AFW 2018 Moments
At the annual European Airshow Council (EAC), which was held with great success for the first time in Athens at the Royal Olympic
Swedish Johan Gustafsson, the Advanced Glider Aerobatics World Champion of 2013, will amaze us for the 4th consecutive year with his magnificent performance,
FAQS AND AIR SHOW TIPS
At viva.gr you can get your tickets and find out about all the different types of tickets.
You can also purchase tickets at the entrance to the event space, on the days of the Air Show, based on availability in the category of ticket you are interested in
Upgrading of tickets can be done at the designated areas during the Air Show, based on availability in the category of ticket you are interested in.
You can come to Air Show in one of 3 ways:
AFW provides FREE parking, inside the airport and RIGHT NEXT TO the spectators’ area. All parking areas are unpaved.
For riders of motorcycles, there is a designated space in the main parking area, with a hard surface. The path from the Parking entrance is unpaved.
For VIP, Seat & Shadow, and Spotters ticket holders, as well as the Press and disabled guests, a separate parking area is provided, through a different entrance of the airport.
We advise you to bring your beach type umbrellas, collapsible chairs, hats, suntan lotion, sunglasses and comfortable trainers/sneakers. Products you will also be able to obtain at the AFW shop, which will be located in the trade fair.
In the event area, you will find fully equipped restaurants with shaded areas, so that you can take a short break, dine, and cool off! In addition, there will be separate points of sale for drinks, water, snacks, and ice cream, to provide you with faster service.
Backpacks, large bags, coolers etc. will be inspected by security personnel.
AFW places the utmost importance on safety issues. We are proud to say that, in during the 6 years of AFW, there have been no accidents. AFW collaborates closely with state and local organizations in order to safeguard the safety of spectators and crews. In designing the Air Show, AFW has faithfully adhered to and implemented its strict regulations, which were drafted in accordance with international standards. During your visit, you will notice uniformed Security staff and, in order for the event to be conducted smoothly and safely, we would request that you follow their instructions.
The movement of AFW visitors is restricted to the areas blocked off with railings and/or nets and/or tape. The Tanagra Air Force Base and HAI S.A. are classified areas, and movement beyond the designated areas is prohibited! Please follow the instructions of the security staff.
At the largest static display exhibition in recent years, you can take a picture of yourself next to the aircraft, with the fighter jet pilots as well as the world-famous aerobatic pilots.
With the permission of the crew, you can also board the aircraft and/or helicopters.
It is forbidden to cross the safety fence, wherever this exists.
The area where the air show aircraft is parked is restricted to the public.
All participants will display on both days. Therefore, Saturday’s air show will differ from Sunday’s only in terms of the order and/or time that the participants will be appearing.
Unfortunately, dogs and other animals are not permitted. This is for safety reasons. The overwhelming majority of aircraft are noisy and very likely to cause any animal discomfort and distress. Another reason is to avoid the possibility of an animal escaping or getting out of control.
You can bring your bicycle but, for safety reasons, bicycles should be left in the motorcycle parking areas, at your own risk.
There are special provisions for disability card holders!
They will enter the event area through the VIP gate, for easier and faster access. Vehicles will be parked in VIP Parking, located just behind the VIP area!
Entry of disabled guests and one escort is free, and we have ensured free access to the VIP area, to provide better service and for guests to enjoy the Air Show in comfort! Other members of disabled guests’ parties will be required to pay the price of the category of the ticket with which they will enter.
Also, we have taken care so that disabled guests are able to move from the VIP area to the static display using the organization’s means.
Upon conclusion of each AFW, we begin working on next year’s AFW! The first thing we do is to send invitations to the crews for next year. As soon as we have formal verification, we announce it.
On the weekend, doors open at 09:00 and close at 20:30.
The airshow begins at 12:00 and ends at 20:00.
In all cases, displaying and scanning your ticket is necessary to for your entrance. At the airport’s gate, you will need to provide your electronic or printed ticket for it to be scanned, so that you can enter the event area.
Once you have bought your ticket from Viva.gr you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In this e-mail, you will find a link which will redirect you to your electronic ticket.
You can either download it and save it on your mobile or print it out.
Make your trip to the Tanagra Air Base easy and cost effective!
Buy your ticket at Viva.gr. Then call Athens Flying Week at 6944500649 to state your time of arrival and departure in order to reserve your seat on the bus.
Specifically, the journeys for Saturday 21 September & Sunday 22 September 2019:
a) from Metro station “Doukissis Plakentias” for AFW to Tanagra Air Base, shuttles depart every hour, from 09:00 to 13:00
b) from Tanagra Air Base to Metro station “Doukissis Plakentias”, shuttles depart every hour, from 15:30 to 20:30