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In 2018 Finnish Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary. During the centennial the aircraft of the service will be performing flying and static displays in numerous public events in Finland and abroad.

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Finnish Air Force Air Show Displays and flypasts in Finland in 2018

27 Apr: National Veterans’ Day, Rovaniemi
• F/A-18 Flypast

8 May: 100th Anniversary of Lappeenranta Airport
• F/A-18 Flypast

15 May: Satakunta Air Command Base Open day at Pirkkala AB
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Demonstration flights by Support Air Operations Squadron transport and liaison aircraft
• Static display including F/A-18, Hawk, liason and transport aircraft and helicopters of the Finnish Army

16 May: Karelia Air Command Base Open Day at Rissala AB
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display

16 May: Karelia Air Command Base Open Day at Rissala AB
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display

17 May: Base Open Day at Utti Jaeger Regiment
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Static display including F/A-18, Hawk, liason and transport aircraft and helicopters of the Finnish Army

18 May: Lapland Air Command Base Open Day at Rovaniemi AB
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Pilatus PC-12NG Demonstration Flight

28 May: 50th Anniversary of Peacekeepers’ Association of Northern Savonia at Rissala Air Base
• F/A-18 Solo Display

2 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Festive Week in Helsinki
• F/A-18 Solo Display (over Kaivopuisto shoreline)
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display (over Kaivopuisto shoreline)

4 June: Finnish Defence Forces’ Flag Day National Parade in Seinäjoki
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Parade flypasts by F/A-18 and Hawk aircraft

4 June: Finnish Defence Forces’ Flag Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in Sankaripuisto, Kuopio
• F/A-18 Flypast

6 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Tampere
• F/A-18 Flypast

6 June: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Concert Tour at Satamatori square, Kuopio
• F/A-18 Solo Display

16 to 17 June: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary Air Show, Tikkakoski (event homepage)
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team display
• Hawk Solo Display
• Vinka Solo Display
• Various other modern and historical Finnish Air Force, Army and Border Guard aircraft and helicopters on flying and static display

16 and 18 July: SuomiAreena Public Debate Forum in Pori
• F/A-18 Solo Display
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team demonstration flight

19 July: Kalevan kisat 2018 – Finnish Championships in Athletics in Jyväskylä
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team demonstration flight during the event opening ceremony

26 and 28 July: Neste Rally Finland 2018 in Jyväskylä
• Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team (Opening Ceremony in Jyväskylä Harbour on 26 July)
• Hawk Flypast (during the 28 June Powerstage event)

2 August: Hamina Tattoo International Military Music Festival
• F/A-18 Flypast

16 August: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Rovaniemi
• F/A-18 Flypast

16 August: Satakunta Air Command’s Military Oath Ceremony in Toijala
• F/A-18 Demonstration flight

17 August: Finnish Defence Forces 100th Anniversary Tour in Oulu
• F/A-18 Flypast

18 August: Karelia Air Command’s Military Oath Ceremony in Kiuruvesi
• F/A-18 Demonstration flight

6 December: Finnish Independence Day National Parade in Mikkeli
• Parade flypast including F/A-18 and Hawk aircraft

6 December: Independence Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kalevankangas Cemetary
• F/A-18 Flypast

6 December: Independence Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Memorial for the Winter and Continuation War in Rovaniemi
• F/A-18 Flypast

Abroad:

June: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford United Kingdom
• Hornet solo performance

August: Radom Air Show, Radom, Poland
• Midnight Hawks

September: NATO Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic
• Hornet solo performance