2016 Event Review

Miroslawiecz Open Day and Air Show, September 3, 2016
Location: Miroslawiec Air Force Base , Poland
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Value:: Excellent
Rating out of 10: 9.5
 

Air Base location

Miroslawiec Air Base used to be the home of the Sukhoi Su-22M3 tactical regiment. A few years ago the Sukhoi squadrons relocated to Swidwin Air Base. The Su-22M3s were replaced with a squadron of Orbiter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) used for Aerial reconnaissance.

The Polish Air Force and Naval Air Arms organized an Open Day on September 3, and just about all their current and past flying inventory were exhibited to the public. The static line consisted of MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-22, and F-16 tactical combat aircrafts, PZL W-2, W-3, W-4, and Mil Mi-24 helicopters, M-28, C-235 and C-130 transport, PZL-130 basic and TS-11 advanced trainer aircraft.

The flying program included perormances by the Mi-14 and Super Seasprite maritime helicopters, search and rescue demonstration by the PZL W-3 and Mi-24 helicopters, a solo display by the MiG-29 and F-16 combat aircraft. The "Biało-Czerwone Iskry" Team (Red-White Spark) performed as well in their old TS-11 Iskra jets.

There was a parachute jump demo from a M-28 Bryza aircraft. At the end of a full day program, attendees could view a series of historical aircraft stationed at Miroslawiec Air Base from the beginning.

Over all the show was excellent, well organized, free to attend and with an interesting flying program.
Performers included:

Mil Mi-14 Haze

Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite

PZL W-3 Sokół

Mil Mi-24 Hind

MiG-29A/UB Fulcrum

F-16 Fighting Falcon

"Biało-Czerwone Iskry" Team  (Red-White Spark) TS-11 Iskra jets

PZL-Mielec M-28 Bryza

Report and photography by István Kelecsényi for The Aviation Magazine, translated by the Editor

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