Thousands flocked to first day of the 10th Małopolska Air Show Picnic, organized by the Polish Aviation Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego) on Saturday June 28.
Families on a fun day out, and aircraft enthusiasts from the around the world, enjoyed close encounters with vintage and modern planes on the ground, and watched spectacular displays of aerobatics in the air.
Jarosław Dobrzyński, one of the organizers of the event, said: “It’s a very popular event, every year we have around 50,000 visitors, especially when the weather is good like today.”
More than twenty aircraft took part in the air show on Saturday, included some historical rarities from World War II, such as the Polish Aviation Museum’s Supermarine Spitfire, but the main attraction for the visitors was the aerobatics group Biało-Czerwone Iskry.
Team Iskry, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Polish Air Forces, performed for 25 minutes at 16:00, and will repeat the display on Sunday June 29 at the same time. The air show itself starts at 10:00 and finishes at 19:00.
For the fans of this kind of event, the Polish Aviation Museum will hold a smaller air show on July 27 connected with the opening of a new exhibition about the planes of World War I.
“We have a unique collection of World War I aircraft, which will be displayed in the new exhibition, in a new setting”, said Jarosław Dobrzyński.
More information about the event can be found on the air show website: X Małopolski Piknik Lotniczy.