Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF)

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bobby 1211
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Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF)

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The show will take place on the 27th and 28th of August. It will be the final chance to see a Slovakian Mig-29 as they are being retired at the end of the airshow. I think its also the only place to see the Solo Turk this year outside of Turkey and Azerbaijan. Not sure if the F-22 will be doing a demo or just flypasts.
Participants :

SLOVAK AIR FORCE:
Mig-29AS - Flying/Static
L-39 - Flying/Static
L-410 - Flying/Static
UH-60 Black Hawk - Flying/Static
C-27J - Flying/Static
A319 - Flying
Fokker 100 - Flying

RAF:
Falcons team (Parachutists) + C-130J - Flying

USAF:
F-22 x2 - Flying/Static

GERMAN AIR FORCE:
CH-53 - Static
Tornado - Static
H145 - Static
A400M - Static

TURKISH AIR FORCE:
Solo Turk F-16 - Flying

ITALIAN AIR FORCE:
Typhoon x2 - Static

POLISH AIR FORCE:
C-295 - Static
M28 Bryza - Static
F-16 'Tiger' demo - Flying
F-16D - Static

HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE:
Gripen - Flying
H145M - Static

CZECH AIR FORCE:
L-159 - Flying
W-3A - Flying
Mi-35 - Flying
Mi-171 - Flying


CIVILIAN
BO 105 - Flying
Compact team (Parachutists) - Flying
L-29 - Flying/Static
Mig-15 x2 - Flying
Mi-2 - Flying
MXS Zoltan Veres - Flying
P-51 - Flying
L-39NG - Flying/Static
The Flying Bulls (4x XA42) - Flying

Cancelled
Ocovski Bacovia
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Roger_Over
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Re: Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF)

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I thought their Fulcrum fleet was going into service with Ukraine rather than retiring.

I went in 2019, really good show on an interesting cold war airfield with mountainous scenery, would highly recommend.

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Roger_Over wrote:
Tue 23 Aug 2022, 5:05 pm
I thought their Fulcrum fleet was going into service with Ukraine rather than retiring.
I think it's not 100% confirmed. They said back in July they would start the potential transfer of their MiG-29 fleet to Ukraine at the start of September but recently they refused to give a clear answer if thats still the case.

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Re: Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF)

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Roger_Over wrote:
Tue 23 Aug 2022, 5:05 pm
I went in 2019, really good show on an interesting cold war airfield with mountainous scenery, would highly recommend.
Agreed. However, the show has been relocated to a different venue since then: Malacky instead of Sliac, as the latter base is currently undergoing renovation.
Anyway, Malacky is also a pleasant location despite lacking the montanious backdrop.

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Thanks Leadfoot,

Malacky also has slightly better runway orientation by the looks of it so not quite as bad for back lighting PM. I can't make it this year unfortunately but hopefully the show will give the MiG-29's a good sendoff, opportunities to see former Soviet types are rapidly diminishing now compared with just a few years ago :slight_frown:

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Re: Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF)

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Ocovski Bacovia has cancelled. German A400M and Polish F-16D added for static display

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