Bucharest International Air Show 2016

One of the summer shows I make a plan not to miss is Bucharest International Air Show. This year’s edition took place on July 30th – and I was there.

#BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show

As in all other years, there were many foreign guests (from Spain, Ukraine, Austria, USA, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Greece), along with the Romanian Air Club. Some countries participated at the static exhibition – many airplanes were exhibited (and some even open to be visited!), some in the air show (some in both sections).

Bucharest International Air Show 2016 was a special edition as we celebrated 110 years since the first autonomous mechanical flight – in 1906 Traian Vuia proved that a flying apparatus could rise into the air by running upon wheels on an ordinary road.

Romania is an important contributor to the airfield in general. Apart from Traian Vuia’s contribution, we also had Aurel Vlaicu who created the first Romanian airplane – that made our country second (after France) to use an airplane for military purposes (the name of the airplane was Vlaicu I and its contruction started in 1909 and had its first flight in 1910).

Another Romanian inventor is Henri Coanda, who designed and created the world’s first jet.

The three aiplanes created by these amazing Romanian inventors were included in a parade this year!

Vuia airplane - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Vuia airplane – BIAS 2016
Vlaicu II airplane - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Vlaicu II airplane – BIAS 2016
Coanda airplane - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Coanda airplane – BIAS 2016

We also marked 100 years since the Romanian Hunting Aviation was created.

If you looked at previous editions of Bucharest International Air Show presented here on the blog – Bucharest International Air Show 2012, Bucharest International Air Show 2013, Bucharest International Air Show 2015) you saw that I include many photos.

Well, this year I didn’t take that many photos. I mostly enjoyed the show. But I have some that are nice and worthy to be presented especially from the dusk program – that also included fireworks!

White Wings - gliders #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
White Wings – gliders #BIAS 2016
Hawks of Romania - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Hawks of Romania
Hawks of Romania - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Hawks of Romania – #BIAS 2016

The Lithuanian Jurgis Kairys, multiple world champion in aerobatics, was also present. He is 64 years old and still makes some outstanding air shows!

Jurgis Kairys - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Jurgis Kairys
Jurgis Kairys - the Picasso moment - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Jurgis Kairys – the Picasso moment

The Austrians from Flying Bulls performed with two unique aircrafts: F4U Corsair and B-25 Mitchell.

F4U Corsair and B-25 Mitchell - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
F4U Corsair and B-25 Mitchell

#BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show

Mig21 Lancer - a Romanian aircraft at #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Mig21 Lancer – a Romanian aircraft at BIAS 2016

And the dusk show:

 F 18 “Hornet”, The Spanish Airforce - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
F 18 “Hornet”, The Spanish Airforce
The amazing sunset at  #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
The amazing sunset at BIAS 2016

And the “Air bandits” show – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati.

Air bandits - Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Air bandits – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati
Air bandits - Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Air bandits – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati
Air bandits - Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Air bandits – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati

Air bandits – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati

Air bandits - Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Air bandits – Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati

Air bandits - Jurgis Kairys and Iacarii Acrobati - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show

BIAS 2016 ended with an impressive fireworks show!

Fireworks - #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Fireworks

And with a concert with two big Romanian names: Nicu Alifantis and Mircea Baniciu (who sang along with Vlady Cnejevici and Teo Boar). Nope, I didn’t miss this part either. In fact, it was wonderful!

Nicu Alifantis at #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Nicu Alifantis
Mircea Baniciu at #BIAS 2016 - #Bucharest International Air #Show
Mircea Baniciu

If you like air shows, I truly recommend this one held at the Baneasa Airport in Bucharest, Romania. BIAS is the greatest air show taking place in Romania and you can always find out updated information about it on the official website: Bias.aero.

Lori

I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

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