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Athens Flying Week 2017 to Host Aviation Meet, Excite with Super Stunts

Families, aviation buffs and spotters take your seats: Greece’s biggest air event – the Tanagra International Air Show 2017 – is ready for take-off on September 16-17 as part of the 6th Athens Flying Week (AFW).

Slated as one of the best shows in Southeastern Europe and supported by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the Tanagra International Air Show 2017 will take place at the Tanagra Airforce Base near Athens.

This year’s program includes spectacular stunts, sensational shows by expert flyers from nine countries defying gravity with their formations and precision flying, choreographed aerobatic and high altitude performance maneuvers, including the UK’s Red Arrows (Royal Air Force) in BAE Systems Hawk T1; Poland’s MIG-29 Demo Team in F-16s; Belgium’s Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team; Germany’s air force pilots in the cockpit of the Tornado ECR; world champion Johan Gustafsson with his glider from Sweden; Italy’s Silver Chicken and night flyer Luca Bertosio.

Excitement is set to escalate during the mixed formation of a Mirage 2000 and an F-16 in virtual low-altitude combat. This year’s events will also include drone flights, and from Greece, the Hellenic Skydivers, the Zeus F-16 Demo Team and the T-6A Daedalus Demo Team will be showing off their tricks.

AFW Conference on Tuesday

Meanwhile, AFW 2017 events kick off on September 12 with the “Aviation Development Conference #6” to be held at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers’ Club between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Prominent speakers and aviation experts from Greece and abroad will attend. Admission is free.

The annual two-day aviation event boasts more than 250,000 spectators from Greece and abroad, with hours of flying action, airshow aircraft, helicopters and drones. Parking near the venue is free, two restaurants and a playground will be operating within the Tanagra show area.

AFW 2017 will come to a close with a party and an awards ceremony with the participation of Greek singer and pilot Kostas Makedonas.

For further information on the Athens Flying Week Tanagra International Air Show 2017, press here.

Tickets cost 10 euros, 5 euros for kids aged 3-12, free for children under 3 on Saturday, September 16 and 12 euros, 6 euros for kids aged 3-12, free for children under 3 on Sunday, September 17.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a media sponsor of the Athens Flying Week Tanagra International Air Show 2017.

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