Cielo Aperto – Locarno airport 75th Anniversary

This week-end, Locarno airport celebrated its 75th Anniversary with airshow Cielo Aperto.

Opening the show, the Classic Formation ,with a DC-3 and 2 Beech 18s.

WeFly! Team, ultralight display team flown by disabled pilots.

Swift S-1 aerobatic glider

DynAero MCR-01 tow plane

Stemme S-10 motorglider

Swiss Bucker Team, with Bucker Bu-131 Jungmann (inline engines) and Bu-133 Jungmeister (radial engines) biplanes

EC-635 SAR demo

Fast-rope insertion by a Super Puma

Rapid extraction

Yves “JetMan” Rossy

Fliegermuseum Altenrhein’s de Havilland Vampire and Hawker Hunter

PC-6 Turbo Porter taking off to drop skydivers

Breitling Jet Team

Junkers Ju-52

Messerschmitt Bf.108 Taifun

Firefighting demo

F+W C-3605 Schlepp target towing plane. Born as a piston-engined plane, it was re-engined with a turboprop. Due to the higher power-to-weight ratio of turboprops, the nose had to be lenghtened to avoid having the center of gravity too close to the tail, making the plane unstable.

PC-9 target towing demo

Plant transportation demo with a Eliticino Tarmac Ecureuil

Pilatus formation

Super Puma display

World War 2 fighters time!
Morane-Saulnier MS-412

North American P-51 Mustang

Hispano Buchon, Spanish license-built version of the Messerschmitt Bf.109 re-engined with a Rolls-royce Merlin engine

Rare twin-seater Spitfire


Patrouille Suisse

Just one shot from the static display: Grandjean replica

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