated novelty, the perfectly organized autograph session with performing pilots aroused great interest.

On 2nd and 3rd of June 2018 the 28th edition of the Aviation Fair has presented several innovations despite limited budget, the most interesting one for admirers of historical aircraft was undoubtedly the Czech premiere of WW2 warbird - Australian Boomerang.

A performance of young couple Emilian and Danielle Del Buono, flying for the Swiss Aviation Association 46 was a spectacular success as well. Emilian flew a historic biplane Boeing Stearman, and sympathetic Danielle walked his wings during the flight, sending greetings and smiles to everyone watching. In Pardubice, they have introduced brand new rosé livery for their plane. True, these colors are a bit unconventional, but quite suitable for such a performance.

Of course, traditional participants such as Red Bull's historical machines, exhibits from Metoděj Vlach's Air Museum, the Flying Bulls Aerobatic Team, the Czech Air Force, or a group of Zlin Treners were obviously a part of the program.

Scenario of the main ground based scene was not inspired by a real event, rather it was a action packed and at times comical conflict in fictional land of Patchuania. The action on the ground was joined by an exotic-looking Swiss turboprop C-3605 providing close air support and a Bell 206L helicopter with commandos on board.

As a surprise, Polish Navy presented a PZL W-3WA Sokol helicopter, adapted for the needs of naval SAR operations, as well as an Mi-2 in special paint scheme.

Twenty-six thousand spectators in two days also witnessed the premiere demonstration of the new Enstrom 480B-G helicopter, which was officially accepted for service at the Pardubice Air Training Center shortly after the Aviation Fair.

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