Bucharest International Air Show 2015 (#BIAS2015)

You know how a good show makes you think about it for days? A great one for week? Well, there are some that make you think about them all year long and leave you longing for the next edition. Bucharest International Air Show (from Romania) is such an amazing show. With international guests and local amazing airplanes, helicopters and pilots, this show is an event I don’t miss.

This year’s edition – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 – #BIAS2015 – was simply wonderful – despite of some rain showers. Yes, it got colder and colder and the showers made it impossible for the Turkish formation to perform in the second part of the day, while the A10s were not able to perform at all (but they were rapidly replaced by some US F16), but it was totally worth it. Oh, yes, at some point my fingers were kind of blue – due to the cold (and the fact that I was in my sandals, not shoes) – but it was a spectacular show.

Romania has some great pilots – with numerous awards at international events and many participations in international shows. Our sky divers are also award winning ones. Romanians brought some pretty spectacular moments at this show: from tactical exercises with an airplane that took hostages and was taken down, passengers rescued (impressive display of forces – both on the ground and in the air) to impressive supersonic airplanes in great evolutions, from The Hawks of Romania to the TNT Brothers’ skydiving team – solo or in formation -, helicopters, tanks, to the impressive White Wings formation, gliders performance accompanied by a live performance of a Romanian group Amadeus.

This BIAS edition benefit from the participation of some important guests as well such as the Turkish Stars, The Baltic Bees, Royal Air Force (UK with a Typhoon), Jurgis Kairys (the unbelievable pilot at 63 years old), Pakistan Air Force – Super Mushshak Performance, Flying Bulls – BELL TAH 1 Cobra solo helicopter performance.

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As I am looking through my photos I realize that: I cannot include them all – all the amazing moments all the amazing moments that caught my attention; photos don’t capture the true or all of the essence of the shows: the performance cannot be truly transmitted through photos: figures, the sound of the engines and so on.

It was a wonderful edition of BIAS – and I cannot wait for the next one. Until then, I have many wonderful memories and some pretty great photos. Click on each for a larger size. Also, keep in mind please that it was a rainy cloudy day – thus the darker background and sky. But, try to scroll until the end to see the impressive final fireworks!

Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015 - detail
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015 – detail
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015 - detail
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015 – detail
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars - Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Turkish Stars – Bucharest International Air Show 2015 #BIAS2015
Hawks of Romania - beautiful split
Hawks of Romania – beautiful split

TNT Brothers – Sky divers demonstration

TNT Brothers – Sky divers demonstration
TNT Brothers – Sky divers demonstration
TNT Brothers – Sky divers demonstration - Romanian flag
TNT Brothers – Sky divers demonstration – Romanian flag

From UK – Royal Air Force – Eurofighter Typhoon Solo Performance

Royal Air Force – Eurofighter Typhoon Solo Performance
Royal Air Force – Eurofighter Typhoon Solo Performance
Royal Air Force – Eurofighter Typhoon Solo Performance
Royal Air Force – Eurofighter Typhoon Solo Performance

Romanian Air Club – ZLIN 726, Zlin 142, Zlin50 Balloons hunting

Romanian Air Club – Balloons hunting
Romanian Air Club – Balloons hunting
Romanian Air Club – Balloon hunted:D
Romanian Air Club – Balloon hunted:D

In the Romanian flag’s colors – a IAR-99 plane.

Another Romanian supersonic plane
IAR 99 Rmanian plane
Another Romanian supersonic plane
Another Romanian supersonic plane

We also had a very interesting tactical exercise – (several along the day actually) – this one displayed APC machine gun fire.

Romanian military tactical demo - APC firing
Romanian military tactical demo – APC firing
Romanian military tactical demo - APC firing
Romanian military tactical demo – APC firing
Romanian tactical exercise - helicopter rescue
Romanian tactical exercise – helicopter rescue

A very versatile plane in the Pakistan Air Force – Super Mushshak Performance.

Pakistan Air Force – Super Mushshak Performance
Pakistan Air Force – Super Mushshak Performance

Baltic Bees – a private jet aerobatic team

Baltic Bees
Baltic Bees
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh - split
Baltic Bees dusk fligh – split
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh
Baltic Bees dusk fligh - heart
Baltic Bees dusk fligh – heart
Baltic Bees dusk flight - crazy bee
Baltic Bees dusk fligh – crazy bee
Baltic Bees dusk fligh - intersection
Baltic Bees dusk fligh – intersection
Baltic Bees dusk fligh - intersection 2
Baltic Bees dusk fligh – intersection 2
Baltic Bees dusk fligh - into the sun
Baltic Bees dusk fligh- into the sun
Baltic Bees dusk flight - final
Baltic Bees dusk flight – final

 

Hawks or Romania

BIAS 2015 - Hawks of Romania, Extra 300 -  sunset flight
BIAS 2015 – Hawks of Romania, Extra 300 – sunset flight
BIAS 2015 - Hawks of Romania, Extra 300
BIAS 2015 – Hawks of Romania, Extra 300 -sunset flight
MiG 21 "Lancer" releasing flares during a roll - BIAS 2015
MiG 21 “Lancer” releasing flares during a roll – BIAS 2015
Mig 21 Lancer (supersonic aircraft) shooting defensive flares - BIAS 2015
Mig 21 Lancer (supersonic aircraft) shooting defensive flares – BIAS 2015
MiG 21 "Lancer" releasing flares during a roll- BIAS 2015
MiG 21 “Lancer” releasing flares during a roll – BIAS 2015
White Wings - sunset (accompanied by a live band on the stage: Amadeus)
White Wings – sunset (accompanied by a live band on the stage: Amadeus)
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – smoke trails after figure
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – smoke trails after figure
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks 2
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation - fireworks 2 smog
Aerobatic Yakkers & Jurgis Kairys – Air Bandits Flight formation – fireworks 2 smog
Bucharest International Air Show 2015 (#BIAS2015) fireworks show
Bucharest International Air Show 2015 (#BIAS2015) fireworks show

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