Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Ukrainian military pilots to take part in Malta International Airshow – 2016

The Ukrainian military pilots will take part in Malta International Airshow — 2016. The delegation is led by Lt. Gen. Serhiy Drozdov, Commander of Ukraine’s Air Force. Ukraine will be represented by two fighters Su-27 and Su-27UB and IL-76 airlifter.

This year sees the last-ever display by the Italian AF AB212 as the Italian Military Mission winds down its Search and Rescue mission in Malta, a joint aircraft and helicopter display by the Armed Forces of Malta, and a P-8 Poseidon fly-by operated by the US Navy on its first-ever deployment to Europe.

Team Iskra, the Polish national display team, will entertain the audience with a full aerobatic display, while the powerful Ukrainian AF Sukoi 27 Flanker will show off the aircraft’s capabilities.


The airshow comes to a close with an aerobatic display by Italian team Pioneer which will also feature pyrotechnics set off from the aircraft during the display.

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