Although other countries in Europe offer a wide range of air displays; here in Malta, despite the limited budget, people still had the chance to enjoy a lot of great aviation scenes in the past 15 years. Whether it's a static or flying display, the end of September event has always been a success.
Some photos from the 1993 & 1997 editions:
Later editions saw the participation of Luftwaffe MIG-29s, Isreali A-4 Skyhawks, French Mirage 2000, Aeronautica Militare F-104 Starfighters, US Navy A-6 Prowler and many others.
The 2005 airshow was one of the best editions as it included the Merlins of Over Malta event. A beautiful sight of a MkVB Spitfire and MkXII Hurricane in the skies over Malta after more than 60 years.
Rockwell B-1b Lancer (USAF)
Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic (German Navy)
Scramble! Get that spit
on the runway! :)
Supermarine Spitfire MkVB
2008 saw a big participation of the Royal Air Force. The basic pilot trainer: the Tucano; the advanced jet trainer: the BAE Hawk; the attack aircraft: the GR7 Harrier; the interceptor: the Typhoon and the acrobatic team: the Red Arrows.
Last year, another good line-up was on display, including the Breitling Jet Team, F-16s, Tornados, Harriers, Alpha Jets and most of all, two F-15C Eagle from RAF Lakenheath (Cambridgeshire, UK). Speaking with one of the pilots, I came to know that both aircraft are Gulf War Mig-Killers.
On 27th Jan 1991, Capt. Benjamin Powell in his F-15C serial no. 84-027 of the 53 TFS/36 TFW, shot down a MiG-23 and a Mirage F-1. The other F-15C scored 2 kills as well, when on 6th February 1991, 1Lt. Robert "Digs" Hehemann shot down two Su-25s.