Zeltweg 2019

Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby Andyph on Thu 06 Jun 2019, 9:55 pm

Dear AIRPOWER19 community,

We are aware of the current rumours regarding the potential cancellation of AIRPOWER19.

Any decisions of this nature will be made at the political level. Until then, the entire AIRPOWER19 organising team is fully committed to continue to work hard for you on a sensational air show.

Sincerely,

Your AIRPOWER19 team

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Andyph

Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby Andyph on Fri 07 Jun 2019, 8:04 am

translated from Austrian newspaper....


Rumors about cancellation of the "Airpower" in Zeltweg
Three months before the million-euro air show, new minister has projects reviewed: The event could burst.

Exactly three months before the " Airpower " in Zeltweg rumors surfaced : The air show in Upper Styria could burst. The trigger for the debate was a broadcast by the former Minister of Infrastructure and now FPÖ club leader Nordert Hofer on Thursday, in which he called for the "implementation of the event".


Governor Hermann Schützenhöfer , ÖVP , announced on Thursday that he did not expect a refusal and referred to the "great economic significance" of the air show . Ministry of Defense spokesman Michael Bauer said on Twitter that the new minister, Thomas Starlinger, is testing all projects for utility and economy - "with special emphasis on the precarious budgetary situation". That also applies to the " Airpower ". In the KURIER conversation, Bauer specified that StarlingerFor some of the 80 or so projects currently underway, there is an increased need for communication, including the air show . Within ten days at the latest, it should be clear if and how " Airpower " will continue.

300,000 visitors
In September 2016, about 300,000 visitors came to Zeltweg , this year for the 6th and 7th of september 250 aircraft of all kinds from 29 nations are planned, including famous art squadrons. 4000 soldiers are in action.


CHRONICLE | AUSTRIA
"Airpower" in high-cost flight
As in the past three years, the eighth " Airpower " has budgeted 3.6 million euros to be shared by the federal government, the state of Styria and Red Bull . However, the estimates in the past few years have never been realistic: the Court of Auditors complained in 2016 that the expenditures for the " Airpower " in 2009, 2011 and 2013 were each a quarter higher than planned.
Andyph

Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 07 Jun 2019, 9:27 am

Well, I'm glad I haven't booked flights and hotels yet then :confused: I hope it does go ahead, really enjoyed it in '16
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Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby tankbuster on Fri 07 Jun 2019, 10:42 am

a bit disturbing for those of us with Vienna flights booked.
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Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby Skyflash on Fri 07 Jun 2019, 10:51 am

tankbuster wrote:a bit disturbing for those of us with Vienna flights booked.


Indeed... EasyJet flights moreover, in my case, which are notoriously impossible to cancel.

If the show does get binned I’ll have wasted a reasonable chunk of money. :sad:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby p2philip on Fri 07 Jun 2019, 1:15 pm

Latest news: AirPower will take place as planned! Confirmed by MOD according to orf.at

Hoping for more participants now, it does look tame compared to previous editions so far...
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Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby PeterR on Tue 02 Jul 2019, 11:51 am

On the latest version of the SwAFHF schedule, it has the Draken listed for Zeltweg. :rock: (Viggen & Tunnen to Southport).

Hopefully the Airpower website starts to get updated soon to get some of the items rumoured/self confirmed listed officially!
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Re: Zeltweg 2019

Postby Andyph on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 9:25 am

From the Airpower Facebook a few weeks ago they announced constant updates from the end of June....

Well they have announced the Swiss Hornet but otherwise secret squirrel.
Wonder if RIAT and AIRPOWER marketing teams should find a happy middle ground?
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