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Piotrków Trybunalski, Fly Fest 2024 air picnic. Acrobatics, sightseeing flights and wing walks

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The International Fly Fest Aviation Exhibition is taking place at the Piotrków Trybunalski Aeroclub Airport. Spectators can expect air shows and sightseeing flights. Participants can take a close look at Polish Air Force jets, try their hand at a flight simulator and talk to experienced acrobat pilots.

The event started on Saturday and will last until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Over the airport of the Piotrków Region Aeroclub, there will be, among other things, a show of walking on the wings of a flying plane of the “cat women” SkyCats from Scandinavian Airshow. According to the director of the aeroclub Marcin Pampuch, it is currently one of the biggest attractions of air picnic shows in the world.

Participating in Fly Fest is, among others, Łukasz Czepiela, a passenger Airbus pilot, known for his extreme flying feats in the CarbonCub sports plane. The pilot is famous for landing on the pier in Sopot, among other things. He also landed the plane on the roof of the Burj al-Arab skyscraper in Dubai, and then took off from there.

Shows in Piotrków TrybunalskiPAP/Marian Zubrzycki

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Sky attacks

Traditionally, pilots from the Orlen Żelazny group and airmen from Slovakiawho presented a simulated air battle over Piotrków on Saturday.

FA 50 military jets of the Polish Air Force will also appear over the airport, and festival guests will have a unique opportunity to admire Maria Muś in the air – an acrobatic pilot performing acrobatic manoeuvres in a BO105 helicopter.

On the apron there are flight simulators, an aviation amusement park, food trucks, stands with gadgets and aviation toys.

– This is one of the few free shows in Poland. It requires a huge organizational effort from a handful of enthusiasts, employees of the aeroclub – said Marcin Pampuch, director of the Piotrków Region Aeroclub. ***

Fly Fest in Piotrków Trybunalski was first held in 2013 on the 100th anniversary of the airport. The air picnic is a recognizable brand on the map of European air shows and every year the sky over Piotrków features exceptional planes, helicopters and pilots from the world's top.

Main image source: TVN24

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