The first "Open House" in the Royal Danish Air Force was organized in 1959 and since 1961 it has been a recurring event, which has been held at various Airbases all over Denmark. In 2005 the name was changed to "Air Show". This was done to provide a more international image.
The great historical airshow will be held at Karup Air Force base this year, it is the home of several squadrons of the Royal Danish Air Force, including the Helicopter Wing Karup, with three squadrons operating EH101, Super Lynx and AS550
and it also houses the Flying School (Flyveskolen) which flyes with T-17 traininga aircrafts. The base also handles civilan domestic and international flights too, as one part of the base is the Karup International Airport with more than 300000 passengers per year.
The main operator is Danish Air Shuttle with ATR-72 aeroplanes.
The Airshow's this year edition will be one day long, as the latest years. This year the airshow will be on a sunday, the 22th day of June. The weather forecasts are promising. After a rainy airshow in 2012, the present show looks like to going to held in delectable weather conditions.
The show programe will take place from from 9:35 to 16:19pm. The gates will be open at 8:00 in the morning, access will be free to the Danish Air Show and everyone can attend it. The Air Base can be reached by car, motorcycle, moped, bicycle or on foot.
Its sure, that the Royal Danish Air Force, the RAF Red Arrows, the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, the Finnish F-18C Hornet solo display team, the Polish Air Force Team Iskry, and the Swedish Gripen display will be also attending the Aitrshow this year, making it an interesting day already. The Danish Air Force are feverishly preparing to the airshow, with solo displays and air power demonstrations, flypasses, including a 9 ship F-16 pass, an F-16 solo display, or ground attack simulation with Falcons.
The Programe of Danish International Airshow 2014:
|08:00||-||08:00||Gates open at Karup Airbase|
|09:35||-||10:00||5 x T-17 in the area around Karup Air Base|
|10:00||-||10:00||DANISH AIR SHOW 2014 starting|
|10:01||-||10:11||4 historic trainers|
|10:12||-||10:22||9 x Oldies|
|10:29||-||10:36||Piper Cub L4|
|10:48||-||11:00||RDAF AIRPOWER: Fennec, Lynx and EH101|
|11:00||-||11:30||Combidog show at area "Education"|
|11:49||-||11:58||4 x Chipmunk|
|11:59||-||12:11||Baby Blue T-17 display team from the Danish Airforce|
|12:12||-||12:13||RDAF AIRPOWER: C-130J|
|12:14||-||12:22||RDAF AIRPOWER: EH101|
|12:50||-||13:00||RDAF AIRPOWER: C-130J|
|13:01||-||13:16||RVator Formation Team Roskilde RV4/6/8|
|13:17||-||13:19||RED ARROWS landing at Karup|
|13:20||-||13:34||RDAF AIRPOWER: Fennec, Lync og EH101|
|13:35||-||13:45||RDAF AIRPOWER: EH101|
|13:46||-||13:54||RDAF AIRPOWER: F-16 solodisplay|
|14:00||-||14:30||Combidog show at area "Education"|
|14:25||-||14:30||Flyby af NATO E3A AWACS|
|14:31||-||14:50||RED DEVILS from the the Belgian Airforce|
|14:51||-||14:53||RDAF F-16 9-ship formation|
|14:56||-||15:11||TEAM ISKRY from the Polish Airforce|
|15:12||-||15:16||Airfield Attack from nine Danish F-16|
|15:17||-||15:24||JAS 39C Gripen solodisplay|
|15:36||-||15:46||TEAM RAVEN from the UK|
|15:56||-||16:18||RED ARROWS from the RAF|
|16:19||-||16:19||End of Danish Air Show - 5xT-17|
Unfortunately one of the biggest star of the show, the Ukrainian Air Force is cancelled their participation. The air force is planned to send Su-27 solo display to Karup with Il-76 support aircraft, but the situation necessitated, to cancell the displays for this year.
Informations from the offical website: http://danishairshow.dk/