Finnish Air Force to Participate in Air Shows in Poland and Sweden
During the next weekend, the Finnish Air Force participates in air shows in Poland and Sweden. Midnight Hawks, the official aerobatic team of the Finnish Air Force, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Polish Air Force at the Radom International Air Show from 25th to 26th August. Finnish Air Force F/A-18C Solo Display will take part in the Swedish Armed Forces Air Show in Uppsala on 25th August.
This year, the four blue-and-white BAE Systems Hawk Mk51 advanced jet trainers of the Midnight Hawks have been a familiar sight in events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Defence Forces and the Finnish Air Force. Next weekend, the aerobatic team will finish its display season at the Radom International Air Show. More than 50 000 visitors are expected to attend the air show celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Polish Air Force.
The Midnight Hawks pilots are flight combat instructors of Finnish Air Force Academy, Fighter Squadron 41, based at Tikkakoski Air Base. The aerobatic team will perform a flying display both on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th August.
On 25th August, the Finnish Air Force F/A-18C Solo Display will perform at the Swedish Armed Forces Air Show 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden. The display is flown by Captain Lauri Mäkinen of Karelia Air Command, Fighter Squadron 31. In July, Captain Mäkinen was awarded with the Sir Douglas Bader Trophy for the best individual flying display at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2018.