Press releases

18. Juny 2013 Press


Sliač, 4 August 2019 – The gates of Sliač airbase closed. The 9th year of International Aviation Days SIAF finished. During two days approximately 107 000 aviation fans admired piloting mastery and beauty of aircraft in the air and on the ground. The top of the event was the perfomance of the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori. The attractive performance was also given by the SVK Air Force that has upgraded aviation technology in recent years. On MLD SIAF for the first time we could admire the performance of the Slovak dipslay pilot flying the helicopter UH 60 Black Hawk. 

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Banská Bystrica, 31 July 2019 – Sliač airport is being changed to the place visitors of International Aviation Days SIAF are familiar with. Stalls with drinks, refreshment or souvenirs, a VIP tribune, child and family zone with Xbox arena, attractions for people of all age brackets... Everything is ready for arrivals of the firts participants who will land on Sliač airbase tomorrow, 1st August.

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Banská Bystrica, 19 July 2019 – There are only two weeks remaining to opening of Sliač airport gates and the beginning of the 9th year of the International Air Fest Days SIAF 2019. On the first August weekend ( 3 and 4 August) participants from 13 countries will introduce themselves on the runway or on the aprons within the public area. The rich flight programme featuring new aircraft and helicopters is being prepared also by  SVK Air Force. Doubtlessly, a very attractive part of the programme will be the flight display called Renegát by which the main programme partner, the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, wants to introduce Alpha-scramble, help to aircraft in distress or its navigating to landing to aviation fans.

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Banská Bystrica, 11 July 2019 -  an outstanding Czech aerobatics pilot, a winner of  adrenaline Red Bull Air Race World Championship Martin Šonka accepted our invitation also to MLD SIAF 2019. During the weekend of 3to 4 August he will try to show the visitors everything his aircraft is capable of and he will bring his Redbull Air Race trophy to the autograph signings. Traditionally, we will also welcome to Sliač the representatives of the Air Force of the Army of the Czech Republic.

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Banská Bystrica, 4 July 2019 – 29 days remaining to SIAF and the organizers gradually have revealed a further programme. The 100thanniversary of the death of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik and the 75thanniversary of the Slovak National Uprising will be commemorated by the biggest aviation event in Slovakia placed at Sliač Airbase at the first weekend of August. The main programme partner, the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, has prepared for fans of aviation days an attractive programme in the air and on the ground.

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Banska Bystrica 14.june - The ninth year of the biggest aviation event in Slovakia, the International Air Fest Days SIAF takes place a bit sooner this year. It is not at the end of the holiday but on the first weekend in August (3 and 4 August) when the SIAF organizers wellcome participants from 13 countries and fans of aviation from all corners of Slovakia to the Sliač airport. Also this year safety, a smooth traffic flow, an attractive programme and as great comfort of all visitors as it is possible are emphasized. We commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising by this event.

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8th August 2014. In a short time it has gained prestige among participants of International Air Fest Days in Sliač. It is synonym of success and triumph. It carries the name of the pilot, the fighter pilot flying for Royal Air Force. It was named after the aviation ace considered the best Slovak pilot ever. The name Otto Smik inspired organizers to award the main trophy to the best at International Air Fest Days SIAF 2014 also this year.

Press release

If you decide to spend your last summer-holiday weekend at Sliač airport here is the offer: 12 participating countries, 3 aerial demonstration teams, 30 flight displays, 70 aircraft in the air and on the ground... and there is still something to come. An unbelievable race will take place right there. One of the Latvian Baltic Bees aerial demonstration team L-39 Albatroses will challenge one of the world fastest car – Ariel Atom.

Press release, 9th July 2014


The mass event of the year drawing attention of thousands of visitors. International Air Fest have earned the reputation of the most prestigious aviation event in Slovakia for the high level of organization and participation of the world elite. Airbase Sliač and Sliač Airport will hold International Air Fest SIAF 2014 during last two days of August.

Press release, 1st April 2014


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