What is an integral part of the Aviation Fair are the aviation scenes from the first decades of aviation development. This will again be the case at the weekend of 28th–29th May during the 26th Aviation Fair at the Pardubice Airport.
"Years ago, the Aviation Fair was the first aviation show in the Czech Republic to perform scenes from the infancy of aviation featuring excellent replicas of historical aircraft. It is part of our tradition and we cannot even imagine the annual programme without their performance. Two years ago, a scene commemorated the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the World War I, which was again a highlight of last year's performance. At this year's Aviation Fair, a World War I scene will again be included. The Great War significantly affected the lives of most Czech families, which can be seen at the many monuments commemorating them in Czech villages and towns. Soldiers of Czech nationality fought on all fronts not only in the trenches, but also in aerial battles, where they won many a victory. February of this year happens to mark the 100th anniversary of the day when Jindřich Kostrba in an Fokker E. III shot down three aircraft within one hour, becoming the first Austrian-Hungarian pilot achieving such results within one day," said Jaroslav Janda, the Aviation Fair organizer.
Jan Rudzinskyj, one of the Aviation Fair organizers, added: "What is special about this year's performance is the fact that three of the performing aircraft are propelled by radial engines resembling stars, and so they fit in this year's concept of the Aviation Fair called Stars in the Sky. That's why we had been trying more than usual to include radial engine aircraft in the programme."
This year's Aviation Fair will again include a varied programme on the ground with several demonstrations by military clubs, classic car clubs and firemen. Last but not lest, the last weekend of May will be full of different activities for kids as well.