Athens Flying Week 2016

Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 8:31 am

Good morning to all.

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Please allow me to post the dates of our Athens Flying Week Airshow.

The international aviation celebration of Athens-Greece, the Athens Flying Week (AFW), is wishing to renew the appointment with its friends for the 3rd week of September 2016.

The activities are scheduled to begin on September 12, 2016, with the Aviation Thematic Conference ''AFW Aviation Development Conference No 5'', to be followed by several contests and artistic exhibitions.
The AFW Faliro Pre Air show will take place on September the 15th.
The event series are to be finalized on the weekend of September 17 to 18, at Tatoi Air Base, with our pride, the AFW - Tatoi International Air show 2016.

For photographic and video footage of the event of the year 2015, as well as for all the developments concerning the next in 2016, you may please reach the website http://www.athensflyingweek.gr and https://www.facebook.com/AthensFlyingWeek

Thank you very much.
Fokion Petritis
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( If this post violates in any way the rules of the forum please advise accordingly )
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 12:51 pm

Thanks for your post Fokion. Yet another to go on my list of potentials.
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 3:13 pm

Let me thank you for providing us the space and hospitality.

I do hope that the info "arriving" in due time, will make you switch from "to go" into "must go" in your list!!!

Again thank you for your kind words and I would be happy to answer any question possible.
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 7:25 pm

Hi Fokion,

Are there spotters days (arrivals ' departures etc) planned for this show?
If so how do I apply?

Cheers
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Tue 15 Dec 2015, 7:29 am

Its too early at the moment to answer yes or no.

And the "problem" is that Tatoi where the show is taking place, is not "qualified" for servicing jet planes - danger of f.o.d. and very limited technical infrastructure ( no jet fuel available f.e.) , so the planes ( at least the military ones) operate from an other military base near by, that is very "military" active, so taking pictures there is forbidden for public.
Tatoi on the other hand is more "flexible" since it is not an "active" military base in the full sense, it hosts many aero clubs, it hosts car racing e.t.c.

But, I will bring the matter to the next O.C. meeting and come back when there is something solid.

Hope I answered your question.

Have a nice day!!!
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby st24 on Tue 15 Dec 2015, 10:57 am

Great to get this level of information so early.. Scratches chin and goes "Hmmmmm".... :cuppa:
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby RichPittman on Tue 15 Dec 2015, 3:52 pm

Turn the local military base into a spotters Day and there will be alot more interest ;)
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Tue 15 Dec 2015, 9:25 pm

The thing is that all jet planes ( MIG 29s -we hope once more - F16s and whatever else ) will operate from the Tanagra (mainly) airfield were photographs are no-no... :sad:

But we will see depending were each team would be allocated..... too early at present time...
I really do appreciate your interest in our "young" air-show... I really do....

I will try to feed you with as much info as I can and as it becomes solid...

There will also be Fly -inn at Tatoi Airfield, if you are interested ....
Handling fees for listed fly-inns of AFW was free of charge in all Greek airports inbound and outbound for the show week, as Swissport was our sponsor the past years and we hope they will be also this year
Officially the announcement - invitation will come from AOPA Greece in due time, but consider it as an "early heads up"!!!
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby RichPittman on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 8:54 am

Fokion

Thanks for the reply.
I fully understand the issues.

For me to set aside a Weeks holiday to come to Greece it needs to be on a bigger scale.
Tanagra 2005 was great! :rock:
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby Tommy on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 8:28 pm

Certainly one to keep an eye on, could be awesome!

Very good of you to take the time to give all the info and some responses, Forkio. :up:
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Thu 17 Dec 2015, 3:42 pm

The pleasure is all mine!!

As for holidays, there are "packages" available to our spectators and fly-ins before an after the main event formed with our touristic sponsors.

Something like the below.( indicative since there are the ones from last year...
http://www.athensflyingweek.gr/index.ph ... en/flytoen
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 6:18 pm

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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Wed 23 Dec 2015, 7:24 pm

Yours truly at a complementary visit to ..... the Apache Demo team...... Nest!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No :sad: No ride allowed....

Our... transportation = David compared to.... Goliath!!

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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 06 Jan 2016, 3:22 pm

Impressive machines, aren't they!
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 8:10 pm

Definitely........

By the way...
Keep your fingers crossed we may have pleasant surprises.....
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 12:50 pm

fokion wrote:Keep your fingers crossed we may have pleasant surprises.....


Hallo friends.... The pleasant surprises have already started.
As promised will feed you info as they became solid.

So first good news.
HAF in trust of our good efforts......... Upgraded us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to TANAGRA A/F base, a.... full functioning military base the
"nest" of the Mirage 2000
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And the official announcement
"
#AthensFlyingWeek GROWS BIGGER and takes off heading to TANAGRA!!! This year your favorite Air Show will be held in Tanagra Air Base, September 17-18, enabling everyone to experience the adrenaline of air shows to the limits!!! Watch your favorite jets TAKING OFF and LANDING, capture your pictures next to the aircraft of the STATIC DISPLAY, meet the flight crews and live with us the biggest air show in southeast Europe!!! Stay tuned, more information to come soon"

As you can understand the options are even greater, but also the effort having to re-design almost everything having only a few month's time...
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 1:10 pm

Since it's at Tanagra, presumably they've relaxed the rules about photography then?! Or is a spotters day as unlikely as you mentioned before?
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 1:29 pm

All is back to "zero" and open for discussion....

Keep your fingers crossed, the subject is in high place in my list :wink: :wink: :wink:

What I can also confirm is that there will be some interesting exhibits at the static display f.e.

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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 1:32 pm

The second ( so far ) pleasant surprise is the participation of

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#PatrullaÁguila Team 30 years after their first flight and 10 years after their last appearance in Greece confirmed their participation in #AthensFlyingWeek 2016. Get ready for a unique aerobatic experience, a perfectly coordinated demonstration by well-trained Spanish pilots of seven (7) Casa C-101 Aviojet!!!
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby PeterR on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 9:23 pm

Please say the public area will be to the south of the runway at Tanagra..? :heyhey:
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby st24 on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 11:25 pm

PeterR wrote:Please say the public area will be to the south of the runway at Tanagra..? :heyhey:

Has been at every other event there... :cool: :wink:
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby fokion on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 4:15 am

good morning! As soon as it is finalized I will post a plan.

Generally it will be the layout of Archangel 2005
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby DOUGHNUT on Mon 23 May 2016, 10:32 pm

Any updates to the airshow at Tanagra ?
Also what if any access will be available that week at Tatoi AFB and the museum collection
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Re: Athens Flying Week 2016

Postby RichPittman on Tue 24 May 2016, 2:18 pm

Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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