The Aviation Fair organizers regularly include in the programme performances commemorating important anniversaries of air history. This year is no exception. The sky above Pardubice will see three Bücker Bü 131 biplanes from the German group Bavarian Bücker Formation. However, this is not their first performance at the Aviation Fair, which is this year going to be held on 31 May and 1 June. The friendly Bücker crews have been visiting air events in the Czech Republic for several years. This year, their elegant air show accompanied by smoke effects will mark the 80th anniversary of the first flight of this training biplane, which took place in April 1934. The German Bü 131 Jungmann biplanes were used in several countries all over the world and they also have direct relation to Czechoslovak aircraft industry. In 1936, the Tatra company in Studénka became the first foreign manufacturer to produce this aircraft under licence. Altogether 35 aircrafts were built at the Tatra factory. During wartime occupation, the production on our territory moved to the Aero factory where it also continued in the first post-war years under the name Aero C-4 and C-104. The Bavarian Bücker Formation uses newly-built aircrafts from Poland.
“We have cooperated with the Bavarian Bücker Formation pilots for a long time, as there are also several Bücker biplanes in the Czech Republic. Most of them visit international aviation gatherings where they can share their experience in operating these historic aircrafts. At the Aviation Fair, the Bavarian Bücker Formation will present a group air performance pleasing to the eye of visitors and take us back to the times when biplanes dominated the skies all over the world, ” says Jan Rudzinskyj from the Aviation Fair organizing team on the upcoming programme.
Visit the website www.aviatickapout.cz to find more news and information on the programme for 31 May and 1 June.