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AirPower09 air show attracts large number of fans

The Austrian air show ” AirPower09″ was opened on Friday in Zeltweg, Steiermark, central Austria.

The information officer of the Bundeswehr (Austrian Force), Karl Krainer said that the first day of the show attracted over 80, 000 spectators, far more than the spectators in the first day of the “AirPower” in 2005, which attracted 60,000 spectators.

He also expected that the two-day show this year would attracted about 200,000 viewers in total.

According to the organizer’s plan, in addition to a variety of related exhibitions, the pilots from 19 countries drive a variety of aircrafts from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time everyday to show the audience stand-alone, formation and aerobatics skills.

The aircrafts participating in this show are from the old 1908- style wooden plane (imitation) to the advanced supersonic fighters, with a total of 173 planes. Read the full story

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