Air Show Radom. 2007

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Air Show in Radom in 2007.

Lockheed Martin F-16 Jastrząb nb 4048. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Lockheed Martin F-16 Jastrząb nb 4048. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

The 2007 International Air Show had the motto "Combat aircraft yesterday, today and tomorrow". The screenings are scheduled for September 1-2, 2007. The Radom-Sadków airport was filled with planes on the ground and in the air. The organizers of the Air Show are: Command of the Air Force, Targi Kielce sp. Z. O. O., The City Hall in Radom, Polish Aero Club, the Military Property Agency.

For years, the International Air Show in Radom has enjoyed unflagging popularity and audience sympathy. In 2007, the first day of the sky festival attracted a record number of fans of the Air Show. Nearly 50,000 viewers gathered at the Sadków airport in Radom, which was 15 percent more than during the previous edition. About 150 planes and helicopters arrived in Radom from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA, Great Britain and of course Poland. The Polish aviation was represented by the aircraft of the Air Force, Navy Aviation, Aviation of the Land Forces and the Polish Aero Club.

For the first time in Radom, we could see the newly purchased Lockheed Martin F-16 Jastrząb planes of the Polish Air Force. In Radom there were Polish ones: Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-29, Suchoj Su-22, PZL-130 Orlik, PZL TS-11 Iskra.

For the first time in Poland, the F-18 Hornet from Finland and Spain could be seen at the Air Show. The Czech JAS-39 Grippen was the first time. The British "Aerostars" team on 6 Jak-50 planes also arrived in Radom. The attractions of the show were air combat by four MiG-29 planes, a show of the F-15 aircraft from the USA and a demonstration of the Polish Skorpion pilot group with four Mil Mi-24 helicopters.

You could see the following planes: F-18 Hornet from Finland and Spain, F-16 from the Netherlands, SAAB Gripen 39 from the Czech Republic, Panavia Tornado from Great Britain (four planes) and from Germany, Mirage 2000 N from France, Aero 139 from the Czech Republic, Learjet 35AS, CASA 235 from Spain, Antonov An-26 from Ukraine and Hungary. Former PZL M-28 Bryza 1R, PZL M-28 B / PT.

There were helicopters in Radom: PZL W-3 Sokół transport, PZL W-3 Battle Sokół, Mil Mi-24 (in the original camouflage and in the new dark green one), Mil Mi-8, Kaman SH-2 Seasprite, PZL Mi-2 from Inowrocław, PZL SW-4 Puszczyk. The Black Hawk helicopter was very popular. The reason was the preparation of serial production of these helicopters in Poland in Mielec. From foreign helicopters there were: Mil Mi-17 from the Czech Republic.

LOT Polish Airlines has made the Embraer 170 plane, the new acquisition of the national company, available to the public.

Embraer-170 PLL LOT. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Embraer-170 PLL LOT. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Photo report.

MiG-29 nb 4120 from Malbork. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-29 nb 4120 from Malbork. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Su-22 nb 707 from Świdwin. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Su-22 nb 707 from Świdwin. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

PZL M-28 B / PT nb 0216. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
PZL M-28 B / PT nb 0216. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

F-18. Finland. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
F-18. Finland. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Gripen 39 nb 9235. Czech Republic. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Gripen 39 nb 9235. Czech Republic. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

PZL W-3 Sokół armed. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
PZL W-3 Sokół armed. 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

On Saturday (September 1, 2007), around 4:30 pm, there was a plane crash. Two planes of the Aerobatic Team "Żelazny" collided in the air. Two pilots died on the spot. Due to the plane crash of the "Żelazny" Aerobatic Team, the shows were interrupted and then canceled. All accompanying events and shows that were to take place on Sunday were also canceled.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman