Aviatická pouť 2018
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Aviatická pouť 2018
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Remaining time to the Airshow 2018

Olympic biplane will perform at the Aviation Fair

In flight program of any proper airshow, dynamic performances alternate with calmer ones in which the viewer admires not only the power of aircraft engines, but can watch the gentle movement of airplanes in the sky. This year, it will be the same case during more than five-hour flight program of the Aviation Fair, held on 2nd and 3rd June at the airport in Pardubice.

Trio of legendary Bücker biplanes performance will surely be among the quieter shows as described by Jan Rudzinskyj, great supporter and pilot of these historical treasures from the organizing committee of the Aviation Fair. "These German biplanes designed in Germany in the mid-1930s and then spread to a number of countries in the world. As a matter of fact, they have a direct link to the Czechoslovak aviation industry as the Tatra company in Studénka became the first foreign producer to produce the Bücker 131 trainers under license already in 1936. Further production on our territory took place at the time of the protectorate at Aero factory and then continued in the first post-war years.

Two versions of the Bücker trainers will participate in the show. The red machine was produced in Spain under license and is powered by a flat Lycoming engine, providing enough power to fly spectacular acrobatics with Miroslav Červenka at the controls. The blue biplane came out of the new Polish production from the beginning of this millennium and is part of the collection of the Metoděj Vlach Museum of Aeronautics in Mladá Boleslav. The third Bücker biplane will be introduced at a static display. It will be a beautifully made UL replica of the post-war Aero C-104 in original military livery. There will be three Bückers flying, however. The third one will be the Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister single-seater powered by a radial engine. Jungmeister acrobatic planes were used by German pilots during aviation competitions held on the occasion of the Berlin Olympics in 1936. The Olympic circles are painted on the silver machine bearing the G-BUTX registration, one of the few remaining original Jungmeisters from original German production that left the factory in 1937 and is still capable of full acrobatics."

Pardubice Airport will be open for public on 2nd and 3rd of June from 8 am and there will be a rich land program with a large number of different activities for children besides flight demonstrations.

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