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300,000 visitors, 5,500 personnel and 240 aircraft: AIRPOWER16 in numbers
The curtain has fallen on AIRPOWER16 – and history was written: around 300,000 visitors were able to see more aircraft than ever at Austria's biggest ever airshow.
- 4,000 soldiers and 1,500 civilians have contributed to the success of AIRPOWER16.
- AIRPOWER16 welcomed around 300,000 visitors on both days.
- Around 240 aircraft from 20 countries took part in the varied Static and Flying Displays – including 53 belonging to the Austrian Armed Forces and 29 belonging to the Flying Bulls.
- Peter Besenyei had to withstand forces of up to 10 g during his aerobatic display.
- Around 350 journalists were on site.
- The wingsuit athletes of the Red Bull Aces Exhibition reached speeds of up to 250 km/h.
- The Flying Bulls spent a total of 2 years restoring the North American T-28B Trojan.
- 756 Armed Forces vehicles, including 26 tanks and armoured vehicles, were on duty at AIRPOWER16.
- 20 catering and 35 beverage stands kept visitors fed and watered on the show ground
- Preparations involved drawing up emergency plans for 20 crisis scenarios
- Visitors were exemplary in complying with all the rules and regulations. During the security checks, only a few umbrellas and pocket knives had to be confiscated.
- ... and the most important figure: the air displays of AIRPOWER16 recorded zero accidents
© Bundesheer Andreas MACHER
ALOUETTE-III SA-316 B © Bundesheer Horst Gorup
Bundesheerübung © Bundesheer Andreas MACHER
CHANCE VOUGHT F4U-4 CORSAIR © Bundesheer Harald Minich
Frecce Tricolori © Bundesheer Katsuhiko TOKUNAGA
Patrouille France © Bundesheer Günter Wilfinger
Rafale © Bundesheer Horst Gorup
Die Red Bull Aces