Kaivopuisto Air Show attracts a record-breaking number of visitors to the shores of Helsinki in June
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The Finnish Aviation Museum and its partners arranges the Kaivopuisto Air Show 9.6.2017. The Show will present a unique cavalcade of flying aircraft to the skies over Helsinki, and unite the shoreline into one large outdoor venue.
The Kaivopuisto Air Show, an event of the greatest magnitude, is open for all. “Our objective is to arrange the largest public event in the history of Finland, seen and heard by hundreds of thousands of spectators”, says the Museum Director Markku Kyyrönen. “The high-level performers, the unique programme, the key location and the free entry enable the ambitious objectives come true. This is a spectacle, that hasn’t been seen in Helsinki before!”
Kaivopuisto has a history as a venue for Air Shows, although it has been a while since the last one. The last full-scale Air Show of various performers and participants was held in 1955, although individual aerobatic groups – both domestic and foreign – have performed in the area in later years. The 1950’s Air Shows had performers like fearless wing walkers and other aerobatic masters – as well as the top-level fighters – Messerschmitt 109’s and Vampires – of the day.
The Kaivopuisto Air Show celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Finland. The event is part of the official Finland 100 -program. The History of Flight invites a large crowd of spectators to spend the night out together. The Air Show invigorates the rich urban culture in Helsinki in a new way. It also re-enacts the History of Finnish Aviation, inspires and attracts the interest of masses.
The Kaivopuisto Air Show is a huge, aviation-themed event, organized by the Finnish Aviation Museum. The Show will be held on Friday Night, 9.6.2017. Various aircraft types representing the past, present and future of Finnish Aviation will take part in the Show. The Show will take place in the air, land and sea. Partners of the event include Finavia, SEK, The Finnish Aeronautical Association and the City of Vantaa.
Markku Kyyrönen, Museum Director, Finnish Aviation Museum
+359 44 777 0797, firstname.lastname@example.org