Malta 2017

Re: Malta 2017

Postby POD on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:17 am

farnboroughrob wrote:Hi guys looking for some advice for a possible trip next year. This is going to be combined with a family holiday staying in Valetta. I'm more of a spotter than photographer so was wondering a few things. On Friday is there any access to the based static aircraft (Maltese military and based light aircraft?) or is it just a runway enclosure? From the airport static what sort of view do you get of the rest of the airport, are you near the military hangars? The flying display site will not be far from our hotel, how busy does it get, how early do you have to get there. Any other tips appreciated?
thanks
Rob


Hello Rob....in ref to your questions.....There is normally access to the airshow stuff Friday through to Monday, check out the Malta International Air Show website......Malta IAP (Luqa) is very open and you can easily see most things from various points around the perimeter...there is also a couple of nice platforms that have been created on side of the main runway 13/31 by the Malta Aviation Society members that offer good views and photo ops....The local military normally fly a few sorties per day and usually taxi one of each type over to the static area on the sat and sun mornings...as previous mentioned in this thread there is normally two vantage points on the arrivals day, the one next to Park4 where the airshow area is next to the cross runway 05/23 which most of the light aircraft use a lot of the time.....Again this year the flying display is at smart city not the airport..

Anyway, make sure you visit a couple of times...Its a great place, great show, run by great and enthusiastic aviation people.....

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Re: Malta 2017

Postby Alanko on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:49 am

Still only two flying acts on the program... :lol:
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Re: Malta 2017

Postby POD on Sat 05 Aug 2017, 11:54 pm

Alanko wrote:Still only two flying acts on the program... :lol:


Well. I know there is more than that, but its not my place to say.......
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Re: Malta 2017

Postby Max on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 11:05 am

Alanko wrote:Still only two flying acts on the program... :lol:


There are still 5 weekly updates to go...and you're also forgetting that the Armed Forces of Malta have done various displays for the last 24 editions of the show.
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