Premiere at the Aviation Fair


Air forces of foreign countries are not often represented in the Aviation Fair program.


This year, however, visitors to the 32 Aviation Fair, which will take place on the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2024 in Pardubice, can look forward to a very dynamic demonstration of the Slovenian Air Force's Pilatus PC-9 training turboprop.

"Concepts of military pilots training are different from one country to another. Some use modern turboprop machines for training, but in Slovenia, for an example, Swiss-made Pilatus PC-9M is the main type of the air force," says Jan Rudzinskyj from the organizing staff of the Aviatické puti and continues: "Looking at the two-seater Pilatus powered by a powerful turboprop engine, we don't even realize , that it`s already forty years since the maiden flight of the PC-9 prototype.


During the flight demonstration itself, its elegant outline is combined with the dynamics of the display, and it should be mentioned that the Slovenian air force pilot Andrej Fiorelli is perfectly at ease with the aircraft. His flight demonstration is real acrobatics, one we would not even expect from a military training machine. The pilot shows very good maneuverability of the machine and dynamically changes horizontal elements with vertical ones, literally disappearing in sky. It is no wonder that a demonstration of the Slovenian Pilatus rightly won an award at the prestigious RIAT air show in Britain a few years ago. Therefore, we are very pleased with the command of the Slovenian Air Force attitude towards us and we are extremely pleased that it has also included the Aviation Fair in its calendar of flight demonstrations. It will be the Pardubice premiere not only of this flight performance, but also of the Pilatus PC-9 type itself, if I'm not mistaken," adds Jan Rudzinskyj.

Aviation Fair is a traditional all-day program for the whole family. On Saturday and Sunday, a rich ground program is also prepared with a number of Performances and activities for children and adults. The flight program itself will last over five hours.

More information about news from the upcoming program can be obtained at

Press Release Aviaticka Pout

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