|Inowroclaw AFB Open Day and Mi-2 Meeting, May 22, 2017
|Location: 56th Air Base at Inowrocław-Latkowo, Poland
|Admission: Free General Admission
|Parking: Free on-site
|Value: Very good
|Rating out of 10: 8.5
On May 22nd we visited the 56th Air Base at Inowrocław-Latkowo, inPoland, to attend the Open Day celebration, also known as the 4th Kuyavian Helicopter Picnic. On the same occasion 50th Anniversary of Service of the Mi-2 helicopters with the Polish Aviation was celebrated.
|The flying program included displays performed by the Mi-2 Hoplite, Mi-24D/W Hind and W-3PL Gluszec helicopters, W-4 Puszchzyk helicopter, Mi-24W Hind solo, and duo helicopter displays, W-3WR Anaconda SAR Helicopter Demo, Su-22M4 Fitter ground-attack, MiG-29A Fulcrum fighter demo and Orlik Aerobatic Team. The Orlik Team flew their PZL-130 Orlik turboprop trainer aircrafts. A civilian Xtreme Air SBach 300 aerobatic aircraft also flew.
|The static display had a good selections of helicopters, such as Mi-2 Hoplie variants, SW-4 Puszchzyk, PZL W-3PL Głuszec, Mi-24W Czeh Republic Caslav AFB, and Mi-24D Hind from the Polish forces. The German Army sent one of their EC-135 helicopters from their Bückeburg AFB. There were armored vehicles on display from the Polish Army that included Leopard A5, and PT-81 Twardy Main Battle Tank, ZSU-23 Biala, Anti-Aircraft unit and several other military vehicles. .
|Access to the Open Days was free. Several thousands spectators were able to see the diversity of the Mi-2 variants and the dynamic demonstration of the Polish Air Force and the Navy .
Mi-24W Hind solo and duo helicopter displays
W-3WR Anaconda SAR Helicopter Demo,
Su-22M4 Fitter ground-attack demo
MiG-29A Fulcrum fighter demo
Orlik Aerobatic Team PZL-130 Orlik
Xtreme Air SBach 300
Mi-24W Czeh Republic Caslav AFB,
EC-135German Army Bückeburg AFB.
Polish Army vehicles such as Leopard A5, and PT-81 Twardy Main Battle Tank, ZSU-23 Biala, Anti-Aircraft vehicle
Report and photography by István Kelecsényi for