The Finnish Aviation Museum will arrange an Anniversary Air Show to celebrate the 100 years of Finnish Independence
- Posted by Pia Illikainen
- On 26.09.2016
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As the culmination of the ”Finland Flies!” anniversary campaign, the Finnish Aviation Museum will organize an open Air Show over the seafront of the capital Helsinki, presenting the history and future of Finnish Aviation.
A rare event will take place over the seafront of the capital Helsinki on the 9th of June 2017. The Finland 100 Anniversary Air Show will present a unique cavalcade of flying aircraft from the past and the present. The Air Show, as well as other parts of the Finland Flies! –campaign, celebrates the first century of independent Finland.
The venue has a special place in the Finnish Aviation History. The event has been inspired by the popular Air Shows of the early years of our independence, which made aviation and flying known to the public. Places like Katajanokka, Suomenlinna and Kaivopuisto have been the arena of important aviation events from the early years of Finnish independence to as late as the 1970s. The Finland 100 Anniversary Air Show combines this history to the future by displaying both classic and present day aircraft.
The program of the Air Show will be released during late 2016 and early 2017.
Atmosphere from the historical (1950s) Air Shows is seen in this documentary via Yle Areena (in Finnish): http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2015/11/03/pilvien-huimapaat-temppuilivat-taivaalla-niin-etta-heikkopaista-hirvitti
Additional information: Markku Kyyrönen, Museum Director, The Finnish Aviation Museum tel. +358 44 777 0797, firstname.lastname@example.org.