The biggest air event of the year coming in 75 days...

18. Juny 2012 Archív

1st – 2nd September. The sky over the Sliač Airport is going to be crowded. It is because of the unique demonstrations of the air acrobatics and various shows. The Air Fest offers excitement, dynamics, challenge, technology, sensation, sport, fun and high performance. It unites the best of air acrobatics and extreme sports. According to the last year success we suppose that the spectators will be able to look forward to an interesting show this year again. „Slovak sky which protection is secured perfectly and reliably by our air forces is the right place for organizing exhibitions like those of International Air Fest SIAF 2012,“ said the Minister of Defence Martin Glváč.  

The participation has already been confirmed by the air forces of Switzerland, Belgium, Gremany, Austria, the Czech Republic and also Holland Royal Aviation. The real attraction of the fest is the exhibition of the world-famous acrobatic group Frecce Tricolori from Italy. They are easy to remember because of the originality of their shows, when there are up to ten acrobatic planes in the air at once and the whole show is marked by colour effects in the mood of Italian flag. „I am exceedingly glad that, after putting not a little effort in it and also because of the positive reaction of the broad public, we managed to continue in the tradition and come up with another year of International Air Fest SIAF 2012. It is a grand event, which offers exquisite championship of the air proffessionals in the sky as well as on the ground. Hereby, it is a time when the fans of aviation together with their families and friends can spend an interesting and exciting weekend,“ said major-general Martin Babiak, the commander of the Slovak air forces. The meetings of the commanders of the V4, Austrian and Sweden aviation are also about to be the part of this year’s fest.

The Air Fest is not going to miss RetroSky Team from Slovak national aeroclub Košice, Očov shepherds and the acrobat Dušan Šamko with PITTS S2. Air Transport Europe from Poprad are going to present Agusta AK 109, the Aerospol Prievidza with WT9 Dynamic, the Shak Aero from Senica with Shark, Heli Company from Prešov with H-269 Schweizer, Jozef Viskupič from Šenkvice with Extra E-300. From abroad we are going to welcome Hungarian Goldtimer Fundation with Lisunov Li-2, Andrew Bickmore from Great Britain with YAK-3UM and Czech Sport Aircraft from Czech Kunovice with Sport Cruiser. The excellent acrobatic masterpieces in the sky over Sliač will be also performed by Zoltán Veres from Hungary, the winner of the prestigue world series AERO GP in Dubai.

This year Slovak International Air fest 2012 will be under the auspices of the Slovak president His Eminence Ivan Gašparovič. In such a manner the interest for prestigue air event, which will simultaneously be the part of celebration of the 68th Slovak National Uprising anniversary, has been together with the Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of Slovak Republic Ján Počiatek expressed by the head of the state itself. The auspices over SIAF 2012 have also been claimed by the Minister of Defence of Slovak Republic Martin Glváč, who is the representative of the main programme parner of the event. The chief of the Ministry of Defence wished the main organizer – Slovak Air Agency – the successful flow of this significant festival of the aviation and air acrobatics. The event is supported by the Government of the Slovak Republic „Considering the meaning of the prepared international air fest, that I perceive attractive from the point of view of the present times and valuable from the point of view of history, with regard to the position of my constitutional function I do accept Your request for me to have it under the auspices,“ says the letter of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the InteriorRobert Kaliňák.

The organisation of the Air Fest is now in its full preparations and the main organizator leaves nothing to chance about every simple detail of it; he is, simply said, trying to lift the already high level of the whole event. The perfectly prepared programme and organisation of the SIAF 2012 are about to be highlighted by the nice weather, which the Slovak Air Agenture on one hand as the only point of it can not guarantee, for which, however, on the other hand and together with the whole air public very much hopes.

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