Luqa 2009Back to Country
Date: 26/27 September 2009
Made by: Scramble, Henry Spiteri
Static/flightlines: 68/8-MO Alpha Jet E ETO 01.008 E155/8-NP Alpha Jet E ETO 02.008 MM81145 AB212AM MIATM MM81164 AB212AM MIATM AS0925 C212-200CC Air Wing AS9211 SA316B Air Wing AS9819 BN-2B Air Wing AS0022 Bulldog T1 Air Wing 43+75 Tornado IDS JBG 31 57+01 Do228-212LM MFG 3 J-015 F-16AM 313sq # J-642 F-16AM 311sq T-235 KDC-10 334sq U-05 Fokker 50 334sq XS739/F Dominie T1 55(R)sq ZG503/79 Harrier GR9 NSW ZG472/62 Harrier GR9A 4sq ZD747/095 Tornado GR4 9sq ZA604/068 Tornado GR4 nm 84-0112 C-21A 76th AS 08-8602/RS C-130J-30 37th AS 63-7979/D KC-135R 351st ARS 84-0019/LN, 84-0027/LN F-15C 493rd FS 900531 C-26D Naples AOD 166322/BR-41 MH-60S HSC-28 I-DPCC/27 CL-415 Sorem 9H-AFJ Lj60 Eurojet Malta Team Breitling, L-39C: ES-YLR/0, ES-YLX/1, ES-YLS/2, ES-TLG/3, ES-YLI/4, ES-YLF/6, ES-YLP/7 # = demo colours Malta International Airshow 2009 took place in the weekend of 26-27 September. The display flying returned to Luqa airfield after a two year absence due to building of new large hangars for Lufthansa Technik Malta adjacent to the Airshow static park. During this two-year absence, the display flying took place north of the island over the sea in St.Paul`s Bay. This year`s star attraction were to be two Libyan Air Force fighter jets, an Su-22 and an Su-24, but they were cancelled a few days before the event to the disappointment of all aviation community. Even the Italians were expected to send two F-16s from Trapani but cancelled their participation. During the seventeenth edition the Military Air Arms of Malta, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States of America were represented. Most of the aircraft taking part were on static display throughout the two day event, except for the beautiful orange coloured F-16 which was spectacular and precise in its flying display and the civilian operated Breitling Jet Team display team with their seven L-39Cs Other flying displays consisted of the locally based Armed Forces of Malta aircraft such as the loaned CASA 212-200CC AS0925 which took part in parachute droppings and Italian Air Force Malta based AB212 helicopters which gave the public how operations are carried out in Search and Rescue emergencies.