Kaivopuisto Airshow 2017

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Finnish army NH90 at a free airshow in central Helsinki.

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British Red Arrows’s special display in Finland’s colors to honor the 100 years of Finnish independence.

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Finnair Airbus A350 flying very low and slow to entertain the estimated 100 000 people that filled the Southern Helsinki shoreline.

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Finnish Air Force’s former jet fighter Saab Draken 35 in Swedish colors.

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The current F/A-18 Hornet is about to be replaced. Most of the candidates were present in the show.

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Will the air force continue flying American jets like the pictured Super Hornet or F-35 that didn’t fly in the show?

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Or is the Eurofighter Typhoon chosen?

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Maybe the French Rafale?

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Or the next version of Saab JAS Gripen?

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Gripen 39 solo display.

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The border guard didn’t only protect the display line with their flagship Turva…

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…but flew with Dornier 228…

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…and Super Puma…

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…that also rescued people and landed on the flagship.

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The navy with guests on their way to their viewing location at the sea.

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The Army’s Hughes MD500 was not part of the show but was constantly seen.

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The displays were visible from the city centre and even further North.

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Arctic Eagles.

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VL Viima Finnish made bi-plane trainer from the 1930s.

kaivopuisto_airshow_2017-2VL Viima. Swedish count von Rosen donated Finnish air force’s first plane Thulin Typ D during the civil war in 1918 with the ensign of his choice. After the World War II it became unacceptable despite being of different color and having different angle.

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Former Finnish air force jet trainers Fouga Magisters with the ensign that was adopted after the WW II.

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Current jet trainers BAe Hawks are flown by the display team Midnight Hawks…

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…as well as the British Red Arrows.

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