Austria’s biggest ever airshow proved to be the climax of Styria’s summer events calendar. Hinterstoisser Air Base in Zeltweg welcomed around 300,000 AIRPOWER fans on September 2 and 3 for two nine-hour, action-packed days of flying – including a demonstration by the Armed Forces, spectacular displays by the Flying Bulls and Red Bull Aces Exhibition and some of the best aerobatic display teams in Europe. The region also benefitted significantly from the family event.

Assuring every visitor had their personal highlight

Every AIRPOWER16 visitor had their own personal highlight yesterday and today. For some it was the aerobatic display performed by Frecce Tricolori. For others the “Historic Jet Formation” involving all of the various jets ever to have served with the Austrian Armed Forces. Or the “Tiger Display” with various different aircraft all sporting tiger liveries. Or the unique Flying Bulls fleet, flying together for the very first time to perform a group formation with aerobatic maneuvers.

Or perhaps the interception of a C-130 Hercules by two Eurofighters. Or the first Red Bull Aces Exhibition in Europe – a wingsuit slalom through airborne gates. But there was one thing that the visitors, participants and organisers could all agree on: AIRPOWER16 has been a resounding success.

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