On Sunday June 19, 2016 at the Air Base of Skrydstrup (Denmark - on the Southern Jutland Region) an Air Show took place.
Skrydstrup Air Base is the home of the 727th and the 730th Fighter Wing Squadron of the Royal Danish Air Force.
In this airport together flying groups operate with 48 fighter F-16AM and F-16BMF with a SAAB T-17 as a support, with about 1,000 military operating in the base and with two runways long 3,500 meters each over in an area of ??838 hectares .
The Air show involve international public and local residents about the tasks that the military carry out every day in favor of the nation and with a flight demonstration of the aircraft supplied.
A foreign partners were invited during the air show; The Air show has always been very spectacular creating considerable attention; there was a significant turnout with an estimated presence in about 140,000 visitors.
A bit of history….
The first "Open House" of the Royal Danish Air Force was organized in 1959 and since 1961 has been a recurring event, which takes place every year in different Air bases throughout Denmark country.
In 1962 every Danish Air Base hosted an "Open House" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of military aviation in Denmark.
The Danish Air Show was canceled in the years '89, '90 and '91 following the tragic air accident in Ramstein Airport in Germany during an Air Show where, unfortunately two aircraft of the Italian Frecce Tricolori (MB 339PAN) collided in flight and crashed over public killing and wounding many people.
New international rules for military demo were developed after this event.
On June 2002 the Air Base Vaerloese hosted the Open House following the decision to close the air base.
After the 2005 however the name was changed to "Air Show".
This decision was taken provide a more international image, as well as various events were also used for recruiting new military personnel.
A special guests were a SU 27 Ukrainian and SK 35C Draken together with the SK16 Harvard of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight ( SwAFHF ) which is an Swedish association that maintains in flight an historical aircraft previously used by the Swedish Air Force; active since 1998 sends its planes every year in various Air show in Europe and in the rest of world.
Below the current collection that now boasts of nine historical aircraft.
Sk 16 Noorduyn Harvard
J 28 de Havilland Vampire
J 29 Saab Tunnan
J 34 Hawker Hunter
SK 35C Saab Draken
AJS 37 Saab Viggen
Sk 50 Saab Safir
Sk 60 Saab 105
Sk 61 Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Su 27 Flanker...
The most exciting aircraft for many of 140.000 spectators at the Danish Air Show was the Su 27 Flanker of the Ukrainian Air Force.
The 831th Tactical Aviation Brigade stationed in Myrhorod sent in Denmark two Su 27, one exhibited in the static and one who took part in flight performances. The two fighters, one a SU 27 and one a Su 27UB come to Skrydstrup accompanied by an IL 76MD of the 25th Aviation Brigade Tactical Transport based in Melitopol carrying the supporting tools and a spare engine. With a new beautiful livery for each planes they also adorned by a large map of the Ukraine, where curiously appeared the Crimea, now in Russian hands. The Air Show participation was not an end in itself because in the days before two SU-27 took part in missions together with Danes F 16, beginning a collaboration that will develop further with a joint exercise in Ukraine, scheduled for next 2017.
The flying display was not exceptional level demonstrations but still wowed the audience with the demonstration of power and agility notes of the Flanker.