|Danish Airshow at Skrydstrup Air Base June 19, 2016
|Location: Skrydstrup Air Base, Denmark
|Admission: Free -NOTE:Spotter Day (June 18): 150 Danish Krones
|Value: Very Good
|Rating out of 10: 8.5
RNLAF AH-64D Apache Solo Display
|Sunday, June, 19th, 2016 marked another edition of the biennial Danish Airshow at Skrydstrup Air Base, home of the F-16 fighter wing. With a mix of warbirds from different eras, modern aircraft and a parade from the Danish AF, the event lived up to expectations.
We started with arrivals on Friday at the runway approach area. The Turkish Stars and Patruilla Aguila rehearsed twice in cloudy weather. Soon after the Ukrainians arrived with a spectacular low pass with their IL-76 and SU-27s, escorted
by 2 Danish AF F-16s. All the rest followed swiftly and to our surprise, 2 Norwegian AF
F-16s replaced the "scheduled" French AF Mirage 2000, while the Lithuanians sent a SAR AS365 Dauphin instead of their Let L-410 Turbolet. The Cartouche Doré French display team went tech and unfortunately didn't make it.
|Saturday was spotters day at the opposite side of the base, facing the crowd line. At
a cost 150 Danish Krones, the event was limited to 250 photographers but it
offered a much better perspective of the show. So many great performances, including demos from the Hellenic AF and Belgian AF F-16s, Danish AF C-130J, Polish AF MiG-29, YAK-3, CAC Boomerang replica and the SwAFHF Draken and Harvards. The Ukranian Flanker added the wow-factor to the day with some majestic manoeuvres, worth the spotter-pass price alone.
|Sunday's air show day started with a long walk to the flightline with hundreds of families showing up from the early hours of the morning. The gates opened at 8, the Air Show itself started at 10. We were greeted by the historic aircraft line-up of the Danish AF: F-84, F-100, F-104 and F-16. Static vehicles and armour were on display as well. The static line-up allowed the public to get into the cockpits and close to the aircraft and helicopters. This restricted photography of the hardware, but offered a great opportunity for the younger generation to interact with pilots and crew.
Over all the event was very good with non-stop action from 10 am until 16:30 (4:30 pm). that included a B-52H flyby.
Belgian A-16AM Solo Team
Baby Blue Royal Danish Air Force Display Team Saab T-17 Supporter
Spanish AF Patruilla Aguila
Casa C-101 Aviojets
Swiss AF Super Puma Display Team
Patrouille de France
Czech AF Mi-35 Hind
Polish AF MiG-29
RDAF F-16AM and F-16BM
RDAF AS-550 Fennec
RDAF MH-60R Seahawk
HAF Zeus F-16C Solo Demo
Saab SK 35C Draken
Fokker DR.1 Triplane ( replica)
Su-27 Ukranian AF
and many others...
|Static displays included:
LYNX MK 90B
SAR AS365 Dauphin
German AF Eurofighter
and several other aircraft...
Report and photography by Max Zammit for