Kavala Airsea show is a free 3 day annual airshow event held above the harbour of Kavala, actually in the coastal zone of city port and in the wider region of Kavala.
Is being held every year since 2011 usually during the last 10 days of June (Friday to Sunday), and features various types of aircrafts, helicopters and parachutists, stalls and aero-modelling exhibitions, with maritime clubs of Kavala playing an increasing role with the participation of sailing boats inside the harbour, food counters and etc.
This year, 2017 the event is from 30th June to 2nd July 2017. This is the 6th event.
This year the participants are:
DEMO TEAM F-16 «ZEUS»
is F-16 Individual Aircraft Demonstration Group. The aircraft used to run the air shows is F-16C Block 52+.
Airplane F-16 has the ability, depending on prevailing weather conditions and the base height of the cloud in the demonstration area, to execute three acrobatic maneuvers: High (7000 feet above the ground), Low (2500 feet above the ground) and Flat (1500 feet above the ground).
F-16 Demo Team Zeus is an ambitious program of air demonstrations aimed at spreading the cultivation of the aviation idea and stimulating the morale of both the Armed Forces executives and the Greek society, while at the same time promoting the combat capability and the general work of the Air Force.
The Greek F-16 is the only demonstration aircraft in the world to run the CFT-shaped demo program.
The maximum speed during the demonstration is 0.94 Mach, while G ranges from +9.5 to -3. Each demonstration flight complies with all International Flight Safety Standards defined by NATO, ICAO, JAA and FAA.
This team presents the work of Greek Air Force executives to the general public.The aircraft used to perform the air shows is the T-6A Texan II training aircraft. But besides the main pilot, there there are a lot of people who are required for harmonious cooperation and good results, and they are: The Flight-Ground Safety Officer, The Officer Narrator, who is responsible for describing, explaining and commenting on maneuvers that are being carried out to the public, Aircraft Tech Support and Preparation.
They will perform two acrobatic maneuvers: One High (4500 feet) and one Low (2500 feet) with visibility of 5 km. During demonstration maneuvers, the aircraft’s speed ranges from 80 to 260 Knots. High show is 10 minutes and 30 seconds, and Low show 8 minutes and 30 seconds.
BALTIC BEES Professional jet team
Baltic Bees Jet Team was formed in 2008. First flights were flown in a two-ship formation.
In the following years two more jets were added to the team and a full aerobatic display program was created.
Here you can check out their show from the last year:
From the very beginning, flight instructor and creator of the display program is the well-known skilled aerobatic pilot Valery Sobolev.
The program was developed in a very short period of time and Baltic Bees Jet Team gained reputation as a professional civilian aerobatic display team. The permanent air base of the Group is the Airport (EVJA), 60 Km west of Riga, capital of Latvia. Here you can check their website http://www.balticbees.com/en/team
ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΑ ΣΤΡΑΤΟΥ – 1ο ΤΕΑΣ
Dimitris Ververelis- Wizard
Brand Ambassador at Vostok-Europe
world champion unlimited aerobatics
Brand Ambassador at Vostok-Europe
and many more participants from Greece.
The first event at 2011 was without the presence of the maritime clubs, it was a single day show but due to its success it became a three-day show in 2012.
Event continued so in 2013 it became an “AirSea Show” with the participation of the maritime clubs.
The 2015 AirSea Show was cancelled due to late preparations and financial instabilities, but it returned on 24-26 June 2016.
This year Hellenic Air Force aircrafts as well as foreign and Greek performers and demonstration teams are going to offer an amazing spectacle as you can see in the pictures and videos from the previous events.
For this post I borrowed some pictures from official Facebook page of Kavala Airsea Show. For more information about the event you can also visit official website Kavala Airsea show where you can find complete event program. Here is the link:
Also I borrowed few pictures from the official websites of participants. If you are unable to attend this year’s Kavala Airsea show then get ready for the next year. Greetings from the Kavala city.