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100 years of Aviation in Malta & Gozo Flypast taking place on Sunday

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Flypast this Sunday commemorates 100 years of Aviation in Malta & GozoDon’t miss out on an opportunity to view the spectacular 100 years of Aviation in Malta and Gozo Flypast, which is taking place tomorrow morning (Sunday), organised by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Malta, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and supported by Transport Malta.

The fly past with various types of aircraft is commemorating the 100 years of Aviation in Malta, and had been due to take place in February.Flypast this Sunday commemorates 100 years of Aviation in Malta & GozoThe formation will depart from Luqa Airport at around 9.00am, fly over the Qrendi Airfield, proceed towards Hal Far Airfield onto Ta’ Qali Airfield and eventually fly over the Gozo Heliport.

These airfields, now disused, were operational at some point during these past one hundred years since the first plane flew over the Maltese Islands.

All these airfields played an important role in Maltese History, especially during the second world war.

After flying over the Gozo Heliport, the formation will route via the East Coast of Malta towards the Sliema Sea Front.

For up to date information please see the AOPA facebook page.

The public is invited to view the formation from:

– Hal Far

– Ta’ Qali

– Gozo Heliport

– Sliema Sea Front, along Tower Road (Main Area)Flypast_participants.jpgLeading the flypast will be a restored 1930s Tiger Moth biplane followed by microlights, and various aircraft.

Bringing up the rear will be a Medavia Dash-8, a new AW-139 helicopter and a King Air, both of the AFM.

Those taking part included:

Armed Forces of Malta (AFM)

Diamond Aviation

European Pilot Academy

Malta School of Flying and Malta Wings Co. Ltd.

Medavia – Mediterranean Aviation Co. Ltd.

Malta Aviation Museum

Sky People Aviation Training.

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