Kaivopuisto Airshow 2017
Finnish army NH90 at a free airshow in central Helsinki.
British Red Arrows’s special display in Finland’s colors to honor the 100 years of Finnish independence.
Finnair Airbus A350 flying very low and slow to entertain the estimated 100 000 people that filled the Southern Helsinki shoreline.
Finnish Air Force’s former jet fighter Saab Draken 35 in Swedish colors.
The current F/A-18 Hornet is about to be replaced. Most of the candidates were present in the show.
Will the air force continue flying American jets like the pictured Super Hornet or F-35 that didn’t fly in the show?
Or is the Eurofighter Typhoon chosen?
Maybe the French Rafale?
Or the next version of Saab JAS Gripen?
Gripen 39 solo display.
The border guard didn’t only protect the display line with their flagship Turva…
…but flew with Dornier 228…
…and Super Puma…
…that also rescued people and landed on the flagship.
The navy with guests on their way to their viewing location at the sea.
The Army’s Hughes MD500 was not part of the show but was constantly seen.
The displays were visible from the city centre and even further North.
VL Viima Finnish made bi-plane trainer from the 1930s.
VL 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.
Former Finnish air force jet trainers Fouga Magisters with the ensign that was adopted after the WW II.
Current jet trainers BAe Hawks are flown by the display team Midnight Hawks…
…as well as the British Red Arrows.