The organizers and mainly the spectators were looking forward to seeing the show of the legendary twin-boom fighter aircraft Lockheed P-38L Lightning during the Aviation Fair in Pardubice on 31 May and 1 June. However, the news from the last few days is not very optimistic. "On Saturday, our friends from Salzburg in Austria sent us an unpleasant message in which they informed us that there have been major technical issues which they probably are not able to eliminate before the start of the Aviation Fair. We are very sorry about that, not only because the Lightning was supposed to be one of the stars of this year, but also because we were promised a unique show featuring a loop of Lightning and Corsair. Although we still secretly believe in a miracle and hope that the Lightning will be repaired in time, after an intense communication in the last hours it is more than evident that we are not going to see the Lightning in Pardubice this year. We are not the only ones in this situation. The visitors of the ILA Berlin did not see the show of this masterpiece due to a technical fault either. However, we are not going to be deprived of the other historical aircrafts from Salzburg which are going to fly in as planned. At this moment we are still discussing intensively the options of an exclusive substitution, but there is not much time left until the beginning of the Aviation Fair, although we have a few candidates," says Jan Rudzinskyj form the Aviation Fair organizing team.
However, the absence of the Lightning will not disturb the programme of the Aviation Fair which is going to last almost five hours, and the visitors will definitely get their money's worth during the rich programme on the ground and in the air at the weekend of 31 May and 1 June.
For more information and news about the scheduled programme for 31 May and 1 June go to www.aviatickapout.cz.