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Finnish Air Force Air Show Displays and Flypasts in 2018

Air Force 13.4.2018 11.30
Press release

In 2018 Finnish Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary. During the centennial the aircraft of the service will be performing flying and static displays in numerous public events in Finland and abroad.

Kuvaa Midnight Hawks -taitolento-osaston kyydistä

The main event of the season is the Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show taking place at Tikkakoski Air Base from 16 to 17 June.
The events presented in the air show and flypast schedule may be subject to change. Updated and detailed event information will be published on the Finnish Air Force social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Finnish Air Force Air Show Displays and flypasts in Finland in 2018

 

8 May: 100th Anniversary of Lappeenranta Airport

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

15 May: Satakunta Air Command Base Open day at Pirkkala AB

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Demonstration flights by Support Air Operations Squadron transport and liaison aircraft
• Static display including F/A-18, Hawk, liason and transport aircraft and helicopters of the Finnish Army

 

16 May: Karelia Air Command Base Open Day at Rissala AB

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display

 

16 May: Karelia Air Command Base Open Day at Rissala AB

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display

 

17 May: Base Open Day at Utti Jaeger Regiment

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Static display including F/A-18, Hawk, liason and transport aircraft and helicopters of the Finnish Army

 

18 May: Lapland Air Command Base Open Day at Rovaniemi AB

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Pilatus PC-12NG Demonstration Flight

 

2 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Festive Week in Helsinki

• F/A-18 Solo Display (over Kaivopuisto shoreline)
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display  (over Kaivopuisto shoreline)

 

4 June: Finnish Defence Forces’ Flag Day National Parade in Seinäjoki

• F/A-18 Demonstration flight
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Parade flypasts by F/A-18 and Hawk aircraft

 

4 June: Finnish Defence Forces’ Flag Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in Sankaripuisto, Kuopio

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

6 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Tampere

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

8 June: Satakunta Air Command's 100th Anniversary in Tampere

• Hornet, Hawk, CASA C-295M, Pilatus PC-12NG and Learjet 35 A/S flypast (over lake Pyhäjärvi in front of Pyynikki swimming beach)

• F/A-18 Demonstration flight (over lake Pyhäjärvi in front of Pyynikki swimming beach)

 

13 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Concert Tour at Satamatori square, Kuopio

• F/A-18 Solo Display

 

16 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Jyväskylä

• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team demonstration flight

 

16 to 17 June: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show, Tikkakoski (event homepage)

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Various other modern and historical Finnish Air Force, Army and Border Guard aircraft and helicopters on flying and static display

 

16 and 18 July: SuomiAreena Public Debate Forum in Pori

• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team demonstration flight

 

19 July: Kalevan kisat 2018 – Finnish Championships in Athletics in Jyväskylä

• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team demonstration flight during the event opening ceremony

 

26 and 28 July: Neste Rally Finland 2018 in Jyväskylä

• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team (Opening Ceremony in Jyväskylä Harbour on 26 July)
• Hawk Flypast (during the 28 June Powerstage event)

 

2 August: Hamina Tattoo International Military Music Festival

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

16 August: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Rovaniemi

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

16 August: Satakunta Air Command’s Military Oath Ceremony in Toijala

• F/A-18 Demonstration flight

 

17 August: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Oulu

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

18 August: Karelia Air Command’s Military Oath Ceremony in Kiuruvesi

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

6 December: Finnish Independence Day National Parade in Mikkeli

• Parade flypast including F/A-18 and Hawk aircraft

 

6 December: Independence Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kalevankangas Cemetary

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

6 December: Independence Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Memorial for the Winter and Continuation War in Rovaniemi

• F/A-18 Flypast

 

Finnish Air Force Air Show Displays and flypasts Outside Finland in 2018


9 to 10 June: Estonian Aviation Days in Lange, Estonia
• Hawk Solo Display

 

10 June: Danish Air Show in Aalborg, Denmark
• F/A-18 Solo Display

 

14 to 16 July: Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, United Kingdom
• F/A-18 Solo Display

 

24 to 25 August: Radom Air Show in Radom, Poland
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team

 

25 August: Försvarsmaktens huvudflygdag in Uppsala, Sweden
• F/A-18 Solo Display

 

15 to 16 September: NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic
• F/A-18 Solo Display

 

UPDATED 8 May: Events outside Finland added to the calendar.