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?

Hello 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 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:

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.

Re: Malta 2017

Postby alizam on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 5:59 pm

Guardia di Finanza AW139 (S)

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet (S) :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

Re: Malta 2017

Postby Quid59 on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 8:50 pm


Static confirmed today

Re: Malta 2017

Postby Wissam24 on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 6:12 pm

Echo echo echo... :grin:

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Re: Malta 2017

Postby The Baron on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 10:07 am

French Air Force AlphaJet solo display flying plus one static.
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Re: Malta 2017

Postby The Baron on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 5:40 pm

Mildenhall based KC-135 also added to the static display.
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Re: Malta 2017

Postby alizam on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:12 pm

UKRANIAN AN-30 Open Skies (S) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Also armed forces of Malta Assets

US Navy Poseidon (F/S)
US Navy SH-60 (S)

Re: Malta 2017

Postby alizam on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 10:07 am

What could be the last update on participating aircraft, before the Airshow, is more intended for the aviation enthusiast and aircraft spotters, rather than the general public.

This is because it concerns transport aircraft which will be supporting their nation’s display teams, by flying in and out again, with the teams’ equipment, on the days before and after the actual Airshow. For many of us, it will be the first opportunity to photograph a Turkish Air Force Airbus A-400M, which will be in support of the Turkish national display team, the Turkish Stars. Every one of us is certainly looking forward to that. Another transport aircraft from the Turkish Air Force will also be supporting the team, although at the time of this update it is not yet known whether it will be a C-130 Hercules, or a C-160 Transall. In support of the Swiss national PC-7 display team, a Beechcraft BE1900 from the Swiss Air Force, shall be performing these duties, again on the days just prior and after the Airshow. These are some additional interesting movements, for the enthusiasts, which will nicely round up what is expected to be a great 25th edition of the Malta International Airshow!!

Re: Malta 2017

Postby alizam on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 11:37 am

Royal Canadian Air Force
CF-188 (x1)433 Squadron S

Armee de l'Air
AlphaJet Solo Display (x2) EAC (x1 )F/ (x1) S
French Navy
Falcon 50SURMAR (x1)24 FlottileMarine Surveillance S/F

Germany Germany
P-3C Cup Orion (x1)Maritime Patrol S
Dornier DO228NG (x1)Pollution Control S

Greece Greece
Hellenic Air Force
T-6A Texan II (x1)120FTW/ 364SQ S

Greece Italy
Guardia di Finanza
AW139 (x1)Servizio Aereo S

Poland Poland
Polish Air Force
C-295M (x1)8 Squadron S
F-16 Fighting Falcon (x1)2. SLT S
Polish Navy
M-28B Bryza (x1)43. BLM S

Malta Malta
Armed Forces of Malta
Alouette III (x1) - Flag SaluteAir WingHelicopterF
AW139 (x1)Air WingHelicopterS/F
B200 King Air (x1)Air WingMaritime Patrol AircraftS/F
BN-2T Islander(x1)Air Wing S

E-3A AWACS (x1) Reconnaissance AircraftS

Saudi Saudi Arabia
Royal Saudi Air Force
Hawk Mk65 (x9)Saudi Hawks F
C-130H (x2)TBC S/SP

Swiss Air Force
PC-7 (x10)PC-7 Team F
Be1900 (x1)TBC SP

Turkish Air Force
NF-5A Freedom Fighter (x8)Turkish Stars F
A400M (x1)TBC SP
C-130H/C-160D (x1)TBC SP

Ukrainian Air Force
An-30 (x1)Open Skies S

United Kingdom United Kingdom
Royal Air Force
Tornado Gr.4 (x2)9 Squadron S
Hawk T1 (x2)100 Squadron S
Hawk T2 (x2)IV(R) Squadron S

United States United States of America
US Air Force
KC-135 Stratotanker (x1)100 ARW S
US Navy

P-8A Poseidon (x1)VP-16 F
MH-60 (x1)HSC-28 S


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